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Ira Gobler and the Star Wars Toys That Never Were

Greetings Gooney Fans! Have you ever heard the story of Ira Gobler and Gobler Toys? Imagine for a moment that there is a prequel to the story we already know of Kenner securing the rights to the franchise just one … Continue reading

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Rebates and Munch Mates: The Kenner-Cheerios Poster Offer – The Star Wars Collectors Archive Blog

Our friend at the Star Wars Collectors Archive, Ron Salvatore, has written another great blog post today.  This installment details the General Mills Fun Group/Kenner/Star Wars connection along with a special shout out to one of our sentimental favorite Kenner concepts, the Munch Mates. … Continue reading

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Kenner Star Wars designer Jim Swearingen’s display at Cincinnati library

If you are visiting the downtown Cincinnati library’s Just in Time for the Holidays: Kenner Toys exhibit or spending the entire day at the library for the December 12th Kenner Symposium, be sure you check out Jim Swearingen’s vintage Star … Continue reading

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Celebrating Kenner’s Star Wars toys and the company’s strong connection to Cincinnati

Cincinnati.com has posted a great article detailing the iconic history of the Kenner toy company and the many ways the company impacted Cincinnati and the toy industry as a whole.  There are some great photos in the article that even some … Continue reading

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Kenner Fall ’78 Star Wars supplement

Many collectors have seen various vendor catalogs, typically called ‘Toy Fair’ catalogs because they were sent out around Toy Fair to promote the new and existing lines to vendors.  These catalogs contain nice photos of the toys, descriptions, case packing … Continue reading

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A look at the original Kenner Star Wars toy anticipation on this Force Friday

If you have any Star Wars toy collectors on your Facebook feed, then you already know what today is.  It’s Force Friday, the official release day for the new Force Awakens Star Wars toys. ABC News has a look back … Continue reading

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Mark Boudreaux, the toy designer behind every Kenner/Hasbro Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Bloomberg has posted an interview with Mark Boudreaux, the man who has been working on Star Wars toys for over 40 years.  Mark started out creating toys at Kenner in Cincinnati as a student, and now still works for Hasbro. Boudreaux has … Continue reading

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1978 POPAI Outstanding Marketing Achievement Silver Award for Star Wars Action Figure Floor Display

The POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising Institute) was established in 1936 and is an international trade association for marketing in retail industry. It serves as the premiere source of education, learning and future-oriented research in retail marketing.  For over 50 … Continue reading

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2015 Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Recap

Another Star Wars Celebration has come and gone, and we are just now recovering from the four days of complete awesomeness!  We had an amazing time catching up with old friends and enjoyed making many new ones.  Here are a few … Continue reading

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Kenner’s Star Wars figures used to bring Atari games to life

Dan Polydoris of Chicago Toy Collector has taken some of Kenner’s vintage Star Wars figures and customized them to look like characters from classic Atari 2600 games. As someone who grew up playing these games, seeing the box art brought to … Continue reading

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