Author Archives: Dan Flarida

Littleplasticmen Magazine Issue 2 Is Now Available

The second issue of littleplasticmen magazine is out and you’re really going to want to check it out.  Blake Wright and the team have done it yet again with another fantastic issue.  The magazine features some great industry insider interviews, … Continue reading

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Kenner Care Bears Plastic Shelf Talker Display

This is a shelf talker for the Kenner Care Bears toy line.  The display is die-cut from thin plastic and features colorful printed graphics. In a retail environment, the shelf talker would be attached to a shelf using double-sided adhesive … Continue reading

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Kenner Collector Focus: Interview with Star Wars Collector Steve Denny

This interview with Steve Denny was conducted by Dan Flarida and John Wooten on November 2nd and 17th, 2013.  It’s a long read, so grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy the interview! Dan- First of all, let me … Continue reading

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Kenner Super Powers Green Lantern Engineering Pilot

Here is a neat Super Powers Green Lantern pre-production piece.  I’m not sure of the exact purpose this item served, but engineering pilots such as this help give us a glimpse into Kenner’s complex design process.  An engineering pilot typically … Continue reading

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Gentle Giant 24″ Kenner Alien Jumbo Figure

Gentle Giant has just announced the details of their upcoming 24″ Alien jumbo figure!  This brand new figure is scaled off of the 18″ figure Kenner released in 1979.  That package, instruction sheet, and poster… boom goes my mind! It’s … Continue reading

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Starting Lineup Collector Joe Curcio Talks Collecting With Men’s Health Magazine’s resident Starting Lineup guru Joe Curcio helps bring Kenner Starting Lineup knowledge to the masses in an interview with Men’s Health magazine.  The article takes a look at some of the most collectible toys that non-collectors might be overlooking. … Continue reading

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Kenner The Real Ghostbusters ECTO-1A Box Original Artwork

This is the original artwork for the main box image on Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters ECTO-1A vehicle.  The art is a combination of air brushing, hand brush work, and marker.  The overall dimensions for the piece are 22″ wide x … Continue reading

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Zica’s Kenner Inspired Six Million Dollar Man Figures Final Packaging

Zica’s Kenner inspired Six Million Dollar Man figures we first wrote about here, are getting closer to finding their way home to your collection.  The company posted the above picture of the final product on their Facebook page yesterday, and … Continue reading

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Kenner Indiana Jones Action Figures Quality Control Samples

Here’s a neat pair of Indiana Jones quality control samples.  The action figures are production quality and came directly from an ex-Kenner employee whose husband worked in Kenner’s Quality Department.  There are multiple areas on the bubbles circled by black … Continue reading

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Littleplasticmen Toy Magazine Issue 1 Now Available

There’s a brand new toy magazine on the scene called littleplasticmen, and I really think you are going to like it.  The first issue features a mix of current toy news, behind the scenes toy designer interviews, and what’s hot … Continue reading

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