Author Archives: Dan Flarida Fun Map pays tribute to Cincinnati’s Kenner legacy is excited to announce our exclusive Kenner Fun Map, a poster showcasing the company’s many historic Cincinnati locations and toy lines.  The poster measures 18″ wide x 24″ tall, and will be limited to only 350 pieces.  The Fun … Continue reading

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Kenner Terminator 2 John Connor prototype hard copy figure and mock-up motorcycle 

Here is a hand painted resin hard copy prototype for the John Connor Terminator 2 action figure, along with a hand painted mock-up motorcycle.  Hard copies were one of the earliest stages in the development of an action figure at … Continue reading

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Universe Expanded: Kenner’s 1998 Star Wars Action Figures book on Kickstarter

Philip Reed from has launched a new Kickstarter project for a 96 page hard cover book focused on Kenner’s 1998 Star Wars Expanded Universe toy line.  This will be the author’s fifth toy related book.  There’s just something cool … Continue reading

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Kenner Starting Lineup 1996 MLB Cooperstown Collection sample card/proof card

Here is a nice unused sample card for Kenner’s 1996 Starting Lineup Cooperstown Collection Baseball set.  These kinds of unused cards are also sometimes referred to as proof cards.  Proof cards or sample cards served many different design purposes including … Continue reading

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Kenner’s Gooney Bird now available in new Kennerflex foam!

I’ve been known to play favorites when it comes to certain items in my collection, but if I had to play the “what would you grab if your house was on fire” game, this would be the thing I grabbed … Continue reading

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Kenner’s Capt. Space Bub-L-Rocket Bubble Blowing Toy

Here is Kenner’s Capt. Space Bub-L-Rocket bubble blowing toy.  Kenner got it’s start in the toy making business with bubble themed products, and the Bub-L-Rocket was one of their earliest successes.  The first Bub-L-Rocket came boxed, and included liquid bubble … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Character Map Featuring Kenner’s Kroger Building Headquarters

This is a Cincinnati character map from 1982 showcasing various businesses and attractions from around the city.  These for profit character maps, also called fun maps, were popular in the 80’s as a way for local businesses to advertise. This … Continue reading

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Kenner’s Whiz Fizz Soda Fountain From 1968 Toy Fair Catalog

Kenner’s Whiz Fizz Soda Fountain page from the 1968 Kenner Toy Fair catalog. That retail counter display.  Yes.  Please.  If anyone has a new in box Whiz Fizz, or the counter display.  Please let me know!

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Kenner Super Powers Brainiac Action Figure Costume

Here is a fun image that was found with a group of Kenner internal slides from Toy Fair.  It is a Brainiac costume that resembles the action figure from the Super Powers toy line.  Using costumes at Toy Fair to interact … Continue reading

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General Mills’ Star Wars Micro Collection 4-up Presentation Piece From Kenner

The General Mills History Tumblr site posted an image that Star Wars Micro collectors will find interesting.  This is a presentation piece created by Kenner in 1981 to celebrate the success of the Star Wars toy line.  What’s interesting is … Continue reading

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