Author Archives: Dan Flarida

The MASK ’87 Invitational Flag

This is an invitation for The MASK ’87 Invitational, Kenner’s release party for the 1987 MASK product line.  The party took place at Kenner’s year-round showroom in Manhattan’s Toy District.  MASK stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the toy … Continue reading

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Kenner Collector’s history of Kenner toys exhibit at Cincinnati public library

Edit: Just a reminder that this is the last full weekend to check out the Kenner toy exhibit at the Cincinnati library!  The exhibit will run until January 16th. Kenner Collector is proud to present a new exhibit called Just in … Continue reading

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New toys for Christmas 1976

News story from 1976 showing the hot toys for Christmas.  Fun to see Kenner’s Stretch Armstrong, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Bionic Woman getting some love.

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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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You never forget your first Easy-Bake Oven!

How awesome is this picture?  I’m so jealous of Michele over on The Old Granite Step blog.  Not only does she have wonderful memories of being with her family for Christmas, but she also has this picture of when she received her Easy-Bake Oven … 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 Toy Symposium on December 12th at main branch of the Cincinnati public library

Our Kenner toy exhibit on display at the main branch of the Cincinnati library was just one piece of the Kenner goodness taking place there!  On Saturday, December 12th, the library will be hosting a day-long Kenner Toy Symposium that will run from … Continue reading

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Starting Lineup collector Joe Curcio on NFL Films Presents

I’m excited to share something that fellow Kenner Collector and friend Joe Curcio is involved in.  Back in the spring, NFL Films contacted Joe about his Kenner Starting Lineup football collection, and wanted to meet with him to do an interview.  NFL Films … Continue reading

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Kenner Power Movers road crew mail-in set of three hard copy 4ups

Kenner’s Power Movers toy line had a relatively short shelf life as far as toys go, lasting only a couple of years between 1982 and 1983.  The line of trucks and military vehicles were battery operated and claimed to have … Continue reading

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Kenner Strawberry Shortcake Strawberryland Miniatures Special Offer Set

This Strawberry Shortcake Strawberryland Miniatures set is a great example of the Special Offer toys Kenner released in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  The Special Offer items were a way for Kenner to provide department stores with exclusive/added value … Continue reading

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