Author Archives: Dan Flarida

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

Kenner Collector is proud to present a new exhibit called Just in Time for the Holidays: Kenner Toys, located on display at the main downtown branch of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  The exhibit features Kenner toys and historical items … 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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Kenner Fast 111’s double-sided metal store display

Kenner store displays, or POP (Point of Purchase) displays as they are sometimes called,  are a really fun segment of toy collecting.  Kenner produced many different types of store displays over the years to help sell their product lines.  Some … Continue reading

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Kenner’s hand crocheted Pigtail Play-Wig

If you thought the Daddy Saddle was as far out there as Kenner dared to venture, think again.  Yes you are looking at a play wig Kenner marketed and sold in 1958.  What little  girl didn’t want to run around … Continue reading

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Kenner Model Shop dated hard copy Batman sample

This is a bagged Batman hard copy dated 3/15/00.  A hard copy is one of the earliest stages of a figure’s creation, and this particular hard copy is a dark blue resin material.  What’s interesting about this piece, is that … Continue reading

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Kenner Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears Friend Bear at Cincinnati Zoo

This image was scanned from a slide that was found with a large group of Kenner internal slides.  The image shows Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears Friend Bear posing with kids at the Cincinnati Zoo, probably around the mid 1980’s. My … Continue reading

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Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters and Rat Fink mashup sculpture

How cool is this?  If you’re a fan of Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters toy line from the 1980’s and the Rat Fink toy line from 1990, here is a mashup that will leave you begging for more.  Artist Paul E. … Continue reading

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