Author Archives: Dan Flarida

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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Kenner’s 1965 Toy Lineup Magazine Advertisement

Magazine advertisement for some of the heavy hitters in Kenner’s 1965 product offering.  The ad features the following toy lines: Girder & Panel Bridge & Turnpike Easy-Bake Oven Guns That Shoot Around The Corner Flintstone Building Boulders Sparkle Paints Nursery … Continue reading

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Kenner 1972 Easy-Bake Oven Magazine Advertisement

Kenner advertisement from 1972 featuring the Easy-Bake Oven.  The ad made the assumption that a doll was every little girl’s favorite toy in 1972.  Instead of battling it out for that top spot, the ad encouraged moms to pair the … Continue reading

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Help Us Make Our Kenner Related Links Page Even Better!

We’ve updated our links page!  Thanks to everyone that wrote in letting us know about new websites, or a broken link.  If your favorite Kenner website isn’t listed, please let us know!  We’d love to add it.  

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Kenner Toys in Happy Honda Days Commercials

Honda is featuring some of our favorite Kenner toys in their latest marketing campaign, Happy Honda Days.  The ads are appearing on TV,  radio, print, and social media.  See Honda’s full press release here. The ads feature Stretch Armstrong and … Continue reading

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