Author Archives: Dan Flarida

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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A look at the original Kenner Star Wars toy anticipation on this Force Friday

If you have any Star Wars toy collectors on your Facebook feed, then you already know what today is.  It’s Force Friday, the official release day for the new Force Awakens Star Wars toys. ABC News has a look back … Continue reading

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Mark Boudreaux, the toy designer behind every Kenner/Hasbro Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Bloomberg has posted an interview with Mark Boudreaux, the man who has been working on Star Wars toys for over 40 years.  Mark started out creating toys at Kenner in Cincinnati as a student, and now still works for Hasbro. Boudreaux has … Continue reading

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Kenner Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman cosplay

This is quite possibly the greatest cosplay team in the history of ever!  Oh that hair!  Removable skin even??  It’s got it all.  He even nailed the engine block and the classic Kenner pose. Catalog image property of  Go … Continue reading

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Kenner Business Cards

Updated July 26, 2015 with new Dewey Shumate cards, and variation Hasbro card with Tonka truck watermark. Business cards are a great way to see how styles and logos changed over the years at Kenner.  These are just a few of … Continue reading

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Kenner internal department “do it” list

Here’s a fun little list that was found along with a bunch of other internal Kenner paperwork from the early 1990’s.  Like in any office environment, the employees at Kenner enjoyed poking fun at the other departments they worked with.  This page is an … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Kenner Spring 1976 Toy Fair catalog cover. “A bicentennial flag of Play-Doh® Modeling Compound created especially for Kenner Products.”  © GENERAL MILLS FUN GROUP, INC., 1975  

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Kenner Batman Returns Batmissile Batmobile proof sheet

Proof sheet for the Batman Returns Batmissile Batmobile boxed toy.  The sheet measures 28″ wide x 40″ tall, and has the traditional color bars printed along the side.  It is dated 4-3-92.

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Awesome Toy brings the awesome with Stretch Serpent inspired Loch Ness Monster

Go Figure News has a great review up of Awesome Toy’s new Loch Ness Monster vinyl toy.  The soft vinyl toy is inspired by Kenner’s famous Stretch Serpent, and is pretty freaking cool.  It’s a little over 3 inches high and … Continue reading

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