Category Archives: Prototypes

Li’L Loggers: Rugged Lumberjacks & Their Pet Pals!

Greetings Gooney fans! One of the beloved, yet nearly forgotten lines Kenner released in the early 80’s was a bathtub toy-line companion to the popular Sea Wees line known as Li’l Loggers. Each action figure was packaged with a companion … Continue reading

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Conan O’Brien and the 35th Anniversary of G.I. JOE

Greetings Gooney Fans! Last week the nation celebrated Veterans Day and recognized those who served in the Armed Forces. To commemorate this occasion, we uncovered some interesting information relating to a national contest Kenner/Hasbro held to celebrate the 35th anniversary … Continue reading

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Ira Gobler and the Star Wars Toys That Never Were

Greetings Gooney Fans! Have you ever heard the story of Ira Gobler and Gobler Toys? Imagine for a moment that there is a prequel to the story we already know of Kenner securing the rights to the franchise just one … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Toy Show and Kenner Mural Review

Greetings Gooney Fans! Grab your Bubbl-Matic and hop on the Daddy Saddle, because we are traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio – home of Kenner Toys! Last weekend collectors traveled far and wide to experience one of the hobby’s finest toy shows. … 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 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 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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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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Kenner’s Unproduced Star Wars Millennium Falcon Mini-Rig

I never get tired of browsing The Star Wars Collector’s Archive!  Check out this unproduced concept vehicle for a Millennium Falcon Mini-Rig.  The Mini-Rigs were small scale Star Wars vehicles Kenner developed in order to offer a low cost alternative to the larger, … Continue reading

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Kenner Unproduced Video Game Console Original Art

Here is the original concept art for an unproduced Kenner video game console.  The art is a mixture of pen and marker on white paper, and is mounted to a presentation board.  It measures 24″ wide x 19″ high. The art … Continue reading

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