Category Archives: Interview

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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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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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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Starting Lineup Article in Beckett Sports Card Monthly

Whether you are a seasoned Starting Lineup collector, or a brand new collector looking to get into the hobby, you’ll want to check out Will Levith’s article titled Fantastic Plastic in the September issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.  The … Continue reading

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Interview with Super7’s Brian Flynn at CRAVE ONLINE

If you are a fan of the exciting things Super7 has been doing for Kenner fans, check out the interview with Super7’s main man Brian Flynn over on CRAVE ONLINE.  Some good insight into how the company got started in … Continue reading

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Kenner Collector Focus: Interview with Star Wars Collector Steve Denny

This interview with Steve Denny was conducted by Dan Flarida and John Wooten on November 2nd and 17th, 2013.  It’s a long read, so grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy the interview! Dan- First of all, let me … Continue reading

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Starting Lineup Collector Joe Curcio Talks Collecting With Men’s Health Magazine’s resident Starting Lineup guru Joe Curcio helps bring Kenner Starting Lineup knowledge to the masses in an interview with Men’s Health magazine.  The article takes a look at some of the most collectible toys that non-collectors might be overlooking. … Continue reading

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Collector Focus: Wonder World Collector Joseph Chiera

We love hearing from fellow Kenner collectors who are passionate about the toys they collect.  Joseph Chiera is one of those collectors!  Joseph noticed that the site was lacking in our Wonder World coverage, so he fixed that by sending … Continue reading

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