Category Archives: Toy Fair

Kenner Fall ’78 Star Wars supplement

Many collectors have seen various vendor catalogs, typically called ‘Toy Fair’ catalogs because they were sent out around Toy Fair to promote the new and existing lines to vendors.  These catalogs contain nice photos of the toys, descriptions, case packing … Continue reading

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1978 POPAI Outstanding Marketing Achievement Silver Award for Star Wars Action Figure Floor Display

The POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising Institute) was established in 1936 and is an international trade association for marketing in retail industry. It serves as the premiere source of education, learning and future-oriented research in retail marketing.  For over 50 … Continue reading

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Gentle Giant Goes JUMBO (again) with Kenner’s Super Powers!

  Update!  Pictures of the pre-production Superman and Wonder Woman from Toy Fair! But wait, there’s more! Gentle Giant isn’t quite finished with their jumbo-sizing yet.  Also announced today Kenner’s Super Powers line is getting some love!  With all the … Continue reading

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Gentle Giant Goes JUMBO With Kenner’s Batman

Update!  Pictures of the pre-production Batman from Toy Fair! Exclusively on Action Figure Insider a nice article on the the new Jumbo Gentle Giant Batman: The Animated Series. This is a nice throw back to the animated series that debuted in 1992. The … Continue reading

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M.A.S.K. Making a Comeback!

 This year marks the 30th anniversary of Kenner’s M.A.S.K. franchise and all signs have been pointing in the direction that we might see a return to Boulder Hill sooner rather than later! Here is a breakdown of what has been … 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’s Knight Rider Knight 2000 Turbo Booster

  This was a toy I had when I was younger that I never realized was made by Kenner! It is a very simple toy that recreated KITTs signature turbo boost that was used in the show Knight Rider.  Just … Continue reading

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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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Super Powers Is Back!

  Calling all Kenner Super Powers fans!  It’s back baby!!   Revealed at Toy Fair 2014 Mattel is bringing back our beloved line.  There is not a lot info about these yet, but we will let you know more as … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Kenner’s Toy Building History in Cincinnati

Cincinnati.com has posted a great slide show reminiscing about Kenner’s toy building history in Cincinnati.  There are some amazing behind the scenes photos of toy production and testing.  Highly recommend checking it out here! Image property of Cincinnati.com.  

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