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The original Star Wars film celebrates its 40th Anniversary!

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Employee Profile: Jim Hook and Yoda The Jedi Master Game

Greetings Gooney Fans! This past month we were fortunate to meet up with a former Project Engineer (1979-1997) Jim Hook. Jim worked on several product lines throughout his career including Star Wars, M.A.S.K., Starting Lineup, Batman, etc. One of the … Continue reading

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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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Super Bowl 50: Pizza, Beer, & TOYS

Ahhh the Super Bowl. Does a greater sports day exist? The championship game, the commercials, the food. Damn, the food. Pizza, beer, wings, nachos – it’s a day where anything goes and is the biggest day of indulgence for Americans. … Continue reading

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Kenner Star Wars designer Jim Swearingen’s display at Cincinnati library

If you are visiting the downtown Cincinnati library’s Just in Time for the Holidays: Kenner Toys exhibit or spending the entire day at the library for the December 12th Kenner Symposium, be sure you check out Jim Swearingen’s vintage Star … Continue reading

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Celebrating Kenner’s Star Wars toys and the company’s strong connection to Cincinnati

Cincinnati.com has posted a great article detailing the iconic history of the Kenner toy company and the many ways the company impacted Cincinnati and the toy industry as a whole.  There are some great photos in the article that even some … Continue reading

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Kenner’s hand crocheted Pigtail Play-Wig

If you thought the Daddy Saddle was as far out there as Kenner dared to venture, think again.  Yes you are looking at a play wig Kenner marketed and sold in 1958.  What little  girl didn’t want to run around … Continue reading

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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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Our little bird is introduced to a galaxy far, far away.

This is an amazing picture showing George Lucas, Gary Kurtz, and Bernard Loomis meeting to discuss the licensing agreement reached between them for rights to produce Star Wars toys, games, and other products.  Bernard Loomis was president of Kenner Products … 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 Plaidstallions.com.  Go … Continue reading

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