Tag Archives: Cincinnati

Kenner Internal Video: Sentimental Journey

When Kenner closed their doors in Cincinnati in 2000, it was an end of an era.  Hasbro had obtained Kenner in 1991 and after 9 years, the time to close the Cincinnati office had come.  Many employees would move on … 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 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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KennerCollector.com Fun Map pays tribute to Cincinnati’s Kenner legacy

KennerCollector.com is excited to announce our exclusive Kenner Fun Map, a poster showcasing the company’s many historic Cincinnati locations and toy lines.  The poster measures 18″ wide x 24″ tall, and will be limited to only 350 pieces.  The Fun … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Character Map Featuring Kenner’s Kroger Building Headquarters

This is a Cincinnati character map from 1982 showcasing various businesses and attractions from around the city.  These for profit character maps, also called fun maps, were popular in the 80’s as a way for local businesses to advertise. This … Continue reading

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Kenner Christmas Dinner Dance 1988 Invitation and 1986 Confirmation Cards

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Kenner collectors!!  Your invitation to the annual Kenner Christmas party has just arrived!  Grab a drink and let the office shenanigans commence!  Here are a few neat Kenner internal items that will hopefully help you … Continue reading

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Kenner Morgue Inventory List Part 1

When Hasbro closed up it’s Cincinnati offices in 2000, it closed the door on over 50 years of Kenner’s long, fabled history of toy making.  For many local residents, this was a time filled with mixed emotions of solemn remembrance … Continue reading

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Kenner Museum Inventory List Part 1

Kenner’s Morgue wasn’t the only thing still located at 2950 Robertson Ave. in Cincinnati, Ohio during the final days of Kenner.  In the same warehouse that stored all of the pre-production material I wrote about earlier, was a section that … Continue reading

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1997 Kenner Starting Lineup Pat McInally Convention Figure

There was a time when Kenner’s Starting Lineup figures were the hottest sports collectibles on the planet.  The figures were flying off the shelves as fast as they could be stocked, kids and collectors alike were hunting down their favorite … Continue reading

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Interview with D.S. – Kenner Toys Manufacturing

The following story provides an insider’s view of what it was like to work at Kenner during one of the company’s roughest transitional periods.  The late 80’s and early 90’s saw Kenner change ownership several times.  The employees were working in … Continue reading

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