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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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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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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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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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Kenner Farewell Party Invitation

In 2000, Kenner’s Cincinnati office was set to close and for all intents and purposes, the Kenner we all knew for decades was disappearing into Hasbro, Inc.  Some employees were set to retire, some were to go to Rhode Island … Continue reading

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Kenner Employee Softball Jacket

This is a Kenner employee softball jacket.  The athletic style jacket is a teal colored satin with black and white stripes around the neck, wrists, and bottom of the jacket.  The back features a large black Kenner logo outlined in … Continue reading

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Kenner Employee Toy Store Receipt From 1995

Kenner employees were able to buy currently produced toys at a discount from a company ran store.  Here is an employee’s receipt from 1995.  This receipt is quite a bit more involved than the ones issued in 1983.  Maybe Kenner was just … Continue reading

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Kenner 18″ Alien Toy Factory Photo From Cincinnati Magazine

Here’s a fun behind the scenes photo from the December 1979 issue of Cincinnati Magazine.  This shot of multiple Alien 18″ figures being packaged at Kenner is from an article about different consumer items being made in the Cincinnati area. … Continue reading

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