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Kenner Power Movers road crew mail-in set of three hard copy 4ups

Kenner’s Power Movers toy line had a relatively short shelf life as far as toys go, lasting only a couple of years between 1982 and 1983.  The line of trucks and military vehicles were battery operated and claimed to have … Continue reading

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Kenner Model Shop dated hard copy Batman sample

This is a bagged Batman hard copy dated 3/15/00.  A hard copy is one of the earliest stages of a figure’s creation, and this particular hard copy is a dark blue resin material.  What’s interesting about this piece, is that … Continue reading

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Kenner Terminator 2 John Connor prototype hard copy figure and mock-up motorcycle 

Here is a hand painted resin hard copy prototype for the John Connor Terminator 2 action figure, along with a hand painted mock-up motorcycle.  Hard copies were one of the earliest stages in the development of an action figure at … Continue reading

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Intro to the Kenner Collector World of Curch

Hello, my name is Joe Curcio and I am a new contributor to this site.  I am an active collector and seller of vintage toys.  Many of you already know me as “Curch” but for those of you who don’t, … Continue reading

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Kenner The Real Ghostbusters ECTO-1A Box Original Artwork

This is the original artwork for the main box image on Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters ECTO-1A vehicle.  The art is a combination of air brushing, hand brush work, and marker.  The overall dimensions for the piece are 22″ wide x … Continue reading

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Kenner Starting Lineup 1997 Baseball Sample Cards/Proof Cards

Here are a couple of unused sample cards for Kenner’s 1997 Starting Lineup Baseball set.  These cards are also sometimes referred to as proof cards.  Proof cards or sample cards served many different design purposes including things like final approval … 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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Super7store.com Adds Alien Order Page And Ship Date

The excitement keeps building for Super7’s new line of Alien action figures.  The figures are based off of Kenner’s unproduced 3 3/4″ prototypes.  Super7 has updated their site with an order page for the figures, as well as a promise … Continue reading

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Steel Production Molds for Kenner’s Silverhawks Play-Doh Set

Here is a set of three steel production molds used to create the plastic forms/molds for Kenner’s 1986 Silverhawks Play-Doh playset.  The plastic Play-Doh forms are shown along with the matching steel mold that was used to create them.  Each … Continue reading

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Kenner Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Speaker & Tape Prototype

This is a packaging prototype for the 1991 Wyld Stallyns Speaker & Tape toy from the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure toy line.  Engineers at Kenner would create mock-ups of toy packages using whatever spare cardboard they had on hand. … Continue reading

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