Tag Archives: Star Wars

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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A look at the original Kenner Star Wars toy anticipation on this Force Friday

If you have any Star Wars toy collectors on your Facebook feed, then you already know what today is.  It’s Force Friday, the official release day for the new Force Awakens Star Wars toys. ABC News has a look back … Continue reading

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Mark Boudreaux, the toy designer behind every Kenner/Hasbro Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Bloomberg has posted an interview with Mark Boudreaux, the man who has been working on Star Wars toys for over 40 years.  Mark started out creating toys at Kenner in Cincinnati as a student, and now still works for Hasbro. Boudreaux has … 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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2015 Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Recap

Another Star Wars Celebration has come and gone, and we are just now recovering from the four days of complete awesomeness!  We had an amazing time catching up with old friends and enjoyed making many new ones.  Here are a few … Continue reading

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No need to mail away to Kenner for this Boba Fett

“He’s worth a lot to me.” Artist John Tyler Christopher has added this variant of Star Wars comic #4 to his website for preorder.  It follows the theme of his past vintage Kenner Star Wars variant action figure covers. This one brings … Continue reading

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Universe Expanded: Kenner’s 1998 Star Wars Action Figures book on Kickstarter

Philip Reed from battlegrip.com has launched a new Kickstarter project for a 96 page hard cover book focused on Kenner’s 1998 Star Wars Expanded Universe toy line.  This will be the author’s fifth toy related book.  There’s just something cool … Continue reading

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Kenner Star Wars variant comic book covers look so good you want to open them up!

Marvel has brought us back to a time when we wanted to collect every variant cover of our favorite books.  From foil covers to holograms to lenticular images and even polybagged, it feels like the 90’s!  One cover variant in … Continue reading

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General Mills’ Star Wars Micro Collection 4-up Presentation Piece From Kenner

The General Mills History Tumblr site posted an image that Star Wars Micro collectors will find interesting.  This is a presentation piece created by Kenner in 1981 to celebrate the success of the Star Wars toy line.  What’s interesting is … Continue reading

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