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Did Kenner Drop the Ball in 1977? – Star Wars Collectors Archive Blog

Ron Salvatore has a great blog post up over at the Star Wars Collectors Archive about Kenner’s early days with the Star Wars toy license.  He takes a fascinating look at the tight deadline Kenner was working under once the … Continue reading

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Littleplasticmen Magazine Issue 3 Now Available

If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, the littleplasticmen toy magazine is knocking it out of the park!  They’re back with issue #3 and it just keeps on getting better and better.  The magazine is a … Continue reading

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Kenner Collector Focus: Interview with Star Wars Collector Steve Denny

This interview with Steve Denny was conducted by Dan Flarida and John Wooten on November 2nd and 17th, 2013.  It’s a long read, so grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy the interview! Dan- First of all, let me … Continue reading

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Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys Released Today (1/14/2014)

On January 14, Director Brian Stillman has released his long-awaited documentary, Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys.  I had the pleasure of participating in this undertaking and, if I made the final cut, I make a brief appearance … Continue reading

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Vintage Star Wars Toy Store Photos From 1979-1983

Star Wars collector Ron Salvatore has posted some amazing vintage toy store photos over on the Rebelscum.com forums.  He received the photos along with permission to share them from an anonymous friend.  Even if you aren’t a Star Wars collector, … Continue reading

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Offscreen, but Not Forgotten: Mini-Rigs, Body-Rigs, and Other Kenner Vehicles

The official Star Wars Blog has a post up about the Kenner toys that were developed based on the idea that vehicles could have been a part of the Star Wars universe, but maybe operating just offscreen.   These vehicles … Continue reading

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io9′s List of the 14 Greatest Action Figure Playsets of All Time

  i09 has posted a list of their top 14 action figure playsets of all time.  Kenner makes a strong showing with three spots on their list.  The Star Wars Death Star Space Station, Star Wars Ewok Village, and the MASK … Continue reading

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This Day in Kenner History…

From the Star Wars Facebook page.

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Like Walking Out Of A Time Machine And Into A Vintage Toy Aisle

It’s no secret that we like our vintage toy store photos around these parts.  We’ve been known to drop examples like this and this on you without a moments notice!  These pictures from fellow collector Spencer Smith, are what  I … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Kenner’s Toy Building History in Cincinnati

Cincinnati.com has posted a great slide show reminiscing about Kenner’s toy building history in Cincinnati.  There are some amazing behind the scenes photos of toy production and testing.  Highly recommend checking it out here! Image property of Cincinnati.com.  

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