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Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by three brothers, Albert, Phillip, and Joseph L. Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


Kenner introduced its popular Girder & Panel Building Sets construction toy in 1957, the Give-a-Show projector in 1959, the Easy-Bake Oven in 1963, the Spirograph drawing toy in 1966, and the Starting Lineup sports action figure collectible line in 1988. It was a pioneer in the use of television as a medium for advertising toys across the United States, beginning in 1958. The original Girder and Panel sets were created by the construction of a new office building in Cincinnati, Ohio, the original home of Kenner Toys. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Easy-Bake Oven, currently a product of Hasbro, is a working toy oven that uses an ordinary light bulb as a heat source. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Several Spirograph designs drawn with a Spirograph set. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The company was purchased by General Mills in 1967. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is a Fortune 500 corporation, mainly concerned with food products, which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1970, General Mills merged its Rainbow Crafts division into Kenner Products, bringing Play-Doh into the Kenner product line. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Green Play-Doh with can and accessory toy Play-Doh is a commercial plastic modeling compound similar in texture to bread dough that has been sold as a childrens toy around the world for a half century. ...


The Blythe doll with her changing eye colour was released in 1972 and soon withdrawn from the market. From the late 1990s second-hand Blythes have become a highly expensive collectable and perhaps the most famous doll marketed by Kenner. Blythe ) (pronounced blithe or like the bli sound in blind) is a doll created in 1972 by designer Allison Katzman with the now-defunct American toy company Kenner. ... Look up doll in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Kenner Products obtained the rights to produce action figures and playsets for the Star Wars trilogy from 1977-1984. After Kenner acquired the license to produce Star Wars toys when the Mego Corporation rejected it in 1976, Kenner popularized the 3.75 inch action figure that became an industry standard and continues to dominate the action figure toy market. They also produced toys related to the popular 70s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man. In 1981, Kenner belatedly entered the diecast toy car market, with a short-lived range called Fast 111's. Star Wars is an epic space opera saga and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the year. ... The Mego Corporation was a toy company that dominated the action figure toy market during most of the 1970s. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zarbon action figure of from Dragon Ball Z made by Bandai An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, video game, or television program. ... The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a cyborg working for the OSI (which was usually said to refer to the Office of Scientific Intelligence, but sometimes was called the Office of Scientific Investigation). ...


One of Kenner's most highly acclaimed lines was the Super Powers Collection. These action figures were based on the famed superheroes of DC Comics. What made the line so successful was that the characters were modeled almost exactly from the style guide of the company; and also, each character performed some "action." For example, if you squeezed Superman's legs, he would throw a punch. The Super Powers Collection was a line of action figures based on DC Comics superheroes and supervillains that was created by Kenner Toys in the 1980s. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


This set was produced from 1984 to 1986. In 1990, the company unleashed the Dark Knight Collection which was the first of their many lines based on the Batman character. This initial set was created to capitalize on the phenomenal success of the cinematic version of the character. This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


In 1985, General Mills spun off its Kenner and Parker toy divisions to form Kenner Parker Toys, Inc. Kenner Parker was acquired by Tonka in 1987. Under Tonka management, Kenner Products was reconstituted as a division. Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... The Parker Brothers logo. ... For the rocket fuel, see Tonka (fuel). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


Tonka (including Kenner) was purchased by the toy company Hasbro in mid-1991. Hasbro closed the Cincinnati offices of Kenner in 2000, and Kenner's product lines were merged into Hasbro's. Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


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Cousins Max and Berkeley Jammett and his mother Trixie Capitol Critters is an animated television series about the lives of mice, rats, and roaches who reside in the basement and walls of the White House in Washington, D.C.. The series was produced by Steven Bochco and Hanna-Barbera Productions... The ten original Care Bears in the logo for the 1980s franchise, with Tenderheart Bear at top. ... Centurions: Power Xtreme (1985-1987) was syndicated 30 minute science-fiction cartoon produced by Ruby Spears. ... Karate Kommandos is an American animated television series from the 80s. ... Congo is a 1995 movie, based on Michael Crichtons 1980 novel Congo. ... The Easy-Bake Oven, a product of Hasbro, is a working toy oven that uses an ordinary light bulb as a heat source. ... The Fluppy Dogs Disneys Fluppy Dogs was a one-hour animated television special which aired in November 27, 1986, and was intended to be a pilot for the third Walt Disney Television animated series. ... 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[1] The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Streethawk was a short lived American television series about the adventures of a police officer who, while officially taken off of street duty, fights crime secretly as the test pilot of an experimental motorcycle. ... The Super Powers Collection was a line of action figures based on DC Comics superheroes and supervillains that was created by Kenner Toys in the 1980s. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... The Swamp Thing is a fictional character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for DC Comics, and featured in a long-running horror-fantasy comic book series of the same name. ... 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  • History of Kenner Products
  • History of the girder and panel set

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Welcome to Kenner (188 words)
An early morning sweep of a problem neighborhood in north Kenner Wednesday morning resulted in 127 citations being written by city code enforcement and Jefferson Parish Health Unit investigators in the heavily populated 3500 and 3600 blocks of Martinique Avenue.
The City of Kenner unveiled a new brand - a stylized "K" that can be used in logos for the city and city departments and as a recognition point to identify the city at any time.
The new K is in the city's colors of green and gold and features a gold fleur de lis, symbol of French royalty and the Louisiana Territory that President Thomas Jefferson Purchased from France, doubling the size of the United States in1803.
Kenner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (253 words)
Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by Albert, Phillip, and Joseph Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located.
Kenner introduced the Give-a-Show projector in 1959, the Easy-Bake Oven in 1963, and the Spirograph drawing toy in 1966.
After Kenner acquired the license to produce Star Wars toys when the Mego Corporation rejected it in 1976, Kenner created the industry standard 3.75 inch action figure that continues to dominate the action figure toy market.
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