View Full Version : When did Hasbor take over Kenner?

Sidiously Darth
02-10-2002, 05:11 PM
Not knowing which toy forum to drop this in, I decided to go with this one.

I received a Vader Gunner's Station the other day through an auction I won. I noticed the card said Kenner in the upper corner. Then I tried to remember when Hasbor officially took control of Kenner. I came up cold. Any help?:confused:

Lord Malakite
02-10-2002, 06:44 PM
Kenner actually was a division of Hasbro, not a different company. Hasbro got rid of Kenner and some of their other divisions and decided to put them all under just the name Hasbro around the time of the Comm-Tech figures.

Sidiously Darth
02-11-2002, 12:41 AM
Ah Yes, that makes more sense. Thanks for the help L-M!

02-12-2002, 10:23 AM
Tonka bought Kenner in the '80s and then Hasbro bought Tonka in '93. Hasbro phased out the "Kenner" name in '98 and shut down Kenner's Cincinatti offices 2 years later.

02-13-2002, 12:31 AM
That makes perfect sense cause when comtech started coming out thats when the distribution got all screwed up

Jek Porky 2002
02-21-2002, 06:14 PM
The very first figures to be labeled as Hasbro were the Flash back series.

02-22-2002, 01:40 AM
There was nothing pretty about the distribution on the flashback series either. ;)

02-22-2002, 02:39 AM
I wonder if Hasbro started giving Kenner communication disruption before... err. :D