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    When did Hasbor take over Kenner?

    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?
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    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.

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    Ah Yes, that makes more sense. Thanks for the help L-M!
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    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.
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    That makes perfect sense cause when comtech started coming out thats when the distribution got all screwed up

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    The very first figures to be labeled as Hasbro were the Flash back series.
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    There was nothing pretty about the distribution on the flashback series either.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    I wonder if Hasbro started giving Kenner communication disruption before... err.
    "Hokey packaging and ancient gimmicks are no match for good detail on your figure, kid."
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