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. It produced multiple toy lines of the Jurassic Park movies.
Ownership & ProductionEdit
In 1970, General Mills merged its Rainbow Crafts division into Kenner Products, bringing Play-Doh into the Kenner product line.
Kenner Products obtained the rights to produce Star Wars action figures and playsets for the Star Wars trilogy from 1977 through 1985. 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 that continues to dominate the action figure toy market.
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.
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.
Jurassic Park toy linesEdit
Kenner produced multiple toylines for the Jurassic Park and The Lost World movies.
The Lost World: Jurassic ParkEdit
- The Lost World Series 1
- The Lost World Series 2
- The Lost World: Jungle Camp Figure Maker
- Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect
Notable Kenner Product LinesEdit
- Batman & Robin
- Batman Forever
- Batman Returns
- Batman: The Animated Series
- Batman Total Justice
- Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures
- The Bionic Woman
- Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
- Care Bears
- Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos
- Easy Bake Oven
- Jurassic Park
- Knight Rider
- Littlest Pet Shop
- Mega Force
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Real Ghostbusters
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- Robocop: The Animated Series
- Run Joe Run
- The Shadow
- The Six Million Dollar Man
- Star Wars
- Stretch Armstrong
- Superman: The Animated Series
- Swamp Thing