1982 Kenner Toy Fair and Pre-Toy Fair Catalogs: The Empire Strikes Back

Kenner TF 1982

Kenner TF 1982-2

Kenner TF 1982-3

Kenner TF 1982-4

Kenner TF 1982-5

Kenner TF 1982-6

Kenner TF 1982-7

Kenner TF 1982-8

Kenner TF 1982-9

Kenner TF 1982-10

Kenner TF 1982-11

Kenner TF 1982-12

Kenner Pre 1982-1

Kenner Pre 1982-2

Kenner Pre 1982-3

Kenner Pre 1982-4

Kenner Pre 1982-5

Kenner Pre 1982-6

Kenner Pre 1982-7

Kenner Pre 1982-8

Kenner Pre 1982-9

I don’t really need to say anything, do I?

There are some different pages and variations in the pre-toy fair catalog, including a spread of the mail-away Action Figure Display Arena. I didn’t think you’d mind if I posted that too.

I’ll shut up now. Happy Friday.

8 Responses to “1982 Kenner Toy Fair and Pre-Toy Fair Catalogs: <em>The Empire Strikes Back</em>”


  1. 1 Ed March 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    My bedroom was that catalog! I like Kenner they had Star Wars but still took a shot at Mattel with the Fast 111’s cars. I still have a red Fast 111s.

  2. 2 contradextraavenue March 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Same as Ed, at least for the Star Wars stuff. I even have the mail-in display stands, with the nifty changeable cardboard backdrops. And before I got my full-size AT-AT, I had the mock-up cardboard one, which also included the same plastic base as the cardboard sandcrawler, but molded in white instead of tan. This one: http://www.fanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/091.jpg

    • 3 2W2N March 7, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      The cardboard AT-AT is the only one I had. I have a great shot of the box.

      Gotta love the open belly Tauntaun. Such a silly gimmick.

  3. 4 leftylimbo March 7, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Man. I had some Star Wars toys, but not a whole bunch. These spreads actually remind me of my buddy in junior high, who had every single SW toy ever made (at the time). Literally. I thought he’d be an awesome SW playmate with the whole freakin’ universe at our disposal, but he was so extremely careful with the toys (handling them like they were museum pieces) that it wasn’t fun at all. I ran into him in the mid-’90s and asked him if he still had them all, and he said he did, still in pristine condition.

    I used to laugh at those “Mini-Rigs” when they came out with those. I was like, “Hey, those weren’t in the movie!” We made those the first ones to die whenever someone tried to include them in our little scenarios/campaigns. lol

  4. 5 hobgoblin238 March 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Never seen those arena displays before.

  5. 6 christian March 8, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Geekagsm.

  6. 7 Lance Mitaro March 12, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Remember how the Return of the Jedi toys were released before the movie and the included toy brochures gave away the Ewoks spoiler? Yeah, that was a classic.

    Be sure and check this site out for old toy ads: http://192.185.93.157/~wishbook/


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