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1986 Kenner Products introduces Real Ghostbusters action figures late in the year.
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1987 Tonka Corporation acquires Kenner Parker Toys Inc. on October 16.
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Tonka Corporation sales exceed $300 million.
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1988 Tonka Corporation establishes four operating divisions:   Kenner Products, Parker Brothers and Tonka Products serving the U.S. and Tonka International.
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Kenner Products introduces Starting Lineup action figures which soon becomes one of the hottest collectibles.
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1989 Sales of Real Ghostbusters toys continue to soar with the release of the second movie.
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1990 Kenner ’s productive ties to the entertainment industry pay off again with the successful introduction of the Batman line of toys.
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Kenner ’s Baby Alive returns to toy shelves with a new generation of young girls eager to embrace her.   Over 9 million Baby Alive dolls have sold since the doll’s original introduction in 1973.
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1991 Play- Doh celebrates its 35th birthday.
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When Tonka Corporation (including Kenner Products and Parker Brothers) is purchased by Hasbro, Inc., Kenner becomes a division of the largest toy company in the world.   Other divisions at Hasbro, Inc. include Milton Bradley, Playskool, and the Hasbro toy division.
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With the Hasbro purchase and resulting restructuring, Play- Doh is shifted to the Playskool Division of the company; Parker Brothers’ Nerf and Tonka’s Cupcake doll lines move to Kenner Products.
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1992 Kenner revitalizes their Batman business with a line of toys coinciding with the summer movie release of “Batman Returns.”
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Kenner moves its headquarters to 615 Elsinore Place, Cincinnati, OH.
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1993 DINOMANIA...As Spielberg’s Jurassic Park became the highest grossing movie of all time, Kenner ’s Jurassic Park line became the talk of the toy industry.
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Little girls across the country fall in love with the Littlest Pet Shop, Kenner ’s new line of miniature pets with magical actions.
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Easy-Bake Oven celebrates its 30th birthday with a publicity gala in conjunction with a food and lifestyle conference at Cincinnati ’s Westin Hotel.
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Kenner ’s very successful Batman line expands with the introduction of toys tied to Fox TV’s “Batman, The Animated Series.”
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The Nerf line explodes with the introduction of a number of new toys including Nerf Arrowstorm, Sharpshooter and the NB-1.
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Philip Steiner, one of Kenner ’s founders, passed away in November at the age of 82.
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1994 Hasbro restructures the corporation into two groups – the Hasbro Toy Group ( Kenner, Tonka and Playskool) and the Hasbro Games Group (Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley), positioning the corporation to enhance responsiveness to consumer demand.
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Starting Lineup conventions draw crowds from across the country.   Starting lineup prototypes were auctioned for charity with the highest bid at $5,000 for a 1989 Nolan Ryan.
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Kenner stuns radio-controlled vehicle category with the introduction of Ricochet...one of the hottest selling R/C vehicles of the year.
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