1978 Kenner SSP/ Smash Up Derby Catalog

1978 Kenner SSP/ Smash Up Derby Catalog

SSP stood for “Super Sonic Power” and it was one of Kenner’s flagship brands in the 1970s, mostly because of the popularity of “Smash Up Derby” a toy that combined boys love of cars with their desire to wreck stuff (Genius).

1978 saw a lot of goodness with the introduction of Monsters, Vans and Star Wars to the line, such a cool brew of fun.

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  • Retro Hound on February 25, 2011

    I LOVED SST stuff! Never had much of it, but always wanted every one of them.

  • Tex on February 26, 2011

    I still have my Darth Vader van (amazingly, it survived Katrina.) Let me know if you need pics.

    (who misses his other SST rides)

  • Grech on March 1, 2011

    I had the Smash-Up Derby and it was probably the coolest toy I ever owned, even though I might have been a year or two too young to appreciate the sheer awesomeness of such a thing. I remember gazing at the box for hours too, looking at the other shiny SST cars, wishing they were all mine.

  • Anonymous on November 20, 2011

    Have a Sealed in box 1981 Kenner T-zzzers Hot Rod Smash Up Derby set 9.5 out of 10 for box condition.

    I assume its all there have never looked as its still factory sealed.

    Will sell for the right price
    The right price is $350.00 + Postage.


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