Kenner The Car Game

Kenner The Car Game

Kenner the Car game
Kenner The Car Game
The folks at Kenner¬†did some¬†incredibly smart moves like the Six Million Dollar Man and Star Wars, we can’t forget they also thought up things Milky the Milking Cow and actually tried to market a game based on the 1977 Horror film “The Car“.
For those not in the know, this was a movie about a possessed car that runs people over, it starred James Brolin and it’s the kind of cheese you expect it to be. It’s basically “Jaws” but with a demonic car that can teleport around and kill people.
The Success of Ideal’s Jaws game probably had a lot to do with the inspiration to spin-off merchandise from this movie, but it’s a little dark for kids. The Car opened to poor reviews (although it’s found a cult following and earned a sequel in 2019) but to my knowledge, the Kenner The Car game never hit store shelves, which I am kind of bummed about, I would love to play this!

Toy-Ventures Magazine is our newest creation, an old-school print magazine about vintage toys! Professionally laid out and written, each issue is brimming with obscure and rare toys from companies such as Mego, Kenner, Remco, AHI, and much more. Monsters, Superheroes, Adventurers, Knock Offs, Apes, and so much more, it’s in Toy-Ventures.

Toy-Ventures Issue 4 is available now:
Ebay: https://ebay.us/XSS1X7
MM Store: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/
Amazon:https://amzn.to/3d9Q0AS

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS


Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs and remember, you keep the glass!


Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs of Mego action figures, we talk vintage toys, not others. It’s a fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Tomland and all those companies that never thought to put their name on things.

About The Author

Mantooth
AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.

10 Comments

  • jill hamilton on January 3, 2011

    i am a wee bit disturbed by how pleased this brother-sister killing team is over their car's deadly rampage.

    jill
    http://inbedwithmarriedwomen.blogspot.com

  • plasticfetish on January 3, 2011

    The Car sounds like a great game. Car crashes, car kills… game over. Everyone's a winner!

    My sister had Milky The Cow when we were kids BTW, and I can confirm that it was actually sort of fun for about ten minutes.

  • Wings on January 3, 2011

    My brother and I did this with all our cars & trucks anyway, so this would have just been even better.

  • Wings on January 3, 2011

    My word verification was SYCAR.

    Hmm…

  • John III on January 3, 2011

    That looks like about 3 minutes of fun.

  • Ultra Fem on January 3, 2011

    OH MY GOD!!!! This is SO AWESOME!!! That was the awesomest of bad movies!!! But that car was THE BEST!!! I have to know: did this toy make that evil long honk?? GOD, I would love to have one of these!!!

    (I had Milky, too.)

  • twilitezoner on January 6, 2011

    That's too funny. Between this and their Alien toy, WTF were they thinking at Kenner.

    Very cool though.

  • VivaFSU on January 7, 2011

    Here's proof that drug testing prior to employment simply wasn't done in the 70s–even if it never was released.

  • Unknown on June 7, 2012

    I so would have gotten this (or asked Santa for it). I mean they had games like Earthquake Tower and the sinking Titanic so …why not.

    They put a collectible 1/18 scale Car out a few years ago and they sold old so the kids who would have gotten this game as a kid are grown up and shelling out bucks for collectibles on the film now.

  • DBenson on July 15, 2021

    Do you suppose there was ever a prototype with little pedestrians? The signs and stuff feel like a half-hearted compromise.

Leave a Reply