Grab some popcorn, it’s time for the Kenner Give-a-Show Projector

As a kid in the seventies, I was obsessed with any type of projector toys. Kenner cornered the toy market with their line of GIVE-A-SHOW projectors. Many different versions were released for the over the years for the Kenner Give-a-Show Projector. And many different cartoons earned a spot on the box cover. If it was a cartoon you were a fan of, odds are that you might be able to see them on your Kenner projector.

Kenner Give-a-Show Projector

Recently I found this 1974 version featuring one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons, Valley of the Dinosaurs. This set also contains many other cartoon staples from the seventies including Speed Buggy, Hong Kong Phooey, Fat Albert, Bugs Bunny and more. Pop in some batteries, turn down the lights and start the show by projecting full color slides on a bare wall. Or hang up a white sheet if Mom will allow it. Today’s kids might be bored with something this simple, but it was pretty awesome in 1974.

Every incarnation for the projector was great. If you are familiar with the time a projector is released, you will recognize very quickly the classics on the slides. They look good here and even better when projected four feet high on a wall.

Kenner Give-a-Show Projector Hong Kong Phooey

Kenner Give-a-Show Projector Hong Kong Phooey

Kenner Give-a-Show Projector Speed Buggy

Kenner Give-a-Show Projector Speed Buggy

Watch the Kenner Give-a-Show Projector in action


I love retro toys, television, movies and just about anything from the 70s and 80s.I frequent flea markets, thrift shops, garage sales and auctions hoping to nab my next pop culture trophy.

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