Kenner Change-A-Channel TV Set

As a kid I was always fascinated by toys that let you view pictures or movies. Toys like the Fisher Price movie viewer, Kenner’s Give A Show projector and
Viewmaster reels. I found this awesome toy recently in a dusty corner of a Flea market. It is the Kenner Change-A-Channel TV Set from 1966. It is basically a film projector inside a plastic TV set.


It requires 5 D cell batteries to light the bulb and run the motor. The film is black and white with no sound. The set includes 3 different reels seen In this photo. Each reel contains 4 different cartoon or TV show clips.


I cleaned the toy up, put in some batteries and turned it on. I could see the dark, grainy image of Fred Flintstone but sadly the motor would not work to
pull the film through. I would have loved this as a kid. Heck, I love it now and am debating whether to crack open the case and repair or replace the little motor inside. Then I can kick back and enjoy classic cartoons on my very own TV in my room!



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.