Guest Announcement: Gord Warren, Production Manager, Irwin Toy/Kenner Canada
Gord Warren was Production Manager for Irwin Toy (Kenner Canada) from 1978 through the end of the Star Wars toy line.
Gord has been a friend of our club for many years. He has some great stories from his time overseeing the production and packaging of Kenner Star Wars toys at 43 Hanna Ave.
In his panel, we’ll explore which Kenner toys were actually molded and made here in Toronto, Canadian packaging variations and how Kenner Canada worked with Kenner USA. Mr. Warren will join us, and the other special guests, for the convention dinner on Friday night.
Jim Swearingen, Kenner Prototype Designer, will also be speaking at MTNBWY. Together, these two Kenner alumni will give attendees an unprecedented view of how their favourite Star Wars toys went from concept to store shelf.
May The North Be With You is a fan-run convention taking place from August 4-6 in Oakville, just outside Toronto. Tickets for MTNBWY are limited to less than 100. This is what makes our convention different from every other con. Plus, this year we’ve added a Star Wars Toy Show on the Sunday (open to public). Please check out our website and FB Page for more info and tickets.