The eye behind the lens, Kim D. M. Simmons captured the magic of playtime during his nearly two-decade career as Kenner/Hasbro's go-to photographer. From 1981 to 2000, Simmons had a front-row seat to toy history, photographing countless prototypes and never-before-seen creations that never quite made it into the hands of eager children. Though many of his photographic subjects remained locked away in the toy vault, Simmons' keen eye and knack for composition brought these unproduced playthings to life in a way that continues to fascinate toy collectors and photographers alike. His photography provides a rare glimpse into the imagination and innovation behind some of the most beloved toys and characters of all time.
Many of these amazing prints can be found on Simmons' website. Whether you are looking for your favorite toy or some rarely seen prototypes, these high quality prints can be ordered in a variety of sizes and each piece is hand numbered and autographed.
Additionally, Kenner Star Wars Photography Vol. 4 book is packed with same amazing photos! It is defininitly worth picking up, if you can find it.