VintageKenner NBA Starting Lineup  Action Figures Guide

It was in 1988 that Kenner released their first NBA Starting Lineup figures. Unlike the figures that you can buy today these figures only had a very crude likeness of the stars they were supposed to be of, but at the time they were all that was available, and they filled a gap in the market.

It was in 1988 that Kenner released their first NBA Starting Lineup figures. Unlike the figures that you can buy today these figures only had a very crude likeness of the stars they were supposed to be of, but at the time they were all that was available, and they filled a gap in the market.

The figures were 4-inches in height and were articulated at the neck, shoulders and waist with a base that resembled a basketball court. These figures also came with a trading card of the player. 

The NBA Starting Lineup figures quickly became a huge success. Originally the figures were targeted at the mass market and were sold purely through the large retail stores such as Toys R Us but Kenner soon came to realize that they were actually selling more to hobby dealers. 

What Are the Rarest NBA Kenner Starting Lineup Figures?

According to the 2007 Online Tuff Stuff SPORTS FIGURES PRICE GUIDE these were the rarest and highest valued figures at the time.

Please not that the Starting Lineup action figure prices are highly volatile so are like to differ from this considerably, however it still acts as a good guide to which were the more valuable and harder to find figures.

Please also bear in mind that these prices are based on MIB figures. For a more up to date price listing check out: KennerStartingLineup

1988

Karl Malone . . . . . . . . . . 1,000.00

John Stockton . . . . . . . . . . 650.00

Mark Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . 400.00+

Reggie Miller . . . . . . . . . . . 350.00+

Thurl Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . 325.00+

in 1998 Kenner, then Hasbro, lost the license to produce NBA figures to Mattel Inc.

Prices for the NBA Starting Lineup figures can vary from a few $s for unboxed standard figures to $100s for some of the rarer or more popular figures, generally from the earlier series of figures.

Generally if the figure is sealed in its original packaging it will be worth a lot more than the loose figure, in fact loose Starting Lineup figures generally only go for a few $$s.

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1988 COMPLETE SET (85)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Michael Adams

Mark Aguirre

Danny Ainge

Thurl Bailey

Charles Barkley

Walter Berry

Larry Bird 

Rolando Blackman

Michael Cage

Joe Barry Carroll

Tom Chambers

Maurice Cheeks

Michael Cooper

Terry Cummings

Adrian Dantley

Brad Daugherty

Johnny Dawkins

Clyde Drexler

Mark Eaton

Dale Ellis

Alex English

Patrick Ewing

Eric Floyd

Winston Garland

Armon Gilliam

Mike Gminski 

David Greenwood

Ron Harper

Rod Higgins

Dennis Hopson

Jeff Hornacek

Mark Jackson

Dennis Johnson

Magic Johnson

Steve Johnson

Vinnie Johnson

Michael Jordan

Bernard King

Bill Laimbeer

Lafayette Lever

Jeff Malone

Karl Malone

Moses Malone

Danny Manning

Rodney McCary

Xavier McDaniel

Kevin McHale

Derrick McKey

Reggie Miller

Sidney Moncrief

Chris Mullin

Hakeem Olajuwon

Robert Parish

John Paxson

Sam Perkins

Chuck Person

Scottie Pippen

Terry Porter

Paul Pressey

Mark Price

Doc Rivers

Alvin Roberston

Cliff Robinson

Ralph Sampson

Danny Schayes

Jack Sikma

Kenny Smith

Steve Stipanovich

John Stockton

Isiah Thomas

Lasalle Thompson

Otis Thrope

Wayman Tisdale

Kiki Vandeweghe

Spud Webb

Dominque Wilkins

Gerald Wilkins

Buck Williams

John Williams

Reggie Williams

Kevin Willis

1989 Basketball


1989 COMPLETE SET (5)

Rex Champman (FP) 

Dell Curry (FP) 

Ron Harper

Larry Nance (FP) 

Kelly Tripucka (FP) 

  

1990 COMPLETE SET (17)

Charles Barkley

Larry Bird 

Tom Chambers 

Clyde Drexler 

Joe Dumars (FP) 

Patrick Ewing 

Magic Johnson 

Michael Jordan 

Karl Malone 

Chris Mullin 

David Robinson (FP) 

Byron Scott 

John Stockton 

Isiah Thomas 

Spud Webb 

Dominique Wilkins 

James Worthy 


1991  COMPLETE SET (16)

Charles Barkley

Larry Bird

Derrick Coleman (FP) 

Clyde Drexler

Joe Dumars

Patrick Ewing

Kevin Johnson (FP)

Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan: 

i) Jumping 

ii) Shooting 

Reggie Lewis (FP) 

David Robinson

Dennis Rodman (FP)

Isiah Thomas

Spud Webb

Dominque Wilkins


1992  COMPLETE SET (29)

Charles Barkley

Larry Bird

Manute Bol (FP)

Dee Brown (FP)

Derrick Coleman 

Vlade Divac (FP)

Clyde Drexler

Joe Dumars

Patrick Ewing 

Tim Hardaway (FP)

Kevin Johnson

Larry Johnson (FP)

Magic Johnson: 

i) Purple Uniform

ii) Yellow Uniform

Michael Jordan:

i) Warm-Up

ii) Regular

Dan Majerle (FP)

Karl Malone

Reggie Miller

Chris Mullin 

Dikembe Mutumbo (FP)

Hakeem Olajuwon

John Paxson

Scottie Pippen

Mark Price

David Robinson:

i) Regular

ii) Warm-Up

Dennis Rodman

John Stockton

Isiah Thomas


1993 COMPLETE SET (29)

Kenny Anderson (FP)

Stacye Augmon (FP)

Charles Barkley

Brad Daugherty (FP)

Todd Day (FP) 

Clyde Drexler

Sean Elliott (FP)

Patrick Ewing 

Horace Grant (FP)

Tom Gugliotta

Tim Hardaway

Larry Johnson

Michael Jordan

Shawn Kemp (FP)

Christian Laettner (FP)

Karl Malone

Dan Majerle

Dikembe Mutumbo

Alonzo Mourning (FP)

Shaquille O'Neal (FP)

Scottie Pippen

Terry Porter

Mark Price

Glen Rice (FP)

Mitch Richmond (FP)

David Robinson

Detlef Schrempf (FP)

John Stockton

Dominique Wilkins


1994 COMPLETE SET (25)

B.J. Armstrong (FP)

Stacey Augmon

Charles Barkley

Shawn Bradley (FP)

Calbert Cheaney (FP)

Derrick Coleman

Sean Elliott

Laphonso Ellis (FP)

Patrick Ewing

Anfernee Hardaway (FP)

Jim Jackson (FP)

Larry Johnson

Shawn Kemp

Karl Malone

Jamal Mashburn (FP)

Harold Miner (FP)

Alonzo Mourning

Chris Mullin

Hakeem Olajuwon

Shaquille O'Neal

Scottie Pippen

David Robinson

Dennis Rodman:

i) Red Hair

ii) Blonde Hair

Latrell Sprewell (FP)

Chris Webber (FP)

Dominque Wilkins


1994 COMPLETE SET (25)

B.J. Armstrong (FP)

Stacey Augmon

Charles Barkley

Shawn Bradley (FP)

Calbert Cheaney (FP)

Derrick Coleman

Sean Elliott

Laphonso Ellis (FP)

Patrick Ewing

Anfernee Hardaway (FP)

Jim Jackson (FP)

Larry Johnson

Shawn Kemp

Karl Malone

Jamal Mashburn (FP)

Harold Miner (FP)

Alonzo Mourning

Chris Mullin

Hakeem Olajuwon

Shaquille O'Neal

Scottie Pippen

David Robinson

Dennis Rodman:

i) Red Hair

ii) Blonde Hair

Latrell Sprewell (FP)

Chris Webber (FP)

Dominque Wilkins


1996 Complete Set

Vin Baker - Milwaukee Bucks

Charles Barkley - Phoniex Suns

Clyde Drexler - Houston Rockets

Sean Elliott - San Antonio Spurs

Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks

Kevin Garnett - Minnesota Timberwolves

Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons (Dribbling)

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons (Pistons Exclusive)

Tyrone Hill - Cleveland Caviliers

Juwan Howard - Washington Bullets

Larry Johnson - Charlotte Hornets

Magic Johnson (Asian)

Eddie Jones - Los Angeles Lakers

Jason Kidd - Dallas Mavericks

Karl Malone - Utah Jazz

Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks

Antonio McDyess - Denver Nuggets

Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers

Alonzo Mourning - Miami Heat

Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets

Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic

Gary Payton - Seattle Supersonics

Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls

Dino Radja - Boston Celtics

Bryant Reeves - Vancouver Grizzilies

Pooh Richardson - Los Angeles Clippers

Micth Richmond - Sacramento Kings

Cliff Robinson - Portland Trailblazers

David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs

Glenn Robinson - Milwaukee Bucks

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls (Green Hair)

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls (Orange Hair)

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls (Yellow Hair)

Joe Smith - Golden State Warriors

Rick Smits - Indiana Pacers

Jerry Stackhouse - Philadelphia 76ers

Damon Stoudamire - Toronto Raptors


1995 COMPLETE SET (31)

Charles Barkley

Tyrone Bogues (FP)

Patrick Ewing

Penny Hardaway

Grant Hill:

i) Regular

ii) K-Mart

Jeff Hornacek

Jimmy Jackson

Shawn Kemp

Jason Kidd (FP)

Tony Kukoc (FP)

Dan Majerle

Karl Malone

Reggie Miller

Eric Montross (FP)

Alonzo Mourning

Shaquille O'Neal

Hakeem Olajuwon

Robert Pack (FP)

Scottie Pippen

Mark Price

Cliff Robinson

David Robinson

Glenn Robinson (FP)

Steve Smith (FP)

Latrell Sprewell

John Starks (FP)

Nick Van Exel (FP)

C. Weatherspoon (FP)

Chris Webber

Dominque Wilkins


1996 Basketball

Vin Baker - Milwaukee Bucks

Charles Barkley - Phoniex Suns

Clyde Drexler - Houston Rockets

Sean Elliott - San Antonio Spurs

Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks

Kevin Garnett - Minnesota Timberwolves

Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons (Dribbling)

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons (Pistons Exclusive)

Tyrone Hill - Cleveland Caviliers

Juwan Howard - Washington Bullets

Larry Johnson - Charlotte Hornets

Magic Johnson (Asian)

Eddie Jones - Los Angeles Lakers

Jason Kidd - Dallas Mavericks

Karl Malone - Utah Jazz

Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks

Antonio McDyess - Denver Nuggets

Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers

Alonzo Mourning - Miami Heat

Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets

Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic

Gary Payton - Seattle Supersonics

Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls

Dino Radja - Boston Celtics

Bryant Reeves - Vancouver Grizzilies

Pooh Richardson - Los Angeles Clippers

Micth Richmond - Sacramento Kings

Cliff Robinson - Portland Trailblazers

David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs

Glenn Robinson - Milwaukee Bucks

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls (Green Hair)

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls (Orange Hair)

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls (Yellow Hair)

Joe Smith - Golden State Warriors

Rick Smits - Indiana Pacers

Jerry Stackhouse - Philadelphia 76ers

Damon Stoudamire - Toronto Raptors


1996 Extended Basketball Series

Charles Barkley - Houston Rockets

Grant Hill - Fort Wayne Pistons

Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers

Larry Johnson - New York Knicks

Allen Iverson - Philadelphia 76ers

Damon Stoudamire - Toronto Huskies

Dikembe Mutumbo - Atlanta Hawks

Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers

1996 Asian Basketball Case

Charles Barkley - Phoniex Suns

Sean Elliott - San Antonio Spurs

Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons

Larry Johnson - Charlotte Hornets

Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers

Eddie Jones - Los Angeles Lakers

Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers

Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets

Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic

Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls (Green Hair)

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls (Yellow Hair)


1997 Basketball

Shareef Abdur-Rahim - Vancouver Grizzlies

Ray Allen - Milwaukee Bucks

Kenny Anderson - Portland Trailblazers

Vinny Baker - Milwaukee Bucks

Charles Barkley - Houston Rockets

Terrel Brandon - Cleveland Caviliers

Marcus Camby - Toronto Raptors

Vlade Divac - Charlotte Hornets

Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks

Michael Finley - Dallas Mavericks

Kevin Garnett - Minnesota Timberwolves

Horce Grant - Orlando Magic

Tim Hardaway - Miami Heat

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons

Alan Houston - New York Knicks

Juwan Howard - Washington Wizards

Allen Iverson - Philadelphia 76ers

Mark Jackson - Indiana Pacers

Shawn Kemp - Seattle Supersonics

Jason Kidd - Phoenix Suns

Kerry Kittles - New Jersey Nets

Stephen Marbury - Minnesota Timberwolves

Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers

Alonzo Mourning - Miami Heat

Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets

Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers

Gary Payton - Seattle Supersonics

Scottie Pippen - Chiocago Bulls

Mitch Richmond - Sacramento Kings

David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs

Steve Smith - Atlanta Hawks

Latrell Sprewell - Golden State Warriors

Damon Stoudamire - Toronto Raptors

John Stockton - Utah Jazz

Loy Vaught - Los Angeles Clippers

Nick Van Exel - Los Angeles Lakers

Antoine Walker - Boston Celtics

Chris Webber - Washington Wizards


1997 Extended Basketball

Luc Longley - Chicago Bulls

Anthony Mason - Charlotte Hornets

Eddie Jones - Los Angeles Lakers

Penny Hardaway - Orlando Magic

Keith Van Horn - New Jersey Nets

Clyde Drexler - Houston Rockets

Tim Duncan - San Antonio Spurs

Antonio McDyess - Phoenix Suns


1998 Basketball


Allen Iverson - Philadelphia 76ers

Terrell Brandon - Milwaukee Bucks

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls

Shawn Kemp - Cleveland Caviliers

Alonzo Mourning - Miami Heat

Karl Malone - Utah Jazz

Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks

Rick Smits - Indiana Pacers

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons

Jason Kidd - Phoenix Suns

Vin Baker - Seattle Supersonics

Kevin Garnett - Minnesota Timberwolves

Stephon Marbury - Minnesota Timberwolves

Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers

Shaq O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers


1999 College Basketball

Mike Bibby - Arizona

Larry Bird - Indiana State

Magic Johnson - Michigan State

Raef Lafrentz - Kansas

Ron Mercer - Kentucky

Bill Russell - University of San Francisco


2000 March Madness

David Robinson - Navy

Jerry Stackhouse - UNC

Sheryl Swoopes - Texas Tech

Isiah Thomas - Indiana

Bill Walton - UCLA

James Worthy - UNC

Slam Dunk Basketball

1988 COMPLETE SET (6)

Larry Bird

Patrick Ewing

Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan

Isiah Thomas

Dominque Wilkins 

Headline Basketball

1992 COMPLETE SET (8)

Charles Barkley

Larry Bird

Patrick Ewing

Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan

Dikembe Mutumbo

Scottie Pippen

David Robinson

Team Sets

1992 USA Basketball

All Ten Packaged Togther in Window Box

Magic Johnson

Karl Malone

Scottie Pippen

Charles Barkley

Patrick Ewing

John Stockton

David Robinson

Chris Mullin

Michael Jordan

Larry Bird


1996 USA Basketball

Team Set One 

John Stockton

Shaquille O'Neal

Scottie Pippen

Anfernee Hardaway

David Robinson


Team Set Two 

Grant Hill

Reggie Miller

Hakeem Olajuwon

Karl Malone

Glenn Robinson


Dream Team III Kenner Club Exclusive

Charles Barkley

Mitch Richmond

Gary Payton

12-inch Basketball

1997 

Charles Barkley - Houston Rockets

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons

Shawn Kemp - Seattle Supersonics

Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers

Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls


1998 12" Basketball

Tim Duncan - San Antonio Spurs

Kevin Garnett - Minnesota Timberwolves

Juwan Howard - Washington Wizards

Allen Iverson - Philadelphia 76ers

Glen Rice - Charlotte Hornets

1998 College Basketball

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - UCLA

Larry Bird - Indiana State

Patrick Ewing - Georgetown

Juwan Howard - Michigan

Allen Iverson - Georgetown

Magic Johnson - Michigan State

Jason Kidd - California

Bill Russell - University of San Francisco

Sheryl Swoopes - Texas Tech


Classic Doubles

1997 

Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks + Willis Reed - New York Knicks

Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers + Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Los Angeles Lakers

KAevin McHale - Boston Celtics + Larry Bird - Boston Celtics

John Stockton - Utah Jazz + Karl Malone - Utah Jazz

Bill Russell - Boston Celtics + Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons + Joe Dumars - Detriot Pistons

Backboard Kings

1997 

Charles Barkley - Houston Rockets

Grant Hill - Detriot Pistons

Kark Malone - Utah Jazz

Shaquille O'Neal - Los Angeles Lakers

Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls

Damon Stoudamire - Toronto Raptors


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