We’ve heard of camera manufacturers dipping into unrelated fields before, and we’ve also seen some pretty interesting marketing stunts, but in the early 90′s Kodak had already done both… in a colorful, cuddly sort of way. Back then, as an either desperate or creative ploy to get kids into photography, Kodak came out with the Kolorkins: a set of colorful, collectible stuffed animals.

Here’s an old school commercial for the toy:

Interestingly enough, these toys haven’t increased in value like you might expect from a collectible item. You can find them all over eBay these days, some selling for as cheap as four or five bucks Buy it Now.

(via Photojojo)