Keypers :: Kangaroos

"Far off in a land of magic and fun live the Keypers and the Finders. Keypers keep treasures locked safely inside, while Finders travel about seeking to find! Meet each of the Keypers and their new friends, they have special ways to keep your secret treasures safe."

Keypers were produced by Tonka from 1985 to 1992. They were large, hard plastic bodied adults and small softer plastic bodied babies. The adult Keypers had a key (with their name on) which locked and unlocked a door somewhere about their body, and the baby Keypers had a slit in their backs where you could store things. Along with the plastic toys there were large plush adult Keypers, books, games and other items.

Images on this page are either mine or thanks to EdithNhtpirate and various eBay sellers, including waterbaby1976walesfilmclub and pokemongalaxy!


The adult kangaroo was one of two characters to change gender and name from series one to series two (the other being the tortoise). The series two kangaroo, which was only produced in the adult size, also changed theme (baseball to tennis). There were two versions of the first series male kangaroos, and just one in the second series.

Hero [S1]
Hero [S1 V] Kangaroo [S2]
Little League [S1]

Teeball Finder [S1] Teeball Finder [S1 V] Finder [S2]

Kangaroos [Series 1]

Hero and his Finder were released in two colours (Little League just the one). The purple version is quite rare. Both versions suffer from colour ageing.

Hero's Accessories

  • Blue Baseball Cap & Red Neck Decoration
  • Blue Key, Brush & Keyring

Little League's Accessories

  • Yellow & White Blanket
  • Flower Bottle
  • Blue Brush

Kangaroo Variations

Hero and Teeball were produced in one other colour variation, but Little League does not appear to have been released as such. I’ve seen very few images of this colour variation, which fades to a beige from purple (as pictured).

Hero's Accessories

  • Purple Baseball Cap & Neck Decoration
  • Purple Key, Brush & Keyring
  • Teeball Finder

Kangaroos [Series 2]

The second series kangaroo, like the tortoise, changed gender from male to female, and also changed theme from baseball to tennis. I have not seen a matching baby version.

The characters names were all listed on the backs of the boxes, but for some reason this character was not included in any of the publicity shots so I have no idea what her or her Finder’s names are.


  • Pink Tennis Visor & Purple Bow
  • Purple Key, Brush & Ring