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Kit's Typewriter set (2014 version).

The Typewriter Set (also known as Kit's Typewriter Set) was introduced to Kit's Collection in 2000, retired in 2011; it was rereleased in 2014 with BeForever and retired again in 2019. It is associated with the book Kit's Surprise. Retail cost was $22 before the first retirement and $50 with the BeForever Version.


Black metal typewriter. Each of the four rows of keys and space bar presses to raise a typebar and move the typewriter roller across. The typewriter dings at end of each row of typing. Roller bar can be moved, as well as movable roller arm to raise paper. Does not actually type.


Typewriter eraser. Attached sweep with brush. Does not functionally erase.


Paperstock print storage box. Green, white, and red dotted open diamond pattern. Drawer at bottom and lift up top for storage. Red ribbon on drawer and red tassel on lid. Red ribbon to tie down papers on top under lid.

The rereleased version removed the bottom drawer.


Photograph of Ernie Lombardi.


Three typed newspapers:

  • "The Howards are Coming!"
  • "It's Not Fair"
  • "The Hard Times News: Special Thanksgiving Day Edition"

Typing Paper

Twenty sheets of blank typing paper.

Holly Berry Bunch

Typewriter set from 2000-2011.

Holly berry bunch. Comes attached to ribbon inside box. This was not in the rereleased version.

First Ribbon

Red loop-edged ribbon. Comes tied in a bow around typewriter. This was not in the rereleased version.

Second Ribbon

Thin red ribbon.