Home Improvement was one of the most popular television shows of the 1990s. Based on the stand-up of Tim Allen, Home Improvement followed Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor, a well-meaning yet cocky know-it-all Detroit man interested in sports, cars, and tools. He hosted the ‘show within the show’, Tool Time, where his accident-prone tendencies resulted in hilarious mishaps, often turning into a ‘don’t try this at home’ for the audience. In addition to Tim’s antics, the show was also focused on family and community and widely appealed to kids and adults alike across America.
The show’s popularity spawned a number of products for adults and children (including a video game called Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!). The Tim Allen Signature Tools sold tool kits for children, complete with mini-projects for them to complete ‘around the house.’ For adults, the Tim Allen Signature line featured everything from hammers to screwdrivers to robotic sockets. At the show’s height, Vaughan Manufacturing released 1000 limited edition Home Improvement hammers in special wooden cases. Ours is signed by Tim Allen, to boot!