Vintage Fisher-Price toys

Ok, I’ll admit I’m addicted to vintage Fisher-Price. The products are just so nostalgic and such great quality that my children enjoy playing with them as much as I did. I always see vintage Fisher-Price in charity shops and they are not too expensive to collect. In fact I spotted an original Fisher-Price telephone in a shop in Pinner yesterday but thought I might get told off if I brought another one home!

Anyway, I wanted to showcase some of the toys I’ve bought recently so please join me on a little nostalgic trip back to my childhood.

The Fisher-Price television was first introduced in 1966 but my version dates from 1981. It plays two tunes – Frere Jacques and On the bridge of Avignon – whilst pictures jerk round and round. I love this little set, especially as it has a wooden base! Obviously built to last!

Fisher Price toys

Fisher-Price pocket radio music box from 1970-1972 and plays the tune The Mulberry Bush whilst the picture revolves around the dial. Little Sis loves this tune so she’s already adopted this little toy.

Fisher Price music box

Fisher-Price school desk spelling cards. The school desk toy is one of my earliest memories so I’m on the look out for one. In the mean time I was happy to purchase a random collection of spelling cards which take up much less room!

I thought the toddler might have fun with these when we start to learn letters. I’m sure they could be incorporated into some crafty activity too!

Fisher Price stencil

My little Fisher-Price collection is growing as I already have the Fisher-Price record player and very trendy pocket camera. I have my eye on the Fisher-Price hob which I know the toddler would love for Christmas to hone his cooking skills and I also like the motor home. Shame I’ve already submitted my Christmas wish list…

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    October 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Well done for finding such lovely Fisher Price items – I remember that tv!

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    Mama Syder
    October 22, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, fantastic finds! I had a TV like that and one of those radio’s…it went through all my Brothers after me. Brilliant!

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    Red Rose Mummy
    October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I used to have one of those TVs and the radio too. Some very happy memories triggered by those photos.

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    Emma Kate
    November 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Hi, I’ve been car booting for decades and ammassed a huge collection of vintage Fisher Price. I love the stuff and I figured if I ever had children I ‘d never need to buy them any toys! Well, fast forward a few years and my daughter only has eyes for modern (ugh!) Disney tat, so I started selling all the FP on ebay. Apart from a wind up radio just like the one I had as a child.
    Anyway, I have the school desk. Please let me send it to you! Message me with your address or leave a comment on my blog which I won’t publish?

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    Laura Gorton
    November 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I had a tv like this when I was a child in the early 80s,but mine played Raindrops Keep falling on my Head,and the picture had a girl in wellies,raincoat and hat splashing in puddles. Now I am wondering if it actually was a Fisher Price one,although the unit looks very similar!

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      November 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      Thanks for your comment! I think Fisher Price produced lots of versions playing different tunes over the years.

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    Emma Kate
    November 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I have this great book
    which shows all the different versions of everything they made. It’s stupidly expensive on Amazon. But great fun to remember what you had as a child!

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      November 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks for the tip. I’ve never seen this book before but it looks really interesting, perhaps I will find a copy in a charity shop!

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