Fisher Price toys: I love them. I know I’ve written about them before, but I’ve had this 1969 Fisher Price ad on my desktop for a while and thought now was a good time to bring it out.
I recognize the boat, the school bus, the piano, the ferris wheel, and the farm. Actually, I recognize pretty much everything there, either from the church nursery or friends’ houses. I still have the ferris wheel and barn here — still love the way the barn door “moos” every time it opens or shuts. I also loved how the hens would “perch” on the fence tops and other places as well. Fisher Price toys had so many details that captivated me, and, I suspect, millions of others kids as well.
Back in the early ’90s when I was teaching, brought my Fisher Price castle to school each year for the kids to play with when we did our medieval unit of study. Once, one of the kids broke one of the horses’ legs, which did not make me happy. I remember one of the kids bringing in his own similar horse the next day to replace mine 🙂
How many of these Fisher Price toys did you have at your house growing up?