I’ve recently discovered some Fisher Price vintage toys from my childhood – did you have any of these?
Fisher Price vintage toys
One of the best things about going to visit our parents – apart from wine on tap, a fridge full of good cheese, and getting to spend time with them, of course – is having all the old books and toys , like the Fisher Price vintage toys – bought out for Eliza. It keeps her entertained for hours, is a bit of a nostalgia-fest, and as I said before, occasions like these are surely one of the really good things about having kids.
Among other things, Alex’s mum kept the Quadro; huge clickable building blocks you can use to make people-sized slides and airplanes. And my mum kept all our old Fisher Price vintage toys (like the Fisher Price Little People vintage figures, the little characters in the top photo, who slot into a whole world of play furniture, buildings and vehicles). We had the airport, the garage, and the camper van that was also a boat – all inherited from my cousins.
They were out again at my mum and dad’s this weekend; Eliza was fascinated and spent ages playing with them, putting them in and out of the vehicles and flying them around. I may or may not have spent ages arranging them into colourful patterns.
Looking at them now, don’t they seem ever so slightly freaky? Especially the Stepford-esque ponytailed ladies and the dog who is as big as the people. Google tells me they were called the ‘Little People’, there is now a collectors club and also a whole Buzzfeed post dedicated to them. Did anyone else have these?
The Fisher Price retro vintage toys also make an appearance on my Instagram feed; I mention this as over on Tots 100, I’ve been named as Instagrammer of the week. I love it! I’m gill_c if you want to follow me. I’m off to find out more about the mysterious world of the Little People.