Saturday, September 29, 2012

A-mazing A-frame!

Here is my favorite Little People house, the Amazing A-Frame! The Fisher-Price Play Family A-Frame # 990 is one of the coolest toys that Fisher-Price made. Dad bought it for me on ebay and I was so happy. It was waiting on our front doorstep and Daddy tried to pretend it was car parts. This was the 3rd A-Frame he tried to win on the same day, and finally got this one. he had kept it secret until it arrived! The lithos were in perfect condition and that is why we call it the Amazing A-Frame. I like to take this one on trips, and I took it to this year's Fisher-Price Collector's Club Convention, and will take it next year. I pack up my favorite figures and can play with it when we are traveling. My favorite part that goes to this set is the red jeep. We had found some parts before we got the A-Frame. We still need to get more pieces for this set, but we have plenty of pieces to furnish it. I love the blue color. It has a kitchen and a living room with decks, a bedroom with balconies. There is a door panel that becomes a nice garden area. We have a bbq grille for it, and use a table and chairs, a picnic bench from the zoo, a swimming pool and two beds. I put a miniature Fisher-Price Chatter Phone that came from a Toy Story 3 mini-figure set. It is from one of my favorite movies that has lots of Fisher-Price toys in it. I love the bell, it is so cool, like a cow bell.


  1. Hi I have 4 Fischer Price #990 A frames got all but 1 on e bay-not for sale just love them have refurbished all 4 an decorated. Did you see what some of them are selling for on e bay?Whew. Mine all came in good shape with the pull down door intact nothing broken. Lookin for someone else who likes the a frames as much as I do to compare notes. Carole Matthews

  2. Have 4 a frames #990 Fisher Price good shape all redone not for sale looking for someone to compare notes who has one Carole Matthews

  3. Thanks for your comments! We have one A-Frame, that we also got on e-bay. It was intact in very good condition but it did not come with any accesories. So we have just used it with other pieces we have. We found the Jeep and a lot of our collection at second hand stores. The A- Frame is one of our favorites- for myself(Scott) it represents one I wanted as a child and as an architect I appreciate the modern architecture connection. Presley(my son)loves it for the play value and I am so glad to share such a fun hobby with him. We need to find the bunk beds and the ladder, for completeness for our collection we refer to the This Old Toy website, the book "Fisher-Price Toys" by Muray & Fox, and fellow clubmembers from the Fisher-Price Collectors Club(an invaluable resource).