Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fisher-Price Musical Ferris Wheel

 
 At the 2014 Fisher-Price Collectors Club Convention I found this Musical Ferris Wheel. The characters were mint in their wrapping from the factory, and it came with the original box! I had been wanting this one for a while, but I had not found one in good condition.  On our way to the convention we saw a rough one in a thrift store and they wanted a lot of money for it. I'm glad we waited because we found this nice one, in better shape and in it's box for a good price.
 
The #969 Musical Ferris Wheel was made from 1966-1972.  The one we got has straight sided figures, and the girl does not have plastic hair.  The doggie is an early figure and not the usual Lucky dog.  The newer versions have plastic figures but mine has wood figures. It is one of the oldest toys in my collection, I also have a Circus and a Huffy Puffy Train that maybe are older.
It has a price tag on it from Sears back when it was new it sold for $4.49!
 
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Rockin the Adventure People Daredevil Van

With my Daredevil Van, North Woods Trailblazer, and Kitchen Set stove in Daddy's Den
I found this Fisher-Price Adventure People Daredevil Van #318 today at a second-hand store in North Carolina.  It is from 1978 and they were made until 1982.  This customized van cleaned up nice except for the worn away lithos :-( but at only $1.00 it was worth it! In the background you can see the kitchen set stove and my Adventure People orange North Woods Trailblazer Jeep! I have filled it up with items from the Little People, the Adventure People, and Imaginext collections. There were three different Van playsets in the Adventure People series, Daddy says he remembers when custom vans were all over the roads. This is the first of the Vans I have found.  I am still on the lookout for the TV Action Team set and the Motocross team van.
My new Daredevil Van and Adventure People rover robot

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fisher Price Collectors Club Convention 2014!

With Buzzy Bee "Toy Fest Parade Float"

 Here I am in front of Fisher Price headquarters in East Aurora, NY.  They had old parade floats on display and I got to take pictures with them while I was there for this years toy convention.
Dr Duck "Toy Fest Parade Float"-in front of Fisher Price Headquarters
 This year at the toy show they had 10 vendors. I bought pieces to complete my A-Frame set, Herry Monster to complete my Sesame Street figures, an adventure people robot, a guide book to Fisher Price toys, a Children's Hospital, and a Ferris Wheel in the box with the little people still shrink wrapped from the factory!
With Daddy and Snoopy Sniffer "Toy Fest Parade Float"
It's always nice to see all the club members, this was the fourth year in a row I have been to East Aurora. Fisher Price Collectors Club Convention 2014 was great!  It was a good year!