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!