Brett: My 10 Favorite Fisher Price Toys From the 80’s
When I was a kid, my dad used to work at Fisher-Price in East Aurora. So we were blessed with tons of toys from there. Recently we were reminiscing about some of our favorites:
My dad gave me this set for Christmas. I played with it alot because it not only had little action figures but on the right wing, there were buttons that would make the sounds for you and there were lights and stuff on it. It worked great....until I tried to use it as a bath toy. Everything worked but the sound after that.
Fisher Price Airport
Again...what little boy doesn't like things that fly? And back then, the airport was a better place to be because it meant you were going on vacation to some place cool. Now it's just where I sit eyeing up everyone who's going to be on the same flight as me.
Fisher Price Circus
After my daughter was born, I was out at my mom's house and she somehow uncovered the elephant from this set at my mom's house. It proves two things: 1. This toy is timeless. Kids today still love it. 2. My mom never gets rid of anything!
I can't tell you how many of these things I had when I was a kid. We used to get them by the boxes. I used to make everything with them, from spaceships to toys that my gerbils could play in (until they chewed them all up). They were really cool! But they hurt like crazy when you step on them. Needless to say, I think most of them got vacuumed up.
One of the all time classic pull toys. If I'm not mistaken, there's a huge one in front of the headquarters in East Aurora. My dad helped to build some of those floats.
These were cool. I remember being disappointed when they went to the shorter, wider Little People.
This is where it all started for me I guess. It was a real record player. It played 33 and 45 records. I could sit and play my mom's old 45's all day if she'd let me. It was a perfect rainy day toy...and I got to choose the music!
Another classic pull toy. My dad bought my daughter one that was a replica of the original so that she could have her own.
Another classic pull toy. I bought my son a replica of the original so he could have one of his own, and I love the memory that I have of my kids playing with some of the toys that I played with when I was a kid.
Record Player 2
Ok...maybe I was wrong with the other record player. Maybe this was where it all started for me. But this one didn't play real records. It played the plastic disks that came with it. Still cool though. I used to play "C is for Cookie" over and over on mine.
So what do you think? Bring back any memories? I'm sure I left some out. What were your favorites?