Childhood Toys

The Fisher-Price “Little People” turned 50 this year. I didn’t even know they were still around, but I probably didn’t recognize them if and when I did see them in stores.

I loved ’em. The castle was my favorite, with the groovy carriage & the trap doors & the hidden spot behind the staircase, but I loved my Main Street and the garage & the carousel too. I remember many happy, peaceful hours playing with them, telling myself their stories.

So which ones did you have?

(via NPR)

2 Replies to “Childhood Toys”

  1. I remember being somewhat traumatized when they changed the size of the people (to prevent choking) since the people were such a fixture in my childhood home, it was like they change the latin mass to english or something ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was a little too old to have these myself, but my siblings had ’em and of course we older kids played with ’em. We had The Barn (loved the sheep and the wy they pieces all fit into the silo for storage), the schoolhouse, the parking garage (the elevator was the bomb), the school bus, and the airplane.

  2. I had the castle too! And the barn, school bus, zoo, and the train. I loved the animals. Also, I recall mine were made of wood. I’m pretty sure they started out as wood, am I right? That was SOOOO long ago ๐Ÿ˜‰

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