* Vintage Fisher Price Toys for Toddlers
Excellent Fisher Price Toys for Toddlers
Best Ideas for Vintage Fisher Price Classic Toys
Fisher-Price was founded in 1930 by Herman Fisher. Irving Price, Irvings' wife Margaret Evens Price and Helen Schelle. In the early years Fisher-Price toys were wellknown for their intrinsic play value, strong construction, ingenuity, action and the was worth the money one had to pay for it. In the early 1950s plastic was introduced as a mean of incorporating bright colors on the toys which lasted longer. By the end of the year Fisher-Price manufactured 39 different toys incorporating plastics.
In the late 1960s Fisher-Price was sold to the Quaker Oat Company, but regained its independence again in 1991 and is since 1993 a wholly owned subsidiary of the giant Mattel concern. From then on they focussed on manufacturing basic and preschool products to be expanded on the international market.
Parents today are still buying Fisher-Price toys for their infants and todlers, because they are good learning toys, they're interactive, safe in use and still worth the money one has to pay for it.
Photo courtesy: Fisher Price
You can still buy Modern Vintage Fisher Price Toys
I think your toddler would love this vintage milk wagon. I love toys that are good and simple and can stand some pushing and pulling. Toddlers aren't as careful with their toys as we would like them to be, so you better choose a solid toy that won't break down too easily.
Solid wooden toys - no wonder people collect the Vintage Fisher Price Toys
I don't know about you, but I'm getting rather nostalgic when I think back to my own and my kids youth, when we could play with those beautifully designed Fisher Price Toys. I don't remember much of mine (well it's over 60 years ago), but there's an image in my head of one of those toys you could pull. I probably would have had only one , because they were rather expensive and being born in the last year of WW2, there were other things on the minds of my mom and dad. It was all still wood and metal then.
When my own kids were born, around the early 1979s, Fisher Price toys were the best toys one could buy. They were safe (they still are), they were strong (they still are) and they became more colorful (they still are). Alas, due to circomstances (moved around a lot in those days) we didn't kept them and I still regret that.
Luckily others did keep them and now they are collector's items and they even opened a club as you can see at the caption under that beautiful photo above. Quite a revellation to stroll around in that Fisher Price Collector's Club webpage.
Courtesy Photo: printscreen of google images
The Buzzy Bee
The Best Fisher Price Buzzy Bee Pulling Toy
Fisher Price's first toy using plastic
The Buzzy Bee was the first toy were Fisher Price used a combination of wood and plastic. The wood was covered with paper lithographs, showing a yellow bee with blue eyes, pink cheeks, and a black/orange/yello striped tail. Whoever made the designs, did a great job and was a great artist.
It was manufactured during the years 1950 - 1956 and was followed by the Queen Buzzy Bee.
Photo courtesy: This Old Toy
Poll about Fisher Price Toys
Did you play with Fisher Price Toys when you were little?
The Queen Buzzy Bee
The Queen Buzzy Bee on eBay
The Buzzy Bee was manufactored from 1950 - 1956. The toy was retired for a few years, but returned as the Queen Buzzy Bee with a polytheline crown on her head. The Queen was manufactured in the mid-1980s.
The Queen Buzzy Bee toy would be the perfect gift for people who love to collect vintage toys. Isn't she just adorable with her little plastic crown?
Fisher Price in Holland
Websites in and out Europe that sell Fisher Price Vintage Toys - take a look if you're planning to buy a Fisher Price Toy
- Vintage Toys Photo Gallery of Sold Items - 1950s, 1960s, 1970's
Vintage Toys Photo Gallery 1950s, 1960s, 1970's Vintage & Collectible, antique, games, robots, toy guns, monsters, space, 1964 NY Worlds, 1960s,1970's
- Judy's Vintage Fisher Price Toys
Judy's Vintage Fisher Price Toys
- Vintage Fisher Price Toys | Fisher Price Classic Toys Online
Shop for vintage Fisher Price toys online. We have vintage Fisher Price classic toys including the record player, TV radio, Milk Wagon.
Fisher Price Vintage Toys in a Dutch online Store
I found a cute online store De Oude Speelkamer (The Old Play Room) who has some vintage Fisher Price Toys to sell. According to the owners, it all started because....
On the search for old toys for their kids, two sisters in law found a lot of old toys in their inlaws attics and so they got the idea of selling and reselling them through internet. Their store opened in July 2010 and besides Vintage Fisher Price Toys, they're also selling some new toys which have that same nostalgic look. They don't have a permanent stock, so one has to keep track and see what's up next.
Despite the fact that it is a Dutch store, I thought if would fit in nicely in my article about the old Fisher Price Toys.
All about Collectors
There even is a Toy Collector Magazine - Read the Article about Fisher Price Toys
- Toy Collector Magazine
With an article about vintage Fisher Price Toys
The FP Collectors Club
The Fisher Price Collectors Club
The Fisher Price Collectors Club was founded in 1993 by a woman named Jeanne and her reason was to connect the people who shared her love for the old Fisher Price Toys. Today the club has members all over the USA and Canada, chatting, writing, slelling, buying who come together one day each year in the birth town of Fisher Price - East Aurora NY - to celebrate their collective hobby.
I personally think it's the well thought, beautiful simplicity of the toys that has made them timeless and so desirable for people of every age.
This is what they collect: you can find them at the Fisher Price Collector's Website
Poll about buying toys
Would you rather buy Fisher Price Toys or other toys for your young kids?
I am just in love with Animal Pulling Toys
I just love the Fisher Price Animal Pull Toys - those fisher price animal toys are just too cute
More Fisher Price Animal Pulling Toys - if I had the money, I would buy them all
But there are also.... Modern Fisher Price Toys
New Fisher Price Toys - They look a bit different then the old FP toys, but they're good too
I can imagine that most of you don't fancy buying toys to set up a collection, but rather would buy these fabulous toys for your kids to play with.
Well I can tell you: Fisher Price Toys are still available in the stores. I don't think they will ever vanish. So if you want your child to play with reliable tools, then you might as well choose for the Fisher Price Toys. They are colorful and educational and often interactive toys.
Fisher Price Toys
Vintage Fisher Price Toys are addictive
The passion of Fisher Price Toy Collectors
Once you buy your first Fisher Price Vintage Toy, you're hooked
Writing this article made me search the internet a lot to find the info I needed and I can so relate to those Fisher Price Toy Collectors. I searched our Dutch local biggest and most used online flee market named 'Marktplaats' and I made two bids on two animal pulling toys, because they were rather cheap. Then I thought, Titia come on, you have enough hobbies, stop it, you can't take on one more and then I went back and deleted my bids. A wise thing to do I guess, because I'm one that gets carried away with all vintage toys very easily.
I don't even have enough room to store my collection of illustrated children's elementary schoolbooks, let alone a whole collection of vintage Fisher Price Animal Pulling Toys. Well, I never say never, so who knows.....
© 2011 Titia Geertman