DISCLAIMER: I am running out of pictures stored on my hard drive, and I am lacking time and space to photograph other things I've found at Goodwill (or anywhere else for that matter). So one of the side-effects of this situation is that some of the photographs I have taken and not really taken the time to examine closely, are turning out to be complete crap... but I'm forced to use them anyway for now. Don't pretend like you haven't noticed. Some of the pictures I've featured in just the last few posts have been fuzzy as hell, not to mention from weeks ago. There's nothing I can do about it right now, but I have a strong suspicion that I will be going back to older entries and obsessively replacing photos with newly taken, more in-focus pictures. For now though, expect the worst.
Now on to the actual post! I'm changing up my usual modus operandi a bit, and I am going to showcase an entire collection of something, even if some of the items have not been bought from Goodwill. Some of them were not bought at all in fact. A couple of the items were given to me in fact.
What are these mysterious items you may ask? Well here's a hint:
See the collection after the jump. Do it.
Vintage Fisher Price Little People! After I showed off the sweet little Weeble in my last post, I felt the vintage little-kids-toys itch, and I just had to scratch it. So here are some pictures of the vintage 80's Little People I have in my collection.
|Little People Jump-Rope|
|Race car and driver|
This race-car driver was actually a gift from a friend I went to high school with. A group of us were hanging out in the space above her garage, and I stumbled across some old toys. This was in there. I begged her to let me have it, and she did. I think this is truly one of the coolest little kid toys I have ever owned. I tried to be all cool and educational and look up the dates on all of these items (again, I can't just look at them for a date stamp because they are all packed away right now... I'll be so glad when that's done.) but the production runs on some of these are so varied, and they rereleased some of them at various times, that I can't research them accurately. So just know that most of these toys are from anywhere in the early 80's to 1990. I don't believe there are any younger than 1990.
Now, I'm sure I must have had some version of the farm set... but I honestly can't remember. So now I have this vaguely familiar feeling where I wonder if I didn't have this pig and chicken as a child. But I suspect I had them in different colors. I got these for .50 cents apiece at an antique mall in Ellsworth, ME.
|Clown with a car. But not a clown car.|
Fun fact: Fisher Price was bought by Quaker Oats in 1969. I found it funny that the silo from the Farmhouse was vaguely reminiscent of a Quaker oats can. I actually saw one of those silos in Goodwill before I started actively collecting Little People as an adult. I'm kicking myself for not buying it now. Also kicking myself for not picking up: The vintage Little People Floating Marina... aargh!!! and the Play Family Village... AAAARRRGGHHH!!! Those sting. And I saw them both at Goodwill, so I could have picked them up for a couple of dollars apiece.
Anyway. I'll be back soon with some more Goodwill Goodies. Until then, Happy Hunting!