They still make a toy called "Little People" but they are much chunkier and have arms and legs and clothes. And frankly, they're no where near as interesting as these originals. The originals were an apparent choking hazard and a few irresponsible parents ruined it for everyone. Of course, Scout did want to carry them around in her mouth, so I guess I can kind of understand the concern. Kind of.
I showed Scout how to line them up and sort them.
She was more interested in dismantling my organization and lines of people.
We almost found the Village People.
And most of the Sesame Street gang.
I know that Oscar and Big Bird's nest are somewhere in that house, but I couldn't find them. Not pictured is the Sesame Street Sanitation Truck and Bert & Ernie's beds. At first, I couldn't find Ernie. So I bought another on ebay. The transaction was just completed when my dad unearthed Ernie. There are a couple of other Sesame Street characters that are missing, so I may be doing some online hunting for those.
And these clowns?
They are still creepy.
This is just a small sample of my parent's collection. There are many more. Moms. Dads. Grandmas. Little girls. Little boys. Babies. Animals. A complete barn. Furniture. A camping jeep and pop-up camper.
After playing with them all weekend I started looking online for more, and I honestly had to stop. If I started a collection for Scout, I'm not sure I'd be able to stop.