Friday, May 18, 2012

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To

Last weekend we visited my parents, and Scout had a good time playing with the "vintage" toys.  And so did I. You just never know what my dad is going to uncover in their basement, but for as long as I can remember there's been a big bucket of Fisher Price Little People.

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.

Little People Moms 01

She was more interested in dismantling my organization and lines of people.

We almost found the Village People.

Little People Village People - almost

And most of the Sesame Street gang.

Little People Sesame Street

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?

Little People Clowns 01

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.

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Abby said...

My personal favorite is "angry boy."

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