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Monday, September 13, 2010

Kickin' it old school

I really like old stuff. And now that I have a kid, I have the perfect excuse to indulge in my love of vintage toys. Growing up, I especially loved Little People toys, so you can imagine my joy when I came across a vintage Little People school bus at my local thrift shop this week for $2. Hopefully when Sammy is a little older he'll have as much fun playing with this one as I did when I was a little girl.

Here's another blast from the past that I discovered while visiting my family in Western Pennsylvania over Labor Day Weekend: the Fisher-Price Roly Poly Chime Ball. Made in 1966, this toy has quickly become one of Sammy's favorites. All it takes is a push from him, and the chimes start ringing and the little characters inside the ball rock back and forth. Battery-free fun!

And last but not least is the Bouncy Bee pull-toy, which is a 2005 re-release of the Fisher Price classic; I scored this toy at the Classy Kids Consignment sale for a song. The wings spin and make a whirring noise when it's pulled along. This toy is really good for getting Sammy's attention during tummy time, as the sounds and bright colors are hard for him to resist.

I'm not the only one with a love for the Fisher Price classics; the toy company, Basic Fun, is now producing many of the most timeless and popular toys, which you can now purchase at such places like Target. I discovered this a few weeks ago when I was browsing the toy section there and came across the Milk Wagon and Record Player in the clearance section. I gasped and then squealed with glee as I snatched them up; I may have even done a little dance of joy. Since that happy day, I've bought the Change-a-Tune Piano as well as the Two Tune TV (also on clearance, squee!). I won't need to buy Sammy any birthday or Christmas presents until he's five.

And just for fun, here's Sammy playing with the Roly Poly Chime Ball:

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

I love all those 'classics' too. Can't wait to play on my next visit :)

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