Wednesday, December 12

1970 redux: motherbumper style

Once again, Wordless Wednesday executed without the silence:


Way, way back in the rocking Seventies, wee little motherbumper loved - LOVED - her FP toys.

Scratch that:

Motherbumper loves her FP toys and was over the moon to unearth them on the most recent trip to see the creators of motherbumper.

Bumper now shares her mother's love of tiny plastic, retro, completely sterile, cookie-cutter world of Fisher-Price. It was hard to leave them there but it is where they belong.

A huge portion of this post just fell to the cutting room floor because I can only push the Wordless Wednesday rules so far.

Not feeling very rebellious today. That means I need more coffee. Headed to Starbucks to mainline java.

18 comments:

mamatulip said...

God, those pictures take me back. I loved those things too...what I really liked about them was their facial expressions and the curls on their foreheads.

Mac and Cheese said...

Oh what I would do to get my hands on an old Fisher Price cash register! It's cool that your old toys didn't get tossed like all mine did.

Kyla said...

OMG! I had that castle. It totally rocked with the dungeon and the secret behind the stairs area. KayTar has the new castle and it is LAME-O. I used to spend hours throwing people in the dungoen and making the flags go "Boi-oi-oing!".

Did you have the red headed pony tail girl? She was my favorite.

Amy said...

We still have some of those old school FP "Little Guys", too! Loved them.

Oh, and today? There is just not enough coffee happening...

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

I still have the farm that moos when you open the barn door! I love those classic little people!

Oh, The Joys said...

AW, YEAH! Bring back OLD SCHOOL little people!!

kgirl said...

the castle! we had the castle (still do, somewhere)! i loved the dragon and the secret passage and the trap door and the drawbridge! fun!

(kgirl is easily off the deep end these days. she needs more sleep.)

kittenpie said...

So awesome that you still have those. I've fought (and so far, won) the urge to get me summa dose on ebay. The castle was so cool, with the trap door and secret passages. And I loved the garage, too, with the elevator you cranked up. So good.

Janet said...

My inlaws kept all of the little people and the rockin' castle too. I play with it more than the kids when we visit.

something blue said...

What? You left them all behind. Are you crazy? Classic Fisher Price should be put to good use!

Gabriella said...

I have that FP cottage downstairs in the basement along with the same FP people, I still haven't pulled them out for Samantha yet! I'm glad I kept them

b*babbler said...

Love the retro FP - we've been pondering picking up some of those on eBay for some time now!

nomotherearth said...

I am a HUGE (HUGE, I say!) fan of the old school Fisher Price Little People. So much better than the new stuff. The Boy prefers them too. I could wax poetic on all the things I like better - I've considered writing a post.

We have some already. My mom unearthed the castle and the airplane. I want to get the western town, the brown house, and the Sesame street set. Except I always lose on Ebay because I'm too cheap, and full sets go for hundreds of dollars.

OK, I'll stop talking now, this is a post, not a comment.

SciFi Dad said...

I remember my dad making use of the fact that every.single.person was the same shape at the base to create things out of wood (he used a auger drill bit to make the perfect sized recesses for the people). I had buses, cars... pretty much whatever I wanted.

And for some reason, back then the wood, non-commercialized stuff was cooler than the plastic ones. I have no idea why.

Mrs Imelda said...

I remember having that A-frame house. I wonder who my parents gave it too

mothergoosemouse said...

Ditto Mama T on the expressions and hair. Old toys rock.

Mom101 said...

Damn, you wordless Wednesday. I was liking the words.

(For me it was Weebles, by the way.)

Major Bedhead said...

Oh man, I LOVED my FP toys. I just found the dog (from the farm yard, I think) the other day. It's all I have left - my rotten mother sold them all at a yard sale, including my wicked cool FP castle. I'm still kind of pissed at her about that.