Tuesday, 8 July 2008

this is ... my most treasured childhood possession

At the moment my childhood seems like a long time ago and a long way away. Having a child, however, allows you to recapture some of your own juvenile history and coming to the US allows you to avoid prohibitive postage costs.















I had forgotten about this vintage Fisher-Price garage that I had as a child until I found a very battered example in the toy cupboard at baby bear's playgroup. Instantly I wanted one for her. Upon arriving here one of the first things I did was got on ebay and bought one. It came with the four cars and little people, the gas pump intact, decals in fair condition and with the grease rack. My only disappointment is that the bell in the elevator doesn't make quite the same ping that I recall.

I loved this toy as a child. I love remembering this. I love it now too. (Oh, and so does baby bear - she is allowed to play with it!)

12 comments:

picperfic said...

well my boys both played with one of these garages when they were little too. I remember the sound of the crank of the lift as they would it too far...clack clack clack....

Annalisa Backlund said...

Wow - I'm jealous. I want one too!

nikkishell said...

I want to play!! Why did you move?

Gill - That British Woman said...

We have one of these in our basement, waiting for grandchildren......goodness knows when that will be...LOL

Gill from Canada

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh! I remember that one! And I loved it. Wow. Brings back memories!

meet me at mikes. a happy place for crafty types said...

Oh my stars. I love fisher price! this is super adorable. I want all those little people to come to my house and play!

Jeanne said...

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OzKnitter said...

I remember playing with one of these when I was a kid.

Yvette said...

Yes, yes! I had friends and cousins who had this toy, but alas, I never owned one. I would play with it endlessly whenever I visited them. Thanks for reminding me of those happy hours
I too, have bought vintage Fisher Price for my child on Ebay.

Margaret in SC said...

my brother (now 41) had one of these when we were little, but the people were wooden! I watched my mom sell all of our fisher price toys at yard sales. I had the farm, the school house, the people house, the garage, the airport, the airplane, the school bus....sigh.

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jen said...

Yes! The "ping" was always the best part. Thanks for reminding me of this great toy!

clare Carter said...

mum,thankfully ,is a horder and so both my boys have been able to enjoy 'mummys gawage'.I had that record player too with the five records and the box was red and yellow.That, unfortunately, got tossed!