Recently i bought for almost nothing, two vintage fisher price activity centers.
Seen these toys was a real memory trigger;
I knew and played with these models in a place where I spent my holidays with my siblings and cousins, it was some really idyllic summers, my most beautiful childhood memories. I had to forget these models until now. Re-discovering them was a shock (in a good way) I am really euphoric about them. Well they do not have their strap system for hanging them anymore, but nevertheless, they are in very good condition. I have to say they would look good hooked on an adult sized crib :P
I own these two models, it’s interesting as some characters-design stays in the head during years: This small dog on the second model for example and the drawing style generally, remained very familiar right now despite the years.
I remember playing with this third one, when I was small but I have not found it for a moderate price yet...But I think that eventually I am going to try to have the complete "collection"! In fact i feel really happy and enthusiastic about vintage fisher price toys now, and not just the activities centers!
This lucky discovery, made me remind of the activities panels existence! So I tried to look at the recent one, but I found few models … And most are electronic, and offer only buttons that produce sound… Not many diversities of action and play, I do not find them rather complete compared with the vintage models, it’s a shame. (But my point of view is relative)
I also like the bathroom mode for water-play, i discovered this model on a vintage collector blog. this is the first time i heard about a «*waterproof*» version:
What do you think about these toys?Do you have activities centers/panels too, or activities tables? Or a favorite model? Share your images and photos!