I found an ad on Kijiji (Canadian Craig’s List) for a few vintage Fisher Price school buses, the Village, & the Bouncing Buggy. It was only $10, & though I had a Village already, the one I have was pretty beat up & missing a piece of roof.
When I contacted the seller, she said she had a few more Fisher Price things that she hadn’t listed, but I could come & see what she had. When I got to her place, she had a table with a few of the toddler toys, like the TV, the Clock Radio, & the Camera, as well as some pull toys, & poppers.
I don’t really collect any of the other Fisher Price things other than the old Little People. That’s what I really like, & the playsets take up quite a bit of room as it is. The kids are starting to really enjoy playing with the Little People, but are too old for any of the toddler toys.
I saw on the table the Sesame Street Club House. I had played with this when I was younger, & really enjoyed it. I’ve been looking for it for awhile, but it’s pretty hard to find, & the few times I’ve seen it for sale, it’s been quite expensive. The lady asked if I was looking for anything in particular, & I named a few of the sets I don’t have, but I also asked if she had any accessories. She brought out a box with a few people, & a few cars. She told me she had a bit more in another room, & when she came back she was holding the CAMPER!!!!
She said, “I’ll let you have this, if you promise to love it. It’s one of my favourites, & I don’t want to let just anyone have it.”
The camper is another hard to find set, & I had it when I was growing up as well. So, I told her that I’d been looking for that as well, & she was quite pleased that her treasures were getting a good home where they would be appreciated & played with.
So, for my second $10, I got all this…
The Clubhouse (the tire swing on the front is broken, just like the one at my parents’ house)
And the Camper, complete with truck, boat & ladder!
Chancery & I were both quite happy with our findings this morning!