The pull-cord telephone with the moving eyes and a red-button nose, wooden ducks pulled through countless backyard adventures and, one of our personal favorites, a bright red music box teaching clock from 1962. These Fisher-Price toys are just a few of the ones featured in a special virtual museum on Instagram. Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price, part of Mattel Inc., is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a virtual look at all its iconic toys.
Ninety toys from each decade of the last 90 years can be found, each with a description and picture. The trip down memory lane includes the small 1966 Two Tune Music Box TV displayed on a tray with a typical 1960s TV dinner. The 7-inch TV plays two songs as two different picture stories scroll across the screen. Also featured is a 1968 Big Red Barn, with doors that trigger a “moo” sound when opened, as well as a farmer family and animals.
Fisher price toys are an inexpensive nostalgic collectible. Just remember many toys have stayed in production over the years. For more information on collecting vintage Fisher-Price toys read our sales report on Kovels.com. If you enjoyed Fisher-Price toys as a child — or still have a few of those toys in your basement or attic and want to look at their history — “mooove” on over to the virtual museum and enjoy!