Here's a great find I made a couple of weeks ago, from 1978, it's the "Lift & Load" Little People playset! Amazingly, not only was it in the box, but complete as well!
Not enough great things can be said about the "Little People" series. If this was a Tumblr blog, this post would say "Only 70's Kids Remember" at the top.
FP made great stuff for years, and they are still doing it to this good day. (The Imaginext Super Friends DC comics line has been huge for several years now.) I still have my great Sesame Street vintage LP playset, as well as the wonderful Circus Train, and I need to do a post on them one of these days.
The playset includes a wind-up train that can go in two directions, complete with a second car that has a movable ramp to dump cargo. It's driven by the same engineer that comes with the classic Circus Train.
|And he ALWAYS sees you.|
The playset even includes barrels, crates, and pallettes, and you can haul your cargo to the central building, which has a winch-scale, and a conveyor platform at top, which is operated by turning the crank!
If you've read this blog before, then you probably know I am going to say that they don't make toys like this anymore, so: they don't make toys like this anymore. They just don't.
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Also included is a working forklift, and two construction/railroad worker guys to make sure the cargo gets through.
Of course, in reality, it's just going around the track...but FP also sold other playsets that connected with this one, so it didn't have to.
|"One load of something called RADIOACTIVE WASTE coming through!"|
The Sphinx is jammed-full of toys (and a very cool & understanding wife), but even I have a short list of items that were lost over the years, and one of them is the Little People Castle, complete with trapdoor, moving staircase, and pink dragon. That one will be re-acquired; I swear on the blood of my ancestors! Stay tuned.