Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fisher Price Adventure People Store Displays

fisher price adventure people

I'm currently working on the 1978 Fisher Price Catalog, it's large so it's taking a some time. One of the things I love about any old toy catalog are the occasional shot of a store display, they're usually pretty biased to one thing but they give a little look of what was. I thought I'd share these today and give a taste of what's to come.

Above is a display of individual Adventure Team figures, I don't think I ever got individual figures as a kid but I remember flicking through this rack to see all of the characters.



fisher price adventure people An entire display of Daredevil Sky Divers, a skydiver that really worked. I got one for Easter 1979, and bought one for my son last year.

fisher price adventure people The aisle of adventure, I don't think I ever saw a store this well stocked with Adventure People, I think I'd remember that.
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Update: Another article I wrote for Topless Robot is up today, it's called the Top Ten Most Needless Action Figures and it's a little bit of nonsense about generic add on action figures, hope you enjoy.

5 comments:

Dancin' Homer said...

Love the Needless Action Figures article.

My brother and I loved the Planet of the Apes figures, although I think our entire collection consisted of 1 General Ursus/Urko, a couple of Cornelius/Galens, and a bunch of Ape soldiers. None of us wanted Dr Zaius, and Zira - no thank you. The Astronaut? What was the point? We substituted any number of other figures to play the token human. I think most times we took the mask off of our Mego Batman and used him.


And I thought "Chopper" was awesome, until I scrolled down and saw "Bad Guy" - that guy rules!

rob! said...

looks like Kromdome is doing a little "Puttin' on the Ritz"

Jay Amabile said...

that adventure people post blew my mind...I had a bunch of those when I was a kid! holy crap lol

World's Greatest Toys! said...

Great article, Brian. Very funny stuff!

Swinebread said...

I really liked your article. You are the master and when comes to toy knowledge.

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