Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Big Jim, Big Playsets


The smell of that vinyl is forever ingrained into my brain as happiness. Also, I did grow up thinking I'd have my own personal "Kung Fu Studio"









Don't forget to join our new facebook group.









4 comments:

skippercollector said...

You probably already know this, but Mattel first used those playsets--with different designs, of course--as Barbie's United Airlines FriendShip and the Barbie Family House/Country Living Home.

Anonymous said...

Similar concept, but the Barbie Family Home used a different mold and different lay-out, Skipper. Compare the "floor plan" and the plastic "roof/ handle" with Big Jim's Karate Studio...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/49/0e/e6/490ee6b12b0f8914ef7231a8d63f6716.jpg

https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0616/07/vintage-barbie-family-house_1_e1265d96b0620afc31add71c6dd8f559.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e8/51/66/e851663c52b9fc73bcb0cbc24510afe2--mattel-barbie-barbie-dolls.jpg

The Country Living Home used the same roof mold, though.

More importantly, neither of those sets had a kickout wall or a Muscle Mover to let all Barbie figures move realistically -something that could have added substantial *cough* play-value.

YesterdayIsNow said...

Not a whole lot of seating on that flight.

Swing Set Pros said...

I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

Backyard Adventures

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin