12 April 2011 @ 02:52 pm
Two ads for mid '70s Fisher-Price Sesame Street Playset  




My mother (or more likely one of her younger siblings) had this, and it came down to me and my sisters when we were kids. We promptly populated it with our Micro Machines Star Wars figures, because why the hell not?

Not an ad, but here's the interior:



The original figures or furniture (except the mail box and maybe the dining table) were all long gone before we got it.
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noluck_bostonnoluck_boston on April 12th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
That's pretty Awesome.
Ralphralph_walters on April 12th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
I had that as a wee kid - it was by far my favorite toy.
crabofdoom: whoacrabofdoom on April 12th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Holy crap. I would've played with that thing until it fell apart, and I didn't even watch Sesame Street as a kid. The whole "street" view outside, the opening doors, the furniture, the mailbox... Damn, but it's all wonderful. I'd even still take the empty shell to use it for the Ponyville figurines I may or may not have. *cough*
Miz. Psycho Pep Squad!vintagoth on April 12th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
WANT!!! for my 2 yr old, no really.. :)
greengardenfrog: medieval flowersgreengardenfrog on April 12th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
I've never seen this toy before, but I would have wanted it as a kid...it's adorable. I love the streetlamp and the nest on the roof for Big Bird, lol.
John a.k.a. jcollie719: Luigilunchiesdogangl on April 12th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
I had this as a kid, along with the Sesame Street Clubhouse. That one included a tire swing, a hand-cranked conveyor belt along the top which led the figurines to a curvy slide, along with a trap door on the roof.
medrenmedren on April 13th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
My mom's preschool had both sets...the clubhouse was the best!!!
Tempest in a Teapotinateapot on April 12th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
I had this as a kid & my mom STILL has it. My two year old played with it when we were home visiting last time. Most of the pieces are gone, but she still loved it.
Kim, Meezer Queen and Equestrienne: nectar of lifemeezergal on April 13th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
The kids in the ad are so adorable. I bet they really did have fun making this ad!
Merry Pseudonymamelia_eve on April 13th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
I just want the Gordon figure. He looks so contemporary!
The Warrior Queen of Awesomeland: ob: original bloggerporcelain72 on April 13th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Aw, I remember my Pop Pop got this for me when I was around five years old. I loved this toy, as well as the Fisher-Price farm.
pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on April 13th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
Aww! Very cute! I loved the Fisher Price people, but I was too old for this. I love the Gordon and Susan dolls! So cute!
warmdarkwoman: Sherlock and Johnwarmdarkwoman on April 13th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
I was DESPERATE for this as a child. I got the Town Center instead. It was cool, but I was still a little disappointed.
Missy: STNG-Rocking outpen_grunt on April 13th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
I wanted this SO badly as a kid. Alas, none for me.
piratelemurpiratelemur on April 13th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
I had one of these! There was a little knobby thing on Oscar's corner so you could sit him there and his face would pop out of his trash can. I played with it SO MUCH. It was awesome. Great find!
E♥: Bert Convy: Anne doesn't remember....whoseline_wlsc on April 13th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
I love that! I was all about FP playsets when I was little.
Ed: Ernie & Bertnjbearcub1 on April 13th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
Ahh, the good ol' pre-Elmo days.

I went on a buying spree around Christmas, and started getting random lots of Little People, to satisfy childhood nostalgia. Susan, Gordon, and Mr. Hooper are pretty common, but I still haven't gotten Big Bird, Oscar, or Cookie Monster.
A life in progress...pandora_nervosa on April 13th, 2011 08:14 am (UTC)
I played with this at my grandmother's house. Probably passed down from some older cousins but I loved it! I inherited it when she passed and my son played with it when he was smaller (he's now 10). It's sitting on a shelf in my closet...I can't part with it!
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on April 13th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Aww. Pre-Elmo *shudder* and there's even a Mr. Hooper. Those were the good old days of Sesame Street.

I wonder why whoever took that bottom pic put Ernie and Bert's beds in Mr. Hooper's store, though.
Jenajena on April 14th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
I am 99% sure that we had this at my grandmother's house when I was a child.
phantomessjphantomessj on April 14th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, my gosh! We had one of these as kids in the '80s (I think it was passed down from my cousins). Only the people survive now in a bag in my mom's basement. I remember there was a female Oscar the Grouch in our set, though I don't remember seeing that character on Sesame Street. And the spongy material on Bert's and Ernie's beds didn't last long when my brother came along. Ah, memories!
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