Updated: August 6, 2017
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Convention 2017 took place on Friday July 28th and Saturday July 29th, 2017 in the East Aurora NY
area. Glad to say, the convention was a big success! We had a very fun and well-attended dinner,
and the sale was PACKED!!! The sellers reported having the best sale in years. The dinner had
tons of chatting, two different Little People games for people to win prizes (guess how many
Little People were in a jar; plus how fast can you sort Little People by their color), an awesome buffet,
plus we watched a DVD all about the Fisher-Price company through the years. Good times!
The sale did WONDERFUL - the best attendance in years. The sale took place on July 29th at the Masonic Lodge
at 645 Main Street in East Aurora NY, and being in the heart of the action seems to be the trick!
Lots and lots of
toys were sold to happy Fisher-Price fans!
The club was concerned that we may not have enough sellers going forward as some of our regulars
are retiring from the business, but we already have
new sellers showing interest in selling for next year, so much so that we already
booked the next sale at the Masonic Lodge for Saturday July 28th, 2018!
For club members, the next newsletter (late Fall 2017) will have articles all about what went on at Convention 2017!
WELCOME TO OUR OFFICIAL SITE!
The Fisher-Price Collectors Club is a registered non-profit organization with the purpose to preserve and
collect Fisher-Price toys, and
to bring together the people who enjoy them.
The club first formed in 1993 by our founder Jeanne, and has been together for over 20 years.
The club has had hundreds of members through the years, and has permission from Fisher-Price
to use their name. Our club is unique in that we don't just exist as an online entity - we
have a yearly convention where we get together to meet in person and socialize; and also have
a sale to buy, sell and trade our favorite toys!
We are a dues-paying club - the dues are used to produce our newsletters, pay for expenses
for the convention, and to support various children's charities and activities in which we are involved.
If you have ever seen Brad Cassity's book
, yes that's our club mentioned in there!
Many photos in that book were from our club member's private collections.
Who's in the club?
Our club members are primarily from the USA, with some Canadian and international
members as well. By far and away, the favorite toys collected by our club members are the classic Fisher-Price
Play Family/Little People sets and figures. These are the iconic ones made from the mid 1960's until 1989,
and have quite a large loyal following! The club also has many members
who collect older and vintage wooden toys made by Fisher-Price. But we have members who collect other toys as well:
musical wind-up toys; wooden puzzles;
Adventure People; dolls; dollhouse figures and pieces; Great Adventures; Husky Helpers - you name it!
The club also has
some members who collect and specialize in the newer (1990 and later) Little People, so we aren't just for vintage collectors!
If you are a die-hard collector or just have a few select favorites, the club welcomes anyone who
enjoys Fisher-Price toys!
So what do we collect? See the slideshow to view photos taken by
club members, as they share some of their favorite sets and toys
from their collections. Click here
to see all the photos in larger sizes.
Recognize any from your childhood? Hope so!
Recent News and Updates
Join the Club!
Some of our Favorite Toys
Click to see all 40 photos in this slideshow
August 6, 2017:NEW!
Convention 2017 was awesome! The sale did the best in years! The dinner was super fun and
filled with Fisher-Price games, good food, and lots of chat! The sale was PACKED at opening, and some sellers report
having the best sale in many years. The club was concerned that we may not have enough sellers going forward
because some of our regular sellers are retiring from the business, so we got the word out we were
looking for new sellers. It worked - some new collectors already showed
interest in selling next year, so much that we already booked the Masonic Lodge in East Aurora for 2018! So yes,
mark your calendars for Saturday July 28th, 2018 - the next sale is already being planned!
Happy to report that club member Nancy from Ohio won the raffle prize of the 1994 reproduction Dr. Doodle!
The next newsletter will have articles about all that went on during Convention 2017. Also see
the Facebook Groups for more from the convention, as some
of our club members were sharing updates and photos!
Many thanks to the club members and everyone who made Convention 2017 a big success!
July 27, 2017:NEW!
It's time! Convention 2017 is right ahead! Pack your bags and hit the road! For
club members, see Convention 2017 for information about
events for club members. For everyone out there, the Toy Sale is 9:00 to 3:00 on Saturday
July 29th at the Masonic Lodge at 645 Main in East Aurora NY. See Our Toy Sale Page
for more info. For everyone coming, see you soon in East Aurora NY!
July 21, 2017:NEW!
We're getting close! Unfortunately due to a malfunction at the print shop, the July 2017 newsletter
was delayed for 4 days and is getting mailed out today. It may not arrive in time for some people leaving
for the convention next week, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions needing
answering before you go! And if you are a club member and did not receive the invitation to the
dinner and want to come, yes please email us quickly! The sale is looking small this year with only 6
vendors, but one is selling tons of Little People sets and pieces, so yeah, there will be good stuff!!
June 28, 2017:NEW!
Ok, we are getting closer! For club members out there, invitations to the convention and
membership renewal were just mailed out. They were mailed on envelopes using our Vice President's personal
stationary (not club stationary like the newsletters), so keep an open eye for it! If you are coming to
the convention and do not
receive your envelope in the next week or so, email us at email@example.com and we will make sure you get one!
Our Paypal page is up and running here.
June 18, 2017:NEW!
We made an internet meme to celebrate Father's Day, done in Little People style, of course!
May 18, 2017:NEW!
We're starting to gear up for Convention 2017! Barely 2 months away!
We have openings for more vendors for the annual sale on July 29, 2017.
We have a handful of club members set to sell, and we have space for a few more sellers. We are
now opening selling to non-club members too. If you are a club
member or a non-club-member and thinking about selling your FP toys, see our page at
Vendor 2017 Information for more details!
April 5, 2017: NEW!
Mark your calendars! The club's next Annual Toy Show and Sale
will be Saturday July 29, 2017 at the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge, located at 645 Main Street
in East Aurora NY. Hours are 9:00 to 3:00, rain or shine! This is the same location that the
club used last year. For club members, the next convention is July 28 - 29, 2017. We are having the
annual dinner on Friday July 28th at Bravo Cafe and Catering in Elma NY. Full details
are listed in the April newsletter of the Gabby Goose, which was just mailed out! So collectors,
check your mailboxes!
February 28, 2017:
My apologies for any new members or people contacting the club over the last few weeks.
We are somewhat in the "off-season" right now (with people who handle things are either traveling or just very busy),
so some club business has not been slow to get done. Hopefully we will catch up soon!
December 23, 2016:
The December 2016 newsletter was mailed out to club members right before Christmas.
This is a very special issue - it is dedicated to long-time club member Sandy Rose, who
passed away in November 2016. We will miss her terribly. The newsletter shares many
memories and photos of Sandy and her family with the club through the years. See the
Gabby Goose Newsletter page to see more information
about the December 2016 newsletter, plus answers to the Adventure People Crossword Puzzle.
December 15, 2016:
We received questions concerning a "new toy" by Fisher-Price called the "Happy Hour Playset".
This supposed new toy has been circulating on people's social media feeds. This "toy" is designed for
preschoolers, and features a pretend bar with pretend beer bottles and pretend bar stools.
People have been wondering if this is real, and some are up-in-arms about the demented morals
of society to produce such a toy. Happy to say, "Happy Hour" is a joke!!! A total internet joke made
by a very good meme designer.
Fisher-Price even had to issue a disclaimer assuring people that this is not a real toy by their
company. It is not real. AT ALL!! Our club knows it can't be real since no one owns one. (If
it were real, true collectors would already have 2 - one to play with, and one mint-in-the-box!!).
The scale of the box to how large the toy would be also doesn't look right (another hint it is fake).
A link to an article about the "toy" can be found
November 9, 2016:
The club had a nice time at Convention 2016 last July! The next newsletter will hopefully be
completed during the next few weeks. The club is on break right now, but the Facebook groups are
very active in chatting!
Check out the Facebook Groups Page to join the fun!
July 22, 2016:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! The July 2016 issue of the Gabby Goose was mailed
out to all club members and should be arriving soon!
The Convention 2016 Page now has been updated with maps
to Bravo Cafe and Catering (where the Friday dinner will be held) and also to the Saturday July 30th Toy Sale
at the Masonic Lodge in East Aurora. If you want to print a flyer to the Toy Sale,
July 20, 2016:
Ok everyone, we are in the final stretch until Convention 2016! The Convention 2016 Page is
fully updated. Invitations were mailed out to all club members in late June, but if for some reason
you did not receive one, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org pronto!! Unfortunately the next Gabby Goose newsletter got delayed
at the print shop; but it should be mailed out very soon and arrive about a week before the convention!
The countdown is on!
June 14, 2016:
OK Club Members, things are rolling along now! The Convention 2016 Page
is updated. Also if you are a club member looking to sell at the sale, or even a former Toyfest seller, or
someone local to East Aurora with lots of vintage toys to sell, check out our
Potential Vendors Page for more information!
May 22, 2016:
The sale and convention is barely 2 months away so start your planning!
The dinner is set for July 29th and the sale for July 30th in the East Aurora NY area.
Reservations are required for the dinner so we can get an accurate headcount!
Club members will be mailed invitations to the dinner in the coming
weeks; if you can come, follow the instructions in the envelope and mail back your response!
The next newsletter should be sent in early July. Things are rolling along!
See The Toy Sale Page for more info about the sale!
March 11, 2016: Club members, Convention 2016 is set in stone!
The dates are definitely Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th! The annual dinner will be
held on Friday July 29th at a new place, the Bravo restaurant in Elma NY. Elma NY is one
town west of East Aurora. The Toy Show and Sale will be held on Saturday July 30th, at the
Blazing Star Masonic Lodge on Main Street in East Aurora NY. This is a new location for us and
puts our sale right on Main Street during the Chamber Of Commerce's Street Festival, so we
are quite excited to see how this new location does! More information will be mailed to
club members closer to the summer. Mark your calendars, everyone!
March 6, 2016:
Collectors, the latest issue of the Gabby Goose was just mailed out! Should be arriving soon!
January 25, 2016:
We posted a new webpage for the club's 2016 Convention. But for
the convention and toy sale to happen, new venues need to be found.
If it all comes together, the dates would be July 29 and 30, 2016.
But as of now, nothing is set. More details to come as plans are firmed up.
January 24, 2016:
The next newsletter has been delayed indefinitely until certain issues are resolved.
The club is currently on hiatus (nothing going on right now). There will be changes coming in the new year; no events are currently planned at this time.
July 28, 2015:
Convention 2015 was great! The sale did well, and the sit-down dinner was the most fun in years! We
played Musical Chairs, in Little People style! (Yes, it was quite a sight!).
It was great to see everyone, and we are hoping to get together again in July 2016. There may be changes
to the convention next year, and we will keep people posted as plans are made.
The next newsletter
(hopefully planned for the Fall of 2015) will be filled with photos and articles all about Convention 2015!
July 23, 2015:
Convention 2015 is here! See everyone in East Aurora! Click here for July 25th Toy Sale info!
July 20, 2015:
For club members, the July 2015 issue of the newsletter The Gabby Goose
was mailed out around July 15th - if you don't receive it soon, let us know!
July 4, 2015:
Happy Independence Day! The club has shared a photo celebrating the holiday, done in Little People Style! (Click photo to see full size).
June 29, 2015:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! Invitations to Convention 2015 were
mailed out and should be arriving shortly! We have a new option this year - you can pay using
Paypal for dues renewal, dinner reservations, and even raffle tickets! The link to the Paypal site is here at
Paypal for Club Members Page.
The dinner is $22 a person,
and club members can bring any guests they like. The raffle prize this year is the 1990 Toyfest toy
Prancing Horses, plus more to be named (have multiple winners this year). Raffle tickets are $1 each on Paypal.
Dues for next year are $25 a person.
If you are not coming to the Convention and renewing for next year, dues for next year can be paid by September 1st.
If you are coming to the Convention, mail us back your invitation filled out with payment, or use the Paypal link
listed on your invitation!
Collectors, it's less than 4 weeks away! See the updated Convention 2015 for
June 20, 2015:
Club members, the invitations to the upcoming Convention are soon to be mailed out! We apologize for the
delay, since we were transferring duties among people and trying to modernize, which took some time to work out.
All club members and their guests are invited to the club's annual dinner at the American Legion Hall in East Aurora NY.
The date is Friday July 24, probably around 6:00 pm. The price is $22 a person. Food will be served buffet-style, and the
menu is still being chosen (as of this writing). The sale will be the next day on Saturday July 25th. If you can
come, respond to the instructions in the invitations! Time to start getting ready!
May 25, 2015:
The planning for the next Toy Sale and Convention is going full-blast! For everyone out there, the
club's annual Toy Show and Sale is planned for Saturday July 25, 2015 in East Aurora NY, at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church on Pine Street. See the Toy Sale Page for details!
And for club members, Convention 2015 will include dinner at the American Legion on Friday July 24th. Invitations will
be mailed out about a month before the Convention. If you can come, return your invitation so we can
get an accurate head count! Hope to see you there!
May 10, 2015:
Happy Mother's Day! The club shared a photo on Facebook, done in Little People style, of course!
April 10, 2015:
Club Members, time to check your mailboxes! The Spring 2015 issue of the newsletter The Gabby Goose was mailed
out this week, should be arriving soon! This issue features some more info about the July 2015 convention.
Also included are
articles about our Facebook pages and groups, author Brad Cassity, Pixar's Toy Story and their use of Fisher-Price toys,
Basic Fun's brand new Little Snoopy replica toy, and a FPLP word game called "Name That Lithograph"!
The newsletter will be arriving in a yellow envelope with a chatter phone on the label. Check it out, collectors!
March 2, 2015: March is here!
Many club members live in northern and Mid-Atlantic states that experienced a HORRIBLE winter. This photo is for you guys!!
OK winter, time to move along and let spring get here soon. (Click photo to see a larger size).
February 3, 2015:
Did some upgrading and updating of this website. The Convention 2015
page is up and running, which will have details about the upcoming convention this summer.
The Toy Sale Page is also updated for 2015, now listing the next sale date of
July 25, 2015. Also some new pages have been added to this site: a page about our newsletter
The Gabby Goose (the actual newsletter is not available online,
it is mailed out to club members); plus a Facebook Groups and Pages which
has links to places to chat with other Fisher-Price fans, or to get club information. Check it out!
February 2, 2015:
Some very sad news to report. The Fisher-Price Collectors Club was informed by his family that author Brad
Cassity has passed away, in mid January 2015. Brad wrote the very popular "yellow" Fisher-Price book,
Fisher-Price Toys: A Pictorial Price Guide to the More Popular Toys
. Many club members knew him well, and helped contribute photos to his wonderful book.
The club sends their condolences to his family in this difficult time.
February 1, 2015:
Happy to report, the Fisher-Price Collectors Club has set the dates of our next convention:
Friday July 24th and Saturday July 25, 2015. The Toy Show and Sale is tentatively set for
Saturday July 25th, as part of the East Aurora Chamber of Commerce's Street and Sidewalk Sale (which is
listed for July 25th on their website calendar now). Details are still being planned, so watch this website
for more announcements, and the next Gabby Goose newsletter will have all the information about Convention 2015!
January 17, 2015:
Welcome to the new year! The Fisher-Price Collectors Club is starting to plan ahead into 2015. As of now,
the next toy sale is still in the planning stage and nothing has been set yet. The
Toy Sale Page was just updated, and watch that page for details as they come.
The next Gabby Goose newsletter will be in the spring. If anyone wants to chat, our Facebook groups are
still quite active even in the dead of winter! (Check the last Gabby Goose newsletter for the Facebook
For older news going back to 2008, Click here.
Facebook Groups - Click here to see Facebook groups where many
Fisher-Price fans chat. These groups are open to everyone, and are not run by the club.
Join the Club - Click to read information about joining the
Fisher-Price Collectors Club. The Membership
Application can be found here.
All About The Club - Click to see more information
about the club; who we are and what we do, our history and our mission and goals.
News and Announcements - See News about Fisher-Price and club happenings
Club Newsletter - See general info about the club's newsletter The Gabby Goose.
The newsletter is not available online (it is mailed to members).
Annual Toy Show and Sale -
Most years, the Fisher-Price Collectors Club holds an annual Collectible and
Antique Toy Show and Sale in East Aurora NY. Click to see if there is a sale this year (held in
the summer during our convention); also shows many photos from past sales.
East Aurora, NY Information -
The Club's annual convention is held in East Aurora, NY. Click to see
hotel and transportation information, and maps of the area.
Fisher-Price Toy Guide Books -
Looking to buy a book about Fisher-Price toys? This page highlights 3
of the best ones out there!
This page has some Fisher-Price and toy-related links.
Member Memorials -
This page is dedicated to the memory of some dear friends of the club.
Past Conventions - Click this link to read about the club's past conventions in East Aurora NY.
Convention 2008, Convention 2009,
The Toys We Collect -
This page shows an overview of the lines of toys that members of the
club love to collect. Play Family/Little People toys; musical wind-up toys;
wooden pull toys; and many more!
The Adventure People -
This page talks about the Fisher-Price Adventure People, made from around 1975
until around 1984. Has a list of all the sets produced.
Adventure People Figure Lookup Guide -
Got a stray Adventure People figure and no idea what set it came from or
if it's rare or common? Check here! Photos of over 75 figures, with some rare
variations and prototypes thrown in for fun.
The Wooden Pull Trains -
This page has photos and information all about the Fisher-Price pull trains.
Looky Chug-Chug; Huffy Puffy; Dinkie; Toot-Toot - they are all here!
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