|Last Updated: July 21, 2019|
The Fisher-Price Collectors Club is most active in the spring and summer months leading
up to the convention, but throughout the year we post club news and other Fisher-Price toy
updates. (For chatting throughout the year with other collectors, definitely see our
This page will have updates on convention news, upcoming toy sales, Gabby Goose
newsletter information and mailings, and more. The most recent news is at the top.
|July 21, 2019 UPDATE: Convention 2019 is just about here!! Pack your bags and
hop in your nifty station wagon (or whatever you drive!), or head to the airport and board the Funjet,
and we will see you in East Aurora NY!
June 18, 2019: NEW!
Convention 2019 is getting close! If you are a club member and want to
attend the annual dinner, if you haven't yet, mail back your invitations (that came with the March Gabby Goose newsletter) to
Tammy very soon! Or if you like, you can pay at the club's Paypal Page Here.
We need to know how many at the dinner by June 30th so we can give the restaurant a headcount. To renew membership for
next year, send back the form (that came with the March Gabby Goose) by September 1st! See our page at
Convention 2019 for all the details about what's going on in July!
June 17, 2019: NEW!
The club's next sale is Saturday July 27th, 2019.
For information about hours, directions and parking,
see our Updated Annual Toy Sale Page Here.
May 28, 2019: NEW!
About 2 months until the convention! The club is now
advertising to the public
for more vendors for our Saturday July 27th Toy sale. So if anyone is interested in setting up a table to
sell their Fisher-Price toys, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your info to Becky, our sale
chairperson! She will then contact you, and send a contract if you decide to sell.
You do not have to be a club member to be a vendor at the sale.
Tables are $45 to rent, and an additional fee for more tables (space permitting). Also see our page at
2019 Potential Vendor Information.
March 26, 2019:
Our editor and board members got it done!! The March 2019 issue of the Gabby Goose was mailed out to club members,
along with a bonus Easter edition in full color! Also included are invitations to the July 26-27th 2019 convention
in East Aurora NY! Collectors, check your mailboxes!
February 5th, 2019:
Convention 2019 is SET!!! The dates are Friday July 26th and Saturday July 27th, 2019 in
beautiful East Aurora NY! Like in prior years, the sit-down dinner will be held on Friday and
the sale will be on Saturday. The sale will be once again at the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge on Main Street
in East Aurora NY. Hours will be 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine! More information will be posted
on our Convention 2019 Page and our
Annual Toy Sale Page. The sale is open to everyone, not just
club members! So everyone, mark your calendars!
Also due to life circumstances taking priority, the Gabby Goose newsletter has been delayed.
We apologize for the delay, and
will update the Gabby Goose Page when it is done.
January 21, 2019:
We added a new page to this site for the Adventure People fans out there - now you
can see all the Illustrated carded figures on one page! The Fisher-Price Adventure People were
a line of toys produced from around the mid 1970's to mid 1980's and many sets and figures are
popular to collect. This page has photos and
descriptions of the figures that came on illustrated cards (Brainoid,
Clawtron, Opticon and many more!), all of which had amazing graphics!
Click here to see the page!
January 18, 2019:
The webmaster is still awaiting offical word on Convention 2019 and our annual toy sale.
Should hear something soon!
December 25, 2018:
Happy holidays to all! Anyone remember getting Fisher-Price toys for the Christmas when
you were little? Many members of the club had Fisher-Price toys as a child and cherish
those special memories.
December 20, 2018:
The club is in the "off-season" right now, so not much going on. No official plans have been
finalized yet for next year's events; we will update people as word comes in from the board.
We are in the process of a long-overdue overhaul of the website, so bear with us as we
slowly get things uploaded and remove bugs from the code!
September 16th, 2018:
Convention 2018 was held on July 27-28 in East Aurora NY. We had a nice turnout, a super fun dinner,
and the sellers were pleased with how well the sell went! Photos of the convention were posted in
our Facebook groups, namely Tammy's Fisher-Price Collectors Club (See links here at
Facebook Groups). There are some changes with the club, as
we had a new president elected and some changes in members of the board. As with any non-profit run by
volunteers, we hope to stay strong going into 2019, but there could always be changes ahead if the club just
doesn't have the manpower to do things.
2019 will be the club's silver anniversary, so it's been discussed doing some fun things at the
July 16th, 2018:
We're getting closer to Convention 2018! For club members who want to attend the dinner,
send back your invitations (mailed the end of June with the Gabby Goose newsletter) to
Tammy as soon as possible so we can get an accurate head count! The raffle prizes have
been chosen and they are SUPER COOL! We have 2 signed drawings by the one-and-only Bruce Inglis,
long-time club member and former Fisher-Price employee. One drawing is Toyfest's Snoopy, and
one is the very classic Buzzy Bee. For club member to attend the dinner, renew membership or
buy raffle tickets online, see our PayPal Page.
June 29, 2018:
OK CLUB MEMBERS, HERE WE GO! The June Gabby Goose newsletter was just mailed out, with the invitations
to the convention included inside it! So both are coming in one envelope this year, and should be
arriving very soon! If you want to come to the convention dinner, fill out the form and send payment
to secure your spot! Everyone can also renew membership and buy raffle tickets for our
annual fundraiser (the prize is still being decided as of this writing). If anyone wants to sell
at the sale, we are looking for more vendors! We are now open to everyone, club members and general
public alike! For more information about potentially being a seller, see our page at
Vendor 2018 Information!
May 15, 2018:
The club is continuing to gear up for our annual convention!
Check out our page at Our Annual Toy Sale for information
about the July 28th Sale, and Convention 2018 Page for events for
club members. Invitations
to the convention will be mailed out to club members later in the spring. Stay tuned!
March 9, 2018:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! The newest issue of the Gabby Goose newsletter was mailed out
in early March. More information about this issue can be found on our
Gabby Goose webpage. This is the first issue of 2018. We have a new editor taking over, and the
club very much appreciates all the work she has done! Convention 2018 is pretty much set in stone -
the club will have the annual dinner on Friday July 27, 2018 and then the sale the next day
on Saturday July 28th. Club member have first priority in selling, so if you are a member and interested,
send us an email at fpclub.org! More information will be mailed to club members this spring about
attending the dinner and selling at the sale. Stayed tuned!
December 15, 2017:
The club is, more or less, in the "off-season" right now, and on hiatus until 2018.
Due to a variety of reasons, the next Gabby Goose newsletter has been delayed until early 2018.
We have a new editor taking over, as the prior editor resigned, so there will be a "learning curve"
as the new editor gets up and running. The club may also have
new officers and members of the board (still being discussed) for 2018.
The next convention and Toy Sale has been set for
July 27 - 28, 2018, so mark those calendars!
August 6, 2017:
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:
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:
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 email@example.com 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure you get one!
Our Paypal page is up and running here.
June 18, 2017:
We made an internet meme to celebrate Father's Day, done in Little People style, of course!
May 18, 2017:
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:
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 email@example.com 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
November 27, 2014:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! The November issue of the newsletter The Gabby Goose was mailed out!
This issue features articles all about our July 2014 convention! Lots of photos, a complete
write-up of all events, and more puzzles to solve! The newsletter was mailed out right before
Thanksgiving so it should be arriving soon!
November 21, 2014:
Check this out! A 2014 holiday commercial by Honda features the Fisher-Price Little People!! These were
the Little People made from 1990-1996, and affectionately called "The Chunky Little People" by collectors.
If you go to YouTube.com and search for "Happy Honda Days Little People", hopefully
the video will come up!
July 17, 2014:
Collectors, check your mailboxes - the newest issue of our newsletter
The Gabby Goose was mailed out! This issue has articles such as: all you need to know about Convention 2014;
Facebook groups and pages; a wonderful Fisher-Price blog; A harder-than-it-looks Fisher-Price pull-toy Crossword puzzle;
Ted F.'s first collecting memories (aka "The Ferris Wheel"); Meet Sassy the Fisher-Price-loving cat; plus more too!
The newsletter was mailed out on Tuesday July 15 so it should be arriving pretty soon. Check it out!
June 22, 2014:
Things are coming along for Convention 2014! Club Members, check your mailboxes - Jacquie mailed out the invitations
to the club's annual dinner! This year, the dinner is at the American Legion off of Center Street in East Aurora NY.
Cost is $20 a person, and food is served buffet style. The dinner is on Friday July 25th and
starts at 6:00 pm. Dress is pretty much anything
you like - some people dress up, while others love coming in their favorite toy-themed tshirts!
Jacquie mailed out the invitations around June 20th, so if you
don't receive yours shortly, email us here at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you one! Also mailed out were the dues for next year ($25) plus raffle tickets for our fundraiser this year -
the 1993 Toyfest toy named Jingle Elephant. If you can come to the dinner, mail back your invitation and check by
July 9th, since the American Legion needs a headcount. The dinner is always a fun time - if you can make it, COME!!
May 27, 2014:
The Toy Show and Sale's plans are coming along, and
we have a few more spots for potential vendors.
If you are a club member interested in selling your collectible toys, email us at email@example.com!
Or if you are a former ToyFest seller and want to sell again, or
even just someone who lives in the East Aurora area who has a decent-sized Fisher-Price and/or vintage toy collection to sell, check out our
page on being a potential vendor.
May 18, 2014:
The Toy Show and Sale is ON!
The date and place is set: Just like in prior years, the Fisher-Price Collectors
Club will be holding our annual Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale on Saturday July 26th, at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Aurora NY. The church is located at 43 Pine Street, which is very close to
where Pine meets Main Street. The hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The sale is very much open to the public,
everyone is welcomed! For more information on parking, maps,
what kinds of toys may be for sale, see our 2014 Toy Sale page!
April 25, 2014:
The 2014 Convention is definitely set for the weekend of Friday July 25th and Saturday July 26th! The dinner
is (barring unforeseen consequences) set for Friday night, and may be in a new place this year. The sale's
plans are coming along - we hope to have it on Saturday July 26th in East Aurora. But that is not set in
stone yet - stay tuned!
March 27, 2014:
Collectors, time to go check your mailboxes! The latest issue of the Gabby Goose has been mailed.
Many thanks to Diane for all her hard work over the past few years! The plans for this summer's
convention are coming along - so mark your calendars for the weekend of July 25 - July 26, 2014!
More details to come as things get set.
February 3, 2014:
The club is thinking ahead to warm and sunny July when we are planning on holding our annual convention!
The dates are tentatively set for Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26th. As always, the convention
would be held in East Aurora, home of the Fisher-Price factory! Nothing has been set in stone as of this
writing, so keep watching this website for details as they come.
November 16, 2013:
Collectors, time to check your mailboxes! The newest issue of our newsletter The Gabby Goose was mailed out!
October 11, 2013:
Just updated the Toy Sale Page for 2014. Right now, we hope to hold the
sale again next July - keep your eye on this webpage or the club's Facebook page for details as they come.
August 2, 2013:
Convention 2013 was awesome - has everyone recovered yet? Sorted your new toys? Made space in your homes or
storage units? Photos coming soon!
July 25, 2013:
Convention 2013 is here! For club members who are coming this year - see you all in East Aurora NY!
July 19, 2013:
Club members, if you can come to the dinner, mail your invitations and check back to Jacquie pronto!
We have to get an exact (or pretty darn close) headcount for the restaurant.
We already met our minimum amount of people, so we are good to go!
July 5, 2013:
Club members, check those mailboxes! Jacquie mailed out the invitations to the 2013 convention over the last
couple weeks. We are having a Social hour and dinner on Friday July 26, then the sale on Saturday July 27.
Reservations required for the dinner, and it is for club members and their guests only.
The dinner is $22 this year.
If you can come, send back the invitations soon so we can get a headcount for the dinner! Jacquie would love the
invitations back by July 17th. Also mailed out
were the dues for next year, and raffle tickets. Dues are due back by Sept 1st.
This year's raffle prize is a Pebbles Camel, a Toyfest reproduction toy.
This is the club's 20th anniversary, so a special year for us! Hope all you club members can
June 19, 2013:
Yes, FINALLY The Fisher-Price Collectors Club has entered the world of Facebook! We have a new
page that contains general information about the club. And hopefully soon will have updates about
our Toy Sale and convention, plus some fun general Fisher-Price toy trivia and tidbits.
Anyone can "like" the page - club members or anyone else out there! The Facebook link is here at
June 18, 2013:
Collectors, time to check your mailboxes! The next issue of our newsletter The Gabby Goose
was mailed out. Inside this issue you can find the schedule for the upcoming convention. If you are planning to attend
the sit-down dinner, Jacquie will mail out the invitations soon!
June 8, 2013:
The next Toy Show and Sale is set for Saturday July 27, 2013! Like in previous years,
the sale will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 43 Pine street in East Aurora NY.
The hours are 9:00 until 2:30ish. Some vendors may pack up earlier than 2:30, so it's better to get there
on the earlier side! There will be vintage Fisher-Price toys for sale - Little People, wooden pull toys,
Toyfest reproductions, newer Little People, other lines of older collectible toys. See photos on the
Convention 2012 page to get an idea of how big this sale is, and what
you may find!
June 3, 2013: Less than 2 months until the convention! The convention will be held over the weekend of
July 26-27, 2013. The convention will follow a similar pattern as last year -
we will have a social hour/dealer set-up on Friday afternoon; sit-down dinner on Friday night;
and the Toy Show and Sale on Saturday coinciding with the Main Street Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival.
Jacquie will be mailing out invitations to the dinner for club members soon - watch your mailbox!
April 8, 2013:
Happy to say, the club is working on the details of the upcoming summer convention - the dates are definitely set for
July 26 - July 27, 2013! Watch this page as more details come available, and club members will be getting more info
in the next newsletter.
April 7, 2013:
If anyone has a young daughter ages 3 - 6 who likes picture books, there is a new one just published that has
a small connection to a classic Fisher-Price toy! In the book Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann, the main character
is a young girl who finds her favorite woods has been turned into a garbage dump. With some magic, she reuses many
of the items in new ways to promote the idea of recycling. If you look closely in the background when she is surrounded
by garbage, there is a classic Fisher-Price chatter phone! The phone appears on 3 different pages. Takes some eagle eyes
to see the chatter phone among the garbage, but there it is! Nice to see a chatter phone get a little recognition in the
February 19, 2013:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! The most recent copy of the Gabby Goose
Newsletter was mailed out!
January 22, 2013:
The Convention 2013 Page is now online. The dates are scheduled for July 26-27, 2013. Some things aren't
yet set in stone, so watch this page for details as they come! We hope to have our social hour, show and sale!
This will be the 20th anniversary of the Fisher-Price Collectors Club!
October 29, 2012:
FINALLY! Got a whole bunch of photos from the 2012 Convention, plus lots of info about what went on!
Click here to see the photos!
September 12, 2012:
I updated the Toy Sale Page for 2013. The club hopes to have a sale again next July,
so watch this site for details! Still working on getting photos up from the Convention - soon!
July 29, 2012:
Convention 2012 was great! A HUGE thanks to everyone who helped out and made our sale and dinner possible!
After we all recover, chat is resuming on Tuesday nights at 9:00 (check for the
link in the newsletter Gabby Goose). Still got to get photos up!
July 26, 2012:
Convention 2012 is here! See you all in East Aurora!
July 25, 2012:
Collectors, check your mailboxes quick! Jacquie and Diane pulled it off - they finished publishing the Gabby Goose and
and got it mailed out in time for the convention!
July 18, 2012:
For any club members coming to the convention:
Click here if you need to print the map and schedule of events. I just updated it for 2012, yeah!
July 12, 2012:
For any club members coming to the dinner that have not mailed back your reservations,
mail them to Jacquie right away so we know how many are coming! I am also adding some more photos
to the slideshow on the Home Page, trying to get more content on there!
July 6, 2012:
I updated the Toy Sale Page - The Toy sale is on Saturday July 28th,
in East Aurora NY, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Pine Street. Map included on that page.
Also, club members - return your convention invitations/dues soon so we can do a head count!
June 22, 2012:
In mid June, Jacquie mailed out the invitations to the Convention 2012 dinner,
plus dues for next year. Check your mailboxes - hopefully yours came by now! We need
to know soon how many club members are attending the dinner since we have a minimum number to meet!
We're having prime rib, you know ......!
June 14, 2012:
Convention 2012 is only 6 weeks away! Jacquie will be mailing out the dinner reservations
and dues soon. I also been trying to update the site with a new look, which is testing my
limited web skills to the max here!
May 23, 2012:
Collectors, check your mailboxes (I mean your real
mailboxes, not the one with your #2500 Fisher-Price
Main Street set) - Gabby Goose newsletter was mailed out!
We are looking for some more club members to write articles -
check the last page of the Gabby Goose for more details.
April 24, 2012:
Convention 2012 is set for Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28, 2012! There is one
main difference from prior years -
the dinner is going to be on Friday night instead of Saturday.
Check the Convention 2012 for details as they come.
Start making your plans!
February 25, 2012:
Fisher-Price toys were featured in the December 14th, 2011 edition of the magazine Antique Trader recently. It mentions
the Top 10 Fisher-Price toys to collect, with 1936's Pushcart Pete having a value in the $9000 range.
Wow, wished I owned something on that list! The article is written by Bruce Fox, who wrote
Fisher-Price Toys Guide Book. To see the article,
click here!. (Hope the links works; it may not work forever!).
Yeah! A new replica toy has been released. This one is the Fisher-Price Changeable Picture Disk Camera #112.
The original one was
made from around the late 1960's until around 1972. The original camera had discs sold with it, that you would
place in the camera to view scenes. I
personally never had this camera growing up, and never came across one in all my time in rummage and yard sales,
so I am quite curious about it! Not sure what stores are
selling the replica, but I see it being sold online in various places. Check it out!
December 5, 2011: Collectors, check your mailboxes!
The Fall issue of the Gabby Goose was mailed out. Lots of fun
stuff - Ted writes more about the wind-up music boxes; we recount the events of
the 2011 summer convention;
the "Getting To Know You" article is about our youngest member ever (at 6 years old!);
plus more! Sit on down and enjoy!
November 11, 2011: For those who enjoy decorating for Christmas, remember
to stop by a Hallmark Store and look for the new Fisher-Price ornaments. This year, there is
the red Music Box Teaching Clock, and the Play Family House (the yellow/blue one). The
attention to detail is amazing, and the quality is awesome! There is also an ornament based on
Snoopy Snifer called "Snoop 'N Sniff", which was released in limited quantites and will
be harder to find. So go out there and get your ornaments, because you may wind up buying
them at super expensive prices later on Ebay if you don't (just look at what the Barn
ornament sells for - yikes!).
September 16, 2011: Everyone recovered from Convention 2011 yet?
Got all of your new toys displayed? Hope so! Also Chat is continuing on Tuesday nights at
9:00 pm Eastern Time - drop by and chat, or just leave a message! The password
and link to the Chatzy site is listed in the last issue of the Gabby Goose.
July 31, 2011: Convention 2011 was held on August 29-30 in East Aurora
and we had a great time!! The sale went really well, and the dinner was fun
as always! We met some new members as well as saw many of our regulars.
Thanks to everyone who helped out - hope to get photos and details up
on the site soon!
July 22, 2011:
For any club members who need a map to see where the
dinner and sale are, Click here!
July 22, 2011: The Toy Sale is all set for Saturday July 30, 2011 at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church at 43 Pine Street, East Aurora. The sale will be
smaller than in previous years, since some regulars can't make it this year.
But like always, it should be lots of fun with plenty of interesting toys!
July 18, 2011: Collectors, check your mailboxes! The Summer issue of
the Gabby Goose was mailed out - should be arriving around now. All the Convention 2011
information is in there; plus Ted F. has an article; also some new members
share their stories; plus much more! Hope everyone is getting ready for next week's
sale and dinner!
June 19, 2011:
Club Members, check your mailboxes! Jacquie mailed out
2011 Convention information and dues for next year. Send back whether you are
coming to the dinner and how many people, so we know how many tables to set!
Also included are raffle
tickets to send back (hey someone not present won last year!). The events this
year are: A Social Hour at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (43 Pine Street) at 3:00
on Friday July 29th; The Toy Sale at the church on Saturday July 30th from
9:00 to 2:30ish; the dinner (be there by 6:30!) at the Village Kitchen Cafe on
Saturday night. Ted F. is speaking this year (which will make you want to
beef up your wind-up toy collection!). Join us for the fun!
Click here to see the Convention 2011 webpage.
June 10, 2011: I added
a new PDF membership application on the Join The Club page.
Yeah trying to modernize a bit!
May 2011: Collectors, mark your calendars! The 2011 Convention is
set for Saturday, July 30 in East Aurora NY, the home of Fisher-Price!
If everything continues
to fall into place, we will once again have our Toy Show and Sale at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church on Pine Street (from roughly 9:30 to 2:30ish). Our annual
dinner is set for that evening at the Village Kitchen Cafe on Riley Street, just
like in previous years. You will be getting invitations in the mail with more
information. Start making your plans! Click here to see
the webpage for the 2011 Convention.
The Late Winter/Spring edition of the Gabby Goose was mailed out -
everyone check your mailboxes! Also we have a day set for our get-together
for the summer of 2011 - Saturday July 30th in East Aurora, NY! We hope
to have a sale again, plus our dinner. More details to come!
Finally got up a bunch of photos of our July 2010 convention -
Check it out!. Also
I put up a page for the
2011 convention. So when plans
start coming together, information can be found there.
The Weekly chat sessions (Tuesdays at 9:00)
are going on - the link is in the
Gabby Goose newsletter.
Mid September, 2010:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! It's that time of year -
the Fall edition of the Gabby Goose was mailed out, filled
with fun photos from our annual convention in July! We are also
discussing starting a Facebook page - more info coming on
August 3, 2010:
What a great weekend!! The Annual Toy Show and Sale (July 24th)
went really well, and the dinner was fun as always, too! I'll be
getting details and photos up soon!
July 16, 2010:
For any club members who need a map to see where the
dinner and sale are, Click here!
July 2, 2010:
Hey Club Members! Our plans for our
2010 Get-Together are set
for July 24, 2010! There will be a Toy Sale, as well as the
Jacquie mailed out the reservations for
the club dinner - send back
your RSVP soon so we know if we will have enough people for
a buffet, or just order off the menu!
The Toy Show and Sale
is also set on July 24th from 9:00 to 3:00, at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church
at 43 Pine Street, East Aurora NY.
Also mailed out were
membership info and dues for next year - send those back
May 11, 2010:
We are starting to make plans for the summer get-together
for the club - a new webpage for information can be
found here. We are working on
having a Toy Show and Sale, but we'll probably do
a meal (luncheon or dinner) for sure. Watch this website for more
info as it comes!
Early May, 2010:
The Gabby Goose was mailed out - Collectors check your
While snowed in during a blizzard, I was bored so I
tried to add a slideshow of some favorite toys - hope my
web skills are good enough to make this work!
(slideshow at the top of the home page).
Early December 2009:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! The Winter issue of the
Gabby Goose was mailed out in early December. Many thanks
as always to Diane and Jacquie for all their work in
putting it together!
August 29, 2009:
Our luncheon was on Saturday August 29th, and we had
a great time! Quite a few of us were able to attend,
and it was great seeing everyone this year. Hope to get
up a webpage about what we did.
The Summer issue of the Gabby Goose was mailed out!
For anyone going to the August 29th Luncheon that needs
East Aurora info and directions,
Click here for an updated
map for 2009.
July 2009: CLUB MEMBERS - PLEASE READ!
Collectors, check your mailboxes!
Club renewal forms were mailed out at the end of July.
Also included is information about attending our annual
get-together. This year it's pretty simply - a luncheon
on Saturday August 29th at 1:00 pm at the Village Kitchen
Cafe in East Aurora NY. We will order off the menu.
We will also be doing the annual raffle, plus giving out the
Caring and Sharing Award. Club Members, send back your forms
to Jacquie by August 15th, so we know who's coming and how
many people to include in the reservations!
Click here for more info.
June 2009: Sad news to report - The Fisher-Price
Collectors Club will not be having an
Antique Toy Show and Sale this
year. Like the two frowning Little People shown here, we aren't
happy about it, but alas there were many reasons for this
May 2009: More sad news to report -
the Toytown Museum on
Girard Steet in East Aurora has
closed, and it appears this is permanent. They may be looking for
another location, but it remains to be seen what happens next.
A huge loss to toy collectors everywhere.
May 2009: The Spring Gabby Goose newsletter was mailed - collectors, check
March 2009: Good news!! In celebration of the 50th
anniversary of the Little People, Fisher-Price has produced
4 new commemorative toys, in a retro style in remembrance of
the classic Little People. They are called the "Little People
Play 'n Go", and the 4 new toys are a
house, fire station, farm, and school house. The new toys have a base made
of light-weight plastic and tin, with plastic Little People and some accessories.
Sadly the Little People figures are large and chunky, but
alas, that's how things are made in current times for safety reasons.
Nice to see the vintage Little People being remembered today!
December 2008: The Winter Gabby Goose
Newsletter was mailed out - check it out!
Our annual convention was held over the weekend of
August 22-24, 2008, in East Aurora NY.
to see photos! It was a fun time for all!
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