Judy's Vintage Fisher Price Toys
|1974 Play Family Castle #993
Complete in Box
Restored to Like New Condition
is the #993 Play Family Castle made by Fisher Price in 1974-1977.
It is 100% complete with all the original parts including the
original box. It is in excellent restored condition, and while not
perfect, it comes close. Here's what I found:
The Castle: I had to replace several of the lithos on this Castle to make it look like new again. All the lithos are professionally made reproductions which are not distinguishable from the originals. The replaced lithos are: The brown wood castle floor, the blue moat, the small Fisher Price litho over the door, and the one on the side of the swing out staircase. The rest of the lithos on this toy are original and in minty condition.
The body of the castle is just about perfect. There are no breaks or cracks in the plastic parts, and the two cardboard towers show no dents or any other damage. The one thing I must mention is that there is a marble stuck in the hole on top of one of the towers (see last picture below). I have not attempted to remove this for fear of cracking the plastic tower piece. This does not really distract from the appearance or function of the castle in any way.
The Accessories: All are original and correct for this set. Just one thing to note: The foam mattresses in the beds are replacements I put in because the originals have long since disintegrated with age. Everything else looks very nearly new. Nothing is broken or damaged in any other way. The horses and dragon are complete with all the correct number of ears, tails, etc. firmly attached. The litho on the table is perfect. The Little People all have wood bodies and plastic heads except for the silver Knight which was only made in all plastic. These pieces are in beautiful condition. They have nice clear face paint. There are no chew marks on anything.
The Box: This has not survived as well as the castle. It is pretty beat up with lots of dents and tears. It's got quite a bit of old tape on it. But strangely enough all the flaps are still attached, and the front graphic isn't bad at all. Sorry...but I don't have the inner parts box for this set. Here's the complete list of what you'll get:
Play Family Castle as described
Original outer box
Two horses - one brown and one black
One double and two twin red beds (replaced mattresses)
Two tall red thrones
Two short red thrones/chairs
Round table with steak litho
White scalloped horse harness
Yellow scalloped armored saddle
Wood/plastic King, Queen, Prince, Princess and Woodsman
All plastic Knight
As with all my toys, this set has been carefully cleaned before listing.
Larger pictures are available upon request.
To purchase this set, click on "Back to Complete Play Sets" at the top of this page. This is item #100 in the list.