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1966 Musical Ferris Wheel #969
First Version
Complete in Box

Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - Complete in Box

This is the first version of the #969 Musical Ferris Wheel made by Fisher Price in 1966-1972.  Being the first version, it comes with the smaller, straight-sided Little People, and the seats on the Ferris Wheel were made with posts to keep the Little People from falling out.  It is complete and in perfect working condition, but there are some issues.  Here's what I found:

The first thing to note is that the litho on the ticket booth has some age darkening.  It's not bad, as you can see from the pictures...but it's not perfect either.  There are also a few bubbles in that litho and on the two tan roof lithos as well.  This is unfortunate, but not unexpected on a toy this old.  The good news is that every litho on this toy is original; I have not had to replace any of them.  The lithos on the wheel are perfect, and the green "grass" litho on the base is the best I've ever seen.  There isn't a mark of any kind on it.

The Ferris Wheel is in excellent working condition.  When you wind it up, the wheel turns and the music plays "In The Good Old Summertime"....all at the correct speed.  Also, the angry boy "operating" the ride rocks back and forth just as he should.  The musical movement was made in Japan.

The four original all wood Little People that came with this set are included.  All are in excellent condition with nice clean face paint and no chew marks.  The dog has both his plastic ears properly attached.

The box is not perfect, but it's one of the better ones I've seen for this toy.  There is the usual corner and edge wear you'd expect to see on a box this old.  There are some corner tears, and a dent in the top of the box.  Also, someone (not me) wrote "2.00" in black marker on the top of the box.  Even with its flaws, this box should display quite nicely.

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 #113 in the list.



Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - Front                Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - back


Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - Little People         Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - ticket booth



Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - side 1  Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - side 2   Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - base     



Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - box            Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - back of box
             Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - box side 1                      Vintage Fisher Price Ferris Wheel - box side 2
        
    
   

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