Judy's Vintage Fisher Price Toys
|1974 Play Family Castle #993
Complete with in Box
Near Mint Condition
is the #993 Play Family Castle made by Fisher Price in 1974-1977.
It is 100% complete in the Box with all the original parts, and
in very close to MINT condition. The Castle itself it really
beautiful. There are a few scrapes on the floor litho inside
caused by the moving staircase, but even these marks are much less
prominent than you'll usually find on this piece. The only
other flaw I can find is that while the yellow drawbridge raises and
lowers properly, it no longer makes the clicking sound.
For the rest, the Castle is as nice as can be found anywhere. There are no breaks or cracks in it. The cardboard towers are straight with no bends or dents in them. The lithos, inside and out, are very near perfect (except as mentioned above). There are no tears, stains or bubbles in them. The spring flagpole is straight, and the blue flag is complete.
The accessories are as nice as the building. They are all here, and all are original to this set. The only thing to mention is that the foam mattresses in the beds are replacements I put in because the originals have disintegrated as they always do. Nothing is broken, cracked or damaged in any other way. The horses and dragon are complete with all the correct number of ears, tails, etc. Nothing is broken or missing. The litho on the round table is perfect. The Little People have wood bodies and plastic heads....except for the Silver Knight which only came in all plastic. These are in excellent condition with nice clean face paint. There are no chew marks on anything.
Finally the box. This is in good condition. It is complete with all flaps attached, but there are the usual dings and dents you'd expect to find on a box this old. Also, the bottom panel of the box apparently came loose some time ago, and someone "fixed" it with tape. They did a very poor job of that which can be seen in the last picture below. I'm pretty sure this can be redone much more neatly, but I'm going to leave that to the new owner. Here's a complete list of what you'll get:
Play Family Castle as described
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 #115 in the list.