Judy's Vintage Fisher Price Toys
|1979 Ferry Boat #932
Complete - Near Mint
is the #932 Play Family Ferry Boat made by Fisher Price in 1979 for one
year only. The reason for this is that it was advertised as a toy
that could be used in the water, much like the earlier Play Family
Houseboat. However, it soon became clear that the lithos on the
Ferry were far from waterproof. When they got wet they faded and
usually fell off as well. It was one of the few mistakes that
Fisher Price made in their manufacturing of the Play Family line of
toys. As a result, very few of these Ferry Boats still exist, and
even fewer in the condition of this one.
The lithos on this Ferry are in great shape, with only very slight damage. The worst are the two bird lithos on either side (see last two pictures below) and even these are in pretty good shape. All the lithos are complete and well attached with no stains or missing pieces. The boat itself is in like-new condition. There are of course no breaks or cracks in the plastic. The red striped barricades inside raise and lower just as they should, the yellow whistle on top works, and the double steering wheel turns. Best of all, the extremely rare removeable back ramp is included. This piece was almost always lost and is incredibly hard to find. The original pull string is attached.
All the correct accessories are included. Included are:
Ferry Boat as described above
Blue and white life boat
White/green single passenger car
Green/white two passenger car
Two yellow life preservers
Blue Captain with mustache
Blue Mom with blond hair
Orange African American Dad (exclusive to this set)
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 #116 in the list.