Judy's Vintage Fisher Price Toys
|1972 Play Family Village #997
100%Complete in Box
Restored to Near Mint Condition
is the #997 Play Family Village made by Fisher Price in 1972-1977.
The set is 100% complete with all the original pieces including
the box. The restoration I did consists of replacing several of
the damaged lithos with brand new reproductions. These are
professionally made and virtually indistinguishable from the originals.
They are of course in mint condition. Of the remaining
original lithos, a few have some bubbles in them, but no tears, stains
or missing pieces.
The two Village buildings are in excellent condition. There are no breaks or cracks in the plastic. The bridge connecting the two pieces has a "working" traffice light. This bridge attaches to the buildings properly. All the doors on the buildings are attached and functioning. The handle on top of the Fire Station turns to make a nice siren sound. The lift inside the Garage raises and lowers. In fact, everything on this toy works exactly as intended.
The accessories are just as nice as the buildings. The one thing to note is that the mattress in the yellow bed is a replacement I put in because the original has disintegrated with age as they always do. Everything else in this lot is original. There are no breaks or cracks in any of the pieces. The litho inside the phone booth is complete, as is the one on the grill. The Little People have wood bodies and plastic heads, except for the dentist and barber; these two pieces only came in all plastic. The dog is all plastic as well. All the Little People are in excellent shape with nice clear face paint. There are no chew marks on any of them.
Even the box is in pretty good shape. It does have the usual dings and dents you'd expect to find on a box this old. But it is complete with all flaps still attached. The graphics on the front are complete and just beautiful, so this should display very nicely indeed. Here's a complete list of what you'll get:
Two part Play Family Village building
Connecting bridge with traffic light
Green/yellow umbrella table with 4 matching chairs
Yellow sofa, coffee table and bed
Phone booth with working door
Yellow grill with litho
Dentist chair with spit sink
All six pieces of mail
Fire engine with extension ladder
Two-seater white/green car
Two-seater green car
Wood/plastic Mom, Police Girl, Mailman, Fireman,
Boy and Girl
All plastic Dentist, Barber and Dog
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 #127 in the list.