Judy's Vintage Fisher Price Toys
|1974 Play Family Castle #993
Complete with both boxes - Near Mint Condition
|This is the
#993 Play Family Castle made by Fisher Price in 1974-1977. It is
100% complete with all the original parts including the outer box and
the very hard to find inner parts box. This set is incredibly
beautiful condition, but there are a couple of flaws. Here's what
The Castle: Not much to complain about here. There are some minor scratches on the floor litho inside the Castle, but far less than are usually found on this toy. Also the litho in the moat has some light water staining on the right side and a few white spots of wear on the left side. I've posted close up pictures of both the floor and the moat lithos below. The Castle is otherwise perfect. There are no breaks or cracks in the plastic parts. The cardboard towers are excellent with no bends in them. The lithos, inside and out, are perfect except for the flaws mentioned above. There are no tears, stains or bubbles in any of them. The flag on top of the spring flagpole is clean and complete. The drawbridge raises and lowers with the correct clicking sound.
The Accessories: All are original and correct for this set. Just a couple of things to note: The green foam mattresses in the beds are replacements I put in because the originals have long since disintegrated with age. I also noticed a bit of wear on the white "socks" on the brown horse. 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 Boxes: Both are in remarkably good shape, especially considering how old they are. The outer box is solid and complete with all flaps firmly attached. There is a water stain on the front (see picture above), but it's not really bad at all. This box has a few dents and dings as is to be expected. You'll see some missing litho on both ends where the original factory tape was removed. One end has been reclosed with clear tape. The rare inner parts box looks very nice too. It show only minor wear, but it too is sturdy and complete with all flaps attached. Here's the complete list of what you'll get:
Play Family Castle as described
Original outer box
Inner parts box
Two horses - one brown and one black
One double and two twin yellow beds (replaced mattresses)
Two tall yellow thrones
Two short yellow 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 #140 in the list.