Updated: August 5, 2014
Collectors, what a weekend!
The Fisher-Price Collectors Club held our annual convention over the weekend of July 25 - 26, 2014 in
the quaint village of East Aurora NY, the home of the Fisher-Price company!
We had a very nice turnout for our dinner, plus lots of foot traffic for the Toy Show and Sale!
We saw some old friends and club members whom we haven't seen in years, plus met a few new faces of
recently-joined club members. In the next newsletter, we will include lots of photos and
articles about all that went on at Convention 2014!
WELCOME TO OUR OFFICIAL SITE!
In 2013, The
Fisher-Price Collectors Club
celebrated our 20 year anniversary! In 1993, our founder
Jeanne first brought together people who enjoy Fisher-Price toys - the iconic classic Little People,
vintage wooden pull toys, wind-up music boxes, Adventure People and Huskies, Dollhouse sets, newer Little People,
Peek-a-blocks, plus so much more! Whether you collect a few toys or many, whether vintage or brand new,
the club welcomes all who enjoy Fisher-Price toys!
The Fisher-Price Collectors Club is officially approved by the Fisher-Price Company to use their name, and is
an incorporated non-profit organization. We have had hundreds of members through the years, from the USA, Canada
and even overseas! We get together
once a year for a weekend in July to meet in person, socialize, and buy and sell our favorite toys. We are a dues-paying club - the dues are
used to produce our newsletters, pay for expenses for the convention, and donations for various children's charities and activities
that we support. If you have ever seen Brad Cassity's book
Fisher-Price Toys, yes that's our club mentioned in there! Many photos
in that book were from our club member's private collections.
Some of our Favorite Toys
Click to see all 40 photos in this slideshow
|July 21, 2014: NEW!
If any club member needs a map of the events in East Aurora NY for Convention 2014,
July 17, 2014: NEW!
Collectors, check your mailboxes - the newest issue of our newsletter
The Gabby Goose was mailed out! This issue has articles such as: all you need to know about Convention 2014;
Facebook groups and pages; a wonderful Fisher-Price blog; A harder-than-it-looks Fisher-Price pull-toy Crossword puzzle;
Ted F.'s first collecting memories (aka "The Ferris Wheel"); Meet Sassy the Fisher-Price-loving cat; plus more too!
The newsletter was mailed out on Tuesday July 15 so it should be arriving pretty soon. Check it out!
June 22, 2014: NEW!
Things are coming along for Convention 2014! Club Members, check your mailboxes - Jacquie mailed out the invitations
to the club's annual dinner! This year, the dinner is at the American Legion off of Center Street in East Aurora NY.
Cost is $20 a person, and food is served buffet style. The dinner is on Friday July 25th and
starts at 6:00 pm. Dress is pretty much anything
you like - some people dress up, while others love coming in their favorite toy-themed tshirts!
Jacquie mailed out the invitations around June 20th, so if you
don't receive yours shortly, email us here at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you one! Also mailed out were the dues for next year ($25) plus raffle tickets for our fundraiser this year -
the 1993 Toyfest toy named Jingle Elephant. If you can come to the dinner, mail back your invitation and check by
July 9th, since the American Legion needs a headcount. The dinner is always a fun time - if you can make it, COME!!
May 27, 2014: NEW!
The Toy Show and Sale's plans are coming along, and
we have a few more spots for potential vendors.
If you are a club member interested in selling your collectible toys, email us at email@example.com!
Or if you are a former ToyFest seller and want to sell again, or
even just someone who lives in the East Aurora area who has a decent-sized Fisher-Price and/or vintage toy collection to sell, check out our
page on being a potential vendor.
May 18, 2014: NEW!
The Toy Show and Sale is ON!
The date and place is set: Just like in prior years, the Fisher-Price Collectors
Club will be holding our annual Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale on Saturday July 26th, at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Aurora NY. The church is located at 43 Pine Street, which is very close to
where Pine meets Main Street. The hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The sale is very much open to the public,
everyone is welcomed! For more information on parking, maps,
what kinds of toys may be for sale, see our 2014 Toy Sale page!
April 25, 2014: NEW!
The 2014 Convention is definitely set for the weekend of Friday July 25th and Saturday July 26th! The dinner
is (barring unforeseen consequences) set for Friday night, and may be in a new place this year. The sale's
plans are coming along - we hope to have it on Saturday July 26th in East Aurora. But that is not set in
stone yet - stay tuned!
March 27, 2014:
Collectors, time to go check your mailboxes! The latest issue of the Gabby Goose has been mailed.
Many thanks to Diane for all her hard work over the past few years! The plans for this summer's
convention are coming along - so mark your calendars for the weekend of July 25 - July 26, 2014!
More details to come as things get set.
February 3, 2014:
The club is thinking ahead to warm and sunny July when we are planning on holding our annual convention!
The dates are tentatively set for Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26th. As always, the convention
would be held in East Aurora, home of the Fisher-Price factory! Nothing has been set in stone as of this
writing, so keep watching this website for details as they come.
November 16, 2013:
Collectors, time to check your mailboxes! The newest issue of our newsletter The Gabby Goose was mailed out!
October 11, 2013:
Just updated the Toy Sale Page for 2014. Right now, we hope to hold the
sale again next July - keep your eye on this webpage or the club's Facebook page for details as they come.
August 2, 2013:
Convention 2013 was awesome - has everyone recovered yet? Sorted your new toys? Made space in your homes or
storage units? Photos coming soon!
July 25, 2013:
Convention 2013 is here! For club members who are coming this year - see you all in East Aurora NY!
July 19, 2013:
Club members, if you can come to the dinner, mail your check and invitation back to Jacquie pronto!
We have to get an exact (or pretty darn close) headcount for the restaurant.
We already met our minimum amount of people, so we are good to go!
July 5, 2013:
Club members, check those mailboxes! Jacquie mailed out the invitations to the 2013 convention over the last
couple weeks. We are having a Social hour and dinner on Friday July 26, then the sale on Saturday July 27.
Social Hour is for club members and their guests.
Reservations are required for the dinner, and it is for club members and their guests only.
The dinner is $22 this year.
If you can come, send back the invitations soon so we can get a headcount for the dinner! Jacquie would love the
invitations back by July 17th. Also mailed out
were the dues for next year, and raffle tickets. Dues are due back by Sept 1st.
This year's raffle prize is a Pebbles Camel, a Toyfest reproduction toy.
This is the club's 20th anniversary, so a special year for us! Hope all you club members can
June 19, 2013: NEW!
Yes, FINALLY The Fisher-Price Collectors Club has entered the world of Facebook! We have a new
page that contains general information about the club. And hopefully soon will have updates about
our Toy Sale and convention, plus some fun general Fisher-Price toy trivia and tidbits.
Anyone can "like" the page - club members or anyone else out there! The Facebook link is here at
June 18, 2013:
Collectors, time to check your mailboxes! The next issue of our newsletter The Gabby Goose
was mailed out. Inside this issue you can find the schedule for the upcoming convention. If you are planning to attend
the sit-down dinner, Jacquie will mail out the invitations soon!
June 8, 2013:
The next Toy Show and Sale is set for Saturday July 27, 2013! Like in previous years,
the sale will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 43 Pine street in East Aurora NY.
The hours are 9:00 until 2:30ish. Some vendors may pack up earlier than 2:30, so it's better to get there
on the earlier side! There will be vintage Fisher-Price toys for sale - Little People, wooden pull toys,
Toyfest reproductions, newer Little People, other lines of older collectible toys. See photos on the
Convention 2012 page to get an idea of how big this sale is, and what
you may find!
June 3, 2013: Less than 2 months until the convention! The convention will be held over the weekend of
July 26-27, 2013. The convention will follow a similar pattern as last year -
we will have a social hour/dealer set-up on Friday afternoon; sit-down dinner on Friday night;
and the Toy Show and Sale on Saturday coinciding with the Main Street Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival.
Jacquie will be mailing out invitations to the dinner for club members soon - watch your mailbox!
April 8, 2013:
Happy to say, the club is working on the details of the upcoming summer convention - the dates are definitely set for
July 26 - July 27, 2013! Watch this page as more details come available, and club members will be getting more info
in the next newsletter.
April 7, 2013:
If anyone has a young daughter ages 3 - 6 who likes picture books, there is a new one just published that has
a small connection to a classic Fisher-Price toy! In the book Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann, the main character
is a young girl who finds her favorite woods has been turned into a garbage dump. With some magic, she reuses many
of the items in new ways to promote the idea of recycling. If you look closely in the background when she is surrounded
by garbage, there is a classic Fisher-Price chatter phone! The phone appears on 3 different pages. Takes some eagle eyes
to see the chatter phone among the garbage, but there it is! Nice to see a chatter phone get a little recognition in the
February 19, 2013:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! The most recent copy of the Gabby Goose
Newsletter was mailed out!
January 22, 2013:
The Convention 2013 Page is now online! The dates are scheduled for July 26-27, 2013. Some things aren't
yet set in stone, so watch this page for details as they come! We hope to have our social hour, show and sale!
This will be the 20th anniversary of the Fisher-Price Collectors Club!
October 29, 2012:
FINALLY! Got a whole bunch of photos from the 2012 Convention, plus lots of info about what went on!
Click here to see the photos!
September 12, 2012:
I updated the Toy Sale Page for 2013. The club hopes to have a sale again next July,
so watch this site for details! Still working on getting photos up from the Convention - soon!
July 29, 2012:
Convention 2012 was great! A HUGE thanks to everyone who helped out and made our sale and dinner possible!
After we all recover, chat is resuming on Tuesday nights at 9:00 (check for the
link in the newsletter Gabby Goose). Still got to get photos up!
July 26, 2012:
Convention 2012 is here! See you all in East Aurora!
July 25, 2012:
Collectors, check your mailboxes quick! Jacquie and Diane pulled it off - they finished publishing the Gabby Goose
and got it mailed out in time for the convention!
July 18, 2012:
For any club members coming to the convention:
Click here if you need to print the map and schedule of events. I just updated it for 2012, yeah!
July 12, 2012:
For any club members coming to the dinner that have not mailed back your reservations,
mail them to Jacquie right away so we know how many are coming! I am also adding some more photos
to the slideshow above, trying to get more content on there!
July 6, 2012:
I updated the Toy Sale Page - The Toy sale is on Saturday July 28th,
in East Aurora NY, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Pine Street. Map included on that page.
Also, club members - return your convention invitations/dues soon so we can do a head count!
June 22, 2012:
In mid June, Jacquie mailed out the invitations to the Convention 2012 dinner,
plus dues for next year. Check your mailboxes - hopefully yours came by now! We need
to know soon how many club members are attending the dinner since we have a minimum number to meet!
We're having prime rib, you know ......!
June 14, 2012:
Convention 2012 is only 6 weeks away! Jacquie will be mailing out the dinner reservations
and dues soon. I also been trying to update the site with a new look, which is testing my
limited web skills to the max here!
May 23, 2012:
Collectors, check your mailboxes (I mean your real
mailboxes, not the one with your #2500 Fisher-Price
Main Street set) - Gabby Goose newsletter was mailed out!
We are looking for some more club members to write articles -
check the last page of the Gabby Goose for more details.
April 24, 2012:
Convention 2012 is set for Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28, 2012! There is one
main difference from prior years -
the dinner is going to be on Friday night instead of Saturday.
Check the Convention 2012 for details as they come.
Start making your plans!
February 25, 2012:
Fisher-Price toys were featured in the December 14th, 2011 edition of the magazine Antique Trader recently. It mentions
the Top 10 Fisher-Price toys to collect, with 1936's Pushcart Pete having a value in the $9000 range.
Wow, wished I owned something on that list! The article is written by Bruce Fox, who wrote
Fisher-Price Toys Guide Book. To see the article,
click here!. (Hope the links works; it may not work forever!).
Yeah! A new replica toy has been released. This one is the Fisher-Price Changeable Picture Disk Camera #112.
The original one was
made from around the late 1960's until around 1972. The original camera had discs sold with it, that you would
place in the camera to view scenes. I
personally never had this camera growing up, and never came across one in all my time in rummage and yard sales,
so I am quite curious about it! Not sure what stores are
selling the replica, but I see it being sold online in various places. Check it out!
December 5, 2011: Collectors, check your mailboxes!
The Fall issue of the Gabby Goose was mailed out. Lots of fun
stuff - Ted writes more about the wind-up music boxes; we recount the events of
the 2011 summer convention;
the "Getting To Know You" article is about our youngest member ever (at 6 years old!);
plus more! Sit on down and enjoy!
November 11, 2011: For those who enjoy decorating for Christmas, remember
to stop by a Hallmark Store and look for the new Fisher-Price ornaments. This year, there is
the red Music Box Teaching Clock, and the Play Family House (the yellow/blue one). The
attention to detail is amazing, and the quality is awesome! There is also an ornament based on
Snoopy Sniffer called "Snoop 'N Sniff", which was released in limited quantities and will
be harder to find. So go out there and get your ornaments, because you may wind up buying
them at super expensive prices later on Ebay if you don't (just look at what the Barn
ornament sells for - yikes!).
September 16, 2011: Everyone recovered from Convention 2011 yet?
Got all of your new toys displayed? Hope so! Also Chat is continuing on Tuesday nights at
9:00 pm Eastern Time - drop by and chat, or just leave a message! The password
and link to the Chatzy site is listed in the last issue of the Gabby Goose.
July 31, 2011: Convention 2011 was held on August 29-30 in East Aurora
and we had a great time!! The sale went really well, and the dinner was fun
as always! We met some new members as well as saw many of our regulars.
Thanks to everyone who helped out - hope to get photos and details up
on the site soon!
July 22, 2011:
For any club members who need a map to see where the
dinner and sale are, Click here!
July 22, 2011: The Toy Sale is all set for Saturday July 30, 2011 at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church at 43 Pine Street, East Aurora. The sale will be
smaller than in previous years, since some regulars can't make it this year.
But like always, it should be lots of fun with plenty of interesting toys!
July 18, 2011: Collectors, check your mailboxes! The Summer issue of
the Gabby Goose was mailed out - should be arriving around now. All the Convention 2011
information is in there; plus Ted F. has an article; also some new members
share their stories; plus much more! Hope everyone is getting ready for next week's
sale and dinner!
June 19, 2011:
Club Members, check your mailboxes! Jacquie mailed out
2011 Convention information and dues for next year. Send back whether you are
coming to the dinner and how many people, so we know how many tables to set!
Also included are raffle
tickets to send back (hey someone not present won last year!). The events this
year are: A Social Hour at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (43 Pine Street) at 3:00
on Friday July 29th; The Toy Sale at the church on Saturday July 30th from
9:00 to 2:30ish; the dinner (be there by 6:30!) at the Village Kitchen Cafe on
Saturday night. Ted F. is speaking this year (which will make you want to
beef up your wind-up toy collection!). Join us for the fun!
Click here to see the Convention 2011 webpage.
June 10, 2011: I added
a new PDF membership application on the Join The Club page.
Yeah trying to modernize a bit!
May 2011: Collectors, mark your calendars! The 2011 Convention is
set for Saturday, July 30 in East Aurora NY, the home of Fisher-Price!
If everything continues
to fall into place, we will once again have our Toy Show and Sale at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church on Pine Street (from roughly 9:30 to 2:30ish). Our annual
dinner is set for that evening at the Village Kitchen Cafe on Riley Street, just
like in previous years. You will be getting invitations in the mail with more
information. Start making your plans! Click here to see
the webpage for the 2011 Convention.
The Late Winter/Spring edition of the Gabby Goose was mailed out -
everyone check your mailboxes! Also we have a day set for our get-together
for the summer of 2011 - Saturday July 30th in East Aurora, NY! We hope
to have a sale again, plus our dinner. More details to come!
Finally got up a bunch of photos of our July 2010 convention -
Check it out!. Also
I put up a page for the
2011 convention. So when plans
start coming together, information can be found there.
The Weekly chat sessions (Tuesdays at 9:00)
are going on - the link is in the
Gabby Goose newsletter.
Mid September, 2010:
Collectors, check your mailboxes! It's that time of year -
the Fall edition of the Gabby Goose was mailed out, filled
with fun photos from our annual convention in July! We are also
discussing starting a Facebook page - more info coming on
August 3, 2010:
What a great weekend!! The Annual Toy Show and Sale (July 24th)
went really well, and the dinner was fun as always, too! I'll be
getting details and photos up soon!
For any club members who need a map to see where the
dinner and sale are, Click here!
July 2, 2010:
Hey Club Members! Our plans for our
2010 Get-Together are set
for July 24, 2010! There will be a Toy Sale, as well as the
Jacquie mailed out the reservations for
the club dinner - send back
your RSVP soon so we know if we will have enough people for
a buffet, or just order off the menu!
The Toy Show and Sale
is also set on July 24th from 9:00 to 3:00, at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church
at 43 Pine Street, East Aurora NY.
Also mailed out were
membership info and dues for next year - send those back
May 11, 2010:
We are starting to make plans for the summer get-together
for the club - a new webpage for information can be
found here. We are working on
having a Toy Show and Sale, but we'll probably do
a meal (luncheon or dinner) for sure. Watch this website for more
info as it comes!
Early May, 2010:
The Gabby Goose was mailed out - Collectors check your
While snowed in during a blizzard, I was bored so I
tried to add a slideshow of some favorite toys - hope my
web skills are good enough to make this work!
Click here to skip down the
page to see it! Also we are continuing the Weekly chat
sessions, now at 9:00 pm on Tuesdays. Check the last
issue of the Gabby Goose for the Chatzy link.
For older news going back to 2008, Click here.
Join the Club! - Click to read about joining the
Fisher-Price Collectors Club! The Membership
Application can be found here.
All About The Club - Click to see more information
about the club; who we are and what we do, our history and our mission and goals.
News and Announcements - Older News and
Announcements can be found on this page. Most recent news is listed above
(on this Home Page).
Annual Toy Show and Sale -
Most years, the Fisher-Price Collectors Club holds an annual Collectible and
Antique Toy Show and Sale. Click to see if there is a sale this year (held in
the summer during our convention); also many photos are shown to give you an
idea of what kinds of toys you could find!
East Aurora, NY Information -
The Club's annual convention is held in East Aurora, NY. Click to see
hotel and transportation information, and maps of the area.
Fisher-Price Toy Guide Books -
Looking to buy a book about Fisher-Price toys? This page highlights 3
of the best ones out there!
The Little People Toys -
This page talks briefly about the Fisher-Price Play/Family Little People toys, which
are the most collected by members of the club. Has links to sites that
have lookup guides to the sets and figures.
This page has some Fisher-Price and toy-related links.
Member Memorials -
This page is dedicated to the memory of some dear friends of the club.
2013 Convention - Click this link to read about
the 2013 Annual Convention (July 26 & 27, 2013) held in East Aurora, NY!
2012 Convention - Click to read about
the 2012 Annual Convention (July 27 & 28, 2012) in East Aurora, NY!
2011 Convention - Click here to read about
our 2011 Annual Convention (July 30, 2011) in East Aurora, NY!
2010 Convention - See the fun at our
2010 convention! Many photos included.
2009 Convention -
See what went on at the 2009 convention/luncheon. Sorry I forgot to take photos!
2008 Convention -
Click to see all that went on at the 2008 convention. This was the year we
held the toy show at the ToyTown Museum. Photos included.
The Toys We Collect -
This page shows an overview of the lines of toys that members of the
club love to collect. Play Family/Little People toys; musical wind-up toys;
wooden pull toys; and many more!
The Adventure People -
This page talks about the Fisher-Price Adventure People, made from around 1975
until around 1984. Has a list of all the sets produced.
Adventure People Figure Lookup Guide -
Got a stray Adventure People figure and no idea what set it came from or
if it's rare or common? Check here! Photos of over 75 figures, with some rare
variations and prototypes thrown in for fun.
The Wooden Pull Trains -
This page has photos and information all about the Fisher-Price pull trains.
Looky Chug-Chug; Huffy Puffy; Dinkie; Toot-Toot - they are all here!
1998 Gabby Goose, All rights Reserved.
Collectors Club is not affiliated with
Mattel/Fisher-Price or any of its associates. The toys are trademarks of
Mattel/Fisher-Price and its affiliates.
is a registered trademark of Mattel, Inc. The statements expressed here are the
opinions of the site owners.
***NOTE:*** - For a variety of reasons,
the club is not buying toys from
people's collections at this time. The main reason is that our club members live all over the USA (and some internationally),
and when you factor in shipping, driving and storage fees for buying a large collection from someone, it becomes too expensive.
If you are looking to sell, Ebay is still the best way to buy and sell vintage and collectible toys.
Questions about the club? Questions about a certain Little People set? Need to identify a certain classic FP part?
Have a mysterious toy memory from childhood and need help figuring out what it was? (We like those questions!)
Send emails to
- write "Fisher-Price" or "FP" in
the subject line somewhere so we know it's a toy-related email. Please be aware that sometimes we simply
get many emails and cannot respond to all of them. And sometimes we are very slow to return emails if we get a
bunch at once!
|We love our Fisher-Price Toys!|
Last updated: August 5, 2014
Website updated by Sue, President of the Fisher-Price
aka "Fisher-Price Sue"
Welcome to the Fisher-Price Collectors Club Webpage!