Vintage Fisher Price Play Family
#928 Fire Station
Complete with Bonus/Near Mint (G)
Here is an FANTASTIC Fisher Price Little People Play Family Fire Station (1980-82) that is 100% COMPLETE! This set is VHTF, let alone in NEAR MINT condition! This set comes with 17 of its original fun-filled pieces along with one extra fire truck.
This play set affords TONS of open-ended play possibilities! When you turn the crank on the side of the fire station, the garage door goes up and down and the bell rings. The interior of the fire station features two levels. The upper level serves as a staging area for the dispatchers while the lower level houses the rescue vehicles.
The EXTERIOR litho is in MINT condition. It is free of any edge wear, marks, stains, bubbles, creases etc. It is smoothly and firmly attached to the Fire Station.
The interior lithos are also in superior shape (NEAR MINT-MINT). After repeatedly scrutinizing these interior lithos, I can only detect two miniscule "imperfections:"
1. One small bubble on the left hand desk as well as a small scratch on the clock litho on the dispatcher litho; and
2. One, 1/4" L x 1/8"W bubble on the cat litho.
Similarly, there are NO chips, abrasions, discolorations, scuffs, cracks etc. on any of the plastic surfaces (roof, garage door, sides of building, base etc.).
That's it! The color and patina of this base resembles that of a brand new set---it's that good!
The bell and garage door work as designed. The bell is shiny and bright with no discoloration, tarnishing, or pitting being discerned. This truly is an AWESOME set!!!
Besides the fire station itself, the set includes all of its original accessories. They include:
1 RARE fire practice tower (EXC+++--NEAR MINT--a couple of tiny marks and two miniscule"dings;"I'm confident the marks will come off during the cleaning process; the "dings" are barely noticeable);
2 EXTREMELY RARE fire hoses (one is in MINT condition; the other is in VG++ condition with an indentation/crevasse on the connector portion of the hose; I will be securing this with an application of Krazy Glue );
2 RARE barricades (MINTY MINT);
2 VHTF yellow ladders (NEAR MINT--slight bowing of ladders but they are free of any "nibbles;"
1 RARE Dalmatian Dog (EXC++--one tiny, shallow indentation on each ear; probably caused by a child's tooth; otherwise, MINT);
1 HTF plastic fireman w/white hat and arms (EXC++--1/8" L scratch on R cheek);
2 VHTF plastic firemen w/red hats and arms (MINTY MINT);
1 HTF ambulance (NEAR MINT--one, tiny, 1/16" L x 1/16" W indentation on right hand upper edge of vehicle; otherwise, MINT);
1 RARE fire chief car w/gold colored emblem on front hood and without Fisher Price being written on its wheels (EXC-EXC+--some tiny "nibbles" around the upper perimeter of the red light; the rest of the car is in MINTY MINT condition);
1 VHTF pumper fire truck with the extendable ladder and basket on the end (Note: This is the fire truck that originally came with this set; it does NOT have the design on the side)(NEAR MINT--few minor scratches on side of truck);
and last, but not least, 2 RARE yellow stabilizers (NEAR MINT-MINT).
To add to the number of play scenarios afforded by this set, I have added:
1 HTF small fire truck with extendable ladder and without Fisher Price being written on its wheels (EXC++-NEAR MINT).
I will be thoroughly Q-tip cleaning this base and all of its accessories prior to shipping it to its new owner. I spend a minimum of 1 1/2 hours cleaning each and every set I sell (except those marked as being in my Rough Room). Some bases take me up to 5 hours to clean. My sets are IMMACULATE. All you have to do when you receive one of my sets is unpack it and set it up for display or play.
I've tried to be as thorough and honest about this set as I can. I'd rather be "nit-picky" than have someone disappointed in what they were purchasing. All in all, this is a SPECTACULAR play set and one suitable for an avid Fisher Price Collector or some lucky child.
NOTE: THIS VINTAGE FISHER PRICE PLAY SET IS NOT PART OF THE RECENT FISHER PRICE RECALL FOR TOYS MANUFACTURED IN CHINA. THIS VINTAGE TOY WAS PRODUCED IN THE GOOD OLD U.S.A. WHY GIVE A TOY THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE EXCESS LEVELS OF LEAD OR OTHER UNDISCLOSED SUBSTANCES WHEN YOU CAN GIVE A CLASSIC TOY LIKE THIS TO A CHILD?
DUE TO SOME SMALL PARTS, THIS PLAYSET SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE OR TO THOSE CHILDREN WHO ARE STILL MOUTHING THEIR TOYS. ADULT SUPERVISION IS SUGGESTED UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.
This set weighs approximately 4 1/2 -5 lbs. UNWRAPPED. My zip code is 47905 (INDIANA). The set will be carefully swathed in bubble wrap and packed inside an outer protective box for shipping. I have been finding that Fed Ex Home Delivery is @33% cheaper than the USPS or UPS when the package weighs in excess of 5 lbs, requires an over-sized box, or is traveling more than 500 miles. In order for me to ship via Fed Ex, I must have a residential address (not a P.O. Box) and a contact phone number (e.g. cell, work place, home). Fed Ex will not accept a package for delivery without a contact phone number.