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Loving The Fisher Price Castle.

Oh you magical year of 1974. Episodes of Kojak and The Six Million Dollar Man filled the screens of TVs across the country. The Godfather Part 2 and The Sting were playing at the local movie theater. Abba and Supertramp were groovin’ on the stereo. And Fisher Price rocked our world, releasing the most awesome castle ever to grace a play room. My brother and I had this glorious thang and had SO MUCH fun playing with it. Thankfully my mama saved it and every time we visit them, I can’t resist bringing it out to play around with.

Here’s the thing. The Fisher Price Play Family Castle 993 had SO MANY cool little features. Like a fun, clackety clack draw bridge. And a secret trap door that dropped unsuspecting visitors into the moat below.

And the cool stair case that opened up to reveal a hidden chamber.

Then there was the dragon’s lair—and the sweet little pink dragon that lived there.

In addition to the King and Queen and the little prince and princess, you also got two snazzy horses, a carriage, a knight and a cool huntsman (that looked suspiciously like Robin Hood).

Isn’t it awesome? The best part, of course, is that in true 70s fashion….this castle is perfect for boys OR girls with nary a piece of glitter sparkle or  pink in site. Well, except for that cheeky dragon.

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  1. Sarah says

    Oh my goodness that thing is ah-maz-ing! I love the little crowns! And all those little details – so cool.

    • Alix says

      It’s so cute and fun! I love the little crowns too!

  2. Eartha Kitsch says

    Yesssssssss! I still have mine but it’s in pitiful shape. One of the best toys EVER.

  3. Amber Liddle says

    I am still kicking myself for not buying the one at the thrifts last year. It was in the box and priced at $30 but I didn’t have cash on me. I SHOULD HAVE FOUND AN ATM!!!!

    • Alix says

      WOW! That’s such a steal….some idiot was selling the empty BOX on ebay for $30!!! haha

  4. Dottie says

    I remember spending hours playing with this toy. Your is in spectacular shape, lady! Well done! I can’t find any of the pieces to mine. FIE!

    • Alix says

      Actually the beds (which have little foam pads) are totally disintegrated….apparently a common problem! But other wise it’s looking pretty good still! YAY Fisher Price!!!

  5. lishyloo says

    we have two of them, i have the one from when i was little (with all the stuff) and then i thrifted one and it’s a play STAPLE around here, all of the vintage “tiny guys” as truman calls them get played with constantly. when my brother and i would dole out the houses, whoever got the castle the OTHER person got to choose two structures because the castle was double cool….does that make sense? LOL!

  6. lishyloo says

    i also have 3 sesame streets if anyone is in the market for one, lemme know lol!!

  7. Jody says

    We got one for Eliza for Christmas and it is by FAR her favorite toy! When I got it, I, too, noted that it’s completely possible to have a genderless castle toy. Now, if you buy castles, it’s either the pink and sparkly “princess” version, or the catapult-and-dragon boy version. What the heck!

    And a Sesame Street, lishyloo? I ADORED ours. Hmm. We DO have a lot more space now that we’re living in a house…

  8. liz says

    oh man, i love this!

  9. OliversForest says

    i have never seen that castle! love it!!



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