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Baby You Can Park My Car :: Vintage Toy Garage Fun.


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One of my favorite toys of all time is the little Fisher Price garage. You may remember it from my vintage Fisher Price post last year. As I said back then, the elevator was really the best….all open-air and your Little Person perilously close to plunging to his or her death all for the sake of a parking space. So good!

What I didn’t realize was that vintage toy garages were kind of a “thing”. I discovered these adorable vintage toy garages when I was researching old doll houses, and WOW. They are so cool. They almost look like little architectural models. I think they’d be fun to play with but they are also kind of amazing to display on a book shelf. I think I’m gonna go out on a limb here and just say it—mini retro gas stations are the new globe, ya’ll. Check it out:


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Pretty amazing, eh? No wonder this guy looks so pleased. Although hmmm…..I think someone forget to bring him the cars to go inside the garage.


Image: Vintage Toy Garage

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  1. Dottie says

    Are you kidding me, Alix? This is AMAZING! Outstanding collection to say the least!

    I still remember that yarny like twine that connected the gas nozzle to the gas tank.

    Yay!

  2. Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids says

    That top one takes me straight back to childhood – I remember thinking the gas tank was particularly cool. The rest are just amazing.

  3. RocketGirl says

    Those are GORGEOUS! My little bro had the first one. Love love love it!

    And by the by: I had a flash memory this weekend of this little Fisher Price number. I know we’re all about the 60s and 70s here, but give it up for this 80s flashback!

    http://www.thisoldtoy.com/l_fp_set/toy-pages/2000-2499/2366-spaceshuttle.html

  4. Mari, Small for Big says

    Holy crap that’s a ton of coolness all in one post!
    We have the Fisher Price garage at my parents house – all the grandkids were fighting over it at Christmas time. I have such fond memories of playing with that one as a kiddo!

  5. Suburban Homestead says

    I miss my Fisher Price Parking Ramp Service Garage! You’ve inspired me to go find one on ebay!

  6. kristin says

    Love, love, love! These are all awesome Alix! Sayer would go completely bonkers playing with any of them. Great post- it (as always) made me smile!

  7. hannah says

    good lordy, these are rockin’ my socks! WOWIE! thanks so much for sharing!

  8. anabel says

    How cool! I am showing them to my 7yr. old boy and he is loving them.

  9. thursday says

    I had no idea these were a thing either! I thrifted the FP garage right before Christmas. Found it at Value Village for just $10. Definitely more than I normally spend on a thrifted toy – but obviously this was an exceptional circumstance. Now I’m on the hunt for little people and cars!

  10. Marie says

    Ahhh, that fisher price garage was my favorite!!

    • Becky says

      My mom and uncles had a Fisher Price garage, and my cousins, brother and I used to play with it all the time as kids when we visited with my grandparents. Sadly, my grandparents have been going through “give away everything” phases the last few years and they gave away the garage before any of us could take it home.
      Maybe I’ll be able to find another one for my son….

  11. Nancy Deters says

    do you know anyone who sells fisher price garage like you have at the front of your site new would be nice or excellent condition used one thank you

  12. Vintage Toy says

    Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing …!

Continuing the Discussion

  1. Tweets that mention Baby You Can Park My Car :: Vintage Toy Garage Fun. – Modern Kiddo -- Topsy.com linked to this post on January 31, 2011

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  2. It Was a Wonderful Year in Vintage: Part 3 – Modern Kiddo linked to this post on January 23, 2012

    […] In addition to books, there is a special place in our hearts for vintage toys. I especially love when we stumble upon something new-to-us. These vintage car garages made us wish we had our own collection. See them all over here. […]



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