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Summer is here! Let’s go camping!

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Today is the official first day of summer. For some reason, summer always makes me nostalgic. So, let’s look back at a cool summer toy: The Fisher Price Play Family Camper.

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The Fisher Price Play Family camper was released by Fisher Price in 1973, as part of the Little People line. It comes loaded with accessories, including a fishing boat that fits on top of the camper, a motorcycle, tables and chairs, a removable toilet and sink (so the family can do their business outside), and a BBQ grill.

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Included with the set is the family: dad, mom (curvy with heavy lipstick), daughter, son, and the rascally family dog. As if that is not enough, the camper is attached to a yellow plastic cord that children could use to roll the family around. As the wheels move they make a comforting, clicking sound.

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Fisher Price discontinued the set in 1976. Even though it was intended for wee little kids, this is a cool collectible. However, because there are so many small pieces that could get lost, it is quite difficult to find a complete set. The one pictured here is complete, with the exception of foam beds at the top of the camper, which disintegrated.

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If there is a great toy that makes you nostalgic, let us know. Happy summertime!

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