Toys of the Eighties, Little People
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Tiny toy people that were basically a plastic cylinder with a tiny, very round head with a VERY simple face painted on it. They had no arms, legs, hands, or feet. There was different races of people, people wearing different colored clothes (basically different colored cylinders), etc. They had all sorts of collectible homes, pools, cars, furniture, etc. They came in different families- such as Mothers, Fathers, younger brothers/ sisters, babies (which I could never seem to tell whether they were boys or girls), dogs/cats (which also stood upright like the people), etc. They eventually had to change the size and shape of the tiny people because small children began choking on them.
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Susie - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
OH MY GOD!!! I had so many of these things. They were made by Fisher Price. I think I still have some at my Mommas house. I had a play house for them which came with a merry go round, I had a tree house for them, and even a ferris wheel! I had a complete set which was Sesame Street themed and came with the "main building" it had Gordon and may other characters including Big Bird who came complete with his bird nest. The building had opening doors, and a slide which your characters could slide on. I LOVED THESE AND STILL DO.
Brenda - June 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I had tons of these too. I had the boat and the captain. My brother had the airport. We still have almost all of ours. The originals were wooden.
midd - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
i had the sesame street house too! it had a trap door and a tire swing. i saw that little people now come with cell phones. so sad.
Scotty Still Plays - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Awesome. My older brother had all these, but I got to play with them after he outgrew them. We still have a bunch, including a big main street playset, where it opens up into two rows of buildings with room for a road down the middle. There was a fire station, barber shop, etc, with apartments on the second story. Very cool.
erin - July 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved this toy! We had Peoples at our house since before I was born (77), there are still some floating around my parents' house.
DaShon - August 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have the Little People cars and the interactive Little People car garage with a cranking car lift! I would use this garage for my Hot Wheels cars too!
Heather - August 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the bus and the school. Good times.
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
These were the BEST toys, weren't they? My sister and cousin passed theirs down to me and my mom bought me some of my own playsets. This is a toy that could entertain you for hours. :)
Thomas Dickensheets - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't like they put arms on them. I had the old ones. They where wood or plastic.
Nicole - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a Little People farm and when you opened the barn doors, you heard a "moo" sound. The farm also came with a silo and a tractor.
Alana - October 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Yay, Little People!!! I had the Little People farm, schoolhouse, family house, and van! I remember my little brother used to tote around these three Little People everywhere he went. He named them Crunch, Vance, and Pole.
Nicole - December 05, 2007 - Report this comment
When I graduated from nursery school, that summer I played "graduation" with my little people. For a stage I would use a book or I would build a stage with my blocks. I would act out the graduation program with them. Since I could not get enough of the graduation video that my parents had bought me, I knew the program by heart.
Amber - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
My brother and I have the farm, house, ferris wheel and car that pulled a trailer with a boat. Then my mom lent them all to my friends little brother and he stole half of my favorite pieces. So upsetting, he broke up the family!!! My baby didn't have a daddy or a dog any more :(
Lee - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the parking garage? I used to launch the cars down it.
Ducky - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
YES! I remember the parking garage! Wasn't there some sort of car lift in there...? Or was that a different toy? Anyway, this is super RANDOM but my local dry-cleaning service had a play area & they had the farm & parking garage. For years I associated dry-cleaning with happiness because of this :P
GenelleB - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
We had these! I had the Little People house, it was blue with lattice on it, and it had a roll up garage door, and a doorbell that worked. It had a car, a mom, dad, sister, brother and dog. I loved this toy. My sister had the hospital with the ambulance and doctor and nurse. We used to take my people to her hospital. We could never room the patients though, because she chewed up the sponge out of the beds!
Kim - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Here is my Little People story. My brother and I had the camper with truck and the boat, so we somehow opened the sewer lid (meter) and put them down in there to swim. Yuck! I was only about 3 or 4, but I remember my mom coming outside around the corner of the house mad!!
Kim - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh ya, we had the Sesame Street one. You could drop the characters down into these slides and they would come out the bottom. It was a house that looked like something off of the street on the show. It had Bert and Ernie little people.
Kim - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Okay, last comment here on little people! I just remembered that I used to play with one that was a zoo. Was the little people too or just Fisher Price. It was like 2 stories tall, I can't remember it all but it was definately a zoo.
Angie - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! I had so many of these things! I had the farm house, the farm, the school, main street, airport, schoolhouse (I LOVED the trap door to the playground) Swimming pool, parking garage.... lol that is all i remember but I loved it!
val - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the school house with the chalk board in it, the house I think was tudor style and some sort of hospital. I used the school house the most. My cousing taught me my first curse word on the chalkboard.
Kiki - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I practically had all the Little People sets. They used to belong to my big brother, but then I started playing with them constantly. They were so much fun and kept me busy for hours. Too bad I don't a lot of them anymore. I still have the old schoolhouse and the little van. Ahh....these toys bring back such memories.
Kyleigh - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a lot of the Little People playsets. I would constantly play with them for hours. I feel bad that I don't have them anymore. The only Little People things I still have are the old schoolhouse from the 70's, the Sesame Street clubhouse, and the little van from the 70's. Man, I miss playing with them!
Mel - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
These were awesome. I had a house, the farm (with the door that would "moo" when you opened it), the plane ("The plane! The plane!), and the garage. My grandma had a different garage (it was older) and a bus for us to play with when we visited.
Deborah - December 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I had tons of the Little People stuff! The house, McDonalds(yes McD's), school with a school bus, farm house, airplane, camping set, zoo, parking garage, ferris wheel, and many others. I played with them for hours and hours. Mother used to make me stop to take a nap then I was back at it again. That was all I ever wanted for Christmas and my birthday. I still have some of mine and my daughter played with them too when she was young. What great times! I even played pool in the sink with them cause they "wanted" to go swimming. This always got me in trouble for playing in the water. I had water everywhere cause they were "diving" into the pool. Kids now a days dont know how to have that much fun!
Jenny - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the "mooing" barn...and the castle!! The pink dragon!! I played with that for HOURS...I loved dropping people down the trapdoor into the little jail cell, and putting stuff behind the staircase.
Sam - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have the farm one and the airport and a schoolbus at my grandma's house. I remember having the garage one too. I love these guys!
Laura - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I played with these sets for hours! LOVED them! I had the garage and the barn! My little people were one of my most loved toys! SUCH a great invention!
Anna - January 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Little People when I was a kid! I had the farm, school, and parking garage.
marann - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
loved my little people, other than barbies they were my most played with toy, i had the house, bus and hospitol, airplane, i always wanted the castle but i never got it. also loved weeble wobbles
Em - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these. I had a barn, schoolhouse and a main street. These toys really sparked my imagination. The people were plastic.
SZA - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, but back in the early days the Little People were wood. With plastic hair!
Carla - February 05, 2009 - Report this comment
We had the house, castle, farm and train set. We would set it all up like a little community and use IMAGINATIVE play for hours. Kids have difficulty using their imaginations this day and age. Although i believe it was a 70's toy.
Stephanie - February 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these when I was little. My older sisters and my brother had a ton of them along with the school house. I used it for a barn haha :)
Feelin'nostalgic - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My 4 year old niece is in love with my Little People house eventhough the beds have lost their sponge mattresses and the glue that's left is sort of creepy looking.
Aimee - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
i had the barn. i loved the little animals it came with!
amanda-beth - April 07, 2009 - Report this comment
i had probly at 1 time most of the little pepole and all there things play ground etc and i was 1 when got my first set of them skinny type never chocked on them idk why kids started chocked on them
Keith - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have a set of about 25 little people that I cannot get rid of! In excellent shape! :) I used to use them for like little mardi gras parades I would set up. HAHAHA
Jennie - May 02, 2009 - Report this comment
To say I still adore these Little People dolls would be an understatement. Why can't they make things this cute these days? Kids are missing out on the sweet, simple stuff these days.
Lynn - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I had these as a kid too and remember getting the hospital for my birthday. I was SO excited. My 3 1/2 yr old son loves his little people too. He only likes the "vintage" ones though, not the new kind. He calls them "guys and cars". We plays with them everyday. I've bought him the airport, jet plane, school bus, village, fire station, and lift and load depot. My sister told me today she found my hospital and is mailing it to me to put away for Christmas for him. He's going to love it! The garage would be great too but is so expensive!
Kyleigh - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I love these toys!! My older brother had a ton of them and I played with them when he outgrew it. They are so much fun to play with.
Karen - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I know what Kim is talking about, I had the "zoo" set too. I vaguely remember, but I do remember a hippo in the lagoon that would open and close its mouth with a lever. My mother was sure to scour every garage sale in town so she- I mean, I could play with them. We had a boat, the sesame street set, the parking garage, zoo, and a ferris wheel. I think I also had a fire department too, or that could have been part of the sesame st set. I love little people, but Im not fond of the new, more complex looking, fatter ones. And they have CELLPHONES now? Psh. Little people shouldnt even be ambulatory in my book, why change the formula?
Jennifer - September 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Anyone know where and how I can get these again. It has been the toy of my past that I miss so so much and would love to have it for for my children. If anyone knows where I can buy the orginal I would be so greatful, thank you.
Jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
the neighbor girl azcross the street had the hospital.
joecap - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Yooooo, My sisters and I used to play with these. We would call them "Weebles", did that catch on outside of our house? lol
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a TON of Little People stuff, most of it bought used at garage sales and flea markets. I had a swingset, a school set, a tree house, and a lot more. So much fun! And joecap, Weebles are a different toy. "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!" They were little egg shaped things that were weighted in the bottom and would wobble around when you pushed them.
Sarah S. - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
These were some of the best toys!! My siblings and I would play with them all day!! We had the big brown house, A-frame house, Mainstreet (I loved the mailman & letters), Garage, McD's, Zoo, and Farm!! Loved these toys!!!
Jennifer - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a contrsuction sigh that i gave to my cousin when i was in my teens.
kristine m - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
ilove these little people.i used tp play everyday and when my house caught on fire when i was younger i lost them all.i wish i could buy them for my little ones they are 4 and 5.they would love them as much as i did.can you buy them anymore or is someone selling theirs.please call me at 8143843434 i would love to get them for my kids.thanks. u can text me to
Carmen H. - October 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I to am interested in buying the little people castle set. Me and my sisters used to love playing with this set. It was the coolest toy.I have 2 daugthers now and also think they would enjoy it. My email if anyone knows someone that is selling this set or the king and queen ,horses ext.
Angi - October 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved these! my brothers and I had a house and a tree house and probably a million of the people.
Brandi - December 17, 2012 - Report this comment
My daughter found a green Little People taxi driver in the ground on the side of our yard; I almost started crying from all the memories. I remember playing for hours with the little house and all the furniture. I have vague memories of the cottage and barn... My daughter now wants a "vintage" set, (the kind I used to play with in the 80's...vintage, hahahaha) as we all know the new ones are kind of dumb looking. Who's idea was it to put arms on them?? You can just go making changes to a classic... My son got some of the new ones for Christmas last year, and I didn't even know they were the modernized Little People of my childhood days. They do sell the vintage ones on ebay-a pretty good selection and fair price- and I've even seen some on amazon.
kent - February 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember I had a camp bus that came with a driver and when you rolled it, the wheels would push a loose board (which never came off) up and down and the Little People looked like they were REALLY riding a bumpy bus ride to camp!

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