Toys of the Eighties, Precious Places
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It was a play set that has magnetic people that you used a "magic" wand to move them around the town, house, etc.
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Heather - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the pink one that had the ballerina inside. I recently got one just like it from eBay!
jessie - July 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have a semi complete set of preciouse places. i have all the houses that were made, with almost every piece, includeding the small ones. I forgot about it for years, untill my parents deciced to clean out the attic. i did have the box the mansion came in but it was pretty tattered.
erica - July 28, 2007 - Report this comment
This toy was pretty entertaining. However, manuevering them up stairs was always a challange for that little magnetic wand.
Theresa - September 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm working on re-establishing my collection. I loved them I use to have every peice. I don't know what happened.
Angie - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
My cousin still has the mansion, & we had fun playing with it. I've started to collect them. I'm even collecting unpunched items. My husband & I want to make a complete good set, & the other one my daughter can play with. As long as she closes her door, because her brothers will lose pieces! LOL
Lolita - October 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh My God- I had totally forgotten about these. I had what (if memory serves me) was a gazebo and there was a girl who could "dance" in it as well as a swan.... Man now I kinda wish I still had all this stuff...
Faren - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have the whole collection and two of some...this was my absolute favorite toy as a little girl! I will never get rid of them! Everything on all of mine still works...even the gazebo that spins!
Chels - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
My favorite was a crystal blue sparkly ice rink. It's wand was my favorite. My aunt bought me almost all of these things, they had the tiniest pieces!
anna - October 27, 2007 - Report this comment
this was my favorite toy in the world, i still have the complete set minus the mansion........i used it for a book report in highschool and left it in the teacher's room....she donated it to charity! It makes me sick! i would like to get a new mansion.....i think i am missing the 2story house too.... please feel free to email me if anyone was a mansions they will sell at a resonable price. :). it will go to a good home. annarainey@bellsouth.net
Jennifer - November 11, 2007 - Report this comment
My cousin used to have the complete set! We would always set up the entire town and play all day! I totally forgot about these and being reminded of them makes me want to buy them! I miss my childhood! :-)
Angie - November 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I have numerous Precious Places items that I've collected in order to make a complete set. Now I have to resell up to 7 buildings of one type. If anyone would like more info, you can contact me through ebay under, RainbowSplashes.
ashley - December 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the nursery and the ballet studio! i have NO ideas where they went though... guess i'll have to ebay them eventually!
Nicole - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Hello- I have a ton of Houses, People, Animals & tiny accessories I'm looking to sell- if anyone is interested contact me at snuvsgloves@gmail.com thanks
Melissa - December 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have my Mansion with Melissa as well as the chapel and a couple of people. Iv'e loved it and am keeping it for my daughters and looking to get some more.
Melissa L - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister and I played with this for years. I almost have the complete set. I have duplicate houses and piecses if anyone is interested in trading, buying, or selling. busymom_26@yahoo.com
Jen - January 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I am looking for the mansion and the pet shop...anyone interested in selling jeffiner13@hotmail.com
Kayla - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
We had a set of these houses when my sister and I were little we played all day. Yesterday we got it out for our Nieces and they just had a blast and they too played all dayalong with us of course. One of them told us thanks for buying it for them and we just LOL.
epsy - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment
i have almost all the collection bought a whole lot on ebay to trying to get every peice ever, have loads bit to sell will be putting them on ebay next month anyone wanting to buy email me at epsy@hotmail.co.uk
Loraine - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I had quite a few of these when I was younger. My favorite was the mansion. I really wish I would have kept them. May just have to buy them on ebay for when my daughter gets bigger. : )
sophie - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
holy crap this was the reason i came on here been looking for this for years didnt have a clue what it was called, been trying to get one for my neice as my uncle got me one when i was bout 8 wow
Melody - May 17, 2008 - Report this comment
This was the best! My daughter plays with my old village on a daily basis now and I love to still play too every now and then.
Barbara - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
My daughter was 8 when the Precious Places line came out. We bought her most of it, but she never really played with it much. She wasn't much for sitting still. I liked it more than she did I think. Recently I decided to redo her old bedroom now that she's been through college, is married and it is the guest room. I got her Precious Places out of storage and, with the exception of the fence around the walkway, everything is in excellent shape. Maybe someday I'll have a granddaughter who enjoys playing with all the Precious Places and she and I can play.
Michele - June 11, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG these were awesome! I was searching through this entire index trying to remember what these were called! I finally stumbled upon something else with "Precious" in the title and it finally clicked! These were awesome.
Ducky - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
TOTALLY forgot about these! My cousin had a collection & I wanted it so bad! But I think they kinda phased out by the time I played with them & I wasn't able to get them for myself.
casey - July 23, 2008 - Report this comment
does anyone know of another play set with a magic wand that made thing happen like flowers grow. I think there was a wishing well. thanks.
Betsy - September 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Whatever happened to the little roads. Didn't Fisher-Price at one time make little snap roads that would connect from one place to another? I seem to remember my favorite being and ice skating rink?. Am I thinking of the samething or something different?
Amy - September 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my god!! This is The Toy That Got Away! I wanted one of these so bad when I was younger and never got one!! The closest I came was this set I made myself out of and old cracker box and those peel & stick magnets.
Julie - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
These were my absolute favorite toy when I was little. My husband accidentally threw my set away when me moved into a new house. I want another set for my daughter, because I know she would love them as much as I did.
Dawn - November 15, 2008 - Report this comment
WOW this brings back so many fond memories! This was one of my favorite toys. I absolutely loved how the lights really lit up and would play in a dark room for hours at night!
Ashley - November 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a *large* collection of Precious Places including buildings, mansion, furniture, sidewalks, figures, pets, keys that I'd like to sell. If you're interested please email me at ashley.crawford@ymail.com. I'll get photos to you and prices as soon as possible. I hate to throw away toys I once loved...
Jen - January 04, 2009 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite things when I was about 6-7. I had the pet pageant, the pet store, and BEGGED for the mansion (I finally got it for Christmas '90). My sister and I played with this stuff for YEARS, even as pieces came up missing one by one. Finally we grew up and ended up getting rid of the last piece. Now I wish I would have kept my Precious Places sets, because I know my friends' little girls (my "nieces) would love them once they got a little older. I might start collecting them again just for them, and for my own kids once I have them. They are definitely a staple of my childhood.
Amy - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
These were one of my most favorite toys! I had several of them, including the mansion. I always wanted a real dollhouse, and these were pretty darn close!!! I think Mattel is redoing them for 2009.
Heather - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the Mansion and all of the accessories for it! I also had the ice rink, gazebo, the pony set, mom at work, dad at work, and the mother and bunnies. I'm going to call my mom tonight and tell her to start looking for it all!
Meredith - March 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I am listing several Precious Places lots complete with all figures. The over all listing includes many buildings and animals and people. Will be listing tonight and through the weekend. Take a look bidding starts very reasonable asking price.
kay - April 19, 2009 - Report this comment
can someone please tell me where to list toys from the 70s-80s. I was looking on ebay and i just feel as if i am going to be ripped off! I have the entire precious places...in box! Oh Jenny, in box! and many more! if somebody could email me at kalamarie03@yahoo.com with where to place them it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Kelly - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I have almost the full set of the Precious Places still in original boxes. If anyone is interested send me an email!! kelly.caparso@gmail.com
Beki - May 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Hello, I am looking for a few sets as well a a few lost items. I need the Dining set, The Pretty Penny Wishing Well Set, The Sunshine Country Picnic And the Twirling Toes Gymnastics show as well as Jenny and her Scooter. Also I need a Cash Register From The Best Friends Pet Shop, The Swing From The Twirling Melody Gazebo, A Rattle From the Nursery, The Balance Bar from Pink Slippers Ballet Studio, The Lamp From The Canopy Bedroom, And the Bird Attachment From The Roof of The Magic Key Mansion as well as 1 of the small pink brick column If you have any of these and are willing to sell them let me know. Thanks beki1020@gmail.com
Marisol - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I have the whole set in their original boxes. If you are interested emil me: marisol_r_f@yahoo.com
Angela F-G - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I have the entire set. My mother kept the items in the rafter. I was so stingy with this. My little sister wanted to play with them and I wouldnt let her. I wonder how much this is worth.
lindsay f - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I have the whole town!! I am expecting my first child and I hope its a girl so I can pass them down to her.
Sue H - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I have several pieces, would like to complete the set. Granddaughters just love it!
Stephanie K - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I have just started to collect these items, anyone willing to sell?? srkallies@gmail.com
kerrie - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
i have alot of the set looking to sell anyone interested email me at kerrieemcclure@rogers.com
Laura - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED these when i was a kid. My sister and I would play for hours. every Christmas or birthday we would ask for one. between us both we had alot of them. the only one i dont think we ever got was the mansion. my mom still has them in her basement in a chest. awwwww. awesome! why dont they make toys like that anymore?
Sarah S. - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED these!! Was my all time fave toy as a young girl. My twin sister and I would play for HOURS!! We had so much fun! I think we had pretty much everything but the pet places. They sure were a great toy. They don't make things like they used to. Good memories!!
Amanda - November 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Looking back, my sister and I had almost the whole set also. I wouldn't give it up for the world though! My aunt (5 years my senior) had the Oh Jenny set, but recently sold it at a yard sale. I was talking to my husband about it. He had all the micro machines. It seems all the toys we had in the 80s wre alot smaller. I think toy safety stadards have changed greatly since we were kids. That's why things have gotten so much bigger...
Cheryl Stenstrom - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My daughter (now 25) had just about every piece there was and the boxes got destroyed when we moved. She is devastated and won't let me forget about it. So I'm in the market for anything Precious Places that I can get my hands on. If you're selling, please email me at cheryl_stenstrom@yahoo.com. I'm in South Florida.
anna - December 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I was one of the first people to post on this site in 2007, i have wanted a mansion since then. it was my favorite toy as a child. Anyone interested in selling please let me know. annaengland14@yahoo.com...God Bless!
j.frost - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I had some of the precious places set, my favorite was, the mother and kitten play set, the sad part was I lost the kittens that came with the set when I was a teenager. Oh well, I got over it.
Randita99 - February 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the mansion, the ice pond and the pony ring. Just recently my mom found them in her attic. I remember when I just HAD to have them!!
kristiec00 - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm glad there were more fanatics about precious places than me! I still have the mansion, gazebo, country house, nursery, chapel, pet shop and horse stable and had a few of the small side things like the gymnastic girl and the ice pond! The only thing is that the stickers are yellowed and kinda old looking. Anyone have any ideas how to make it look new again?
Christy - May 08, 2010 - Report this comment
My daughter just started playing with my Precious Places Blue Ribbon Stable and loves it. I would love to get her more for her birthday or Christmas. If anyone is selling, please email me at tictac0410@yahoo.com.
Leigh - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the The Precious PlacesĀ® Magic Key Mansion.... i loved it i would love to find one for my kids.... i loved that house so much... its funny the thing u think of that u had when u were a kid
Joy - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I have one I would LOVE to Sell!! All parts wrapped in plastic, never opened. In box with tape damage to box!! Please contatc me at jdfamf@yahoo.com
Melissa - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi, I'm looking to rebuild my precious places collection and would LOVE to buy some from anyone willing to help me out ! PLEASE email me and I'll get back to you ASAP !!!!! melissalpelley@yahoo.com
Debbie - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi I am missing the mouse....if anyone has one for sale...please email djdelaney@hotmail.com Thanks
michelle - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a huge set that I am considering selling. It includes the mansion, gazebo, chapel, other buildings, many magic keys and small parts, etc. If anyone is interested, you can email me at mnchkds1@aol.com
leanna - February 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for as much of the entire collection of precious places frm the eighties and ninties as possible... will pay anything, PLEASE HELP! my email is lumholtz35@comcast.net
cat - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
i loved this set have recently pulled it all out, never allowed my daughter to play with it as her bro wud reck it, defo good memories not 1 piece missing, love it
nicole - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
i have, the complete colletion of precius places for sale, really good condition. if somebody is interested, please contact me at ccquiros55@gmail.com
Laura - May 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I have almost the complete set of Precious Places. It is in great condition. If anyone is interested in purchasing it. Please email me @ LauraHSPC@aol.com
sarah - July 05, 2011 - Report this comment
do you have sets you want to sell, please contact me with what you have and price thanks. kijijistarshine@hotmail.com
Ashley - December 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I lost my entire set several years when my mom put them in storage then didnt pay the storage fee so now Im trying to collect everthing again. I am looking for any sets that people are willing to part with and sell. Please contact me at cosmo_gurl_2004@yahoo.com Thanks so much!
Kristy - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh how I loved this toy when I was young. Unfornate my parents didnt get me the entire collection I have the nursery house. Pretty sure all the peices are still with it. I handed it down to my little sister years ago and it is still in the closet in the box. Now that I have a little girl of my own I would love to buy up if I could find them and collect for her. Wouldnt it be nice if they made them again. Toys are def not what they used to be. Another favorite was the fairy winkles. That too I didnt get lucky enough for the whole collection but would love to start one for my daughter.
Deb - October 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a nearly complete set of building and charaters. All are NEW IN THE BOX (never opened)! If interested, please contact me at dlynnjones55@sbcglobal.net
liz - November 01, 2012 - Report this comment
The only part I have left -the spinning base of the gazebo..the part that plays music- just broke! (When I wind it, it just quickly unwinds without playing music). My kids like to hear the song while they fall asleep. Anyone have this part that they want to sell? or a not-too-expensive whole gazebo? I don't think my kids would be too interested in the gazebo (that's why I wouldn't want to spend too much), but they love the music! If you can help, email me: imagineklp@hotmail.com Thanks! (or maybe someone knows how to fix something like this?)
Lindsey - January 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I had almost forgotten about how many of these I had. They were in perfect condition and I would absolutely play with them right now if I didn't lose all of my childhood toys in a house fire.
Alice - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I just found a complete set in the crawl space of our mew house. The gazebo spins and plays music even. What is is worth? I put it all in the garbage minus a few little things maybe I will have to pull it out!
Alice - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
There is also a ton of keys and LOTS os figure and bunnies and a puppy and furniture galore. I have 3 boys go figure lol. I would have died to have something like this as a little kid!
Nena - July 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Alice!!!! I hope you didn't throw it out!!! I would just about die if I found one. I really would love a set, mine disappeared somewhere along the way as a child, but I loved it and really am trying to put together another set for my own kids. The only problem is that I am not a millionaire and it is hard to find anything online that isn't obnoxiously overpriced. If you are in Canada and willing to sell for a decent price, email me!! Pineapplelesson at yahoo dot com
Grandma - July 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I just got done playing with our village with my 6 yr. old grandchild (Anna). It use to be her mommy's. We are trying to find something that we can use for trees so it looks exactly like the picture of the village.
Michelle - October 26, 2013 - Report this comment
They're all so beautiful!! ;3; I had the gazebo, and remember it like it was yesterday, although I'm now 26. Oh, how I loved that toy. I think my great-grandmother got it for me--or was it my grandma? Either way, I was mega-grateful. 8'D So awesome. For years I remembered and wondered what it had been, and then finally one day, a search for "magnetic gazebo toy" brought it right back to me, clear as day. It's incredible how sometimes I can input every key term related to an old item I'm trying to identify or find, and absolutely no matches are located...while other times, I can get straight to it. I have found images for most of my scores of beloved old toys which we no longer have this way, but there are still some things I distinctly recall that I cannot for the life of me find...8\ Frustrating!!

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