Friday, September 14, 2012

Fisher Price Friday - Giant Rock-a-Stack

Today's Fisher Price Friday toy is a classic, or at least a version of a classic.  It is the Giant Rock-A-Stack #740.  You may be familiar with the more common #1050 or #627 Rock-A-Stacks, the version still produced today.  This was just a grander and taller version.  The Giant Rock-A-Stack was made from 1961-1990 although there were a few changes to the toy during that time.

The original 1961 version had a wood base that was painted white, plastic white screw on ball on top and 10 stacking colored rings. Each side of the base had a black paper lithograph with the letters F and P and the words Fisher Price.

In 1962 they changed the ball on top to be red.  This version was made until 1979.  In 1980 they made big changes by decreasing the rings from 10 to 7, making the base plastic and switching the ball on top back to white.  

The ring colors for the 10 ring stack were from smallest to biggest: purple, dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green, yellow, dark yellow, orange, red and dark red.  When they shortened the stack to only 7 rings it switched to: purple, blue, turquoise, green, yellow, orange and red.

The rings say "Fisher Price Toys" and have the circle F and P letters.

My Giant Rock-A-Stack is not complete.  Not only that but I think I have rings from different Fisher Price ring-toys as my colors don't match up.  I have far too many orange colors. :)  I do however have the wood base and the orange top.  So I know it was made between 1962-1979.  I found my toy at a yard sale for 35 cents so I won't complain too loudly.  I'm still on the lookout for the correct rings, maybe I'll have a complete set before baby-girl grows out of it!

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