Friday, April 18, 2014

Fisher Price Friday - Small World


Warning, today's post will cause It's a Small World to be stuck in your head. ;)  Yes, today I'm showing you the Pocket Radio Music Box Small World #746.  Small World was made from 1977-1978 and plays the oh-so-familiar song "Small World".  You know, the song that plays on the Disneyland ride. :)  It's a Small World was created for Disney (first shown at the 1964 New York World's Fair) but the familiar tune is found all over the place from ice-cream trucks to this vintage toy!

The pocket radio, like other FP pocket radios is made with a wood box, plastic front, plastic dial and a vinyl carrying strap.  The wood back and sides are covered with lithographs.

 

The bottom of the radio has the toy number #746 as well as the FP information.  This particular radio has movement from Japan.

The back of the radio has those oh-so-familiar words:

It's a world of laughter,
a world of tears;
It's a world of hopes
and a world of fears.
There's so much
that we share
that it's time
we're aware.
It's a small world
after all.

Are you humming it yet?  This puts me in the mood to take a trip to Disneyland. :)

Just like the Disneyland ride as the dial moves around there are pictures of little children from all over the world.

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2 comments:

  1. Awww... this was my all time favorite when I was a kid. The funny thing is, even when I outgrew that little gem, it kept popping up in the oddest of places. Ironically, now that I wanted to pass it on to my 6 month old daughter, my mom tells me that it is no longer there!
    Much to my shigrin, I couldn't find it online. At least, I stumbled on your blog and was able to see a long lost friend!! Thank you.

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    1. Such a sweet story! I had the Twinkle Twinkle music box when I was a kid and am lucky enough that my mom saved it! I just happen to have a Small World music box in my Etsy shop right now, I listed it last week. :) Not sure if it is in your price range but here is the listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/215421824/fisher-price-pocket-radio-small-world?ref=shop_home_active_1

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