This colorful Cash Register ornament is my favorite from this year. Patterned after the #972 Cash Register from 1960-1972 it is the closest replica! Like the other Dept 56 ornaments this one doesn't "do" anything and is made of heavy plaster, but it is so bright and intricate. It includes the same color patterns and small letter/number details.
The front of the register is virtually the same. The numbers on the top of the register do not include the drawings behind them, but have the same color sequences.
The original #972 Cash Register had a green crank with yellow housing as seen in the ornament. My register pictured was a later version. Except for small details each side is exactly the same!
Even the top has the same "Cash Register" lithograph pictured. And note that the drawer is slightly ajar in the ornament. Our big version is usually this way too, ha!
Next up is the Huffy Puffy Train ornament based after the #999 Huffy Puffy Train toy. We keep our train at Grandma's house so I couldn't show you side by side, but they look very similar!
The wheels don't move on this little guy but he has the same colors as the full sized toy. Also the words HUFFY PUFFY printed on top in white.
Even the back has the same FP logo as the original. Love the detailing!
Last but not least is the Peek-A-Boo Screen ornament. Based on the #196 Hey Diddle Color Screen Color TV Music Box from the 1960's; this ornament features Santa busy in his toy workshop.
The similarities between the two are the controls in the front, the Peek A Boo Screen sign as well as the music notes along the bottom. They are also both blue with red handles (painted on the ornament), a white base and yellow antenna toppers (although the ornament antenna isn't supposed to move).
The differences in the two toys are in the shape and side/top decorations. The ornament is a rectangle box and only has the FP logo on each side (nothing in the back). It does not include a peek-a-boo screen on the top like the original either. However, it is still a cute ornament and perfect for the Christmas season.
I have decorated a little 3 foot tree in my children's playroom with all of my Fisher Price Ornaments. It is one of my favorite decorations! I love that even after I pass on most of these full sized toys I'll have the tiny ornament version to remind me of them.
For more Fisher Price ornaments look here:
2013 Dept 56 (Pull a Tune Xylophone, Chatter Phone, Rock a Stack)
2014 Dept 56 Pt 1 (Radio Clock, Fisher Price Camera)
Series 1 (Candy Cane Corn Popper, Little People Toboggan, Santa and Dr. Duck, Snoop N Sniff Reindeer, Winky Blinky Fire Truck, Rock-A-Stack Snowman)
Series 2 (Fisher-Price Toy Chest, Christmas Mini Copter, Chatter Phone SantaLittle People Santa's Workshop, Christmas Express, Little People School Bus)
2008 - Play Family Farm
2008 - View-Master
2009 - School Bus
2009 - Chatter Telephone
2010 - Play Family Fun Jet
2010 - Zookeeper Says
2010 - Play Family School
2011 - Music Box Teaching Clock
2011 - Play Family House
2011 - Little People Lil' Movers Fire Truck (not a vintage toy)
2011 - Snoop 'N Sniff - Limited quantity
2012 - Corn Popper
2012 - Two Tune TV
So many! If you look on Etsy or Ebay you can also find people who make ornaments out of classic Little People. Sometimes by simply adding a hook or by custom painting them. Adorable! I plan on adding more of those to my collection this year.
Most of these ornaments can be found on Ebay. The latest Dept 56 ornaments can be found online at various sources including Amazon, Macys and other ornament stores. I also found them in person at Lowes hardware.
Most online sources ship out the ornaments in bubble wrap with a tag attached (as shown in my photos). However, if you buy them in stores such as Lowes you can get them in these lovely FP vintage looking boxes.
This year Lowes was selling two ornaments from last year (xylophone and the rock-a-stack) and the cash register from this year. The boxes were so cute that I had to buy another set just to have them. Prices for current ornaments are $10.97 and up.
If you see them in any other stores let me know!