If you love the classic fisher price toys from the seventies, then finding them does not have to be too hard, especially with the internet.
If you are a collector of this good quality toy, then searching for these classic Fisher Price toys on the internet is a great place to start.
You could try garage sales and flea markets too, and you may have some success especially from a household full of toys, but chances are, antique stores and online stores will have the specific toys you are looking for, and likely in good condition with all the pieces.
Animal Scramble Game – This is a 1971 Fisher Price toy. It was a game for two children and the best part about this game is that there are no small pieces on it to lose or break. That is good news for the collector as the chances are good that you will find one of these games in good condition. This game has become quite valuable.
Magic Burner Stove From 1979 – This is a two burner pretend stove that turns the burners red when you turn the knob. It also has a working timer on it. I searched and discovered that you can get this particular toy on Ebay.
Fisher Price Sesame Street Apartment Play Set – This is a sought after classic toy from the 70s. It has a carrying handle and opens out to display the inside. It comes with all the characters that made up the Sesame Street Show.
Anyone who remembers watching this show or sitting through it with their kids will have fond memories of this toy. No wonder it has become a collectible. I came across this toy on Ebay as well in good condition for 99 dollars.
If you are using Ebay for your purchases, just make sure you have a Paypal account and check that the seller has a good reputation (it will be listed as a percentage).
The above are just some examples of Fisher Price toys from that era. There is also a site called thisoldtoy.com that can give you more details on and the values of many of the classic toys from this era and earlier ones as well.
Rubylane.com is another site that carries many of the vintage toys especially the vintage Fisher Price toys.
You can also head over to the official Fisherprice.com website to find out the history on many of the earlier toys.
There are many places to check online for vintage toys and collectible Fisher Price toys, but if you would prefer to go scouring the countryside for yourself and see if you can find one of these treasured toys to keep or to sell, then check out the estate sales, and larger garage sales, or rummage through second hand stores.
Many people will still have these older toys from the 70s in their basement, and this is when estate sales can be worth checking out, as many people will downsize or if a family has to sell off an older relatives house, they will be quick to get rid of things that have been building up in the basements or garages, and I have seen many old toys at these types of sales.
If you have an interest in buying and selling vintage toys especially Fisher Price toys from the 70s, then getting yourself a good price guide and history guide would be a good first step. Fisher Price Toys: A Pictorial Price Guide to the More Popular ToysManufacturing Books)You can get these in some book stores, but you can also get them on sites such as Amazon.
This is especially important if you want to do this as a business. A guide is also good if you are an avid collector and simply want to own those familiar toys from the seventies.