Thursday, October 21, 2010

Amanda's Personality Card

A while ago I finished my series of posts on personality cards NOT found on (TOT).  However, it has occurred to me that I might as well go ahead and post the personality cards that ARE on TOT, just to have a 'complete collection' somewhere for everyone to look at. 

Without further ado, here's Baby Amanda's card -

Front of card:

Back of card:

And here's what the text says:

Baby Amanda 
Meet Baby Amanda! She's a happy baby who wants to do everything her older brothers and sisters do.  She likes to do silly things to get attention - like blowing kisses, banging pots and pans together, or, on occasion, even turning a room upside down!  She's as cute as a button! Amanda loves music and claps along with every song she hears.
Birthday: February 14
Favorite Food: Ice cream with chocolate sauce
Favorite Toy: Fisher-Price Security Bunny

Me here again.  Has it occurred to anyone else that a crawling baby probably shouldn't be eating ice cream with chocolate sauce?  It seems to me that if Precious Places were being made now, Amanda's favorite food would probably be bananas or something healthy like that.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Precious Places Village Tour Stop 1: The Silver Bells Wedding Chapel

I recently got to thinking what a shame it is that I don't have more pictures of complete Precious Places sets on this blog.  I mean, it's great to post pictures of rare parts and to talk about the questions that need to be answered, but most PP sets aren't super rare and don't have anything controversial/unknown about them.  However, that doesn't mean the not-rare non-controversial sets deserve any less attention, because lets face it, a lot of them are super cool!

All this has led me to start a series of posts called the Precious Places Village Tour.  It will simply be a photographic catalog of my PP sets that I am posting so that we can all admire these fantastic sets together.

For the sake of having some structure, I am posting these sets in order of their Fisher Price model numbers, which means that the first stop on the Precious Places Village Tour is #5151 The Silver Bells Wedding Chapel.

Here is a picture of my set:

I believe my set is complete, other than the fact that I don't have the box, instructions and village map.  (I do have a few village maps, but not enough for all my buildings to have their own.)

The thing I love about this set is the stained glass windows in the steeple.  They look so elegant when they are all lit up.  In fact, this feature makes the Wedding Chapel my personal favorite of the four shop sets.

The only thing I don't like about the set is that if you look closely at the bride Mary's face, she doesn't actually look very happy, and shouldn't every bride be happy on their wedding day?!

As far as collecting goes, you shouldn't have much trouble finding a complete Wedding Chapel set to add to your collection.  There is a constant stream of them on eBay and if you keep your eye out, you should be able to get a pretty good deal.

How about you?  What do you like about the Chapel?  Is it your favorite shop set?  Is there anything you would change or add to the set if you were designing toys for Fisher Price?  Please leave your answers in the comments section of this post.

Friday, October 1, 2010

More Key Lithos

In my previous post about key lithos I calculated that there are 28 different Precious Places key lithos. The website has pictures of 21 of those lithos. In addition, I have previously posted pictures of the key lithos for these three sets (click on name of set to view images):

The Sunshine Country Picnic
The Pretty Penny Wishing Well
The Playroom

Just to complete the library of litho pictures, here are the last four:

The Best Friends Pet Shop:

The Pink Slippers Ballet Studio:

The Tip Toe Gymnastics Show:

Skateboarding Andy:

These are the 28 key lithos I know about.  Please let me know if you find a different one!