|Remember this vintage doctor kit toy?|
Yeah, so I never planned on pursuing a job in the medical field. However in 1977, I friggin' LOVED this Fisher-Price Medical Kit. Ah empowering one to play doctor with a cute young neighbor boy -- okay, so maybe we didn't have a cute neighbor boy, but just go with it... Toys providing the "power to pretend" were always my favorite kind of toy growing up. We could always rely on Fisher-Price to do just that.
I remember gripping the plastic handle of my Fisher-Price Medical Kit and toting it from my little brother's room to mine. After all, I believe this actually was his vintage doctor toy and not mine. Proudly I would unveil each colorful doctor instrument one by one. Carefully placing the orange, blue and yellow stethoscope around my neck, I would lay out the plastic thermometer, blood pressure monitor gauge thingie, and medical knee reflex hammer jammy and prepare to give free check-ups to all of my ailing stuffed animal and Barbie doll patients. Oh what fun!
Today's Fisher-Price Medical Kit goes for $14 and is obviously much more modernized and although it includes a cool Band-Aid and environmentally-friendly tote bag instead of the bulky plastic case, I still say the 1970s or 1980s version was much cooler. What do you think? A quick search on eBay prices this vintage bad boy at $35.
View this vintage commercial spot for the Fisher-Price Medical Kit.
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