|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.
*Photo credit: Vintage Fisher Price Medical Kit item is currently unavailable, but please visit the link to see other items for sale by this Etsy user. Her photos: http://www.etsy.com/listing/52847749/vintage-fisher-price-medical-kit
I totally had the medical kit. And I was one of the kids who actually wanted to play doctor and not "doctor".
I used to have one of those and I used to love it. My dog was always my patient back then since I didn't have any siblings yet.
This looks just like what my current doctor uses. Hummm.....
Haha! I had something very similar and I loved it! I felt like such a grown up, an important grown up at that.
My daughters loved that doctor kit. It brings back happy memories of stuffed animals lined up on a bed with casts on their legs.
My sister had this...her's was a 1988 model. I used to wear the fake cast as a "cool" bracelet! I thought it was badass with the names and heart drawn on it.
Ah yes, my sister had this kit. She was constantly making me be the patient.
I still have that older one and a newer one for the grandkids.
omg, can i just tell you that every toy you post brings back so many memories! we must be exactly the same age. keep em coming!
Those things were an unfortunate fast-track to sex education if you played in mixed groups...
I loved the kits with the shots that had little candies inside. I never wanted to be a doctor either but I always wanted to stick that needle in my mouth.
i remember the items IN the kit, but not the kit...
hmmmmmmm... lol, wonder what that was about!
I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine example of it.
I am quite sure they will learn lots of new stuff here than anybody else!
At some point (late '70s- early 80's) a FP "Doctor Kit" was offered as a premium of some sort. It had some of the same equipment, but came in a plain red plastic box abt. 6x8"
Abt. Early-mid '80s a FP "Doctor Kit" was offered as a premium of some type. It contained many of the same supplies, but came in an unmarked small red plastic box abt 6"x8".
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