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#990 Play Family "A" Frame
Years Made: Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1974-1976

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*The set shown in this photo is a prototype, the figures and color of the furniture are different that those that were sold with this set.

Description: A distinctively 70's phenomena, the A-Frame was a more intricately designed house than the regular #952 Play Family House--except it didn't last as long. The base was one of the earliest play-and-carry Little People playsets to be constructed without wood or masonite. This Little People vacation home features a porch with one step and a clear plastic sliding "glass" door on both sides of the house and a balcony above both. A metal dinner bell hangs from a spring and rings at child's touch. The accessories used in this set are just as creative as the base. This is the first and only set that used bunkbeds, a refreshing change from the "same-o" beds used in the #952 house. This set also features an exclusive 4-seat jeep and picnic table with benches. When it was discontinued in 1976, the picnic table and benches appeared again in green for 1980's #992 Car & Camper. The picnic table and benches were used again (minus the table litho) in 1984's #916 Zoo.
Accessories: Please remember that the following accessories are the accessories that are pictured in the Fisher-Price catalogues. These should be used as guidelines only, as other variations may exist:

1974 Retail Catalogue:
  • A-Frame House with Flap:
    • B990 - Blue 2-story ski-chalet "A" Frame style house with an orange base. The front of the house has a fold-down front FLAP that hinges at the bottom. The front and back of the house have blue shingle-simulated angled walls. The 2 end sides of the house are A-shaped with a porch on the lower levels, and a balcony on the upper levels. Each lower level porch has a clear plastic "wall" with a sliding "glass" door. The balcony levels have a clear plastic "wall" with an open doorway that leads to the balcony. The right-side porch is a bit larger than the left-side porch...it includes a step up to the porch, and a bell hanging down on a spring "pole" that rings when touched. Overall size: 13-1/8" w x 8-3/8" d x 9-7/8" tall. *See "Variations" below.
  • Furniture:
    • Bedroom:
      • 2 each - FPT113 - Yellow rectangular BUNK BED TOP that has four small corner posts on the top corners and female slots on the bottom of the legs to snap on top of a bunk bed bottom. This bed was originally sold with PINK foam padding. The original foam padding tends to disintegrate over time. Size: 2-3/4" l x 1-1/2" w x 1-1/8" tall.
      • 2 each - FPT114 - Yellow rectangular BUNK BED BOTTOM that has a slightly raised head and footboard that are flat across the top. The top four small corners have slightly raised posts with a male peg on top to place the bunk bed top piece on top of the bunk bed bottom piece. This bed was originally sold with PINK foam padding. The original foam padding tends to disintegrate over time. Size: 2-3/4" l x 1-1/2" w x 1" tall.
    • Patio:
      • 2 each - FPT786 - Yellow (dull yellow) plastic slatted "beach" lounge chair with short arm rests on the sides and a raised backrest (2 slats high). The bottom of the chair has a WIDE rectangular mold WITH a reinforcement rib on inner edge, click here for an example. Click here to see the difference between bright yellow and dull yellow.
      • 2 each - FPT149 - Small yellow plastic single-seat captain chair that has a seat back that extends 3/4 of the way around the seat with a DOT mark on back. Click here to see the difference between triangle back verses dot back chairs. Click here for a photo that shows the difference between yellow, Mustard yellow, and gold/butterscotch yellow. *See "Variations" below.
      • FPT133 - Round yellow plastic "backyard BBQ" style grill with SEPARATE SPINDLE (STRAIGHT) LEGS. Has a lithograph on top of a steak, hamburger, and a hot dog. Has a small plastic handle off to one side.
    • Dining:
      • FPT190 - White large rectangular "picnic table" style table with a FOUR-PLACE STEAK DINNER LITHO on the surface.
      • 2 each - FPT162 - White rectangular plastic picnic bench seat that has two round figure holes on top and two X-shaped legs on the bottom sides.
  • FPT34 - White 5-rung ladder (including top and base). Both end steps are flat.
  • Vehicle:
    • FPT20079 - Small red top, white bottom 4-seat car/jeep. *See "Variations" below.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a wood body and a plastic head:
    • BQWP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWP - Blue mom with fancy eyes, and a blonde ponytail.
    • EUWP - Yellow boy smiling, with freckles, "" eyebrows, and a red baseball cap facing forward.
    • GMWP - Red girl with a blonde bob with bangs.
    • HWWP - Black dog with a red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edges.
1975 Retail Catalogue: Same as above except the BBQ, the Car, and the Figures:
  • FPT132 - Round red plastic "backyard BBQ" style grill with SEPARATE SPINDLE (STRAIGHT) LEGS. Has a lithograph on top of a steak, hamburger, and a hot dog. Has a small plastic handle off to one side.
  • FPT281 - Small white top, red bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The car is flat (no sides nor roof) with a gas hole on the back corner and marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black smooth-rolling wheels with metal axles. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys". *See "Variations" below.
  • 5 Original Little People figures. All figures have either a wood body and a plastic head or a plastic body and a plastic head:
    • BQWP or BQPP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWP or FNPP - Blue mom with fancy eyes, and a blonde ponytail.
    • CUWP or CUPP - Orange boy smiling with red heat-stamped hair.
    • GSWP or GSPP - Turquoise girl with a red bob with bangs.
    • HYWP or HYPP - Black dog with a yellow collar. The collar has lines on the outside edges.
1976 Retail Catalogue:
  • A-Frame House with Flap:
    • B990 - Blue 2-story ski-chalet "A" Frame style house with an orange base. The front of the house has a fold-down front FLAP that hinges at the bottom. The front and back of the house have blue shingle-simulated angled walls. The 2 end sides of the house are A-shaped with a porch on the lower levels, and a balcony on the upper levels. Each lower level porch has a clear plastic "wall" with a sliding "glass" door. The balcony levels have a clear plastic "wall" with an open doorway that leads to the balcony. The right-side porch is a bit larger than the left-side porch...it includes a step up to the porch, and a bell hanging down on a spring "pole" that rings when touched. Overall size: 13-1/8" w x 8-3/8" d x 9-7/8" tall. *See "Variations" below.
  • Furniture:
    • Bedroom:
      • 2 each - FPT113 - Yellow rectangular BUNK BED TOP that has four small corner posts on the top corners and female slots on the bottom of the legs to snap on top of a bunk bed bottom. This bed was originally sold with PINK foam padding. The original foam padding tends to disintegrate over time. Size: 2-3/4" l x 1-1/2" w x 1-1/8" tall.
      • 2 each - FPT114 - Yellow rectangular BUNK BED BOTTOM that has a slightly raised head and footboard that are flat across the top. The top four small corners have slightly raised posts with a male peg on top to place the bunk bed top piece on top of the bunk bed bottom piece. This bed was originally sold with PINK foam padding. The original foam padding tends to disintegrate over time. Size: 2-3/4" l x 1-1/2" w x 1" tall.
    • Patio:
      • 2 each - FPT786 - Yellow (dull yellow) plastic slatted "beach" lounge chair with short arm rests on the sides and a raised backrest (2 slats high). The bottom of the chair has a WIDE rectangular mold WITH a reinforcement rib on inner edge, click here for an example. Click here to see the difference between bright yellow and dull yellow.
      • 2 each - FPT150 - Small yellow plastic single-seat captain chair that has a seat back that extends 3/4 of the way around the seat with a TRIANGLE mark on back. Click here to see the difference between triangle back verses dot back chairs. Click here for a photo that shows the difference between yellow, Mustard yellow, and gold/butterscotch yellow. *See "Variations" below.
      • FPT132 - Round red plastic "backyard BBQ" style grill with SEPARATE SPINDLE (STRAIGHT) LEGS. Has a lithograph on top of a steak, hamburger, and a hot dog. Has a small plastic handle off to one side.
    • Dining:
      • White rectangular picnic table with a litho of 4 plate settings with a steak on each plate.
      • 2 each - FPT162 - White rectangular plastic picnic bench seat that has two round figure holes on top and two X-shaped legs on the bottom sides.
  • FPT34 - White 5-rung ladder (including top and base). Both end steps are flat.
  • Vehicle:
    • FPT20079 - Small red top, white bottom 4-seat car/jeep. *See "Variations" below.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a plastic body and a plastic head:
    • BQPP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNPP - Blue mom with fancy eyes, and a blonde ponytail.
    • CUPP - Orange boy smiling with red heat-stamped hair.
    • GSPP - Turquoise girl with a red bob with bangs.
    • HWPP - Black dog with a red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edges

Variations:
  • B990WO - Blue 2-story ski-chalet "A" Frame style house with an orange base. The front of the house has a fold-down front FLAP that hinges at the bottom. The FLAP is a seperate part number. The front and back of the house have blue shingle-simulated angled walls. The 2 end sides of the house are A-shaped with a porch on the lower levels, and a balcony on the upper levels. Each lower level porch has a clear plastic "wall" with a sliding "glass" door. The balcony levels have a clear plastic "wall" with an open doorway that leads to the balcony. The right-side porch is a bit larger than the left-side porch...it includes a step up to the porch, and a bell hanging down on a spring "pole" that rings when touched. Overall size: 13-1/8" wide, 8-3/8" deep, and 9-7/8" tall. *See "Variations" below for A-Frame with flap still attached.
  • F990 - Rectangular blue plastic flap that attaches to the front of the #990 A-Frame base. One side of the flap has a textured "shingled" roof pattern that matches the sides of the A-Frame. The center of the shingles has a blue paper litho marked "Fisher-Price Play Family A Frame". The other side of the flap has a large paper litho with a stone floor design and yellow trim on the sides with red flowers. One end of the litho has a light brown floor mat marked "WELCOME". The end of the flap with the "WELCOME" mat has a white plastic hinged carry handle. The handle is designed to fold under when attached to the A-Frame to make the surface flat for play. When attached to the A-Frame and folded up, the handle attaches to a peg on the tip top of the A-Frame to keep contents inside the A-Frame from falling out. The opposite end of the flap has 2 raised C-clamps (on the litho side) to attach to round pegs on the A-Frame base. Measures 10-1/8" long x 6-1/8" wide x 3/8" tall.
  • The BBQ grill sold in this set was available in 2 different colors:
  • The yellow captain chairs sold in this set were available in 3 different shades of yellow and with either a DOT (older) or a TRIANGLE (newer) on the back. Click here for a photo that shows the difference between yellow, Mustard yellow, and gold/butterscotch yellow. Click here to see the difference between triangle back verses dot back chairs. All possible chair variations are below:
      • FPT140 - Small gold/butterscotch yellow plastic single-seat captain chair that has a TRIANGLE mark on back.
      • FPT139 - Small gold/butterscotch yellow plastic single-seat captain chair that has a DOT mark on back.
      • FPT20094 - Small mustard yellow plastic single-seat captain chair that has a TRIANGLE mark on back.
      • FPT20095 - Small mustard yellow plastic single-seat captain chair that has a DOT mark on back.
      • FPT150 - Small yellow plastic single-seat captain chair that has a TRIANGLE mark on back.
      • FPT149 - Small yellow plastic single-seat captain chair that has a DOT mark on back.
  • The 4-seat car/jeep was available in 4 different color combinations (red top-red bottom, red top-white bottom, white top-red bottom, and white top-white bottom). In addition to 4 color combinations, the car was also available with and without wheels marked "Fisher-Price Toys". See below for a list of all 8 possible variations:
    • FPT616 - Small red top, red bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys".
    • FPT617 - Small red top, red bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The wheels are NOT marked.
    • FPT20079 - Small red top, white bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys".
    • FPT20080 - Small red top, white bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The wheels are NOT marked.
    • FPT281 - Small white top, red bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys".
    • FPT858 - Small white top, red bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The wheels are NOT marked.
    • FPT863 - Small white top, white bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys".
    • FPT864 - Small white top, white bottom 4-seat car/jeep. The wheels are NOT marked.
Other Information:
  • FP990BOX1974 - This set was sold in a 8-3/4" wide, 10-1/4" high, 13-1/8" long box. WFL: 07-BC-13-3-A
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