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Record player:Fisher-Price Talk-to-Me Player

Fisher-Price Toysca. 1980

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

It's always fascinating to see how children's playthings incorporate technology. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Fisher-Price produced a line of books that incorporated miniature records on the pages for a "read along" effect. Children needed to use the accompanying battery-powered handheld player to hear the content. The technique was certainly more streamlined than playing a standard disk on a record player while you read along, but it was considerably less impressive than later toys that incorporated cassettes, CDs, or digital chips.

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  • Title: Record player:Fisher-Price Talk-to-Me Player
  • Creator: Fisher-Price Toys
  • Date Created: ca. 1980
  • Location: National City, CA
  • Type: More Toys
  • Medium: plastic
  • Object ID: 110.1014

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