When I was a young kid, my favorite toy was this cardboard scene. I probably didn’t even know at the time that these scenes showed a real place–Disneyland–but I loved imagining it.
I remember getting in big trouble once and my parents took this away, but they forgot where they put it! A few years later, they found it, hidden in the basement. I was so glad to have it back!
While it isn’t strong enough anymore, the flaps folded down to elevate it and it came with these plastic characters.
Before window clings were even a thing, Disney had these guys, who would stick to the scene. They are printed on white plastic, not clear, and are thicker than the decorations that we put on windows at holidays today.
I could put the characters on any ride, give anyone an ice cream cone or Mickey balloons, or stand them behind a camera. I can’t even imagine how many times these guys have been stuck and restuck, licked, or wetted down with a paper towel to help them stay better.
Of course, it’s all more fun when you add characters to it.
Do you remember Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse, Mickey’s nephews?
I still love this toy! Did you have any favorite Disney toys when you were a kid?