Fisher-Price has been a longstanding toy making company. Their first products made their debut at the International Toy Fair in New York City in 1931. The line included over a dozen wooden toys that were affordable for most families living in turbulent times. Toys brought relief and joy to children who were experiencing hard time. The earliest Fisher-Price toys were known as Pull toys.
The earliest Pull toys were wooden, but later evolved into plastic models. The original toys were made after characters from children’s books and were created by Margaret Evans Price, the wife of Fisher-Price’s founder.
There were many original Push-Pull toys produced by Fisher-Price. These included the Barky Buddy, Teddy Tooter, and even Timmy Turtle. Barky Buddy was a brightly colored dog dressed in a military outfit. Anytime a child would pull the string, Barky Buddy would follow right behind trying to catch up to his master. He even barks when he lifts his head up to go walk some more. Teddy Tooter was an adorable teddy bear that loved to blow on his horn every time he was pulled. Finally, we have Timmy Turtle who likes to go on slow but long walks. Every time he is pulled, he will wag is tail and play music for you.
These original wooden Pull toys are part of a vast collection of popular vintage toys. Other models include Happy Hippo, Jiffy Dump Truck and even a Circus Wagon. These toys were so popular that they continued to be produced till today. They have accompanied many children on their first steps in life, trailing right behind. Children love pulling their toys and having a buddy wherever they go.