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#121 Happy Hoppers
Years Made: Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1969-1976






Description: Whereas early toys such as the #983 Safety School Bus, the #234 Nifty Station Wagon and the #151 Goldilocks and The 3 Bears were Little People sets that masqueraded as pull toys, the Happy Hoppers was a pull toy that masqueraded as a Little People set.

The Happy Hoppers is a similar concept to the old #808 and #809 Pop 'n Ring push toys, instead of balls, the Happy Hoppers contained 3 Original Little People figures who would pop inside a plastic dome as the toy was pushed. Ouch!

Not only is this the last set to feature a straight-sided Lucky dog, it also used a few other very difficult to find exclusive people, tempting some collectors into opening the plastic dome to rescue these hard to find figures from their glass prison.

Accessories: Please remember that the following accessories are the accessories that are pictured in the Fisher-Price catalogues.

While the variations below are pictured in Fisher-Price catalogs and advertisements, they are only a few of the hundreds of possible figure combinations. During production, Fisher-Price used a random selection of figures in this toy. While these combinations may be unique, they do not make a particular Happy Hopper more or less valueable.

  • 1969 Retail Catalogue:
    • FPT44344 - 18" Turquoise wooden push stick with a red plastic ball on one end.
    • Happy Hopper push toy with 3 figures. All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
      • GTWW - Turquoise girl with red braids.
      • DPWW - Red boy with a smiling face, red freckles, and a sideways yellow cap.
      • HVWW - Black straight-sided dog wearing a yellow collar with dots.
  • 1970 Jobber Catalogue:
    • FPT44344 - 18" Turquoise wooden push stick with a red plastic ball on one end.
    • Happy Hopper push toy with 3 figures. All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
      • GTWW - Turquoise girl with red braids.
      • DPWW - Red boy with a smiling face, red freckles, and a sideways yellow cap.
      • HRWW - Black straight-sided dog wearing a white collar with dots.
  • 1971 Jobber Catalogue:
    • FPT44344 - 18" Turquoise wooden push stick with a red plastic ball on one end.
    • Happy Hopper push toy with 3 figures. All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
      • GTWW - Turquoise girl with red braids.
      • DPWW - Red boy with a smiling face, red freckles, and a sideways yellow cap.
      • HVWW - Black straight-sided dog wearing a yellow collar with dots.
  • 1971 J.C. Penney's Spring and Summer Catalogue:
    • FPT44344 - 18" Turquoise wooden push stick with a red plastic ball on one end.
    • Happy Hopper push toy with 3 figures. All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
      • GMWW - Deep Red girl with a blonde bob with bangs.
      • EIWW - Turquoise boy with a red cowboy hat.
      • HVWW - Black straight-sided dog wearing a yellow collar with dots.
  • 1972 Jobber Catalogue:
    • FPT44344 - 18" Turquoise wooden push stick with a red plastic ball on one end.
    • Happy Hopper push toy with 3 figures. The girl and boy have either a Wood Body and a Wood Head or a Wood Body and a Plastic Head:
      • GNWW or GNWP - Red girl with blonde braids.
      • EFWW or EFWP - Turquoise boy with a smiling face, red freckles, "" eyebrows, and a red cap facing sideways.
      • HUWW - Black straight-sided dog wearing a red collar with dots.
  • 1973 Jobber Catalogue:
  • 1974 Retail Catalogue:
    • FPT44344 - 18" Turquoise wooden push stick with a red plastic ball on one end.
    • Happy Hopper push toy with 3 figures. The girl and boy have a Wood Body and a Plastic Head:
      • GNWP - Red girl with blonde braids.
      • EFWP - Turquoise boy with a smiling face, red freckles, "" eyebrows, and a red cap facing sideways.
      • KJWW - Black straight-sided dog wearing a red collar with lines.
  • 1975 Retail Catalogue:
  • 1976 Retail Catalogue:
Variations:
Other Information:
  • Retail price in the 1971 J.C. Penneys Spring and Summer Catalogue was $2.77.
  • The Happy Hoppers were never sold in a box nor on a display card... they were sold individually in stores from a Happy Hoppers retail store display rack.
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