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#136 Lacing Shoe with Play Family
Years Made: Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1965-1969


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Description: This is the first Little People set to carry the name "Play Family". This shoe set used 1964's #991 Music Box Lacing Shoe concept, but changing it to become more of a teaching toy. The shoe has shapes holes cut into the sides and top that the accessory Little People figures fit through. The figures can be removed from the shoe through it's hinged wooden tongue. The sides of the shoe have holes that child can lace a 50" long shoe lace through to teach him how to lace and tie his shoes.

The shoe's wooden base rests firmly on the floor. The body of the shoe is plastic with pictures of the accessory figures attached to the sides and back. The top back of the shoe has a plastic strap that makes it easy for child to carry the shoe about. Measures 10" long, 7-1/8" high and 4" wide.

Accessories:
  • B136A - Base - Shoe with a blue wooden base (no wheels). The sides of the shoe have black paper lithos and shaped windows for the accessory shaped figures to fit into the windows. The shoe has a red and white braided shoe lace that threads through the holes in the sides of the shoe to teach children how to tie their shoe. The shoe's toe is yellow plastic and lifts up on a hinge to reveal a hidden section for the accessory Little People figures to stand. Has a YELLOW plastic carrying strap on the back. This is the less common strap color for this item. *See "Variations" below.
  • FPT1066 - 50" long braided blue and white shoelace. WFL: 07-AI-02-9-W. *See Variations below.
  • Little People figures - All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
    • FJWW - Full skirted blue Mom with white hair in a bun and wears glasses. Her base does not narrow down to fit in Little People holes. *See "Variations" below.
    • GZWW - Girl - Susie - Yellow triangle-shaped body, smiling, and has a red bow painted on top of her head.
    • GYWW - Girl - Freckles - Yellow triangle-shaped body, frowning, has freckles on her face, and has a red bow painted on top of her head.
    • DNWW - Boy - Butch - Red square-shaped body, smiling and has freckles.
    • DMWW - Boy - PeeWee - Red square-shaped body, smiling.
    • HQWW - Marshmallow - Dog with a black marshmallow-shaped base.

    *Individual photos of these Little People figures below:


    This all-wood Mom could be considered the Mother of the Play Family legacy, as this set was the first to use "Play Family" in it's name.

    Mom usually wears glasses, but also comes without glasses.

    Girl with a triangle-shaped body is often thought to be a boy due to her frowning facial expression, but the bow painted on the top of her head tells all! Picture shown is the #146 plastic-head version of this figure; correct #136 character is all-wood. Girl with a triangle-shaped body is a delight with her fancy eyes, smiling mouth and painted bow on top of her head. Picture shown is the #146 plastic-head version of this figure; correct #136 character is all-wood.
    This boy with a square-shaped body has a simple smile and red hair painted on his head. Picture shown is the #146 plastic-head version of this figure; correct #136 character is all-wood. Boy with square-shape body, "" eyebrows, freckles and smiling. Picture shown is the #146 plastic-head version of this figure; correct #136 character is all-wood. Bell-shape body dog. This all-wood dog is the only dog with this type of base.
Variations:
  • B136B - Base - Shoe with a blue wooden base (no wheels). The sides of the shoe have black paper lithos and shaped windows for the accessory shaped figures to fit into the windows. The shoe has a red and white braided shoe lace that threads through the holes in the sides of the shoe to teach children how to tie their shoe. The shoe's toe is yellow plastic and lifts up on a hinge to reveal a hidden section for the accessory Little People figures to stand. Has a WHITE plastic carrying strap on the back. This is the more common strap color for this item.
  • FPT1065 - 50" long braided red and white shoelace. WFL: 07-AA-02-2-A
  • KXWW - The full skirted mom with white hair in a bun has also been seen without glasses, but with fancy eyes and an open-mouth smile.
Other Information:
  • FP136BOX1965 - (BOX ONLY) - This set was sold in an open display box that holds/displays all 6 set figures in the front.
  • FP136SET1965 - (COMPLETE SET) - Complete set in original open display box that holds/displays all 6 set figures in the front.
  • There are 3 Little People sets that use a Shoe as it's base;
    • The 1st was the #991 Music Box Lacing Shoe, made from 1964 until 1966. This shoe rolls on 4 plastic wheels and has a round metal cylinder inside that spins and plays music.
    • The 2nd was the #136 Play Family Lacing Shoe, made from 1965 until 1969. Unlike the #991 or #146, this shoe does not roll on wheels, it sits flat on the floor.
    • The 3rd was #146 Pull-A-Long Lacing Shoe, made from 1970 until 1975. This shoe looks almost exactly like the #136 shoe, except the lithograph on the sides is a bit different, and this shoe rolls on 4 plastic wheels.
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