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#141 Play Family Mini-Bus / Play Family Mini-Van
Years Made: Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1970-1990


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Description: This popular favorite was a shrunken-down version of the #192 School Bus, and both continued in production throughout the entire original Little People run, as well as into the Chunky era. The main difference between the two was that the School Bus had 2 new people added virtually every year, and contained several rarities like a tan bodied dog and a red or yellow pan head boy. The people used in the mini bus/van on the other hand, stayed basically the same for nearly 20 years and included only 1 exclusive, which was the green body boy with a red cap that was used in the 1988 Pampers Promotional Mini Van.
Accessories: Please remember that the following accessories are the accessories that are pictured in the Fisher-Price catalogues. These should be used as guidelines only, as other variations may exist:

1970 Spring Catalogue: -
  • Mini Bus:
      FPT547 - Red body, White top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
    • BQWW - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWW - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUWW - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FGWW - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • IVWW - Regular base Lucky dog with a Red collar. The collar has small "dots" on the outside edge.
1970 Jobber Catalogue: called "Mini-Bus" - All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
  • Mini Bus:
    • FPT546 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
    • BQWW - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWW - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUWW - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FGWW - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • IPWW - Regular base Lucky dog with a Yellow collar. The collar has small "dots" on the outside edge.
1971 Retail Catalogue:
  • Mini-Bus:
    • FPT546 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a Wood Body and a Wood Head:
    • BQWW - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWW - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUWW - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FGWW - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • ZAWW - Regular base Lucky dog with a Yellow collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

1972 Jobber Catalogue:

  • Mini Bus:
    • FPT547 - Red body, White top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have either a Wood Body and a Wood Head or a Wood Body and a Plastic Head:
    • BQWW or BQWP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWW or FNWP - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUWW or CUWP - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FGWW or FGWP - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • HWWW or HWWP - Regular base Lucky dog with a Red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

1973-1974 Jobber Catalogues:

  • Mini Bus:
    • FPT546 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have either a Wood Body and a Wood Head or a Wood Body and a Plastic Head:
    • BQWW or BQWP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWW or FNWP - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUWW or CUWP - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FGWW or FGWP - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • HWWW or HWWP - Regular base Lucky dog with a Red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

1975 Retail Catalogue:

  • Mini-Bus:
    • FPT546 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have either a Wood Body and a Plastic Head or a Plastic Body and a Plastic Head:
    • BQWP or BQPP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWP or FNPP - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUWP or CUPP - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FFWP or FFPP - Blue girl with a brown sculpted bob.
    • HYWP or HYPP - Regular base Lucky dog with a Yellow collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

1976 Jobber & Retail Catalogue:

  • Mini-Bus:
    • FPT546 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have either a Wood Body and a Plastic Head or a Plastic Body and a Plastic Head:
    • BQWP or BQPP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWP or FNPP - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUWP or CUPP - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FFWP or FFPP - Blue girl with a brown sculpted bob.
    • HWWP or HWPP - Regular base Lucky dog with a Red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

1977-1981 Retail Catalogues:

  • Mini-Bus (*Front bumper pull string ommitted):
    • FPT4542 - Red body, White top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a Plastic Body and a Plastic Head:
    • BQPP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNPP - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUPP - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FFPP - Blue girl with a brown sculpted bob.
    • HWPP - Regular base Lucky dog with a red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

1982-1985 Retail Catalogues:

  • Mini-Bus:
    • FPT22091 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a Plastic Body and a Plastic Head:
    • BQPP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNPP - Blue mom with a blonde ponytail.
    • CUPP - Orange boy with red heat-stamped hair.
    • FFPP - Blue girl with a brown sculpted bob.
    • HWPP - Regular base Lucky dog with a red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

1986-1990 Retail Catalogues - 1986 was the first time that this set was called "Mini Van" in the catalogues, and also the first time the Fisher-Price dealer catalogues have ever shown 2 girl with this set opposed to a girl and a boy. We don't know if this was a photo error, or if the set was really sold with 2 girls?

  • Mini-Van:
    • FPT8483 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Van", and back litho marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a Plastic Body and a Plastic Head:
    • CJPP - Green dad with black molded plastic sculpted hair.
    • GHPP - Red mom with a black ponytail. *See "Variations below.
    • HCPP - Yellow girl with a light brown sculpted bob.
    • FEPP - Blue girl with a blonde sculpted bob.
    • HWPP - Regular base Lucky dog with a red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

1988 ONLY - Pampers Promotional - Mini-Bus had only 3 people:

  • Mini-Van:
    • FPT4547 - Yellow body, yellow top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
  • 3 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a Plastic Body and a Plastic Head:
    • BSPP - Green boy with red cap facing forward (exclusive to this promotional set)
    • AEPP - Short blue body boy/man with blue cap. The cap has a "M" shape above the bill (same one used as a pilot in other sets).
    • GLPP - Red (deep red) girl with a light brown sculpted bob. *See Variations below.

1989 Toy Fair Catalogue - 1990 Pre-Toy Fair Catalogue - The catalogue shown 2 girls with this set opposed to a girl and a boy. We don't know if this was a photo error, or if the set was really sold with 2 girls?

  • Mini-Van:
    • Mini Van - click here for a complete list of variations
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a Plastic Body and a Plastic Head:
    • CJPP - Green dad with black molded plastic sculpted hair.
    • GHPP - Red mom with a black ponytail. *See "Variations below.
    • HCPP - Yellow girl with a light brown sculpted bob.
    • FEPP - Blue girl with a blonde sculpted bob.
    • HWPP - Regular base Lucky dog with a red collar. The collar has lines on the outside edge.

Variations:
  • GFPP - The red body mom used in 1986-1987 & 1989-1990 could have a black bun opposed to a black ponytail.
  • GEPP - The red body girl used in the 1988 Pampers Promotional may have also had a light red body with dark brown sculpted hair opposed to deep red.
  • Mini Bus/Van - There are MANY variations of Mini-Buses and Mini-Vans. All of them seat 5 passengers and the passengers bounce up and down when the vehicle is rolling. See below for the differences;
    • 1970-1976 - Mini-Bus with Pull-String Hole on Front Bumper - The #141 was originally sold with a pull-string tab on the front bumper, side lithos were marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA":
      • FPT547 - Red body, White top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
      • FPT546 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". Has a pull-string tab on the front bumper.
    • 1977-198? - Mini-Bus with NO Pull-String Hole on Front Bumper - During the mid-to-late 1970's, the pull-string tab on the front bumper was ommitted. Side lithos were still marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA":
      • FPT4542 - Red body, White top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
      • FPT4544 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN USA". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
    • 198?-1985 - Mini-Bus with NO Pull-String Hole on Front Bumper - During the early 1980's, the #141 began being manufactured in Mexico and Belgium. The #141 still had no pull-string tab, still marked "Mini-Bus" on the side, but the back litho is marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO" or "MADE IN BELGIUM":
      • ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO:
        • FPT22092 - Red body, White top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
        • FPT22091 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
      • MADE IN BELGIUM:
        • FPT15102 - Red body, White top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN BELGIUM". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
        • FPT22093 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "MADE IN BELGIUM". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
    • 1988 only - Mini-Bus with NO Pull-String Hole on Front Bumper
      • FPT4547 - Yellow body, yellow top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Bus", and back litho marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
    • 1986-1990 - Mini-Van with NO Pull-String Hole on Front Bumper:
      • FPT4543 - Red body, White top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Van", and back litho marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
      • FPT8483 - White body, Red top 5-seat mini-bus. Side lithos marked "Mini-Van", and back litho marked "ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO". No pull-string hole on front bumper.
Other Information:
    • 1984-1985 - This set was sold in a 8-15/16" long, 3-5/8" high, 5-11/16" deep display box.
    • 1986-1990 - This set was sold in a 8-15/16" long, 5-11/16" high, 3-3/4" deep display box.
    • Retail price in the 1971 J.C. Penneys Spring and Summer Catalogue was $2.66.
    • FP141SET1988 - #141 Set MINT IN BOX. WFL: 07-AD-02-B-A.
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