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#2550 Little People School
Years Made: Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1988-1990

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Description: The first Fisher-Price Little People School, #923 Play Family School, was introduced 1971 and discontinued in 1978. Finally, 10 years later, Fisher-Price introduced a new school, the #2550 Little People School. The #923 was a hard act to follow, but while the new school pales in comparison, it does have a few features that makes it one of the better late-model Original Little People sets. The school base has built-in desks in the classroom and a drop chute beside the teacher's desk that allows the students to slide down to the playground. The playground is a separate piece that attaches to the side of the school base. The playground slides under the classroom when not in use. It features a permanently attaches curved slide, see-saw, and balance beam. The school roof has a scrolling alphabet (which was omitted in 1990), the side has a clock with movable hands, and the front wall of the school folds down to a chalkboard. All accessory pieces fit inside the school.

This set features several exclusive pieces, including a school, jumprope, school flag, stop sign, a skateboard (omitted in 1990), a white playground barrel, an African-American girl with a bun hair style, and three 1990 exclusive figures: a teacher with glasses, a girl with glasses, and an Asian boy.

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:

1988 Fisher-Price Dealer Catalogue:
  • School Base and Playground:
    • B2550A - Tan plastic base with a red school house that has a light orange roof and a blue carry handle on the roof pitch. The roof has a white steeple that can be pushed down to rotate a scrolling alphabet bar on the roof. *See Variations below.
    • B2550B - Green plastic playground that slides out from under the B2550A or B2550C school building. The playground has permanently attached play equipment including a yellow ladder that leads up to an orange curved slide, a blue 2-seat teeter-totter that makes a "boing" sound, and a yellow balance beam with a blue Little Person seat and lever. When the lever is moved from one side of the balance beam to the other side, the Little Person twirls as he moves across the beam. The center of the playground base has a Hopscoth litho. The playground back "wall" has an orange gate that slides in-and-out and makes a clicking sound as it's moved. Overall size: 15-1/4" w x 10-5/8" d x 6-1/2" tall.
  • Transportation:
    • FPT551 - Yellow body, Yellow top 4-seat boxy-looking mini-bus. Side is marked "School Bus" on the side. This bus rolls on 4 small black wheels (same size wheels used on the #930 Garage vehicles). This is the ONLY Little People bus that uses these wheels.
    • FPT604 - Yellow skateboard that rolls on 4 white wheels. The skateboard has a Little People hole in the center to keep the figure on the board while rolling.
  • Signs:
    • FPT221 - White "wavy" molded hard plastic flag with a paper lithograph of 2 Little People figures on the flag. The flag pole has a square base that can be attached to the #2550 school base.
    • FPT229 - Red 8-sided plastic sign marked "Walk" on one side and "Don't Walk" on the other side. The sign has a round base with a hole on the side for a Little People figure to fit in.
  • Playground Equipment:
    • FPT18 - orange base jumprope with an orange seat, red rope, and blue crank that turns that seat and rope. This jumprope is similar to the jumprope used in #937 Sesame Street Clubhouse. WFL: 07-AD-01-5-D
    • FPT15 - Round white playground drum (same size and shape as the drums used in #937 Sesame Street Clubhouse).
  • Chalk:
    • FPT289 - Small blue box of chalk that holds 3 pieces of white chalk sticks. The box has a picture of a red-headed cartoon boy writing "CHALK ABC" within a red square beside him. The sides of the box are marked "FISHER-PRICE®" in white fancy lettering.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a plastic body and a plastic head:
    • GIPP - Light red teacher with a blonde ponytail. *See "Variations" below.
    • AXPP - Blue African-American boy with molded black hair.
    • ETPP - Yellow boy, smiling, wearing a red baseball cap facing forward.
    • FWPP - Green African-American girl with black hair in a bun.
    • FXPP - Orange girl with brown hair in a sculpted bob.
1989 Fisher-Price Dealer catalogue:
  • AWPP - Everything is the same in 1989 as in 1988 (above) except the blue boy. The boy is Caucasian opposed to African-American.
1990 Fisher-Price Toy Fair Catalogue:
  • School Base and Playground:
    • B2550C - Tan base with a red school house that has a light orange roof and a blue carry handle on the roof pitch. The roof has a white paper litho with a blue border and the words "Fisher-Price" in red and "School" in multi-colors (one of the o's in "School" is a red apple).
    • B2550B - Green plastic playground that slides out from under the B2550A or B2550C school building. The playground has permanently attached play equipment including a yellow ladder that leads up to an orange curved slide, a blue 2-seat teeter-totter that makes a "boing" sound, and a yellow balance beam with a blue Little Person seat and lever. When the lever is moved from one side of the balance beam to the other side, the Little Person twirls as he moves across the beam. The center of the playground base has a Hopscoth litho. The playground back "wall" has an orange gate that slides in-and-out and makes a clicking sound as it's moved. Overall size: 15-1/4" w x 10-5/8" d x 6-1/2" tall.
  • Transportation:
    • FPT551 - Yellow body, Yellow top 4-seat boxy-looking mini-bus. Side is marked "School Bus" on the side. This bus rolls on 4 small black wheels (same size wheels used on the #930 Garage vehicles).
    • Skateboard omitted.
  • Signs:
    • FPT221 - White "wavy" molded hard plastic flag with a paper lithograph of 2 Little People figures on the flag. The flag pole has a square base that can be attached to the #2550 school base.
    • FPT5798 - Red 8-sided plastic sign makred "Walk" on one side and "Don't Walk" on the other side. The sign has a round base with a hole on the side for a Little People figure to fit in.
  • Playground Equipment:
    • FPT18 - Orange base jumprope with an orange seat, red rope, and blue crank that turns that seat and rope. This jumprope is similar to the jumprope used in #937 Sesame Street Clubhouse. WFL: 07-AD-01-5-D
    • FPT15 - White snap-together playground drum/tube. This hollow tube has an open "arm" extendng off of each side. (same size and shape as the drums used in #937 Sesame Street Clubhouse).
  • Chalk:
    • FPT289 - Small blue box of chalk that holds 3 pieces of white chalk sticks. The box has a picture of a red-headed cartoon boy writing "CHALK ABC" within a red square beside him. The sides of the box are marked "FISHER-PRICE®" in white fancy lettering.
  • 5 Original Little People Figures - All figures have a plastic body and a plastic head:
    • GJPP - Red teacher with a blonde ponytail wearing eyeglasses. *See "Variations" below.
    • AYPP - Blue Asian boy with black molded plastic hair.
    • ETPP - Yellow boy, smiling, wearing a red baseball cap facing forward.
    • FWPP - Green African-American girl with black hair in a bun.
    • FYPP - Orange girl with brown hair in a sculpted bob. She is wearing eyeglasses. *See "Variations" below.

Variations:
  • School Base Variations:
    • 1988-1989 - B2550A - Tan plastic base with a red school house that has a light orange roof and a blue carry handle on the roof pitch. The roof has a white steeple that can be pushed down to rotate a scrolling alphabet bar on the roof.
    • 1990 - B2550C - Tan base with a red school house that has a light orange roof and a blue carry handle on the roof pitch. The roof has a white paper litho with a blue border and the words "Fisher-Price" in red and "School" in multi-colors (one of the o's in "School" is a red apple).
  • JWPP - The red body teacher could also have a dark red body opposed to light red.
  • GDPP - The girl wearing glasses has also been seen in red opposed to orange. The red version is very rare.
Other Information:
  • This set was sold in a 22-3/4" long, 16" high, 12-3/8" deep box.
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