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#747 Chatter Telephone
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 1:
Audio, Visual, Musical, Educational & Electronics
1962-1989


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Description: This long-lived telephone had been a child's favorite for many decades! The Chatter Telephone was designed with a rotary dial to teach children how to dial a telephone. When the dial is turned and released, it rewards child with a ringing bell! This friendly phone makes a "chatter" and his eyes roll up and down as he is pulled. Designed for children ages 2 to 6 years old.

While the Chatter Telephone has always maintained it's same basic appearance, several subtle changes/alterations were made over the years. The phone's body and wheels were originally made of wood, but both later became plastic. Also be sure to note the side and back lithos for different markings per era. Adding to potention confusion and identification difficulties, the phone's model number was changed in 1990, reintroducing the Chatter Telephone as the #2035 Chatter Telephone. Two years later, the phone's lithos were slightly changed and reintroduced again as 1992-1993's #2063 Chatter Telephone. By 1994, the Chatter Telephone was completely remodeled and bubbled to include no corners anywhere on the phone (#2251 Chatter Telephone). And so it remained, until...

New Millennium Chatter Telphone - Sometime after the new millennium (around 2005), the Chatter Telephone was reintroduced as one of the limited edition "Classic" toys, featuring a brown rectangular "Classic" Fisher-Price logo on the back of the phone's base. In 2010, the Chatter Telephone made it's way to Hollywood with a role in a motion-picture movie: Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3! In the movie, Chatter is one of the oldest toys at Sunnyside Daycare. He tries to help Woody escape from Sunnyside. In response to Chatter's silver screen success, Fisher-Price introduced the Toy Story 3 Talking Chatter Telephone. The Chatter Telephone was reintroduced again in 2012 as one of the Fisher-Price Classics toys (remakes of popular vintage toys).

Accessories:
  • Telephone with a square base, a white plastic rotary dial, and blue rolling eyes. The phone has a red plastic telephone handset that fits on top of the phone. The phone rolls on 4 wheels and makes a "chatter" while his eyes roll up and down as he is pulled. Measures 6-1/4" long, 6-1/4" wide, 4" tall. Receiver measures 7-1/4" long, 2" wide, 10" long cord. *See "Variations" below.
1962-1962 1963-1966 1967-1985 1986-1989 2005-20?? 2012-20?? 2010-20??

Box #1

Box #2

Box #3

Box #4

Box #5

Box #6

Box #7

Side Litho #1

Side Litho #2

Side Litho #2

Side Litho #3

Side Litho #2

Side Litho #2

Side Litho #2

Back Litho #1

Back Litho #2

Back Litho #2
1967-19??

or

Back Litho #3
19??-1985

Back Litho #4

NO Back Litho

Wood Base
Wood Wheels

Wood Base
Wood Wheels

Wood Base
Wide Plastic
Wheels
Plastic Base
Wide Plastic
Wheels

Plastic Base
Narrow Plastic
Wheels

Plastic Base
Narrow Plastic
Wheels
Variations:
  • 1962-1962 - Wood Base & Wood Wheels:
    • FPT45190 - Telephone with wooden base, side lithos (Side Litho #1) of multi-colored stars and a "F" in a red circle and a "P" in a blue circle on the sides (NOT marked "Fisher-Price"). Rolls on 4 BLUE wooden wheels. Back Litho (Back Litho #1): Left bottom corner marked, "©61 FISHER-PRICE TOYS, INC., EAST AURORA, N.Y.". Right bottom corner marked, "747, PAT. PENDING, MADE IN U.S.A.".
  • 1963-1966 - Wood Base & Wood Wheels:
    • FPT2487 - Telephone with wooden base, side lithos (Side Litho #2) of multi-colored stars and a "F" in a red circle and a "P" in a blue circle on the sides over black text marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS". Rolls on 4 BLUE wooden wheels. Back Litho ( Back Litho #2): Left bottom corner marked, "©61 FISHER-PRICE TOYS, INC., EAST AURORA, N.Y.". Right bottom corner marked, "747, MADE IN U.S.A.".
  • 1967-1985 - Wood Base & Plastic Wheels:
    • FPT2488 - Telephone with wooden base, side lithos (Side Litho #2) of multi-colored stars and a "F" in a red circle and a "P" in a blue circle on the sides over black text marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS". Rolls on 4 WIDE BLUE plastic wheels. Back Litho ( Back Litho #2): Left bottom corner marked, "©61 FISHER-PRICE TOYS, INC., EAST AURORA, N.Y.". Right bottom corner marked, "747, MADE IN U.S.A.".
    • FPT45205 - Telephone with wooden base, side lithos (Side Litho #2) of multi-colored stars and a "F" in a red circle and a "P" in a blue circle on the sides over black text marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS". Rolls on 4 WIDE BLUE plastic wheels. Back Litho ( Back Litho #3): Left bottom corner marked, "©61 FISHER-PRICE TOYS, LTD., DIVISION OF QUAKER OATS LTD". Right side marked, "747" and "156162".
  • 1986-1989 - Plastic Base & Wheels:
    • FPT2489 - Telephone with plastic base, side lithos (Side Litho #3) of multi-colored stars and "Fisher-Price" on the side in red. Rolls on 4 WIDE BLUE plastic wheels.
    • FPT8373 - Telephone with plastic base, side lithos (Side Litho #3) of multi-colored stars and "Fisher-Price" on the side in red. Rolls on 4 WIDE BLACK plastic wheels.
  • 2005-20?? - Plastic Base & Wheels:
    • FPT45191 - Telephone with plastic base, side lithos (Side Litho #2) of multi-colored stars and a "F" in a red circle and a "P" in a blue circle on the sides over black text marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS". Back litho ( Back Litho #4) marked with a brown rectangular Fisher-Price Classic logo. Rolls on 4 NARROW BLUE plastic wheels.
  • 2012-20?? - Plastic Base & Wheels:
    • FPT45192 - Telephone with plastic base, side lithos (Side Litho #2) of multi-colored stars and a "F" in a red circle and a "P" in a blue circle on the sides over black text marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS". Rolls on 4 NARROW BLUE plastic wheels.
  • 2010-20?? - Plastic Base & Wheels:
    • FPT45193 - Battery-Operated Disney's Toy Story 3 telephone with plastic base, side lithos (Side Litho #2) of multi-colored stars and a "F" in a red circle and a "P" in a blue circle on the sides over black text marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS", phone dial litho features pictures of Toy Story 3 characters. Rolls on 4 BLUE plastic wheels.
Other Information:
  • This phone was sold in a 7-1/2" long, 4" high, 6-9/16" deep display box with a plastic display "window" on the top lid and on the front side (to show phone's face):
    • 1962-19?? - Box #1 - Display box LID pictures 2 children (one on each side of lid's display window) and all text is white.
    • 19??-19?? - Box #2 - Display box LID pictures one girl (with straight brown hair) and text is marked, "Fisher-Price" in white, "Chatter Telephone" in black.
    • 19??-19?? - Box #3 - Display box LID pictures one girl (with blonde hair) and text is marked, "Chatter Telephone" in black.
    • 1986-1989 - Box #4 - Display box LID pictures one girl (with straight blonde hair, blue shirt with white collar) and text is marked, "Fisher-Price" in white.
    • 2005-20?? - Box #5 - Brown display box with a black band around the bottom and a brown rectangular Fisher-Price "Classic" logo.
    • 2012-20?? - Box #6 - Brown open display box (no plastic "window") with a blue band around the bottom, red band around the top, and a red/blue Fisher-Price "Classic" logo.
    • 2010-20?? - Box #7 - White open display box featuring Disney's Toy Story 3 characters.
  • 1990-1991 - The model number was changed to #2035 Chatter Telephone.
  • 1992-1993 - This phone was slightly redesigned and issued as #2063 Chatter Telephone. The newly designed phone has multi-colored confetti on the base opposed to multi-colored stars. The phone's smile changed too, is a 1 line smile with a red dot on the end, opposed to an open mouth smile with blush colored cheeks.
  • 1994-1999 - The phone was totally redesigned to an all-plastic phone, the #2251/#72251 Chatter Telephone. The phone's body is big and bulky. Oddly, it still has a rotary dial, a feature that is almost extinct.
  • 2000+ - The phone's litho was change in 2000 and the set became #77816 / M2118 Chatter Telephone.
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