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#996 Play Family Airport
Years Made: Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1972-1976

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Description: Two years after the #183 Fun Jet had been introduced, Fisher-Price decided to give it an airport for company, and the Fun Jet itself was included in a redesigned form as the Airport's airplane. A cardboard box for the accessories was included, much like the #930 Garage had, and is pretty scarce.

The #996 Airport only lasted four years. In 1981, a new airport, the #933 Jetport, took its place and ran for another four before blending into the new airport in 1986, the #2502.

The #996 Airport was by far the best Little People Airport design ever made. The base is very creative with a swing-out runway/concourse, a revolving luggage conveyor, a drive-up ramp, a control tower on the top, and a helicopter landing area. The helicopter landing area has a hand-turned crank that makes the helicopter blades spin, and makes a luggage conveyor belt turn.

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:

1972 Jobber/Dealer Catalogue:
  • Airport Base and Storage Box:
    • B996 - Airport Base - Blue (sometimes called turquoise) Airport with a white base. The airport has a large blue fold-open runway/concourse with a landing strip on top.
    • This set was originally sold with a small cardboard box that was designed to hold all of the accessory pieces, much like the silo sold with the Farm sets. We don't know if this inner box was sold all years of the #996 production, or just the first few years?
  • Plane and Vehicles:
    • FPT582 - White airplane with turquoise wings, red jet engines and an attached wooden head jet pilot in the cockpit that looks from side to side to watch for other airplanes. The plane is pulled by a yellow plastic pull cord attached to the nose of the plane.
    • FPT577 - Orange top, Yellow bottom 1-seat slim "rounded-style" helicopter with orange landing gear, and yellow propeller (3 rotor blades). The rotor blades have ORANGE hollow triangles heat-stamped on the ends. The bottom of the helicopter has a small yellow knob that, when turned, makes the propeller rotor blades spin. This knob fits into a red "button" on the B996 Airport's roof/landing pad. Turning the crank on the Airport's base makes the helicopter propeller spin.
    • 4-piece airport tram;
      • FPT8673 - Red top, yellow base single seat truck with a gas hole on the back and a long peg on the back for other attachments. Rolls on 4 black wheels held on via yellow plastic knobs. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS".
      • FPT8546 - Yellow fuel tank on a Red base. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Has a plastic fuel nozzle attached via a rope.
      • FPT749 - Yellow luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via yellow plastic rivets.
      • FPT515 - Red luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via red plastic rivets.
    • FPT642 - Green top, white base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys". *See "Variations" below.
    • FPT638 - White top, green base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys". *See "Variations" below.
  • Luggage:
    • 2 each - FPT303 - Lime Green round "hatbox" style suitcase.
    • 2 each - FPT304 - Yellow square suitcase with a small top carrying handle.
  • 6 Original Little People Figures - These 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 fancy eyes, and a blonde ponytail.
    • ERWW or ERWP - Yellow boy frowning, with freckles, wearing a red baseball cap facing forward.
    • FGWW or FGWP - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • GUWP - Short turquoise stewardess with blonde hair under a turquoise hat. The hat does not have a bill, but it has a M-shape on the front.
    • EHWP - Short turquoise African-American helicopter pilot wearing a turquoise hat with a bill on the front and a M-shape above the bill.
1973-1974 Jobber/Dealer Catalogue:
  • Airport Base:
    • B996 - Airport Base - Blue (sometimes called turquoise) Airport with a white base. The airport has a large blue fold-open runway/concourse with a landing strip on top.
  • Plane and Vehicles:
    • FPT582 - White airplane with turquoise wings, red jet engines and an attached wooden head jet pilot in the cockpit that looks from side to side to watch for other airplanes. The plane is pulled by a yellow plastic pull cord attached to the nose of the plane.
    • FPT577 - Orange top, Yellow bottom 1-seat slim "rounded-style" helicopter with orange landing gear, and yellow propeller (3 rotor blades). The rotor blades have ORANGE hollow triangles heat-stamped on the ends. The bottom of the helicopter has a small yellow knob that, when turned, makes the propeller rotor blades spin. This knob fits into a red "button" on the B996 Airport's roof/landing pad. Turning the crank on the Airport's base makes the helicopter propeller spin.
    • 4-piece airport tram;
      • FPT8673 - Red top, yellow base single seat truck with a gas hole on the back and a long peg on the back for other attachments. Rolls on 4 black wheels held on via yellow plastic knobs. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS".
      • FPT8546 - Yellow fuel tank on a Red base. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Has a plastic fuel nozzle attached via a rope.
      • 2 each - FPT515 - Red luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via red plastic rivets.
    • 2 each - FPT638 - White top, green base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys". *See "Variations" below.
  • Luggage:
    • 2 each - FPT303 - Lime Green round "hatbox" style suitcase.
    • 2 each - FPT304 - Yellow square suitcase with a small top carrying handle.
  • 6 Original Little People Figures - These figures have a wood body and a plastic head:
    • BQWP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNWP - Blue mom with fancy eyes, and a blonde ponytail.
    • ERWP - Yellow boy frowning, with freckles, wearing a red baseball cap facing forward.
    • FGWP - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • GUWP - Short turquoise stewardess with blonde hair under a turquoise hat. The hat does not have a bill, but it has a M-shape on the front.
    • EHWP - Short turquoise African-American helicopter pilot wearing a turquoise hat with a bill on the front and a M-shape above the bill.
1975 Retail Catalogue:
  • Airport Base:
    • B996 - Airport Base - Blue (sometimes called turquoise) Airport with a white base. The airport has a large blue fold-open runway/concourse with a landing strip on top.
  • Plane and Vehicles:
    • FPT582 - White airplane with turquoise wings, red jet engines and an attached wooden head jet pilot in the cockpit that looks from side to side to watch for other airplanes. The plane is pulled by a yellow plastic pull cord attached to the nose of the plane.
    • FPT577 - Orange top, Yellow bottom 1-seat slim "rounded-style" helicopter with orange landing gear, and yellow propeller (3 rotor blades). The rotor blades have ORANGE hollow triangles heat-stamped on the ends. The bottom of the helicopter has a small yellow knob that, when turned, makes the propeller rotor blades spin. This knob fits into a red "button" on the B996 Airport's roof/landing pad. Turning the crank on the Airport's base makes the helicopter propeller spin.
    • 4-piece airport tram;
      • FPT502 - Yellow top, Red base single seat truck with a gas hole on the back and a long peg on the back for other attachments. Rolls on 4 black wheels held on via red plastic knobs. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS".
      • FPT8546 - Yellow fuel tank on a Red base. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Has a plastic fuel nozzle attached via a rope.
      • FPT749 - Yellow luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via yellow plastic rivets.
      • FPT515 - Red luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via red plastic rivets.
    • 2 each - FPT638 - White top, green base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys". *See "Variations" below.
  • Luggage:
    • 2 each - FPT303 - Lime Green round "hatbox" style suitcase.
    • 2 each - FPT304 - Yellow square suitcase with a small top carrying handle.
  • 6 Original Little People Figures - These 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 fancy eyes, and a blonde ponytail.
    • ERWP or ERPP - Yellow boy frowning, with freckles, wearing a red baseball cap facing forward.
    • FGWP or FGPP - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • GUWP - Short turquoise stewardess with blonde hair under a turquoise hat. The hat does not have a bill, but it has a M-shape on the front.
    • EHWP - Short turquoise African-American helicopter pilot wearing a turquoise hat with a bill on the front and a M-shape above the bill.
1975 Retail Catalogue:
  • Airport Base:
    • B996 - Airport Base - Blue (sometimes called turquoise) Airport with a white base. The airport has a large blue fold-open runway/concourse with a landing strip on top.
  • Plane and Vehicles:
    • FPT582 - White airplane with turquoise wings, red jet engines and an attached wooden head jet pilot in the cockpit that looks from side to side to watch for other airplanes. The plane is pulled by a yellow plastic pull cord attached to the nose of the plane.
    • FPT577 - Orange top, Yellow bottom 1-seat slim "rounded-style" helicopter with orange landing gear, and yellow propeller (3 rotor blades). The rotor blades have ORANGE hollow triangles heat-stamped on the ends. The bottom of the helicopter has a small yellow knob that, when turned, makes the propeller rotor blades spin. This knob fits into a red "button" on the B996 Airport's roof/landing pad. Turning the crank on the Airport's base makes the helicopter propeller spin.
    • 4-piece airport tram;
      • FPT8673 - Red top, yellow base single seat truck with a gas hole on the back and a long peg on the back for other attachments. Rolls on 4 black wheels held on via yellow plastic knobs. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS".
      • FPT8546 - Yellow fuel tank on a Red base. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Has a plastic fuel nozzle attached via a rope.
      • FPT749 - Yellow luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via yellow plastic rivets.
      • FPT515 - Red luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via red plastic rivets.
    • 2 each - FPT638 - White top, green base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys". *See "Variations" below.
  • Luggage:
    • 2 each - FPT303 - Lime Green round "hatbox" style suitcase.
    • 2 each - FPT304 - Yellow square suitcase with a small top carrying handle.
  • 6 Original Little People Figures - These figures have a plastic body and a plastic head:
    • BQPP - Green dad with black heat-stamped hair.
    • FNPP - Blue mom with fancy eyes, and a blonde ponytail.
    • ERPP - Yellow boy frowning, with freckles, wearing a red baseball cap facing forward.
    • FGPP - Blue girl with blonde braids.
    • GUPP - Short turquoise stewardess with blonde hair under a turquoise hat. The hat does not have a bill, but it has a M-shape on the front.
    • EHPP - Short turquoise African-American helicopter pilot wearing a turquoise hat with a bill on the front and a M-shape above the bill.

Variations:
  • Helicopter Variations:
    • FPT577 - Orange top, Yellow bottom 1-seat slim "rounded-style" helicopter with orange landing gear, and yellow propeller (3 rotor blades). The rotor blades have ORANGE hollow triangles heat-stamped on the ends. The bottom of the helicopter has a small yellow knob.
    • FPT15104 - Yellow top, Orange bottom 1-seat slim "rounded-style" helicopter with yellow landing gear, and yellow propeller (3 rotor blades). The rotor blades have ORANGE hollow triangles heat-stamped on the ends. The bottom of the helicopter has a small orange knob.
  • Car Variations:
    • FPT642 - Green top, white base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys".
    • FPT643 - Green top, white base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are NOT marked "Fisher-Price Toys".
    • FPT638 - White top, green base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are marked "Fisher-Price Toys".
    • FPT639 - White top, green base 2-seat car with side-to-side seating. The car has a flat ribbed luggage rack behind the seats, a gas hole on the back corner, and is marked "fp" and "Fisher-Price Toys®" on the hood. The car rolls on 4 black wheels with metal axles. The wheels are NOT marked "Fisher-Price Toys".
  • Tram Variations:
    • FPT8673 - Red top, Yellow base single seat truck with a gas hole on the back and a long peg on the back for other attachments. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via yellow plastic rivets.
    • FPT502 - Yellow top, Red base single seat truck with a gas hole on the back and a long peg on the back for other attachments. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via red plastic rivets.
    • FPT510 - Red fuel tank on a Yellow base. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Has a plastic fuel nozzle attached via a rope.
    • FPT8546 - Yellow fuel tank on a Red base. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Has a plastic fuel nozzle attached via a rope.
    • FPT515 - Red luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via red plastic rivets.
    • FPT749 - Yellow luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are marked "FISHER-PRICE TOYS" and held on via yellow plastic rivets.
    • FPT750 - Yellow luggage car. Has a C-shaped hook on the front, and a peg on the back to connect to other cars. Wheels are NOT marked and held on via yellow plastic rivets.
  • Like many other Fisher-Price toys, this set also comes in a Spanish version as shown in the photo.
Other Information:
  • Although this airport set was discontinued in the USA in 1976, it was still in production in other countries. It is in the 1978 German Fisher-Price Dealer's catalogue, and the 1979 Dutch Fisher-Price Dealer Catalogue.
  • Also see 1981-1985's #933 Jetport.
  • Also see 1986-1990's #2502 Little People Airport.
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