Chunky Little People
Main Identification Index
Fisher-Price introduced Chunky Little People in 1991 in response to a safety issue over the Original Little People. If the Original Little People figures were taken apart, the smaller pieces could be swallowed by little children. Rare as the case was....especially considering the Little People line began in 1959 and lasted until 1990...Fisher-Price changed the design of the Little People into what we now know as Chunkies.
The first chunky sets were basically carry-overs from the Original Little People sets, such as the Garage and the Barn. The difference was that the sets seemed very clumsy with their exaggerated features and accessories. Nevertheless, Fisher-Price pressed on and continued to manufacture the Chunky sets until 1996. Click here for a list of all known Chunky Little People sets made in order by model number.
Below are links to all of the Chunky Little People ID pages:
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The Chunkys, unlike the original Little People figures, were always made of either a hard plastic or a softer, flexible PVC material. The hard plastic figures are more common; in our Chunky People ID Lists (below) we tell you the material type for each individual figure, but if you truly want to become an LPE (that's a Little People Expert), then you should commit the following details to memory:
Finally, be aware that although most Chunky figures that represent Causasian people are flesh or peach-colored, it is not unusual to find....just like in the original Little People line....some figures who lack the standard skin coloration and are "ghost-like" in tone. Click here for an example.
In 1997, Fisher-Price made a startling change as they replaced the Chunky figures for squeezable plastic figures with arms. Will the changes continue? Only time will tell.