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#480 Familiar Places Holiday Inn®
Years Made: Playskool Toy Department
Department 7:
Playsets
1974-1975

Set Box Front


Complete Set


Lobby & Restaurant Exterior


Lobby & Restaurant Interior


Guest Room Exterior


Guest Room Interior


Play Board


Holiday Inn® Sign


Suitcase & Linen Cart

Description: The Familiar Places Holiday Inn® playset is sure to make every vacation more wonderful. Designed to closely resemble the 1970's era Holiday Inn® hotels, and packed with just as many amentities: inviting lobby with revolving doors; family restaurant with a full buffet, deluxe rooms with full bath, outdoor pool, playground, and even a dog kennel for vacationing pet lovers.

This set includes several exclusive, and very hard-to-find accessory pieces. The flags, cards for the sign, linen cart, and the dog are the most hard-to-find.

Accessories:
  • PSKB480 - Holiday Inn® Base - White 2-story rectangular hotel with a yellow base, light green 2nd level floor, and a flat green roof. The hotel has a white carry handle in the center of the roof. The hotel opens in the middle, having a lobby and restaurant on one half, and 2 hotel rooms on the other half. The lobby has a clear revolving front door, 2 large front windows, 1 small side window, and an attached yellow lobby counter (molded phone and papers on counter top). The outside end has a 3-step stairways and a molded-in snack machine marked "COLD POP". The restaurant has 2 clear entrance doors, 2 large front windows and 1 small side window. Both hotel rooms have a blue door (bottom room door marked "101", top room door marked "201"). Both rooms has 1 large front window, 1 small side window, and a molded-in bathroom. Each bathroom has a tub, sink and toilet. Sinktop and toilet are blue (blue toilet lid lifts). The outside end has a 3-step stairways, a molded-in ice machine marked "ICE", and a molded in doghouse marked "KENNEL".
    Holiday Inn® Base Lithos:
    • Lobby Floor - Rectangular logo with a brown square "rug" pattern on one side (half circle cut-out for revolving door in brown rug area) and a square blue "rug" on the other side.
    • Restaurant Floor - Large rectangular green/yellow speckled restaurant floor.
    • 2 each - Guest Room Floor - Rectangular brown speckled guest room floor.
  • 4 Flags: Small white plastic flagpole with a round ball on one end and an attached flag. The flag area has 1 of the following 4 colored designs:
    • PSK38 - Blue flag with 2 white symbols: 1) a circle with 3 wavy lines inside, 2) a white bird (dove) symbol.
    • PSK39 - Green flag marked "Holiday Inn®" in white.
    • PSK40 - Red flag marked "Playskool" in white.
    • PSK41 - Red/white/blue American flag.
  • PSK42 - Playboard - Red square playboard (thick, like a game board) that folds in half. The playboard has pink sidewalk on 2 edges, includes a lawn with bushes, flowers, and a squirl, and includes a swimming pool. The pool has a concrete patio, has a diving board, and a floating ring and yellow duck float in the pool.
  • PSK43 - Holiday Inn® "Great Sign" - Large yellow sign with "Holiday Inn®" within a green background. The top of the sign has a green star outline. The bottom part of the sign has a rectangular opening (to insert announcement cards).
  • 6 Announcement Cards for sign: White rectangular thin cardboard cards with red ALL CAPS wording:
    • PSK44 - WELCOME TOY MAKERS CONVENTION
    • PSK45 - VISIT YOUR ZOO
    • PSK46 - LITTLE LEAGUE AWARDS DINNER TONIGHT
    • PSK47 - PET SHOW SATURDAY
    • PSK48 - THE WORLD'S INNKEEPER
    • PSK49 - --------- BIRTHDAY PARTY
  • Furniture & Hotel Items:
    • 2 each - Beds: Squared double bed with a large headboard, 2 square molded-in pillows, and 4 short rounded "legs" on the 4 bottom corners. Bottom of bed marked, "351881-#" (# equals any 1-9 digit). Measures 2-3/8" long x 2-3/8" wide (headboard) x 1-1/8" tall (headboard). See variations below for color options.
    • 2 each - End Tables: Small square table with X-shaped legs on the bottom. Bottom of tabletop marked, "351912". Measures 1-5/16" x 1-5/16" tabletop x 3/4" tall. See variations below for color options.
    • 4 each - Chairs: Small square chair with arm rests on 2 sides, a tall backrest, and a small square raised outline base. Bottom of chair marked, "351911". Measures 1-3/8" wide x 1-1/8" deep x 1-5/16" tall (backrest). See variations below for color options.
    • 2 each - Restaurant Booths: Squared restaurant booth with 2 bench seats, each with a tall rectangular backrest, and a retangular table slightly raised between the benches. The table has a molded-in 4-plate setting. See variations below for color options.
    • 1 each - Patio Table - Round table with X-shaped "legs". The table is made of very thin plastic, so the legs are often bent. Measures 2-3/4" diameter x 1" tall. See variations below for color options.
    • 1 each - PSK62 - Buffet Table - Blue rectangular buffet table with 2 "legs" (support tab under each long end of table). The top includes a white rectangular litho of a dinner buffet: includes brown meat with long knife, 2 yellow and 3 green veggie, a salad bowl, and small salad topping containers.
    • 1 each - PSK63 - Linen Cart - Blue rectangular linen cart with 2 large wheels on the rear bottom sides (wheels do not roll), and a holded in handle on the rear top edge. The top of the cart has a molded-in key, button, and towels.
  • Playground Equipment:
    • Swing - 1-seat swing on an a-frame base. The square seat has 2 upright swing arms that attach to the top swing pole. The base has 2 upside down V-shaped support arms (hold up pole attached to swing seat) with a rectangular connector between them at the bottom (under the swing seat). The swing and swing base are available in blue, red and yellow:swings can be a match or mixture of any of these colors. Measures 4" tall x 3-1/8" wide x 3-3/8" deep. See variations below for color options.
    • Slide - 3-step slide with raised "armrails" on the sides of the steps and raised rounded "rails" on sides of the top step. Measures 6-1/2" long x 3-1/3" tall x 1-1/2" wide. See variations below for color options.
  • 2 cars:
    • PSK34 - 1 each - Blue top, red base squared car. The red interior is square with a seat backrest divider in the center (can seat 4 figures). Rolls on 4 black wheels marked "Playskool". Wheels have red center rivets. Bottom of car is marked, "PLAYSKOOL, INC., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ITEM NO 480, 351902-#. (# = any number 1-9)". Measures 3-3/4" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/4" tall.
    • PSK35 - 1 each - Red top, blue base squared car. The blue interior is square with a seat backrest divider in the center (can seat 4 figures). Rolls on 4 black wheels marked "Playskool". Wheels have blue center rivets. Bottom of car is marked, "PLAYSKOOL, INC., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ITEM NO 480, 351902-#. (# = any number 1-9)". Measures 3-3/4" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/4" tall.
  • 2 Suitcases: Thin rectangular suitcase (resembles a briefcase) with raised molded "handle and latches" on the top edge. The 2 rectangular sides have a slightly raised rectangular panel. Suitcase is not hinged and does NOT open. See variations below for color options.
  • 6 Square "Blockhead" Figures & Dog:
    • PSK4 - Blue base, brown hair, chest design: Triangle Collar, Polka-dot Tie.
    • 2 each - PSK7 - Green base, yellow hair, chest design: Curved collar, Pearl necklace.
    • PSK10 - Red base, black hair, chest design: Triangle Collar, Polka-dot Tie.
    • PSK12 - Red base, brown hair, chest design: Triangle Collar, Polka-dot Tie.
    • PSK20 - Yellow base, yellow hair, chest design: Curved collar, Pearl necklace.
    • PSK70 - Dog - Square (rectangular) white dog figure with molded long hair. The dog is the same size as the people figures, but has 4 short squared legs on one side.
Variations:
  • Beds: Set includes any 2 of the following:
  • End Tables: Set includes any 2 of the following:
  • Chairs: Set includes any 4 of the following:
  • Restaurant Booths: Set includes any 2 of the following:
  • Patio Table - Set includes any 1 of the following:
  • Suitcases - Set includes any 2 of the following:
  • Slide - Set includes any 1 of the following:
  • Swing:color variations/options:
    Swing Seat Swing Base PSK #
    Blue Blue PSK71
    Blue Red PSK72
    Blue Yellow PSK73
    Red Blue PSK74
    Red Red PSK75
    Red Yellow PSK76
    Yellow Blue PSK77
    Yellow Red PSK78
    Yellow Yellow PSK79
Other Information:
  • Featured in December 1974 Good Housekeeping Magazine Ad.
  • Featured in 1974 JcPenny Christmas Wish Book (page 321) - price $13.97.
  • Featured in 1975 Sears Christmas Wishbook (page 488) - price $14.87.
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