Author Topic: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset  (Read 32489 times)

Dais79

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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2011, 08:55:59 AM »
Tim, that is definitely good information!!!  I wonder how the seller knew that about the figures being substituted from another set?  Like, did he open the box in 1977 and say, "Hey, these are the wrong figures!!!" and his mom called Ideal and asked about it???  So intriguing!  I love a good mystery :) 
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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2011, 10:33:44 PM »
Frankly, I suspect the eBay trolley seller found this very thread and read it! I earlier brought up the idea of substituting the characters in the trolley, although I figured that couldn't happen because they were named on the box. Clearly I was wrong!

At the very least, they HAVE to have seen some of Tim's postings about the playset somewhere on the Internet.

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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2011, 11:35:20 AM »
Anyone here put a bid on the trolley yet?

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closed Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2011, 01:31:35 PM »
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« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 08:52:33 PM by NeighborLaura »

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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2011, 05:25:48 PM »
Thanks for the images, Laura. It's nice to add a shot of the Henrietta figure that actually has a face (unlike the figure I have). Here are two of the images that Laura shared with me that I added to the Archive site.


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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2011, 04:28:47 PM »
Laura, that is such a cute Henrietta.
I wish that I had a double to offer as a trade, but I certainly would love to purchase her if you are up to that.
I wonder if I have something else you'd take as trade if you are not looking to sell her outright.
I will check to see what I have in doubles if anything at all.
And my email is Xenakiddle@yahoo.com

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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2011, 01:38:59 PM »
OperaLover,
   Thank you sooo much for checking if you have any doubles of the figures. Talk to you soon!

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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2011, 03:29:57 PM »
Neighbor Laura,
I've only just now found your email dated on the 8th! I am so sorry! If not for me wondering about the Henrietta, I never would have found it! I remembered your name and did a quick email search to write you to ask about the toy only to be surprised to read the actual email instead.
I will gladly resend you the payment including any fees Paypal may have charged you.
I hope you find my emails soon because I feel really bad that the transaction was chargedback.
I never even received a Paypal notice they had done that!

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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2011, 10:08:32 PM »
Hi all,
I signed up recently because I accidentally stumbled on something which might be of interest in regards to this playset.  I was researching some toy patents on Google Patents, and found the patent for the Neighborhood of Make-Believe playset.  Even though it doesn't specify it by name (it just says Amusement Set), I recognized the structures and thought some fans might want to see it.  Here's the link:

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=-xovAAAAEBAJ&dq=marvin+glass+environment+toy

Needless to say that if you were wondering what actions the playset had, or what the back of the playset looked like the drawings in the patent should give you a hint (just a hint though as these are line drawings, and not actual photographs).

Hope this jogs some memories for previous owners of the toy.

Mr. Tibbs

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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2011, 01:06:28 PM »
Mr. Tibbs --- This is great! Thank you for taking the time to share it...

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Re: Ideal Neighborhood of Make-Believe Playset
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2011, 02:29:56 PM »
Perhaps we could track down the inventors or other names listed, and if they are still alive, we could figure out the story on this toy set!