Put some needles on those records – Record Store Day is upon us

A decade ago some wise men and women decided to set up a celebratory day to extol the virtues of vinyl. It has seen the fortunes of independent record shops transformed, owners of the same revered for their wares and sales of players of said format shooting stratospheric. For us, although the tunage does sound pretty banging on vinyl, we salute the artwork on album covers from decades past. Time to celebrate Record Store Day with a playful bent for us with the Fisher-Price Change-A-Record Music Box, aka the Fisher-Price Record Player, originally introduced in 1971. Reintroduced as part of the Fisher Price Classic range a few years back it comes with five playable records, each with A and B sides, ten tunes in total from Twinkle Twinkle to Jack and Jill, a kids marching tune to Oh where has my little dog gone – Time less classics indeed. However 3D printing has made this classic toy at least a million times more interesting as you can now print your own albums, or get this company Shapeways, to do it for you. Tracks on offer range from the Star Wars theme tune to You are my Sunshine.  Units are on offer right HERE, orderly queues please.


About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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