This is the vintage Fisher-Price Little People #2552 McDonald's Restaurant with original box. This is the ORIGINAL little people set, not the older chunky little people version!
With the exception of the 4 Little People Sesame Street sets, 1990 was the first time in Little People history that Fisher-Price introduced a licensed Little People set with a non-generic base and theme (House, Farm, Garage).
In late 1970's Playskool had a tremendous advantage over Fisher-Price with their square-figure Familiar Places McDonald's® set and Holiday Inn set...their McDonald's® set was the first playset in history to sell over a million units in the first year. Likewise, Hasbro introduced the very popular Weeble licensed sets, including Winni The Pooh, and Disney.
The only retort the Fisher-Price offered was 4 Sesame Street sets in the late 1970's, none of which were sold on the market for very long. Nevertheless at the very end of the Original Little People line, they finally did it! And THIS IS IT!
When the Original Little People were discontinued and replaced in 1991 with the Chunky Little People, the McDonald's base was modified to accommodate the Chunky figures. Even then, the Chunky McDonald's set lasted for only 2 years, and as of the year 2000, Fisher-Price never introduced another licensed product set.
The most likable thing about the McDonald's set is that the building itself looks like a real McDonald's® restaurant with red brick-simulated walls and a brown roof. The base has a separate pull-out playground with a "gobbling" cheeseburger slide and a milk shake "shaker".
When the McDonald's base is placed beside the Little People School, it is obvious where the inspiration for the McDonald's base came from. And to be honest this set makes a wonderful addition to any of the FP little people house/school playsets! It is among their most highly collectible sets, including a Ronald McDonald figure, a Hamburgler figure, and a cute little "fry cart" on wheels. These figures and fry cart are far more collectable and desirable among collectors than the rest of the set put together!
This set comes with the following pieces:
McDonald's Restaurant building base with pull-out playground (including cheeseburger slide, french fry cart track, 4-seat merry-to-round, and milkshake shaker); it has a carrying handle on the roof, a drive-thru ramp, a lever to open the drive-thru windows, and a push pad in front of double front doors to open the doors
Blue/white 2-seat car
Red 1-seat french fry coaster
Brown plastic trash can
Golden Arches sign with red "McDonald's" litho that fits on peg on roof
Ronald McDonald figure
Red mom with blonde bun
Yellow boy with brown molded hair
Orange girl with light brown sculpted bob
This set is complete with all original pieces and is in good played-with condition. Lithos in good, clean, bright condition, some minor wear to the Golden Arches sign.
Accessory pieces in good condition: no scrapes, gouges, bite marks, cracks or breaks. The set comes with original box which has tape at one end and tear from tape at other (open) end, all flaps are present. Box is sturdy without scrapes or tears to photos otherwise.
The playset is large and will be shipped in an over-sized box. Shipping is free. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, or send additional photos!