Before iPads, online music and even the internet, the Fisher Price Music Box was the the height of technology in the 1970’s and 1980’s for children.
Who can forget the classic hits Humpty Dumpty or Edelweiss twanging away on your own private record player.
Parents also loved the record players as they didn’t require batteries, just the old fashioned wind up key.
There was hardly a home without the iconic little red box.
Collectors have been snapping up the vintage much loved toy, paying big bucks for both the player and the plastic records to play on the music box.
The standard selling price for the record player is upwards of $100, the better the condition the higher the worth. Premium condition record players with the box with no records missing have been selling for over $300.
There is also a market for the records themselves, just one record can fetch upwards of $25, other sellers have been grouping them together and selling as collections.
The rarest Fisher Price record player sells upwards of $400, these retro little beauties play actual records, making these the latest must have for keen collectors.
With an adjustable volume, real needle arm and the ability to play 33 and and 45 records, vinyl collectors are loving the quirky vintage music box too!
Fisher Price record player
If you are feeling nostalgic and want to buy a music box, you can still buy affordable pieces, check your local Salvation Army store, search at garage sales and your local buy swap and sell Facebook pages.
We recently saw a listing for $40!
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Michelle ConnollyMichelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of I Bought It At and is a keen shopper and loving mum-of-two.