Since its creation, the Company has produced approximately 5,000 different toys. It started with wooden toys in the 1930s and progressed to plastic toys in the 1950s when the advantages of durability and ability to produce brighter coloured, detailed toys became apparent. The last decade has seen an increase in the toys incorporating electronic parts producing moving toys and pre-school gadgets such as phones and tablets. Throughout, its toys have maintained their whimsical nature, aimed to fascinate, develop, enrich and stimulate a child’s imagination.
In 1993, Mattel acquired Fisher-Price, sparking remarkable sales growth in the international markets and through product acquisitions, including Thomas and Friends (2009). Disney toys are also marketed under the Fisher-Price brand including lines Frozen, Cinderella and Toy Story. Baby Brands Direct is a recommended supplier of Fisher-Price nursery products in the UK to independent retailers. Fisher-Price continues to make early childhood more fun and enriching the brand challenges itself to strive for excellence and to exceed parents’ expectations.