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Shufflie Farm

Playset
ca. 1978 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Shufflie Farm was made in the late 1970’s by Matchbox, a company best known for making die cast toy cars. In 1973 they introduced a range of plastic toys under the title ‘Live-n-Learn’. These toys were aimed at younger children and were designed to encourage developmental skills such as hand-eye coordination, counting, colour differentiation, rhythm and tempo. Shufflie sets were part of this range and in addition to the farm it was possible to buy a zoo, hospital, and castle. The name Shufflie comes from the way the animals and figures move around the playset. Each piece has two metal balls underneath a curved base which creates a rocking or shuffling motion.


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Parts
This object consists of 19 parts.
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  • Playset
  • Playset
  • Playset Vehicle
  • Lorries
  • Playset Figures
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  • Playset Animals
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  • Playset Animals
  • Playset Accessories
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  • Playset Accessories
  • Playset Accessories
  • Playset Part
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  • Playset
Brief Description
Shufflie Farm playset made by Matchbox in England, ca.1978
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Rebecca Grant
Object history
Given to the donor, Rebecca Ruth Sarah Grant, nee Franklin (b.25/06/1972) by her maternal grandmother as a Christmas present in 1978. Also played with by the donor's niece, Natasha Franklin (b. 25/09/1997) when staying with her grandparents in Cheadle Hulme, where the donor grew up.
Summary
Shufflie Farm was made in the late 1970’s by Matchbox, a company best known for making die cast toy cars. In 1973 they introduced a range of plastic toys under the title ‘Live-n-Learn’. These toys were aimed at younger children and were designed to encourage developmental skills such as hand-eye coordination, counting, colour differentiation, rhythm and tempo. Shufflie sets were part of this range and in addition to the farm it was possible to buy a zoo, hospital, and castle. The name Shufflie comes from the way the animals and figures move around the playset. Each piece has two metal balls underneath a curved base which creates a rocking or shuffling motion.
Collection
Accession Number
B.91:1 to :19-2009

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record createdMay 6, 2009
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