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Playset - Sesame Street

Sesame Street

  • Object:

    Playset

  • Place of origin:

    China (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1985-1990 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Illco Toys (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    moulded plastic, printed card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr Leo Gore on behalf of his wife Mrs Marcia Gore

  • Museum number:

    B.283:1 to 12-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This portable playset house was made to accompany the Jim Henson Sesame Street television series. It contains baby versions of the Muppet characters Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and the Cookie Monster along with play and nursery equipment to encourage imaginary play with the characters.

Physical description

Moulded yellow plastic house shape with turquoise plastic roof and integrated carrying handle at the top. Contains a range of small plastic toys and four Sesame Street figures

Place of Origin

China (manufactured)

Date

1985-1990 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Illco Toys (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

moulded plastic, printed card

Marks and inscriptions

ILLCO® TOY // MADE IN CHINA // ©JIM HENSON PRODUCTIONS INC
on bases; moulded

©JHP
underside of figures; moulded

Dimensions

Height: 330 mm, Width: 240 mm closed, Depth: 255 m

Object history note

Sesame Street premiered in the United States in 1969 and was broadcast in Britain from the 1970s to 2001.

Descriptive line

Sesame Street playset, Illco Toys, China, 1985-90

Labels and date

Sesame Street Playset, 1980-1990
This children's television programme created an everyday world with puppets. Here are baby versions of the Muppet characters Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and the Cookie Monster. []

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail

Materials

Plastic; Card

Techniques

Moulded; Printed

Categories

Children & Childhood; Play; Dolls' houses; Dolls & Toys; Character merchandise

Production Type

mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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