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Ding! Hello, this is your colorful vinyl printed captain speaking. Welcome to all of our Barbie and Barbie loving passengers. We’re flying at an altitude of your dresser top . Ken will be by momentarily with your complimentary lunch and drinks. Please sit back and enjoy your flight on this awesome airplane play set, which is in excellent condition and ready for you!

This set is loaded with fun original accessories. There is an opening travel suitcase, the food and beverage cart, a hand held drink serving tray, coffee pot with lid, three tall cups, two coffee cups, two plates, a food tray with a sticker of airline food depicted, a clip board for taking orders and a nice yellow vinyl apron (and though he is barefoot and happily serving as the steward, that’s where Ken drew the line!).

The Friend Ship is in great vintage condition with no notable rips or tears to the vinyl. The colors are bright and vibrant with tons of detail you would find in a real airplane in 1972, such as a galley kitchen complete with juice blender and branded United hand towels, emergency equipment and first aid kit, baby bottles and real opening cabinet and under sink storage. In the passenger cabin, you’ll find magazines, a no smoking sign, a view of your tropical paradise destination out the window, plus a real table with plenty of room for four to socialize during the flight. Of course, in the rear stowage area, there is a closet for hanging your clothes!? I guess back then, flying was still a customer oriented event! During the process of boarding and flying today, I often feel the urge to "moo". LOL

Unfolded for play, it measures a whopping 53 inches long! That’s nearly four-and-a-half feet! Huge! I love how it folds up into the domed shape of an airplane hanger! It does open and close properly, however, the lower of the two locking plastic parts is damaged and does not clip into place, but the upper lock is fine. Also, due to the general construction of this item by Mattel, the cardboard inside of the roof where carry handle is located is a bit weak and bows out a little when you pick it up, but it otherwise looks fine and is intact. I just don't carry it by the handle. No problem.

Please note that the dolls in the photos are for illustrative purposes only are not included with the Friend Ship and other accessories that go with it.

The Friend Ship measures 13 ½ inches high X 14 ½ long X 12 ½ wide when folded shut and with all of its contents, it weighs 2 lbs 10oz.

House of Awesome Item #1092

Vintage 1972 Barbie Friend Ship United Airplane Play Set by Mattel with Accessories

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: Plastic, Cardboard, Vinyl
  • Feedback: 30 reviews
  • Ships from Oregon, United States to select countries.
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