Toys of the Seventies, Barbie Friendship Airplane

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A white (vinyl covered cardboard) fold up case that when it was opened looked like an actual plane. It had four sections once it was unfolded. The front nose section was a flat piece with a door and the picture of a cockpit and pilot. The second section was the passenger compartment with four red seats and brown table. The third section was the flight attendants station with wood grain cabinets and was equipped with a serving cart with serving tray, coffee cups, pitcher, glasses & plates (all orange), yellow apron and fake food. The forth section was the tail section, it also was a flat piece with pictures of suitcases, hanging clothes and other stuff. I believe that the tail fin had to be snapped on once the plane was unfolded and removed when you were putting it away. Once it was unfolded and you looked at it from the outside the plane was white with red, blue and black “United” logo.
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Kathy - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
So much fun like it was yesterday. Sunshine family would all go on trips on the plane.
Janice - November 09, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister got this for me,i used it quite often for a house before i got my elevator barbie house, i liked it for the fact it folded it up like a suitcase,one of my best toys ever.Thanks to my sister who is know longer here. ;[
Steph - August 14, 2010 - Report this comment
This brings back SOOOO many good times!!!! And, Kathy (previous post) I had the Sunshine family too!! I completely forgot about them til I read your post!
Marcia - September 03, 2010 - Report this comment
This is great! I had tried looking for pictures a while back of the airplane but forgot it was called the Friendhip Airplane. It takes me way back! There was nothing like playing Barbies
Lisa - October 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I just found one at a flea market and had to have it!! Lots of memories too. I gave it to my little girl who actually played with it more than five minutes.
Matt - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Didn't play with Barbies but loved I had to have it when I was a kid. My G.I. Joe and Fisher Price little people (I wasn't a stickler about scale) had many fun trips to Hawaii.
Sue - January 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I had this! I've seen them on ebay and almost all of them are missing the plates, cups, etc. Doesn't surprise me. Great memories.
Christina - June 05, 2016 - Report this comment
Oh I LOVED playing with this barbie plane! I didn't have one but my older cousins had it and they kept it up in their closet, on the top shelf, and every time I went over I would always open the closet door & look up to see the barbie plane. Abs I'd tell my cousins to take it down so I could play with it & their barbies that were inside of it. When they outgrew their dolls, guess who got their barbies? YUP, I did! And I still have some of them & have since replaced the ones that for lost along the way: Malibu BARBIE (with frizzy hair) FLUFF (I thought she was skipper) DUSTY SONNY & CHER Those were the barbies that my cousins kept in their friendship airplane. And I would take my Malibu PJ to their house with me to play with their barbies. I loved pushing the cart with one of the doll to serve the passenger dolls. So simple yet so entertaining. Sweet memories...
Billy - February 16, 2017 - Report this comment
just bought a new in Mint condition plane, wow I am in aw of it, really took me back to my cousin and her playing with hers
Lynn - March 22, 2018 - Report this comment
I also loved to send my Sunshine Family on the Barbie Friendship it was nice to get them out of their camper
Rob Lambert - March 23, 2018 - Report this comment
This unusual Barbie set came out in 1973. It originally sold for $13, and a complete one with box now averages $160. The named referred to Untited's "Fly the Friendly Skies" slogan. From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, a TV spot for this aired on "Inch High Private Eye" over NBC (9/22/73). This mystery-comedy cartoon involved Inch High, his niece, Laurie and boss, Finkerton, a detective. Also, Laurie's boyfriend, Gator, who tagged along and helped solve cases, and dog Braveheart, a cowardly St. Bernard.
Krysta Justice - February 08, 2021 - Report this comment
I got it a few years back at a lady's house along with 7 barbies just plane and cart our daughter plays with it and her Pokemon

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