Posted 11 months ago
This is a 1965 plastic toy "Mattel-O-Phone" made by, you guessed it, Mattel. It came with miniature records that will play on an actual record player and you could buy them independently as well. There's a slot on the side where you put the record in. They were designed so that there are pauses so that kids could "talk" to the recordings, which you listen to through the receiver. The five records on the right are all Charlie Brown/Snoopy/Peanuts records. The others are non descript fairy tale themed, but they came with different fictional characters, including Mattel's own (and only a few years old at the time) Barbie and friends. Like all telephones of this era, it appears to be a Model 500.