Fuzzy Felt :: Shapes

"Make amusing pictures with gaily coloured felt shapes!"

Fuzzy Felt were produced by Allan Industries from 1950 onwards and were felt shapes which clung to a fuzzy board for endless picture variations. They reached their height of poplarity in the 1970's and are still going strong today, with old and new sets now produced by John Adams/Toy Broker.

Images on this page are either mine or thanks to various eBay sellers!

Shapes

These are the shape-themed Fuzzy Felt sets. I've also included box illustration variations and leaflets where found. The dates found on the leaflets are when the designs were first released, but not necessarily when each different box design was released.

Alphabet Puzzle [1950]

This was one of the very first sets to be made and is now very hard to find as it doesn't seem to have been re-produced. The board was a different shape from all others and had lines to help with spelling. The felt pieces were cut into seven shapes which could be combined into letters or numbers (hence"puzzle").

Alphabet [19??]

Different from Alphabet Puzzle above, the felt shapes were complete letters. I've only found this set pictured on a leaflet, so is very hard to find.

Designs [1950's]

This is an early set which doesn't seem to have ever been re-produced.

Fantasy [1970]

Florist Shop [c.1960]

This is one of the earlier sets and is very hard to find. It came in a squarer box than all other sets.

Number Play [1950's]

I've only found this set pictured on a leaflet, so is very hard to find.

Numbers [19?]

I've only found this set pictured on a leaflet, so is very hard to find.

Pictures [1950]

This was one of the very first sets to be made. It came in a large size, junior size, and with Alphabet Puzzle. It has been produced many times and can be found from various decades on the second hand market as well as new.

Play School [1960]

This set was also re-designed in the 1980's with illustrated shapes.

Transport [19?]

I've only found this set by Allen Industries pictured on a leaflet and only once for sale second-hand produced by Toy Broker, so is very hard to find. I have yet to confirm it's date of original production but assume late 1970's or early 1980's due to the frog logo on the packaging.

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