Chipmunks :: Playsets

Chipmunks, aka Alvin and the Chipmunks, began life in 1958 on a novelty record by Ross Bagdasarian, which was turned into an animated series in 1961-62. The show was then revived in 1983 and ran until 1989 with 65 episodes.These pages focus on the toys produced by Ideal in 1983-85, as well as a few of the early 1990's toys. There were plush, poseable and miniature figures, as well as outfits, playsets and lots of other merchandise. Various toys are still being produced today to go alongside the modern CGI movie releases, but I've not featured them here.

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There were four playsets produced around 1984. No figures were included with any of the playsets but they were designed for play with the poseable figures.

Curtain Call Theatre

"A carry along stage with everything you need for a super Chipmunk stage show!"

  • 50 Pieces
  • 2 Double Backdrops
  • 13 Scenery Pieces
  • 35 Theatrical Props and more!
  • Wind-up Curtain
  • Secret Trapdoor
  • 2 Working Prop Pulleys
  • Storage Compartment
  • Stage Door with Ladder
Curtain Call Theatre
"Backyard America"
"The Final Frontier"

"Pirates Ahoy"
"Winning the West"
"Bringing the House Down"

On Tour Van

"On the road with rock 'n roll stars Alvin, Simon and Theodore! Push 'n go mobile home you convert into a concert stage!"

The On Tour Van playset came with a Dave doll, which measured about 8 inches high. The playset was also sold as s "deluxe set", which came with three Wind-Up Chipmunks (also sold separately).

Picnic Buggy with Trailer

This playset was made specifically for the Chipette poseable dolls.

"Join the fun picnic outing!"

  • 27 Play Pieces
  • Picnic Basket and Jug
  • Tablecloth
  • Dishes
  • Sun Visors
  • Beachball and more!
  • Open 'n Close Trunk
  • Detachable Trailer

Treat Mobile with Treat Shop Top

"A traveling shop full of goodies for Alvin & his friends!"

  • 22 Play Pieces
  • Treats
  • Drinks
  • Utensils
  • Chef's Hats
  • Aprons and more!

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Chipmunks :: Playsets