The Simpsons Xmas Book is a hardcover picture book, retelling the very first episode, “Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire.” It’s pretty damn lovely.
I’ve seen other party favours, like paper plates and hats and everything, from around the same time, but this doesn’t seem like it’s part of that set: most of those follow the pink colour scheme they used a lot in the early years of the show.
Anyway, expect to see a LOT more of this around here. It’s going to be the background for basically all future photos.
Set: 7 – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Nelson, Bartman
This line of figurines by Mattel was one of the first sets of Simpsons toys to be released. They can be hard to find now, and when you do, they can sell for crazy amounts. I’ve seen the full set, unopened, selling for $2000 on eBay. Or, you might luck out and find them going cheap.
I managed to find Bart and Maggie at second-hand markets for a couple bucks, and picked up Homer, Nelson and another Bart on eBay for about the same. They obviously didn’t know what they had! That’s just the basic figures though: I don’t have any of the accessories pictured above.