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  • Better than finding them behind the sofa three weeks later, shriveled and moldy. ;-)

    January 28, 2008

  • I only got to play with Mr. Potato Head when we were having potatoes for dinner. When I was done, mom fixed them for dinner.

    January 27, 2008

  • Cool toy. Treeseed's citation is right, though. Originally it required you to use your own tater; later it came with a plastic one. :-)

    January 27, 2008

  • Q: Why was Michelle Shocked?

    A: Because she saw Gumby giving Mr. Potato Head.

    January 27, 2008

  • Me too, Treeseed. We actually used real potatoes, though. I don't recall having a plastic potato. Maybe I lost it...

    January 27, 2008

  • Mr. Potato Head is a popular children's toy, first sold in 1952 by Hasbro, consisting of a plastic model of a potato which can be decorated with attachable plastic parts, such as a mustache, hat and nose, to make a face. Shoes can be added as well.

    When it was first sold to the public in 1952, it became the first toy to be sold through national television advertising and netted Hasbro more than $4 million in its first year of production. In 1953, Mrs. Potato Head was added, and soon after, Brother Spud and Sister Yam completed the Potato Head family. Although originally produced as separate plastic parts to be stuck into a real potato or other vegetable, a plastic body was added to the kit in 1964.


    You cannot know how I clamoured for a Mr. Potato Head in 1956! One of the coolest toys ever.

    January 27, 2008