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Mr Potato Head


Mr Potato Head

A man with a potato for his head. What did you think it was going to be?

He'd been around for a while - he was 50 in 2002 - but it was in 1964 that Potato went plastic. Gone was the stinky old organic potato, and hello new precision moulded man-made spud.

An added bonus with the space age 1964 edition was that the Plastic Mr Potato Head could store spare facial features inside his horny carapace.

You'd expect that something as simple as a plastic potato, which you can stick facial expressions on, would long since have been abandoned by the Playstation generation. But an appearance in 1995's Toy Story gave sales a fresh boost, along with those of Slinkie dogs. You can see why the makers of Barbie, who refused permission for her to feature in the original film were anxious to have her included in the sequel.

 


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