Friday, February 24, 2012

60 Years of Fun

image: Google
Mr. Potato Head turns 60
this month! His debut
came in 1952 and was
the first toy ever to be
advertised on TV!
FUN FACTS ABOUT MR.
**It cost .98 in '52 to buy
a Potato Head--parts
only cause Mom or Dad
supplied the potato.
**The Mrs. was introduced
in 1953 and they were
married on Valentine's
Day of that year. They
renewed their vows this
year !
**In 1964, Hasbro began
selling Mr. and Mrs. with
hard plastic bodies that
held the pieces in the "tator
tush" compartment and that
is trademarked!
**100 million tator toys have
been sold to date.
** 30 licensed characters
have been created.
**There are 350 parts and
pieces available.
**Mr. got his AARP card in
2002.
Did you have a Potato Head?
A Mrs? I remember having
one as a child. Loved it!!
Now, I have a Valentine one,
an Easter one and a Halloween
one. My kids at school love
to play with them.
Oh, what fun!
~Keep on Dreaming~

9 comments:

  1. I did have a Mr. Potato Head as did my boys! What a pleasant memory.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. I loved Mr. Potato Head. It seems like such a simple toy, but I remember having such a good time with it. Happy Birthday, Mr. Potato Head. You're still looking good.

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  3. Woohoo...Happy Birthday Mr. Spud!!!

    I'm old so mine came with parts only and Mama suppled the 'tader head!!!

    Must be nice to be that old and not have one teeny~tiny wrinkle! Heeeheheheehe!!!

    God bless ya and have a super Saturday Miss Melinda!!! :o)

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  4. Glad he got his AARP card! I had one of them when I was a kid. My son has quite a few of them, so I still get to play with him if I want to. It seems like they make Potato Heads for all the holidays now - Easter Bunny, Vampire for Halloween, etc.

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  5. I remember playing with Mr. Potato head as a little girl! My grandlittles never got into him as much! Happy Sunday, lovely girl!

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  6. Hi Melinda,
    I remember Mr. Potato Head I loved him as a kid..What a fun toy he was and still is..the toys were so much smipler then. I am a kid of the 50's.
    I am so gald you are feeling better and back to work.Not fun being sick..
    Big hugs, Elizabeh

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  7. Great trivia knowledge. If I can only remember all that. :)

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  8. I never had a Mr. Potato Head:( I do remember when you got the parts and used a real potato! My cousin had one and I was soooo jealous.

    I actually bought my nephew a Mr. Potato Head once, just so I could play with it:/

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  9. I think my cousins had Mr Potato Head... because I remember playing with him on occasion.

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