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On April 30, 1952, Mr. Potato Head made history as the first toy advertised on television. The campaign was also the first to be aimed directly at children; before this, commercials were only targeted at adults. This commercial revolutionized marketing, and over one million kits were sold in the first year. The toy was originally produced as separate plastic parts with pushpins that could be stuck into a real potato. However, due to complaints regarding rotting vegetables and new government safety regulations, Hasbro began including a plastic potato body within the toy set in 1964.
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I was the same minute as nette and cobra. Hope you get better soon nette. I used to have a Mr and Mrs and baby potato all when I was younger and played with it. You take me back in time.

davitai

Nice figurine!

prudentia

Beautiful , nice puzzle Jeanette .

SunnyBarb25

Sorry to hear you are not well but wish you a speedy recovery, Jeanette :)
BTW, never heard of the Potato head....LOL

Shian2

Do take care. Nette, wishing you a speedy recovery ♥

Condolences and best wishes Jeanette...thinking of you...feel better soon...Sherry :)))

jals

Take care of yourself, Jeanette.
You are in my prayers! ♥

sparklightie

praying you will soon recover dear friend xx god bless and take it easy ♥♥♥♥♥

ringleader

Sorry to hear that Nette. You re on my prayer list.

nette10

Hi Sherry, Lunie, dbnc, Ardy, Judy, and Shirley, sorry for not getting back to your comments sooner, but I'm feeling a bit under the weather, had a cat scan and discovered I have fluid on my lungs. Will be back when I feel better! ♡

Shian2

I never knew Mr Potato head until my Granddaughter received a gift pack, it contains several size potatoes with lots of exchangeable parts to create different looks, she enjoyed it. Thanks, Nette.

I was laughing. too, Jeanette! ... what, they were saving it as artwork? ... Sherry :)))

jals

ha ha ha ha They used a real potato and then complained when it rotted. Hilarious.

ringleader

I remember the toy but never played with it Thanks, Nette. A blast from the past. ☺♥

jals

My grandson was just given a Mr. Potato Head for his b.d. He's too young for the suggested age, but I think they supervise his play with it. He loved it. When we were playing with him I would do a funny voice for him and pretend Mr. Potato Head was talking to him. He especially loved that.
Great puzzle, Jeanette!

dbnc2

good information
j wonder if kids play with Mr. potato head these days

Dilubreuer

Thanks for the info Nette...

never knew...I was 4 months old...just knew the Head had been around for a while...Sherry :)))

nette10

Hi fibersong, no, I bet they never did, thanks for commenting! (-‿•)

I bet they never imagined the Darth Tater version!

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