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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    From 1952 until 1963 Mr Potato Head was meant to be used with real vegetables. In 1964 government regulations concerning children playing with their food caused Hasbro to include a plastic vegetable. I think the sets with the plastic vegetables were actually more successful they added several characters to the Potato Head family.
    The original Mr Potato Head was actually Mr Styrofoam Head. He came with a round piece of Styrofoam to use for a head. See photo 3.
    An actual potato that I just bought for this post is in photo #2. One needs a small potato, this one is less than half a pound. Otherwise the body will have trouble supporting the weight.
    He will go well with Mr Steak.

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    Comments

    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      I had one...but we all know how bad a real rotten potato can smell...lol. So the plastic ones were a bit more practical. :)
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      He is wonderful.
      I never knew about the styrofoam option. That wouldn't fly these days - biddums might eat it, or break it up and inhale it or stick it up their nose or something.
      At least a potato rots, albeit smelling bad as Mike says.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Mike. The plastic heads worked much better I think.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. That styrofoam head got a lot of use has lots of holes in it.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      And thank you very much Thomas.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      brunswick
      iggy
      Destiny.Jennifer.g.
      Caperkid
      gargoylecollector
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      AmatoorPikr
      blunderbuss2
      PhilDMorris
      NevadaBlades
      vetraio50
      glassiegirl
      Nicefice
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    9. elanski elanski, 4 years ago
      One of the best ones i've seen
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much elanski.
    11. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      RIP Mr Potatoe Head LOL:)
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Trey (Dan Quayle). He is still OK in the fridge.
    13. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      LOL:) love the name!!
    14. Windwalker, 4 years ago
      Yip ...had one when I was little ..Cool find
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Windwalker.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      AzTom
      RonM
      Windwalker
      Otaco4me
    17. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you Lisa.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you Vynil33rpm.
    19. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      I have read that the first protype was done using a real potato??

      Thomas.

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