Potato Head Dictators are Probably Smarter Than the Real Thing

While I doubt anybody ever called Kim Jong-Il a potato head to his face, I'm sure an awful lot of people thought it. Including artist Stephen Ives, who's created these dictatorial toys.

But it's not just Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-Il who feature: Ives has created a whole range of the things, including Stalin and Hitler.

They're wonderful creations that blur child-like playfulness with deadly serious overtones. Which, I'm sure, would make them a commercial hit. Sadly, they're currently just an artwork, which is a real shame, because I would love to get hold of one.

Please, please somebody: make these dictator potato heads into real toys? [Stephen Ives via Neatorama]