Picky shoppers only choosing the most perfectly-shaped and blemish-free produce at grocery stores has led to a tremendous amount of food waste. To illustrate how not-so-perfect fruits and vegetables are still perfectly edible, Hasbro has created a misshaped version of Mr. Potato Head to serve as a spokesperson.
A new Ghostbusters movie enroute is also good news for fans of the original, because it means there’s a renewed interest in the franchise, and in turn, tons of new merchandise. PPW Toys continues to expand its PopTaters line with a couple of new Ghostbusters Mr. Potato Heads, including the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Look, I know in the comics that Vision has purged his emotions multiple times, but that’s no excuse to turn an innocent Mr. Potato Head into the creepiest thing imaginable.
PPW Toys is taking the ‘better late than never’ approach with a couple of new Guardians of the Galaxy Mr. Potato Head toys. Both Star-Lord and Groot have finally gotten the spud treatment, and these adorable six-inch figures will sell for around $20 each when available in October. [PPW Toys via Toy People]
If you grew up around the same time the Star Wars movies originally hit theaters, you probably had a childhood crush on Princess Leia. But seeing the character in her Slave Leia costume as a Mr. Potato Head will probably leave you feeling a little confused, awkward, and with a strange affection towards french fries.
Considered by many to be the diva of the vegetable world, over the years Mr. Potato Head has had hundreds and hundreds of outfits to choose from. And recently that includes the costumes of some of the comic book world's best heroes, including Ant-Man who will be hitting movie theaters this summer.
Not everyone can pull off the blonde look, but it suits Mr. Potato Head just fine. The fashion-forward spud, renowned for his near-infinite wardrobe and instantaneous facelifts, has finally accepted his destiny as one of the good guys, donning Luke Skywalker's—or Frywalker's—mop of blonde hair, stylish black glove,…
If you're old enough to remember when The Simpsons was just a series of animated shorts on the The Tracey Ullman Show, you'll probably feel even older when you realize that as of this year the show has been on the air for a quarter of a century. And what better way to celebrate its success than by immortalizing the…
You're not a pop culture juggernaut until Mr. Potato Head says you are. Spider-Man? Star Wars? Star Trek? Kiss? Batman? All these were nothing until this starchy Solomon designed to recognize them with a themed Mr. Potato Head toy. And now, Doctor Who is joining this carbohydrate-loaded elite.
Move over Optimash Prime and Darth Tater, because here comes Indiana Jones in Mr. Potato Head form factor: the Tater of the Lost Ark, complete with whip, fedora, leather jacket, gold idol and Harrison Fords' Very Own Cheeky Smirk™. It will be announced next month, at the Toy Fair 2008 in New York. [Star Wars Blog]
Following the steps of Darth Tater, here's another useless but irresistible piece of colored plastic: the Optimash Prime. I don't know who comes up with those names at Hasbro, but only for that I will give them the $9.99 they ask for it.