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.
We all know and love the goofy plastic potato known as Mr. Potato Head. But did you know that the toy originally involved sticking plastic facial features with spiky ends into a real potato?
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…
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.