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Toys / Mr. Potato Head

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''"It's Mr. Potato Head
And his Bucket of Fun!
Bucket of Fun for Everyone!
90s Jingle

Imagine a paper doll where you could somehow store all the outfits within the doll. Might seem difficult, if the doll in question wasn't a bulbous hunk of plastic.

The Mr. Potato Head toy, along with his wife, have been popular for decades, and have even branched out into other franchises. The toys started out as metal pieces which were meant to be placed on actual potatoes, before being changed to a completely plastic head.

Mr. Potato Head has also appeared as a character in the Toy Story series. He's also had a Puppet Show titled The Mr. Potato Head Show.


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  • The Artifact: The whole "potato" thing. The original version of the toy was just the body parts; kids were meant to supply their own actual potato. The trademark oversized plastic body was introduced as a response to health concerns over the vegetables inevitably rotting.
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  • Distaff Counterpart: Mrs. Potato Head is his wife, and has feminine clothes and accessories.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Until late 1987, the play set came with a plastic tobacco pipe.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first incarnation of Mr. Potato Head was just the body parts, which were meant to be stuck on actual potatoes. The plastic body and parts replaced it when concerns over the original version wasting perfectly edible potatoes became known.
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  • LEGO Body Parts: Mr. Potato Head's body parts are swappable, allowing for a lot of combinations.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Both the Potato Heads have a huge variety of outfits, even before the crossovers.
  • The Voiceless: Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head never speak in the Crossover video with Monopoly. Averted in other works.
  • Waddling Head: He's a waddling potato head, in fact.


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