On 30th of April 1952, Mr Potato Head, became the first toy to be advertised on American television.
Mr Potato Head , for anyone who has been living in a child free environment for decades, has a plastic ‘potato’ shaped main frame to which other small bits can be attached. Originally it was just the set of parts that a child could push into a real potato but soon the Mr Potato Head we know of today was developed as much more commercial enterprise.
Today Mr Potato Head has appeared in the successful series of films ‘Toy Story’ with his wife. There are many variations on what was once a simple toy. Keeping up with the times has always been what this toy can do and today it has been rebranded gender neutral as ‘Potato Head’.