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Recreation – Mrs Potato Head

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In 1953, long before Disney Pixar’s Toy Story Films made her and her husband famous, Mrs Potato head had body parts that were stuck into a real potato.

Inventor, George Learner thought that Mr and Mrs Potato Head would be a fun way to get children to like vegetables. It became the first toy with a dedicated TV commercial and helped Hasbro earn more than $4 million in just a few months.

The plastic potato we are more familiar with first appeared in 1964.