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Mr Potato Head Characters

Updated on October 3, 2014

The Mr. Potato Head Family Has Some Fun Characters

I had a Mr. Potato Head back in the 1960s, and I must say, he was one of my favorite toys.

Back then, there weren't a lot of options for choosing a spud to dress up like there are today. Now you can get Mr. Potato Head in all sorts of characters like these:

~ Mrs. Potato Head, shown here

~ Captain American Potato Head

~ Star Wars Darth Tater, Artoo-Potatoo, and Spud Trooper

~ and so many more!

This fun toy is a great gift for young kids or to set out as a conversation piece at a party. I've seen more than one adult succumb to placing those features on a plastic tater.

Photo Credit: Playskool Mrs. Potato Head on Amazon.

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A Brief History of the Mr. Potato Head Family

In 1952, George Lerner invented what later would become known as Mr. Potato Head. As a child he'd stuck objects into potatoes from his mom's garden to make what he called "funny face people." When he tried to sell the idea to toy manufacturers, they thought it was wrong to encourage wasting food this way so no one nibbled on this new toy idea.

The first introduction of this toy was when the pieces (eyes, nose, mouth) were tucked into breakfast cereal. You had to use your own potato or other fruit or vegetable.

The toys were later sold, and in 1964, an actual plastic head was included making it truly Mr. Potato Head! From there, many versions of the spud have evolved.

Source: Museum of Childhood

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head - Mashly in Love

Do you know someone who loves Mr. Potato Head? Are they getting married? Would they love to be surprised on their big day with a couple of taters? Surprise them with their own Mr. and Mrs. Tater set. Display them at the wedding reception!

Super Hero Spuds Characters

Everyone loves a Super Hero, especially if it's a Mr. Potato Head Super Hero.

May the Fork be with you! The fork, get it? The fork!

The names of these guys are such a hoot! Darth Tater!

Famous Characters - Tater Fun

Come on. Are you really surprised to see an Elvis Potato Head? I didn't think so.

Mr. Potato Head on eBay

Find a vintage Mr. Potato Head or discontinued characters on this huge online marketplace.

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Mr. Potato Head -- Play Dough and More - Shape your own tater

Make your very own Mr. Potato Head with Play Dough! Make a whole family of taters. As big or small as you like.

Which of these Mr. Potato Head Characters - would you most like to have?

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Plush Mr. Potato Head Characters - Suitable for even babies

You can squeeze and squish this tater and there's no mess to clean up.

This plush Mr. Potato Head is perfect for babies and toddlers. Their very first Mr. Potato Head!

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Spill It. Do you like Mr. Potato Head? - Do you have a favorite Mr Potato Head character?

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      5 years ago

      I didn't realize there were so many Mr Potato Head characters, quite a fun collection here.

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I guess I had a deprived childhood, as we didn't have a Mr. Potato Head. Fun selection here.

    • Scraps2treasures profile image


      6 years ago

      How fun! All that was out when I was a kid was plain old Mr. Potato Head. They sure have come up with some creative ones!

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      6 years ago

      I forgot there were so many characters. Great lens.

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Fun, enjoyable lens here. Brought back great memories.

    • NausetViews profile image


      6 years ago from Boston

      Mr Potato Head is great for kids. I can't believe how many different varieties there are these days.

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      6 years ago

      Seeing Mr. Potato Head has made me smile. I had forgot about him. I had one as a child, my son had one, and now I'll be sure to remember to get my grandson one. Delightful!

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      Nancy Johnson 

      6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I thought I had bought all the Mr Potato Head toys available for my youngest grandson, but now after seeing your lens I see so many more that he doesn't have. These are such fun toys.

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      6 years ago

      How cool! I didn't not know there were so many potato head toys and I think it is one of those toys that will never go away. Great lens, might have to get my little boy the darth tater!

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      6 years ago

      LOL.I really laughing when i see all your selling stuffs. Especially spongebob with mr.potato style.LOL.unique stuff, nice lens.great job!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I don't think I would have even recognized Mr. Potato Head if he wasn't, well, a potato. Brought back some fun memories.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @SheGetsCreative: They really have! I had no idea there were so many Tater Head options till I started looking for them.

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Wow, the Potato Heads have come a long way!


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