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New Toy Tuesday: The MARVELous Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head is my favorite vegetable (excluding the ever-lovable Veggie Tales characters). He’s resilient and timeless and ridiculous… he’s even MARRIED. He is truly a spud of many talents.

At this point you might be saying, “Hold up, now Brianna. This is NEW Toy Tuesday. Wasn’t Mr. Potato Head first manufactured and distributed in 1952?”

Yes, you’re right! But since I’m so psyched for the upcoming release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, I want to take this blogging opportunity to appreciate the new Marvel superhero Mr. Potato Heads… because superheroes and toys are never a bad combination.

Spiderman. Wolverine. Iron Man. Thor. Captain America. The Incredible Hulk.

It’s stuff like this that makes me want to spend the rest of my life in the pursuit of collecting toys and living in my parent’s basement. And not even because I think they’ll be worth all that much in the future. Just because they’re cool! It’s such a brilliant idea, too. After all, coming out with a new line of superhero action figures is just white noise these days, Yes, people will still buy them, and YES they are still expected when a new superhero movie is released, but why not partner with the world’s most popular potato and unleash a line of Super Spuds?!

Which brings me to another point.

Have you ever looked through all the different kinds of Mr. Potato Heads there are?? In addition to Marvel heroes, they come in a variety of Star Wars, Dr. Who, Wizard of Oz, DC, Star Trek, Three Stooges, KISS, MPHWizardof OzTransformers and Major League Baseball characters! And for all of The Simpsons fans afoot, there’s a special addition Homer Mr. Potato Head to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.

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Those are just the novelty ones. Mr. Potato Head is also available in a number of generic versions, from animals to firefighters! There’s also a bride and groom Mr. and Mrs. set, and if I ever get hitched, I want a pair because that’s just awesome.

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I’ve only mentioned a fraction of the Mr. Potato Heads available today, and just imagine the future possibilities!

Personally, I’m hoping for a line of Harry Potter spuds, but we’ll see…

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