On April 30, 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy ever advertised on television. In just the first year, over one million kits were sold. Since its invention, Mr. Potato Head has been on television, in movies, and has had his own comic strip. Mr. Potato Head has also acted as spokesperson for a number of causes.
Mr. Potato Head was originally called “Funny Face Man” by his inventor George Lerner. It was in 1949 that ...Continue Reading →