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2002 Playskool Mr. Potato Head 22665 | by dollyhaul
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2002 Playskool Mr. Potato Head 22665

I bought this set (22665) at Sam's when it debuted in 2002. I used it to decorate my classroom. The Potato Heads inside are not the original ones that came with it. I had an old suitcase full of about 100 Potato Heads. When I broke up the classroom, I donated all but my 4 favorites, which I stashed inside this canister. Eventually, I sold them and the container online.


From the hang tag, a history of the toy:



Mr. Potato Head was born on May 1, 1952 and began as a set of eyes with a few noses and mouths. The original Mr. Potato Head kit did not come with a "potato body," so the parents had to supply their own potatoes for face-changing fun. HIs debut into the toy scene sent him straight to the top, becoming the first toy to ever be advertised on television.



Mr. Potato Head finally gets a body-a plastic potato on which his parts are attached!



Body of Mr. Potato Head doubles in size, enabling younger children to play with him easily.



Mr. Potato Head is inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame


I had an original set - mint in the box - but I sold it on eBay a few years ago for around $50. I wonder how much it would be worth now.

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Taken on April 4, 2006