Home > Entertainment and Activities > Toys, Games, and Books > Best Toys > Are Your Kids' Toys Hall-of-Fame Worthy?

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Are Your Kids' Toys Hall-of-Fame Worthy?

7 of 11
ToyHallofFame,Balls,PotatoHead,Mr.PotatoHead

Mr. Potato Head®


If kids won't eat their vegetables, why not play with them? Inventor George Lerner came up with this wacky idea when thinking of bonus toys for cereal box promotions. His creations of silly face parts for vegetables was acquired by the Hassenfeld brothers (now Hasbro, Inc.) in 1952 and paved the way for the special spud known today as Mr. Potato Head®.

Mr. Potato Head® is not only a Toy Hall of Famer, but an actor, too. It was the first toy to be featured in a television commercial, and also starred in the hit children's movie Toy Story in 1995 and Toy Story 2 in 1998.

Next: Teddy Bear

highlights

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

10 Best Outdoor Toys of 2015
Looking for an amazing toy that will keep your child playing outside until the sun goes down? See our picks for 10 hot new outdoor toys for all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks