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