Mr. Potato Head’s Makeover

Watch out, kids. There’s a new Mr. Potato Head in town.

I’m not really sure why we needed a new Mr. Potato Head. The old Mr. Potato Head works just fine over here. I suppose I shouldn’t question it, though, because I’ve been told my parents’ version of Mr. Potato Head was an actual potato with some facial features you could stab into it.

A toy that rots. Looks like fun. Anything plastic is an improvement over that, in my opinion. I suppose it would be fun to have the variety of oddly shaped potatoes at your disposal, but really, I’ll take a plastic Mr. Potato Head over that any day.

The latest Mr. Potato head wears real pants and has tiny legs. His arms are also shorter. His facial features are clownishly big. I don’t really understand his mustache or mouth, but I can live with them.

But look what’s happening with Mr. Potato Head’s behind!

That’s right, he has holes for accessories on his back-side. I can’t decide if I love or hate this. I think I’m on the love side. Just imagine the possibilities. Mr. Potato Head could have TWO faces. OR he could have a tail. Or he could have just eyes in the back of his head to catch his unruly children when they are up to no good. Or he could have an extra three arms. Or when someone asks him what he has up his butt, he’ll have an answer!

ENDLESS possibilities. I think I’m a fan. But at the same time, I didn’t really want Mr. Potato Head to change. We already have 10 Mr. Potato Heads in our house. We don’t need more. And yet this Potato Head’s multi-purpose butt is really tempting.

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