In July 2019 the theme was the Modern Consumer: 1950s Products and Style.
Unfortunately, I spent quite a bit of time in the hospital with respiratory issues when I was young.
Mr. Potato Head has been in the news recently which is more why I am thinking of this display. This is the original box, and you can see that it did not include the head. You had to supply your own potato or a fruit or vegetable.
I talked to my Mom last night and she remembers having one of these sets. She remembers the felt pieces that were used for the eye brows and having to provide the potato.
Do you know why they started providing the plastic head? The plastic pieces had to be sharp enough so that they could be pushed into the potato and were a hazard for children. The solution? – the plastic head with holes and pegs.
Mr. Potato Head has remained popular throughout the years, especially after his role in the Toy Story movies.
Did you have a Mr. Potato Head or a Mrs. Potato Head?