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September 20, 2018

Vintage Mr Potato Head : Funny Face Ideas – Thursday Retro Rewind

I recently came across this post I did on a vintage Mr Potato Head set I bought at an estate sale…..it was such a fun post that I thought I’d re-run it a second time! 

By Sara In AZ

Mike and I are in the last stages to finally move into our retro ranch over the next few weeks, so you will have to bear with me if my commenting seems erratic or if I’m not around very much. I promise to have new posts about the house up soon!

Today we’ll check out my vintage Mr. Potato Head pamphlet! This is from way back in the day when the Mr. Potato Head kits did not actually come with the plastic potato heads and you had to use your own fruit or vegetable to make the figurine. I adore these simple and fun toys…..I wonder if any kid today would even venture to play with something like this???



If I ever had a birthday cake as amazeballs as this it would surely be the highlight of my year! Seriously awesome!


And see – you don’t have to use only potatoes……you can make a head out of virtually anything! That cucumber just kills me!!!


And we must not forget about the Mrs. Potato Head!



Those eyelashes….tee-hee!


Sooooooo, when I bought this kit at an estate sale it came with the pamphlet and some of the accessories to make a Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Mike and I were all in to each make our own heads and see who could do the best job. We did not have potatoes so we had to settle for using apples….let’s see what y’all think!

mr preview

I think Mike was going for the shocked Groucho Marx/hillbilly look……………….

mr 1

mrs preview

……….while I was going for the sophisticated fashionista look.

ms 1

Mike said that my head looked like someone tweaked out on crack, while I reminded him that his head had no “actual” arms and unless he wanted a smack-down from the Mrs. he had just better keep his comments to himself.  Winking smile

mr and ms

Ahhhhhhh, but I do think they make a pretty smashing couple don’t you?!

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3 Responses to Vintage Mr Potato Head : Funny Face Ideas – Thursday Retro Rewind

  1. Dan Reply

    September 20, 2018 at 7:18 am

    I find it funny the original kit needed instructions at all, let alone a specific 8 step process. Oh, and bravo on your creations.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      September 20, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Lol, I know Dan….the instructions are so crazy!

      Haha, thank you…we were pretty proud of ourselves! 😉

  2. BobinAlabama Reply

    September 21, 2018 at 1:11 am

    I had one of these when I was six or seven years old, and I had to use a real potato. What I remember most was that the novelty wore off quickly, and it quickly sank to the bottom of our toy box.

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