When you consider the basis for popular children’s toys, you’re likely to think of people (Barbie or G. I. Joe), automobiles (Hot Wheels), animals (Pound Puppies, My Little Pony), or building materials (Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets). Very few children’s toys are based on vegetables. If kids won’t eat them, what would possess them to play with them; at least, when they aren’t at the dinner table? However, back in the 1950s an inventor named George Lerner had a vision to transform vegetables into beloved children’s playthings—and he succeeded with the introduction of Mr. Potato Head.
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