Hasbro’s Mr. Carrot Head

Is it just me, or was there more creativity in the old days, when you could use "any fruit or vegetable" with Mr. Potato Head, and arrange the features anyplace on the head, instead of in the pre-drilled slots?

I was also curious if "play doctor" sets were still made, and they certainly are, as you can see in the link below. Thank goodness children are still abetted in their, ahem, innocent early vocational explorations!

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 19, 2014
     Category: Medicine | Toys | 1950s

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/19/14 at 09:15 AM
I suppose it's a measure of my level of weirdness, But my first thought was that I would have combined the toys. After all what good is a doctor kit without potato "patients"! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/19/14 at 09:33 AM
In fact, the doctor set was much needed when kids tried to insert the mouths, eyes and ears into real persons. That's why there is no more metal parts in Mr and Mrs Potato Head. But I agree, they should have a diversity of races like Mr and Mrs Carrot, Mr and Mrs Cucumber, Mr and Mrs Tomato, etc. A great way to teach kids that potatoes are not the only vegetable in the world.
Posted by Yudith on 10/19/14 at 11:09 AM
There may be more veggies in the world but THE POTATO is the superior veggie that has the god given right to rule them all!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/19/14 at 12:11 PM
There was a time (long, long ago) when children listened when their moms told them to not play with their food. Then Hasbro comes along, and not only do they entice children into disobeying, they make the mothers pay for the toys which undermine parental authority!
Posted by Phideaux on 10/19/14 at 03:17 PM
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