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Lights, camera, plastics—part 6

Classic plastic playthings abound in the Toy Story movies, but only a chosen few are members of the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY. Mr. Potato Head is among them. Fun fact: Originally, Mr. Potato Head consisted of a set of 24 plastic facial features that were designed to be used with an actual spud. The kit did include a styrofoam head so that kids could practice their facial constructions. In 1964, the toymaker Hasbro switched to a plastic body, after "parents complained about finding moldy potatoes under their kids' beds," according to CNN.

Classic plastic playthings abound in the Toy Story movies, but only a chosen few are members of the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY. Mr. Potato Head is among them.

Fun fact: Originally, Mr. Potato Head consisted of a set of 24 plastic facial features that were designed to be used with an actual spud. The kit did include a styrofoam head so that kids could practice their facial constructions. In 1964, the toymaker Hasbro switched to a plastic body, after "parents complained about finding moldy potatoes under their kids' beds," according to CNN.

Yet one more example of how plastic has improved lives!

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