Mr. Potato Head, the loveable, plastic, creature that every child should have – or at least has been exposed to – has had many versions since its debut in 1952. Equipped with two arms, two legs, eyes, ears, a nose and facial hair, it started out as just parts without a body (your parents had to give you a potato to stick the pieces in) and bloomed into a fandom uber nerd, so to speak.
There have been a whopping thirty-five versions of Mr. Potato Head, and that’s not including the Mrs. Potato. Star Wars, Pixar’s Toy Story, The Dark Knight, Transformers, Indiana Jones, and Spider-Man have all received the potato treatment.
Now, Britain’s favorite mad man with two hearts who can’t fly a plane has also been ‘potato-ed’.
Meet, Mr. Potato Who. Or better yet, Doctor Potato (if it was another, drum loving alien, we’d call it The Mashter. Get it? Mashter?).
Any who, Hasbro and BBC Worldwide teamed up to make the toy and it debuted this year at Comic-Con. The spud sports features of the eleventh Doctor, including the signature floppy hair, tweed, and red fez.
Dean Gorby, business manager for PPW Toys said, “Fans of Doctor Who have such a strong connection with the show and will be delighted to see the extraordinary transformation of Mr. Potato Head as he personifies these iconic characters.”
This particular spud will be available online and in stores in the US, Europe and Australia.
But, don’t worry, more Doctor Who themed Mr. Potato Heads will be announced later this year. So, who knows…maybe someday soon we’ll get a Mashter, a Rose Tater, or even a Yam-y Pond.