|The pictures shows views of this Colorful Old Boxed Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head Toy Kit. The set is not dated but it is believed to be from the 1950s. The pictures show the box cover, the box inserts with the cars, boat, and trailer, the four box side panels, all of the included parts (bodies and hands are in the cars), the Mrs. and & Mr. Potato Head instructions, and the advertising on the bottom of the box.|
This early set has the old styrofoam head sections to hold the parts. The set is before a potato head existed. At this time real potatoes were being used for the head. The set has many parts and we have also added a few old parts that were around here. There are also three of the controversial smoking pipes included. Both of the original brochure instruction sheets are included. The colorful box pictures Mr. Potato Head in his car pulling a boat and Mrs. Potato Head in her car pulling her shopping trailer. The box top and sides are marked as follows:
MR. AND MRS. POTATO HEAD
YOU'LL ENJOY THEM AS THEY SCOOT ALONG IN THEIR CARS WITH BOAT AND SHOPPING TRAILERS.
MR. AND MRS. POTATO HEAD WITH THEIR NEW CARS AND TRAILERS ARE A RIOT OF FUN FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY REGARDLESS OF AGE.
HASSENFELD BROS., INC.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I.
MADE IN U.S.A.
The ''other fine toys and games by Hasbro'' that are pictured and advertised on the bottom of the box are as follows:
#3677 - DELUXE FELIX THE CAT PENCIL CRAFT
#1380 - JR. DOCTOR CASE KIT
#1542 - NECCHI SEWING KIT
#1573 - DELUXE NEEDLEPOINT
#5225 - HASBRO ''FIZZIES'' FOUNTAIN
#5415 - HASBRO'S ADD - RITE MACHINE
PLASTIC INLAID MAP OF THE UNITED STATES
#1250 - SCRAFFO BLACK MAGIC COLORING SET
Mr. Potato Head is credited with having the very first television commercial for a toy. All that is pictured is included. To judge the sizes the box measures 14-1/4'' x 10-1/2'' x 2-3/4''. The kit appears to be in excellent to near mint condition as pictured.