That F’ing Monkey is not a great repository of Mr. Potato Head trivia and news. Sure I had one as a kid but even then I don’t remember playing with it often. I do remember walking around with his pipe and pretending I was smoking, so it isn’t surprising that he doesn’t come with that accessory anymore. For the past couple of years they’ve really been trying to push Potato Head as a pop culture thing. I believe it started with Darth Tater and then spilled over a bunch of different movie properties.
in September are 3” vinyl potato heads.
These tiny taters are dressed to represent different things like
surfers, race fans, and doctors. It
looks like they’re trying to capitalize on the niche the Smurfs filled in the
80s. Oh, you like coffee so here is a
coffee drinking smurf for your desk! The
initial solicits only show illustrations of the product so you can’t even see
if the face pieces can be removed. I’m
sure I could do some research here and find that out for you, but I’m not
really talking about these guys because I’m excited for them. I’m talking about them because one of them is
funny as all hell.
the rapper and the hippie they are releasing a Baked Potato. Take a closer look at the picture above. Those eyes.
That smile. That potato is high
as fuck. Stoners everywhere are going to
be buying the baked potato. If I’m
right, he could become pretty hard to find, maybe even a collector’s item if he
gets pulled from the line.