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Commander Spock and Lt. Uhura Potatoheads

Mr. Potato Head – Commander Spock and Lt. Uhura | $34.95 Spock and Uhura now come in Mr. Potatohead form! Get these 5″ tall figures while they’re hot. Spock has his hand raised in the Vulcan greeting,and Uhura has her tricorder ready. The two come in a set together, and can’t wait to join the Mr. [...]

Donut Sandwiches Served in Mr. Potato Head Style

The Dough Truck combines the best of four usually separate worlds: food trucks, donuts, sandwiches and Mr. Potato Head accessories. This enchanted creature journeys through the land of Santa Clara, California, bringing joy everywhere it goes. Why? Because donuts. That’s why. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!

Mr. Potato Daddy

Mr. Potato Head has been altered. The results are not pretty. Flickr user Ginger Troll is responsible for turning him into a Big Daddy from BioShock. Link -via Kotaku

Tea Time Links: Pampering the Stressed-Out Kindergarten Set

The Complex Mathematical Calculations Behind Matchmaking Websites Are Less Than Perfect Scientific American took up the cause of finding what goes wrong when people are matched up. * That Old Write-a-Book-and-Bury-it-for-Discovery-by-a-Mogul Ploy Is the Oldest Trick in the Book Kathy Hepinstall wrote a book that she wants Oprah to read. So she buried it on a mountain and took [...]

Mr. Potato Head Elvis Presley 68 Special

Mr. Potato Head Elvis Presley 68 Special – $19.95 Mr. Potato Head has returned and is ready for his big comeback performance, tour, and hopefully extended concert stay in Las Vegas.   For a limited time, however, he and his microphone are hanging out at the NeatoShop warehouse. Don’t check into the heartbreak hotel. Get your Mr. [...]

The Presidents, Illustrated

Barak Hardley decided to draw all the presidents. Some he drew more than once, some are actually sculpture, but these are not your everyday presidential portraits. He drew Jimmy Carter as a vampire, Richard Nixon as Mr. Potato Head (the view from the rear is even more interesting), and Warren G. Harding as a samurai [...]

A Fake 80′s Commercial for a Now-Real Fake 80′s Toy

“Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear gives you lots o’ hugs, and lots o’ love, and lots o’ fun, no matter where you are.” -Narrator, faux 1983 commercial for Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, who was the main antagonist in Toy Story 3. Okay, hang on. So my guess is that Pixar made up this bear character so they’d have a new toy [...]

Putting a Good Face on it: The Evolution of Mr. Potato Head

It started as body parts you jabbed into real potatoes and became a cultural phenomenon, resulting in some sweet film roles and government work. Let’s go back to the beginning. 1949: A Spud is Born Brooklyn-born toy inventor George Lerner tries to capitalize on kids who like to play with their food. Surprisingly, Lerner’s idea of creating [...]

Cloning of the Zucchini Opiate Receptor

The following article is from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. by Lloyd Fricker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York This paper describes the cloning of the zucchini opiate receptor using an expression assay. We have undertaken this project for the following reasons: 1) Opiate receptors are important. 2) Cloning things is important. 3) Therefore, [...]

Set Phasers on Spud

Judge me as you will, but this is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. At long, long last, Star Trek Mr. Potato Heads are on the way! I’m sorry, I’m going to need a minute. I’m getting all choked up. PPW Toys will release Star Trek Mr. Potato Head collectible figures in a series of TOS-centric sets, and [...]