For Christmas, most kids want toys they see advertised on T.V. The very first toy advertisment on television was for the classic, "Mr. Potato Head", introduced in 1952..!! Invented by George Lerner, the original Mr. Potato Head needed a real potato as the body. With World War 2 a recent memory, the use of fruits and vegetables to make toys was considered irresponsible and wasteful. In 1964, Government regulations forced toy maker Hasbro to include a plastic body in it's kit..!!