Mr. Potato Head :: Reviewed

I’m not even sure how this potato clan got into my house, but I’m guessing it involved a grandparent or two, and a trip to the local Target. The Potato Heads are good people, and we’ve had fun playing with this little spud family; but they aren’t part of our routine or anything.

THE GOOD: It’s Mr. Potato Head, so by definition, it’s good. Classic creative ‘choose your own adventure’ type toy that plays well with all ages. Arms in ear holes, eyes in mouth holes – it’s all good. This is an inexpensive toy that does its job.

THE BAD: The only reason I’m reviewing this toy is because something has been bugging me. The ‘Bucket of Parts’ comes with three Potato Heads, but only three sets of each item (eyes, mouths, ears, hats) We get kind of bored with the limited options AND we’ve already lost one set of eyes. How hard is it to throw in a couple extra sets of eyes and mouths, and possibly a nose or two? Just a few more would make a difference. This isn’t like asking for more Potato Head bodies…these extra pieces are tiny, and can’t cost much. Make it happen Playskool.

TAKEAWAYS: Mr. Potato Head is good; more Mr. Potato Head parts would be better.

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By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

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