Mr. Potato Head is 60 years old. Wikipedia actually had some interesting facts about it –
“It was the first toy advertised on television and has remained in production since its debut. The toy was originally produced as separate plastic parts with pushpins that could be stuck into a real potato or other vegetable. However, due to complaints regarding rotting vegetables and new government safety regulations, Hasbro began including a plastic potato body within the toy set.”
The original concept was great for teaching kids about life and death and how all good things eventually come to an end.