Mr. Potato Head Day is observed annually on April 30th, commemorating the date, when in 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy advertised on television. it was the first commercial aimed directly at children whereas commercials were, up to this point, only targeted to adults. This day celebrates the toy that was revolutionary in changing advertising.
Mr. Potato Head toy was invented and developed by George Lerner in 1949 and manufactured and distributed by Hasbro. The toy was originally made to include only the body parts that pushed into a real potato or vegetable and in 1964, a plastic potato body was added to avoid the use of real food items.
Mr. Potato Head has had popularity in many movies and shows and made a comeback in 1995 in Disney's Toy Story.