This year Mr. Potato Head is going to be Elvis. Yes, the Elvis Presley estate has signed a deal for Hasbro Inc. and PPW Toys to release an Elvis version of Mr. Potato Head.
The first of the Elvis potato heads will be released for Elvis Tribute Week in August. The toy will be in a Elvis iconic Las Vegas white jumpsuit.
A second version – with the likeness dressed in black leather (1968 comeback) will be on the market for Christmas.
PPW Toys spokesman Dean Gorby said the Elvis Mr. Potato Head will broaden the audience from young fans to adult toy collectors.
For the benefit for those who may have forgotten or never heard about The King of Rock N Roll, Elvis Presley, this video should give you some idea why he was so big then.
I was too young to remember his death but his music do have some influence on me. How about you?