Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mr. Potato Head Ride-On Toy

One of my favorite Christmas presents this year was a long-sought, hard-to-find vintage Potato Head item. From 1973, the Mr. Potato Head Ride-On toy is one of the strangest, and scarcest, items in this long running line.



Measuring 17 inches long, the mobile potato features yellow wheels, a handle, and a seat that lifts up to reveal a storage space for extra face pieces. It comes with two different sets of eyes, ears, noses and lips, along with a hat and glasses, allowing its owner to customize it before taking it for a spin.




7 comments:

  1. No matter how long I'm away, when I return here I'm always rewarded with something delightful. Roll on, Mr. Potato Head Ride-on Toy.

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  2. Wow! Now that's something I haven't seen before. You never cease to amaze me Tracy.

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  3. Thanks! Glad you liked him. The credit really goes to my brother Jody, though, who shelled out the big bucks and bought him for Christmas. Thanks Jody!

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  4. I was just given one in the box. It was given for a child's Christmas in 1973 and since he was only a baby they put it away in the attic. Well his mother who is now 76 is cleaning out her attic and finds the long lost toy. She gave it to me to put in our Church's Thrift shop. Any suggestions on pricing it? The money will go to the church.

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  5. Hi, loose, good condition ones are selling for between $125 and $150 on eBay right now. With a box, in mint condition, I'd value it around $250. Don't know if you'd be able to get that kind of a price at a thrift shop though; you might do better putting it on eBay.

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  6. I was a child in the 70's and I had the regular Mr Potato Head and the Carrot lady. I remember she had a bow accessory and I think I still have them somewhere. . Never seen this ride on fellow. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I had one of these as a child. It was my fave for awhile. Would love to find one for my granddaughter

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