Mix and Match

Photo-A-Day #1861

I think one of the greatest features of a Mr. Potato Head is the ability to customize the toy. When you look at where this simple toy came from to where it is today there is no mistaking the possibilities for expansion and extended game play. Chris Brogan talks about giving your ideas handles. Mr. Potato Head gets that right by designing parts and pieces that appeal to many different people, from Disney, Sport, Transformers and Even Star Wars fans there is a Mr. Potato Head for everyone.

Today when I got home Eva asked me if I would play with her. We played with her Mr. Potato Head. We picked up some Disney parts back when we stopped at Downtown Disney after IZEAFest 2009. They had a great deal, $2.99 a part (not great) or $20 for a full box of whatever you want as long as the top closes (Great deal if you are good at fitting things together really tightly). We opted for the $20 box and got parts and pieces for Tinkerbell, Mary Poppins and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Over time we’ve received a classic Mr. Potato Head, 3 Optimash Primes and a Storm Trooper Spud.

Photo Information

Date Taken: May 13, 2010
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Aff Link)
Model: NIKON D80 (My Flickr)
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/8sec
Aperture: 5.3
Focal Length: 62mm
Flash Used: No
Mode: Aperture
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

All the pieces are in a big tub and Eva and I can play mix and match with them. Although, Eva likes things just so, and tells me when she thinks that parts don’t go together. She really hates Optimus Prime’s faceplate but she loves Optimus Prime. Me, I like to mix up everything when I play, it drives her nuts. But isn’t play supposed to be all about imagination? Of course, I need to be reminded of that from time to time as well.

I received a package in the mail today from F-Stop Gear. I have some items to review and some items to give away so stay tuned for a contest. For those products.

But before that I have a contest for Inspired Gifts that starts tomorrow.

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6 thoughts on “Mix and Match”

  1. We did this on our trip last month the day after we got back to port from the Disney cruise. My son and I filled that box pretty tightly full. We got pieces for Peter Pan, Pirates of the Caribbean, Goofy and a few extra pieces. I love that store and we do enjoy mixing and matching them. For Christmas Noah also got the pieces to make a Policeman Spud and Cowboy.
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    1. Dwan,
      That is very cool. I am sure that we will do another trip like that. Eva keeps saying that she is visiting the princesses soon at Disney. Yikes. We have no trip planned either and I have no vacation time. However, when we actually go again we will be doing the Mr. Potato head thing.

  2. Kids really like playing with Mr. Potato Head, I think its mainly because there is much more to do than your usual action figures. Customization and imagination is what makes this toy like able with most kids.

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