If you were born in 1964, you never had a REAL potato for the head of Mr. Potato Head - in 1964, Hasbro came out with the first PLASTIC head for old Mr. Potato Head! No more smelly, spouting potatoes to be found in toy chests across the US anymore! I was born in 1963 and when my mom said that they used REAL vegetables with their's, my 4 year old self accused her of lying.