Product Type: Playskool baby toys
Newest Review: ... the right accessories and looks very good. From an adults point of view Darth Tater is a nice novelty toy and collectors item. It might ... more
Luke, I am your tater!
Hasbro Playskool Darth Tater Mr. Potato
Member Name: karalouk
Hasbro Playskool Darth Tater Mr. Potato
Date: 22/04/11, updated on 26/04/11 (61 review reads)
Advantages: Fun novelty toy for children and adults, great for Star Wars fans, chunky and durable, cute!
Despite having a young child I actually brought Darth Tater for my Star Wars loving partner!
Darth Tater comes packaged in a transparent box so you can see exactly what you're getting. It has a carry handle on the top and I should imagine that many people might keep their Darth Tater's in their boxes for display and possibly collector purposes.
Darth Tater comes with a potato body, a set of eyes, a smile, a tounge, a red nose, a pair of pink ears, a pair of black shoes, a pair of black arms, a black material cape, a black helmet, a black mask and a red lightsaber.
Darth Tater is the same potato shape and size as a regular potato head (maybe even slightly larger?).
-My experience of Darth Tater-
Well you can tell right away that this is a Darth Vader Potato Head - it has all the right accessories and looks very good.
From an adults point of view Darth Tater is a nice novelty toy and collectors item. It might get played with every now and again (on the sly), but overall is just something to keep. Fans of Star Wars are sure to love it.
From a childs point of view Darth Tater is great fun for mixing 'n' matching his parts up and making him look rather silly! You can mix his face pieces up or completely cover him up with his suit. You can keep his mask on but expose his head or keep his helmet on and expose his face. The choice is entirely yours!
He is also good for making up stories and enticing other toys to the dark side! The cape is also a winner - Darth Vader can fly now too according to my daughter! Or how about removing his helmet and mask to reveal his bald potato head - just like in 'Return Of The Jedi', sort of! As you can see the educational benefits of this toy are that is can encourage imagination and creativity...
Most Potato Heads have a compartment around the back to store parts away and Darth Tater is no different. His bits and pieces all fit away nicely in the compartment and prevent them getting lost and damaged which is very handy.
We also have Artoo-Potatoo (the R2-D2 Potato Head) and although we like him very much I think we all prefer Darth Tater a little more - Darth has seperate face pieces, a storage compartment and a lightsaber - all of which Artoo doesn't have.
Darth Tater is a unisex toy, however it seems more suitable for boys. My daughter will happily play with it but given the choice between this and a Barbie, she is more likely to choose the Barbie!
Darth Tater (and all his parts) is quite chunky and durable. It seems like a good quality and safe toy. The age recommendation is 2 years onwards.
This particular Potato Head cost around £10.00 a year or two ago but I haven't seen him being sold in shops for a while. You may have to search around for a Darth Tater and if you have no luck there's always Ebay!
Overall thoughts? Darth Tater would make a great gift for any Star Wars fan, young or old!
-Other Star Wars Potato Heads-
Other Star Wars Potato Heads include Spud Trooper (Storm Trooper) and Artoo-Potatoo (R2-D2), which were sold in most good toy shops.
Darth Mash (Darth Maul), Spuda Fett (Boba Fett), Princess Tater (Princess Leia), Chipbacca (Chewbacca), Mashter Yoda (Master Yoda), C3-Potato (C3PO), Luke Frywalker (Luke Skywalker) and Yam Solo (Han Solo) were sold exclusively through Disney theme parks. These appear quite hard to get hold of but it might be worth searching the Internet for.
Summary: The dark side never looked so cute!
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