Star Wars Potato Head Fans, Book Your Tickets to Orlando…

by | Jun 23rd, 2009 | 10:20AM | Filed under: Shiny Objects

If you read the title of this post and thought, "What in the heck is a Star Wars Potato Head?", then chances are you're an adult who's only familiar with the classic Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head of yore — the plastic figures with removable googly eyes and hats and whatnot.  Well, let me be the first to welcome you to the New Age of Potato Heads.  The family of starches finally got wise to the ways of promotional tie-ins, and now they're available in the likeness of characters from several major movie franchises, from Indiana Jones (Taters of the Lost Ark) to Spider-Man to Transformers (Optimus (Opti-Mash) Prime and Bumblebee (Bumble Spud)).

There have also been Star Wars Potato Heads on the market for a while, ranging from Darth Tater to Artoo-Potatoo to Luke Frywalker, but now three more are being added to the roster come October.  The hitch is that they'll only be available at Disney World (well, at least until they pop up on eBay). 

Feast your eyes on the newcomers:

Chipbacca…

Chipbacca

Mashter Yoda…

Yodapotatohead

and C-3PotatO.

C3popotatohead

I'm kind of surprised that these guys weren't available in time for May and June's Star Wars weekends at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, but perhaps The Powers That Be are banking on the fact that real Star Wars geeks will make a second trip south in order to snatch up these latest toys.  If any of you out there planning to head to the Happiest Place on Earth this fall, can I give you my order?


4 Responses to “Star Wars Potato Head Fans, Book Your Tickets to Orlando…”

  1. *kristYn from CALI*
    Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    you can def. get darth tator at disneyland, but i know that’s one of the old ones and wasn’t exclusive to disney… i have the disney pin of it :P
    …spud trooper is pretty cool too…
    i <3 hasbro
    …hence my reason for working at a toy store :D

  2. *kristYn from CALI*
    Posted on June 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    hey e,
    http://www.starwars.com/vault/collecting/20090619b.html
    they’re also being sold at disneyland, not just disneyworld… whichhh i *just* so happen to go to like once a month (okay, excluding summer months!)
    <3 your newest best friend :D

  3. Dave Horstmann
    Posted on June 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Does anyone know how much they are? A friend @ work is going and I want her to pick up some for a present.
    Please advise ASAP

  4. Erika Olson
    Posted on June 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Dave -
    They are going to be $13. But remember, they won’t be at Disney until October.
    Here’s more info:
    http://www.starwars.com/vault/collecting/20090619b.html
    - Erika