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:
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?