Did you know Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to have his own commercial? He started as a cereal toy that would encourage kids to like vegetables, but when the brothers who form Hasbro saw it, they decided to market it as a real toy and made millions during the 1950s alone. However, the original toy was not the one you know and love today, as it did not come along until the 1960s. The original was simply parts like eyes and feet you could put into a real potato.