1952: Mr. Potato Head becomes the first toy advertised on television. The toy, which went on sale the following day, originally cost 98 cents and contained hands, feet, ears, two mouths, two pairs of eyes, four noses, three hats, eyeglasses, a pipe and eight felt pieces resembling facial hair. The original Mr. Potato Head kit did not come with a potato "body," so parents had to provide their own potato into which children could stick the various pieces. In 1964, a plastic potato body was introduced, replacing the need for a real potato.