Mr. Potato Head Spud Bunny

Forget eggs and bunnies. This year, I suggest you celebrate Easter with a festive potato. Mr. Potato Head Spud Bunny ($6), that is.

Mr. Potato Head is a prime example of a classic toy that endures for a reason. My kids love him. Even when they are technically “too old” for this metamorphosing spud, you can count on a kindergartner to sit down and pop on and off arms, hats, feet, etc. Is it the creativity it inspires? Or maybe kids just like having power, even if it’s just the power to choose what ears, feet and eyes this potato will sport? Whatever it is, adding pink or blue ears, a cottontail and bunny teeth only enhances Mr. Potato Head’s allure.

It’s the perfect non-chocolate item to add to the Easter basket without breaking your bank. And aunts, uncles, and grandparents will appreciate seeing a toy that doesn’t link to the Web or require batteries.

Available at Wal-Mart and Target.

— Alix

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