Twister, Mr. Potato Head and Play-Doh are toys that we grew up with, but they weren’t always in the form that we think of today.
Twister for example, is a game requiring physical skill, but it wasn’t well received. When it first came out. It was criticized it as “sex in a box” and Sears considered it too risqué until the game had its break on the Jonny Carson Show.
With Mr. Potato Head, it wasn’t always made out of plastic. It was originally made out of a real potato with other fruits and vegetables to make up parts of the face.
And Play-Doh, which is used for arts and crafts by young children, wasn’t always a modeling compound as it is today. It was originally created as wallpaper cleaner.
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Source: Mental Floss