Alright. If you saw this sitting on a shelf, staring back at you, how could you NOT put it in your cart? According to the package Mr. Potato is a quality stainless steel SPUDTACULAR peeler! :o) I read that and took one look at it his adorable little face and he made it into my cart. Yes I know, stores love me for my impulse buys...but he was only $2.49!
I found him at Home Goods and he was the last one of his kind so I wanted to give him a home. I believe he is from the same makers that make the little EGG guy into utensils, such as a measuring cup, whiskers, egg timer, etc.
I haven't had a chance to use Mr. Potato yet, he's currently sitting in my sink awaiting a bath. As soon as he's cleaned I have a couple potatos in my pantry so I'm gonna let him have at them. I will keep you all updated on his capability!
Update On May 17, 2008: So I finally got myself some potatos and used the Mr. Potato peeler for the first time. Sadly, he wasn't all that was cracked up to be. He peeled quite well, however after a couple of slices of the skin the blade would flip around and I'd have to re-adjust it. So that got quite annoying. I guess if the blade was a little tighter it would work great. I checked to see if there were any screws that could adjust it's tightness but there weren't any. So I guess this is more a cute novelty item and conversation starter versus a really good potato peeler.