Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

NEW YORK (AP) — Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister.

Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year.

Many toymakers have been updating their classic brands in recent years, hoping to relate to kids today and to reflect more modern families.

“It’s a potato,” said Ali Mierzejewski, editor in chief at toy review site The Toy Insider. “But kids like to see themselves in the toys they are playing with.”

Barbie, for example, has shed its blonde image and now comes in multiple skin tones and body shapes. Thomas the Tank Engine added more girl characters. And American Girl is now selling a boy doll. more

24 Comments on Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

  1. “POTATUS Biden must play with one constantly.”

    Well, we DO have a potato for a president now and they do dress him up and play-act with him.

    I think POTATUS is very fitting.

    It should be a thing.

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  2. In my mind this ludicrous obscenity was first exposed when the British freaks coerced their spineless or complicit ‘leaders to cut the lion rampant’s dick and balls off so as to ‘not offend’. Neutering the big cat was a tragedy, this is pathetic.

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  3. Capitulation over nothing.
    Surrender just for the sake of surrendering.

    Was there some groundswell of discontent over Mr. Potato Head that I missed?

    izlamo delenda est …

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  4. >Uncle Al
    That could be a real money maker right there. It’s all in the marketing and the messaging to that consumer block. Reinforce their self image to the product and they will line up to buy it. The first product should be ‘The Stroker-Dildo’. The multitask tool for the T-person. Use your imagination. Go on ‘Shark Tank’.

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  5. How about a Chaz-Caitlyn toy set with interchangeable parts?

    “Be who you want, when you want, with what you want!”

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