Mr Potato Head to Lose “Mister” in Title Per Hasbro

UPDATE from Hasbro-

This just in-

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.

Toy makers have been updating their classic brands to appeal to kids today. Barbie 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.

Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.

What are your thoughts on this change?

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2 thoughts on “Mr Potato Head to Lose “Mister” in Title Per Hasbro

  • February 26, 2021 at 11:30 am

    I guess I am just old. I was around when this toy arrived. There was no potato shaped anything in the set, just eyes, noses, mouths, ears, hair hats, arms, legs, etc. You could poke the various parts into any fruit or vegetable you had handy or could convince your mom to let you use.

  • February 25, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    It’s sad that Hasbro has cowed down to the woke folk. It’s also sad they’re sexist in their own right to diminish “Mister” from their vocabulary because of their prejudice against men in general.

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