Mr. Potato Head toy brand goes gender neutral

New York (AFP) – The Mr. Potato Head brand is going gender neutral, the company that makes the popular plastic toy announced Thursday. Hasbro said in a statement it was dropping the honorific from the logo and packaging¬†“to promote gender equality and inclusion.” From later this year, the toy launched almost 70 years ago, will officially be known as “Potato Head.” “Hasbro today announced the iconic brand will be reimagined for the modern consumer,” read an initial statement on the manufacturer’s website. A non-gender-specific family of the toy, in which children add facial characteristics and …

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