NEWS: Mr. Potato Head Gets a Gender-Neutral Rebrand

An iconic toy is getting a total rebrand.

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Mr. Potato Head is a classic — he’s featured in the Toy Story franchise and has been a children’s staple for decades. But in a presentation today, Hasbro announced that he’ll no longer be called Mr. Potato Head. The toy will become non-gendered, corresponding with a new product line arriving this fall.

According to People, the new line will consist of a non-gendered Potato Head family with 2 large bodies, 1 small body, and various accessories. Kimberly Boyd, a Hasbro senior vice president, stated, “The way the brand currently exists — with the ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ — is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure.” Hasbro hopes that this rebranding will allow kids to “represent their own experiences.”

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The brand will have a whimsical color palette and more inclusive messaging. It will also drop the “Mr.” from the name and logo. Hasbro hopes that these changes will “promote gender equality and inclusion.”

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The “Create Your Own Potato Head Family” line will arrive this fall. Stay tuned to AllEars for more news and updates.

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3 Replies to “NEWS: Mr. Potato Head Gets a Gender-Neutral Rebrand”

  1. Yeah, and Mr. Rogers reruns will now be Rogers Neighborhood. BTW why does Potato still have a mustache? Ridiculous.