Last night, when I fired up the ol’ electric twitter machine, I noticed that Meghan McCain was again trending along with Potato Head. “Redundant,” thought I, and did not pursue whatever it was that SoyBlo did.
Anyway, imagine my surprise this morning on the Axios email thingie:
Mr. Potato Head brand goes gender neutral
After 70 years, Hasbro boxes will be branded “Potato Head” rather than “Mr. Potato Head” starting this fall, in an effort to make sure “all feel welcome in the Potato Head world,” AP reports.
- The new playset will let kids create potato families that include two moms or two dads.
Why it matters: Many toymakers have been updating classic brands, hoping to relate to today’s kids and reflect more modern families.
I’m sure I’ll read about GQP wailing over potato-family values and the decline and fall of Western Civilization because the spuds have gone trans or whatevs. Let’s lobby to give the taters the RuPaul make-over, or perhaps some leather daddy couture, and get the GQP to feel conflicted in their nethers.
I still do not know what SoyBlo did, but good on Hasbro.