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No More Mr Potato Head

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Hasbro has decided that it will change the name of their iconic toy "Mr Potato head" to just "Potato head" to make it gender neutral.

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Nadiaparveen
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann19843 months ago

So bored of this now it’s been around for 70 years I hate times today stop changing things. What am surprised at mind that mr brains haven’t been renamed yet

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bzortead
bzortead3 months ago

I don't agree with that myself, in the case of Mr Potato Head. But when you talk about "been around for the last 70 years", as something that can't be changed, I can't agree.

70 years ago you could be arrested for being gay, you could be giving racial slurs without fear of being arrested. Society has evolved every day, it is a duty of our existence to evolve, otherwise it would be extinction.

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Ann1984
Ann19843 months ago

bzortead the 70 years I was on about mr potatoe head not mr brains I didn’t won’t to start a topic on it

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

bzortead it's got a moustache how is that gender neutral. There is Mrs potato head so why did anything have to change, I don't think we would have gone extinct by keeping the original name!

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lynneh
lynneh3 months ago

Lynibis I’d have a moustache if it wasn’t for jml

Flawless😂

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bzortead
bzortead3 months ago

Lynibis As I said, I don't agree with that myself, but with the thought that things cannot change, because they used to be that way and nobody complained.

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

lynneh lol

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

bzortead well yes, it's called history and of course social issues need to change and they are, rapidly, but sometimes a bit of harmless nostalgia is nice to hang on to without the pc brigade getting their oar into everything.

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G0501
G05013 months ago

Lynibis I just told the same to my husband, he's got a mustache..

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kfe202
kfe2023 months ago

You're so right. I'm so bored of all the woke stuff too. Fair enough if they want to change the present, but stop trying to rewrite the past.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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3 months ago
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bethgriff
bethgriff3 months ago

Lynibis it’s to be more inclusive of non binary/ transgender people. These people may well have moustaches- it doesn’t mean they are a man

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lynneh
lynneh3 months ago

I used to have a mr potato head. In my twenties 😆. Then Mrs potato came along. Cool. Neither up. Neither down. And if that’s the way they want to play it fine. Am over it.

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 months ago

I'd so wish that this was a joke 😢

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Ann1984
Ann19843 months ago

TheChimp what’s a joke we not allowed one in 21st century

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx3 months ago

what is the world coming too its a toy nothing more

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lornaae
lornaae3 months ago

People complaining about this, worth considering how is this negatively effecting you or anything at all? It’s not doing any harm, it‘s merely being more inclusive. The over sensitive ones are those that have an issue with this.

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bethgriff
bethgriff3 months ago

lornaae completely agree!!

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RobertGlenton
RobertGlenton3 months ago

I very much doubt anyone is actually complaining about it

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lornaae
lornaae3 months ago

Exactly, but many people are complaining because this somehow offends them. It’s not hurting anyone, why do people have an issue with inclusivity and inclusive branding?

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RachHC
RachHC3 months ago

There is a Mr and a Mrs.. what is so wrong with that? These companies seem to worry and the media hype up such little stories to make out people are offended by these things when i don’t think that’s the case

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neo1
neo13 months ago

I was about to mention Mrs P, so whats she going to me called now 🤣 I think these companies do this rubbish just for the cheap publicity

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lucyeva72
lucyeva723 months ago

RachHC I mentioned this to my other half too. Are they going to abolish Mr, Mrs and Miss etc! The world is going mad!!

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 months ago

Luckily he is already a nice light brown colour a mid point between the varying skin pigments of people so no problem there. No doubt if he was white they would have had to change that also.

I never every wanted a Mr Potato head as a child it just looks utterly boring on every level. Kids are so lucky nowadays with amazing video games. When I was a kid Action men with rubber hands was an innovation as they could hold guns and grenades but after a short while the fingers would fall off and they could hold nothing basically. There are many great things about the past but I have to say most toys were pure rubbish compared to todays. My favourite past toy was Meccano as you could build some decent stuff with it, put Lego to shame. I remember building a torch bracket out of meccano so I could use the torch on my bike.

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin3 months ago

It's a piece of plastic at the end of the day that will probably end up in a charity shop or a landfill when it could live for the next 1000 years before it completely breaks down.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 months ago

Should be a legal requirement for tat like this to be made from fully recyclable materials, maybe they should go back to the original design where they used an actual potato and just supplied the parts you stick into it.

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin3 months ago

BonzoBanana That sounds wonderful. Then the potato can finally be free to be whatever it feels it is. Free from the gender roles and socio-economical control of society. Vegetable rights and peace.

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lucyeva72
lucyeva723 months ago
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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 months ago
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kikogpe
kikogpe
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3 months ago

Hasbro

@Hasbro

Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going anywhere! While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the ‘MR.’ I yam proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren’t going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap3 months ago

I remember having a mr and mrs potato head are they doing away with her aswell

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin3 months ago

Mrs Potato Head got bored with being a housewife and retrained as a mechanic. When she's not fixing her new girlfriends car she's off on her Harley exploring the French countryside.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap3 months ago
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rossruby1977
rossruby19773 months ago

I don’t get all this silly ness.

We are all human. Except everyone who they are.

But don’t force things like this.

If you want to produce a man character surely you can.

If you want to produce a girl character surely you can.

If you want to do a gender neutral character surely you can.

People need to accept each other and all this stuff and dividing and making different communities are just making things worse in my opinion.

Yes things need to change. People need to accept everyone.

I don’t care who you are as long as you’re a nice person.

I feel like people keep all this going because they want to stay separate in their Community.

Let’s all get on and be humans.

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didbygraham
didbygraham3 months ago

To be honest I think most of the time there is no real intention to change anything. This whole fuss was just clever marketing. Lots of people getting needlessly angry and even more important - lots of people in the media talking about how angry people are. End result - everyone is talking about Mr Potato Head. The company revert to a more sensible position, and they have had a week of free publicity that they couldn't otherwise afford. Then a few days time there will be something else for everyone to get angry about and we can all forget Mr Potato Head again.

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