Mr Potato Head is to get a name change after being made gender neutral. It will be known only as "Potato Head" after makers Hasbro decided a modern makeover was needed after 70 years. The toy was brought to life alongside Mrs Potato Head in the Toy Story film franchise, and would often angrily demand other characters not forget his title. "That's Mr Potato Head to you, you back-stabbing murderer," the plastic spud memorably said to Woody, after the cowboy inadvertently knocked Buzz Lightyear out of a bedroom window. The name change will take place this year, with Potato Heads appearing on shelves and websites soon. Advertisement It is not the only toy brand to have updated its stocks in the 21st century. Barbie dolls are no longer just the famous blonde style, coming in multiple skin tones and body shapes. And more female characters have been added to Thomas the Tank engine. … [Read more...] about Mr Potato Head is no more as classic toy goes gender neutral
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LEGENDARY Mr. Potato Head has been a popular toy among children since 1952. The toy also has a female counterpart, Mrs. Potato Head, followed by brother Spud and sister Yam, who were developed a year later. Did Mr. Potato Head go gender neutral? Mr. Potato Head will no longer have a gender , according to Hasbro, the company that makes the toy. The toy will now be known as Potato Head and the change will be implemented in the boxes later this year. Kimberly Boyd, a senior vice president and general manager at Hasbro who works on the Potato Head brand, said the brand now wants to stop leaning so heavily into this traditional family structure, Fast Company reports. She said: "Culture has evolved. Kids want to be able to represent their own experiences. "The way the brand currently exists - with the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” - is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure." What can families expect from the new Mr. Potato Head? Children and … [Read more...] about Did Mr. Potato Head go gender neutral?
FORMER WWE star and UFC legend Ken Shamrock claims he owned ‘The Rock’ ring name before potential future US President Dwayne Johnson used it. The 57-year-old became a star in the ring during the famous Attitude Era days for Vince McMahon ’s company. However, before he became the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Man’ he used to use ‘The Rock’ moniker. That was until the arrival of ‘Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment’ in WWE asked to use it. Shamrock revealed on a recent appearance on Casual Conversations with The Classic : “You know what man? The Rock came up and started using it. “Nobody even knew the issue at all. I didn’t because I was never kind of — I never liked that, right? “Just like when they came up with the dolls that had the lion skin on it with the shorts on it, I owned that. “They never asked me to do that, they didn’t ask to do that so therefore I own that, so I could’ve gotten all that too but you know what? I was fine with where I was … [Read more...] about Ex-WWE and UFC star Ken Shamrock claims Dwayne Johnson HIJACKED ‘The Rock’ ring name from him