NEW YORK (AP) — Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister.
Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year.READ MORE: Motion To Denounce Bans On Transgender Athletes Fails Before Allegheny County Council
Toy makers have been updating their classic brands to appeal to kids today. Barbie has shed its blonde image and now comes in multiple skin tones and body shapes. Thomas the Tank Engine added more girl characters. And American Girl is now selling a boy doll.READ MORE: Allegheny County Police Investigating Shots Fired In North Versailles
Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.MORE NEWS: Fatal Police Shooting In Ohio Hospital Caught On Officer Body Camera
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