Mr. Potato Head has been a classic children’s toy for nearly 70 years, but the brand is undergoing a modern gender-neutral relaunch.
Mr. Potato Head is now simply Potato Head, and toymaker Hasbro is releasing a product this fall called Create Your Potato Head Family. The new toy offers a bunch of different accessories and faces to allow folks to create whatever combination of potato heads they like.
Images provided by Hasbro show a variety of possible setups using the Create Your Potato Head Family set, one with two potato head moms hanging out with their cheerful potato child and another with a pair of potato head dads.
Each kit comes with enough materials — two large bodies, one small body, and 42 accessories to mix and match — to create two big potatoes and a child for them to watch over, but kids can combine whatever accessories they like to create a diverse crop of potential parents. The new line will release in fall of 2021, and will cost $19.99.
The move toward a new age of potato possibilities has already raised some ire from conservative commentators on social media — as well as people who are otherwise unimpressed with the change.
It looks like classic Potato Head sets — of the Mr. and Mrs. variety — are still part of Hasbro’s product line, just with the new Potato Head branding.