#Toys

The launch is a Pride month special.(Representative/Pixabay)

  • The "Everyone is Awesome" set features 11 monochrome mini figures
  • The new 346-piece set will go on sale June 1
  • "I wanted to create a model that symbolises inclusivity," set designer Matthew Ashton said

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Toys "R" Us is known for its Geoffrey the Giraffe mascot and backwards "R" in the name. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The deal comes two years after the store was acquired by Tru Kids Inc
  • Shmidman is familiar with the brand because he is VP of Tru Brands since 2019
  • Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us generate over $2 billion in global retail sales annually

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Mr Potato Head first went on sale in 1952. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • The iconic toy Mr and Mrs Potato Head will be just called 'Potato Head'called 'Potato Head'
  • Hasbro is dropping the honorifics "to promote gender equality and inclusion"
  • The move follows other updates to classic brands, including Barbie

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Mr. Potato Head has been one of the most popular toys since almost 70 years (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Mr. Potato Head was recently made gender neutral by the manufacturer
  • It is a customisable toy with interchangable parts like hats and glasses 
  • Mr. Potato Head's wife was also introduced to the toy range in 1953