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Feb 26, 2021 - 5:40:54 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

14909 posts since 9/27/2007

My brother & I had to have Mr Potato head toys when we were kids. It was on every commercial on the kids shows we watched. Our dad thought it was dumb & grandpa said it was a waste of a good potato!

They were both right! Somehow sticking the in the parts on the potato wasn't as fun as it seemed on T.V. 

I see now there's a plastic potato with predetermined holes for the parts. That would be WAY more fun! Ha! Ha!

The main reason for the plastic I think is if it's forgotten under the bed it doesn't stink so bad in a couple of months!

People talk of the pain of stepping on a Lego block in your sock feet. Try stepping on the pointy part of Mr potato heads hat or nose! 

Then there's this. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mr-potato-head-rebranding-1.5927997

Feb 26, 2021 - 6:01:39 PM
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slammer

USA

3136 posts since 12/30/2008

Don’t get me started on the this !!! I am sooooo sick of the cancel culture BS !!!
These people need to learn from a 4-5 year old kid in the movie Kindergarten Cop !!!
I won’t quote the kid in the movie, but if you’ve seen it , it sums it up for me. If you want to be something besides the 2 choices, that’s fine.........just don’t flaunt it on me or ask for special privileges!!!
Slammer!!!
P.S. long live Mr. Potato Head. Get a backbone Hasbro!!

Feb 26, 2021 - 6:14:05 PM
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1676 posts since 7/4/2009

quote:
Originally posted by slammer

Don’t get me started on the this !!! I am sooooo sick of the cancel culture BS !!!
These people need to learn from a 4-5 year old kid in the movie Kindergarten Cop !!!
I won’t quote the kid in the movie, but if you’ve seen it , it sums it up for me. If you want to be something besides the 2 choices, that’s fine.........just don’t flaunt it on me or ask for special privileges!!!
Slammer!!!
P.S. long live Mr. Potato Head. Get a backbone Hasbro!!


1) Did you read the article?

2) Regarding the Kindergarten Cop reference... I had both a Mr. and Mrs. Potato head growing up, and neither had a penis or a vagina. They're potatoes.


This is a non-story. The brand is just Potato Head instead of Mr. Potato Head now. The Potato Head brand will still make Mr. and Mrs. Potato head (and I assume Mrs. Potato heads parts and accessories will still fit Mr Potato head, and vice versa). It's not as if they've announced that they'll now be producing a Mx. Potato Head.

Edited by - UncleClawhammer on 02/26/2021 18:28:33

Feb 26, 2021 - 6:27:24 PM
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Owen

Canada

8173 posts since 6/5/2011

ZZZzzzz-ZZZZ  Hasbro .....  ZZZZZ-ZZZZ-zzzz  Mr. ZZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZ  Potato,,,,,   ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ......

P.S. Fwiw, the kiddos in my wife's K/JK classes  liked them.   wink

Edited by - Owen on 02/26/2021 18:29:11

Feb 26, 2021 - 6:32:16 PM
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2161 posts since 3/29/2008

Such a strange move from Hasbro. Ahem, sorry, I mean Hassibling.

Edited by - Edthebanjo on 02/26/2021 18:33:02

Feb 26, 2021 - 6:40:11 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

14909 posts since 9/27/2007

That's what this is all about! Who Cares?! 

Do your own thing but don't touch mine! 

Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots turned out to be way more fun! 

Feb 26, 2021 - 7:00:14 PM
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9953 posts since 8/22/2006

Hadbro to Hasbeen.

Feb 26, 2021 - 7:16:24 PM
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56942 posts since 12/14/2005

PERHAPS the plastic body should have dozens of holes, so that kids can design better persons.
Like, the ideal wait-staffer , with an extra pair of eyes in the back of the head, to better spot customers in need.

Or a Significant Other, with several extra arms, for kneading the partner's tired muscles at the end of the day.

Feb 26, 2021 - 7:22:01 PM
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2161 posts since 3/29/2008

On a more serious note though, I don’t think this is actually part of the whole gender nonsense debate.

I’ve seen a few different articles about this today, (because, you know, what with the completely tranquil political and social climate, a potato toy is groundbreaking journalism) and not all of them have put this spin on it. It’s important to remember that Hasbro isn’t in the business of making toys for children, but rather in the business of selling toys to parents. It’s also probably true that parents of a girl are less likely to buy a toy with the name “Mr”, and vice versa for parents of a boy. I think it is probably quite a good business move from the perspective of selling as many toys to as many parents as possible.

Just my take on it... I mean after all, it’s just a bloody potato.

Edited by - Edthebanjo on 02/26/2021 19:24:25

Feb 26, 2021 - 7:28:31 PM
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2161 posts since 3/29/2008

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

PERHAPS the plastic body should have dozens of holes, so that kids can design better persons.
Like, the ideal wait-staffer , with an extra pair of eyes in the back of the head, to better spot customers in need.

Or a Significant Other, with several extra arms, for kneading the partner's tired muscles at the end of the day.


I'd hope that if they decide to take your wait-staffer idea into consideration, they'd at least seize the opportunity to call them "Potaiter" and "Potaitress".

Edited by - Edthebanjo on 02/26/2021 19:34:13

Feb 26, 2021 - 7:56:46 PM
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Brian T

Canada

17966 posts since 6/5/2008

One potato. Two sets of parts. Franken spuds. Picasso-approved.

Mom got us kids to decorate our baked potatoes just to bug Dad.
He never caught on that ours were cold for us to decorate.

Feb 26, 2021 - 8:59:55 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

14909 posts since 9/27/2007

I don't think

I'll wind up dead

As long as I got

Mr. Potato Head

Sittin' on the dashboard of my car.

Feb 26, 2021 - 9:43:06 PM
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56942 posts since 12/14/2005

Lightning storms are
Bright and shockly
But I've got my
Mr. Broccoli
Riding on the dashboard of by car!

Through the stormy gusts and gales
I've all the Veggie Tales,
Riding on the dashboard of my car!

Feb 27, 2021 - 3:52:35 AM
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banjoy

USA

9413 posts since 7/1/2006

I think this non-controversy is about as funny as it gets and is a good example of how many media and pundit snowflakes whine and complain about a freaking plastic toy as though this is some sort of avatar in a culture war, which it's not. It's a plastic toy. No one is harmed here.

Lost is all the noise is Hasbro's follow-up clarification that it's re-branding its packaging and that the well known "Mr." and "Mrs." are going nowhere and will continue to exist, but those salutations are moved to a less prominent place on the box. The entire line is now "Potato Heads" of which Mr. and Mrs. remain a part of the family.

Whether this snowflake reaction was intended or not, what great free advertising for Hasbro! This is a private company existing in a capitalist society, it can do whatever it wants if it believes it advances its brand and sales. I'm not losing sleep of a freaking plastic toy and whether to call it "Mister."

Oh, how horrible. How will I ever survive this indignation? The pain. The pain. Oh woe is me. What is the world coming to? Boo hoo. Waaaaaaah.

Good grief crying

DISCLAIMER: No BHO members or non-banjo pickers were targeted or harmed in the making of this post. Unless they chose to be offended in which case, whatcha gonna do?

Edited by - banjoy on 02/27/2021 03:58:56

Feb 27, 2021 - 4:25:29 AM

banjoy

USA

9413 posts since 7/1/2006

Another quick factual correction to an error in my above post. I meant to say Hasbro is a "public company in a capitalist society" (it's not a private company). I was thinking a few keystrokes behind my fingers flying and didn't notice until 15 minutes passed. My bad. Fixed now.

Edited by - banjoy on 02/27/2021 04:27:33

Feb 27, 2021 - 7:19:59 AM
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figmo59

USA

32881 posts since 3/5/2008
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As ah kid...
I remember goin next door to the neibour girls house...

She had an easy bake ovin.. n ..was not'fraid ta use it..:0)

But many times she had all her Barbie dolls out...
I remember looking at the nakkid ones...
All ways thought it ..odd...that than Barbie dolls had boobs...

But Ken.... had nothing..notta...neggits...
In his neather reagions...
I thought... how...Sad fer him... :0/

 

 

I'm guessin he musta..been Irish... :0/

;0)

Edited by - figmo59 on 02/27/2021 07:23:54

Feb 27, 2021 - 7:48:09 AM
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DC5

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Trying to figure out why this is news worthy or discussion worthy. Hasbro can do what they want with their product. Of course now the old Toy Story movies will have to go back and digitally edit the character. wink

Feb 27, 2021 - 7:48:52 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

14909 posts since 9/27/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

ZZZzzzz-ZZZZ  Hasbro .....  ZZZZZ-ZZZZ-zzzz  Mr. ZZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZ  Potato,,,,,   ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ......

P.S. Fwiw, the kiddos in my wife's K/JK classes  liked them.   wink


I know Owen! Out there on the bald ass prairie Mr Corn Head was way more fun trying to get the eyes to stay on!

Feb 27, 2021 - 8:03:02 AM
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2161 posts since 3/29/2008

Well at least we can all take comfort in the fact that he’s a potato of colour.

Feb 27, 2021 - 8:11:49 AM
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Owen

Canada

8173 posts since 6/5/2011

Now you tell me ^^, Bubba.  sad..... 25 years too late for my wife to use it to advance her teaching career.   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Lot-used-Mr-Potato-Heads-Mr-Corn-Mr-Carrot-Farm-/154219235871

Apple head dolls were a "thing" when my wife and I were spending more time in Nova Scotia. She assumes that at one time they were actually used as dolls, but her recollection has them as decorative knickknacks.

Dried apple doll http://www.appledolls.org/page2.html or  http://www.appledolls.org/page3.html (good for clothes) | Apple head dolls, Apple  dolls, Apple head

Edited by - Owen on 02/27/2021 08:12:32

Feb 27, 2021 - 8:16:39 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

10782 posts since 2/22/2007

No Ed, no comfort at all. I saw a tweet last night that said that Mr. Potato Head was a racist caricature of a Black Man and should be banned. For real. Somehow I never saw that before. I have been blind to potato racism!

Feb 27, 2021 - 8:21:51 AM

bubbalouie

Canada

14909 posts since 9/27/2007

I've seen those Owen. I always thought it would be fun to make one like a shrunken head!

Shrunken Heads - Museum Quality – Boutique du Vampyre

Feb 27, 2021 - 8:36:16 AM
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DC5

USA

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quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

No Ed, no comfort at all. I saw a tweet last night that said that Mr. Potato Head was a racist caricature of a Black Man and should be banned. For real. Somehow I never saw that before. I have been blind to potato racism!


What if you peel the potato first?

Feb 27, 2021 - 8:56:10 AM

figmo59

USA

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Mebbe that how they feel on the inside?

Or identify.. :0/

I dunno Dave...
But it could be a sales pitch...

Feb 27, 2021 - 9:31:17 AM
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9953 posts since 8/22/2006

Well there goes my Idea of a Sweet Potato head called I YAM Your Father. Even crushes my other idea of turnip rock and roll head called Turnip the music man head. Boy the cancle culture takes all the fun out of toys.

the I Yam your Father: dress them up as your favorite founding father or the sci-fi model dress it up as Darth. 
 

Turnip the Music Man Head:dress them like your favorite rock and roll star. Yes including KISS.

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 02/27/2021 09:36:23

Feb 27, 2021 - 10:20:08 AM

banjoy

USA

9413 posts since 7/1/2006

quote:
Originally posted by DC5

Trying to figure out why this is news worthy or discussion worthy. Hasbro can do what they want with their product. Of course now the old Toy Story movies will have to go back and digitally edit the character. wink


 ... to add potato sprouts ... ? coolangel

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