Hasbro announced plans Monday to unveil a black and silver Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with the New Jersey teen who started a campaign asking the toy maker to offer the product in gender-neutral packaging.
McKenna Pope's Change.org petition earned more than 40,000 signatures and the support of celebrity chefs who backed her request to change the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven's girl-centric pink and purple packaging to include boys, too. She also asked Hasbro offer the product in different "non-gender-specific" colors that appeal to boys and girls.
Hasbro said the black and silver design has been in development for 18 months and pointed out that the oven has been offered in a variety of colors since 1963, including teal, green, yellow, silver, blue and purple.
Read the full story - "Hasbro to unveil black and silver Easy-Bake Oven after teen's petition" - on CNN Living.
Who knew? I thought the "toy" was going away with the advent of CFLs. I'll have to JFGI and see what they're going to use to heat up the tiny treats with the departure of the Edison bulbs..
Ah, a heating element just like a regular oven. Simple is good.
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