Down With Toy Apartheid: The Gender Apocalypse Of The Playroom Can't…

Every toy is in some sense educational, though we tend not to think about this much while buying toys, and people always become excited when there's a struggle over the curriculum. So last week, in response to a protest campaign, Hasbro announced that it would be expanding its Easy-Bake Oven line: In addition to the… » 12/28/12 1:00pm 12/28/12 1:00pm

Awesome Teenager Successfully Petitions Hasbro For Gender Neutral…

When Garfield, N.J. eighth grader McKenna Pope noticed that Easy-Bake Ovens were marketed solely to little girls, she was bummed. You see, Pope's four-year-old brother is a budding chef and she wanted to get him the oven so he can bake her some damn cookies. She was (rightfully) miffed, and so she penned a petition to … » 12/17/12 11:45pm 12/17/12 11:45pm

Awesome Eighth Grader Wants to Know: Where's My Little Brother's Gender…

The Easy-Bake Oven was invented by the late 60s by Ronald Howes, who was inspired by the small machines used to deliciously roast delicious chestnuts in New York City. I don't know if this purplespolosion of plastic crap was what Mr. Howes had in mind when he created the original micro hornito (what my Spanish-language … » 12/03/12 9:15pm 12/03/12 9:15pm

Easy-Bake Oven Treats Will No Longer Be Light-Bulb Warmed

We're generally with environmentalists, but this time they've gone too far. Thanks to the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs, Easy-Bake Ovens have gotten a complete overhaul. You can't cook by the light of a compact fluorescent bulb, so Hasbro redesigned toy for the eleventh time in nearly 50 years, adding a new… » 9/14/11 11:33pm 9/14/11 11:33pm