Hasbro says gender-neutral Easy-Bake on the way

Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy

A Garfield girl started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids.

A Garfield girl started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids. (12/18/12)

GARFIELD - Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids.

Thirteen-year-old McKenna Pope of Garfield, met yesterday with officials at the company's Pawtucket, R.I., headquarters.

It was there that they showed off a prototype of their newest Easy-Bake. It's black, silver and blue, rather than purple and pink.

McKenna says the company is doing everything she asked, including putting boys in the ads.

An online petition McKenna started got support from celebrity chefs, including Bobby Flay.

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