Home Health Parents News Now Easy-Bake Oven to Get Gender-Neutral Colors, Marketing Easy-Bake Oven to Get Gender-Neutral Colors, Marketing By Holly Lebowitz Rossi December 18, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Easy Bake Oven McKenna Pope was prompted to start the petition after shopping for an Easy-Bake as a Christmas present for her 4-year-old brother, Gavyn Boscio, and finding them only in purple and pink. Hasbro invited McKenna and her family to its Pawtucket, R.I., headquarters to meet with its Easy-Bake team, and on Monday, they drove to Rhode Island from New Jersey. During the meeting, Hasbro executives showed off a prototype of their newest Easy-Bake: one that's black, silver and blue. Hasbro has been working on the new color scheme and design for about 18 months, and decided to invite McKenna to see it and offer her thoughts, said John Frascotti, Hasbro's chief marketing officer. McKenna said the company is doing everything she asked, including putting boys in the ads. ''I think that they really met most or even all of what I wanted them to do, and they really amazed me,'' she said, adding that Gavyn thought the new design was ''awesome.'' Frascotti pointed out that the classic toy has had about a dozen different color schemes, from yellow to green to teal to silver, since first being introduced in 1963. The most recent iteration, introduced in 2011, is mostly purple with pink accents. He said it's sold well since then, and that prompted the company to look for a way to update it and to broaden the consumer base by doing it in different colors. ''It's actually a product that's played with by both boys and girls,'' he said. ''We will continue to offer the existing product too because it's so popular.'' Image: Hasbro By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Easy-Bake Oven to Get Gender-Neutral Colors, Marketing Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.