Pink? Funny, I see a purple and grey bow with some pink accents. Hmm what other toy had pink accents? Could it be THE ORIGINAL NERF BOW AND ARROW FROM 1990?
I get it. You're probably newer to the whole nerf game, came up in the era of safety orange everything. But check out that rad color scheme! It was my favorite toy for years, and it proved more durable than other nerf we had.
I'm not even particularly attached to pink. Purple was my favorite color growing up. It was also my brother's favorite color. If my mom bought two copies of a toy, and there was only one purple one, there'd be a fight.
It's funny how "colors that aren't normatively male" just automatically means "pink" in some people's eyes, or even the smallest pink accent invalidates a toy's potential to be seen as gender neutral. We must eradicate all of that color some people like from the known universe! Even if, in the 80s, you could use it on everything without people yelling about it being regressively gendered!
I like jewel tones: dark purples, blues, turquoises, that kind of thing - pink isn't anywhere near my favorite color, but there are some people who like it. People are being awfully negative about a toy line that's basically: Nerf - what if we used an accent color other than safety orange again?
In my ideal world, toys of all colors and styles would be in the same aisle, and you'd see as many marketing images of girls with blue and yellow toys as you'd see of boys with purple and teal toys, but this is the world we live in, and these are the hands we're given. I'm just tired of people saying "Marketing that contains exclusively boys is gender neutral! Marketing that contains exclusively girls is gendered!"