Ken Gets A Makeover With Three New Body Styles And Seven Skin Tones

June 21, 2017

© Anthony Behar

Barbie got a makeover last year and now it's Ken's turn. 

Mattel has launched 15 new Ken dolls that come in three different body styles, slim, broad (shoulders) and the original, with seven different skin color tones, man buns, corn rows, glasses and clothes that range from skinny ties to plaid and graphic tees. It's the first major change for Ken since he was introduced 56 years ago as Barbie’s blue-eyed, chiseled boyfriend. The change is an attempt by Mattel to make its dolls more diverse and appealing to today’s kids. The new $10 Ken dolls have begun to roll out to stores and all should be available by the holidays.

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