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Barbie's Beau, Ken, Gets A Hipster Makeover

June 20, 2017

Remember when Barbie dolls got a major makeover in the beginning of 2016? Mattel decided to update the popular dolls to reflect more realistic body types, skin tones, and hair colors. As someone who played with Barbie and had an entire room devoted to the dolls and all of her stuff, I was excited they were recreating the doll to look more like real people. 

And now Barbie's man, Ken, is also getting a modern day makeover! I was never a fan of Ken. My Barbie's always were married to or involved with my New Kids on the Block dolls. 

Maybe Ken is about to become cool because Mattel just announced they are releasing 15 new Ken dolls with different body types, skin tones, and more modern hairstyles. 

Soon kids will be able to pair their Curvy Barbie with a Ken that rocks a dad bod and man bun! 

By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation," Barbie senior vice president and general manager Lisa McKnight said in a statement. "Evolving Ken was a natural evolution for the brand and allows girls to further personalize the role they want him to play in Barbie’s world.”

What do you think of Ken's modern makeover? Would your Barbie's still be with G.I. Joe or would she give one of these new and improved Kens a shot?