Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Barbie's Ken Gets Updated Look - Including Man Bun

Barbie's Ken Gets Updated Look - Including Man Bun

On Tuesday, Mattel, the parent company for Barbie, Ken, and all their assorted friends and family members, revealed 15 new Ken dolls as part of its Fashionistas line.

It comes a year after Mattel unveiled a more diverse crop of Barbies, which helped boost overall Barbie sales by 7 percent from the previous year.

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NEW YORK Hes been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention.

The company behind Barbie announced their most diverse line of Ken dolls yet. Her beau will now come in slim and "broad" body types, as well as his normally chiseled physique. Mattel will also diversify Ken's look with six new molded hairstyles (including cornrows and an on-trend man bun) as well as a total of seven skin tones. And much like Barbie's evolution into a doll that comes in sizes other than "impossibly ideal", Ken is getting a new look that more closely reflects today's reality: He's got a man-bun, a dad-bod, and comes in a more diverse range of skin tones.

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It's certainly not the first time the 56-year-old boyfriend of Barbie has switched up his look.

“We are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation, ” said Mattels Lisa McKnight, who oversees the Barbie line. Barbie received a similar overhaul more than a year ago.

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This photo provided by Mattel shows a broad body-style Ken doll, wearing eyeglasses.

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