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Man buns and dad bods: Ken dolls get a makeover

Sooo ... @Barbie's Ken dolls now have man buns and dad bods.

  • Ken has been overshadowed by his female counterpart for decades, but he’s finally getting some attention — and all it took was a man bun and a dad bod.
  • Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced new Ken doll features, including three different body types, seven different skin tones and nine different hairstyles, including a man bun.
  • “By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation,” said Lisa McKnight, Barbie senior vice president and general manager, in a press release.
  • “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.”
  • The original Ken doll debuted more than five decades ago and was sporting red swim trunks and cork sandals.

Welcome to 2017. The newest Ken dolls will feature man buns and dad bods.

@BN9: Sooo … @Barbie’s Ken dolls now have man buns and dad bods.

Ken has been overshadowed by his female counterpart for decades, but he’s finally getting some attention — and all it took was a man bun and a dad bod.

Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced new Ken doll features, including three different body types, seven different skin tones and nine different hairstyles, including a man bun.

“By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation,” said Lisa McKnight, Barbie senior vice president and general manager, in a press release. “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.”

The original Ken doll debuted more than five decades ago and was sporting red swim trunks and cork sandals.

Ten are on sale starting Tuesday and five more will be released in stores in the coming months.

To see the full collection, go here.

Man buns and dad bods: Ken dolls get a makeover

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