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>> And then it happened, she met Ken.>> Mattel's Ken doll, that plastic hunk of male perfection, now sporting a man bun, and corn rows, and whatever you call this thick torso'ed nerdy look. New Ken bodies, slim and broad. The latter inviting dad bod comparisons along with a range of skin tones and styles, rolled out by Mattel Tuesday, 56 years after Barbie's boyfriend was first introduced.
>> There's a need both in popular culture, fashion, or media to see representation of everybody. So it's not isolating people for being different, but it's really just celebrating all types.>> The new klatch of Kens coming a year after the company unveiled more lifelike Barbie bods, including extra tall and curvy, in response to criticism over the iconic doll's too-perfect figure, and amid declining sales.
The new shapes temporarily giving Barbie a sales boost. Now, with six new hair styles for Ken, reflector shades, and stone washed jeans, she may just be feeling a smidge jealous.