Over the past year, Mattel has done a great job of bringing diversity to their Barbie dolls. We began to see a diverse line of dolls with different hair textures, body shapes, skin tones, and careers. Now, the billion dollar company has released a new diverse line of Ken dolls!
Mattel’s new Ken dolls feature three different body types, seven different skin tones and nine different hairstyles, including the man-bun. The new dolls are also wearing more trendy and up to date fashion trends and styles that actually fit the new generation.
“By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation. 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.” – Lisa McKnight, Barbie senior vice president, and general manager
Seven of the 15 new Ken dolls were unveiled exclusively on “Good Morning America” this morning (June 20). Get a first look at some of the new Ken dolls below. Ten are on sale starting today and five more will be released in stores in the coming months.