Every Barbie needs her Ken!
If you're a woman (or man!) chances are a good amount of your childhood memories involve playing with Barbies. Who didn't love imagining a whole life for their dolls full of fashionable outfits, cars, houses, and romantic partners? That's where Ken came in... the handsome, boyish doll who was the perfect match for leggy, tan Barbie. Well, looks like Ken just got a makeover to bring him into the 21st century.
While the old Ken was easy on the eyes, he hardly represented the majority of the population. The previously blonde-haired, blue-eyed babe now comes in 15 variations of dolls diverse in skin color, body type, eye color, hair color, and (wait for it) hairstyles. The dolls were revealed on Good Morning America in the clip below.
"We are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation," Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, said in a press release. According to the company's statement, the new Ken "allows girls to further personalize the role they want him to play in Barbie's world."
Could these new dolls get any better?! Now the new and equally diverse Barbie dolls have worthy counterparts. It wasn't long before Twitter was blowing up with reactions to the line.
I don't even own Mattel's new man bun Ken Doll but he already told me the dangers of processed food and how Bernie would have beaten Trump. pic.twitter.com/rjxQQFiEfI— Sully Sullivan (@Mikey_Sul) June 20, 2017
That new Ken doll has already ignored 2 of my texts while still liking my Instagram posts.— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) June 20, 2017
The Ken doll with the man bun comes with a bottle of wine from Trader Joe's that it won't shut up about.— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) June 20, 2017
The new Ken dolls look like they're ready to take on the Bachelorette. pic.twitter.com/lAMwKga6Uo— Candace Lowry (@TheCandaceLowry) June 20, 2017
Every one of the new Ken Dolls is a different bartender who has ignored me— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) June 21, 2017
We honestly can't decide which one is our favorite!