This is major, guys. Our very first crush, Ken, is getting a makeover. Or rather, he’s getting 15 different makeovers.
Mattel just expanded its Barbie “Fashionistas” line to include 15 new Ken dolls, featuring three different body types, seven different skin tones, eight different hair colors, and nine different hair styles (including man buns and cornrows).
There’s “slim” Ken (a.k.a. Twink Ken):
“Broad” Ken (a.k.a. Chub Ken):
And “Original” Ken (a.k.a. Gym bunny Ken):
In a press release, senior vice president and general manager for Barbie, Lisa McKnight says:
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.
Let’s not forget the boys, as well!
Check out how Twitter has been responding…
The new Ken doll has a man bun to go with his no penis.
— Lily Rose (@LilyRoseLynn) June 20, 2017
— kevin_40 (@kevin_40) June 20, 2017
— Brian Rush (@BrianRushNYC) June 20, 2017
— Jeff Lomax (@jdlomax) June 20, 2017
I don't even own the new man bun Ken doll but he's already mentioned CrossFit three times.
— summer goth (@NicCageMatch) June 20, 2017
The New Ken Barbie Dolls Came out today !! Will have a few new guys for this wknd's fun and games in the car and bathroom 😉
— PHAT ASS WHITE GIRL (@iapple_lover1) 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
So in another word, there's gay Ken Barbie?
— P_M (@L_P280186) June 20, 2017
We can’t help but wonder how Rodrigo Alves, a.k.a. the “Human Ken Doll,” who has spent close to half a million dollars on nearly 50 plastic surgeries to look like Barbie’s boyfriend, feels about all this.