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Ken dolls get new body types, hairstyles

Next Gen Ken line has 15 new more diverse looks.
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Mattel

Ken and Barbie have been an item for nearly 60 years. Barbie has progressed through the decades undergoing a change last year with new body types, skin tones, and hairstyles.

Mattel announced on Tuesday that they are now focusing on a “new and diverse” Next Gen Ken with three new body types, including “slim”,” “broad” and “original.”

There will be 15 new Ken dolls in total with hairstyles ranging from man buns to cornrows reports the HuffPost.

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

There are 10 new dolls available now, and five more will hit toy store shelves in the coming months.

His girlfriend Barbie now has 25 diverse figures in the Fahionistas collection.

 You can take a look at the new doll options on Barbie.com and at retailers nationwide.