Mattel introduces its most diverse Ken doll line to date

Ken hasnt changed much since he was first introduced 56 years ago as Barbies blue-eyed, chiseled boyfriend.

Mattel has released 15 new dolls - all named Ken - in his "most diverse line-up to date", starting with two new "broad" and "slim" body types.

One of the new dolls features Ken in a man bun straight out of the Leonardo DiCaprio and Jared Leto playbook.

It was just a matter of time after Barbie got a politically correct makeover that her friend Ken would follow suit.

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The item description states the bun hairstyle helps to "complete the look" and the added fashion options can expand the storytelling options for play.

The new Ken dolls, part of the Barbie "Fashionista" line, debuted today on Good Morning America, and we are sure you will see some of the same looks at your local Pride celebration this weekend.

Ten of the new dolls were for sale on Mattel's website as of Tuesday, with the other five expected to be released in the upcoming months.

The new Ken dolls will be sold through various United Kingdom national retailers.

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"In the past Ken was really viewed as more of an accessory in Barbie's world, to support the narrative of whatever was happening with the girls", said Michael Shore, Mattel's head of global consumer insights, via GQ.

Ken and Barbie have been an item for almost 60 years.

The new Ken will have modern hairdos, such as cornrows and man buns, in addition to seven skin tones.

Today, he has a whole new look. Together they will all join the more than 100 diverse looks launched in the Barbie Fashionistas line in the last three years. And just like Barbie, these are all actually Ken, not a friend or anything.

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So you want to meet some the new Kens?

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