A UK company has created new versions of the classic Ken doll, including Bearded Hipster Ken, Balding Ken, and of course, DadBod Ken.

By Hollee Actman Becker
February 04, 2016

Last week, Mattel released a collection of curvy, petite and tall Barbies rocking "real life" bods that basically caused the Internet to explode.

And yet in the midst of all the fanfare, one question remained: When was Ken gonna get a matching makeover?

Enter UK shopping site Lyst, which decided to correct the blatant imbalance by envisioning a new line of boy dolls for Barbie to hang out with. Meet Bearded Hipster Ken, a lumbersexual dude sporting a Barbie tattoo; Balding Ken, who kinda gives off a pedophile vibe in his reading specs and a lumpy quarter-zip sweater; And DadBod Ken, a bare-chested blonde rocking side-slicked hair and blue swim trunks.

"Real men don't all look like Ken, just as real women don't all look like Barbie," Katherine Ormerod, editorial director at Lyst, told Today.com. "So it's about time the doll was more reflective and a bit more body positive. Not all men have a six-pack, thus the 'dad bod' belly. Equally, not all men can boast a full head of hair, so we wanted show that with the balding hairstyle."

(Rogaine products sold separately.)

Before you start whiping out your credit card, we should probably tell you that these dolls haven't actually been created yet. But you can buy all of their outfits (in life-size versions) right now over on Lyst, which were chosen after their team researched the most popular items purchased by men over the last year.

I just have one question: Where's the clip-on man bun?

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld


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