Ken joins Barbie in expansion of diverse fashion line of dolls

In 2016, Barbie introduced three new Barbie body types – tall, curvy and petite – along with new skin tones, eye colours, and hairstyles.  So, we were waiting to see if  the modernization of Ken  was going to happen as well. The brand just announced that indeed there will be an expansion of it’s Fashionistas line with 15 new and diverse Ken dolls.

The new line will feature three body types — slim, broad and original. It will also feature a variety of skin tones, eye colours, hairstyles an modern fashion looks joining Barbie as the most diverse fashion doll line in the marketplace today.

The brand is also introducing 24 additional diverse Barbie dolls that will join the 100+ diverse looks already launched in the line in the last three years.

“The New Crew” can be viewed on and will launch at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Amazon nationwide.

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