Man buns and dad-bods: Ken gets a makeover

Three of the fifteen Next Gen Ken.
Three of the fifteen Next Gen Ken. Photo: Mattel

Guys, Ken has had a long-awaited makeover - and he doesn't look like this anymore.

Toymaker Mattel has introduced 15 new Ken dolls, featuring seven skin tones, nine different hairstyles (including cornrows) and three different body types: "slim", "broad", and "original".

Yep, Ken finally has a dad-bod - although arguably it's more of a Ryan Reynolds/Ryan Gosling kind of dad-bod if we're being honest ...

While the "dad-bod" might be a welcome addition, it's Ken's new man-bun that's truly breaking the internet.

He's already won himself some high profile fans, too:

While others aren't quite as convinced ...

If man-buns aren't your thing, the new range also features hipster glasses, a Justin Bieber looking chap we're told is "Hyped on Stripes", "on point plaid" and skinny jeans.

And one dad-bodder Ken is even hoping to bring camo back. (Why?!)

Camo comeback Ken: Image/Mattel

As this tweeter astutely noted, Next Gen Ken look like they're straight from YouTube:

Not to be outdone, Barbie has some brand new looks, too.

"Tropi-Cutie": Image/Mattel

"We are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation," said Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager for Barbie, in a statement. "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."

Take at look at the entire crew here:

With Reuters