Thoughts & life experiences of a Chicago area graphic artist

21 June 2017

Ken Doll As Cultural Bell Weather

The latest product offering from the Barbie toy line is the release of an expanded availability of Ken dolls that is most likely the most diverse selection ever. Last year's diverse Barbie doll collection boosted sales for toy company Mattel. So you can't blame them for trying this latest roll out. No real analysis here. Just check out the following news videos.




 The last time I recall such a stir in Barbie/Ken toy news was back in the 90s, when my daughters were children. Mattel offered a Ken doll with one earring and fishnet shirt. And that lavender, leather vest!


And a Chicago Tribune writer asks a common but often unspoken question:

Ken doll gets a man bun but still no private parts?

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