Let’s face it. Few women out there date just one hunk throughout their lives, so we’re still not sure why Mattel waited till now to give Barbie a few more options.
Yet after the doll-maker announced it’s releasing 15 new Ken dolls that come in different looks and body types, there seemed to be one man-Barbie who stood out.
Introducing “Man Bun” Ken.
The new “Man Bun” Ken doll comes with shirt, shoes, and keys to Barbie’s car that he’s driving until he “gets back on his feet again.” pic.twitter.com/gYmXwR9WEc
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) June 20, 2017
He seems to remind many of a kind of earnestness …
I don’t even own Mattel’s new man bun Ken Doll but he already told me the dangers of processed food and how Bernie would have beaten Trump. pic.twitter.com/rjxQQFiEfI
— Sully Sullivan (@Mikey_Sul) June 20, 2017
… even if others seemed over the knot on top of the head thing.
#Manbun? How very 2013 of you. Can we just call him Uncool Hipster Ken?
— Digital Disaster (@FashnDiva) June 20, 2017
— Jessica (@lovingtornado) June 21, 2017
Or any other trends for that matter.
— (((D. Neil McKay))) (@dneilmckay) June 20, 2017
Some saw a certain resemblance …
— Bri Eggers (@BriEggers) June 20, 2017
… while others were reminded of everything they probably tried to forget.
Say what you want:
— Minda Powers-Douglas (@cemeteryminda) June 20, 2017