While researching a detail for my work-in-progress (tentatively titled Small Print), I needed to find out if they still made Ken dolls. They do indeed. In fact, Ken has evolved since I was a little girl. As a Starbucks barista, I was amused to find there is a Barista Ken. With a man bun, no less. His jeans are distressed too. I actually think he’s kind of cool and if I were playing with Barbies now, I think he’d give GI Joe a run for his money.
I also kind of liked this sexy, nerd Ken, even if his shirt leaves a lot to be desired.
While in the Ken area of Amazon, I saw Barbie and Ken come in a Cafe Set, but even though I adored the tiny panini press accessory, I though it was sexist that Barbie was the server and Ken was the chef.
But then they sort of redeemed themselves with this guy…
I’ve got to get back to writing, but I’ll leave you with this…the Ken that tops them all…Merman Ken! I mean, wow. Just wow. Notice the crotch joint that allows his tail to move and his jaunty shell necklace and bracelets. How could you not want this guy? LOL