So Mattell has announced that consumers could see a change in the Ken doll in the spring of '06. Apparently, Ken is a bit miffed that Barbie left his ass for Blaine, the hip and hot Aussie surfer, so he's going to get a little work done.
"Among the changes [you might] see are a better tan, an eyelid surgery that allows him to wink at his favorite lady and a more lean and defined physique" says a Mattell exec.
I'd like you to take a look at the progression of Ken from the 70s to the 2000s. The 70s and the 80s Ken fit the decades rather well in my opinion. The 90s Ken, however, what in the world? As one article quoted, "in the 1990Âs, Ken was the most garish of the Golden Girls." Thank you for being a friend, Ken. In the 2000s, Ken ran right over the 'metrosexual' line, right into San Francisco. Perhaps Barbie's little pink vette actually belonged to Ken, no wonder she left him.