A total of 15 new and diverse Kens debuts today, enough to form three tiny basketball teams, which brings up one obvious omission from the Ken lineup.
Last year when El Segundo-based Mattel unveiled a bumper crop of new Barbies, including curvier, taller and more petite versions of its flagship fashion doll, one social media commenter quipped, "But what about #dadbod Ken?" referring to the perfectly chiselled abs and moulded plastic hair of Ken Carson, Barbie's longtime arm candy companion.
Yes, I know: Ken is a showbiz legend and we should have more variety on TV, etc.
But most shameless example of someone trying to crash Ken's moment for a bit of much-missed peak time exposure came from Jeremy Beadle.