El Segundo, CA (JWNN) — Mattel has announced that they will be releasing a gender-bending Ken doll this summer in its newest wave of Barbie figures in order to appeal to the transgender youth toy market.
Kendra, as he/she will be called, will retain his standard issue body which features bulging biceps, ripped abs and a smile that would melt an iceberg. The difference with this release will be the clothes and accessories.
In addition to a gorgeous gown (pictured below) for fancy parties such as crossdresser convention galas, Kendra will be packaged with a long blonde wig, a tube top, a makeup bag and a pair of high-heeled shoes.
A spokesperson for the National Crossdresser Coalition had this to say, “It is admirable that Mattel is releasing this doll, we completely approve!”
The tagline for this version of Ken will be “A perfect man who embraces his feminine side when Barbie isn’t around”. A special edition package will be released exclusively at Target which will include mini-duffel bag full of male clothes in case a quick change is necessary and a tiny garbage can for those weekly purges. Mattel is considering releasing “Non-Accepting Grossed Out Wife of a Crossdresser” Barbie, but isn’t sure what the demand would be.