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Mattel Introduces New Diverse Ken Dolls; Hopes To Reverse Sales Slump

The toymaker rolled out 15 new dolls Tuesday with an array of body types, hairstyles and skin tones.

Barbie's one-time blue-eyed boyfriend is getting a makeover. Toymaker Mattel is giving its Ken doll a variety of new looks in hopes the makeovers will move the toys into the modern era

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