Is Barbie gender neutral? Mattel has launched a new collection of dolls that are gender neutral. A set of accessories was included to make the toy look more feminine or masculine. The doll can not only change the outfit, but also the hairstyle – all thanks to the wigs included in the set.
What is a male Barbie called? Ken is a doll and fictional character introduced by Mattel in 1961 as the counterpart of Barbie, who was introduced two years earlier. Ken was invented by Elliot Handler. Like Barbie, Ken is named after one of Ruth Handler’s children, Ken Handler, who died in 1994 of a brain tumor.
What is the black male Barbies name? Brad (1970) This African-American male doll was available in two versions: Talking Brad and Brad With Bendable Legs. He was made from an all-new face sculpt that is known as the Brad face sculpt. The Brad character was introduced as a boyfriend for the Christie character.
What is Barbie’s black friend called? Many consider Christie to be the first “Black Barbie.” Christie was part of a series of talking dolls. By pulling a string on her back, the doll said things like, “Hi! I’m Christie!” and “Let’s go shopping with Barbie.” Christie’s hair was black. (The Christie doll pictured has red hair because it has faded over time.)