|Photos taken at Walmart of Ken #10, Classic Cool|
During a quick trip to Walmart, I was amazed to find Ken #10, Classic Cool in stock. I had already preordered from ShopMattel during their brief free shipping offer to avoid having to wait for the doll to arrive locally. Because several of the ones at Walmart had faint facial smudges on the nose, near the hairline or the eye, I chose the best one available to purchase as a duplicate in the event the one Mattel ships has flaws, too.
I left the fastener in place and painted it black as illustrated above on the right. Now it blends in with the color of the tie.
Zig and Zag's braids were initially, he has no visible parts. I would have preferred hair over plastic/molded, but for $7.74 at Walmart ($9.99 at ShopMattel), it is what it is.
Complexion-wise, his skin tone is about the same as Texas A & M Ken's and Model 17's.
I created parts in his hair using Toffee Brown acrylic paint, which blends in with his complexion. The results are illustrated below:
|Classic Cool's braids and invisible parts are illustrated on the left. The painted parts are illustrated on the right.|
|The painted parts are shown from both sides and from the back view here.|
Even though the braids are still plastic/molded, with parts, the hair looks more realistic.
|Classic Cool tried on the $5 Ken fashion, which fits him well and shaves years off his appearance. I doubt that broad-body Ken can wear this fashion.|
|Hip Hoodie (Hakeem) and Classic Cool do have a similar appearance and could very well pass for brothers.|
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