Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Ken Fashionista 130 Repaint and Redress

Ken Fashionista #130 in a stock photo

Ken Fashionista #130 is a darker-skinned version of Classic Cool Ken.  Like Classic Cool, #130 has molded cornrows.  Because Mattel painted these dolls' scalp the same color as the hair, I repainted the scalp to give a more realistic appearance.  Classic Cool's scalp repainting was done after the doll arrived in 2017.  I utilized free time during the 2019 holidays to repaint #130's scalp.  He was also redressed and also captured in size comparison images.  Images and captions of the repainting and redressing follow.

Ken is shown in before and after side-by-side shots that illustrate the unpainted scalp and the painted scalp from several angles.

The painted scalp provides the realism I desired. His lip color was darkened, too.


Face and Height Comparisons
Ken #130 poses with Classic Cool Ken for a height and face comparison.

A close-up of the guys' faces illustrates they share the same head sculpt.

This back-to-back photograph illustrates how much taller Classic Cool is than Ken #130.
A final height comparison between a Barbie of regular height (Travel Teen Nikki) and one that is petite (Cheerful Check/CeeCee) was made as shown here.  Ken #130 is about the same height as Nikki and slightly taller than CeeCee (the petite girl).

Ken Fashions
Even though one Fashion is labeled "Ken" and the other is labeled "Barbie," both fashions are Ken fashions.  


Ken #130 wears the first Ken fashion, which includes a camouflage sweatshirt, gray sweatpants that have a mock drawstring waist tie, and blue sandals.  Shown below, Ken mixed and matched this fashion with his original clothing and later with pieces from the second fashion.



Ken wears his original denim pants with the camo sweatshirt from Ken fashion #1 and the sandals from that fashion.


Here, Ken wears the camo sweatshirt with his original pants and sneakers.


Ken is now dressed in Ken fashion #2.  It includes a "New York" T-shirt with the image of a tiger.  Below the tiger are four pink roses.  Light gray sweatpants with a mock drawstring at the waist and a pair of low-top white sneakers complete this fashion which Ken later mixed and matched with other pieces of his original clothes and the first Ken fashion.


Ken wears the top from the second fashion with his original light-blue jeans and low-top white sneakers. 


The camo sweatshirt from the Ken fashion is now worn with the sweatpants and sneakers from fashion #2. 



I was somewhat confused by the box of fashion #2 being labeled "Barbie" and the flowers on the shirt.  I initially wondered if this was actually a Barbie fashion.  The shoes are marked Ken, as shown above, which confirms the fashion is Ken's.  


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