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Gianfranco™ Ken® Doll 2014 on

September 24, 2014

A new Ken doll has just been released on and his name is Gianfranco™ Ken®. He’s part of the Silkstone line inspired by the Italian Alta Moda and he is said to be Italian.

Gianfranco™ Ken® Doll 2

Gianfranco™ Ken® Doll

Gold Label®
Designed by: Robert Best
Release Date: 10/1/2014
Product Code: BDH41
No more than 3300 units produced worldwide.

Gianfranco™ Ken® doll sports a brushed cotton blazer featuring black flocked trim on the lapels and pockets, button details at the sleeves and a silky black lining. Underneath, is a white tailored shirt, narrow black satin tie and dark indigo jeans with turned up cuffs. Perfetto!

Call me crazy, but I don’t like him. His fashions are cute, but he is just plain boring. There is something about the male dolls from Mattel in the last years that just don’t do anything for me. Look at the guys from the Dynamite Girls series for example!


Almost the same price range but Auden is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better looking than this Ken. I’m sorry if you think I’m being harsh or something but I’m just dissapointed. Looks like I’m in aminority here because most collectors seem to like him but for me he’s a big no, no.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Christian September 25, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I agree. The recent male dolls are such a snooze. I have purchased the Auden doll and several others from Fashion royalty, Poppy Parker, etc because the quality and details are so much nicer. The male dolls look distinct not like cardboard face mannequins :( I don’t know what’s going on with Barbie… Their collections are getting weaker and, well… Meh. My last four doll purchases were from other doll companies :(

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