Barbie and Ken is the classic mr and misses of what young children are grown up to be like. Toy developers are portraying this lifestyle to little kids, almost manipulating them into thinking that everyone is suppose to look like this.
Barbie influences socialization in our children. Barbie mostly has assumed social roles that would be expected of her. There are a few unexpected roles that Barbie has portrayed, but as a whole Barbie is your "typical girl".