Barbie and Ken get biker makeover

Piercings, tattoos - it's a far cry from good old Action Man and Sindy

IF YOU'VE a young daughter and you want to keep her away from motorcycles when she's older (or more likely the men that ride them) then look away now.

Yes folks, Barbie and Ken are getting serious makeover to keep them up-to-date for 2010 - the new Harley-Davidson endorsed couple now come complete with biker gear, tattoos and even piercings (a Prince Albert, perhaps?).

It makes you wonder what Mattel, the company behind the plastic duo, has next in the pipeline.

Maybe they'll have a model of Birmingham airport, where Ken can kick the sh*t out of rival bike gang members?