The Ken doll was introduced as Barbie's boyfriend in 1961. He was in continuous production, in many different forms, until 2004, (except for a slight break between 1967 and 1969),when Mattel decided Barbie needed a different boyfriend. (What were they thinking?! Can't dolls even stay together any more?!) He reappeared in 2006. He has obviously overlooked being dumped for a couple of years because he and Barbie are back together.
Today's Ken is one we saw recently, but he's 'my Ken' too, so it's fitting we take a better look at him.
This is my childhood Ken doll.He is a bend leg Ken, and was produced in 1965 I think.He was advertised as having 'Lifelike Bendable Legs'.
1965? Was I really only 3 or 4 when I got this guy?
|Looks like he's doing that Pee Wee Herman dance.|
As usual, bend leg Ken came in brunette or blonde. I always preferred dark haired men, but I married a blonde Ken.
Bendleg Ken has blushy cheeks.
Happy Birthday Ken! I love you!
Today is also the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. (Which was also a Sunday too.)
|The Beatles as most of America first saw them, singing All My Loving on The Ed Sullivan Show.|