Is it just me, or does he look like he’s 19? And look at those guns!
Here are some fun facts about Barbie Doll’s long-suffering boyfriend:
- He’s had more than 40 jobs
- Ken and Barbie met on the set of a TV commercial in 1961.
- In 2004, they broke up and decided to be “just friends.”
- For Valentine’s Day in 2011, they got back together! Though we still don’t know if they’re dating or not… So complicated!
Anyway here are the Ken Dolls I remember:
I can’t help but laugh hard when I see these old pics. Ken was our first macho role model and the supposed dream dude for Barbie! The reality is he had a hair helmet, a neck like meat loaf, and a very alien-like naked body. That goofy smile didn’t help his cause, either.
All jokes, aside, as a budding writer and story-teller, Ken made many a love story possible amongst my Barbie village, and I have great affection for the big oaf.