Barbie Doll - Ken Signature Looks Doll (Long Brown Hair) - Articulated Fashion Doll with Black Tank Top and Metallic Trousers - Children's Toy, Age 3 and Above HCB79

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Barbie Doll - Ken Signature Looks Doll (Long Brown Hair) - Articulated Fashion Doll with Black Tank Top and Metallic Trousers - Children's Toy, Age 3 and Above HCB79

Barbie Doll - Ken Signature Looks Doll (Long Brown Hair) - Articulated Fashion Doll with Black Tank Top and Metallic Trousers - Children's Toy, Age 3 and Above HCB79

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Barbie and Ken had been together for over 40 years, after all — they’d remained in love even as they moved in and out of dream houses, drove dozens of convertibles and changed careers countless times. But Barbie sales were in decline by 2004 — this was when Bratz, the pouty-lipped, sexily dressed dolls, reigned supreme — and this seemed to take its toll on the relationship between Mattel’s central couple. Barbie So Much To Do Bank Playset (#67401, 1995) details and value". BarbieDB.com . Retrieved 2 August 2022. While brands are churning out “Barbie” collaborations and cinephiles vie for seats at screenings, Ken’s influence is relegated to memes. Even in the real world, Ken is still second fiddle. (Warner Bros., which is behind “Barbie,” shares parent company Warner Bros. Discovery with CNN.)

Barbie I Can Be A Police Officer And Firefighter (#W1378, 2010) details and value". BarbieDB.com . Retrieved 28 July 2022. And the same day it announced the dramatic split, Mattel also revealed that it would be producing a line of Cali Girl Barbies, surfer girls who were, notably, single. (Mattel also announced a new love interest for the newly solo Barbie – Blaine, a boogie boarder with chunky blonde highlights.) Ken had officially been friend-zoned. It was love at first sight. “Somehow (Barbie) knew she and Ken would be going together,” said the narrator in the original 1961 ad that brought them together. They’d go on to attend fraternity parties (Barbie was a university student), picnics and, of course, countless beach trips. The omniscient narrator even teased a wedding between the two. Barbie and Ken: History". Blogcritics.org. Archived from the original on 14 February 2006 . Retrieved 16 August 2010.Barbie™ in Princess Power Reporter Ken Doll". Mattel Global Consumer Support . Retrieved 28 July 2022. Stars 'N Stripes Army Desert Storm Ken (#1237, 1992) details and value". BarbieDB.com . Retrieved 28 July 2022. For the first couple of years Ken was occasionally pictured with bendy arms, an artistic licence which sadly didn’t do him any favours. From 1961 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalogue Ken does not appear in any 1961 store catalogues until Christmas (at least I’ve discovered none so far), and they all feature ‘brownette’ Kens only. The only exception is the Western Auto Fall Winter catalogue, which shows the original prototype, and has no mention of hair colour. The Spiegel catalogue shows Ken with a pink towel. However, the written description states “Towel not incl.”, which presumably means that the pink towel was never commercially available. From 1961-62 Western Auto Fall Winter catalogue From 1961 Spiegel Christmas catalogue From 1961 General Merchandise Company catalogue From 1961 Aldens Christmas Book

Dijker, Anton J.M. (1 March 2008). "Why Barbie feels heavier than Ken: The influence of size-based expectancies and social cues on the illusory perception of weight". Cognition. 106 (3): 1109–1125. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2007.05.009. ISSN 0010-0277. PMID 17599820. S2CID 26233026. Air Force Thunderbirds Barbie and Ken Stars 'N Stripes (#11581, 1994) details and value". BarbieDB.com . Retrieved 28 July 2022.Ken had long been the butt of jokes by those who made assumptions about the doll’s sexuality or masculinity based on his wardrobe and relationship to Barbie. In 1993, the doll leaned into the discourse surrounding him by accident with a new, “hipper” look — Earring Magic Ken. Barbie,” which is gearing up to be summer’s must-see movie, has already vastly improved the cultural perception of its eponymous blonde star and made her relevant to a new generation more than 60 years after her toy store debut. Ken Cool Career Fashions Football Star (#866, 1992) details and value". BarbieDB.com . Retrieved 28 July 2022. Nobody plays with Ken, man,” Gosling told host Jimmy Fallon. “He’s an accessory, and not even one of the cool ones.” Ermac, Raffy (4 April 2023). "Here Are All the Actors Playing Ken in the New 'Barbie' Movie". www.out.com . Retrieved 12 May 2023.



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