Happy Birthday, Ken Doll!

Nessa
Submitted by Nessa March 14th, 2011
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Ken Doll turned 50 this March 13th, 2011.

Here 70s Ken and Barbie enjoy some treats… in celebration of the big 5-0.  Barbie is older than Ken by a few years.

Ken through the years!  The original flocked-hair Ken is in the red hat.  Bend-leg Ken blondes next to him.  In the groovy shirt is “Live-Action Ken” who rocked it in a flower-child band…. in the bad suit we have “MOD Hair Ken”, and at the top there is a Ken doll from Japan in the 1980s.

Happy Birthday Ken!

4 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Ken Doll!”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I love that first photo of Barbie and Ken. It looks like they had one wild weekend and are still blitzed. Then again, it could be from all that sugar before them. Love all those cakes and especially the banana split. Also digging Ken’s matching 70’s hair, jacket and bow tie.

    That Ken through the years photo is exceptional. I love how squared off his head used to be when he was Bend-leg Ken. Live action Ken and MOD Ken are hysterical. Japanese Ken looks like a girl. Looks even better as the cake plate you have him relegated to here.

  2. Michael Ely

    Michael Ely

    I will always be thankful to Ken. When I was a little boy, I couldn’t play with Barbie dolls like the little girls across the street, but once they got a Ken doll, it opened a door for me. That is, I could pretend to be the Ken doll when we played, which allowed me to also play with the Barbie dolls….which is what I wanted all along.

  3. shirlie williams

    shirlie williams

    I am still collecting Barbie Dolls, but I only have 2 Kens, one as Elvis and the other as an Olympic Skating Champion.. ken is now the same age as me !!! Fab pictures.