Sunday, October 23, 2005

The Ken Doll through the decades


Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the new Ken Doll, along with three previous versions. CNN.com reports that they gave him a makeover to try to boost Barbie sales. Apparently they decided to bring Ken out of the closet. He was ambiguously gay in the 1970s, slightly tool-ish looking in the 1980s, retarded in the 1990s, but at long last, Ken is here, he's queer, and he wants to legally marry GI Joe.

8 comments:

larin von smartass said...

whats with the scarf? did men really wear scarves in the 70s? must have been all that cocaine ken was blowing at studio 54 that dissolved his platic brain making him think a scarf was an appropriate male accessory.

Calzone said...

That 90's ken is freakin hot!!!

Booty J Patrol said...

That's the first time I've even seen 90's Ken. The last one I remember is from the 80's.

Friends of McDougal said...

90s ken is a cross b/w Christopher Walken and Pauly Shore.

Monkey's Human said...

I'm frightened. The 2000 Ken looks like my ex-husband.

Monkey's Human said...

Ms. Smartass, I think you've hit the nail on the head with 70's Ken. The Studio 54 Men also thought that painfully, screamingly tight pants were the thing also. I don't know why.

slappy said...

Yeah, 90s Ken does look like Walken and Shore. With just a little bit of Kid and a pinch of Max Headroom.

Spinning Girl said...

faaaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous!!!