Question: When did the first Barbie and Ken come out?

Ken is a doll and fictional character introduced by Mattel in 1961 as the counterpart of Barbie, who was introduced two years earlier. Ken is from Willows, Wisconsin. Similar to his female counterpart, Ken has a fashionable line of clothing and accessories (although he made his debut wearing only a swim suit).

When did Barbie and Ken start dating?

1961 Ken met Barbie in 1961 on the set of their first television commercial together. They fell in love and were in a relationship until Barbie broke up with Ken on Valentines Day in 2004. To impress Barbie, Ken got a makeover from stylist Phillip Bloch in 2006. Barbie and Ken got back together in 2011.

How long have Barbie and Ken been together?

Barbie and Ken have been on and off since 1961 — heres a complete timeline of their iconic relationship. Barbie hit the shelves in 1959 and shes been an icon ever since. In fact, according to Time magazine, 92% of American girls aged 3-12 have owned a Barbie.

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