Character: Ken -Kenneth Carson

First apparition:   13 de marzo de 1961 Commercialization:   1961


Ken is the diminutive of Kenneth Carson, he has that name because Ruth Handler's son is called Kenneth (Ken) Handler. His age is not known, it is believed to be between 20 and 23 years old.

Ken lives with his father Dr. Karl Kennedy in Wisconsin. Ken's best friend, Allan Sherwood, was introduced in 1964. Later, Ken appeared. Another friend, the first African-American male doll, named Brad, was introduced in 1969, in contrast to Barbie's African-American friend, Christie, who debuted in 1969. in 1968.

Ken met Barbie on the set of a television commercial in 1961.

In February 2004, Mattel announced a division of Ken and Barbie, with Russell Arons, Mattel's vice president of marketing, saying that Barbie and Ken "feel it's time for some quality time - plus... Like other celebrity couples, their "The Hollywood romance has come to an end," although Aarons indicated the duo "remaining friends." He also hinted The separation may have been due in part to Ken's reluctance to marry. In February 2006, however, it was launched a renewed version of the Ken doll, and it seemed that their relationship was official again.

Physical description

He is a young man, with an athletic, muscular, tall and attractive body. 

Ken does not have a defined hair color, several times he has been blonde, brown or dark, his hair color has been constantly changing. The first Ken had brown hair.

Barbie and Ken's unrealistic physiques caused controversy. Yale University psychologist Kelly Brownell observed That the maximum size Barbie is looking for in a partner, "a man would have to grow 20 centimeters taller and add about 8 inches to the neck circumference, 11 centimeters in chest and 10 inches from the waist to look like the muscular Ken.


Ken Carson [Kenneth Carson] is a Mattel toy introduced on March 13, 1961, the fictitious Barbie doll toy boyfriend was introduced in 1959. Like his female counterpart, Ken had a line of clothing and accessories fashion. 

Since his appearance, Ken has had more than forty jobs.


His first appearance in the cinema was in Toy Story 3

Ken has appeared in several Barbie series

In Barbie, A Fashion Fairy Tale, Ken and Barbie share a long kiss, or as many maintain, a 'make out'. Near the end of the movie, Ken and Barbie 'make out' for about 17 seconds.


Allan Sherwood, Brad, Barbie...

Barbie / My Scene: Barbie

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