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Ken Celebrates His 50th Birthday: A Man-Doll Style Retrospective

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This March 11th marks Ken's 50th birthday—doesn't he look good for his age? To celebrate a half-century of Ken, we though we'd have a look back through the style annals of one of America's favorite plastic man-dolls. Check out our gallery above and see how Ken's look has changed over the years. There's the original 1961 version, with his plastic molded hair and slim 60s-era figure, the 1984 tuxedo-and-cummerbund-wearing Ken, and two of our favorites: the 1992 omg Totally Hair Ken (which you have to see—it's the second in the set) and the 1972 bushy-eyebrowed Ken-with-a-bob, above.
· Barbie and Ken [Official Site]