Barbie's friend Ken celebrates a milestone birthday: 60
A reproduction of the original Ken doll, launched in 1961 as a companion to Barbie, appears in Bergen County, N.J., on Monday, March 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)Ken is turning 60, two years after his best friend Barbie did. Mattel launched a reproduction of the original Ken doll on Thursday to commemorate his 1961 debut. “I would say Ken is a good friend and a best friend, a supportive best friend to the Barbie doll,” Best said. AdThe original Barbie, launched in 1959, also came in a bathing suit, a minimalist strategy to encourage consumers to buy outfits and accessories.
Barbie releases 2nd edition ‘Dia de Muertos’ doll
SAN ANTONIO – Barbie has announced the second-ever ‘Dia de Muertos’ doll, one of the iconic brand’s most popular dolls in 2019. The doll’s popularity inspired the company to start a new tradition at Barbie by introducing the 2020 edition of the doll. “We wanted to make sure that the second Dia de Muertos Barbie was just as special as the first doll,” Meabe said. Artists and designers from Barbie found ways to introduce new elements to the second doll while still keeping traditional aspects important to the Dia de Muertos celebration. The 2020 Dia de Muertos Barbie Doll is a Black Label doll and will retail for $75 in the online shop.
Barbie pop-up truck to stop at The Shops at La Cantera for one day only
SAN ANTONIO – A Barbie-themed truck loaded with 90s-themed Barbie merchandise will stop at The Shops at La Cantera on Feb. 8. The same people behind the wildly successful Hello Kitty Cafe Truck have kicked off a three-year Barbie Truck Totally Throwback Tour. The Barbie truck will stop in San Antonio near Barnes & Noble at La Cantera from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 before heading to Plano. Barbie truck to stop at The Shops at La Cantera on Feb. 8. (Barbie Totally Throwback Tour)Here’s what to expect when you visit San Antonio-area tulip field