Yep, Ken has decided to leave the single life behind (He couldn’t keep up with Charlie, even though technically he can’t get drunk!) and hitch his plastic wagon back to Barbie’s Dream Car. They’ve been swinging singles since 2004, but now true love, and corporate greed has won out and the couple will soon be as happy as the rest of us in a committed relationship.
“Ken and I were made for each other,” Barbie tells USA TODAY. “Our love is grander than any Dream House.”
I’m guessing whoever writes for Barbie wrote Snooki’s novel!
It looks like the marketing geniuses over at Mattel decided there was no more money to be made torturing their creations and millions of little girls and sexually confused boys by keeping the plastic couple apart. The saga began on Valentine’s Day 2004 when Barbie needed some “space” and sent Ken packing. She began dating Australian surfer Blaine, while he did his best to get her back in 2006. Despite his efforts — he even hired celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch to help him achieve a new look — the two dolls remained just friends.
Of course, the other plastic shoe to drop in this love story is the marketing opportunities Mattel plans to take full advantage of. The “Together Again” gift set that will retail for just $5. According to the company, “The dolls come ready for a romantic date in Malibu, sporting sun-kissed tans and modern fashions inspired by their original 1959 and 1961 swimsuits.”
A romantic date in swimsuits? Barbie sure knows how to set an interesting example for little girls everywhere, doesn’t she?
The couple have plans to merge their Facebook pages and you can view the gripping result at www.facebook.com/barbie.
I just hope Ken doesn’t question Barbie about those “art photos” of her and John Mayer that TMZ found.
- How Ken Won Barbie’s Heart Back (thedailybeast.com)
- Barbie and Ken: Back together on Valentine’s Day (money.cnn.com)
- Does Ken & Ben’s Romance Spell The End Of The Barbie Affair? (queerty.com)