But something has been going around in my head for the last couple of days. Something mentioned to me by a friend on Facebook. She was talking about how “gay” Ken was in the 80’s and 90’s.
I had a look at this article and man, I giggled to myself. The cock ring had me bursting out in laughter. And that Sun Sensation Ken…
It got me thinking about my own experience with Barbie and Ken. I grew up in the 80’s and so Barbie was waaay in. I didn’t have a lot of toys. I remember pleading for My Little Ponies… yet the only one I ever owned was given to me as a birthday present. My idea of heaven was visiting a neighbour’s house and playing with her ponies. She had what seemed to be hundreds, but was probably, in reality around thirty of them. Plus all the stables and accessories.
I owned one Barbie and two Ken dolls. Considering the ratio of Barbie-dolls to Ken-dolls available in the shops in the 80’s, having two Ken dolls and one Barbie was highly unusual. One wasn’t strictly “Ken” – his name was Derek and he was part of “Barbie and the Rockers.” The other one was Day/Night Ken – all in a business suit. I remember he had “accessories” – there was a briefcase and a square of cardboard printed to look like a newspaper. My Barbie was Crystal Barbie – kind of like Cinderella I guess.
|My childhood Barbie|
unemployed lounge singer Derek and tired, I-just-need-a-blow-job Ken got it on.