Barbie’s beau is celebrating a major milestone! Ken turns 60 this year—and he’s looking better than ever. Even though the iconic doll has gotten makeover after makeover, Mattel recently released a new version that may look familiar to fans.

In honor of Ken’s big 6-0, Mattel is releasing 60th Anniversary Doll ($50). Available starting Mar. 11, the doll is a major throw back to the original 1961 version.

Don’t expect to see a modern version of Barbie’s beloved boyfriend with this anniversary doll. Mattel is celebrating with a reproduction of the original Ken.

The beach-ready doll features a Silkstone body, red and white cotton swim trunks, brown and red sandals and a yellow terrycloth towel. Ken’s sunshine blond locks add to the relaxed ’60s seaside look.

Along with his beachy outfit, this Ken doll also comes with a “Genuine Ken” wrist tag, doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. Find this collectible signature Ken doll on Mattel’s website here or from other retailers nationwide, such as Target or Walmart.

—Erica Loop

Photos courtesy of Mattel



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