Friday, February 18, 2011

Beard of the Day



Ken!

Look who I found in the massive Barbie room at Toys R Us in New York City! Shaving Fun Ken!

Yep, it's Barbie's ex-boyfriend, Ken. Plastic, anatomically (sort of) correct, dirty blond, and now sporting a nice scruffy beard. This lovely kit comes with a razor, assorted shaving accessories, and a towel. You rub Ken's stylin' stache and beard with warm water and the facial hair disappears. Bummer. Keep that water away, Ken! You're looking fine.

Here's a commercial for the hunky dude.



Hope everyone has a Barbie-licious weekend,
Penelope

P.S. By the way, I'm speaking at Sunday's NECRWA meeting, about self-promotion and social networking for romance writers. It's at 1:00 at Brandeis University...hope to see some of you there!

10 comments:

KB/KT Grant said...

Barbie and Ken got back together for Valetine's Day. Maybe she took him back because of his rugged bearded face?

Bearded Ken has been around since the mid 90's? I never knew!

So, I assume you bought Ken for yourself? ;)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOL I love it! How funny!

Old moment: I was graduating from high school in 95.

Penelope said...

KB--I saw a huge billboard in Time Square showing Barbie and Ken reunited for Val Day...how romantic! hee hee.....Something tells me Ken's going to get dumped again by St Patty's Day. Anyhow, I did not buy the Ken doll, and I'm kicking myself right now. Ugh!

Penelope said...

Hi Juju...you graduated in '95? You're just a young whipper snapper!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Bwaaaa-haaaa! I'm not a Ken fan. He's a dork and I'm glad she dumped him. Barbie can do better.
Have a wonderful time speaking. I so wish I could hear you! I'm close...in Baltimore!

Penelope said...

Hi Julia....me, too! When I was little our neighbors had a Barbie room in their basement....filled with houses, clothes, dolls....it was insane!

Mandi said...

I want...for reals!

Penelope said...

Hi Mandi...here's the Amazon link....

http://www.amazon.com/Barbie-Shaving-Fun-Ken-Doll/dp/B0042ESFQQ


He's a cutie! :^)

D.L. said...

I remember my parents bought this for me in '95! I absolutely loved it. I was so easy to entertain back then...

I had no idea that Barbie and Ken had broke up until someone told me they had gotten back together!

Penelope said...

DL--you owned this masterpiece?? Sooooo lucky!