On February 12, 2004, Mattel announced that the courtship of the famous plastic dolls had come to an end. The doll would have met Blaine, an Australian surfer, on one of his trips around the world.
Mattel announced that the courtship of Barbie and Ken, like that of celebrities, had come to an end, after 43 years together. The most famous doll in the world would have known Blaine, an Australian surfer, on one of his trips around the world and with whom he had an affair.
Russell Arons, vice president of marketing for the company, explained, at the time, that the dolls would remain friends. “They think it’s time to separate for a while.”
Ken has always accompanied her with every style of the decade. Over the years, they have created more similar editions to real women.