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Identifying Vintage Ken Dolls

1961-1976

 

Ken Carson was born and celebrates his official birthday on March 11, 1961.  He is a 12" tall vinyl doll and is Barbie's boyfriend.  Ken is named after the Handler's son. 

 

Ken, like Barbie is a slick dresser, with a fabulous wardrobe that he shares with several friends, he also has a car, vinyl cases and many accessories.  The Ken doll also evolved over the years, but girls, he's still single!

related boy dolls  Allan | Brad, CurtisRicky   Ken Doll Clothes 1961-1967 | 1969-1976

Items shown below are for reference

0750 Ken doll flock hair(1961)

0750 Ken Doll (1961)

 

12" tall vinyl doll with straight-legs, flocked hair (Fuzzy headed); blonde, brunette/black or brownette/lighter brown, a hollow torso wearing red trunks with a white stripe on side, cork sandals with red vinyl straps, a black wire stand, yellow towel (the earliest produced dolls did not have the towel). 

 

 

 

Ken doll mark Ken  Pats. Pend.  MCMLX by Mattel Inc.

Mark: Ken Pats. Pend. MCMLX by Mattel Inc.

0750 Ken (1962)

0750 Ken Doll (1962)

 

12" tall vinyl doll with straight-legs, new painted hair in blonde or brunette, same body as earlier doll wearing solid red trunks either cotton or stretch jersey material,  a red/white striped jacket with the collar stitched on was added, cork sandals with red vinyl straps, black wire stand, no towel was included. Same marks as 1961 doll.

Mark: Ken Pats.Pend. MCMLX by Mattel Inc.

 

0750 Ken Doll (1963)

1/4" shorter than previous dolls, loose legs, pronounced kneecaps, fatter arms & hands. Rest same as prior doll.  New Markings.  Mark: Ken 1960 by/Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne Calif. U.S.A.

 

0750 Ken Doll (1964-1968)

Red striped jacket now has the terry cloth collar bonded on, rest same as 1962 doll.  Mark: 1960 by Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne Calif. U.S.A.

1020 Ken bend leg (1965)

1020 Ken Doll Bendable Leg (1965-1967)

 

New bendable legs, red trunks, blue jacket with a "K" initial, blond or brunette molded hair, cork red sandals, black or wire stand.

 

Mark: 1960 by Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne Calif. U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

1124 Ken Doll Bendable Leg (1970) New Good Lookin' Ken1111 Ken talking (1969) face

1124 Ken Doll Bendable Legs (1970)

New Good Lookin' Ken doll

 

Same muscular body as #1111, brown molded hair, blue eyes.  Now wearing a mustard open slit shirt, multi-colored swirled print trunks (same print as 1142 Brad Doll Bendable Leg 1970).

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Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd. Other Pat's. Pending Mexico

1111 Ken talk (1969)

1111 Talking Ken Doll (1969-1970)

 

All new head and body, Ken's been working out and it shows, a much more muscular body, new solid red trunks and jacket with bronze buttons, new clear X stand. In 1970 Ken got new clothes now he came dressed in red shorts and a red jacket. 

 

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd. Other Pat's. Pending  Mexico

 

                        

1111 Ken Talk (English) 1970 1111 Talking Ken Doll English (1970)

8372 Talking Ken Doll Spanish (1970)

 

New orange and turquoise jacket, same marks as above Ken.  Both the English & Spanish speaking Ken had the same attire.  Markings same as above doll. 

 

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd. Other Pat's. Pending Mexico

 

 

1111 Talking Ken Doll (1971-1972)

New marks rest same as 1969-70.

 

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd. Other Pats. Pending Hong Kong

see the Ken Live Action doll below

1172 Live Action on stage Ken doll (1971)

Has a medium blue stage, microphone & a 45 rpm record. Rest same as doll shown below.

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. Taiwan U.S. & For. Pat'd Patented in Canada 1967 Other Pats Pending

1159 Ken Live Action (1971-1972)

 

 

1159 Live Action Ken Doll

(1971-1972)

 

Same mark as above, same doll just no stage, instead this one has a posing stand. Brown molded painted hair, jointed moveable waist, bendable legs, brown suede fringed vest, multi-colored tricot shirt, gold satin pants and brown shoes. 

1088 Ken Sunset Malibu (1971)

1088 SunSet Malibu Ken Doll (1971)

 

New suntan skin tone, painted molded blond hair, bendable legs, red trunks & a blue towel.

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd. Other Pats. Pending Hong Kong

 

1088 SunSet Malibu Ken Doll (1975-early 1976)

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Patd. Other Pats. Pending Taiwan.

 

1088 SunSet Malibu Ken Doll (Late 1976)

Mark: 1088 0500 1 Mattel Inc.1968 Hong Kong

1184 Walk Lively Ken (1972)

1184 Walk Lively Ken Doll (1972)

 

New walking construction, brown molded hair, blue short sleeve shirt, tan/blue plaid pants & brown shoes.

 

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Pat. Pend. Taiwan

3314 Busy Ken 1972-1973

3314 Busy Ken Doll (1972-1973)

 

First to have bendable elbows. New hands that can grasp and hold items, bendable legs, blue jeans & red tank top, brown belt & white tennis shoes.

 Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd.  Other Pats. Pending Hong Kong

 

1196 Busy Talking Ken Doll (1972)

Marks same as above Busy Ken, pretty much the same doll only talks & different outfit: wore red corduroy pants, red/blue plaid shirt, brown belt & shoes.

4224 Mod Hair Ken (1973)

4224 Mod Hair Ken Doll (1973-1975)

 

New rooted brown hair, extra beard, sideburns & 2 moustaches, bendable legs, brown/white checked jacket, white turtle neck dickey, light brown pants & brown shoes.

 

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd. Other Pats. Pending Hong Kong

4234 Wards Mod (1974-76)

4234 Montgomery Ward

Mod Hair Ken doll (1974-1976)

 

Marked same as 4224 Ken Mod Hair.  Dressed doll, in pale blue brocade tux, black pants & bowtie, black shoes & red trunks.

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd. Other Pats. Pending Hong Kong

7809 Ken Sun Valley (1974)

7809 Sun Valley Ken Doll (1974)

 

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat'd. Other Pats. Pending Taiwan

 

7194 Fun Time Ken Doll (1975-1976)

Mark: same as 7809 Sun Valley

7261 Ken Gold Medal Skier (1975)

7261 Gold Medal Skier Ken Doll (1975)

Mark: same as 7809 Sun Valley

 

7261 Gold Medal Skier Ken Doll (1976)

Same as above doll.

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. Taiwan U.S. & Foreign Pat'd. Pat'd. in Canada 1967 

9342 Now Look Ken 18769342 Now Look Ken Doll (Early 1976)

Mark: Same as 7809 Sun Valley

 

9342 Now Look Ken Doll (Late 1976)

Rooted hair is much longer, to his shoulders, no bangs and no receding forehead like the early version, paler skin tone than earlier doll and the arms have the hands facing towards the back rather than towards the thighs.  Same outfit. Now made in Hong Kong.

 

Mark: 1088 0500 3 Mattel Inc.1968 Hong Kong

7280 Ken Free moving (1975)7280 Free Moving Ken Doll (1975)

 

Ken has painted brown hair, free moving tab on back of doll makes it very movable.  By rotating the tab the doll could appear to be bending, twisting or swinging an accessory.  Both Ken and Curtis are wearing a one piece short suit, Ken's has solid white shorts with a red and white striped knit top, white shoes and socks, accessories are a golf club, tennis racket and ball.

Mark: 1968 Mattel, Inc. Taiwan U.S. Patent Pending

 

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