Wednesday, January 14, 2009

they're very "close"


At first I thought this was a contemporary fake, but as far as I can tell this is a real mid-60s toy. He's Ken's "Buddy". Right. Thanks, Mindy.

16 comments:

john said...

a lot of old-timey products and advertisements had unnecessary quotation marks. i think their proper use has shifted a bit.

Freelance Writer said...

the secret is out...thanks..we always wondered why barbie dreamed of marriage but it never worked out...

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Girrrrrl, just look at those short shorts. Is that a closet he is packaged in?

Mark Stanley said...

All Ken's clothes fit him!

I know that's what I look for in a "buddy". ;0)

Darediva said...

You especially have to love his rainbow striped beach togs. That's a real product, too. Gotta wonder about those perverts at Mattel.

Josh said...

Not to be a downer, but I think that it says:

He's Ken's® Buddy™

So, no quotation marks at all...

bethany said...

boo! you are right! meh, I'm going to keep pretending it's the other thing because it's way funnier.

April said...

Wait until he finds out about Ken's "roommate."

Kristi said...

Even if he's only Ken's buddy, and not Ken's "buddy" (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) - I still wanna know what Ken is doing back there behind Allen.

Justin Abbasi said...

This is a great "idea" for a blog.

haha, but seriously it is

Marc said...

Allan is a slut. He is the subservient type of man Ken likes. He begins to remove his shirt as he hears Ken approaching. Allan wears a beautiful Butch silver cufflink bracelet. Ken gave it to him as a token of his ownership over Allan. Hot.

v1rag0 said...

It's definitely a real toy - I had one that was my mom's from the early 60s. I used to like to pretend that he would ask Barbie out and she would reject him.

David said...

I don't believe those are qutation marks. It looks like trademark symbols to me.

mindy said...

I knew it! I knew Ken was "gay"!

Prophet Margin said...

I think over here they answered the question as to which side of his toast was buttered. . .
http://infimp.blogspot.com/2004/08/barbies-wetdream-house.html

Jen said...

I totally nominate ken's "buddy" for the Greatest Hits list.