|Bus stop ad in downtown Toronto|
The route I take to work is the last place I thought I'd ever find anything 'Barbie'. Alas, there it was at a bus stop ad!
To those unfamiliar with the Barbie saga, here's a quick recap:
-In 1959, Barbie made her way into the world at a New York toy fair.
-In 1961, Barbie was joined by a shiny, new accessory....known to the world as her boyfriend, Ken.
-In 2004, a day before Valentine's day, Barbie broke up with Ken, after 43 years of being together, to run off with an Australian dude named Blaine.
|Debut Silkstone Barbie with Fashion Insider Silkstone Ken.|
(Debut Silkstone Barbie debuted in 2009 as a tribute to the 1959 original for Barbie's 50th plastic year.)
Fast-forward to now....It's 2011 and Ken is turning 50. Valentine's day is also just around the corner. Can it be that Mattel is stirring something up for a triumphant reunion of the ultimate plastic couple to celebrate Ken's milestone? I guess we just have to wait and see.