If anyone still remembers, Barbie and Ken actually split up last 2004 on Valentine’s Day. Now, Mattel is asking Facebook users to vote on whether one of the most iconic US couples ever should be reunited after a seven-year split.
Mattel is asking the public to weigh in on whether they belong together. After the big break-up, Barbie began a dalliance with an Australian surfer dude-doll called Blaine and Ken dumped his role as Barbie’s eternal sidekick and “stepped out in a big way,” Mattel says on the Facebook page for the two dolls.
Ken went on to win critical acclaim for his role in Toy Story 3, and also made appearances at Fashion Week in New York, the page says. But even as he revelled in his new-found celebrity, Ken’s aim was always to win back Barbie, Mattel says.
“Having explored the singles scene after his starring role in Toy Story 3, Ken now knows Barbie is the only doll for him”. Mattel said in a statement outlining some of the “epic romantic gestures” the boy doll is making to win back his girl.
Woooh. So are you going to join in on the poll and help Barbie and Ken get back together? Visit their Facebook page now and vote!