(Ken Carson) is a Mattel toy doll
introduced by Mattel
in 1961 as the fictional boyfriend of toy doll Barbie
, introduced in 1959. Similar to his female counterpart, Ken had a fantastically fashionable line of clothing and accessories. In the Barbie mythos
, Ken and Barbie met on the set of a TV commercial in 1961. Mattel has never specified the precise nature of their relationship. Since his debut, Ken has held at least forty occupations.