Ken, Allan etc.
Ken ( Ken Carson ) was introduced in 1961 as the fictional boyfriend of Barbie . Like Barbie, Ken had also a fantastic fashionable line of clothing and accessories . In the history of Barbie they met on the set of a TV commercial in 1961. Mattel has never specified the exact nature of their relationship. Since its debut , Ken has had at least forty professions. In 1963 with the introduction of Midge Hadley ( Barbie 's friend ) , Allan Sherwood was designed. Mattel introduced Allan in 1964, the same year as Skipper. It was advertised as Ken's best friend and the relationship of Midge .