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Once Upon A Barbie

Updated on July 6, 2016

Barbie & Ken: It's Over!

This is a story about the Barbie and Ken break up of 2005. I am not an expert at telling tales, but will do my best to describe and caption with detail as briefly and as accurately as possible the real story about the Barbie and Ken break up.

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The truth comes out.
The truth comes out.

Meet The Hearts.

The Heart Family used to live next door to Barbie and Ken.
The Heart Family used to live next door to Barbie and Ken.

Unfortunately, Mrs. Heart was a home wrecker.

Mrs. Heart and Ken were having an affair.
Mrs. Heart and Ken were having an affair.

Mrs. Heart was a gold digger, too.

Mrs. Heart had no heart.
Mrs. Heart had no heart.

Mrs. Heart was jealous of Barbie

She took advantage of Ken, who was currently going through a midlife crisis, and talked him into running away together..
She took advantage of Ken, who was currently going through a midlife crisis, and talked him into running away together..

Mr. Heart was down and out. Literally.

Once the separation was final, Mrs. Heart threw  Mr. Heart out on the curb with a baby in his arms, and the clothes on his back.
Once the separation was final, Mrs. Heart threw Mr. Heart out on the curb with a baby in his arms, and the clothes on his back.

Barbie Got On The Case

When she found out Ken was cheating with the home wrecker who threw Mr. Heart to the curb,  Barbie invited the destitute, broken-hearted Mr. Heart and his kids to stay with her and Skipper in their big 1982 mobile home.
When she found out Ken was cheating with the home wrecker who threw Mr. Heart to the curb, Barbie invited the destitute, broken-hearted Mr. Heart and his kids to stay with her and Skipper in their big 1982 mobile home.

A Happy Heart

Mr. Heart was thrilled to be living with a real Barbie, with a real family, in his own space  . . . .
Mr. Heart was thrilled to be living with a real Barbie, with a real family, in his own space . . . .

The Gift Of Dress

Mr. Heart was so overwhelmed by Barbie's generosity,  he gave her his ex-wife's dress that was thrown to the curb with the baby.
Mr. Heart was so overwhelmed by Barbie's generosity, he gave her his ex-wife's dress that was thrown to the curb with the baby.

Barbie's New Beau

Barbie was thrilled to be with  Mr. Heart, because he reminded her of that cute dad guy on the tv show, "The OC."
Barbie was thrilled to be with Mr. Heart, because he reminded her of that cute dad guy on the tv show, "The OC."

Mr. Heart Wants To Know

Mr. Heart asked Barbie to describe herself and what she does for a living.
Mr. Heart asked Barbie to describe herself and what she does for a living.

Barbie poured her heart out.

She admitted that she is one of the world's first super models, and one of the most famous 'models on call.'
She admitted that she is one of the world's first super models, and one of the most famous 'models on call.'

1984 Peaches and Cream

Barbie also admitted that she was the rare and desirable 1984 Peaches and Cream Barbie. She still had her original peach chiffon dress, cape, purse, and shoes to prove it.
Barbie also admitted that she was the rare and desirable 1984 Peaches and Cream Barbie. She still had her original peach chiffon dress, cape, purse, and shoes to prove it.

Barbie's Fashion Statement

She said she was one of the Mattel  dolls made to model  "Genuine Barbie"  black and white label designer gowns and clothes.  Barbie hit the Paris runway wearing a  designer Zebra Stripe Dress complete with silver belt and shoes.
She said she was one of the Mattel dolls made to model "Genuine Barbie" black and white label designer gowns and clothes. Barbie hit the Paris runway wearing a designer Zebra Stripe Dress complete with silver belt and shoes.
Barbie explained that her modeling job always keeps her on the go.  For travel she has a soft leatherette "Genuine Barbie" tagged Trench Coat complete with sunglasses and matching luggage .
Barbie explained that her modeling job always keeps her on the go. For travel she has a soft leatherette "Genuine Barbie" tagged Trench Coat complete with sunglasses and matching luggage .
Barbie also has a knee-length nightgown with matching robe and accessories.
Barbie also has a knee-length nightgown with matching robe and accessories.

Something About Skipper

 Barbie assured Mr. Heart that although Skipper's head wobbles a little, she is a real doll,
 Barbie assured Mr. Heart that although Skipper's head wobbles a little, she is a real doll,
and Skipper loves to baby sit.
and Skipper loves to baby sit.

Mr. Heart Has It All

Mr. Heart explained to Barbie  that his baby girl now has everything she needs - crib, food, clothes, rocking horse, high chair, toys,
Mr. Heart explained to Barbie that his baby girl now has everything she needs - crib, food, clothes, rocking horse, high chair, toys,

Hearts In The Right Place

Mr. Heart and his kids now have much, much, more with Barbie than they ever had before.
Mr. Heart and his kids now have much, much, more with Barbie than they ever had before.
Barbie is not interested in Ken anymore . . . .
Barbie is not interested in Ken anymore . . . .
She's interested in happy endings.
She's interested in happy endings.

What can you do with a great doll lot?

With a little imagination,
With a little imagination,

The Possibilities Are Endless

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Thank You For Being Here

The purpose of this page is to encourage creativity, spark the imagination, and provide educational material for collectors who are trying to identify Mattel Barbie products of the 1980s and the 1984 Peaches and Cream Barbie. If but for a brief moment this little page caught your attention, whether you leave a note or not, your stopping by is sincerely appreciated.


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Ken was a playboy.
Ken was a playboy. | Source

© 2014 Tonie Cook

What do you think of the Barbie Ken break up?

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      Keesha 

      3 years ago

      Now I know who the brainy one is, I'll keep loionkg for your posts.

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      mours sshields 

      4 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Very cute and imaginative! I used to play with Barbie's and now collect them!

      Marcia Ours

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