Barbie doll appears this year in a pink swimsuit. Her eyes open and close, and this is the only Barbie doll to have eyes that do so.
The "Little Theater" collection debuts with Guinevere in a stunning blue velvet gown. Other ensembles from this collection include Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and an Arabian Nights outfit.
Allan was advertised as Midge's boyfriend as well. Allan has the distinction of being the only one of Ken's friends to be given a last name.
The early versions of this vintage doll usually had red painted hair and brown eyes. Just like Ken, Allan was an 11 ½ " doll with straight arms and legs. One of the advertising hooks was that Allan could wear all the same clothes that Ken wore.
An interesting bit of trivia about the Allan doll is that he was named after Barbara Handler's husband, Allan Segal. (article continues below) Read more