Thursday, May 30, 2013

Texas A&M University Ken® Doll - African American | Barbie Collector

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Texas A&M University Ken® Doll - African American | Barbie Collector <== Click to read full description.

I just found out about this guy.  (Basic Model 17 head sculpt on what appears to be a semi-articulated body -- hope I am wrong since his knees look slightly bent.  Perhaps they are articulated, too.)

Update (05/31/13):
Ken is a playscale version of a Texas Aggie Yell Squad member.  According to their website, "the Fightin' Texas Aggie Yell Leaders... are the leaders of the unique spirit for which Texas A&M is so well known. The Yell Leaders are comprised of five students that are elected by the student body. They are the official spirit organization of the university and they lead Aggie fans in 'yells' during athletic events and other school events. Unlike cheerleaders, the Yell Leaders do not perform gymnastic feats. Instead they use a variety of hand signals, called 'pass backs', to direct and intensify the crowd."

So don't go callin' him a cheerleader.

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9 comments:

  1. OMG, a black articulated body (maybe fully)! You know people are going to be snapping him up in droves!

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    1. Yes, I know, Muff. I wonder if he will show up locally or if I should just order online. I try to avoid shipping "at all costs." Hopefully BC will have a sale soon to justify the online purchase of one or two of him since currently they don't have anything else that interests me.

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  2. Salvador L.A. on flickr, said he was able to confirm (I don't know source) that they are FULLY articulate. Sounds good so far.... :))

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    1. Woo hoo! Thanks for sharing this Tracy India. It is long overdue if this is true... long overdue. I need to order one.

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    2. Just received confirmation from a reliable source that Texas A&M Ken has the Harley body -- fully pose-able!

      Ye-ah!

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  3. Great news! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Let me second that confirmation. Got my doll today. Took some super quick pix. http://www.flickr.com/photos/megsense/

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing the images of your Texas A&M Ken. Congratulations on being among those able to receive a doll from the first run.

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