Actual images of the currently sold out at BarbieCollector.com Texas A&M University Ken doll were shared with me by fellow doll enthusiast, Cynthia Wilson. Cynthia graciously allowed me to share her images here along with a comparison image of Aggie Ken with Barbie Basics Model 17. (Click the images to enlarge.)
|This image includes the back of the box which contains the lyrics of the Aggie War Hymn. Before the dolls sold out, smart shopper, Cynthia, purchased two.|
|After Cynthia freed one, he immediately showed off his articulated arms.|
|Now his wrist action and additional elbow movement are illustrated along with a closer look at his handsome face.|
|A little knee and ankle flexion and extension took place next.|
The final image is a comparison of Texas A&M Ken with Barbie Basics Model 17.
Cynthia and I agree that Aggie Ken appears to have a wider face with darker hair. Cynthia also thinks the articulated doll's top lip is fuller. (He's from Texas and we all know that things are bigger in Texas.)
Thank you again Cynthia for sharing your images and congratulations on being among those who received quantities of the first run of this doll.
The link to six additional images of Texas A&M Ken were shared by blog reader, Meg Sense. These can be viewed here (nude doll caution). Thanks Meg Sense for the share!
Hopefully, for those of us who “slept” on placing our online orders, stock will be replenished soon or Texas A&M Ken will show up in our local markets. It is also my hope that Mattel acts upon the loud and clear message that articulated African American male dolls (in more than one head sculpt) are desired and will indeed sell.
For those interested, here is Texas A&M Ken's Ordering Page (to bookmark and check for replenishment of stock). Note that the "add to bag" option is available, but once it is clicked "unavailable" appears.)
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