1987 Jewel Secrets Ken & Tennis Ken

This is the last year described here in any detail. Ken and his clothing became simply too tacky, as the ridiculously uncollectable Jewel Secrets Ken below demonstrates. Since 2006 things have certainly picked up, and some fantastic Kens have been produced, but my collection ends here.


JEWEL SECRETS KEN

The Caucasian Jewel Secrets Ken has a new head-mold which was used twice more; for the Barbie and the Rockers Ken (blonde), and the BiBops Bobby doll (auburn). Mattel took tacky to a whole new level with all three dolls, especially Jewel Secrets Ken, who came with this glitzy silver outfit and super-cheap accessories. Which is a shame, as it does tend to disguise the fact that he has quite a handsome face. In France he was also known as Ken Diamant, in Canada as Ken Bijoux Secrets, in Italy as Ken Gioielli Segreti, and in Spain as Ken Diamantes. Mattel Mexico possibly produced a version called Ken Brillantes Secretos as companion to their Barbie.

JEWEL SECRETS KEN #1719

1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken accessories
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken identification
Identification: © Mattel Inc. 1968 Malaysia
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken in original packaging
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken variation packaging
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken (European version)
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken (Canadian version)
1987 #1719 Jewel Secrets Ken (Canadian version)

This example of the Spanish Ken Diamantes is sadly missing everything except his original silver tailcoat, but you can see the complete doll in the boxed version below.

1987 #1719 Ken Diamantes (Spanish version)
1987 #1719 Ken Diamantes (Spanish version)
1987 #1719 Ken Diamantes (Spanish version)
1987 #1719 Ken Diamantes (Spanish version)
1987 #1719 Ken Diamantes (Spanish version)
Identification: © Mattel Inc. 1968 Spain
1987 #1719 Ken Diamantes (Spanish version)
1987 #1719 Ken Diamantes (Spanish version)

JEWEL SECRETS KEN #3232

1987 #3232 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #3232 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #3232 Jewel Secrets Ken
1987 #3232 Jewel Secrets Ken variation packaging

KENNY JEWEL SECRETS #8719

1988 #8719 Kenny Jewel Secrets (Argentinian version)
1987 #8719 Kenny Jewel Secrets (Argentinian version)

TENNIS KEN #1761

Tennis Ken or Ken Tennis was released in Europe, Canada and Mexico. Domestically he was only available together with Barbie in the Tennis Stars #7801 gift set.

1987 #1761 Tennis Ken
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken accessories
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken
Identification: © 1968 Mattel Inc. US & For. Patd. Other Pats Pending Malaysia
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken in original packaging
1987 #1761 Tennis Ken in original packaging
1987 #1761 Ken Tennis (Mexico)
Reverse of Mexican Barbie packaging
1987 #7801 Tennis Stars Barbie & Ken
1987 #7801 Tennis Stars Barbie & Ken

BOOKLETS & CATALOGUES

From Mattel Toys 1987 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1987 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1987 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1987 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1987 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1987 catalogue
From 1987 Sears Wish Book For Kids
From 1987 Sears Wish Book For Kids
From 1987 Sears Wish Book For Kids
From 1987 Sears Wish Book For Kids
From 1987 Canadian Sears Wish Book
From 1987 Canadian Sears Wish Book
From 1987 European Barbie booklet
From 1987 European Barbie booklet
From 1987 European Barbie booklet
From 1987 European Barbie booklet
From 1987 French Barbie booklet
From 1987 French Barbie booklet
From 1987 French Barbie booklet
From 1987 French Barbie booklet
From 1987 French Barbie booklet
From 1987 French Barbie booklet
From 1987 French Barbie booklet
From 1987 French Barbie booklet
From 1987 Swiss Grand Passage catalogue
From 1987 Swiss Grand Passage catalogue
1987 Danish Tennis Ken advertising
1987 Danish Tennis Ken advertising

Rockers Ken and the second version of Derek can be found in the section 1986-87 Derek & Ken Rockers.