1982 Sunsational Malibu Ken, All Star Ken, Jeans Ken, Jogging Ken & Fashion Jeans Ken

SUNSATIONAL MALIBU KEN #1088

Sunsational Malibu Ken was the first Ken available in various ethnic types, unless of course you count Hawaiian Ken from 1979, but he was just a regular Mod Ken with slightly darker skin and brown eyes. The new racially diverse Kens came with new head-molds. In Canada he was also known as Malibu Ken or Formidable Ken Malibu, and in Sweden as Golden Ken.

1982 #1088 Sunsational Ken
1982 #1088 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #1088 Sunsational Ken
1982 #1088 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #1088 Sunsational Ken
1982 #1088 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #1088 Sunsational Ken
1982 #1088 Sunsational Malibu Ken accessories
1982 #1088 Sunsational Ken
Identification: 1088-0500 6 © Mattel Inc. 1968 Hong Kong.
1984 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken in original packaging
1984 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken in original packaging
1984 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken in original packaging
Reverse of packaging
1982 #1088 Sunsational Malibu Ken in original packaging
1982 #1088 Sunsational Malibu Ken in variation packaging
1982 #1088 Sunsational Malibu Ken reverse of packaging
Reverse of variation packaging
1982 #1088 Malibu Ken (Canadian version)
1982 #1088 Malibu Ken (Canadian version)
1982 #1088 Malibu Ken (Canadian version)
Reverse of Canadian packaging
1982 #1088 Malibu Ken (European version)
1982 #1088 Malibu Ken (European version)

SUNSATIONAL MALIBU KEN #3849

This afro-haired Sunsational Malibu Ken is the first ever black Ken. His head-mold is unique.

1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken accessories
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
Identification: 1088-0500 6 © Mattel Inc. 1968 Hong Kong.
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
Identification: © 1981 Mattel Inc.
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken in original packaging
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken
Reverse of packaging
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken in original packaging
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken in variation packaging
1982 #3849 Sunsational Malibu Ken in original packaging
Reverse of variation packaging

ALL STAR KEN #3553

All Star Ken is my favourite of all the more articulated Superstar era Kens. He is certainly the cutest. Maybe part of his appeal is that he is more like a boy’s toy than any other Ken. In Canada he was also known as Le Champion Ken, and in Europe as Athlete Ken or Ken Athlète.

1982 #3553 All Star Ken
1982 #3553 All Star Ken
1982 #3553 All Star Ken
1982 #3553 All Star Ken
1982 #3553 All Star Ken
1982 #3553 All Star Ken
1982 #3553 All Star Ken
1982 #3553 All Star Ken accessories
1982 #3553 All Star Ken
Identification: © Mattel Inc. 1968 Taiwan
1982 #3553 All Star Ken in original packaging
1982 #3553 All Star Ken in original packaging
1982 #3553 All Star Ken original packaging
Reverse of packaging
1982 #3553 All Star Ken (Canadian version)
1982 #3553 All Star Ken (Canadian version)
1982 #3553 All Star Ken (Canadian version)
Reverse of Canadian packaging
1982 #3553 All Star Ken (European version)
1982 #3553 All Star Ken (European version)
1982 #3553 All Star Ken (European version) packaging
Reverse of European packaging

JEANS KEN #3903

Jeans Ken was a European release. I’ve never found a NRFB version, so don’t know for certain whether his jeans originally came with the back pocket sticker shown, but it seems likely. It certainly doesn’t belong to Fashion Jeans Ken or Fashion Collectibles #1377, and I’m not aware of any other outfits which had such a sticker.

1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken sneakers
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
Identification: 1088-0500 6 © Mattel Inc. 1968 Hong Kong.
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken in original packaging
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
Reverse of packaging

JOGGING KEN #3988

I’ve seen Jogging Ken with shorts in royal blue, this pale metallic blue, and in lilac. I’m still unsure whether the lilac is a variation, or just the oddly faded metallic blue ones. Released in Europe and Canada. In Canada he was also known as Au Marathon Ken.

1982 #3988 Jogging Ken
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken
1982 #3903 Jeans Ken sneakers
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken
Identification: 1088-0500 10 © Mattel Inc. 1968 Hong Kong
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken (European version)
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken (European version)
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken (European version)
Reverse of European packaging
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken (French/Canadian version)
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken (French/Canadian version)
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken (French/Canadian version)
Reverse of French/Canadian packaging

The French/Canadian version was obviously sold in Germany too, as it has also been found with the German sticker.

1982 #3988 Jogging Ken with German sticker (European packaging)
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken with German sticker (European packaging)
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken with German sticker (French/Canadian packaging)
1982 #3988 Jogging Ken with German sticker (French/Canadian packaging)

FASHION JEANS KEN #5316

Fashion Jeans Ken is one of the few Superstar era Kens whose head and face-paint can vary a lot from doll to doll. They were produced in the Philippines and Hong Kong and came with either side- or rear-facing hands. In Canada he was also known as Ken en Jeans and in Italy as Ken Moda Jeans.

1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken boots
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (Made in Philippines)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (Made in Philippines)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (Made in Philippines) packaging
Reverse of packaging (Made in Philippines)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (Made in Hong Kong)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (Made in Hong Kong)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
Side of packaging (Made in Hong Kong)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (Canadian version)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (Canadian version)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (Canadian version)
Reverse of Canadian packaging
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken (European version)
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken
Identification: © 1968 Mattel Inc. U.S. & For. Patd. Other Pats. Pending Philippines
1982 #5316 Fashion Jeans Ken markings
Or: 1088-0500 2 ©Mattel Inc. 1968 Hong Kong

BOOKLETS & CATALOGUES

The Mattel Wish List shows All Star Ken, but the description is for a Sunsational Malibu Ken.

From 1982 World of Fashion booklet
From 1982 World of Fashion booklet
From 1982 Mattel Wish List brochure
From 1982 Mattel Wish List brochure
From 1982 Mattel Success For All Seasons catalogue
From 1982 Mattel Success For All Seasons catalogue
From 1982 Mattel Success For All Seasons catalogue
From 1982 Mattel Success For All Seasons catalogue
From 1982 Mattel Success For All Seasons catalogue
From 1982 Mattel Success For All Seasons catalogue
From 1982 Mattel Success For All Seasons catalogue
From 1982 Mattel Success For All Seasons catalogue
From 1982 Aldens Christmas catalogue
From 1982 Aldens Christmas catalogue
From 1982 Aldens Christmas catalogue
From 1982 Aldens Christmas catalogue
From 1982 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalogue
From 1982 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalogue
From 1982 Orgill Brothers & Co. catalogue
From 1982 Orgill Brothers & Co. catalogue
From 1982 JCPenney Christmas catalogue
From 1982 JCPenney Christmas catalogue
From 1982 Sears Wish Book
From 1982 Sears Wish Book
From 1982 Sears Wish Book
From 1982 Sears Wish Book
From 1982 Simpsons Sears Christmas catalogue
From 1982 Canadian Simpsons Sears Christmas catalogue
From 1982 British Mattel Toys catalogue
From 1982 British Mattel Toys catalogue
From 1982 French Mattel dealer catalogue
From 1982 French Mattel dealer catalogue
From 1982 French Mattel toy brochure
From 1982 French Mattel toy brochure

The Austrian booklet below right shows Fashion Jeans Ken but describes him as Jeans Ken.

1982_From French 3 Suisses autumn/winter catalogue
From 1982 French 3 Suisses autumn/winter catalogue
From 1982 Austrian Barbie Hit Parade booklet
From 1982 Austrian Barbie Hit Parade booklet
From 1982 Italian Barbie booklet
From 1982 Italian Barbie booklet
1982 Italian Mattel Christmas toy catalogue
From 1982 Italian Mattel Christmas toy catalogue
1982 Italian advertisement
1982 Italian advertisement
From 1982 German Barbie booklet
From 1982 German Barbie booklet
From 1982 German Barbie booklet
From 1982 German Barbie booklet
From 1982 German Mattel catalogue
From 1982 German Mattel catalogue