When I was 10 yrs. old, I
had a Barbie™, Ken™, & Skipper™. One Barbie™
and one Ken™ case held everyone and their clothes.
I also got the Barbie™ and Ken™ Little Theatre for
Christmas one year. I knew about Midge™ but never
happened to own one. Unfortunately, I never ever
knew about Allan™ until I became a collector, decades
later. Somehow in my youth, he had escaped
me. Ken™ was always my favorite doll since I had
him first and he remained my favorite - until I saw
Allan™ for the first time. Allan's cuteness,
coloring and personality won me over. Even though
I collect most of the Barbie™ family made from
1959-1966, Allan™ is my most numerous doll and the one I
always refer to as my favorite.
Below are some photos I have taken of my dolls in
various storylines. Sometimes there isn't a
storyline at all, I just want to take a photo of them!
Allan™ in Ken's "Sleeper Set" pajamas, with his
alarm clock and late nite snack of milk and
cinnamon roll / honey bun.
The Mattel Fashion Booklet calls it a "sugar
bun". The "big alarm clock" is the same one
that comes with Barbie's pajamas.
Note also that in the Fashion Booklet, the outfit
was pictured with short sleeves.]
[Above: Reproduction Allan™ and Original
Allan™ hang out together cheering for their respective
[Above: Assorted Kens and Allans listen to
the big game strategy for the day's game at State U!]
[Above: The head of the cheerleading squad at
State U rallies some fraternity brothers together at
Next to that scene a double date is taking place for a
[Above: Five Allans get together to compare
notes on their respective schools! This could get
Next, a handsome
Allan™ shows off a red handmade sweater.
On the right, Barbie™ is late to a Fashion Editor meeting
and Ken™ offers to drive her in his Hot Rod!]
[Above left: Allan™modeling the "Rovin'
Reporter" red, white and blue suit! Hey Allan™,
you forgot your camera!
Above right: Barbie™ is confronted with a modern
Ken™ and thinks her original Ken™ has been abducted!]
[Above and below: This Reproduction Ken™ and
Original Allan™ act as emcees for a special Scholarship
Benefit evening gown competition for State U!]
[Above: Midge™ and Allan™ at State U.
In this scene, Allan is nervous about a meeting with the
Dean regarding his scholarship application.
Midge™ does her best to reassure Allan that everything
will go OK and that Allan™ has the grades and integrity
to get the scholarship!]
[Above: Four of my favorite Allans! I did a
little "sock switch" with the "Time for Tennis" outfit;
it originally comes with plain white socks, but these
match the sweater colors nicely!
"Time for Tennis" also came with green
sunglasses/goggles which I have but are not pictured
[Above: "Touchdown" Ken™ is added to the
sports lineup. He's suffering from a broken nose
received in the big game!
Next to them we have Ken ™ "Going Hunting", Allan™
wearing "The Yachtsman" and the "Ken Boxing" Fashion
Pak, modeled by a brunette Ken™.]
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