In 1961 the first Ken arrived on the scene. He was named after Barbie creator Ruth Handlers, son. He was Barbie's boyfriend. He came with either brunette or blonde flocked hair. In 1962 his hair was changed to a molded head. (He didn't get real hair again until 1972.) In 1965 a bendable version arrived.
My 1962 Ken has molded hair and arrived in his original clothing!!