Bloggers and collectors are cracking up and cracking jokes over this delicacy of a Ken doll. One asks if Mattel has lost its fucking marbles. Actually I was wondering that same thing when I heard about the American Girl, Gwen, the $95 homeless doll. Yes, Mattel owns American Girl if you didn't know. After that, I'm not surprised that Mattel would put out a doll like this.

Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken @ $69.
Cool sophistication in breezy Palm Beach! Sporting a dashing jacquard-patterned jacket with a light pink polo shirt and crisp white pants, Ken doll is ready for Palm Beach social season, sunning by the pool and a stroll with his little companion. Fashion designed exclusively for the Silkstone Barbie doll body. Includes Ken doll, jacket, pink polo shirt, white shoes, dog with leash, swim trunks and accessories, doll stand and certificate of authenticity.
Mr. Palm Beach is part of the 2010 Silkstone collection which consists of three female dolls and Ken. Apparently even Silkies need someone to shop with.

Palm Beach Swimsuit Barbie @ $49

When the social season heats up Barbie cools down in sunny style. Warm hues of orange and gold compliment the rich tones of poolside Palm Beach! A perfect locale to flaunt a perfectly fashionable swim ensemble! Fashion designed exclusively for the Silkstone Barbie doll body. Includes Barbie doll, swim suit, cover-up, sunglasses, sandals, doll stand and certificate of authenticity.

Palm Beach Breeze Barbie @ $69.

Winter blues are never welcome in Palm Beach! But the perfect outfit for sharing warm greetings, cold drinks, and tall tales? A cool caftan, sparkling with sequins and worn with bold earrings! Fashion designed exclusively for the Silkstone® Barbie® doll body. Includes Barbie® doll, caftan, earrings, sandals, doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity.

Palm Beach Coral Barbie @ $139.99

The ultimate in beauty, sophistication and Palm Beach social style! Barbie doll is ready for an elegant evening out wearing a stunning gown designed with cascading coral branches delicately accented with vibrant beads and beautiful matching earrings. Fashion designed exclusively for the Silkstone Barbie doll body. Includes Barbie doll, gown, earrings, shoes, doll stand and certificate of authenticity.

I plan to get the Ken doll as he is truly unique. I love the doll and the fashion on the Coral Barbie but I won't pay $139.99 for a Silkstone doll. Does she walk and talk? Is she articulated?
The dolls are scheduled to be available starting in February 2010 for the Swimsuit version, March for Breeze, April for Sugar Daddy and May for Coral.
I predict that Sugar Daddy will be very, very popular.


  1. Oh, poor Ken. Mattel rarely styles him well. Remember Earring Magic Ken? ::shudder::

  2. The Ken IS very interesting but I'm very leery of pre-ordering any Mattel. Who knows what the actual doll will look like? Too many times, the prototype is better than the actual production doll and I fear that this Ken may go the same way.

    Fran in NYC

  3. Oh dear, I'm worried about Ken, it seems he's having an identity crisis. Someone help him find himself please!!

  4. i risked it and ordered him. thanks for providing which dealer had best price! i just hope he looks a bit like this -- kind of an older-ish ken.

  5. Anonymous (ib): I hope he looks great because I'm so tempted to pre-order that it might happen in an impulsive moment. I almost did it last night but I realized that he's months away from being available. I figure I have a little time.
    Thanks for posting!

  6. Who are they targeting? The flaming gay market???? I think he's trolling for Pop Life Ken!!!

    Now, if he looked more like FR's l'homme men, that would be different. If Mattel is leading in this arena, no wonder they're having financial touble!!!

    1. I think he is supposed to look like one of those Palm Beach millionaires is my reckoning lol

  7. The Palm Beach Coral gown/coat is one of my all time favourite pieces in the history of Silkstone.

    I like the idea of the Palm Beach Breeze caftan but as I like to photograph my dolls, it is impossible to photograph it without the doll looking like she's wearing a tent.

  8. I don't understand why everyone is picking on this Ken, he goes with that Palm Beach sugar daddy look as I'm sure that is what he is supposed to look like with the four amazing dolls that are part of this set I love so much!