Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Going on Vaca-tion!

Well folks, this blog will be on hiatus for two weeks. Because I am going to HAWAII! (tomorrow!) This is going to be so much fun and I absolutely cannot wait. I also came down with a cold 4 days prior so I'm hoping the sun will be the perfect remedy.

But I do have a special post for you today which features not only Barbie, but also Ken!

For those of you that don't know, I love Toy Story. It's my favorite Pixar movie (with Cars and Monsters, Inc. also ranking very high in my list of favorites.)

*There are a few minor spoilers from Toy Story 3 and the Toy Story Toons so read with caution*

In Toy Story 3, Barbie was given away and while she was at her "temporary" new home she meets Ken. It's an absolutely hilarious sequence and I seriously laughed for 5 minutes. The Ken in the movie is modeled after the 1988 Animal Lovin' Ken. You can read about how he was picked for the role on "Man Behind The Doll" website here! (And if you haven't checked it out yet, great website by the way; entirely devoted to everything Ken!)

So at the end of the movie, Barbie and Ken are together at their new home and all is well. However, they are featured in their own Toy Story Toon short called "Hawaiian Vacation." (This short is featured at the beginning of the Cars 2 movie, seriously, it's worth the rental just to watch this 5 minute short.)

Ken wants to take Barbie to Hawaii when they find out their new owner, Bonnie, is going on vacation (the title of this post is what Bonnie says.) I won't tell you how but "somehow" Barbie and Ken get left behind. The movie is what antics follow when Ken realizes that he isn't going to Hawaii with Bonnie.

I found these dolls at Disneyland when I went last March. I just HAD to have them. I love them!

The only thing that bugs me is the paper lei's that they are wearing (which are supposed to be candy necklaces.) It would have looked so much better putting real plastic ones on the dolls.

Ken is dressed in a Hawaiian shirt with green sunglasses, white shorts, white loafers and holding a Hawaii Brochure.

Barbie is wearing everything pink. Pink floral pink top, pink shorts, pink and white belt and holding white cat-eye sunglasses. Oh, and can't forget the pink pumps!

More closeups. I like how they designed Ken. It's a close likeness to the 80's Ken!

Here's Barbie. I love her curly bangs.

And the back of the box showing a few pics of their "vacation."

But if you do get the chance to see "Hawaiian Vacation" it is very good!

Random info: do you know who does the voices for Ken and Barbie? Michael Keaton and Jodi Benson (who does the voice for Ariel in "The Little Mermaid.")

So I will see you back in 2 weeks! I do have "The Year of Haute Couture" post all ready for the morning of April 1st so you'll see that pop up on here. Until then!



Andrea said...

I hope you are felling better. Hawaii sounds divine. Have a wonderful vacation and enjoy the sun.

I love Toy Story too and I wouldn't have passed that set either, love the goofy expression on Kens face. I'm with you on the paper lei, paper accessories look so cheap if it's not magazines or stationary.

I have the two of the Barbies on the box back: Woody Barbie and Buzz Barbie, unfortunately Buzz Barbie is still waiting for me to find her outfit. We'll see what this year's fleamarkets can come up with.

Forestminuet said...

I love the Ken! Hes so funny. I also love the Toy Story Barbies. I got the Buzz Barbie dress at the thrift store so you are sure to find her outfit! They also have an aliens barbie, so cute.
I also have the Tour Guide Barbie from Toy Story 2. Do you have her?

Andrea said...

Not yet, but I will so get her, if I find one. She's so cute.