40th Anniversary Ken Doll. Anniversary Dolls. Collector Edition Designed by: Sharon Zuckerman Release Date: 6/1/2001 Commemorating Ken® doll’s 40th anniversary, Ken wears a smart tuxedo. Ken is dressed for the occasion, in an elegant black tuxedo, complete with a white satin shawl collar and pink boutonniere. Ken also comes with a boxed mini replica of the very first Ken doll wearing his red bathing suit and yellow towel, circa 1961.