David Bowie Barbie Doll released by Mattel
In honor of the 50th anniversary of “Space Oddity,” which first came out on a 7″ single on July 11, 1969, Mattel has unveiled a new limited edition David Bowie Barbie, dressed as Ziggy Stardust. From the description:
Introducing Barbie® as David Bowie. In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie® honors the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire. With a career spanning over five decades, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, and icon. He was, and remains to be, a unique presence in contemporary culture. Dressed as Bowie’s fantastic sci-fi alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, in the iconic metallic ‘space suit,’ this collectible Barbie® doll honors the cultural legacy of the musical genius who redefined rock and roll. Subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary.
Included with doll: Blouse, pant, boots, doll stand
Customization: Painted fingernails, painted art on forehead
Fashion: Metallic suit and platform boots
It’s available for preorder now and due to begin shipping later this month, and its packaging includes images for Bowie’s early career. See pictures in the gallery above.
There’s also a generic “Barbie Rockstar Doll,” as well as Barbie’s current collection of celebrity-inspired dolls, which includes multiple Chers and Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross, and Frank Sinatra, among others.
Meanwhile, Peter Murphy is paying tribute to Bowie in NYC in August. Also, find out your favorite Bowie album based on your favorite genre of music.