Mattel has announced that Barbie will celebrate the 50th anniversary of David Bowie‘s classic Space Oddity with a new collectible doll named “Barbie as Bowie.”
The doll, created by Mattel in partnership with The David Bowie Archive, is dressed as the legendary singer’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust, with the iconic stripped metallic “space suit” and platform red boots in place. It sports Ziggy’s fiery-red hairdo and astral sphere forehead icon as well.
Bowie released his self-titled debut album and made the top 10 in the U.K. with his 1967 single “The Laughing Gnome,” but Space Oddity was his first pop masterpiece.
The Mattel website notes the collectible Barbie doll honors the cultural legacy of the musical genius who redefined rock and roll.
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