The 50th anniversary of David Bowie‘s 1969 single “Space Oddity,” which would put the innovative musician/pop culture icon on the map for good, is here — and so, coincidentally, is a brand new David Bowie Barbie doll from Mattel that does the Thin White Duke justice.
— Barbie (@Barbie) July 11, 2019
The new doll, featuring Bowie’s trademark Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit and aesthetic, is a special release from Mattel and will cost $50 (click here for more details on that) for those lucky enough to get one. More details from the company’s blog:
As a Gold Label™ doll, this will only be produced in limited quantities, and comes with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. It’s a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, as Barbie® honors the pioneer of sound and vision, English singer, songwriter, and actor, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire.
Dressed as Bowie’s fantastic sci-fi alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, Barbie® wears the iconic metallic ‘space suit’ with red and blue stripes and flared shoulders, and Bowie’s signature cherry-red platform boots. Special details include bold makeup – featuring the famed astral sphere forehead icon – and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie’s fiery-red locks.
The doll will arrive (not from Mars, just from our warehouse!) in specially-designed packaging, displaying a collage of images from Bowie’s early career. It’s another respectful aspect of this tribute to a musical genius who redefined rock and roll. It also makes Barbie® David Bowie Doll the ultimate collector’s item for Bowie and Barbie® fans alike.