Mattel are releasing a special David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Barbie doll

12 July 2019, 09:56

Barbie Ziggy Stardust
Barbie Ziggy Stardust. Picture: Mattel

By Tom Eames

The new doll is to mark the 50th anniversary of Bowie's 'Space Oddity'.

Mattel have announced a new David Bowie-inspired Barbie doll to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the late singer's song ‘Space Oddity’.

The Bowie Barbie will cost $50 (£39), and the doll resembles Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era.

Speaking about the new doll, Mattel said: “Introducing Barbie® as David Bowie. In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie® honours the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire.

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“With a career spanning over five decades, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, and icon.

David Bowie Barbie
Picture: Mattel

"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.

Bowie first introduced the world to his Ziggy Stardust character in 1971, and based his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars around him.

The album featured the classic songs 'Starman' and 'Suffragette City'. The character later evolved into the era of Aladdin Sane.

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