David Bowie has been immortalized in a new, limited-edition Barbie.
Designed to capture Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust alter-ego, the doll features Barbie donning the singer’s metallic red and blue space suit, along with over-sized platform boots. Additional details include makeup — featuring Ziggy’s astral sphere forehead icon — and a bright red hairstyle similar to that made famous by the singer.
Musician ⚡️Artist ⚡Icon ⚡️Introducing #Barbie as #DavidBowie 👩🎤, the pioneer of sound and vision whose music continues to show the world how to reach for the stars!— Barbie (@Barbie) July 11, 2019
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Describing the release as “a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons,” toymaker Mattel referred to the late music legend as “the ultimate pop chameleon,” praising his “unique presence in contemporary culture.”
The announcement of Bowie Barbie coincides with the 50th anniversary of the rocker’s breakthrough single, “Space Oddity.” Released in 1969, just days before Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, the track peaked at No. 5 on the U.K. charts. Though it originally failed resonate in the U.S., a 1973 reissue climbed to No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.