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Mattel Unveils David Bowie-Inspired Barbie to Celebrate 'Space Oddity' 50th Anniversary: Exclusive

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Mattel Unveils David Bowie-Inspired Barbie to Celebrate 'Space Oddity' 50th Anniversary: Exclusive

7/11/2019 by Taylor Weatherby

David Bowie's vibrant spirit lives on -- now in Barbie form.

Mattel revealed Thursday (July 11) that Barbie will honor the legendary singer's legacy with a collectible doll. Dubbed Barbie as Bowie, the doll is dressed as the late superstar's extraterrestrial glam-rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, complete with his iconic striped metallic "space suit" and platform red boots. The dramatic look is topped off with Ziggy's signature fiery-red hairdo and astral sphere forehead icon.

The Bowie Barbie doll was created by Mattel in partnership with the 2019 The David Bowie Archive under license to Perryscope Productions LLC/Epic Rights. Its July 11 release marks the 50th anniversary of the UK release of Bowie's "Space Oddity" single, from the singer's 1969 album of the same name.

Fans can purchase the David Bowie collector Barbie doll for $50 on Mattel's website or at retailers nationwide starting now. Check out some exclusive images of the Barbie as Bowie doll below.



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Taylor Weatherby, Khareem Sudlow