Mattel's David Bowie Barbie dressed as Ziggy Stardust sells out

There Is Now A David Bowie Barbie If That’s How You’d Prefer To Immortalise Ziggy Stardust

There Is Now A David Bowie Barbie If That’s How You’d Prefer To Immortalise Ziggy Stardust

The company has released a collectible doll dressed as Bowie's extraterrestrial rocker Ziggy Stardust, made to honour "the cultural legacy of the musical genius who redefined rock'n'roll".

David Bowie's first hit single "Space Oddity" turned 50 years old, and to celebrate the momentous occasion Mattel chose to release a special edition Barbie doll in honor of the late glam rocker. He first debuted the character with the release of his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars in 1972.

Barbie traded in her traditional blonde locks for Bowie's red mullet haircut and is wearing a metallic jumpsuit fit for a rock star or space explorer. The doll also comes wearing the singer's famous space suit and red platform boots.

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Lady Stardust's androgynous appearance marks another iteration of the doll, replicating in a small way the reinvention that Bowie employed during his monumental career.

"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 " writes Mattel's Allen Voivod.

The doll's packaging will include a specially designed collage, featuring images from Bowie's early career.

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