Mattel Releases David Bowie Barbie To Celebrate 50 Years Of 'Space Oddity'

On Thursday (July 11), David Bowie's first hit single "Space Oddity" turned 50 years old, and to celebrate the momentous occasion Mattel decided to release a special edition Barbie doll in honor of the late glam rocker. Yeah, you read that right: you can now by a David Bowie Barble.

The doll, dressed head to toe like the rockstar's iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust — metallic jumpsuit, platform boots, facepaint and all — is priced at $50 and is available to purchase via Barbie's official website (though be warned, it's currently backordered until July 29).

"Introducing Barbie® as David Bowie. In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie® honors the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire," the doll's description reads. "With a career spanning over five decades, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, and icon. 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. Subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary."

Find more info here and check out some pictures of the doll below.

 

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