There’s a new Barbie doll and it’s dressed up as David Bowie

There’s a new Barbie doll and it’s dressed up as David Bowie

Mattel unveiled a limited edition doll dressed up as the late musician’s iconic Ziggy Stardust alter-ego.

David Bowie Barbie doll
Mattel unveiled its latest Barbie doll, inspired by the late David Bowie. (Photo: Mattel)

A limited edition David Bowie Barbie was unveiled Thursday (Jul 11) by toymaker Mattel to honor the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic singer's hit single Space Oddity.

The doll, sporting a striped metallic jumpsuit with matching platform red boots and cosmic accessories, symbolises Bowie's bisexual alien messenger alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.

"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," Mattel said in introducing the $50 (S$68) doll.

It added that the collectible was a tribute to "the cultural legacy of the musical genius who redefined rock and roll."

The singer, who died in 2016, had said that his classic 1969 single Space Oddity was inspired by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's epic film 2001, which was released a year earlier.

Mattel this week also launched a doll of astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the European Space Agency's only active female astronaut, as part of a project to inspire more girls to explore careers in science and technology.

(Source: AFP)

Source: AFP/mm

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