David Bowie gets his very own Barbie doll

13 July, 2019, 15:57 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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The popular toy brand released a new Barbie inspired by David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust.

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. Of course, there will also be thigh-high platform red boots.

The doll, sporting a striped metallic jumpsuit symbolizes Bowie's alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. The doll is said to be priced at ₹3,425.92 ($50).

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

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The iconic rock release coincided with the moon landing and the two anniversaries have combined for an immersive app experience, along with a limited edition David Bowie release.

Mattel is not letting the fact that the Ziggy era postdates "Space Oddity" by several years interfere with anniversary plans, since a Major Tom doll would have been far less recognizable, not to mention playing with the androgyny issues even more.

The same report states that this week Mattel also announced a one-off Barbie doll which will honour and thus celebrate Samantha Cristoforetti, the Italian astronaut. Cristoforetti held the record for longest International Space Station mission by a woman back in 2014, reaching 199 days.



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