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Barbie pays tribute to music icon Tina Turner with an all-new doll

Tina Turner’s new Barbie is simply the best.

If you’re wondering why this doll is better than all the others, it’s because of the extensive work that went into perfecting every detail of the 82-year-old music icon’s mini-me – right down to her signature hairstyle. .

Barbie Signature Music Series Tina Turner doll ($55) wears a petite version of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s outfit from her 40th-anniversary “What’s Love Got to Do With It” music video: a black leather minidress , denim jacket, sheer black tights and heels, plus Turner’s red lipstick and exaggerated ’80s hair.

“We used lots of screenshots to see the hair from all angles,” designer Bill Greening said in a statement. “A lot of teasing and hairspray was involved!”

Mattel announced the news on Instagram with the message, “Barbie is proud to honor the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n Roll’ unparalleled career with @TinaTurner Barbie doll,” adding, “Collectors and music fans can celebrate music icon. with the new Signature #Barbie doll.

Fans raved about the doll, commenting “WELL DONE BARBIE LEGEND! 🔥🔥🔥” and “Iconic, I’m in awe of the hair❤️ 🔥👏.”

This isn’t the first time one of Turner’s epic outfits has been reimagined into art; the famous Versace dress she wore on tour in the 90s became an NFT at Art Basel in 2021, with a little help from the superstar’s former stylist, Wayne Scot Lukas.

The 12-time Grammy winner isn’t the only music icon with her very own Barbie; David Bowie and Gloria Estefan have also been immortalized in doll form.