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Mattel Releases Second David Bowie-Inspired Barbie Doll

Mattel has released a new David Bowie-inspired Barbie doll to mark the recent 50th anniversary of the late icon’s fourth studio album, “Hunky Dory.”

The American toymaker paid tribute to Bowie for the first time in 2019 with a doll reflecting the singer’s “Space Oddity” era.

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As announced yesterday (June 29), fans can now get their hands on a second collectible doll for $50 (£41.30) – buy yours here.

The latest Barbie-as-Bowie toy dons the bespoke powder blue suit Bowie wore in the official ‘Life On Mars?’ music video, with a metallic printed pinstripe shirt, trendy tie and platform shoes.

“Her bold blue eyeshadow and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie’s 70s glam era bring this look to life,” read a description. The doll comes with a stand and a certificate of authenticity, according to Mattel.

Check out the preview images below.

A 50th anniversary vinyl reissue of “Hunky Dory” was released earlier this year – just a day before what would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday (January 8).

Earlier this month, an unreleased version of “Starman” was released to celebrate 50 years of Bowie’s fifth studio album, “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.”

A limited edition half-speed vinyl reissue of the aforementioned record followed soon after.

Press materials hailed the complete original project as “the groundbreaking album that catapulted David Bowie into the international spotlight”, adding that it “remained a landmark record, growing year on year”.