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David Bowie gets the Barbie treatment in honor of the album that changed his career. The Barbie Signature Collection has released its second limited-edition Barbie doll as a Bowie doll to celebrate Bowie’s 50th birthday. Hunky-dory album on Wednesday, June 29.
The dapper doll is decked out in a replica of Bowie’s iconic powder blue suit worn in “Life on Mars?” music video produced and directed by Mick Lock.
Capturing Bowie’s unique style, the outfit is accessorized with a metallic print pinstripe shirt, polka dot tie and brown platform shoes. The doll features bright red hair – à la Bowie of the 70s glam era – with bold blue eye shadow bringing the epic look to life.
The David Bowie Barbie stands 11.5 inches tall and was released Wednesday at noon ET. It retails for $50 and is available at major retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Target, and Mattel Creations.
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Barbie first honored the music legend who died three years ago with a recreation of her alter ego Ziggy Stardust, complete with spacesuit and detailed makeup effects to match the original. Of course, Bowie isn’t the only music legend to be immortalized as a Barbie doll. He joins artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Cher and Elvis who have all been turned into Barbies.
Bowie’s Hunky-dory album is considered one of the most important albums in his discography. The LP was released in 1971 and produced by Bowie and Ken Scott.
“The totality Hunky-dory the album reflected my newfound enthusiasm for this new continent that had opened up to me,” Bowie said. rolling stone in 1999. “It was the first time that a real external situation affected me 100% to the point of changing my way of writing and my way of seeing things.”