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David Bowie Barbie doll and Space Oddity single set out now
Just released is Mattel’s new “Barbie as Bowie” doll honoring David Bowie.
Billboard reported, “the doll is dressed as the late superstar’s extraterrestrial glam-rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, complete with his iconic striped metallic ‘space suit’ and platform red boots.
The dramatic look is topped off with Ziggy’s signature fiery-red hairdo and astral sphere forehead icon.” The “Barbie as Bowie” doll sells for $50.
Released today (July 12th) in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s signature “Space Oddity” single is a seven-inch vinyl EP box set.
According to the press release, the package includes “a special double seven-inch single of ‘Space Oddity’ featuring brand new remixes by Tony Visconti. The set and a one-track digital single of the single edit of the 2019 mix of ‘Space Oddity’ for streaming and download. (The box includes) a double-sided poster featuring an original ‘Space Oddity’ press advertisement and a Ray Stevenson shot of David taken on stage at the Save Rave ’69 concert at the London Palladium on November 30th, 1969, the backdrop featuring a N.A.S.A. astronaut. The set also includes an information card and a print featuring an alternative shot by Jojanneke Claassen from the ‘Space Oddity’ promo single cover session.”
Mattel have a new collectable @Barbie doll inspired by Bowie’s post-Ziggy Stardust creation, Aladdin Sane. The doll is dressed in one of the costumes sported by Bowie on his 1973 tour, with iconic red platform boots, red hair and gold disc on the forehead: https://t.co/98os8iFMzH pic.twitter.com/BlrrUIPuSm
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) July 11, 2019