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David Bowie edition Barbie

The original mellow-thighed chick makes her way to Suffragette City:

Introducing Barbie® as David Bowie. In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie® honors the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire. With a career spanning over five decades, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, and icon. He was, and remains, a unique presence in contemporary culture. Dressed as Bowie’s fantastic sci-fi alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, in the iconic metallic “space suit,” this collectible Barbie® doll honors the cultural legacy of the musical genius who redefined rock and roll. Subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary.

Fifty bucks, says Mattel. I am tempted, especially if she can actually be had at that price; a couple of eBay listings have her in triple digits.


  1. McGehee »

    14 July 2019 · 11:45 pm

    Thing is, Bowie went through so many iterations, to do him justice they’d need to release at least half a dozen different Barbies-Who-Fell-to-Earth.

    Oops, have I just given away Mattel’s master plan?

  2. fillyjonk »

    15 July 2019 · 5:18 pm

    I’ve tried all day to come up with a “Space Oddity” joke, but am so far stymied.

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