Mattel has come up with an out of this world Barbie in honor of one of the best-known classic rock songs of all-time - and the artist who created it.
Introducing the new David Bowie-inspired Barbie. The limited edition doll was inspired by Bowie’s post-Ziggy Stardust creation Aladdin Sane, and is being released to honor the 50th anniversary of his iconic track “Space Oddity.’
Mattel described Bowie as a pioneer of sound and vision whose music continues to show the world how to reach for the stars. "(The doll) is a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons,” Mattel said in a release.
The doll is dressed in a metallic spacesuit with red platform boots and mimics Bowie’s signature look of the time. It comes with a stand and a certificate of authenticity in specially-designed packaging featuring images of Bowie.
Mattel has not said when the dolls will be available, but you can stay on top of it here.
The story of Major Tom in “Space Oddity” was inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey and is include on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. You can unlock a new audio mix of the song by clicking here.