David Bowie-Inspired Barbie Celebrates "Space Oddity" 50th Anniversary
Mattel's rendition of Bowie iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust includes a metallic "space suit" and a fiery-red hairdo.
David Bowie's vibrant spirit lives on — now in Barbie form.
Mattel revealed Thursday that Barbie will honor the legendary singer's legacy with a collectible doll. Dubbed Barbie as Bowie, the doll is dressed as the late superstar's extraterrestrial glam-rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, complete with 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 Bowie Barbie doll was created by Mattel in partnership with The David Bowie Archive under license to Perryscope Productions LLC/Epic Rights. Its July 11 release marks the 50th anniversary of the U.K. release of Bowie's "Space Oddity" single. (A 7-inch EP box set is also being released to mark the single's 50th.)
Fans can purchase the David Bowie collector Barbie doll for $50 on Mattel's website or at retailers nationwide right now. Check out some exclusive images of the Barbie as Bowie doll below.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.