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Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

This handout photo released by Mattel on July 11, 2019 shows the David Bowie Doll Barbie. - A limited edition David Bowie Barbie was unveiled on July 11 by toymaker Mattel to honor the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic singer's hit single "Space Oddity." The doll, sporting a striped metallic jumpsuit with matching platform red boots and cosmic accessories, symbolizes Bowie's bisexual alien messenger alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. (Photo by Handout / MATTEL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / MATTEL " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
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A limited edition David Bowie Barbie was unveiled on July 11, 2019 by toymaker Mattel to honor the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic singer's hit single "Space Oddity."

Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s iconic ‘‘Space Oddity,’’ Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most beloved alter egos.

Barbie wears the metallic Ziggy space suit with red and blue stripes, flared shoulders, and cherry red platform boots. Mattel spared no makeup, featuring the astral sphere smack in the middle of Ziggy Barbie’s forehead. The doll’s hair is fiery red.

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The $50, limited-edition doll was created in collaboration with the David Bowie Archive. The beloved rocker died in 2016 after battling cancer. He was 69.ASSOCIATED PRESS