Mattel release second David Bowie-inspired Barbie doll

The toy pays homage to Bowie's 'Life On Mars?' video

Mattel has released a new David Bowie-inspired Barbie doll to mark the recent 50th anniversary of the late icon’s fourth studio album, ‘Hunky Dory’.

The US toy manufacturer first paid homage to Bowie in 2019 with a doll reflecting the singer’s ‘Space Oddity’ era.

As announced yesterday (June 29), fans can now get their hands on a second collectable doll for $50 (£41.30) – purchase yours from here.


The latest Barbie-as-Bowie toy dons the bespoke powder-blue suit that Bowie wore in the official ‘Life On Mars?’ music video, complete with a foil-printed pin-stripe shirt, statement tie and platform shoes.

“Her bold blue eyeshadow and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie’s ’70s glam era bring this look to life,” a description reads. The doll comes with a stand and Certificate of Authenticity, according to Mattel.

Check out the preview images below.

A 50th anniversary vinyl reissue of ‘Hunky Dory’ came out earlier this year – just one day before what would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday (January 8).


Earlier this month, a previously unreleased version of ‘Starman’ came out to celebrate 50 years of Bowie’s fifth studio album, ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’.

A limited-edition, half-speed vinyl reissue of the aforementioned record followed shortly afterwards.

Press materials hailed the original full-length project as “the breakthrough album that catapulted David Bowie into the international spotlight”, adding that it’s “remained a touchstone record, growing in stature with each passing year”.

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