The doll received a warm reaction online, with fans praising the fluid approach to gender shown by making the Bowie Barbie instead of a Bowie Ken.More news: No More Talk, Cyprus Wants EU Sanctions Over Turkish Drilling
Mattel have announced they're to release a limited edition Barbie in the guise of David Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Mattel said on Twitter. In true Bowie fashion, Barbie also flaunts the musician's red, mullet-like hairdo, statement dusty eyeshadow, and, of course, the striking golden astral sphere symbol on her forehead.
The $50 doll is being marketed for the "adult collector", according to the product page, forestalling complaints from parents "not sure if (it's) a boy or a girl" their children are playing with.More news: Nigeria’s Rohr wary of much improved Algeria
The same report states that this week Mattel also announced a one-off Barbie doll which will honour and thus celebrate Samantha Cristoforetti, the Italian astronaut. Cristoforetti held the record for longest International Space Station mission by a woman back in 2014, reaching 199 days.
The singer, who died in 2016, had said that his classic 1969 single 'Space Oddity' was inspired by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's epic film 2001, which was released a year earlier.More news: Angela Merkel opts to sit at ceremony after third bout of shaking
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