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It’s a Bowie-bie doll! Mattel launches new figurine in the image of the pop legend 

It’s a Bowie-bie doll! Mattel launches new figurine in the image of the pop legend

  • Mattel have released a Barbie doll that resembles a Hunky Dory-era David Bowie
  • It’s in honour of the 50th anniversary of Hunky Dory hitting the album charts
  • Barbie will sport a powder-blue suit and also bears a similarity to Cilla Black

She has taken on many guises, including Elvis Presley. Now Barbie has turned into a Hunky Dory-era David Bowie

Makers Mattel have released the doll – which also bears a similarity to Cilla Black – in a powder-blue suit like the one Bowie wore in the video for his single Life On Mars, right, to mark the 50th anniversary of Hunky Dory hitting the album charts. 

David Bowie pictured during a promo for a reissue of Life On Mars

She has taken on many guises, including Elvis Presley. Now Barbie has turned into a Hunky Dory-era David Bowie, with her description reading: ‘Her bold blue eyeshadow and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie’s ’70s glam era bring this look to life’

The doll’s description reads: ‘Her bold blue eyeshadow and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie’s ’70s glam era bring this look to life.’

A Mattel spokesman said: ‘David Bowie was a one-man cultural phenomenon for his contributions to music, art, fashion, and film.

‘Our second tribute doll celebrates the 50th anniversary of his classic Hunky Dory, the iconic Life on Mars? video, and an outfit forever associated with this ultimate pop chameleon.

‘We’re starstruck by the way designer Linda Kyaw-Merschon and her team recreated this legendary moment in Bowie’s history.’

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