Just released is Mattel’s new “Barbie as Bowie” doll honoring David Bowie. Billboard reported, “the doll is dressed as the late superstar’s extraterrestrial glam-rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, complete with his 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 “Barbie as Bowie” doll sells for $50.
Released today (July 12th) in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s signature “Space Oddity” single is a seven-inch vinyl EP box set.
According to the press release, the package includes “a special double seven-inch single of ‘Space Oddity’ featuring brand new remixes by Tony Visconti. The set and a one-track digital single of the single edit of the 2019 mix of ‘Space Oddity’ for streaming and download. (The box includes) a double-sided poster featuring an original ‘Space Oddity’ press advertisement and a Ray Stevenson shot of David taken on stage at the Save Rave ’69 concert at the London Palladium on November 30th, 1969, the backdrop featuring a N.A.S.A. astronaut. The set also includes an information card and a print featuring an alternative shot by Jojanneke Claassen from the ‘Space Oddity’ promo single cover session.”