Mattel releases second David Bowie-inspired Barbie doll

Author Stefanie Nysand - 30.6.2022

After Mattel paid tribute to the late David Bowie in 2019 with a Barbie doll inspired by him, a second model is now following. Designed by Linda Kyaw-Merschon, the second collectible doll is released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of David Bowie‘s fourth studio album “Hunky Dory”:

“[…] this Barbie doll wears an authentic replica of the bespoke powder-blue suit Bowie wore in the ‘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.”

– Mattel Creations

The doll comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a doll stand as the doll cannot stand alone, so perfect for the display cabinet. The “Barbie Signature David Bowie Barbie Doll #2” costs $50 (around 48 €) and can be ordered here. Purchases are limited to two dolls per customer. It is not known how many dolls of this model are going to be released in total.

The first David Bowie-inspired Barbie doll was released in 2019, in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Space Oddity“, one of David Bowie‘s early single releases. The doll resembled David Bowie‘s alter ego Ziggy Stardust and was – like the new model – available for $50. Today, the doll is offered for at least four times its original purchase price on websites like eBay by those who were lucky enough to get their hands on it.

If you are not familiar with the “Life On Mars?‘” music video by David Bowie yet, you can check it out below: