This month Mattel is taking a break from their iconic blonde dolls to unveil a design in honor of a glam rock legend.
For the 50th anniversary of single “Space Oddity,” Mattel is making a Barbie dressed as Bowie dressed as Ziggy Stardust. “Space Oddity,” which was released on July 11th, 1969, is one of Bowie’s most influential tracks. It was his first to chart in the UK. The song has also been featured in TV shows like Mad Men and Friends, the BBC coverage of the Apollo 11 landing, and in movies like Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The Stanley Kubrik 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired song has become a cultural touchstone. Continue reading →