A limited edition David Bowie doll was unveiled earlier this week by toymaker Mattel to respect the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the iconic vocalist's hit single Space Oddity, reported a foreign media outlet. The doll, wearing a striped metallic jumpsuit with coordinating stage red boots and cosmic accessories, symbolizes Bowie's alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. “In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie honors the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire,” Mattel said in introducing the $50 doll. It added that the collectible was a tribute to “the cultural legacy of the musical genius who redefined rock and roll.”
The vocalist, who passed away in 2016, had said that his exemplary 1969 single Space Oddity was enlivened by producer Stanley Kubrick's epic film 2001, which was released a year earlier. Mattel this week additionally propelled a doll of space explorer Samantha Cristoforetti, the European Space Agency's only dynamic female space traveler, as a feature of an undertaking to move more young ladies to investigate professions in science and innovation.
David Bowie was a key figure in the music business and is viewed as one of the most talented artists of the twentieth century, especially for his imaginative work during the 1970s. His profession was set apart by reevaluation and visual introduction, with his music and stagecraft significantly affecting well known music. During his lifetime, his record deals, evaluated at 140 million collections around the world, made him one of the world's top of the line music craftsmen. In the UK, he was granted ten platinum collection certifications, eleven gold and eight silver apart from discharging eleven number-one collections. In the US, he got five platinum and nine gold accreditations. He was accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.