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Mattel announces "David Bowie" Barbie doll / Boing Boing



As a celebration of the 50th anniversary of David Bowie's "Space Oddity", Mattel has announced a "David Bowie" Barbie doll. At Amazon, it's priced at $ 50. From the New York Times:

It is a particular androgynous look for a doll that contained the stereotypes of the feminine appearance in its earlier iterations. In recent years, however, male celebrity pictures have not only been reserved for Ken. Over the past decade, Barbie has been dressed as Andy Warhol, Elvis and Frank Sinatra.

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