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David Bowie is getting all dolled up for the 50th anniversary of "Space Oddity", whether he likes it or not.

Toy manufacturer Mattel is launching the limited-edition Ziggy Stardust doll in honor of the 50th anniversary of the late singer's groundbreaking 1969 hit "Space Oddity."

The doll's packaging will include a specially designed collage, featuring images from Bowie's early career.

The doll, sporting a striped metallic jumpsuit with matching platform red boots and cosmic accessories, symbolizes Bowie's bisexual alien messenger alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.

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In 1971, music legend David Bowie introduced the Ziggy Stardust character.

Mattel say: "In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie honours the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire".

Regrettably, Mattel has not announced plans to issue a corresponding Ken doll dressed up as Ken Scott, the legendary producer of both "Space Oddity" and "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars". Bowie passed away from liver cancer in 2016 at the age of 69.

Barbie previously channeled male figures like Andy Warhol, Elvis, and Frank Sinatra.

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