As the annual Toy Fair approaches, so do the announcements from the makes of awesome products like the folks at Mattel who continually offer us worlds or wonder with their Barbie line (like the “Star Wars” and “David Bowie” ones from last year). Check out this latest bit of news.
The Press Release:
Yesterday, the ultimate girls empowerment brand – Barbie – announcd its 2020 Fashionistas line. Over the past five years, the line has evolved to be more reflective of the world girls see around them by introducing more than 170+ new looks. For 2020, Barbie is continuing the journey to represent global diversity and inclusivity in the fashion doll aisle by showcasing a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion by adding: a doll with skin condition vitiligo, a doll with no hair, a doll with a darker skin tone that uses a gold prosthetic limb, Ken with long rooted hair (all for the first-time).
I must apologize for getting to this past its release date but as the saying goes “better late than never” and especially considering just how awesome this particular collectible is. Yes my friends, there is a Barbie David Bowie fashion doll to add to your collectible shelf. In my humble opinion this is the perfect companion to the recently discussed Barbie x X-Men (seen HERE) and Barbie x Star Wars (seen HERE). Take a look down below for additional details on this must have item.
Barbie is honoring David Bowie’s legacy of fearless reinvention with a collectible Barbie as Bowie doll, dressed as one of Bowie’s most influential and beloved alter egos, the extraterrestrial androgynous glam rock icon, Ziggy Stardust. The doll will be styled in full early ‘70s Ziggy regalia, including a metallic ‘space suit’ with red and blue stripes, flared shoulders and cherry-red platform boots. The dramatic look is complete with Ziggy’s astral sphere forehead icon — and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie’s fiery-red locks. With a shared passion for innovation, Barbie and David Bowie’s mutual impact on contemporary culture make the David Bowie x Barbie the ultimate collectors item for fans of either or both.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Now while I am not one prone to collecting these types of dolls despite my snagging the occasional superhero action figure every now and again, I have to say that this is absolutely awesome. I grew up loving the music of David Bowie and it remains special in the years past his leaving this plane. Combining his iconic look from the Ziggy era with the world’s most famous doll was a terrific idea and only opens up the playing field to additional eras. Perhaps we will find a “Fashion” or “Young Americans” era being represented in the future. It’s priced to purchase as you can see down via the Amazon.com link down below. This might be more for the collector’s shelf than to open up the box and play with but its your money so do as you wish. What do you think of this item? Chime in down below and let me know what you think.
Fashion Doll collectors of the world are going to go crazy at these latest offerings from Mattel with their “Star Wars x Barbie” high end fashion dolls. You might remember our recent post about their “X-Men x Barbie” fashion dolls (seen HERE in case you missed it) and these are another perfect compliment to one’s collection of such things. Let’s take a look shall we?
The Press Notes:
Barbie is teaming up with Star Wars on a new collaboration paying homage to Star Wars: A New Hope, by putting a high-fashion twist on iconic characters
The Press Release:
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics, Barbie is unveiling three new dolls paying tribute to legendary X-Men characters Storm, Mystique and Dark Phoenix, information included below on each of the dolls. Fans can preorder the dolls exclusively at GameStop.com starting July 18, 2019 for $54.99 and they will be available on shelves starting in October.
• Born Ororo Munroe, Storm is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth. As a member of the X-Men team, she confounds enemies with her ability to manipulate weather and the atmosphere.
• Storm Barbie® doll is as electrifying as the character she emulates. This collectible Barbie® doll captures Storm’s iconic look in a shiny-black bodysuit, cape and thigh-high boots, all with metallic-gold trim. Gauntlets, a headdress and her signature gemstone brooch finish the fierce look. Continue reading Mattel Reveals “3” X-Men Barbie Dolls @ SDCC 2019→
As previously documented here on the website, I was attending the annual Toy Fair as a member of the Pop Culture media and while most of my findings will be posted over on the PiercingMetal.com website on THIS LINK – There are times when the narrative belongs here. Such is the case with Mattel’s signage about the 60th Anniversary of the world’s most famous fashion doll – Barbie. The doll was celebrating launch which took place at a Toy Fair just like this one.