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Barbie's Homage To David Bowie, 50 Years After 'Space Oddity'

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SPACE ODDITY")

DAVID BOWIE: (Singing) Ground control to Major Tom.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. It's been 50 years since David Bowie released his seminal album "Space Oddity." To honor the anniversary, Mattel Toy Company has come out with a Bowie Barbie that channels the pop icon's alter ego Ziggy Stardust. She's got the red mullet, gold makeup and the iconic metallic spacesuit - a bizarre tribute, yet oddly perfect.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SPACE ODDITY")

BOWIE: (Singing) Ground control to Major Tom. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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