Mattel released a Barbie doll styled like gay singer Elton John and it sold out faster than a rocket, man. The collaboration between the two fashion icons was an instant hit with fans.
With the holidays approaching, getting your hands on one of the dolls will require shelling out some extra cash to online resellers.
The doll has a glittery top with bellbottom jeans with the singer’s initials at the flared cuffs. She wears a bomber jacket with rainbow cuffs and stars on the sleeves that’s embossed with “Elton” across the front. She also wears a purple bowler hat and rainbow platform shoes.
John says he was involved in the entire design process, but picking the doll’s pink-tinted sparkly sunglasses was his favorite part.
“I have always loved and embraced fashion as a means of self-expression,” he told People. “My earliest memories of Barbie all involve fashion and even today, she still inspires our culture, not only fashion but in art and music too. Her legacy, I’m sure, will carry on forever.”
“I’ve managed to accumulate quite the collection of sunglasses over the years – I think over twenty thousand pairs. When working with Barbie to create her head to toe look, I took inspiration from all of my favorite pairs I have worn over the years and envisioned a Barbie pink with a bit of my flare. I think we nailed the final look.”
Consumers agreed with the collector’s dream doll selling out on the Barbie website, Amazon, Walmart, Target and other outlets. The doll retailed at $50, but prices on eBay generally run over $100 for the Elton-inspired Barbie.