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Elton John-inspired Barbie hits the shelves - and she's fabulous

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2020-10-26

Elton John has given his blessing to a Barbie doll inspired by his unique sense of style.

And we're proud to say we desperately want one.

The figure is being released as a tribute to Elton's dazzling career in music; his signature track Your Song is 50 years old this year. 

"Glittery fashions, sparkling initials and vibrant rainbow details"

Alongside pictures of the Barbie rocking out on a teeny, tiny piano posted on the brand's official Instagram account, a rep said: "Paying tribute to the Rocket Man himself, @eltonjohn!

"The Elton John Barbie doll celebrates rock ‘n’ roll royalty with glittery fashions, sparkling initials and vibrant rainbow details."

Sold.

 
 
 
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"Barbie is an icon in her own right"

'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' singer Elton meanwhile addressed the news on his own Instagram account, saying: "Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honour.

"I hope that she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential."

 
 
 
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Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honour. I hope that she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential 🚀

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According to her Amazon page, Barbie's "'Elton'-embossed bomber jacket features star-printed sleeves and a rainbow-striped hem."

The doll comes with a stand and a certificate of authenticity.

In 2017, noted LGBTQ-ally Barbie made headlines by coming out in support of marriage equality.

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