Tina Turner is the latest music icon to have a Barbie doll made in her likeness. Mattel released the Barbie Tina Turner doll on Thursday, October 13 as the latest edition to the brand’s Signature Barbie musical series.
“I am honored to welcome my Barbie to the group of pioneering women already represented and to showcase my journey to more children,” Turner said in a statement.
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Barbie Tina Turner doll ($55) was released in honor of the music legend’s hit, “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” which is nearing its 40th anniversary. Recreating her iconic outfit from the music video, Barbie Tina Turner doll stands out in a black mini dress, cropped denim jacket, fishnet stockings and black heels. The doll captures Turner’s signature spiky blonde bun and other details, like the pearl earrings and silver necklace she wears in the music video.
The collectible Barbie doll is available at Amazon, Walmart, Target and MattelCreations.com.
Released in 1984, “What’s Love Got to Do with It” gave Turner his first and only solo No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, and became the biggest track on his fifth solo studio album, private dancer. At the time, Turner, 44, was the oldest female solo artist to achieve a No. 1 single.
The song topped the Hot 100 for three weeks and won three Grammys, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. “What’s Love Got to Do With It” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Although Turner has long since retired from the music industry and spends the majority of his time overseas, his legacy continues to be celebrated in the United States. Tony Award Winner Tina: The Tina Turner Musical been going strong since 2018, and last year Turner opened up about his life in the HBO documentary, Tina.
The Tina Turner Barbie joins Gloria Estefan, David Bowie and Elvis Presley in the Barbie Signature Music Series. Shop Turner’s Barbie doll below.
Barbie Signature Tina Turner Barbie Doll in 90s Fashion and Accessories with Microphone Accessory, Gift for Collectors
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