Monday, 5 January 2009
Ziggy Stardust Dolls were a rumoured fan item intended for Christmas 1972 and reportedly four were made up of scraps from original Ziggy costumes and distributed to Bowie PR assistant Cherry Vanilla and a few others for promotional purposes. However, the final "for-sale" products were never made. The four dolls mentioned above are believed to be the only four Ziggy Stardust dolls ever made, three of which were identical.
On 23 September 1972, Disc magazine ran a competition in which first prize was the Ziggy Stardust Doll seen above. Second prize were "Starman" skin transfers created by George Underwood.
While this doll was not the wind-up promotional Ziggy Stardust item planned (but never realised) by Tony DeFries that said "Wham Bam Thank-You Ma'am" - it is still a unique item and amongst the rarest of all Ziggy Stardust memorabilia. Do you know who won it and where the doll is now?