FUN FRIDAY: Tiny Spock

I’ve actually been holding onto this one for a couple of weeks. but since I just found out I won’t be able to go to Comic-Con this year, I decided to let go of it. It’s part of the mourning process I suppose… well maybe next year.

There’s this iconic photo showing how Leonard Nimoy bought himself a ’64 Riviera when he realized that Star Trek was going to get picked up to series. That’s right, the most culturally significant science fiction show in history, and one of the leads thought, “well maybe I’ll buy myself a 2-year-old car to celebrate.” Look it up. Star Trek premiered in 1966.

For some reason probably having to do with the fact that pretty much every other Trek thing has already been turned into some sort of collectible, it seems the folks at Hot Wheels are issuing a 3D replica of this photo, with a tiny Spock in front of a tiny Buick. I am not completely convinced that anyone but the most committed completist will truly need this, especially since there are a lot of other much cooler toys out there.

Still, if you’re going to Comic-Con, pick up one for me, ok? Apparently that’s where you’ll find them.

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