Spock, Kirk and Uhura get the Barbie treatment for the 50th anniversary of 'Star Trek'
There's another way to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary.
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As the official 50th anniversary of Star Trek approaches, so does the excitement. The franchise is pulling out all the stops and boldly going where no series has gone before to celebrate the milestone.
Events surrounding the anniversary include a new movie coming out this summer, a convention in September and a cruise next year. On a smaller scale, companies across the country have been releasing items like makeup and emojis to commemorate the original series.
Now, Barbie wants to get in on the action.
Mattel announced it's releasing three special Star Trek dolls to honor the franchise's 50th anniversary. The company will release Captain Kirk, Spock and Lt. Uhura dolls modeled after original actors William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols, respectively.
The dolls will also come with accessories like communicators, tricoders and phasers. One of Spock's hand displays the Vulcan salute, while each character will wear authentic replications of the classic costumes.
The best thing about the new merchandise - it's actually affordable. Each doll goes for $34.99. You can preorder the dolls right now at Target and other online retailers, but they won't ship until July.
Stick with MeTV as the excitement builds for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this September. You can catch episodes every Saturday on Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night at 9PM / 8PM C.