On September 8, 1966 the crew of the Starship Enterprise took off on television screens across America for the first time. Plenty of stellar products are being released ahead of the series's 50th anniversary this fall, and now Mashable reports that Barbie is the latest brand to get the Star Trek treatment.
Earlier this week, Mattel and CBS announced that they're teaming up for the release of a new Barbie collection featuring three characters from the beloved sci-fi television show. The set includes Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Lieutenant Uhura all sporting their classic Starfleet attire. Accessories include Uhura's tricorder, Kirk's phaser, and communicators for the three of them. Spock has also been designed to give his signature Vulcan salute at all times.
Star Trek-inspired Barbie dolls have been released in the past, like this set for J.J. Abrams's 2009 movie reboot and a 30th anniversary edition featuring Ken and Barbie. But for die-hard fans of the original sci-fi series, this set is a true collector's item. The dolls are currently available to preorder for $34.95 from the Barbie Collection before they're made available later this month.
All images courtesy of Mattel.