Mattel has just given youngster Trekkies a major treat: Star Trek Barbies.
Anyone who is a fan of the CBS-owned sci-fi franchise will know that 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. To celebrate that anniversary, CBS Consumer Products has announced it teamed up with toymaker Mattel to launch a range of Star Trek Barbie dolls that look like the show's original stars. The figurine set includes Kirk, Spock, and Uhura - all in Federation uniforms and toting phasers and tricoders.
We especially like that CBS included a female character (Uhura) in the set. She's described on The Barbie Collection's site as "poised and powerful" and an "integral part of the USS Enterprise command crew." There's even a mention of her being "smart, savvy, and futuristically fabulous."
Keep in mind CBS has teamed up with Mattel in the past to release Star Trek-themed Barbies, including on the original 30th anniversary gift set. These new Barbies are now available to preorder from Amazon and The Barbie Collection.
They're priced at $34.99 for each doll and start shipping in July.