The San Diego Comic Con is going down as we speak. It’s a huge event that brings together sci-fi movie lovers, toy collectors, comic book artists and fans, video game aficionados and all sorts of other creativeness.
Of course, the Star Trek franchise is always well-represented at events like this. And in the toy department, one Star Trek-themed toy may have stolen the show.
According to Gizmodo, Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, “celebrated the success of the original Star Trek TV series by buying himself a 1964 Buick Riviera.” Back then, the Riviera would have been a perfect vehicle with which to reward yourself. It was a big and beautiful and powerful luxury car; arguably the finest of its time.
Nimoy was photographed leaning against his Buick Riviera in the backlot of the studio where they filmed the show. He was in full Spock garb.
Hot Wheels recreated this iconic photograph with its miniature replica of Spock and his 1964 Buick Riviera. Be sure to check it out!