Replica of Spock and His 1964 Buick Riviera Steals the Show

Spock and his 1964 Buick Riviera
Picture by e_chaya

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!

5 Interesting Facts about Indiana

Interesting Facts about Indiana
Photo by Peter Miller

There are fifty separate states that make up our country. However, our favorite of them all has to be Indiana. And that is not just because we live there! There are plenty of things about Indiana that many people are not aware of. Here are 5 interesting facts about Indiana.

  1. While Indiana may not be the state with the most presidents, it may just be the state with the most vice presidents instead. A whopping five different vice presidents have all come from Indiana!
  2. If you love popcorn, then you can thank Indiana for it. Indiana produces more than 20 percent of the nation’s popcorn supply.
  3. People from Indiana are commonly referred to as Hoosiers. However, even we don’t exactly know where this word originated from!
  4. Kentucky Fried Chicken is famous around the country. But the real Colonel Harland David Sanders hails from our state of Indiana!
  5. Plenty of towns across the country can have abnormal laws. Take Gary, Indiana, for instance, where it is illegal to attend a public gathering within four hours of eating either garlic or onion.

Now that you know a little more about our great and sometimes odd state of Indiana, be sure to make the trip up here!