New 'Star Trek' Barbies headed to a galaxy near you
Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 1:55 PM
It's possible Barbie's latest incarnation will appeal more to grown-up geeks than elementary school girls.
Collectors can snap up Captain Kirk, Spock and Lieutenant Uhura, modeled after the actors who play them in the upcoming Paramount film - Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. Each doll comes equipped with its own phaser and communicator.
And unlike most Barbie dolls, the crew from the Enterprise has a grown-up fan's price tag: $43.19 a pop.
This isn't Barbie's first foray into unknown galaxies: Mattel released a Star Trek-themed Barbie and Ken in 1996 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TV show.
The latest round of Star Trek Barbies will be available at Wal-Mart stores starting April 20.