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Star Trek collectibles multiply in time for Black Friday

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 20th 2009 10:02AM
The Spock teddy bear wants you to live long and snuggle.Can shoes or cologne be considered fanboy collectibles? We'll find out together as a very different breed of Star Trek collectibles arrives in time for the post-Thanksgiving gift buying frenzy.

J.J. Abrams made Trek sexy again -- especially the original TV show from the 1960s. So Paramount and CBS put their marketing and licensing people to work. What did they come up with from just inside the Windsor Gate on Melrose?

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company
is offering shorter, furrier versions of Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock (right) for about $100 each. I've acquired one of these, and they're well made with a lot of attention to detail in their little uniforms.

Also, make sure you check out the Airwalk Terrain Hi Skate Star Trek StarFleet Edition sneakers from Payless. For $50, you get a really well-made urban sneaker that just happens to bear a Starfleet insignia. And they come in the departmental uniform colors of the original Enterprise crew -- gold, blue and red.

Finally, we have an item that defies you to categorize it. I received a sample of the new Star Trek cologne, Red Shirt. It goes for $30 -- which is a respectable price tag for an over the counter men's consumer fragrance. And as basic colognes go, it smells comparable to anything a department store would offer. So, it could be a legitimate present.

But, it also has the aura of a gag gift. Would any man admit he's wearing Red Shirt cologne to his date? Would a man wearing Red Shirt cologne get a date?

The answer to that last question is yes -- if the lady in question is wearing Pon Farr.

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yea, trek airwalk shoes is a bit much. You can over-trek it.
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