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San Diego Comic-Con is a celebration of everything in the world of popular culture. The convention is also a great way to get a hold of different pieces of memorabilia. Companies produce special-edition products just for the event. Mattel, the creators of Hot Wheels, are offering a Hot Wheels set that is truly out of this world.
According to Popular Mechanics, Mattel will offer a special edition Buick Riviera Hot Wheels set packaged with Spock from Star Trek.
Usually, you would see Mr. Spock stationed on the bridge of the USS Enterprise. However, in this Hot Wheels set, he is seen leaning against a black 1964 Buick Riviera.
The set recreates a famous picture that was taken after the late Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original Star Trek series, purchased a 1964 Buick Riviera following the success of the Science Fiction series. The picture was taken after Nimoy, in costume and all, drove the car to the set of the show.
We certainly agree that Nimoy had a great taste in vehicles, and that Mattel has a great taste in collectibles. If you happen to be at San Diego Comic-Con this year, don’t miss your opportunity to purchase this rare collectible celebrating one of the most iconic Buicks and one of the most iconic television series of all time!
In the mean time if your free, take a look at the fleet of Buicks that we currently have in stock here at Varney Buick GMC.