Fantastic Star Trek merch to celebrate 55 years of going where no man has gone before

Mark Star Trek’s 55th anniversary by buying new merchandise items based on the beloved sci-fi franchise

Star Trek merch

On September 8th, 1966, the first-ever episode of Star Trek graced our television screens. On that day, Captain James T. Kirk and his crew kicked off a multi-year exploration of the Milky Way galaxy, which taught audiences to celebrate diversity, promote inclusion, and practice acceptance. The sci-fi media franchise, which was created Gene Roddenberry, is turning 55 this year, and if you’re like several Trekkies who are looking for a little memento to mark the upcoming milestone, below is a list of fantastic Star Trek merch you can add to your existing collection.

James T. Kirk Star Trek TUBBZ Cosplaying Duck Collectible

Fantastic Star Trek merch to celebrate 55 years of going where no man has gone before 1

Featuring Captain James T. Kirk’s slick brown hair, this TUBBZ Cosplaying Duck figure is dressed in a gold shirt complete with the Starfleet insignia badge. Fearlessly wielding a phaser, this duck version of Captain Kirk also comes with a toy tub with the Star Trek logo on the side, making it a great addition to any display shelf.

$12.99

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”