With the new Star Trek film set to make its epic debut, I figured this would be a good time to revisit the fantastical "Obama Spock" action figure that surfaced during last year's "Art + Action = Obama 08" auction hosted by Jailbreak Toys.
Out of the entire display of custom painted Obama action figures designed by some 80 artists, Mr. Spock was my ultimate favorite. The artist cleverly chose to feature Obama wearing a classic Star Trek uniform and then flashing the mandatory "live long and prosper sign" in order to make hardcore Trekkie loyalists drool. The entire lot of specially designed Obama figures were auctioned off on Ebay directly after the art opening ended.
I'm expecting the retooled Star Trek to spark dozens of epic theater bromances while creating a new wave of Trekker man-love from certified geeks everywhere. Highly illogical, but truly fascinating.