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This month marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Making its debut back in 1966, Star Trek was ahead of its time, looking towards the future with a diverse cast and an exploratory outlook towards space.
Captain Hikaru Sulu was a part of the original-series crew: portrayed by George Takei and later John Cho, Sulu was a third officer who rose through the ranks to become a captain in command of his own ship. This beloved character has become a part of television history for the past five decades and these five fun Sulu-inspired items prove that he will continue to be a fan-favorite for years to come.
Sulu Visa Card from StarTrek.com
Do you take American Express, Mastercard, or Sulu? StarTrek.com is a treasure trove for Trek fans. The shop is filled with fun items that fans will truly appreciate like this pre-paid gift card featuring the face of Hikaru Sulu.
Sulu Floating Pen from ThinkGeek
Shirtless swashbuckling Sulu (say that three times fast) from the episode “The Naked Time” is paid homage in the best way possible: a floaty pen! Watch Sulu drift back and forth and back again as you sign your important paperwork.
Sulu Cologne from Amazon
I don’t even know what to say about this so I’ll let the product description do the talking: “the perfect cologne for the man who does everything, whether that’s cataloging exotic plants, collecting antique firearms, or piloting ancient helicopters and advanced starships.” Well, now I’m sold.
Sulu Baby Onesie from Amazon
Why this Sulu baby onesie exists, I have no idea, but any item of clothing with John Cho’s face on it is all right in my book. Show off your baby’s geekiness as you head off in the car seat on a mission to explore strange new worlds.
Sulu Coloring Sheet from activity-sheets.com
Haven’t you heard? Adult coloring books are all the rage right now, so why not channel your restless energy and zen out by coloring a drawing of Sulu hard at work?
Did we miss any cool Sulu items that you think are even better? Warp down to the comments and let us know what they are.