When you first look at this Tribble, you might think it’s just a Valentine’s Day gimmick. However, there is a story behind the pink hue. According to Memory Alpha, Hal Sutherland, director of Star Trek: The Animated Series, was indirectly responsible for pink Tribbles showing up in the episode “More Tribbles, More Trouble.” Sutherland was colorblind and saw pink as a light gray. By the time others noticed the episode was full of pink Tribbles, it was too late. It kind of works; I mean, they’re cute and fluffy little creatures, why shouldn’t they be pink?
ThinkGeek honored the gaff with this pink and purring Tribble. As far as the heart headband though? I’ve got nothing.
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