Category Archives: 043) 2006 Transporter

Comparing Hallmark’s Transporters

Transporter Ornament
Year: 2006
Featured characters: Chief Engineer Scott, Captain Kirk, Science Officer Spock
Transporter pads: 3
Power source: Requires 3 AAA batteries
Size: 4¼” H
Artist: Anita Marra Rogers
Features: Press the button to see and hear Transporter effects.
MSRP: $28.00
Comments: A big bang in a small package. What you give up in character detail and likeness you gain in light and sound. Possibly the brightest and loudest ornament in Hallmark’s Star Trek line. The only Transporter without dialogue.

Transporter Tabletop Decoration
Year: 2019
Featured characters: Science Officer Spock, Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy
Transporter pads: 6
Power source: Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet, no batteries needed
Size: 7.3″ W x 7.6″ H x 7.7″ D
Artist: Orville Wilson
Features: Continuous light effect. Press the button to hear dialogue from the original “Star Trek” television series and see a synchronized light show.
MSRP: $99.99
Comments: Fantastic detail, most obvious in the away team’s overly snug uniforms. Best reproduction of the transporter pad. Dialogue is clear with more bass than the most Magic Sound. No batteries is a plus if power is easily accessible. Larger size could be a detriment if display space is a premium.

Transporter Snow Globe
Year: 2022
Featured characters: Science Officer Spock, Captain Kirk, Lt. Uhura
Transporter pads: 3
Power source: Requires 3 AAA batteries
Size: 4.88″ W x 7.25″ H x 4.88″ D
Artist: Unknown
Features: Press the button to start a light and sound show based on the classic original Star Trek series.
MSRP: $99.99
Comments: The spinning glitter is an awesome new transporter effect. Cool dialogue. Friendly size for displaying on a shelf or desk. Character detail quality falls in the middle of the three transporters.

Left: 2006 Transporter ornament
Center: 2019 Transporter tabletop decoration
Right: 2022 Transporter snow globe
Left: 2006 Transporter ornament
Center: 2019 Transporter tabletop decoration
Right: 2022 Transporter snow globe
Left: 2006 Transporter ornament
Center: 2019 Transporter tabletop decoration
Right: 2022 Transporter snow globe

2021 Top 10 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments: #8

#8: 2006 The Transporter Chamber

Retail: $28.00
2021 Secondary Market: $83.95
Size: 4.25” H
Code: QXI6296

In 2006, Hallmark produced a Transporter Chamber ornament but just how do you reproduce the special effect of Kirk, Spock and Scotty dissolving into nothingness? Lights and sounds, powered from the ornament’s three AAA batteries, provided a psychobilly dance floor LED strobe effect and loud, cicada-like screeching.

The flickering of the lights gives a pretty decent recreation of the dematerializing effect and after going dark the sound and light show repeats as the trio transports back onto the pad. Seeing the ornament in action in a dark room is a delight and the reason the Transporter Chamber is #8 on our Top 10 list.

Sure, Kirk’s expression appears as an empty void that had been possessed by a soul-sucking specter and Spock resembles Mila Kunis fresh out of the makeup chair but the blinding strobes mask those issues. Whether hanging from a tree or sitting on a desk, the Transporter Chamber was a solid effort from Hallmark.

In 2019, Hallmark had a second try at the Transporter Chamber. It was way bigger. It was better done. It was more accurate. It was Kunis-free. It had dialogue from the show. But, at $99.95, it was missing the bang-for-your-buck charm that came with the 2006 Transporter Chamber.

We JUMP to #7 on our Top 10 next!

43) 2006 The Transporter Chamber

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Aboard the USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701, Captain Kirk, Science Officer Spock, and Chief Engineer Scott enter the transporter chamber. The crewmembers are then converted into a beam of energy and reasembled in another location to begin their mission. No Starfleet vessel leaves spacedock without one.

Uses 3 AAA batteries

Size: 4¼” H

Artist: Anita Marra Rogers