Yesterday’s NYCC online-only event went live at 11:59 am E.S.T. and while it only took the event exclusive Star Wars Boba Fett ten minutes to sell out and the Ghostbusters Ectomobile 45 minutes, it took the HMS Bounty Star Trek ornament more than 30 hours. The Star Trek event exclusive ornament had previously been available for the SDCC online event (July 23, 2021) and the KOC online event (August 17, 2021).
All 3,750 Klingon Bird-of-Prey ornaments have now been released to the public through the three events. If you are still in need of an ornament you will now need to look at the secondary market where eBay prices have seemed to bottom out at around $60 as of late.
Log into your Hallmark account before noon so you can expedite check out. Limited quantities (less than 1,900) will sell out quickly. July’s SDCC event sold out in five minutes.
If you do not have a Hallmark account you will need to register beforehand.
If you already have a Hallmark account be sure to confirm your password is still active ahead of the event.
REFRESH! In July, the website didn’t go live until 12:02. There were reports that ornaments went from ‘COMING SOON’ to ‘OUT OF STOCK’ and back to ‘IN STOCK’ just from refreshing the page.
Don’t get greedy. Hallmark says you’re not allowed to purchase more than one of each ornament. You may consider getting only one ornament in total. Most customers who had issues during the SDCC event seemed to be buying more than one ornament (i.e. an HMS Bounty AND a Boba Fett).
Just because you have an ornament in your shopping cart does not mean it has been allocated to you. You must have your credit card ready. Better yet, have it already on file through the website.
Create a hallmark.com account and save your credit card info under profile – payment methods.
If you have purchased from hallmark.com before it is likely your credit card is still on file. Verify ahead of time that it is still a good credit card number.
For details on how to purchase exclusives, visit PopMinded.com/Events and expect the PopMinded convention shop to return in-person, to a full line-up of events in 2022.
This ornament has no bells and whistles. The 1994 plastic Klingon Bird of Prey from Hallmark has lights that are powered by plugging into a string of Christmas lights, which the Bounty edition does not because it is solid metal. The die casting is very good. A lot of little details can be seen and felt, from tiny ridges on the fuselage and raised patterns on the wings to the detailed weapons turrets. The finished product is clean with no visible seams or flaws.
Holding this hefty little bird in my hand I can imagine a couple of humpback whales inside. No wonder it’s so heavy!
“In fact, if you look at the photo on the ornament’s box, you can barely make out the details in the sculpt. Honestly, it doesn’t even photograph that well — but when you take a look at the 1994 Bird of Prey ornament, THAT ship looks like it flew right off the screen and onto my tree.”
The HMS Bounty will be available for the KOC Fan Convention Ornament Sale taking place August 17, 2021 at 9:00 CT. It will be an online event only and KOC (Keepsake Ornament Club) is required.
KOC membership is sold out for 2021. Check back November 2, 2021 to join the 2022 Keepsake Ornament Club! The KOC is where fans, collectors & holiday enthusiasts come together to share their passion for ornaments. Behind-the-scenes features, exclusive ornaments and special savings are just a few of the perks members enjoy.
KOC Membership Perks
Free membership gift, $75 value: The Dream Box is stuffed full of members-only goodies and the KOC-exclusive Dream Book.
Exclusive savings and pricing: Keep an eye out for special pricing just for you on select Keepsakes gifts. You’ll also receive club mailings throughout the year, each including a $5 off $10 coupon (U.S. only).
Exclusive reward points: As a KOC member you’ll get access to the best Crown Rewards Bonus Points, with opportunities to earn more top-tier rewards than anyone else.
Members-only Ornaments: Our artists created four designs just for 2021 club members.
Behind-the-scenes access: Watch your monthly email newsletters for insider info and a chance to be entered to win a free ornament. Plus look for savings and surprises in your quarterly For Keeps mailings, too.
Exclusive early access to shop: Look for your invitation to shop our ornament release events early at participating stores, where you’ll get first dibs on all ornaments, offers and more!
If you are not already a KOC member the HMS Bounty will be available again October 7, 2021 at Noon E.S.T. for NYCC.
The Star Trek™ HMS Bounty Klingon™ Bird-of-Prey Metal Ornament event exclusive sold out in five minutes for the ComicCon@Home event, just two minutes behind the quick-selling Star Wars™ Animated Boba Fett™ Ornament exclusive. It didn’t come without us issues though.
The ornaments didn’t go live until 12:02. There were reports that ornaments went from ‘COMING SOON’ to ‘OUT OF STOCK’ to ‘IN STOCK’ after refreshing the page. Most customers who had issues at checkout seemed to be buying more than one ornament (i.e. HMS Bounty AND Boba Fett). Once a shopping cart was reduced to one item the checkout issue was resolved. Others were able to get an item in their shopping cart but it still wasn’t allocated to them and the ornament would be out of stock before they could get a credit card number entered.
The HMS Bounty will next be available at the KOC Fan Convention Ornament Sale taking place August 17, 2021 at 10:00 E.S.T. It will be an online event only and KOC (Keepsake Ornament Club) is required. Unfortunately, KOC membership is sold out for 2021.
If you are not already a member it will be available again October 7, 2021 at Noon E.S.T. for NYCC.
A word of warning not to buy/preorder the overpriced HMS Bounty that is showing up on eBay. The event exclusive ornament will be available to buy from home on July 23, 2021 at Noon E.S.T. and October 7, 2021 at Noon E.S.T. There will be a limited amount so be sure to log in early.
HOW TO PURCHASE POPMINDED EXCLUSIVES
This year, we will offer event exclusives ONLINE ONLY in conjunction with the following events, typically attended in person: Comic-Con@Home, scheduled July 23-25, 2021, and New York Comic Con, scheduled October 7-10, 2021. Product allotments will be divided evenly between the two convention timeframes. Exclusives will be sold on a first-come basis starting at Noon Eastern Time (9 a.m. Pacific Time, 11 a.m. Central Time) on the first day of each convention.
Fans have a love/hate relationship with Hallmark’s event exclusive ornaments (formerly convention exclusives). Fans love getting a new Trek ornament but for the completists it likely means paying higher prices from resellers who were able to attend the conventions in person. Luckily, there are a couple of things working in favor of the collector this year.
This year’s HMS Bounty will have highest production count (3,750) of any Star Trek exclusive yet.
Along with the higher production number, it has never been easier to acquire a new Trek exclusive than it will be this year. Like 2020, Hallmark will not be present at conventions this year so event exclusives will only be available online:
HOW TO PURCHASE POPMINDED EXCLUSIVES
This year, we will offer event exclusives ONLINE ONLY in conjunction with the following events, typically attended in person: Comic-Con@Home, scheduled July 23-25, 2021, and New York Comic Con, scheduled October 7-10, 2021. Product allotments will be divided evenly between the two convention timeframes. Exclusives will be sold on a first-come basis starting at Noon Eastern Time (9 a.m. Pacific Time, 11 a.m. Central Time) on the first day of each convention. Sales permit one of each exclusive product to be sold per person, per transaction while supplies last. We will miss seeing fans in person this year, but look forward to seeing everyone again in 2022.
Thereis no need to travel to San Diego or New York, simply ‘save the date’ of the convention opening days or join the Keepsake Ornament Club.
Expect to see the Klingon Bird-of-Prey to sell this year for $80-$120 on eBay and only rise in price over time. Hallmark is expected to attend conventions in person next year as life continues its return to normalcy. In this case, normalcy will also mean a return to eBay prices for many of us.
It is still announcement day for the 2021 Hallmark Star Trek Event exclusive ornament and we have a contradiction in pricing. Corporate and PopMinded have pricing at $35 while the main order page has the Keepsake listed at $40 (See below for screen shots).
Pricing on Hallmark’s website has been adjusted down to $35:
Star Trek™ HMS Bounty Klingon™ Bird-of-Prey Metal Ornament
Early script drafts of “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” used Romulans in their classic Bird-of-Prey warship as the film’s antagonists. When later drafts swapped Klingons for Romulans, the ship’s designation as a Bird-of-Prey remained and the craft was redesigned to reflect Klingon technology. Put the fearsome-looking ship on display with this meticulously detailed Christmas tree ornament. PopMinded event exclusive—one of just 3,750 issued.
Designed by Jake Angell, this metal Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
PopMinded™ event exclusive ornament and one of only 3,750 issued. Limited availability while supplies last, not available in stores.
Originally created for 2021 San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con and select events.
Metal Christmas tree ornament measures 4.5″ W x 0.58″ H x 2.89″ D.
Early script drafts of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock used Romulan in their classic Bird-of-Prey warship as the film’s antagonists. When later drafts swapped Klingons for Romulans, the ship’s designation as a Bird-of-Prey remained and the craft was redesigned to reflect Klingon technology. The fearsome-looking ship not only became popular with fans but also an iconic element of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Klingon Bird-of-Prey Keepsake Ornament celebrates the 35th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home™ in 1986. This metal Keepsake Ornament features the HMS Bounty paint stylings as seen in the film. The ornament is priced at $35 with a total production run of 3,750.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 28, 2021) — While PopMinded by Hallmark will not be attending fan conventions in 2021, a number of all-new exclusive collectibles and products inspired by favorite characters will be sold online to the nation’s pop-culture fans in conjunction with two conventions.
PopMinded, which debuted in 2016, is Hallmark’s way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and curated with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s annual tradition of providing access to their ever-popular event exclusive products.
Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs and itty bittys® plush characters will be sold in limited quantities ONLINE ONLY in conjunction with these two events:
Comic-Con International San Diego, July 23-25 as part of Comic-Con@Home New York Comic Con, October 7-10
The exclusives will be sold on a first-come basis starting at Noon Eastern time (9 a.m. Pacific time) on the first day of each convention. Sales permit one of each exclusive product to be sold per person, per transaction while supplies last.
Allotments will be divided evenly between the two conventions. Additionally, small quantities of each of the three Keepsake Ornaments will be allotted for sale to Keepsake Ornament Club Members. For more information on membership, go to hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornament-club.
For details on how to purchase exclusives, visit PopMinded.com/Events and expect the PopMinded convention shop to return in-person, to a full line-up of events in 2022.For more information about PopMinded by Hallmark and the products offered, visit PopMinded.com