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