“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.”
The 2022 Strange New Worlds Enterprise will be Hallmark’s 26th ornament depicting an Enterprise since the debut of the Star Trek line 31 years ago. Here is the complete fleet of previously released Enterprises.
“Let’s make sure that history never forgets the name…Enterprise.”
– Jean-Luc Picard, “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, Star Trek: The Next Generation
In the 90s many of the Star Trek Keepsake character ornaments were modeled after publicity stills taken to promote their respective series during their original run. At first glance the 1997 McCoy ornament appears to be just a generic pose but it bears an uncanny resemblance to a publicity still taken thirty years earlier.
Comparing the ornament to the photo (see below) the medical tricorder slung from McCoy’s left shoulder to right hip, head looking slightly off center toward his right and his right arm bent and away from his body.
During the 90s, Hallmark refrained from placing a hook in a character’s head or body so character ornaments were integrated with scenery. It is likely McCoy’s pose was lifted from the publicity photo below and incorporated with a transporter chamber to sidestep the hook issue.
Game includes * Tilt Topper Topper * Color LCD DMD * Black Nickel Chromed ramps and phaser * LEDs * Spotlights and LEDS strips in back and under apron * Cannons, Romulan Ship and Borg Ship painted by Back Alley Creations * Hallmark ornament replacement for shuttlecraft and Klingon ship * Diecast Enterprise * Several Micromachine spacecraft * Plastic protectors * Tie back mod completed * Pinnovators subwoofer board * Game blades * Decals on targets
On the white insert above the Holodeck light at the right, there is a slight blemish on the mylar that can be seen with the game off.
Topper is powered separately through a 12 volt plug.
The 2021 event-exclusive Star Trek offering from Hallmark coincides with the 35th Anniversary of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The final chance to get your own Bird of Prey comes this week and our review can get you ready.
It’s Christmas in July, at least for fans and collectors of Hallmark ornaments. This weekend Hallmark releases a new electronic Mirror Spock ornament, which adds to the magic that began last year with their Keepsake Star Trek “Mirror, Mirror” Storyteller Collection (see TrekMovie review). We got our hands on the Terran First Officer to see how well he fits in with the fantastic 2020 collection.
Next month brings Comic-Con@Home, as San Diego Comic-Con is going virtual with a remote convention for the second year in a row. But even if there isn’t going to be an in-person convention and vendor hall that doesn’t mean there won’t be exclusive merchandise and the first Star Trek exclusive for the event was just announced by Hallmark.
Every year, collectors anxiously await the release of Hallmark’s next Star Trek Keepsake ornaments. The first Star Trek Hallmark ornament was the original USS Enterprise NCC-1701 in 1991. Since then, Hallmark has produced at least one Star Trek ornament with lights and sound every year, as well as some without the bells and whistles. And with Christmas two months away, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. For 2020, the folks at Hallmark have outdone themselves. Not only are there 3 new Star Trek Keepsake ornaments, there’s also a large tree topper, and all are themed around the classic episode “Mirror, Mirror,” And together, they tell a story, for real.
Hallmark has four new Star Trek ornaments this year, three of which went on sale on July 13th and one that is a convention exclusive (the I.S.S. Enterprise). This year’s ship is the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the film. A tribble ornament with sound and motion is the Classic Trek offering, and representing Star Trek: Discovery is a Commander Saru and Michael Burnham ornament. Be sure to check out our unboxing video below!
In addition to all the Star Trek: Discovery and Picard series news coming out of New York Comic Con, there was also some cool Trek merchandise to check out on the exhibition floor. We have gathered the highlights of the new and upcoming Star Trek collectibles on display from Eaglemoss, Hallmark, Fansets and Diamond Select Toys.
Today Hallmark unveiled their 2018 Dream Book online, revealing details on their four planned Star Trek ornaments. In addition, they also have a Star Trek con exclusive planned. This is the most Star Trek offerings from Hallmark in years. We have photos and demonstration videos of the 2018 Star Trek line from Hallmark to help you plan your holidays early.
With Star Trek: Discovery finally arriving today, this week has seen some exciting new merch hit the streets, with others on the way. The new Eaglemoss model for the U.S.S. Discovery will be warping to online retailers soon, the Hallmark ornament of the U.S.S. Discovery has been announced and new wearable Discovery pins are now available for purchase.
This year Hallmark has two new Star Trek ornaments and they arrive in stores on Saturday, July 15th. This year’s ship is the U.S.S. Franklin from Star Trek Beyond, and the 30thAnniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation is being celebrated with an ornament featuring Captain Picard and Data on the bridge of the Enterprise. TrekMovie got an early look at both for this review.
Last week wereported on two San Diego Comic Con 2017 Star Trek exclusives: The Diamond Select “Final Flight” U.S.S. Enterprise and a Bif Bang Pow! U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Monitor Mate. This week we have news on two more SDCC exclusives: another one from Bif Bang Pow! plus an ornament from Hallmark. We also have news of a new replica from QMx, the Star Trek Adventures RPG going on pre-order, and the latest Star Trek items to show up at Think Geek and Entertainment Earth.
TrekMovie visited the San Diego Comic Con 2014 Exhibitor Hall to check out some of the Star Trek merchandise on hand, including first looks at QMx’s USS Reliant Artisan Replica and the 2015 Star Trek Hallmark ornaments.
A number of Star Trek licensees are showing new and upcoming products at San Diego Comic Con this week, including USS Kelvins from QMx and Hallmark, the new Hasbro Star Trek sequel KRE-O line, new figures and vehilces from Diamond Select and uniform replicas from Anovos. Details and tons of images below.
Tonight is preview night for San Diego Comic Con and two licensees are revealing some cool new Star Trek items. Hallmark is unveiling three 2012 Star Trek ornaments: The Enterprise D, a two Spocks scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie, and a classic Dr. McCoy. And Diamond Select Toys are unveiling their first Star Trek: The Next Generation retro-cloth figures. Details and pictures below.
As we have been doing all week, TrekMovie continues to bring you the first looks and details on the new Star Trek items being debuted at San Diego Comic Con. Today we have a look at three Star Trek 2011 Hallmark Keepsake Christmas ornaments.
Today we have a follow-up to our Saturday first look article on Hallmark’s 2010 Star Trek Keepsake ornaments. Star Trek novelist Kevin Dilmore (who also works for Hallmark) has sent us a video he made, showing off the three new ornaments.
Christmas may be seven months away, but it isn’t too early to start planning ahead for what you will be hanging on your tree. Hallmark have revealed their line-up of Christmas ornaments for 2010, including three new Star Trek ornaments, including the first ornament tied into the 2009 Star Trek movie. TrekMovie has details and images.
Hallmark and Kurt Adler have announced new items sure to Trekify your winter celebration experiences. Starting October 10th, the second round of Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments from Hallmark are available during the “Ornament Debut Weekend” at local Hallmark stores, and Kurt Adler continues its Star Trek line with statues, lights, stockings, and Christmasy figures.
It is Christmas in July with the Hallmark Ornament Premiere Weekend. This weekend Hallmark began selling much of the 2009 Christmas ornaments, including two new Star Trek Keepsake (of a total of five planned for the year). See below for first impressions of the Klingon Battle Cruiser and Menagerie ornaments.
Hallmark Star Trek items have been, well, a hallmark of collecting and family fun since the first USS Enterprise ornament in 1991. This year, Hallmark has many surprises for fans and TrekMovie has been given all the exclusive details and first photos for two new 2009 ornaments.
Are you going to have a party to celebrate the new Star Trek movie? If so then Hallmark has you covered with a new line of Star Trek movie themed party supplies from invites to cups and plates to thank you notes and more. Hallmark has also announced their Star Trek ornaments for 2009. See below for all the new Hallmark Star Trek goodies.
October 11-12th, Hallmark stores are celebrating their annual “Ornament Debut” weekend with in-store parties. Star Trek fans have reason to join the festivities because one of the best Star Trek ornaments ever is now available, the TOS Communicator. Trekmovie.com continues coverage of the Hallmark line with a detailed look at the new ornament, and news of next year’s line.
Two more Star Trek’s licensees are revealing new items at Comic Con 2008. Diamond Select Toys have a Star Trek III two-pack depicting Kruge and Maltz (and more). And Hallmark is showing off a prototype for one of their 2009 Keepsake Ornaments, depicting a scene from “The Menagerie.” Pictures and more details below.
This weekend Hallmark stores are having their annual Keepsake Ornament premiere parties, and Star Trek is invited. Available now are two of the three Trek themed ornaments for 2008 (a third will be available this October). Trekmovie.com has a review of the new ornaments, and provides news about some new DST items.
The Collective brings news on all sorts of Trek stuff we can expect later this year. We have the first look at the newly designed Mego Gorn, new pre-orders available for new DS9 and TOS figures and also a closer look at the 2008 Star Trek Hallmark ornaments.
Christmas is coming early as Hallmark’s 2008 ‘Dream Book’ (their annual catalog, usually available in April) has been leaked to the interweb. The ‘draft’ Dreambook details three Star Trek ornaments for 2008: The U.S.S. Reliant, a scene from “The Trouble With Tribbles” and a Kirk era communicator. See below for more details and (somewhat grainy) pictures.
The iconic poses found in the Hallmark Legends series can be found in Trek merchandise like character standees, trading cards, figures and posters.
Many of the Hallmark Legends poses can be found in the Star Trek Quotable Notables Boxed Card Set that was first available on Amazon in 2017, the year after the final Legends ornament was released.
Send the coolest greetings with this Star Trek Quotable Noteables Boxed Card Set! Each boxed set includes cards and sticker sheets of your favorite Star Trek characters. Characters include: Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov. Box Contents: 7 Cards, 7 Envelopes, 7 Sticker sheets.
Four of the seven Legends ornaments share the same pose as those that can be found in Star Trek Notable Quotables Box Set but three Legends ornaments did not as you can see below.
Interestingly, both Kirk and Sulu in the Legends series were modeled after moments in the same episode when the away team visited a Moon-sized planet.
Scotty seen holding a Trident Scanner which was used to repair power relays.
The term “trident scanner,” was first described almost thirty years later, in the script for “Trials and Tribble-ations,” where the device is apparently named after its general shape, which resembles a trident.
I’ll take some of the credit/blame for the standees deviations! In the design phase, when I was asked about Spock, I said something to the effect of, “Can we please NOT have him just standing there doing the hand thing?” And we didn’t. I remember being asked what Scotty could be doing, and I suggested his use of the trident scanner; it’s my favorite of his engineering tools. As for the Sulu deviation, I’m pretty confident the decision was made early that Kirk would be the only one of the seven brandishing a hand phaser. We did want each of the Star Trek Legends appear to be actively doing something, so Sulu got a tricorder. I mean, legends don’t just stand there!
A closer look should show that of all our Star Trek ornaments, the percentage depicting the use or display of a weapon is pretty low. By my (quick) count, it’s only nine:
2010—Kirk and Spock (lirpa)
2013—Gorn and Kirk (stone dagger)
2018—Kirk and Sulu (épée), M’Ress and Arex (phaser)
2020—Sulu (dagger), Uhura (dagger)
We prefer not to show weapons in our Star Trek ornaments but we will when we feel it adds to the storytelling aspect of a design. Note that in 2018, the Kirk design released that year by Hallmark Ornaments substituted a communicator for the phaser he typically carries in that stance of his Quogs design, a move that was intentional on our part. Not familiar with Star Trek Quogs? Check out this link from 2009—you’ll even see the greeting card we did with them.
-Kevin Dilmore, February 22, 2022
Note: 2019—Transporter (Kirk, Spock and McCoy with phasers)
Hallmark has overlooked some very important Star Trek characters from past series along with a huge cast of characters from the many Star Trek series currently airing. This is a list ranking those ornaments from most coveted to those we could do without. The list considers there five factors to help determine ranking:
Significance: How big of an impact did they make in the Trek universe?
Relevance: Is the series currently in production?
Popularity: What does their character mean to the average Trek fan?
Visual interest: Aliens > Humans.
Rank: Pips matter.
Christopher Pike (DIS/SNW): So much onscreen presence AND Trek universe importance.
Number One/Una Chin-Riley (DIS/SNW): “I am the very model of a modern Major-General” sound chip, please.
Beckett Mariner (LOW): The core four of Lower Decks should come out as a four pack. Would work well as enamel two dimensional ornaments in the Hallmark branded line.
^^^^^Brad Boimler (LOW):
^^^^^D’Vana Tendi (LOW):
^^^^^Sam Rutherford (LOW):
Quark (DS9): Unfortunately, only available as a Star Trek: The Experience ornament.
Odo (DS9): How did this never happen? I suppose I can pretend he morphed into a chair ornament.
Neelix (VOY): Another Star Trek: The Experience ornament that Hallmark never took on.
Phlox (ENT): Phlox was a poor man’s Neelix, who was a poor man’s Odo, who was a poor man’s Data who was a poor man’s Spock but I still want him in ornament form.
Sylvia Tilly (DIS): A series and franchise favorite.
Dal (PRO): The Prodigy cast should be released as a set. If they were to release just one a year their biggest audience will likely age out.
^^^^^Rok-Tahk (PRO): Certainly to become a fan favorite.
^^^^^Jankom Pog (PRO):
^^^^^Hologram Kathryn Janeway (PRO):
Guinan (TNG): She was too big of a character on and off screen not to be immortalized as an ornament.
Harry Mudd (DIS): Nobody is going to complain about having Harry Mudd hanging from their tree and between his small stint on Discovery and his episode of Short Treks Harry had some very memorable screen time.
Geordi LaForge (TNG): A TNG fan fave that has been overlooked far too long.
Hemmer (SNW): An Aenar played by a blind actor. I’m excited to see what is in store for us.
Christine Chapel (TOS): It would be nice to get something fresh from TOS.
Carol Freeman (LOW): Lower Deck’s upper deckers should come out as a four pack the year after the first four. Don’t overlook this captain.
^^^^^Jack Ransom (LOW):
^^^^^T’Ana (LOW): Ha! Yes, please.
Philippa Georgiou (DIS): Big role, big impact. Unfortunately, she has left Discovery. Hopefully, she will get her own in the long rumored Star Trek: Section 31.
Miles O’Brien (DS9): At least give us an O’Brien statue as seen on Lower Decks.
Seven of Nine (PIC): An older, wiser, more travelled Seven.
Spock (DIS/SNW): A new take on Spock deserves a new ornament.
Nyota Uhura (SNW): A new take on a classic character. Crossing my fingers this character gets her due.
Chakotay (VOY): Voyager’s second in command.
Kira Nerys (DS9): Deep Space Nine’s second in command.
Tom Paris (VOY/LOW): A plate ornament would be a delight.
Deanna Troi (TNG/PIC): Presses button: ”Pain! I feel pain!”
Paul Stamets (DIS): A Paul/Hugh ornament would be welcome
Hugh Culber (DIS): See above.
Jadzia Dax (DS9): This would have been popular back in the DS9 days and would likely still be today.
Tuvok (VOY): Do I have to settle for Tuvix just to check two ornaments off the list.
B’Elanna Torres (VOY): Her standing over the crib with the mobile made of Star Trek ornaments would be very meta.
Garak (DS9): A crowd-pleasing peripheral character.
Jean-Luc Picard (PIC): We have his voice on the La Sirena ornament of 2021. perhaps that is enough but an ornament from a scene of Stardust City Rag would be welcomed.
Wesley Crusher (TNG): Sure, the beginning was a little rough but Wil Wheaton has been a fantastic Star Trek ambassador since.
Jett Reno (DIS): Of course, a sound chip would be a must and any random Reno line.
Morn: I would pay double for a sound chip that does nothing.
Cleveland ”Book” Booker (DIS): A two pack of Booker and Grudge please.
Ezri Dax (DS9): I think if I had a Jadzia ornament I’d need an Ezri to follow it up with.
Cristobal “Chris” Rios (PIC): A lot of ”characters” to choose from.
Tasha Yar (TNG): The closest we may ever get to a Tasha ornament were the Enterprise C ornaments from 2015 and 2017.
Harry Kim (VOY): I am so preoccupied with whether they could, I haven’t stopped to think if they should.
Rom (DS9): Not to lump them together but we need a Quark before we can hope for a Rom.
Nog (DS9): Not to lump them together but we need a Rom before we can hope for a Nog. I’d love to see Nog in a Starfleet uniform.
Beverly Crusher (TNG): After McCoy, the doctors of Trek get short shrift.
Christine Chapel (SNW): Never got the original. Perhaps we will get the new version.
Dahj and/or Soji Asha (PIC): Maybe in the form of Data’s painting.
Adira Tal (DIS): They’re getting more screen time this season but i am still waiting for that breakout moment.
M’Benga (SNW): Can’t wait to see this character get fleshed out
Dukat (DS9): Please give us the Cardassian we deserve.
Janice Rand (TOS): A great opportunity to revisit TOS with a fresh face. Nerds would love it.
The Diviner (PRO): A second wave of Prodigy ornaments begins here…
^^^^^ Drednok (PRO): …and ends here.
Julian Bashir (DS9): Just what the doctor ordered.
Gray Tal (DIS): Not quite found his footing within the franchise yet.
Hoshi Sato (ENT): A Mirror universe Hoshi would be cool.
Elnor (PIC): Please hold while this list pauses due to boredom…
Rafaella “Raffi” Musiker (PIC): …
La’an Noonien-Singh (SNW): …
Erica Ortegas (SNW) …
Travis Mayweather (ENT): …we appreciate your patience, we will be with you shortly…
Malcolm Reed (ENT): …
Joann Owosekun (DIS): …
Keyla Detmer (DIS): …
Agnes Jurati (PIC): …thank you for holding…
Data (PIC): A new Data ornament would require more plastic than he did when he was younger. If you get what I’m saying.
Kes (VOY): If I had to have a Kes ornament in order to get a Neelix ornament I would pass on a Neelix ornament.