Category Archives: By the Numbers

By the Numbers: 17 Spocks, 16 Ornaments

By the Numbers: 16 Kirks

Don’t let them promote you, don’t let them transfer you, don’t let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship. Because while you’re there, you can make a difference.

-James T. Kirk

By the Numbers: 26 Enterprises

2022 Enterprise

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

By the Numbers: Enterprise B Day!

Today, November 18, 2021, is the 27th anniversary of the release of Star Trek Generations and with it comes the stark reminder that we are still without a Hallmark Enterprise NCC-1701-B ornament. How can any collection be complete with this infamous Excelsior-class starship missing. This was the site of legendary James T. Kirk’s “death”!

An upgrade of the Excelsior-class, she was the third Federation starship to bear the name Enterprise.

During her maiden voyage under Captain Harriman, the starship received a distress call from two El-Aurian transport vessels caught in a strange, mysterious energy ribbon. Kirk, on board as an honored guest, assisted in the rescue while the Enterprise-B got caught in the Nexus.

Kirk was integral in saving the ship, but as the Enterprise pulls away, the ribbon suddenly strikes the starship, tearing a large gash through the hull.

In its wake, it left only a gaping hole in the bulkhead where Captain Kirk once was.

Hallmark has produced no less than 24 Enterprise ornaments over the course of 30 years and still we wait for the NCC-1701-B.

Star Trek Generations was released in 1994 and Hallmark has missed opportunities at the 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th anniversaries. Generations’ 30th anniversary is only three years away and it would be a perfect opportunity to “right the ship”. Hallmark, you’re on the clock!

What kind of society are we without B’s?

OOF! 😉

Okay, let’s all sit down and have an honest chat about the B. I assure you that we’ve had her on our sensors for a long time. (As also the U.S.S. Excelsior—and yes, we are very in tune with the design differences between the starships.) The short answer is, sure, we could do the B . . . but you wouldn’t be so happy about it.

I’m hoping I can get an assist here with some top and side profiles (hint hint). I know a lot of us could do a pretty good job sketching the B from memory but take a good look at the design here. To do the B the way we would want to—with light in all the right places—that’s not an easy trick. We have to pack those skinny nacelles (these are hardly ample, Scotty) with wires and lights and plot the placement of circuit boards and battery housings and all the things either in the primary hull, which is pretty shallow as well, or the pot-belly of a secondary hull that isn’t quite as accommodating as you think.

One solution is just to make the whole ornament big enough to do everything you’d expect it to do . . . leaving you with a B that is unpleasantly out of scale with the rest of your collection and possibly a price point that would be a bump up, too.

Part of the wait we’re all experiencing is on technology. Advancements in consumer electronics, many of which come with price reductions, happen all the time. It was the introduction of a tiny wireless RF chip at the right price that unlocked our ability to do our Storytellers ornaments. I’m hoping you’ve enjoyed what’s come of that so far. 😉

In my own personal experience (and it’s matched by that of plenty of others) the B is the second-most requested Star Trek Keepsake Ornament I’ve heard. The only request I’ve heard more over the years is for a U.S.S. Enterprise tree topper and you know how that story ends. We get it; we want the B, too. I can tell you that it’s not an “if,” it’s a “when.” We just don’t know when.

I’d be remiss if I signed off without thanking each of you for your support of what we’re doing with the Star Trek license. I’m over the moon from your responses to Star Trek Storytellers—it’s among my associations with Star Trek of which I’m most proud. I’m so eager for next year’s additions to complete the story. You’re all terrific and I appreciate you greatly.


PS—if you’re gonna make a pitch of reasons to do the B, I might reconsider the mention of it being the place where Captain Kirk died. We’ve done a Star Trek death scene before and I still remember the social media response to THAT one. haha 😉

-Kevin Dilmore, 11/18/21 aka Enterprise B Day
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By the Numbers: HMS Bounty Ornament Sells Out for NYCC Online Event

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.

By the Numbers: Production Quantity vs. Resell Value: Fall/2021

The x-axis across the bottom is the quantity of ornaments released while the y-axis is the secondary market price. As you can see from the graph, ornaments with a production run of at least 2800 all have resell prices under $500.

Prices are an average of prices found on Hooked on Hallmark and  The Ornament Factory as of 10.01.21 except Maxine which was last price sold on eBay.

By the Numbers: How Does the Legends Series Stack Up on the Secondary Market? Fall/2021

The Legends series was a series of six character ornaments released annually from 2010 through 2015. In 2016, a Chekov ornament was released in limited quantities that was “inspired” by the Legends Series.

Prices are an average of  prices found on Hooked on Hallmark and  The Ornament Factory as of 10.01.21.

By the Numbers: Enterprise Ornaments

What’s wrong with this chart and when is it going to be fixed?

Registry: Enterprise (NX-01)
Class: NX
Service: 2151 – 2161
Captains: Jonathan Archer
Appearances: Star Trek: Enterprise
Ornaments: 1

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) *PILOT*
Class: Constitution
Service: 2265
Captains: James T. Kirk
Appearances: Star Trek episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before”
Ornaments: 2

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Class: Constitution
Service: 2245 – 2285
Captains: Robert April, Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk
Appearances: Star Trek and Star Trek: The Animated Series
Ornaments: 8

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) *REFIT*
Class: Constitution
Service: 2285
Captains: James T. Kirk, Willard Decker, Spock
Appearances: Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Ornaments: 1

Registry: ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) *MIRROR UNIVERSE*
Class: Constitution
Service: 2260s
Captains: Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, Spock
Appearances: Star Trek episode “Mirror, Mirror”
Ornaments: 1

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
Class: Constitution-class refit
Service: 2286 – 2293
Captains: James T. Kirk 
Appearances: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 
Ornaments: 1

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)
Class: Excelsior-class refit
Service: 2293 – 2329
Captains: John Harriman, Demora Sulu 
Appearances: Star Trek: Generations
Ornaments: 0

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C)
Class: Ambassador
Service: 2332 – 2344
Captains: Rachel Garrett
Appearances: Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise”
Ornaments: 2

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Class: Galaxy
Service: 2363 – 2371
Captains: Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Edward Jellico
Appearances: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine episode “Emissary”, Enterprise episode “These Are the Voyages…”, Star Trek: Generations
Ornaments: 3

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) *FUTURE REFIT*
Class: Galaxy
Service: circa 2395 
Captain: Full Admiral William T. Riker
Appearances: Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “All Good Things…”
Ornaments: 1

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Class: Sovereign
Service: 2372 – 
Captain: Jean-Luc Picard
Appearances: Star Trek: First ContactStar Trek: InsurrectionStar Trek Nemesis
Ornaments: 2

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) *KELVIN TIMELINE*
Service: 2258 – 2263
Captains: Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk
Appearances: Star TrekStar Trek Into DarknessStar Trek Beyond 
Ornaments: 1

Hallmark’s Complete 30-Year Line of Enterprise Ornaments (1991-2020)

Where is the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B?

By the Numbers: HMS Bounty eBay Sales in July

Red: Highest daily selling price.
Yellow: Average daily selling price.
Green: Lowest daily selling price.
(Note: Absence of red and yellow indicates just one ornament sold and is only represented in green/lowest selling price.)

Blue line: July 23, 2021-First day HMS Bounty was sold online.
Purple line: July 28, 2021-Ornaments begin arriving to consumers.


  • High-end prices from July 29-31 are a result of ended auctions that began the week prior.
  • Ornaments dropped $65 overnight once they were available from the SDCC event on July 23.
  • 13 ornaments were sold prior to July 23 for an average of $166.41.
  • 110 ornaments were sold from July 23 – July 31 for an average of $81.45. Less than half of prerelease pricing.
  • 23 ornaments were sold for unknown amounts because the seller accepted a best offer price. eBay does release accepted prices of best offers.
  • Number of daily ebay listings (sold and unsold) during the month: July 1 (0), July 7 (1), July 13 (2), July 16 (6), July 23 (109), July 30 (242).

By the Numbers: How Exclusive is the HMS Bounty Exclusive?

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:


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.

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

There is 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.