Category Archives: NYCC

HMS Bounty at KOC Fan Convention Ornament Sale Tomorrow

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.

Check this page on August 17 to purchase!

HMS Bounty Sells Out in Five Minutes! Next Chance…KOC Event in August

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.

Instagram from PopMinded by Hallmark.

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:

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.

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.

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.

How Much Will the HMS Bounty Cost? *UPDATED*

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).

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6/29/21 UPDATE:

Pricing on Hallmark’s website has been adjusted down to $35:

107) 2021 HMS Bounty Klingon Bird-of-Prey

Star Trek™ HMS Bounty Klingon™ Bird-of-Prey Metal Ornament

Product Details

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.

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2021 Event Exclusive Announced! Klingon Bird-of-Prey, HMS Bounty

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.

2021 Klingon Bird-of-Prey, HMS Bounty

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

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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

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If you are interested in (and how could you be) non-Trek exclusives for Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Marvel Comics and Super Mario please visit Hallmark.com.

New York Comic-Con Scheduled for October

NYCC Announcement:

Creating a safe, diverse, an accepting space for our community with an unforgettable experience for everyone has always been at the center of everything we do. We have approached our Health and Safety guidelines for our shows with the very same mindset. It’s with much optimism and enthusiasm that we look forward to welcoming you back to convention centers around the country, to celebrate the things we all love together.

  1. We will be running all our shows with reduced capacity. With our new safety precautions in place, attendance and badges will be very limited so that we can ensure physical distancing. We’re working closely with each convention center to determine how many people are permitted in the building every day and at a given time. 
  2. We are requiring approved face coverings for all individuals attending our events, including our exhibitors and staff. They must be worn at all times within our venues. For more information, you can visit the FAQ pages on each of our show websites.
  3. Temperature screening upon entry will be required to enter our events. Anyone with an elevated temperature will not be permitted to enter the event. 
  4. We will have increased sanitization and cleaning with enforced physical distancing throughout the event.
  5. We have also adopted a firm no handshakes, no high-fives, no hugs policy. We’re all going to have to get very smooth and cool-looking at either the elbow bump or air high-fives. Please start practicing now.

The convention is scheduled for October 7-10, 2021 at the Javits Center.

Get vaccinated, everyone! Be smart! Stay safe!

Save the Dates! 2021!

I think it is best to say the convention dates below are tentative.

2021 Dream Book
April 15, 2021
A tradition in itself, the Dream Book will feature this year’s line of Keepsake Ornaments, as well as fan features and stunning visuals that bring Keepsakes magic to life. And don’t forget—Keepsake Ornament Club members get a chance to see the Dream Book first.

Hallmark Ornament Premiere Event
July 10-18, 2021

San Diego Comic-Con@Home
July 23-25, 2021

Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (STLV)
August 11-15, 2021
The Rio Suites and Resort
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Planet Comic Con (PCC)
August 20-22, 2021
Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall
301 West 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64015

Hallmark Ornament Debut Event
October 2-10, 2021

New York Comic Con (NYCC)
October 7-10 (Tentative)
Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Comic-Con Special Edition
November 26-28
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Hallmark Trim the Tree Event
December 1-5, 2021

Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
December 2-5, 2021
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Hallmark: “In light of the uncertainty related to the pandemic, we have decided not to host an in-person KOC Convention in Kansas City in 2021.”

For more convention updates go to The Pop Insider.

NYCC Cancelled, Going Virtual

“Hey NYCC fans, check out this message from our team regarding the status of New York Comic Con 2020. While we’d much rather be giving you an update on badges going on sale, it likely comes as no surprise that NYCC 2020’s physical event will not be able to run as intended. This is one of the hardest announcements we’ve ever had to make, and we miss you all so very much: NYCC20.com/Letter

But we still can’t wait to hang out with you online for New York Comic Con’s Metaverse, Oct 8-11. We’re partnering with YouTube to bring to life four days of incredible content. Stay tuned to FindTheMetaverse.com and subscribe to YouTube.com/NYCC for updates.”

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)
July 23-26 (with Preview Night on July 22)
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (STLV)
August 5-9, 2020
December 9-13, 2020
The Rio Suites and Resort
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Planet Comic Con (PCKC)
March 20-22, 2020
August 14-16, 2020
Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall
301 West 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64015

Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
March 12-15, 2020
August 21-23, 2020
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

New York Comic Con (NYCC)
October 8-11, 2020
Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club Members
Online Event
Date: To Be Announced

103) 2020 Tribble (Qty. 3,350)

Product Details

According to intergalactic trader Cyrano Jones, there is only one love that money can buy: a tribble. Add this ball of fuzzy love to your Christmas tree to keep away Klingons or simply to relive memories of the classic episode “The Trouble With Tribbles” from the Star Trek original television series. Squeeze this plush faux-fur Christmas tree ornament to see it vibrate and coo (battery-operated). A variant of the 2019 Tribble Keepsake Ornament, this PopMinded event exclusive is one of just 3,350 issued.

  • Magic Sound and Motion Christmas tree ornament. Squeeze the ornament to feel it move and hear its soothing sounds. Requires three (3) LR44 batteries, included.
  • This faux-fur Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
  • PopMinded™ event exclusive ornament and one of only 3,350 issued. Limited availability while supplies last, not available in stores.
  • First available for the 2020 Comic-Con@Home event.
  • Fabric Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 4.5″ W x 3.38″ H x 3.38″ D.

Tribble (exclusive 2020 variant) Keepsake Ornament is inspired by the furry little spawning aliens from the Original Series episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” It features a different material and color than the version released in stores in 2019. The ornament is priced at $25 with a total production run of 3,350.

  • Dimensions: 4.5″ w. x 3.38″ h. x 3.38″ d.

The 2020 Tribble ornament will be issued in limited quantities and available at the 2020 Emerald City Comic Con, Planet Comicon, Comic-Con International®, Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention and New York Comic Con™ events. A limited supply will also made available to KOC members.

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)
July 23-26 (with Preview Night on July 22)
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (STLV)
August 5-9, 202
The Rio Suites and Resort
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Planet Comic Con (PCC)
August 14-16, 2020
Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall
301 West 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64015

Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
August 21-23, 2020
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

New York Comic Con (NYCC)
October 8-11, 2020
Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

NOTE: All convention dates are very tentative due to the COVID-19 virus.

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Description

Event Exclusive

Magic (sound & motion)

Features the furry little spawning aliens from the Original Series episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.”

Squeeze the ornament to feel it move and hear tribble sounds!

This PopMinded™ event exclusive variant of the 2019 Tribble ornament was issued in limited quantities and first available at the 2020 Comic-Con@Home & New York Comic Con™ events. A limited supply will also made available to KOC members.

Total production: 3,350.

BATTERY OPERATED. Batteries (three LR44) included.

  • Artist:
  • Released: 2020 (Comic-Con@Home & NYCC events)
  • Retail Price: $25.00 USA
  • Material(s): fabric
  • Dimensions: 4.5″ w. x 3.38″ h. x 3.38″ d.
  • SKU: QMP4108
  • Produced in: 
  • Production Date(s): 

NOTE: Tribble was scheduled to be released at the ECCC, PCC & SDCC events that were cancelled and & STLV that was rescheduled due to the coronavirus. The ornament was released at the Comic-Con@Home event.

2020 Hallmark Calendar

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere 2020

Online and in stores, this magical event kicks off the Keepsake Ornament year. Look for the first of the Star Trek Storytellers to hit stores.

July 11-19, 2020

Comic Con International: San Diego

If there is an exclusive Star Trek ornament this year the San Diego Comic Con will be the first time it is available. Star Trek ornaments have been available the past four years.

July 22-26, 2020

Star Trek Convention Las Vegas

The Star Trek convention in Las Vegas has become the location that the next year’s ornaments are revealed.  This will likely be our first peek at the 2021s.

August 5–9, 2020

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut 2020

The second wave of Hallmark ornaments hit the stores.

October 3–11, 2020

New York Comic Con

New York will be the last convention of 2020 where you can pick up exclusive ornaments in person.

October 8-11, 2020

PopMinded by Hallmark 2018 Conventions Announcement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 19, 2018) — PopMinded by Hallmark will continue its participation in the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings later this year with limited quantities of products and collectibles inspired by iconic characters and developed for exclusive availability at three events.

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 decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products available only through convention pop-up stores.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs, itty bittys® plush characters, and other gift items will be sold in limited quantities at the three events remaining on their 2018 convention calendar:

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Comic-Con International San Diego, to be held July 19-22 in San Diego, California

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The Official 2018 Star Trek Convention, scheduled Aug. 1-5 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. (Star Trek exclusives only)

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New York Comic Con, set for Oct. 4-7 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Limited Availability items include:

IMG_5342Lieutenant Arex™ and Lieutenant M’Ress™ is a Keepsake Ornament two-pack of characters featured in Star Trek: The Animated Series. In celebration of the Saturday-morning television show’s 45th anniversary, the two alien Starfleet officers created for the series are featured in original sculpts with a total production run of 2,800.

 

IMG_5343A Gorn™ itty bittys plush becomes the first Star Trek alien adversary in that collection. This has a total production run of 2,500.