Category Archives: SDCC

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.

HMS Bounty Event Exclusive First Available Tomorrow for SDCC

July 23, 2021 – Noon E.S.T.

SHOP EXCLUSIVES

  • Log into your Hallmark account before noon so you can expedite check out. Limited quantities will sell out quickly.
  • If you do not have a Hallmark account register beforehand.
  • If you already have a Hallmark account be sure to confirm your password is still active ahead of the event.

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.

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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.

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.

2020 Comic-Con@Home Opens Today

There will be an interactive Exhibit Hall today for the ComicCon@Home which will allow you to vvisit and purchase merchandise from participating exhibitors.

PopMinded by Hallmark will be in Booth #1505 beginning today, July 22nd, at 9:00am P.S.T./12:00pm E.S.T.

Visit the Comic-Con@Home website for full lists of vendors, events and speakers.

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PopMinded by Hallmark To Offer Exclusives at Comic-Con@Home Virtual Event

In light of recent cancellations of conventions due to COVID-19, PopMinded will now be offering the list of exclusives below online July 22-26 at the Comic-Con@Home virtual event, planned in place of Comic-Con® International: San Diego, as well as October 8-11 either online or in person during New York Comic Con. A small allotment still will be made available for current Keepsake Ornament Club members only. Click here for a preview of the exclusives.

– Due to schedule changes for the Official Star Trek Convention Las Vegas, PopMinded will no longer be attending. The Star Trek exclusive ornament will no longer be made available at this event.

– Due to the cancellation of Emerald City Comic Con, Planet Comicon Kansas City and Star Wars Celebration, exclusives planned for those events will no longer be available. Stay tuned for more information regarding exclusives specific to Star Wars Celebration.

To purchase the exclusives during the Comic-Con@home virtual event July 22-26, find our event page on the Comic-Con@home website starting at 9am PST Wednesday July 22. Click on any of the exclusive products shown, then in the pop-up window, click on the link titled ‘visit website’ to be taken to a special page on PopMinded.com for purchasing.

– Note: Purchases are limited to one of each of the exclusives per transaction. The exclusive quantities will be first come, first serve. We will not have daily allocations for this event.

Limited availability items include:

Star Wars

  • Imperial Probe Droid-themed Keepsake Ornament features a metal rendition of the infamous, spindly armed reconnaissance droid in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ priced at $35 with a total production run of 3,200.
  • The Mandalorian™ The Child™-themed PXL8 Enamel Pin features a stylized rendition of the lovable, mysterious bounty from the Disney + series The Mandalorian™. At a total production run of 2,500, it will be sold for $8 at most events in limited daily allotments.

Harry Potter™

  • Professor Boggart Snape Keepsake Ornament depicts the iconic moment when Neville Longbottom imagines the idea of Snape in his grandmother’s clothes to defeat the boggart. This ornament is priced at $25 with a total production run of 3,350.

Star Trek

  • 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.

Marvel

  • Deadpool itty bittys® depicts a stylized rendition of everyone’s favorite chimichanga-eating, unicorn-loving, merc with a mouth, created in specialty packaging with maximum effort! The collectible is priced at $10 with a total production run of 2,500.

In addition, a very limited number of 2020 event-exclusive Keepsake Ornaments will be available for sale later this year to members of the Keepsake Ornament Club. Information for joining the club can be found online at Hallmark.com/KOC

At the end of the 2020 convention season in October, remaining stock of the year’s event exclusives may be made available for sale online. Check for details at PopMinded.com

For more information about PopMinded by Hallmark and the products offered, visit PopMinded.com or follow @popminded on Instagram.

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2020 Tribble Convention Exclusive Preorders on eBay

Preorders for this year’s convention exclusive Tribble are beginning to show up on eBay.  Hallmark has yet to announce how the Tribble will be made available since most of the conventions have been cancelled/postponed due to COVID-19.  Convention exclusive ornaments have always been available for preorder in year’s past from convention goers.  The current price of $119.99 is on the high side of the typical $80-$120 the exclusives typically fetch this early in the game.  The Tribble will be made available originally at $20.

This site is not associated with the auction below.

SDCC 2020

HALLMARK EXCLUSIVE

STAR TREK TRIBBLE

KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT

Limited Edition!

“Official Hallmark Exclusive!”

**As per ebay pre-sale rules, this item is guaranteed to ship within 30 days of the end of this listing.**

Description:

This is a pre-sale. You’re purchasing a Brand New SDCC 2020 Hallmark Exclusive Star Trek Tribble Keepsake Ornament! This is a pre-sale, therefore the item will not ship until I have it in hand. This item has a 100% money back guarantee in the rare event that there is a problem receiving this item. This item will be in excellent condition! This exclusive will be well packaged and shipped as soon as the item is in hand.

Comic-Con@Home – July 22-26, 2020

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San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual comics and pop culture convention Comic-Con, today shared details for an initiative in the works, Comic-Con@Home, an online event that will combine aspects of the convention experience with the comforts of home. Circumstances involving the COVID-19 pandemic and California’s restrictions against large gatherings have forced SDCC to cancel their 2020 international celebration that brings fans and professionals from all over the world to San Diego. Comic-Con@Home was first teased in early May with a short video announcement and a promise of details to come. Pop culture enthusiasts will note that this initiative joins the Comic-Con Museum’s virtual endeavor, Comic-Con Museum@Home, already ongoing.

Although Comic-Con@Home will provide badges for fans to print and wear proudly, all aspects of the initiative are free and there are no limits to how many can attend. “For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe,” said SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer. “Though stay-at-home conditions make this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.” Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, 2020.

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2020 San Diego Comic-Con Cancelled


For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.

“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the organization. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”

We will continue to update where and if there will be availability of the Event Exclusive 2020 Tribble ornament.

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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
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

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

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2020 San Diego Comic-Con Still On

As of now, the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con, scheduled for a July, has not been cancelled. For anyone who had plans to go it is a certainty that it will be cancelled this year. The convention has always been a hot bed for “the funk”. Anytime you get that many people together in such a tight space it is inevitable that everyone catches everything.

Thinking this year’s convention is still a possibility is foolish. It is almost certain that next year’s SDCC will also be cancelled unless a vaccine has been found by then. We are living in different times.

Our thoughts are with everyone and their families across the globe. Stay safe!

STAY HOME.
SAVE LIVES.
Help stop coronavirus.
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STAY home as much as you can
KEEP a safe distance
WASH hands often
COVER your cough 

SICK? Call ahead