Trekcore.com has posted a review of the latest Hallmark Star Trek ornament. La Sirena was the first ornament representing Star Trek: Picard and is available in stores now.
As for the “magic” features, this year’s Hallmark offering doesn’t have any lighting effects, though this version of La Sirena does have an integrated sound chip which cycles through a handful of audio clips from Star Trek: Picard’s first season — all from Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), though it would have been nice to have at least one recording of the starship’s captain, Cris Rios (Santiago Cabrera) in the mix.
This ornament has no bells and whistles. The 1994 plastic Klingon Bird of Prey from Hallmark has lights that are powered by plugging into a string of Christmas lights, which the Bounty edition does not because it is solid metal. The die casting is very good. A lot of little details can be seen and felt, from tiny ridges on the fuselage and raised patterns on the wings to the detailed weapons turrets. The finished product is clean with no visible seams or flaws.
Holding this hefty little bird in my hand I can imagine a couple of humpback whales inside. No wonder it’s so heavy!
“In fact, if you look at the photo on the ornament’s box, you can barely make out the details in the sculpt. Honestly, it doesn’t even photograph that well — but when you take a look at the 1994 Bird of Prey ornament, THAT ship looks like it flew right off the screen and onto my tree.”
Veteran Hallmark artist Jake Angell has once again outdone himself with the design of “Mirror, Mirror” Spock. Standing with his arms crossed, Spock is a handsome figure. The details—from his trademark beard to his medals and Terran Empire badge—are precise for such a small model. His gold sash hangs neatly over his left thigh and his dagger is at his right hip.
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.
Nuketown celebrated an ornament a day this past December that ranged from Star Wars to Marvel to Alien and to, yes, Star Trek. These are nine Star Trek ornaments that got singled out in 2019. Click the links below to get Nuketown’s thoughts on and images of these Hallmark Star Trek ornaments.
City on the Edge of Tomorrow Easily one of my favorite ornaments, the City on the Edge of Forever ornament has been a staple of the Geek Tree since…
Locutus of Borg The Locutus of Borg ornament recreates the conversations between Captain Jean Luc Picard and the Borg Queen…
NCC-1701-E One of my favorite Enterprises, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E appeared…
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Equipment: Hallmark 50th Anniversary U.S.S. Enterprise Keepsake Ornament
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Equipment: Hallmark Exclusive U.S.S. Enterprise Keepsake Ornament
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Equipment: Hallmark Keepsake Ornament U.S.S. Franklin
The sculpture of the Franklin is spot on. I am always amazed just how much detail can be poured into a small ornament. The U.S.S. Franklin NX-326 measures 3.5″ W x 1.1″ H x 5.15″ D. This makes it the perfect size for display because it doesn’t take up too much room. I am sure it would look great next to…(read more at Geekstronomy)