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W.L. Swarts Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Reviews

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The truth is, a lot of holiday ornaments may seem cool for the first moment one hears about them, but when one looks into the substance of the ornament, well, it turns out to be less than what a fan might want. With the cost of ornaments rising, I found it especially valuable to review holiday ornaments and give people a buying guide for their holiday shopping!

1991 U.S.S. Enterprise Almost Everything “Star Trek” Fans Could Want From An Ornament (Except Availability): Hallmark’s Enterprise! 7/10
1992 Shuttlecraft Galileo It’s Corny, It’s Common, But The Shuttlecraft Galileo Ornament From Hallmark Is Still Cool! 6/10
1993 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D The Woefully Underlit U.S.S. Enterprise-D Hallmark Ornament Could Have Been Great! 4/10
1994 Klingon Bird Of Prey Simple And Great, A Cool Subject Makes For A Wonderful Ornament: The Klingon Bird-Of-Prey! 8/10
1995 Romulan Warbird Overpriced And Underdetailed, The Romulan Warbird Ornament Is One To Avoid! 4/10
1996 U.S.S. Voyager Incredibly Detailed, But Still Tragically Underlit, The Hallmark U.S.S. Voyager Ornament Is A Mixed Bag! 8/10
1996 Mr. Spock Rosy Cheeked And Logical, Spock Defines The Average Star Trek Ornament! 6/10
1997 U.S.S. Defiant Hallmark Gets It Absolutely Right The Perfect U.S.S. Defiant Ornament! 10/10
1997 Dr. McCoy “I’m An Ornament, Not A Doctor!” How Hallmark Failed With Dr. McCoy! 1/10
1998 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E  Ridiculously Dimmed Lights Sink An Otherwise Perfect U.S.S. Enterprise-E Ornament Into Average Territory! 5.5/10
1999 U.S.S. Enterprise blown glass ornament Exceptionally Breakable, The VERY Limited Edition Enterprise Blown Glass Ornament Has Value! 7/10
1999 Runabout Rio Grande The “Runabout Rio Grande” Ornament Makes Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Festive! 8/10
1999 Lieutenant Commander Worf Poor Balance Seriously Undermines The 1999 Worf Ornament! 4.5/10
2000 Borg Cube Oh, You Sad Things! The Borg Make For An Awkward Ornament With The Borg Cube! 4.5/10
2001 Space Station Deep Space Nine Ornament Or Display Piece, Space Station Deep Space Nine Cannot Be Both (We Forgive Hallmark!) 8/10
2002 Delta Flyer The Delta Flyer: The Only Other Obvious Choice For A Star Trek: Voyager Ornament Satisfies! 7.5/10
2003 Scorpion Sure, It’s Only An Ornament, But The Scorpion?! A Star Trek Hallmark Failure. 3/10
2003 Subcommander T’Pol Animated Enterprise: The Subcommander T’Pol Ornament Doesn’t Quite Wow! 2.5/10
2004 “City On The Edge Of Forever” If It Worked Properly, “The City On The Edge Of Forever” Ornament Would Really Be Something! 5/10
2004 Vulcan Command Ship One Need Not Loathe Enterprise To Find Little Merit In Hallmark’s “Vulcan Command Ship” Ornament! 1/10
2004 Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker III Unimpressive Character, Terrible Sculpt, No Good Reason To Go After The Commander Trip Tucker Ornament! 0/10
2005 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A A Better Class Of Enterprise, The Enterprise NCC-1701-A Ornament Is Everything But Balanced! 6/10
2005 Khan KHAN! A Great Character, A Mediocre Hallmark Ornament! 4/10
2006 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Reissue The Enterprise Not Worth Tracking Down Is The 2006 Hallmark Enterprise Ornament! 4/10
2008 Communicator The 2008 Star Trek Communicator Ornament Is Very Cool, Even If It Doesn’t Scream “Holidays!” 8/10
2008 U.S.S. Reliant Oh Khan, You Can Steal My Reliant (Ornament) Any Day! 6/10
2009 Ilia Probe (limited edition!) Less Popular Movie, Limited Edition Ornament, The Ilia Probe Hallmark Ornament Is Surprisingly Cool! 8.5/10
2009 Phaser Nothing Says “Merry Christmas” Like Shooting Your Neighbor: The Phaser Ornament! 4.5/10
2009 Klingon Battlecruiser Hallmark’s Annual Exploitation Of Trekkers Yields A Wonderful Ornament In 2009: Klingon Battlecruiser! 7.5/10
2009 “The Menagerie” A Tough Sell, Even For Fans, “The Menagerie” Ornament Tips. 5/10
2010 Legends Of Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk The Disappointing “Legends” Of Star Trek Captain Kirk Ornament. 4/10
2010 “Amok Time”  A Surprisingly Strong (If Expensive) Ornament: “Amok Time!” 8/10
2010 U.S.S. Enterprise For 2010 It’s The New Enterprise Ornament From Hallmark That Soars! 7.5/10
2011 Legends Of Star Trek Spock One Of The First Real Lemons Of The 2011 Ornament Season: Hallmark’s Legends Of Star Trek Spock Entirely Flops. 2/10
2011 “Mirror, Mirror” Another Disappointingly Animated In Appearance Ornament: The Star Trek “Mirror, Mirror” 2011 Ornament Disappoints. 4/10
2011 Romulan Bird Of Prey Exceptionally Simple Ship, Exasperatingly Simple Ornament: The 2011 Hallmark Romulan Bird Of Prey Gets It Right. 7.5/10
2011 Limited Edition New York Comic Con Exclusive U.S.S. Defiant Recycled Novelty Is Not Worth The Expense: The 2011 New York Comic Con Exclusive U.S.S. Defiant Is Not Worth The Price! 3.5/10
2012 Legends Of Star Trek Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy A Passably Cool McCoy! The Legends Of Star Trek Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy Ornament Is Nice! 5/10
2012 An Extraordinary Meeting Hallmark Illustrates How It Has Forsaken The Star Trek Fans With The 2012 “An Extraordinary Meeting” Ornament! 4/10
2012 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D 25th Anniversary Trading Off Lights For Sound, The 25th Anniversary 2012 Hallmark U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Ornament Is Solidly Average. 5/10
2013 Legends Of Star Trek Montgomery  Animated And Underdetailed, The 2013 Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott Legends Of Star Trek Ornament! 3.5/10
2013 U.S.S. Kelvin Ten Significant Minutes On Screen Lead To An Awesome Ornament: The 2013 U.S.S. Kelvin! 8/10
2013 “Arena” Almost Getting It All Right, The 2013 “Arena” Star Trek Ornament Rocks! 8.5/10
2013 U.S.S. Kelvin (Battle Damaged) Comic Con Exclusive Limited Edition You Won’t Find It This Ornament Release Weekend, But The Battle Damaged U.S.S. Kelvin Is Almost Worth Hunting Down! 7/10
2014 Vina The Orion Slave Woman (limited edition!) HAPPY ORNAMENT PREVIEW WEEKEND! The 2014 Vina Ornament’s Collectibility Hides A Terrible Paint Job! 3/10
2014 U.S.S. Vengeance Sadly No Better Than The Movie; The 2014 U.S.S. Vengeance Ornament Is An Under-Detailed Disappointment! 4/10
2014 Legends Of Star Trek Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu Rising To Average, The Legends Of Star Trek Hikaru Sulu Ornament Is (Mostly) Recognizable! 4.5/10
2014 “The Devil In The Dark” If It Were An Animated Series Episode . . . “The Devil In The Dark” Ornament Underwhelms! 5.5/10
2015 Legends Of Star Trek Lieutenant Nyota Uhura End Of The Line: The Legends Of Star Trek Ornament Collection Ends Well With Uhura! 7.5/10
2015 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C Of All The Years Not To Have A Variant . . . The 2015 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C Ornament Won’t Wow The Fans! 4/10
2015 The Needs Of The Many Disappointing Outside The Sound Clip: The 2015 The Needs Of The Many Star Trek Ornament Fizzles! 3/10
2016 Legends Of Star Trek Ensign Pavel Chekov (limited edition!) After The Legends Line, Hallmark Makes A Mediocre Ensign Pavel Chekov Ornament! 5.5/10
2016 “The Man Trap” For The 50th Anniversary, Hallmark Gives Star Trek Fans “The Man Trap!” 5.5/10
2016 U.S.S. Enterprise 50th Anniversary Gold Ornament 50th Anniversary Cashgrab: The 2016 U.S.S. Enterprise 50th Anniversary Ornament Is Unimpressive! 2.5/10
2017 U.S.S. Franklin Better Than The Film In Which It Appears: The 2017 U.S.S. Franklin Hallmark Ornament! 6.5/10
2017 Captain Jean-Luc Picard And Lieutenant Commander Data A Good Idea With A Mediocre Execution: The 2017 Captain Jean-Luc Picard And Lieutenant Commander Data Ornament Underwhelms! 4.5/10