Original Retail: $28.00
Artist: Lynn Norton
Novelty: Battery light
Box Text: Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk the starship U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-A was pressed into service to replace its namesake that was destroyed on a previous mission. Nearly identical to its predecessor, the ENTERPRISE-A was prematurely launched to intervene in a hostage situation on planet NIMBUS III, forcing the crew to complete vital systems while en route.
This Keepsake Ornament captures the classic, upgraded design of the legendary U.S.S> ENTERPRISE as it first appeared in STAR TREK feature films. The ship, with its lighted impulse engines and deflector dish, will be an exciting addition to your Starfleet.
To see the light feature, press the button next to the battery compartment on the bottom of the ornament. the lights will turn off automatically after 20 seconds.
Serial #: QXI6215
“I loved the very dramatic unveiling of that ship in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I’ll never forget the awe I felt from seeing it on the big screen. That was the first time we ever had seen it like that, and it was detailed out for us to see in all its glory. Fans wanted it, too. There was a campaign petitioning Hallmark for several years requesting it. ‘You need to do that ship!’
“Originally, our ornament of the A was planned as our last starship with a cord for power, but the design had to be shifted to battery operation or it wasn’t going to pass UL (Underwriters Laboratories) specifications. That’s why my sculpt has those awful tree-trunk pylons to support the nacelles; they had to be big enough to house the wiring to satisfy UL. Since then, every ship has been battery-operated.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.p8SQtUuo.dpuf