Unfortunately, the first of two dates has passed but if you’re a Keepsake Ornament Club member you still have a chance to get some convention “exclusive” ornaments on October 10, 2016.
Three convention-exclusive Keepsake Ornaments (Batman™ in Battle, U.S.S. Enterprise™, and Beginnings: Boba Fett™) will be available for KOC members to purchase after the conventions have ended. Purchase one of each ornament on July 25 or on October 10. There’s a limited supply of 250 each, so don’t miss out! Visit Hallmark.com/KeepsakeOrnamentClub on the dates above to see the ornaments and order yours!
BATMAN™ IN BATTLE
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
This Keepsake Ornament depicts the Caped
Crusader’s armored uniform.
QMP4100 U.S.S. ENTERPRISE™* STAR TREK™ “Pilot Version” 50th Anniversary Edition repaint of 2016 Keepsake Ornament Featuring dialogue and music directly from the original “Star Trek” TV series, this Keepsake Ornament depicts the iconic starship as originally built and painted for special-effects filming. QMP4099
BEGINNINGS: BOBA FETT™
Set of 2 ornaments
Based on original concept art by designer Ralph
McQuarrie, this ornament provides a rare glimpse
into the white-armored origins of the galaxy’s
most infamous bounty hunter.
– Go to: Hallmark.com/KeepsakeOrnamentClub
– Click on: ACCOUNT (at top of page)
– Click on : Sign In
– Enter: Email address and Password
– Click on: SIGN IN button
– Scroll over: HI, NAME (at top of page)
– Select: Keepsake Ornament Club
– Find your Active membership
– Click on Show options
– Click on: Purchase additional ornaments
– Scroll through list selecting which ones you want then
process order as usual.
Big news from San Diego Comic Con! The new Star Trek series has a name and it is Star Trek: Discovery (STD for short – oops). With the new series comes a new flagship, the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031. Look for a Discovery ornament maybe as soon as next year since Paramount will want to promote their new series as much as possible.
“Discovery is so intrinsic as a concept to the philosophy that is Star Trek and it felt like it was a beautiful way to acknowledge that spirit and also… what Star Trek has provided for me is an inspiration on where we’re going as a species and a planet… and it has given me so much hope for a better world because we need it in the world we’re living [in] right now. We need curiosity and we need inspiration and we need to find better versions of ourselves and we need to discover better versions of ourselves.” – Brian Fuller
“For hardcore Trekkies, the design of the ship is both comfortingly familiar, and surprisingly retro. And not exactly retro in a 1960’s or a 1990’s kind of way, but instead, in a pop-culture alternate-dimension kind of way. The U.S.S. Discovery is a throwback to an alternate dimension of the 1970s, when the fledgling Trek and Wars franchises blended together in concept art. The design for the U.S.S. Discovery on the new show is almost identical to designs that Ralph McQuarrie, the late and famous Star Wars concept designer, sketched for the original U.S.S. Enterprise back in 1976. Back then, Paramount was planning to reboot Trek on TV with a show called Star Trek: Phase II .” Read more at…https://www.inverse.com/article/18731-star-trek-discovery-star-wars-influence.
Unfortunately, Hallmark did not preview their 2017 Star Trek line up at San Diego Comic Con. It seems they are sharing a booth with LucasFilm and could only display LucasFilm products. Star Wars fans were able to preview 5-6 of next year’s Star Wars ornament.
It hasn’t been confirmed but it is probably safe to assume we will get our Star Trek ornament previews at Star Trek: Mission New York, scheduled Sept. 2-4.
Comic-Con International: San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2016, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 20, and running Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. 2016 marks the 47th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.
This will be the first chance to get the convention exclusive pilot episode Enterprise Hallmark ornament. A limited number will be available each day at SDCC.
Preorders have been selling on eBay since April but look for current availability to drive prices down.
This convention exclusive ornament will be made available at Star Trek: Mission New York, scheduled Sept. 2-4 and New York Comic Con, Oct. 6-9, both conventions located in New York City.
The San Diego Comic-Con has its preview night tonight, July 20, 2016 before it opens for business tomorrow. Preview Night runs from 6:00 -9:00 pm local time. In what has become an annual tradition each July, expect to see images of the 2017 Hallmark Star Trek ornaments leak out today and tomorrow.
The Star Trek Legends Series appears complete with this year’s Chekov release so we may see a Next Generation Legends Series begin. A ship from this month’s Star Trek Beyond seems likely but I am holding out hope for an Enterprise B. As far as what scene we will get in 2017? Popular untapped episodes include The Doomsday Machine, Space Seed, The Enterprise Incident, Journey to Babel and Balance of Terror. After the year we have had I am hoping for an ornament based off Let That Be Your Last Battlefield.
Looking even further into the future, 2018 will likely bring a new ornament based on January’s new Star Trek series.
Hallmark is offering a convention exclusive Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Starship Keepsake Ornament at their booth. The 2016 Star Trek Keepsake Ornament collection and the Star Trek itty bittys® Collector Set will be available at Nerd HQ in the Children’s Museum. They will have an itty bitty exclusive button giveaway at Nerd HQ, as well as unveil the new Star Trek Squeely.