The 1992 Hallmark Galileo ornament was the only Star Trek ornament released that year. It was also lucky enough to have its very own Point-of-Sale display. A 15.5″ x 18″ x 11.5″ deep box contains a 1992 Hallmark Christmas ornament talking store display. The 4″ long “Galileo” lighted Shuttle orbits a moon-like quarter sphere on a metal rod. Push-button on the base of sphere allows one to here message from Mr.Spock.
The display typically sells for $30 – $100 in the after market if you’re lucky enough to find one.
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.
Info on navigating the ordering process from a helpful poster at http://www.yulelog.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=297862&page=1
– 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.
Hallmark sculptor Lynn Norton was at this week’s Star Trek Las Vegas convention and with him came news of the first ornament of 2017. Star Trek Beyond’s U.S.S. Franklin will be soaring in for the 2017 holidays.
Hallmark’s 2017 U.S.S. Franklin Ornament
“Norton revealed that each ship takes him anywhere from 100 to 120 hours of work from start to finish. His first Star Trek ornament was in 1991 — a replica of the Enterprise model from the second series pilot in 1966. He explained that he had to modify the proportions of various parts of the ship — the size of the saucer, position of the nascelles, etc. — so it would fit into the Keepsake Ornaments display box.
Norton later told fans that a number of the Hallmark ornaments have been used as props on Voyager and Deep Space Nine including as a mobile for a baby on a Voyager episode and in the Dominion War DS9 episodes to help create the illusion of huge armadas.”
– See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/whoopi-nichelle-headline-star-trek-las-vegas-day-2#sthash.QeB6tZb4.dpuf
“This priceless collection is on display in over 30 oak cabins with glass fronts. It’s helpful to see the ornaments in a price guide, but when you can actually see every ornament made in person it is amazing. One of the first things you’ll see when you start with the early years 1973-1979 is that the vast majority of the ornaments are glass balls and the amount of designs offered was minimal. Over the last couple of years there have been over 300 designs per year.
The Party Shop does NOT sell any of the ornaments within the Museum. We do have another room full of other Back Issue Hallmark Ornaments in stock from present to 1973. We also have a variety of other Hallmark collectibles, from Merry Miniatures, Miniature Ornaments, puzzles & more. If we do not have an ornament you are looking for, we will try to find it for you. We buy sell & trade Ornaments with collectors all over the world. We have shipped Ornaments to Australia, Japan, Europe & beyond. There are people who enjoy collecting & hunting for the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments all year. If you are looking for a fun trip for your family, church group or bus group contact me to arrange a tour. We are easy to find located on US 30 in Warsaw, IN. We are in Northern Indiana between Ft. Wayne & South Bend.”
August 4, 2016 – 12:00pm STARTREK.COM PRESENTS…ICONIC ORNAMENTS
Hallmark invites fans to take a journey into Christmas pasts and revisit some of the most iconic Keepsake Ornaments. First introduced in 1991, Hallmark’s iconic Star Trek ornaments celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Join legendary Hallmark ship ornament sculptor Lynn Norton as well as Hallmark’s Christine Taylor and Kevin Dilmore as they share insight on the selection of process, the creation as well as the success of these annual fan favorites.
“The Star Trek Las Vegas Convention, celebrating 50 years of Gene Roddenberry’s legacy, is going to be an unprecedented 5 day event!!! It is sure to be the biggest Trek celebration in all the galaxy. We are completely sold out but we wanted all Trekkers to be able to follow along with this milestone event. Here is your one stop shop for all of the #STLV50 social media posts. Follow along with updates and photos from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest all in one convenient streaming location! http://stlv.worldsecuresystems.com/tablet/index.html”
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.