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New Packaging for Convention Exclusives

New Hallmark packaging was revealed at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con. The all black packaging seems to be consistent among all the themed Hallmark convention ornaments.  The sides of the boxes has many Star Trek nods that are worth checking out below.

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2018 San Diego Comic Con Opens!

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This year’s comic con has begun. Today is the first official day of San Diego’s annual convention following last night’s preview night.

There are two Star Trek exclusives from Hallmark this year. Look for Lt. Arex and Lt. M’Ress from Star Trek: The Animated Series.  This duo is sold as set of two.
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Hallmark’s second offering is a Gorn itty bitty. Although not an ornament itty bittys have been Hallmark’s other venture with the Star Trek line.

The Gorn joins four Original Series characters and four Next Generation characters in the itty bitty universe.

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Convention attendees should be on the lookout for Discovery’s Commander Saru. Doug Jones will be in the Hallmark booth on Saturday from 5pm-6pm signing Discovery ornaments.

For those of you that can not attend the conventions this year look toward eBay to fill your collection.

2018 Hallmark Ornaments are Here!

Today is Hallmark’s Ornament Premiere and with it comes three Star Trek ornaments available today.

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The U.S.S. Discovery™ (NCC-1031), a 23rd century Crossfield-class ship, becomes one of the most important weapons in the war between the Federation and Klingons as the crew journeys across the galaxy. Based on the CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery”—which transports viewers to a time before the familiar five-year mission of the original Star Trek™ series—this Christmas tree ornament features the namesake vessel that embraces the same ideology and intrepid legacy that has inspired generations. Battery-operated light feature includes three replaceable LR41 batteries.
* Magic Light Christmas tree ornament. Press the button on the ornament to see the ship light up. Battery operated. Requires three (3) LR41 batteries, included.
* This artist-crafted Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2018 in copyright
* Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 3.03″ W x 0.71″ H x 7.08” D.

Utilized by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the handheld Starfleet Tricorder device proved vital for gathering, recording and analyzing data, particularly while exploring strange, new worlds. This must-have Christmas tree ornament lights up and plays authentic phrases from the original Star Trek™ series. Battery-operated light and sound feature includes three replaceable LR44 batteries.
* Magic Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Press the button on the ornament to see the screen illuminate and hear dialogue from the original Star Trek™ television series. Battery operated. Requires three (3) LR44 batteries, included.
* This artist-crafted Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2018 in copyright.
* Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 2.29″ W x 3.5″ H x 1.77″ D.

Having succumbed to the planet Psi 2000’s intoxication, bare-chested Hikaru Sulu, a swashbuckler at heart, challenges Captain Kirk and other crew members with a fencing foil. This Christmas tree ornament features dialogue from the unforgettable episode “The Naked Time” from the Star Trek™ original television series. Battery-operated sound feature includes two replaceable LR44 batteries.
* Magic Sound Christmas tree ornament. Press the button on the ornament to hear dialogue from this exciting scene. Battery operated. Requires two (2) LR44 batteries, included.
* This artist-crafted Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2018 in copyright.
* Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 4.69″ W x 4.23″ H x 3.01″ D.

Galileo Print Ad Version 2, 1992

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HALLMARK BRINGS YOU GREETINGS FROM A VULCAN!

It took Hallmark to offer a collectible ornament so authentic, so finely crafted, it even plays a message from Mr. Spock, recorded by Leonard Nimoy.

This newly released Star Trek ornament, stardated 1992, is a collector’s item you can enjoy all year long, as well as during the holidays.

It’s just $24, and supplies are limited. So lock on to the coordinates of a Hallmark store near you and pick up your Shuttlecraft Galileo from the Starship Enterprise today.

PopMinded by Hallmark 2018 Conventions Announcement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 19, 2018) — PopMinded by Hallmark will continue its participation in the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings later this year with limited quantities of products and collectibles inspired by iconic characters and developed for exclusive availability at three events.

PopMinded, which debuted in 2016, is Hallmark’s way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and curated with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products available only through convention pop-up stores.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs, itty bittys® plush characters, and other gift items will be sold in limited quantities at the three events remaining on their 2018 convention calendar:

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Comic-Con International San Diego, to be held July 19-22 in San Diego, California

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The Official 2018 Star Trek Convention, scheduled Aug. 1-5 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. (Star Trek exclusives only)

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New York Comic Con, set for Oct. 4-7 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Limited Availability items include:

IMG_5342Lieutenant Arex™ and Lieutenant M’Ress™ is a Keepsake Ornament two-pack of characters featured in Star Trek: The Animated Series. In celebration of the Saturday-morning television show’s 45th anniversary, the two alien Starfleet officers created for the series are featured in original sculpts with a total production run of 2,800.

 

IMG_5343A Gorn™ itty bittys plush becomes the first Star Trek alien adversary in that collection. This has a total production run of 2,500.

 

Star Trek Universe is Expanding!

It isn’t often that we write about non-ornament Star Trek news but we have BIG things happening in the Star Trek universe.  New Shows = New Ornaments.

Check out these articles…

CBS Television Studios is going all in on “Star Trek.”

242035_v9_bbVariety has learned that the studio behind “Star Trek: Discovery” has signed Alex Kurtzman to a new five-year overall deal that will see him supervise the expansion of CBS’ “Star Trek” franchise for television, developing new series, mini-series and other content opportunities, including animation.

To that end, sources say there are currently multiple shows set within the “Star Trek” universe already in development.

The potential new shows are said to include:

-A series set at Starfleet Academy from creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. The duo currently serve as co-showrunners on the Hulu-Marvel series “Runaways” and are best known for creating shows like “Gossip Girl” and the CW’s reboot of Dynasty.
-A limited series whose plot details are being kept under wraps.
-A limited series based around the “Wrath of Khan” story. Khan’s full name is Khan Noonien Singh. He was famously portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán in both the original series episode “Space Seed” and again in the film “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.” Benedict Cumberbatch then played the character in the 2013 film “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
-An animated series whose plot details are being kept under wraps.

Variety

Alex Kurtzman is staying in business with CBS Television Studios.

The executive producer behind CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery has renewed his overall deal with CBS Television Studios, signing a massive five-year extension with the studio behind the latest entry in the long-running sci-fi franchise. The new agreement keeps Kurtzman, whose pact was up this year, with the studio through 2023. Sources say the deal is estimated at $5 million per year as Kurtzman receives a sizable backend on his programming.

Under the new pact, Kurtzman will serve as the Star Trek: Discovery’s lone showrunner after taking over from Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg, who were recently fired from the series. Kurtzman will also expand the Star Trek franchise for the small screen, developing new series, miniseries and other content, including animation.

IMG_5283The new deal comes as rumblings about another Star Trek series, featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, have been getting louder. Sources say Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who left Discovery after season one, are attached to the Stewart-led reboot. CBS TV Studios declined to confirm the Stewart project as sources say a deal is far from completed and may not happen, despite the fact that the actor recently teased his potential return to the franchise.

The Hollywood Reporter

2018 Convention Exclusive Preorders Up on eBay

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Lt. M’Ress and Lt. Arex from the Star Trek: The Animated Series are this year’s convention ornaments.  For those of you that won’t be able to make it to one of the conventions can pick it up secondhand off eBay.  Convention goers are taking preorders for the ornaments with Buy it Now options starting at $99.00.  They will be sold as a set of two with a retail of $40.00 and will be a limited run of 2800.

These ornaments will only be released at San Diego Comic Con (July 19-22), Star Trek Las Vegas (Aug 1-5), and New York Comic Con (Oct 4-7).