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2020 Star Trek Storytellers Hanging Around

Kevin Dilmore has announced that the 2020 Hallmark Star Trek Storyteller ornaments will be available until the entire series has been produced.  This means Kirk, Sulu, Uhura and the Enterprise tree topper will be available to purchase in 2021 and 2022.

We still have Spock, McCoy, Scotty and Chekov to be released over the next two years. Although there hasn’t been any official announcement, it is likely we will see Spock and Scotty in 2021 and McCoy and Chekov in the final year.

Whichever ornaments are released next year they will be available in both 2021 and 2022.  There is still no word if the 2021-2022 Star Trek releases will be exclusively Storytellers or if we will see other Star Trek ornaments. With all the new Star Trek series that have and will be coming out it is hard to imagine we won’t see something from Picard or Lower Decks.

2020 Event Edition Tribble Ornament Available Beginning Tomorrow

To purchase the exclusives during the Comic-Con@home virtual event July 22-26, find our event page on the Comic-Con@home website starting at 9am PST Wednesday July 22. Click on any of the exclusive products shown, then in the pop-up window, click on the link titled ‘visit website’ to be taken to a special page on PopMinded.com for purchasing.

Positively Trek: Kevin Dilmore on 2020 Ornaments

CE4E2835-D6C9-4EF2-9B70-B95CDF841684In this week’s Positively Trek, Dan and Bruce are joined by veteran Star Trek authors Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore. We talk about the Lower Decks trailer, as well as an in-depth discussion about that dreaded C-word when it comes to Star Trek: Canon! Dayton’s role as the “Keeper of Canon” for CBS’s Star Trek projects gives him a unique perspective on this age-old question that continues to rear its ugly head within the fandom.

We also talk with Kevin Dilmore about this year’s truly unique and groundbreaking Star Trek Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments!

Ornament discussion begins at 46:13.

PopMinded by Hallmark To Offer Exclusives at Comic-Con@Home Virtual Event

In light of recent cancellations of conventions due to COVID-19, PopMinded will now be offering the list of exclusives below online July 22-26 at the Comic-Con@Home virtual event, planned in place of Comic-Con® International: San Diego, as well as October 8-11 either online or in person during New York Comic Con. A small allotment still will be made available for current Keepsake Ornament Club members only. Click here for a preview of the exclusives.

– Due to schedule changes for the Official Star Trek Convention Las Vegas, PopMinded will no longer be attending. The Star Trek exclusive ornament will no longer be made available at this event.

– Due to the cancellation of Emerald City Comic Con, Planet Comicon Kansas City and Star Wars Celebration, exclusives planned for those events will no longer be available. Stay tuned for more information regarding exclusives specific to Star Wars Celebration.

To purchase the exclusives during the Comic-Con@home virtual event July 22-26, find our event page on the Comic-Con@home website starting at 9am PST Wednesday July 22. Click on any of the exclusive products shown, then in the pop-up window, click on the link titled ‘visit website’ to be taken to a special page on PopMinded.com for purchasing.

– Note: Purchases are limited to one of each of the exclusives per transaction. The exclusive quantities will be first come, first serve. We will not have daily allocations for this event.

Limited availability items include:

Star Wars

  • Imperial Probe Droid-themed Keepsake Ornament features a metal rendition of the infamous, spindly armed reconnaissance droid in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ priced at $35 with a total production run of 3,200.
  • The Mandalorian™ The Child™-themed PXL8 Enamel Pin features a stylized rendition of the lovable, mysterious bounty from the Disney + series The Mandalorian™. At a total production run of 2,500, it will be sold for $8 at most events in limited daily allotments.

Harry Potter™

  • Professor Boggart Snape Keepsake Ornament depicts the iconic moment when Neville Longbottom imagines the idea of Snape in his grandmother’s clothes to defeat the boggart. This ornament is priced at $25 with a total production run of 3,350.

Star Trek

  • Tribble (exclusive 2020 variant) Keepsake Ornament is inspired by the furry little spawning aliens from the Original Series episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” It features a different material and color than the version released in stores in 2019. The ornament is priced at $25 with a total production run of 3,350.

Marvel

  • Deadpool itty bittys® depicts a stylized rendition of everyone’s favorite chimichanga-eating, unicorn-loving, merc with a mouth, created in specialty packaging with maximum effort! The collectible is priced at $10 with a total production run of 2,500.

In addition, a very limited number of 2020 event-exclusive Keepsake Ornaments will be available for sale later this year to members of the Keepsake Ornament Club. Information for joining the club can be found online at Hallmark.com/KOC

At the end of the 2020 convention season in October, remaining stock of the year’s event exclusives may be made available for sale online. Check for details at PopMinded.com

For more information about PopMinded by Hallmark and the products offered, visit PopMinded.com or follow @popminded on Instagram.

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2020 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments Available Today


Star Trek™ U.S.S. Enterprise™ Musical Tree Topper With Light
Regular price $149.99

Product Details

  • Add the flagship of the United Federation of Planets—with the theme song to the original Star Trek television series—to your holiday celebrations with this U.S.S. Enterprise Christmas tree topper. Plug it into the included power adapter for constant illumination, then press the button—either on the included Starfleet insignia remote control or on the top of the tree topper—to start a sound and light show featuring the music of “Theme from Star Trek.” Connect one or more Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (each sold separately)—to unlock additional performances that you can’t access with the ornaments alone!
  • Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree topper. Connect this tree topper to the power adapter (included) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button on the remote control or on the base of the tree topper to watch it illuminate and hear music from “Theme from Star Trek.”
    Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament tree topper comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
    Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
    Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet.

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Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Captain James T. Kirk Ornament With Light and Sound
Regular price $34.99

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Product Details

  • A commanding presence in any universe, Captain James T. Kirk shows his darker side as he takes charge of the I.S.S. Enterprise. There’s no better leader for your Star Trek Christmas tree ornament collection. Plug the ornament into Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for constant illumination, then press the button to start a sound and light show based on the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Connect all of the Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura—and the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper (each sold separately) to unlock additional interactive performances.
  • Get 50% off a Keepsake Power Cord (reg. $14.99) when you purchase any product powered by the cord. Must add power cord to cart to get discount. Details
    Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” No batteries necessary.
    Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
    Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately) to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
    Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 2.42″ W x 5.74″ H x 2.31″ D.

Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu Ornament With Light and Sound
Regular price $34.99

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Product Details

  • One of the most menacing characters aboard the I.S.S. Enterprise, Lieutenant Sulu watches over the starship’s crew. Featuring Sulu dressed in his Terran Empire uniform, this Christmas tree ornament captures the cunning security chief of the Mirror Universe. Plug the ornament into Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for constant illumination, then press the button to start a sound and light show based on the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Connect all of the Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura—and the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper (each sold separately) to unlock additional interactive performances.
  • Get 50% off a Keepsake Power Cord (reg. $14.99) when you purchase any product powered by the cord. Must add power cord to cart to get discount. Details
    Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” No batteries necessary.
    This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
    Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately) to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
    Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 1.55″ W x 4.47″ H x 1″ D.

2020 Tribble Convention Exclusive Preorders on eBay

Preorders for this year’s convention exclusive Tribble are beginning to show up on eBay.  Hallmark has yet to announce how the Tribble will be made available since most of the conventions have been cancelled/postponed due to COVID-19.  Convention exclusive ornaments have always been available for preorder in year’s past from convention goers.  The current price of $119.99 is on the high side of the typical $80-$120 the exclusives typically fetch this early in the game.  The Tribble will be made available originally at $20.

This site is not associated with the auction below.

SDCC 2020

HALLMARK EXCLUSIVE

STAR TREK TRIBBLE

KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT

Limited Edition!

“Official Hallmark Exclusive!”

**As per ebay pre-sale rules, this item is guaranteed to ship within 30 days of the end of this listing.**

Description:

This is a pre-sale. You’re purchasing a Brand New SDCC 2020 Hallmark Exclusive Star Trek Tribble Keepsake Ornament! This is a pre-sale, therefore the item will not ship until I have it in hand. This item has a 100% money back guarantee in the rare event that there is a problem receiving this item. This item will be in excellent condition! This exclusive will be well packaged and shipped as soon as the item is in hand.

2020 Hallmark Ornament Premiere: Proceed With Caution

Hallmark Ornament Premiere is this week beginning  July 11, 2020. In typical years it would be common to see customers lined up around the store waiting for the doors to open.  It is uncertain what this year will bring.  Will stores implement measures limiting access? Will consumers simply shop from home?

The only official word found on Hallmark’s website about the Premiere during the COVID-19 outbreak is a simple line stating contact your local store “to learn how this year’s event might be different”.

The seriousness of COVID-19 should not be understated and Hallmark Corporation should not leave procedures up to the individual stores.  The Hallmark Ornament Premiere is there biggest event of the year where you typically find customers shopping shoulder-to-shoulder, consistently reaching over and in front of others.  The checkout line is commonly 30-50 people deep as it winds in and out of each aisle.  There is literally no place to avoid others in yea’s past.

Hopefully, the individual stores will make the right decisions to make it as safe as possible for the consumers and their employees.  I emailed Hallmark ten days ago, on June 30th, with my concerns and have yet to get a reply.

Below is a copy of my inquiry followed by the automated response:

What procedures are you implementing at your stores to insure the safety of your customers during the upcoming Hallmark Ornament Premiere? I am concerned if you leave it up to the individual stores they will not take the full precautions. In past years the Hallmark displays have taken up approximately 12’-15’ of wall space.  Can more than two customers shop safely while socially distancing at 6’?

We still haven’t heard from Hallmark as of this post. So we will say what they should be saying…

Hallmark ornament collectors and fans,

Please be extra cautious this year.  Shop online, reserve ornaments with your local store limiting your time for pick up only, avoid the opening Premiere weekend when customer traffic will be at its highest, call your local store and ask when there slower times during the week tend to be, ask them what safety measures they are taking.

2020 has been a trying year. Hopefully, 2021 brings a return to normalcy.  Stay vigilant. Continue taking the necessary precautions not only this weekend but until we have gotten though this.

  • wear a mask
  • wash your hands regularly 
  • socially distance by at least 6’
  • limit your time indoors when in public

Stay safe!
Thank you for visiting Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments.

 

Update! Email received the day after the Saturday premiere…

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Comic-Con@Home – July 22-26, 2020

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San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual comics and pop culture convention Comic-Con, today shared details for an initiative in the works, Comic-Con@Home, an online event that will combine aspects of the convention experience with the comforts of home. Circumstances involving the COVID-19 pandemic and California’s restrictions against large gatherings have forced SDCC to cancel their 2020 international celebration that brings fans and professionals from all over the world to San Diego. Comic-Con@Home was first teased in early May with a short video announcement and a promise of details to come. Pop culture enthusiasts will note that this initiative joins the Comic-Con Museum’s virtual endeavor, Comic-Con Museum@Home, already ongoing.

Although Comic-Con@Home will provide badges for fans to print and wear proudly, all aspects of the initiative are free and there are no limits to how many can attend. “For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe,” said SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer. “Though stay-at-home conditions make this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.” Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, 2020.

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2020 Emerald City Comic Con Cancelled

2020 Convention Updates:

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)
July 23-26 (with Preview Night on July 22)
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (STLV)
August 5-9, 2020
December 9-13, 2020
The Rio Suites and Resort
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Planet Comic Con (PCC)
March 20-22, 2020
August 14-16, 2020
Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall
301 West 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64015

Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
March 12-15, 2020
August 21-23, 2020
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

New York Comic Con (NYCC)
October 8-11, 2020
Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club Members
Online Event
Date: To Be Announced

The Digital Dreambook: PopMinded by Hallmark is exploring other avenues of virtual convention participation where the 2020 event exclusives can be made available to fans. In the event that (all conventions are) canceled and inventory is left over after any virtual convention participation, Hallmark may offer the exclusives online, closer to the end of the year. Stay tuned for future announcements.

2020 Star Trek Las Vegas Moves to December

Official Announcement:


IMPORTANT UPDATE: June 5, 2020

The Official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention Moving to NEW DATE and VENUE!
Admission Passes and Tickets Have Been Temporarily Taken Off Sale But Will Be Back Soon!

During these challenging times, the safety of our Star Trek convention attendees, celebrities and staff is the utmost importance to us. We have continued to monitor the local, federal and international protocols concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, and while we had hoped that our Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas could take place in August, due to the unprecedented circumstances, we must postpone and move to a new venue.

The 19th Annual Star Trek Convention’s NEW DATE is now December 9-13, 2020 and is beaming into Caesars Forum Conference Center Las Vegas, the brand-new state of the art, $375 million facility located in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip! Caesars Forum Conference Center features direct access to our new host hotel, the newly renovated Harrah’s Las Vegas! 

William Shatner, Walter Koenig, Kelsey Grammer and more guests have confirmed the new date, and we are currently working on more confirmations. Please check the website for updates!

If you wish to hold your same seat or general admission, as well as a la carte autograph and photo op tickets, you do not need to do anything. Your tickets and same seating will be transferred to the new date and updated tickets will be sent to you via the email address you used at the time of purchase within a few weeks. Your original ticket will no longer be valid.

Attendees must cancel their hotel reservations at this time. We will have revised booking links shortly so you can re-book your hotel reservations for the new date.

As for flight cancellations, many air carriers have amended their policies and procedures during this health crisis to accommodate customers. Please contact your airlines directly for information.

If you’d like a refund for the Star Trek Vegas Convention, please contact customer.service@creationent.com. The deadline for refund requests for the convention is June 19, 2020 (please include your invoice number and the convention name/city in your email).  If you do not request a refund by the deadline, your admission passes and a la carte photo op and autograph tickets will be transferred to the new date. Refunds will begin to be processed after the deadline date. Please allow up to 8 weeks from the deadline date for your request to be processed.

We appreciate your patience and continued support and look forward to seeing everyone in December!

Until we can all safely meet to celebrate all things Star Trek,
Your friends at Creation Entertainment

Convention Update:

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)
July 23-26 (with Preview Night on July 22)
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (STLV)
August 5-9, 2020
December 9-13, 2020
The Rio Suites and Resort
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Planet Comic Con (PCC)
August 14-16, 2020
Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall
301 West 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64015

Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
March 12-15, 2020
August 21-23, 2020
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

New York Comic Con (NYCC)
October 8-11, 2020
Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club Members
Online Event
Date: To Be Announced

Star Trek Las Vegas Still Scheduled for August 

Even with the COVID-19 virus making its 2020 squeeze on the world, Star Trek Las Vegas still has plans on proceeding.  Creation Entertainment is getting pushback from fans as they continue to sell tickets for the August event.


Official announcement:

Dear fellow Star Trek fans:

We hope you have been staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. While Creation has been social distancing as a team, we are still working hard to make the upcoming Official Star Trek Convention a grand celebration of Gene Roddenberry’s legacy for a hopeful future.  The event is set for August 5-9, 2020 at The Rio All-Suites Resort and Casino in fabulous Las Vegas.

As we currently have 71 Star Trek celebrities attending, we are on our way to getting over 100 stars and will feature a non-stop five days of fun. Our top-tiered Gold Convention Admission Packages, the most upscale way to attend the entire convention, are nearly sold out and will be removed from sale by Monday, April 27.

We also only have a few Captain’s Chair Admission Packages still available and today we have put on sale Copper Convention Packages and General Admission Convention Packages. Preferred (Reserved) Single Day and General Admission Single Day Tickets will be coming soon.

As something to look forward to this summer, we can’t wait to spend another truly intergalactic time in Vegas!

Your devoted Trekker friends at Creation Entertainment

New Series Announced! Star Trek: Strange New Worlds


CBS Announcement:

The Star Trek universe is adding another new series to its ranks!

CBS All Access has ordered a full series of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, based on the years where Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) helms the U.S.S. Enterprise.

The series will feature Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 fan favorites Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock.

The series will follow the trio in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

“Fans fell in love with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck’s portrayals of these iconic characters when they were first introduced on Star Trek: Discovery last season,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, CBS All Access. “This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to Star Trek.”

“When we said we heard the fans’ outpouring of love for Pike, Number One, and Spock when they boarded Star Trek: Discovery last season, we meant it,” said Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman. “These iconic characters have a deep history in Star Trek canon, yet so much of their stories have yet to be told. With Akiva and Henry at the helm, the Enterprise, its crew, and its fans are in for an extraordinary journey to new frontiers in the Star Trek universe.”

“This is a dream come true, literally,” said Executive Producer Akiva Goldsman. “I have imagined myself on the bridge of the Enterprise since the early 1970s. I’m honored to be a part of this continuing journey along with Alex, Henry, and the fine folks at CBS.”

The series premiere was written by Akiva Goldsman with a story by Goldsman, Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman, Kurtzman, and Lumet will serve as executive producers in addition to Henry Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth.

Aaron Baiers, Akela Cooper, and Davy Perez will serve as co-executive producers. Goldsman will remain an executive producer and a key part of the creative team on Star Trek: Picard as well.

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment.

1992 Star Trek Shuttlecraft Landing Revisit

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Your Standard Keepsake Magic Ornament Event Will Be Out Of This World!

Collectors are already eager for the new Shuttlecraft Galileo ornament to arrive at your store! Trekkers are are equally anxious. Now is the perfect time to capitalize on the excitement generated by this historical landing of this STAR TREK Shuttlecraft Galileo in your store.

The Shuttlecraft Galileo Keepsake Magic Ornament is destined to become as sought after as its predecessor, the Starship Enterprise.

This new ornament crosses the final frontier in ornament design. It’s lighted and features the authentic voice of Mr. Spock wishing your customers a personal Christmas greeting.

Galileo also provides full margin for you.

TV Beams News Of Shuttlecraft To Earthlings

National television advertising will begin August 24, with a compelling message to viewers to purchase the Keepsake Shuttlecraft Galileo Magic Ornament.

TV commercials featuring Leonard Nimoy, will air on STAR TREK (the original series) reruns, on STAR TREK: The Next Generation (in syndication), and on NBC’s Today Show.

A color print ad will run in the Sunday Parade magazine and the USA Weekend magazine on August 30. Full-page color ads will also appear in “Official STAR TREK Fan Club Newsletter” magazine (August 21 issue) and in “StarLog” on September 1.

Be ready to welcome customers with a well-planned Shuttlecraft Landing Party event that will not only create goodwill and enthusiastic response from your customers, but will pave the way for future sales and continued customer loyalty.

Here’s What To Do

Read, display and distribute all the materials included in this promotion kit. They include:

INTRO & R-T-W MATERIALS

1 Bag Stuffer Slick
1 Ad Slick
1 Direct Mail Invitation Slick
200 Full-Color Direct Mail Invitations
1 20-1/2” x 30” Poster
1 8” x 10” R-T-W Entry Sign
300 R-T-W Entry Forms (6 pads of 50 each)
1 Entry Form Slick
1 Enterprise Mobile (R-T-W Prize)
1 News Release

SALES ASSOCIATE MATERIALS

12 Sales Associate Guides
12 Sales Associate Button Inserts

COLORING CONTEST

1 Entry Form Slick
1 8” x 10” Sign

COSTUME CONTEST

1 8” x 10” Sign

MANAGER’S GUIDE

Implementing The Promotion

August 3

  • Ornament ships.

August 2 – August 8

  • Have your coloring contest entry forms printed with your store’s name, address, and entry deadline date.
  • Have your bag stuffers printed. Be sure to have your printer to add your store name and address to the lower right hand corner.
  • Have extra direct mail invitations printed with your store name, address and time of your costume contest imprinted.

August 9 – August 15

  • Contact your local newspaper advertising representative and order your newspaper ad.
  • While you are discussing  your advertising with your newspaper representative, give him or her your Shuttlecraft Landing Party news release.  Mail copies of the news release to local radio stations and to any other local newspapers that serve your trading area.
  • Mail your full-color invitations to your Collector’s list and your best customers.  Be sure to store stamp the invitations (inside and on the return address side) prior to mailing.  Fill in the time of your costume contest as well.  Use the direct mail invitations you had printed yourself when you run out of full-color invitations.
  • Distribute your Coloring Contest Forms and arrange for a local art teacher to judge the entries.

August 16 – August 22

  • Display your 20-1/2” x 30” poster in your window or in the wooden floor-stand holder at the front of the store (sku 19DH 555).
  • Display your costume contest sign. Arrange for a local drama teacher to judge the costume contest.
  • Staple your Shuttlecraft Landing Party bag stuffers to the outside of customer’s bags.
  • Assemble your U.S.S. Enterprise Mobile and hang it from the ceiling.
  • Have Sales Associates wear their Shuttlecraft Landing Party button inserts.

August 22

  • Build your Shuttlecraft Galileo display in a prominent place. Display all other STAR TREK related products nearby. Make sure your U.S.S. Enterprise Mobile hangs where it can be seen from outside your store.

August 23 – August 27

  • Position your Register-to-Win box and entry forms near your hanging mobile.
  • Encourage Sales Associates to mention the Landing Party  To customers and invite them to attend.
  • Display coloring contest entries as they come in.

August 29

  • Take photos of costume contest entrants to send to Hallmark. Judge contest and award prize. Suggested prizes include the Shuttlecraft Galileo, any item from your STAR TREK collection or a gift certificate from your store.

August 30

  • Judge your coloring contest and award prize according to the firms in this kit.

After August 30

  • Add the names and addresses from the entry forms to your customers direct mail list. After that is completed, mail the entry forms to Hallmark as instructed in your Universal Fulfillment Kit to be sure that your store is given credit for these in “The Very Best Program”.

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$30 City on the Edge of Forever Repairs Available on eBay

You can now have your 2004 Hallmark City on the Edge of Forever ornament through an eBay repair service.  The repair which touts to be 80% effective will cost $29.95 about $15.00 under the cost of the same ornament in working condition on eBay.  You can also do your own repair I’d you’re feeling brave enough.

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THIS IS A SERVICE, I AM NOT SELLING THIS ORNAMENT
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY ORNAMENT FROM ME, YOU NEED TO SHIP ME THE DEFECTIVE ONE!!
2004 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Star Trek
The City on the Edge of Forever REPAIR Service
Has the SOUND stopped or only partially plays?
I can repair it. Will look exactly like you send it to me.
1 year warranty
I ONLY REPAIR UNITS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN REPAIRED BEFORE OR ATTEMPTED TO BE REPAIRED!
PLEASE DO NOT SEND THESE TO ME, I CAN TELL!
THEY WILL BE SHIPPED BACK WITHOUT REPAIR ATTEMPTED AND REFUNDED MINUS THE RETURN SHIPPING COST!!
NOTE* – repair works about 80% of the time. At times, the component bad is not fixable.
IF I CAN NOT GET THE SOUND WORKING AT ALL, YOU GET A FULL REFUND MINUS $3 FOR THE RETURN SHIPPING!!
So far every repair I have done, it fully works on an older mini light set but not everyone of them worked properly on the Hallmark Legacy power cord, so I can not guarantee yours will work on the Legacy Cord. Do not know why, but my guess is not enough power.
So if your going to power yours using the hallmark legacy power cord only, do not use this repair service.
Price includes return shipping, First Class mail USA only..
For faster return shipping you pay for priority mail USA
international buyers, pay for return shipping costs
Ship me only the ornament, no box or paperwork.
Average turn around time, 2-3 business days
DURING HOLIDAY SEASON PLEASE BE AWARE THERE MAYBE DELAYS IN RECEIVING ITEM DUE TO THE INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF ITEMS BEING SHIPPED THROUGH THE USPS AND OTHER CARRIERS. THANKS.

Classic Hallmark Star Trek Commercials Revisited

1992 Galileo Commercial

Leonard Nimoy portrayed Lt. Spock for nearly 50 years and in 1992 he recorded a special holiday message from Spock for use within Hallmark’s Shuttlecraft Galileo ornament. That same year, Nimoy appeared as himself in a television commercial for the ornament where he gives the famous Vulcan salute.

  • Leonard Nimoy: ”Excuse me. I’m interested in the new collectors ornament from Hallmark.”
  • Hallmark Employee: “Ahh…the shuttle craft Galileo from the starship Enterprise.”
  • Leonard Nimoy: “Precisely.”
  • Hallmark Employee: “You know? It lights up when you plug it in. And listen…”
  • Spock Ornament Recording: “Shuttle craft to Enterprise. Spock here. Happy holidays. Live long and prosper.”
  • Leonard Nimoy: “Fascinating.”
  • Voiceover: “For a store in your sector now carrying the Star Trek ornament call 1-800-HALLMARK.”
  • Hallmark Employee: ”Live long and prosper, right?”
  • Leonard Nimoy: “No, now take five.“

1993 Enterprise D Commercial

In 1993, Hallmark aired a television commercial featuring Patti Yasutakein the role of Nurse Alyssa Ogawa, who was seen questioning the shipboard computer and then replicating a USS Enterprise-D Keepsake ornament. Patti Yasutake played Nurse Alyssa Ogawa in 16 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and in Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry provided the voice of the computer. Majel, the “First Lady of Star Trek”, famously played the Trek roles of Number One, Nurse Chapel, M’Ress, Lwaxana Troi and the voice of most onboard computer interfaces throughout the series.

  • Nurse Ogawa: “Computer, access the new Keepsake Magic Ornament from Hallmark.”
  • Ship Computer/Replicator: “Accessing U.S.S. Enterprise, a collectible ornament accurately representing the the Galaxy Class starship. Ornament carries Earth date 1-9-9-3 and illuminates in a realistic manner.”
  • Nurse Ogawa: “The new starship enterprise ornament please.”
  • Ship Computer/Replicator: “Replications are copies. Only Hallmark carries authentic Keepsake ornaments.”
  • Nurse Ogawa: “Suggest solution.”
  • Ship Computer/Replicator: “Call 1-800-HALLMARK for store nearest you.”

1995 Klingon Bird of Prey Commercial

Hallmark’s television commercial for the 1994 Klingon Bird-of-Prey ornament featured Robert O’Reilly in the role of Gowron, commanding the bridge of a Klingon ship. His raucous Klingon language pitch was subtitled in English.

Robert O’Reilly appeared in the Star Trek franchise for over ten years primarily in his recurring role on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Chancellor Gowron, the leader of the Klingon Empire.

O’Reilly made his first appearance in the Star Trek franchise with an appearance in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Manhunt”and his last as the character Kago-Darr in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Bounty”.

Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon language, provided the language for the commercial.  He is the author of three books about Klingons – The Klingon Dictionary, The Klingon Way and Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, as well as two audio-courses: Conversational Klingon and Power Klingon.

  • Gowron (speaking in Klingon): “Greetings! In our many battles we have fought with honor and achieved…victory! So to celebrate I have gotten you all a gift. It’s a Klingon Bird of Prey Ornament.”
  • Klingon #1 (speaking Klingonese): “It looks so real.”
  • Klingon #2 (speaking Klingonese): “It even has working lights.”
  • Voiceover: “Hallmark introduces the exclusive Klingon Keepsake Ornament. Call 1-800-HALLMARK for a Gold Crown Store near you.”
  • Klingon #1 (speaking Klingonese): ”That was really nice of him.”
  • Klingon #2 (speaking Klingonese): “Yeah, we should get him a thank you card.“

1995 Romulan Warbird Commercial

Martha Hackett appeared as the female Romulan officer. Martha auditioned for the role of Jadzia Dax in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but lost out to Terry Farrell.  She was cast as a member of the Terellian alien species in the finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “All Good Things…”. She appeared on Deep Space Nine as the Romulan Sub Commander T’Rul in the two part episode “The Search” in season three and starred as Seska in thirteen episodes of the television series Star Trek: Voyager.

  • Hallmark Employee: “May I help…you.”
  • Sub-commander: “You are aboard the the Imperial Warbird Khazara. You are here to explain this.”
  • Hallmark Employee: “Oh…the new Hallmark Star Trek Keepsake Magic ornament?”
  • Female Romulan Officer: “Pirated from the Romulan Empire!”
  • Male Romulan Officer: “Sub-commander, it lights up!”
  • Sub-commander: “Tell us what you know.”
  • Hallmark Employee: “Oh…well, the Romulan Warbird ornament is at Gold Crown Stores for a limited time. You should get yours soon.”
  • Voiceover: “Call 1-800-HALLMARK for the store nearest you.”
  • Hallmark Employee: “You in town for a Star Trek convention?”

2020 San Diego Comic-Con Cancelled


For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.

“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the organization. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”

We will continue to update where and if there will be availability of the Event Exclusive 2020 Tribble ornament.

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San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)
July 23-26 (with Preview Night on July 22)
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (STLV)
August 5-9, 2020
The Rio Suites and Resort
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Planet Comic Con (PCC)
August 14-16, 2020
Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall
301 West 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64015

Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
August 21-23, 2020
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

New York Comic Con (NYCC)
October 8-11, 2020
Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club Members
Online Event
Date: To Be Announced

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2020 Hallmark Pricing, Part 5 – The Final Chapter

This will be the last post about Hallmark pricing for 2020.  In my response to their last email to me I asked why the equivalent Harry Potter Storytellers are cheaper than their Star Trek counterparts and below you will find their response.

Hopefully, the higher prices don’t drive away fans.

Keep Collecting the Future!

2020 Hallmark Pricing, Part 4 – Hallmark Response Received

We have been covering not only the price hike in the Star Trek Storytellers series but also the discrepancies between the Dream Book and Hallmark’s official website.

April 05, 2020 – Part 1

April 10, 2020 – Part 2

April 10, 2020 – Part 3

Well, I said I would post Hallmark’s response when it was received and here it is.  I’ll let it speak for itself.

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2020 Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Pricing

The 2020 Dream Book is now available to KOC members in physical form and a virtual catalog is available for download on Hallmark’s website.  Hallmark has also posted the 2020 ornaments on their website.  Unfortunately, the two do not jive.  Hallmark’s website has the expected prices of $29.99 for Uhura, Kirk and Sulu and $119.99 for the Enterprise.

The Dream Book is listing inflated prices of $34.99 for the character ornaments and $149.99 for the Tree Topper.
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We have reached out for clarification but have not heard back at this time. Stay tuned.

102) Star Trek™ U.S.S. Enterprise™ Musical Tree Topper With Light


Star Trek™ U.S.S. Enterprise™ Musical Tree Topper With Light

Regular price $149.00

Available July 11, 2020

Product Details
Add the flagship of the United Federation of Planets—with the theme song to the original Star Trek television series—to your holiday celebrations with this U.S.S. Enterprise Christmas tree topper. Plug it into the included power adapter for constant illumination, then press the button—either on the included Starfleet insignia remote control or on the top of the tree topper—to start a sound and light show featuring the music of “Theme from Star Trek.” Connect one or more Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (each sold separately)—to unlock additional performances that you can’t access with the ornaments alone!

Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree topper. Connect this tree topper to the power adapter (included) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button on the remote control or on the base of the tree topper to watch it illuminate and hear music from “Theme from Star Trek.”

Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament tree topper comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.

Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.

Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet.

Plastic Christmas tree topper is lead-free and measures 6.59″ W x 9.89″ H x 15″ D.

TM & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“THEME FROM STAR TREK”
By Alexander Courage
Published by Bruin Music Company and All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
Star Trek™ U.S.S. Enterprise™ Musical Tree Topper With Light

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101) Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Lieutenant Nyota Uhura Ornament With Light and Sound


Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Lieutenant Nyota Uhura Ornament With Light and Sound

Regular price $34.99
Available October 3, 2020

Product Details
Trapped in an angry universe not her own, Lieutenant Uhura tries her best to disguise from the I.S.S. Enterprise crew that she does not belong—unlike this Christmas ornament that certainly belongs on your tree. Plug the ornament into Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for constant illumination, then press the button to start a sound and light show based on the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Connect all of the Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura—and the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper (each sold separately) to unlock additional interactive performances.

Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” No batteries necessary.

This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.

Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately) to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.

Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 1.59″ W x 4.4″ H x 1.21″ D.

TM & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Lieutenant Nyota Uhura Ornament With Light and Sound

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100) Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Captain James T. Kirk Ornament With Light and Sound


Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Captain James T. Kirk Ornament With Light and Sound

Regular price $34.99
Available July 11, 2020

Product Details
A commanding presence in any universe, Captain James T. Kirk shows his darker side as he takes charge of the I.S.S. Enterprise. There’s no better leader for your Star Trek Christmas tree ornament collection. Plug the ornament into Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for constant illumination, then press the button to start a sound and light show based on the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Connect all of the Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura—and the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper (each sold separately) to unlock additional interactive performances.

Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” No batteries necessary.

Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.

Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately) to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.

Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 2.42″ W x 5.74″ H x 2.31″ D.

TM & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Captain James T. Kirk Ornament With Light and Sound

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099) Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu Ornament With Light and Sound


Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu Ornament With Light and Sound

Regular price $34.99
Available July 11, 2020

Product Details
One of the most menacing characters aboard the I.S.S. Enterprise, Lieutenant Sulu watches over the starship’s crew. Featuring Sulu dressed in his Terran Empire uniform, this Christmas tree ornament captures the cunning security chief of the Mirror Universe. Plug the ornament into Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for constant illumination, then press the button to start a sound and light show based on the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Connect all of the Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura—and the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper (each sold separately) to unlock additional interactive performances.

Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” No batteries necessary.

This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright

Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately) to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.

Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 1.55″ W x 4.47″ H x 1″ D.

TM & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu Ornament With Light and Sound

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2020 Dream Book


OUT OF THIS WORLD
From the final frontier come the first ornaments in our Star Trek Storytellers series.
Television’s most famous space explorers will be warping onto your tree this year. For our first release, with two more years of ornaments planned, you can have Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, Captain James T. Kirk and mirror universe Hikaru Sulu transported to your home and ready to perform with their coordinated light and sound shows.

Using audio clips from the original Star Trek series, the Enterprise crew recreates famous moments from the iconic 1967 episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Stuck in a parallel
universe with evil versions of themselves, can the team make it back home?
In addition to interacting with each other and performing by themselves, each Storytellers ornament also creates scenes with the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper. With four more characters planned after this year, you can relive fantastic Star Trek memories for years to come.

See them in action at Hallmark.com/StarTrekStorytellers

Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Price Guide: Spring 2020

Ornaments in RED were released in limited quantities, often exclusively at conventions.

Current prices come from The Ornament Factory (hallmarkornaments.com) as of 04.10.20. Prices are based off boxes listed in new condition. It is likely you can find Hallmark Star Trek ornaments at a reduced price on other sites or eBay. The Ornament Factory IS NOT affiliated with this site. Our site DOES NOT resell any ornaments.  Pricing for Maxine Cosplay Ornament is based off the current lowest eBay pricing.

Ornament types: (CH) Character, (SH) Ship, (SC) Scene, (NV) Novelty, (BG) Blown Glass, (PR) Prop, (TR) Tribute.

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2020 Star Trek Ornament Price Hike *UPDATED*

When the 2020 Hallmark Star Trek Storyteller Ornaments were announced they had a price tag of $29.99 per character and $119.99 for the Enterprise Tree Topper.  We now have had our first glimpse of the 2020 Hallmark Dream Book and the Storyteller characters are now $34.99 and the Tree Topper is a whopping $149.99. OUCH! You will be looking at $254.96 for the 2020 Star Trek lineup and that is before the Event Exclusive Tribble appears on eBay for $60.00 – $100.00.

I wanted to make sure the following comment didn’t get lost in the comment section. Thank you for a well written response that sums up what many of us were thinking.

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