Category Archives: Convention News

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.


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:


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


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


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.


2018 Convention Exclusive Preorders Up on eBay


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).

2018 Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Release Dates

Hallmark Ornament Premiere Week (July 14-22, 2018)

San Diego Comic-Con (July 19-22, 2018)

Official Las Vegas Star Trek Convention (August 1-5, 2018)

New York Comic Con (October 4-7, 2018)

Hallmark Ornament Debut (October 6-14, 2018)

2018 Hallmark Dream Book Star Trek Ornaments Revealed!

Here it is! The 2018 Hallmark Dream Book has been released online and we got some surprises!


We had already known about three ornaments that were on the agenda, The Naked Time, U.S.S. Discovery, and the Tricorder.  The Dream Book reveals a new metal NCC-1701 U.S.S. Enterprise. The ornament is listed as a premium ornament and will retail for $39.99.

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2017 New York Comic-Con Begins

New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s largest pop culture convention and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.  New York Comic Con attracted over 185,000 fans in 2016, easily making it the largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country.

New York Comic Con will be held October 5-8, 2017.

This is the last chance to attend a convention and acquire the U.S.S. Enterprise C Battle Damaged Hallmark ornament. Hallmark can be found at Booth #1920.IMG_7785

U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701-C, a Keepsake Ornament inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” depicts the iconic starship with a battle-damage paint scheme as it appeared on screen. This repaint of a 2015 Keepsake Ornament has a total production run of 3,325 and sales will be limited to 225 per day.

2017 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention is Underway


Creation Entertainment’s 16th Annual Las Vegas
Official STAR TREK Convention 2017

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 2-6, 2017

The Rio Suites Hotel
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV

The 16th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention began yesterday and we got our first preview of 2018’s “The Naked Time” ornament.

A complete schedule is available to see what is in store at this year’s event.

A limited number of this year’s Battle Damaged Enterprise C will be available each day.