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August 3, 2018 – Friday, 11AM — “And the Keepsakes Shall Lead: Hallmark and Star Trek” – Star Trek Vegas Convention

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August 3, 2018 – Friday, 11AM — “And the Keepsakes Shall Lead: Hallmark and Star Trek”

Join Hallmark Licensing Creative Manager Christine Taylor and Hallmark Senior Writer Kevin Dilmore for a tour through Hallmark’s 2018 Star Trek products, including Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® plush characters and event exclusives. Don’t be surprised if a few sneak peeks and surprises from Hallmark’s plans for 2019 show up as well.

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2018 and 2019 itty bittys

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Images provided by trekcore.com have revealed an ever-expanding itty bitty Star Trek line.

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Kirk and Spock from Mirror, Mirror available this month.

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Kirk and Khan from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will also be available this year.

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Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine represent Voyager’s first itty bittys. Available in 2019.

 

Be be sure to visit trekcore.com for the latest in Star Trek news.

2019 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments Revealed

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The Las Vegas Star Trek convention has brought us previews of 2019’s ornaments. These first images are courtesy of trekcore.com’s twitter feed.

First off is a Lt. Saru and Michael Burnham ornament.  The ornament captures a rather generic scene of the pair.

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The second ornament is an Original Series classic. The Tribble will likely prove to be Hallmark’s ornament with the highest profit margin.

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Lastly, we have yet another Enterprise ornament. 2019 brings us the Enterprise refit from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Be sure to visit trekcore.com for the best and latest in Star Trek news.

2018 Star Trek Vegas Convention Set to Begin

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This year’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas is set to begin in two days (August 1, 2018). This will be the one of two only more chances to pick up Hallmark Star Trek items at conventions this year.

IMG_5342There 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.

IMG_5343The Gorn joins four Original Series characters and four Next Generation characters in the itty bitty universe.

Also look for a sneak preview of 2019 Hallmark Star Trek ornaments to be revealed.  Although an official announcement of a preview hasn’t been made by Hallmark, the 2018 ornaments were previewed last year at this same convention.

Details on Doug Jones Signing at SDCC

IMG_5858PopMinded is pleased to welcome actor Doug Jones to Booth 2913-K for a limited signing event planned 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Jones, who portrays Lt. Saru on the CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery,” will sign a limited number of 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments of the U.S.S. Discovery at the event. Tickets required for the signing will be handed out on a first-come basis at 4 p.m. Saturday, one hour before the signing, in Booth 2913-K. Tickets will be given only to persons with a U.S.S. Discovery ornament in hand, whether purchased previously or from a PopMinded location in the Comic-Con Exhibit Hall. Limit one ticket for one ornament signature per person. Jones will sign no other items. Additional details will be available at the PopMinded booths.

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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. 

A ticketing system for fans buying PopMinded event exclusives will begin at this year’s Comic-Con International. Tickets will be distributed for daily sales on a first-come basis when the show opens at Booth 2913-K, where sales will be conducted. Sales of most exclusive products will be reserved for ticketholders during the first three hours of each day of the convention, then will open up for all. PopMinded’s longstanding policies regarding exclusives sales including purchase caps, daily allocation limits and Sunday exhibitor sales will remain in effect. This ticketing system is intended to relieve attendees from long wait times and line caps while accommodating facility fire codes. More information on our ticketing system will be available at Booth 2913-K.

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.

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.