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2020 Comic-Con@Home Opens Today

There will be an interactive Exhibit Hall today for the ComicCon@Home which will allow you to vvisit and purchase merchandise from participating exhibitors.

PopMinded by Hallmark will be in Booth #1505 beginning today, July 22nd, at 9:00am P.S.T./12:00pm E.S.T.

Visit the Comic-Con@Home website for full lists of vendors, events and speakers.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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

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

STAY HOME.
SAVE LIVES.
Help stop coronavirus.
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STAY home as much as you can
KEEP a safe distance
WASH hands often
4 COVER your cough 

SICK? Call ahead

2020 San Diego Comic-Con Still On

As of now, the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con, scheduled for a July, has not been cancelled. For anyone who had plans to go it is a certainty that it will be cancelled this year. The convention has always been a hot bed for “the funk”. Anytime you get that many people together in such a tight space it is inevitable that everyone catches everything.

Thinking this year’s convention is still a possibility is foolish. It is almost certain that next year’s SDCC will also be cancelled unless a vaccine has been found by then. We are living in different times.

Our thoughts are with everyone and their families across the globe. Stay safe!

STAY HOME.
SAVE LIVES.
Help stop coronavirus.
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STAY home as much as you can
KEEP a safe distance
WASH hands often
COVER your cough 

SICK? Call ahead

103) 2020 Tribble (Qty. 3,350)

 

 

Product Details

According to intergalactic trader Cyrano Jones, there is only one love that money can buy: a tribble. Add this ball of fuzzy love to your Christmas tree to keep away Klingons or simply to relive memories of the classic episode “The Trouble With Tribbles” from the Star Trek original television series. Squeeze this plush faux-fur Christmas tree ornament to see it vibrate and coo (battery-operated). A variant of the 2019 Tribble Keepsake Ornament, this PopMinded event exclusive is one of just 3,350 issued.

  • Magic Sound and Motion Christmas tree ornament. Squeeze the ornament to feel it move and hear its soothing sounds. Requires three (3) LR44 batteries, included.
  • This faux-fur Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
  • PopMinded™ event exclusive ornament and one of only 3,350 issued. Limited availability while supplies last, not available in stores.
  • First available for the 2020 Comic-Con@Home event.
  • Fabric Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 4.5″ W x 3.38″ H x 3.38″ D.

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.

  • Dimensions: 4.5″ w. x 3.38″ h. x 3.38″ d.

The 2020 Tribble ornament will be issued in limited quantities and available at the 2020 Emerald City Comic Con, Planet Comicon, Comic-Con International®, Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention and New York Comic Con™ events. A limited supply will also made available to KOC members.

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, 202
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

NOTE: All convention dates are very tentative due to the COVID-19 virus.

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2020 Hallmark Calendar

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere 2020

Online and in stores, this magical event kicks off the Keepsake Ornament year. Look for the first of the Star Trek Storytellers to hit stores.

July 11-19, 2020

Comic Con International: San Diego

If there is an exclusive Star Trek ornament this year the San Diego Comic Con will be the first time it is available. Star Trek ornaments have been available the past four years.

July 22-26, 2020

Star Trek Convention Las Vegas

The Star Trek convention in Las Vegas has become the location that the next year’s ornaments are revealed.  This will likely be our first peek at the 2021s.

August 5–9, 2020

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut 2020

The second wave of Hallmark ornaments hit the stores.

October 3–11, 2020

New York Comic Con

New York will be the last convention of 2020 where you can pick up exclusive ornaments in person.

October 8-11, 2020

Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments in Vegas – August 3, 2019

INSIDE TREK – Is There In Truth No Keepsakes? Hallmark and Star Trek

Star Trek Las Vegas 2019, CBS All Access Stage

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 10:45 am

Christine Taylor, Licensing Creative Manager, Hallmark

Kevin Dilmore, Senior Writer, Hallmark

Well, is there? How will you know for sure if you miss this panel? Join Hallmark Licensing Creative Manager Christine Taylor and Hallmark Senior Writer Kevin Dilmore for a tour through Hallmark’s 2019 Star Trek products, including Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® plush characters and event exclusives. Spoiler alert: 2020 will mark the 30th year of Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments—and you won’t believe how they are marking that anniversary. More spoilers: expect giveaways.

Complete Las Vegas 2019 schedule

2019 SDCC Ornament Now Available!

The I.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek’s Mirror Universe is now officially available. With San Diego’s Comic-Con officially up and running fans are getting their hand on a rare Hallmark offering. Ornaments are beginning to show up on eBay starting around $89.99. A production run of 3,475 will makes there more valuable than your typical store ornaments.

Box description:

When a transporter malfunction during an ion storm flung Captain James T. Kirk and three of his officers into another dimension, they found themselves on board the I.S.S. Enterprise, a Terran Empire battle cruise nearly identical in configuration to the ship they called home.  This “mirror universe” Imperial Star Ship Enterprise featured dagger-and-Earth symbols as decór, armed soldiers in every corridor, and torture chambers called agony booths to keep crew members compliant with command.

 

 

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.

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.

 

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).

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!

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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.

But that isn’t the biggest news for 2018. Hallmark will celebrate the  45th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Animated Series with the first ornaments honoring the series. Last year we noted the TAS’s anniversary as a possibility for a new ornament. 2018’s Convention Exclusives will include Lieutenant Arex and Lieutenant M’Ress. These ornaments will be sold as a set of two with a retail of $40.00.  They will be a limited run of 2800.

Look for our animated crew members at San Diego Comic-Con (July 19-22, 2018), Official Las Vegas Star Trek Convention (August 1-5, 2018), and New York Comic Con (October 4-7, 2018).

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

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

LAS VEGAS, NV
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.

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2018 “The Naked Time” Ornament Revealed at Star Trek Las Vegas

Trekcore has revealed the first 2018 Hallmark Star Trek ornament and it is “The Naked Time”! The preview was seen at this week’s Star Trek Las Vegas.

You may remember in August of 2016 “The Naked Time” had the best odds of being converted into an ornament at 3:1. See what else was was on our list of most likely ornaments!

What else will 2018 bring from Hallmark? A U.S.S. Discovery perhaps? Possibly a Deep Space Nine ornament to celebrate its 25th Anniversary? We will see.

2017 SDCC Hallmark Booth

Images of this year’s non-Star Wars Hallmark booth. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Hallmark is having any Star Trek sneak peeks like they are with their Star Wars ornaments across the convention hall. Hallmark’s Star Trek displays consist of the three 2017 ornaments (including the event exclusive Enterprise C), six Star Trek ittybittys, last year’s Kirk Squeely and the Robb Pearlman book.

The Enterprise C has a price listed at $40.

Pictures are from Gemr’s Twitter feed. Please visit Gemr’s website to learn more about them.

2017 San Diego Comic-Con Begins Today

San Diego Comic-Con begins tonight with a sneak preview beginning at 6:00 pm local time. No word if we will get sneak previews of 2018 ornaments but we do know that the Enterprise C convention exclusive ornament will be available.

Quantity: 225 pcs, per day (3,325 pcs production run)

Description: laminated painted miniature of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION spaceship (U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC 1701-C); hanging cord; backing card; SDCC Exclusive sticker.

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“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.”

San Diego
Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101

July 20–23, 2017
(Preview Night: July 19)

Wed., July 19:
6:00–9:00 PM

Thur.–Sat., July 20-22:
9:30 AM–7:00 PM

Sun., July 23:
9:30 AM–5:00 PM

PopMinded By Hallmark Prepares For Comic-Con International

Source: Hallmark Press Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 10, 2017) – PopMinded by Hallmark is finalizing plans for its annual participation at the nation’s largest pop-culture fan gathering-Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif.-with limited quantities of products and collectibles developed exclusively for attendees.
PopMinded, which debuted nationally last year, is Hallmark’s new way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and chosen 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 through its event pop-up store.
Three exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs, an itty bittys® plush, and several other gift items will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 20-23 at the San Diego Convention Center:
• T-70 X-Wing Fighter, a Keepsake Ornament of Poe Dameron’s starfighter as depicted in the beginning of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This repaint of a 2016 Keepsake Ornament includes sound between Poe & BB-8 before the starfighter was destroyed on Jakku and has a total production run of 3,275 and sales will be limited to 275 per day.
• Walrus Man itty bittys® plush adds to the Mos Eisley Cantina crowd with a the throw-back again to the original action figures and packaging. This has a total production run of 4,000 and sales will be limited to 300 per day.
• The Imperial R2-Q5 droid becomes part of the astromech droid-themed perpetual calendar and features an additional set of date cubes in aurebesh, the famed language used throughout the Star Wars galaxy. The calendar has a total production run of 1,600, and 170 of them will be offered for sale each day.
• C-3PO and R2-D2 collectible pin set of two, featuring the iconic Star Wars droids in 8-bit stylization.
• HARLEY QUINN is a Keepsake Ornament created exclusively for event sales featuring the DC Super Villain as seen in the 2016 Warner Bros. Pictures film, Suicide Squad. This ornament has a total production run of 2,575 and sales will be limited to 175 per day.
• WONDER WOMAN movie itty bittys® Christmas ornament inspired by her appearance in this year’s record- breaking, box office feature film. This decoupage ornament has a total production run of 1,700 and sales will be limited to 100 per day.
• A poster featuring DC Comics characters rendered in 8-bit stylizations. The poster has a total run of 600, and 60 posters will be offered for sale each day.
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.
These event exclusives also will be available to attendees of New York Comic Con, set Oct. 5-8.
These event exclusives as well as an assortment of Star Wars products will be available from PopMinded’s space in the Star Wars Pavilion, Booth 2913-R. Highlights of the week in this booth include character visits, daily button giveaways featuring 2017 Star Wars Keepsake Ornaments, and sneak peeks of select Hallmark’s Star Wars products to be released in late 2017 and during 2018.
A second PopMinded location, Booth 1505, will sell a selection of Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® plush and gift products featuring Marvel, Star Trek, DC Comics and other pop culture brands. The event-exclusive DC Comics poster will only be sold in this space, while all other event exclusives will only be available in the other booth location. Additionally, shoppers at Booth 1505 will receive free buttons featuring itty bittys® plush characters.
Additional details including prices for each exclusive product will be announced at the event.

2017 Enterprise C SDCC Exclusive Preordering on eBay

The 2017 repainted Enterprise C is available for preorder from convention goers on eBay. Prices range from $99-$109 for a Buy-It-Now option.

The Hallmark ornament is limited to a run of 3,325 pieces and only 225 pieces per day at the San Diego Comic-Con that runs July 20-23, 2017.

The Enterprise C will also be available at…

The Official 2017 Star Trek Convention (100 Enterprise C available per day)
Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, NV
August 2-6, 2017

Salt Lake Comic Con (product available unknown)
Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT
September 21-30, 2017

New York Comic Con (Enterprise C available, quantity unknown)
Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, NY
October 5-8, 2017

Keep in mind the value will most likely triple the current eBay prices by next year as all Convention Exclusive ornaments have risen considerably in the past.

2009 Uhura Gold (Qty 450)
Retail: $25.00
Avg. Online Price: $1,164.95
+4559.80%

2011 Defiant Glow in the Dark (Qty 700)
Retail: $32.95
Avg. Online Price: $549.95
+1569.04%

2013 Kelvin Damaged (Qty 1575)
Retail: $32.95
Avg. Online Price: $434.95
+1220.03%

2016 Enterprise Pilot Repaint (Qty 3450)
Retail: $30.00
Avg. Online Price: $334.95
+1016.50%

2016 Maxine Cosplay
Retail: $10.00
Avg. Online Price: $289.95
+2799.50%