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Geekstronomy Reviews Hallmark Ornaments

Equipment: Hallmark U.S.S. Vengeance Keepsake Ornament Review
The U.S.S. Vengeance is molded in a charcoal grey color which is great contrast for the blue LED lights. Speaking of the lights, the U.S.S. Vengeance is illuminated on the front and back of each nacelle, the deflector dish and the impulse engines at the rear of the saucer section. The lights are subtle but they manage to give this tiny ship…(read more at Geekstronomy)

Equipment: Hallmark 50th Anniversary U.S.S. Enterprise Keepsake Ornament
This version of the U.S.S. Enterprise is made from the same mold that was used for the SDCC exclusive U.S.S. Enterprise. The version from San Diego was a reproduction of the Enterprise that was used in the pilot episode, “The Cage,” which means it has “points” on nacelle domes. That is a fine detail that most would never notice but Hallmark doesn’t disappoint…(read more at Geekstronomy)

Equipment: Hallmark Exclusive U.S.S. Enterprise Keepsake Ornament
This exclusive edition is painted to look as the Enterprise did when it first graced television screens in 1966. I have never been disappointed by any of the Keepsake ornaments that Hallmark has produced and this one is another example of their greatness. The level of detail on this small ship is above and beyond, including the extra detail to the…(read more at Geekstronomy)

Equipment: Hallmark Keepsake Ornament U.S.S. Franklin
The sculpture of the Franklin is spot on. I am always amazed just how much detail can be poured into a small ornament. The U.S.S. Franklin NX-326 measures 3.5″ W x 1.1″ H x 5.15″ D. This makes it the perfect size for display because it doesn’t take up too much room. I am sure it would look great next to…(read more at Geekstronomy)

W.L. Swarts Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Reviews

Please visit W.L. Swarts website for comprehensive reviews of Hallmark’s Star Trek, Star Wars, Disney, Harry Potter and other pop culture ornaments. Links provided below directly linking to Star Trek ornament reviews.
Source: wlswarts.com

W.L. Swarts
Reviews The Ornament Universe

A Hub For All Of The Holiday Ornament Reviews
By W.L. Swarts!

Why would anyone need a review of a holiday ornament before deciding whether or not to buy one?!

The truth is, a lot of holiday ornaments may seem cool for the first moment one hears about them, but when one looks into the substance of the ornament, well, it turns out to be less than what a fan might want. With the cost of ornaments rising, I found it especially valuable to review holiday ornaments and give people a buying guide for their holiday shopping!

1991 U.S.S. Enterprise Almost Everything “Star Trek” Fans Could Want From An Ornament (Except Availability): Hallmark’s Enterprise! 7/10
1992 Shuttlecraft Galileo It’s Corny, It’s Common, But The Shuttlecraft Galileo Ornament From Hallmark Is Still Cool! 6/10
1993 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D The Woefully Underlit U.S.S. Enterprise-D Hallmark Ornament Could Have Been Great! 4/10
1994 Klingon Bird Of Prey Simple And Great, A Cool Subject Makes For A Wonderful Ornament: The Klingon Bird-Of-Prey! 8/10
1995 Romulan Warbird Overpriced And Underdetailed, The Romulan Warbird Ornament Is One To Avoid! 4/10
1996 U.S.S. Voyager Incredibly Detailed, But Still Tragically Underlit, The Hallmark U.S.S. Voyager Ornament Is A Mixed Bag! 8/10
1996 Mr. Spock Rosy Cheeked And Logical, Spock Defines The Average Star Trek Ornament! 6/10
1997 U.S.S. Defiant Hallmark Gets It Absolutely Right The Perfect U.S.S. Defiant Ornament! 10/10
1997 Dr. McCoy “I’m An Ornament, Not A Doctor!” How Hallmark Failed With Dr. McCoy! 1/10
1998 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E  Ridiculously Dimmed Lights Sink An Otherwise Perfect U.S.S. Enterprise-E Ornament Into Average Territory! 5.5/10
1999 U.S.S. Enterprise blown glass ornament Exceptionally Breakable, The VERY Limited Edition Enterprise Blown Glass Ornament Has Value! 7/10
1999 Runabout Rio Grande The “Runabout Rio Grande” Ornament Makes Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Festive! 8/10
1999 Lieutenant Commander Worf Poor Balance Seriously Undermines The 1999 Worf Ornament! 4.5/10
2000 Borg Cube Oh, You Sad Things! The Borg Make For An Awkward Ornament With The Borg Cube! 4.5/10
2001 Space Station Deep Space Nine Ornament Or Display Piece, Space Station Deep Space Nine Cannot Be Both (We Forgive Hallmark!) 8/10
2002 Delta Flyer The Delta Flyer: The Only Other Obvious Choice For A Star Trek: Voyager Ornament Satisfies! 7.5/10
2003 Scorpion Sure, It’s Only An Ornament, But The Scorpion?! A Star Trek Hallmark Failure. 3/10
2003 Subcommander T’Pol Animated Enterprise: The Subcommander T’Pol Ornament Doesn’t Quite Wow! 2.5/10
2004 “City On The Edge Of Forever” If It Worked Properly, “The City On The Edge Of Forever” Ornament Would Really Be Something! 5/10
2004 Vulcan Command Ship One Need Not Loathe Enterprise To Find Little Merit In Hallmark’s “Vulcan Command Ship” Ornament! 1/10
2004 Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker III Unimpressive Character, Terrible Sculpt, No Good Reason To Go After The Commander Trip Tucker Ornament! 0/10
2005 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A A Better Class Of Enterprise, The Enterprise NCC-1701-A Ornament Is Everything But Balanced! 6/10
2005 Khan KHAN! A Great Character, A Mediocre Hallmark Ornament! 4/10
2006 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Reissue The Enterprise Not Worth Tracking Down Is The 2006 Hallmark Enterprise Ornament! 4/10
2008 Communicator The 2008 Star Trek Communicator Ornament Is Very Cool, Even If It Doesn’t Scream “Holidays!” 8/10
2008 U.S.S. Reliant Oh Khan, You Can Steal My Reliant (Ornament) Any Day! 6/10
2009 Ilia Probe (limited edition!) Less Popular Movie, Limited Edition Ornament, The Ilia Probe Hallmark Ornament Is Surprisingly Cool! 8.5/10
2009 Phaser Nothing Says “Merry Christmas” Like Shooting Your Neighbor: The Phaser Ornament! 4.5/10
2009 Klingon Battlecruiser Hallmark’s Annual Exploitation Of Trekkers Yields A Wonderful Ornament In 2009: Klingon Battlecruiser! 7.5/10
2009 “The Menagerie” A Tough Sell, Even For Fans, “The Menagerie” Ornament Tips. 5/10
2010 Legends Of Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk The Disappointing “Legends” Of Star Trek Captain Kirk Ornament. 4/10
2010 “Amok Time”  A Surprisingly Strong (If Expensive) Ornament: “Amok Time!” 8/10
2010 U.S.S. Enterprise For 2010 It’s The New Enterprise Ornament From Hallmark That Soars! 7.5/10
2011 Legends Of Star Trek Spock One Of The First Real Lemons Of The 2011 Ornament Season: Hallmark’s Legends Of Star Trek Spock Entirely Flops. 2/10
2011 “Mirror, Mirror” Another Disappointingly Animated In Appearance Ornament: The Star Trek “Mirror, Mirror” 2011 Ornament Disappoints. 4/10
2011 Romulan Bird Of Prey Exceptionally Simple Ship, Exasperatingly Simple Ornament: The 2011 Hallmark Romulan Bird Of Prey Gets It Right. 7.5/10
2011 Limited Edition New York Comic Con Exclusive U.S.S. Defiant Recycled Novelty Is Not Worth The Expense: The 2011 New York Comic Con Exclusive U.S.S. Defiant Is Not Worth The Price! 3.5/10
2012 Legends Of Star Trek Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy A Passably Cool McCoy! The Legends Of Star Trek Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy Ornament Is Nice! 5/10
2012 An Extraordinary Meeting Hallmark Illustrates How It Has Forsaken The Star Trek Fans With The 2012 “An Extraordinary Meeting” Ornament! 4/10
2012 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D 25th Anniversary Trading Off Lights For Sound, The 25th Anniversary 2012 Hallmark U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Ornament Is Solidly Average. 5/10
2013 Legends Of Star Trek Montgomery  Animated And Underdetailed, The 2013 Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott Legends Of Star Trek Ornament! 3.5/10
2013 U.S.S. Kelvin Ten Significant Minutes On Screen Lead To An Awesome Ornament: The 2013 U.S.S. Kelvin! 8/10
2013 “Arena” Almost Getting It All Right, The 2013 “Arena” Star Trek Ornament Rocks! 8.5/10
2013 U.S.S. Kelvin (Battle Damaged) Comic Con Exclusive Limited Edition You Won’t Find It This Ornament Release Weekend, But The Battle Damaged U.S.S. Kelvin Is Almost Worth Hunting Down! 7/10
2014 Vina The Orion Slave Woman (limited edition!) HAPPY ORNAMENT PREVIEW WEEKEND! The 2014 Vina Ornament’s Collectibility Hides A Terrible Paint Job! 3/10
2014 U.S.S. Vengeance Sadly No Better Than The Movie; The 2014 U.S.S. Vengeance Ornament Is An Under-Detailed Disappointment! 4/10
2014 Legends Of Star Trek Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu Rising To Average, The Legends Of Star Trek Hikaru Sulu Ornament Is (Mostly) Recognizable! 4.5/10
2014 “The Devil In The Dark” If It Were An Animated Series Episode . . . “The Devil In The Dark” Ornament Underwhelms! 5.5/10
2015 Legends Of Star Trek Lieutenant Nyota Uhura End Of The Line: The Legends Of Star Trek Ornament Collection Ends Well With Uhura! 7.5/10
2015 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C Of All The Years Not To Have A Variant . . . The 2015 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C Ornament Won’t Wow The Fans! 4/10
2015 The Needs Of The Many Disappointing Outside The Sound Clip: The 2015 The Needs Of The Many Star Trek Ornament Fizzles! 3/10
2016 Legends Of Star Trek Ensign Pavel Chekov (limited edition!) After The Legends Line, Hallmark Makes A Mediocre Ensign Pavel Chekov Ornament! 5.5/10
2016 “The Man Trap” For The 50th Anniversary, Hallmark Gives Star Trek Fans “The Man Trap!” 5.5/10
2016 U.S.S. Enterprise 50th Anniversary Gold Ornament 50th Anniversary Cashgrab: The 2016 U.S.S. Enterprise 50th Anniversary Ornament Is Unimpressive! 2.5/10
2017 U.S.S. Franklin Better Than The Film In Which It Appears: The 2017 U.S.S. Franklin Hallmark Ornament! 6.5/10
2017 Captain Jean-Luc Picard And Lieutenant Commander Data A Good Idea With A Mediocre Execution: The 2017 Captain Jean-Luc Picard And Lieutenant Commander Data Ornament Underwhelms! 4.5/10

25 Days of Christmas: Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Video Reviews

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‘The Points of Articulation’ is reviewing a Hallmark Star Trek ornament each day in December up until Christmas. The short but in depth video reviews run about three minute and give a meticulous look at our favorite Christmas decorations.  So far, the review series has covered the Galileo and other classic ships as well as the entire Star Trek Legends series.

In addition to Hallmark ornaments, The Points of Articulation reviews action figures and models from Hot Wheels, NECA, Micro Machines and others in the Sci-Fi genre. You can check out all the reviews and subscribe to the YouTube channel HERE.

Be sure to check out these Hallmark Star Trek ornament video reviews as we close out Star Trek’s 50th anniversary year.

Day 1: Captain James T. Kirk 2010 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 2: Shuttlecraft Galileo 1992 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 3: Spock 2011 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 4: Mirror, Mirror 2011 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 5: Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy 2012 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 6: Romulan Bird of Prey 2011Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 7: Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott 2013 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 8: Lieutenant Nyota Uhura 2015 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 9: Vulcan Command Ship 2004 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 10: Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu 2014 Hallmark keepsake Ornament
Day 11: Klingon Battle Cruiser Star Trek 2009 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 12: Dr. Leonard H. McCoy 1997 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 13: Ensign Pavel Chekov 2016 Limited Edition Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 14: The Menagerie 2009 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 15: U.S.S. Reliant 2008 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 16: U.S.S. Kelvin 2013 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 17: Arena 2013 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 18: The Needs Of The Many 2015 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 19: Captain James T. Kirk 1995 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 20: Klingon Bird Of Prey 1994 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 21: U.S.S. Vengeance 2014 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 22: The Man Trap 2016 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 23: U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-C 2015 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Day 24: U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701 2016 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

Updated January 2, 2017 to include links to reviews for Days 16-24.