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2017 Hallmark Christmas tree ornament featuring a likeness of Mr. Spock from Star Trek – The Original Series. This ornament is made out of resin and comes with a ribbon attached for hanging. This is not sold in Hallmark stores but is a Wal-Mart exclusive. This is not a Hallmark Keepsake ornament but a Hallmark branded ornament similar to 2016’s Maxine ornament.
Serial #: 1HCM3889
Assembled Product Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.75″x 3.50″x2.50″
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.
It has been 25 years since Star Trek’s Enterprise debuted as a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. Over that quarter of a century it has been followed by nearly eighty more ornaments depicting ships, characters and scenes from all five television shows and three movies series. We have Lynn Norton to thank for sculpting all of the ship ornaments but 1992’s Galileo.
Lynn Norton did a 2015 interview with Kevin Dilmore of startrek.com: “At Hallmark, Don Palmiter, Dill Rhodus and I brought fine scale model-making to the ornament business. We really had to convince our art directors we could go beyond cute and traditional and make really believable small models to be used as ornaments. Our commitment to high quality fit right into the Hallmark ideals for product. Now, I also had to fight the initial idea of having a string of garland hanging along the edge of the primary hull, and Santa Claus popping out of the bridge — true story! I wanted to make it as accurate as possible. I’m very aware of the changes to that first ornament. Because it had big, thick circuitry inside for lights, the ornament had heat dissipation problems. We had to build a big cavity into it so the circuit board would not melt the plastic. Also, the ornament had to fit into a ‘printer’s box’ store display with a limited space, and I had to shorten the nacelles for it to fit. I beat that poor design nearly to death, but it got us started and it was very popular with fans of Star Trek and of Keepsake Ornaments. When we reissued the ornament in 1996 for the show’s 30th anniversary, we used the same design.”
– See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments#sthash.EKFFnHTi.dpuf
U.S.S. Enterprise – Featuring dialogue and music directly from the original “Star Trek” TV Series, this Keepsake Ornament depicts the iconic starship as originally built and painted for special-effects filming. This is a repaint of a 2016 Keepsake Ornament celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Limited quantity of 3,450.
Sold in limited quantities at:
Lynn Norton…“This is the one that I really went out of my way to make as accurate as possible. I based it on the original shooting model with its larger bridge dome, larger deflector dish and nacelle features as a tribute to the series’ 50th anniversary. Assuming it’s able to maintain all of its details in final production, it’s more accurate than anything I’ve done before.
“One thing to note in the progression of all of Hallmark’s Star Trek ornaments. People will ask why ornaments are so much better looking now than in the past. Some of that is owed to advancements in technology. Some of that comes from the learning curve for me, and some is the learning curve for the manufacturer and mold makers. Twenty-five years ago when we started making the Enterprise, to that point we had been making cute, fuzzy bunnies and such. Now, we’re known for the work that we do on all designs. Because of my technical background and my background as an engraver, I was pushing the limits of what I understood the limits of the manufacturing process to be. And we keep getting better every year.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.91Bd8ESX.dpuf
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek™, we’ve set our phasers to “fun” with this collector’s set of itty bittys®. Captain Kirk, Spock, Lieutenant Uhura and Doctor McCoy are right at home in their box, which is designed to resemble the command bridge on Starship Enterprise™.
Adventures are way more fun when you have your friends with you! The itty bittys crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is on a mission to explore new worlds, seek out new life and boldly go where no one has gone before. James T. Kirk™ is the brash, daring captain of the starship Enterprise. He’s the leader and the heart of the crew. Spock™, science officer and first officer, is the logical Vulcan who keeps the crew on track and grounded. Nyota Uhura™, chief communications officer of the Enterprise, is a brave and talented technician. Leonard “Bones” McCoy™, hot-headed chief medical officer, is a loyal friend who keeps the crew healthy.
Set of 4.
Each character: 3″ W x 4″ H x 2.25″ D
Coordinating itty bittys® sold separately.
50 years ago this year, Captain Kirk and his crew first appeared on small screens across America. The interstellar adventures of the Starship Enterprise quickly captivated audiences, turning the show into an iconic piece of television history. Press the button on the ornament to illuminate the scene and hear dialogue from the original Star Trek TV series!
Unfortunately, this piece was scarce when it was released at the October 1st Ornament Debut. I was the first one in the door and there were none to be had except for those that had reserved the precious few ahead of time.
I probably should’ve sprung for the Death Star Tree Topper as an investment purchase but that is a lot to ask of a Trek fan.
Hallmark Gold Crown Exclusive.
Magic Light and Sound.
Press button to see scene illuminate and hear dialogue from original STAR TREK TV series.
On decoration: STAR 50 TREK™
Artist: Orville Wilson
Battery operated. Batteries Included.
Pre-packaged for easy gift giving, preservation and storage.
7.4″ W x 5.7″ H x 4.6″ D
Available October 1, 2016