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84) 2017 Enterprise C Battle Damaged (Qty 3,325)

Source:  Hallmark

PopMinded by Hallmark plans its highest-ever level of yearly participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings with limited quantities of products and collectibles developed exclusively for events starting next month.

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.

PopMinded will appear at Planet Comicon Kansas City scheduled April 28-30 at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.

Three exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs including the Enterprise C repaint, an itty bittys® plush, and two other gift items will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 20-23 in San Diego, Calif.

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.

PopMinded will make its first appearance at The Official 2017 Star Trek Convention, scheduled Aug. 2-6 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. The repainted U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C Keepsake Ornament previously available at Comic-Con International will be sold at this event with 100 available each day.

Another first for PopMinded will be Salt Lake Comic Con, scheduled Sept. 21-23 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Products to be sold at the PopMinded booth will be announced closer to the event.

At New York Comic Con, set for Oct. 5-8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, PopMinded will offer all items previously available at Comic-Con International with the same daily allocations.

Additional details about prices for each exclusive product, as well as activity plans for each event will be announced closer to the respective convention dates.

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82) 2017 U.S.S. Franklin

STAR TREK BEYOND™ U.S.S. Franklin™ Ornament With Light
Regular price $32.95

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Discovered half-buried on an alien world more than a century after its launch from Earth, the U.S.S. Franklin proved its worth to Captain Kirk and the stranded crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in 2016’s STAR TREK BEYOND™. This Christmas ornament brings the ship to life with handcrafted detailing and lighting effect. Battery-operated light feature includes three replaceable LR41 batteries. Learn more about Keepsake Ornaments.
Christmas tree ornament.
Magic Light.
Press button to see the ship light up.
Dated 2017 in copyright.
Battery operated. Three (3) LR41 batteries included.
Pre-packaged for easy gift-giving, preservation and storage.
3.5″ W x 1.1″ H x 5.15″ D

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Hallmark’s 2017 U.S.S. Franklin ornament was announced on August 4, 2017 at Star Trek Las Vegas by artist Kevin Dilmore.

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imageConcept art poster of U.S.S. Franklin for Star Trek Beyond motion picture.

75) 2015 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C

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The fourth Starfleet vessel to bear the name U.S.S. Enterprise, the NCC-1701-C played a crucial role in establishing peace between the United Federation of Planets and the rival Klingon Empire. In the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise” (1990), this Ambassador-class starship entered a temporal rift, providing a view of an alternate reality that transformed Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew into bitter and weary warriors in a decades-long conflict between the two space-traveling powers.

Artist: Lynn Norton

Original Price: $32.95

Lynn Norton…“I had this ship on my short list for years. The ornament has got a kick-ass lighting effect. I know there was some conversation among fans as to our releasing it with a pristine look rather than having some battle damage as depicted in the (TNG) episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” My vote was to make it pristine. While I’m thrilled that Star Trek fans like our products, we have to keep the Hallmark shopper in mind as our primary consumer. When you put something in the store that appears battle-damaged, to them, it looks dirty. They don’t know the backstory and in many cases they don’t care as they likely are buying these as a gift for someone who is a fan. That fan will appreciate the detail and pore over it, but at the point of purchase, the buyer needs to be attracted to it. In my mind, I like reserving the battle-damage look for reissues or as event exclusives.” – 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.TWFFh3oy.dpuf

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Bring a science fiction element to your tree this holiday season with this Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C keepsake ornament from Hallmark.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Replica of the 4th Starfleet vessel with the name U.S.S. Enterprise
Press button to illuminate lights!
Dated 2015
PRODUCT DETAILS
4.625”H x 1.375”W x 3”D
Plastic
Requires 3 LR44 batteries (Included)
Attached hanging loop
Wipe clean

71) 2014 U.S.S. Vengeance

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This powerful ship was created for times of interstellar war rather than for the exploration of strange new worlds. Press the button to see this tiny replica of the heavily armed ship light up from atop your Christmas tree. Learn more about Keepsake Ornaments.

Product Code: QXI2616

Press the button on the ornament to see the ship light up!
Battery-operated (batteries included).
Dated.
5.9″ W x 1.3″ H x 3.1″ D

Retail: $32.95

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68) 2013 U.S.S. Kelvin Battle-Scarred Variant (Special Event Edition – NYCC, Qty 1575)

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This 2013 EVENT Hallmark ornament was made from the same mold as the U.S.S. Kelvin ornament that was offered in Hallmark Gold Crown stores during the 2013 ornament season. This 2013 Comic-Con exclusive U.S.S. Kelvin features a heavily battle damaged U.S.S. Kelvin – just like during the battle with Nero and the Romulans that were from the future in the J.J. Abrams feature film, Star Trek. This is the ship that George Kirk, father of James T. Kirk, sacrificed so that his wife and newly born son could escape from a hopeless battle.

This ornament was originally available for purchase in limited quantities exclusively at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International (July 18-21, 2013) and New York Comic Con (October 10-13) events. During each Comic-Con, sales were limited to 175 per day, with a grand total production of 1,575.

Uses 3 LR41 batteries.
Artist: Lynn Norton

Size: 5 1/2″ W

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66) 2013 U.S.S. Kelvin

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The destruction of the Kelvin provided the emotionally stirring opening scenes of 2009’s Star Trek, introducing a new generation of fans to Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. Press the button to see the starship light up.

Press the button to see the starship light up.

This 2013 Keepsake Ornament is battery operated.
Artist: Lynn Norton

Size: 3.25″ W x 1.625″ H x 5 .5″ D

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60) 2011 Romulan Bird of Prey

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2011

Lynn Norton

A space vessel boasting 23rd-century technology as stealthy and cunning as the aliens aboard it, the Romulan Bird-of-Prey is one of the most intimidating ships ever to face the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.  Although its distinctive features are powerful energy plasma torpedoes, a cloaking device rendering it all be undetectable by Romulan enemies, and a hull decorated with a colorful bird from which the ship gets its name.

 Press the button on the ornament to see the Romulan Bird-of-Prey’s lights illuminate.

Battery-operated lights

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57) 2010 U.S.S. Enterprise (Alternate Timeline)

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Original Retail:  $32.95

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  Battery light

Bot Text:  In its maiden voyage in 2009’s Star Trek, the U.S.S. Enterprise responds to a distress call from the planet Vulcan.  Arriving to find the rest of the rescue fleet destroyed by Romulans, the Enterprise tries unsuccessfully to save the planet.  With Captain Christopher Pike held prisoner by the enemy and First Officer Spock emotionally compromised, the crew soon find themselves under the command of the brash young James T. Kirk,  The warp-speed action that follows is a baptism by fire for the Enterprise’s fledgling crew and an exciting Star Trek introduction to a new generation of fans.

Serial #:  QXI2156

Lynn Norton…“I was happy with that design and the way it turned out. My original sculpture is smaller than the actual ornament. As we anticipated the circuitry and the size of the battery pack, when they started building the molds they realized that the secondary hull wouldn’t be big enough to house the batteries. I must give my art director credit for this, as rather than fattening the hull to fit the batteries, he instructed them to upsize the entire ship so it would maintain more accurate dimensions.”
– 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.SwF60liN.dpuf

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50) 2009 Klingon Battle Cruiser

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Klingons are the most ruthless and feared enemies of Starfleet, and the presence of these menacing warriors in space is made all the more fearsome by the ominous appearance of their battle cruisers. Expressly designed for war, the ships are equipped with powerful weaponry and defense systems including disruptors, photon torpedoes, and cloaking devices. Like a dangerous predator slyly lurking in the cold reaches of space, a Klingon battle cruiser is usually NOT a welcome sight for the crews of other Federation starships.

Press the button on the ornament to see the Klingon Battle Cruiser’s lights illuminate.

Battery operated

Artist: Lynn Norton

Size: 3¼” H x 5″W

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49) 2008 U.S.S. Reliant

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Original retail:  $32.00

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  Lights

Box Text:  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan finds the crew of the U.S.S. Reliant surveying the planet Ceti Alpha V for the Genesis Project…and getting much more than they bargained for.  On that lifeless planet, they find the exiled Khan Noonien Singh, sworn enemy of Captain kirk.  Seeking escape and revenge, Khan commandeers the Reliant and takes to space to hunt down Kirk.  The ensuing battle between the Reliant and the Enterprise ends when Khan activates the Genesis Device in an attempt to annihilate both ships.  Khan and the Reliant are destroyed, but the Enterprise narrowly escapes, voyaging boldly on toward its next adventure.

Serial #:  QX14221

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44) 2007 Future U.S.S. Enterprise-D

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A famous version of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D appears in a space-time paradox where three separate time periods have collided.  Commanded by Admiral William T. Riker, the refitted Enterprise and officers are reunited with the former captain, Jean-Luc Picard.  Mankind’s existence is in the balance as the ships and crew from different eras join to battle the enemies of the Federation and the forces that caused their convergence.  Press the button on the bottom of the ornament to see the ship’s deflector dish and engines illuminate.

Lynn Norton

2007

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Lynn Norton..“The triple-nacelle ornament from (the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode) ‘All Good Things…’ was based on my original sculpture from 1993. Hallmark allows artists to retain original artwork for our portfolios, although the sculptures are often badly damaged from the process of molding and prototyping. The licensor supplied me with a number of photographs of the filming model as it was being refitted with additional components. In addition to adding the third nacelle and battle-bridge modifications, I made numerous proportional adjustments and refinements to the sculpture. I knew the 2007 ornament would be battery powered and wouldn’t have to pass the rigorous UL tests for tapping electricity from a light string. I still had to make provisions for LED placements, wire paths and battery installation, which included an access door on the underside of the saucer.” – 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.eHmdJ3hi.dpuf

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39) 2005 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A

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Original Retail:  $28.00

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  Battery light

Box Text:  Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk the starship U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-A was pressed into service to replace its namesake that was destroyed on a previous mission.  Nearly identical to its predecessor, the    ENTERPRISE-A was prematurely launched to intervene in a hostage situation on planet NIMBUS III, forcing the crew to complete vital systems while en route.

This Keepsake Ornament captures the classic, upgraded design of the legendary U.S.S> ENTERPRISE as it first appeared in STAR TREK feature films.  The ship, with its lighted impulse engines and deflector dish, will be an exciting addition to your Starfleet.

To see the light feature, press the button next to the battery compartment on the bottom of the ornament.  the lights will turn off automatically after 20 seconds.

Serial #:  QXI6215

Lynn Norton…

“I loved the very dramatic unveiling of that ship in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I’ll never forget the awe I felt from seeing it on the big screen. That was the first time we ever had seen it like that, and it was detailed out for us to see in all its glory. Fans wanted it, too. There was a campaign petitioning Hallmark for several years requesting it. ‘You need to do that ship!’

“Originally, our ornament of the A was planned as our last starship with a cord for power, but the design had to be shifted to battery operation or it wasn’t going to pass UL (Underwriters Laboratories) specifications. That’s why my sculpt has those awful tree-trunk pylons to support the nacelles; they had to be big enough to house the wiring to satisfy UL. Since then, every ship has been battery-operated.” – 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.p8SQtUuo.dpuf

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35) 2004 Vulcan Command Ship

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Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  String lights

Box Text:  Vulcans were the first alien species to make contact when humans achieved the technology to travel to the stars.  The encounter was friendly, but as time passed, the Vulcans became paternalistic and controlling to protect their interests.  The ships of the Vulcan High Command are never far from the ENTERPRISE as it explores neighboring regions of the galaxy.

This Keepsake Ornament is a ship from the Vulcan fleet that features their characteristic sleek daggerlike hull and upright ring design.  The bridge is lighted, and blue panels glow from inside the propulsion ring.  A small scout ship can be seen, docked in the aft section of the fuselage.

Serial #:  QXI4084

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32) 2003 The Scorpion – Star Trek Nemesis

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Abducted and imprisoned on a hostile aliean starship, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is freed by Commander Data in disguise.  Together they battle their way through the corridors of the huge vessel into a shuttle bay, where they discover a fleet of Scorpion attack flyers.

Unable to open the shuttle doors, their only means of escape is for Captain Picard to pilot a Scorpion through the twisting interioir of the ship to freedom.

This Keepsake Ornament features glowing lights on the Scorpion’s wing panels ans exhaust port as well as in the landing lights.  The cockpit instrument panel is also lighted. Sculpted by Hallmark Keepsake Artists Lynn norton and Anita Marra Rogers.

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The Scorpion ornament was sculpted by Lynn Norton but the Data and Picard figures within were sculpted by Anita Marra Rogers. Rogers sculpted a majority of Star Trek ornaments that were not starships and generally focused on figures.

All promotional photos of the Scorpion are shown with a clear canopy and characters are easily seen. Final production of the Scorpion included a tinted canopy mostly obscuring the characters inside.

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“Look closely beyond the smoked canopy of the Scorpion ornament, and you may discern painted figures of Captain Picard and Data in the cockpit as sculpted by Keepsake Artist Anita Marra Rogers. Original designs for the ornament included a transparent canopy transparent on the ornament, but changed to match the studio model used for filming. The change came too late to alter photographs on the ornament’s retail box and other Hallmark publications, which clearly show the figures.” -Kevin Dilmore

Read more here.

16) 1998 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E

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Original Retail:  $24.00

Artist:  Lynn Norton

Novelty:  String light

Box Text:  A unique ornament – featuring the U.S.S. Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E from Star Trek: First Contact.  Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the crew of the 24th-century Starship Enterprise is traveling back in time to the 21st century.  There, they’ll confront the biggest threat to the Star Trek universe – the Borg, whose actions would alter history and turn Earth into a Borg colony.  The U.S.S. Enterprise seen in the movie is the sixth starship in the history of the Federation to carry the proud name Enterprise.

The front deflector shield as well as both warp engines and the impulse engines are lighted.

Serial #:  QXI7633

Lynn Norton…“I adore the E. They did things to it to make it look more aerodynamic than it needed to be, but those choices gave it more style—a more swept-back, speedy appearance like a modern race car.

“There were a lot of products out there being developed right along side the model during (Star Trek: First Contact’s) production. I was getting the same photos from the studio as everyone else was, and originally the E had a blue-glowing deflector array. We went to see the movie and there’s that whole scene set on the deflector array and they’re out there walking around on it—and it’s amber! I was like ‘What the?’ But we were able to make that change while the ornament was in development at the toolmaker. Because it didn’t go to stores right away, our ornament was one of the few screen-accurate products on the market at the time.”
– 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.FH7duoLo.dpuf

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13) 1997 U.S.S. Defiant

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Original Retail:  $24.00

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Novelty:  String light

Box Text:  A unique ornament – This powerful ship is stationed at Deep Space Nine, perhaps the most exciting post in the quadrant.  The blinking lights signal a greeting from the crew – adding a bit of Keepsake Magic to your holidays!

Serial #:  QX17481

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09) 1996 U.S.S. Voyager

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Original Retail:    $24.00

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Novelty:  String light

Box Text:  A unique ornament!  This highly detailed design celebrates the adventures of the Starfleet crew and their unexpected shipmates, the Maquis.  Now 70,000 light years from home, they explore the far-flung reaches of the galaxy and continues to search for a way home.  The glowing lights of the U.S.S. Voyager remind us that hope shines brightest during the holidays.

Serial #:  QXI7544

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06) 1995 Romulan Warbird

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Original Retail:  $24.00

Artist: 

Novelty:  String light

Box Text:  It’s the season of Peace!  And here, arriving on a friendly mission, comes the “Romulan Warbird” from the television series, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.  This intricately detailed starship with its glowing green lights will fill your holiday with Keepsake Magic!

Serial #:  QXI7267
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04) 1994 Klingon Bird of Prey

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IT’S THE KLINGONS! Shields up, and red alert! Just kidding – the Klingon’s are now allies with the United Federation of Planets … or are they???

The 1994 Klingon Bird of Prey Hallmark ornament is modeled after the imposing Klingon space vessels from the hit television series: STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. With this fierce battleship orbiting around your tree, you had better notify Starfleet Command to send help immediately, just in case the Klingon commander has something up his sleeve. This meticulously detailed Klingon starship features automatically and continuously flickering and glowing lights from the front torpedo launcher and the rear engines.
You can plug this ornament into any miniature light bulb socket on a standard miniature Christmas tree light string, or plug it into the Hallmark Legacy Cord (sold separately).
Artist: Lynn Norton

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03) 1993 U.S.S. Enterprise D

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Novelty:  String light

Box Text:   The U.S.S. Enterprise from the TV program STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, voyages to your galaxy to light up your tree.  This unique starship, with its blinking and glowing lights, will fill your holiday with Keepsake Magic!

Serial #:  QLX741-2

Lynn Norton…“At the time, Paramount would send me original blueprints and photos of the filming model as it was being constructed. I had access to detail that wasn’t readily apparent on our TV sets in those days, and I was able to explore and appreciate the design. I always imagined how I wanted to be part of the teams that built those studio models. It was thrilling for me to see the materials they were sending me. What appealed to me most was the level of detail visible on the hull and nacelles. The original was very simplistic in nature, and I had no problem with that. On the D, everything was busy.

“The Aztec patterns on the hull caused us some concern. What people are imagining on these end products is an extension of what happens in real life. Much of the hull plating is prefabricated and painted at the factory and there are little bits of variation in the paint lots, so there is a small difference in tone for each plate. Also, as plates go over curves, reflectivity changes. It happens on metal aircraft, so we’re familiar with seeing it. Even if you have no paint, the fact that metal when formed will change its lighting characteristics just slightly enough that it ends up with a patchwork look. But on an ornament, capturing that look can add literally hundreds of decoration steps, whether spray masks or pad printing or however you choose to do it. We chose not to.” – 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.ddrwZLeO.dpuf

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01) 1991 Starship Enterprise

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Novelty: String light

Box Text: This unique ornament, with its bright blinking lights, commemorates the 25th anniversary of STAR TREK and celebrates the holiday season.

Serial #:  QLX719-9

Lynn Norton…”From the beginning, Star Trek imagined that we had overcome the problem of a ship having enough energy not only to propel yourself but to give yourself a comfortable living environment. As a design, it captured our excitement from the notion of flying saucer and the way we had come to imagine what a deep-space vehicle might look like. When you start thinking of the physics of propelling an object through space, it doesn’t have to look aerodynamic. It can be purely functional. The fact that it was a flying saucer is one of the things that captured my imagination right away. All space movies are really submarine movies. The Enterprise reflects all the elements of a submarine crew’s experience — living in close quarters in a hostile environment with nothing but a thin metal skin between them and oblivion — and put it in space seamlessly.

“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?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.wtngTAh1.dpuf

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