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Are you going to have a party to celebrate the new Star Trek movie? If so then Hallmark has you covered with a new line of Star Trek movie themed party supplies from invites to cups and plates to thank you notes and more. Hallmark has also announced their Star Trek ornaments for 2009. See below for all the new Hallmark Star Trek goodies.
Surprise! Hallmark Star Trek Party Supplies
Nearly every big franchise has this something in common. It isn’t just the big budgets or box office returns. It isn’t just the toy lines and marketing. To really be a big player in Hollywood, a film has to have one more key ingredient: party supplies! Everything from Star Wars to annual Disney films get transformed into paper plates and cups, and this year Star Trek joins the party.
Hallmark’s Star Trek "New Frontiers" party supply line features all the usual items. Here is a list of items with pictures for those wishes to Trekify their birthday party or summer picnics.
Invitations (in 8 packs) — These cards feature the text "You have been chosen…" on the front, and inside "…to boldly go where no one has gone before."
Plates — 9" Dinner size (with 8 plates per pack) and 7" Dessert plates (8 plates per pack).
Hot/Cold Cups (9 oz with 8 cups per pack) — These paper cups are nice because they work for coffee or tea (Earl Grey?) and cold beverages such as soda.
Napkins (6" x 6" lunch napkins with 16 napkins a pack) and Dinner Napkins (4" x 4" with 16 napkins a pack).
Stickers (in 4 packs with 6 stickers a sheet) — The stickers feature Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Nero, the Enterprise, and the Star Trek logo and are good for decorating invitations or as loot bag treats.
Thank You Notes (in 8 packs) — These cards feature the text "Thank you" on the cover, and "You helped make the mission a success" inside.
Trekkies who wish to Trekify Mother’s or Father’s Day, birthday parties, summer outdoor parties, or celebrate ST09 party style, no longer have to fight, for their right, to party.
The Hallmark "New Frontiers" party supplies are available exclusively from a few online party retailers. For small or bulk orders, fans could order from Partypro.com.
The party supplies are just arriving now just around the same time as Deco Pac Star Trek cake decorations. (see previous TrekMovie article).
Get a Star Trek cake with your Star Trek party supplies
Hallmark 2009 Star Trek Ornaments
For collectors this time of year is is always a bit of Christmas in Spring with the annual release of the Hallmark Dreambook. Since 1991 this is the time when we learn what Star Trek themed ornaments Hallmark has planned, and this year they have four (one of which isn’t actually in the Dreambook which is available online). Here is the breakdown of what can be on your tree this Christmas.
2009 is not only the year of the new Star Trek film, it is also the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. To celebrate, Hallmark has a Klingon Battle Cruiser ornament that illuminates, featuring a sculpt by fan favorite Lynn Norton. At 5" wide, the Klingon ornament will be available for $32.
2009 is The Year of Pike, both with his important role in ST09, and his inclusion in the Hallmark ornament line. "The Menagerie" ornament will sell for $28 and features the voices of William Shatner as Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock. Pike’s chair beeps and lights a "yes or no" depending on if you have been naughty or nice. Sculpted by Anita Marra Rogers and 3.25" inches tall, the ornament is battery powered which means you could display it all year on a desk.
Both sound (phaser and original dialog) and lighting effects are included with this TOS phaser. It is battery operated and 3.75" tall.
While not included in the Keepsake catalog, TrekMovie has learned that there is a fourth ornament this year. Available in limited quantities during the Ornament Debut weekend of October 10-11th will be a 4.5" tall Lt. Ilia ornament. While the ornament is named Lt. Ilia it is really as the character appears in probe form, with the jewel and "sonic shower" robe. The ornament is attached to a hexagonal shaped base like the ones used by the Enterprise crew to walk to V’Ger from the hull. The sculptor is Julie Forsyth and the item will retail for $15. We know you, as Ilia says, "require this information."
How to get your ornaments
The Klingon Battlecruiser and "The Menagerie" ornaments will be on sale at the Keepsake Ornament Premiere Event at local Hallmark stores his July 11-12,2009. The Starfleet Phaser will be available at the Keepsake Ornament Debut Event this October 10-11, 2009.
There are several ways to get your ornaments. If you get a copy of the exclusive Dreambook catalog for those in the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club (available now) or the regular edition of the Dreambook catalog (available online and in stores), there is an order form you could fill out and give to your local store. They will often reserve the ornaments for you that you could pick up at these events. Also, the ornaments will most likely be available for ordering at Hallmark.com soon. You could also just try any local Hallmark after July 11th and they should have some available for purchase.
If you are wondering why there are not Star Trek movie ornaments this year, it is actually not that uncommon. Due to the long lead time to make the ornaments, it isn’t until the following year that you see versions from the most recent Trek movie. Let’s hope that 2010 will bring the the new Star Trek to our trees.
TrekMovie will continue to bring you information on the Hallmark ornaments. Imagine this: it is winter and you are decorating. You are watching Star Trek 2009 on your DVD player and you sip egg nog and watch Captain Pike blinking away on your tree. Do the holidays get any better?