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The Collective: A Look At Hallmark’s 2010 Star Trek Ornaments May 15, 2010

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS , trackback

Christmas may be seven months away, but it isn’t too early to start planning ahead for what you will be hanging on your tree. Hallmark have revealed their line-up of Christmas ornaments for 2010, including three new Star Trek ornaments, including the first ornament tied into the 2009 Star Trek movie. TrekMovie has details and images.

 

Hallmark’s Trek Christmas 2010

For Star Trek fans there are two tell tale signs that Christmas celebrations are near. First, you could find yourself in The Nexus spinning around until you arrive in a Victorian Christmas scene with Whoopi Goldberg. Or, you could get your Hallmark Keepsake Dreambook in the mail or at your local store. The book is a catalog of this year’s Hallmark ornaments, and for 2010, Star Trek fans will have three ornaments to decorate their trees.

New U.S.S. Enterprise ($32.95, available July)

The very first Hallmark ornament based on the 2009 version of Star Trek, the U.S.S. Enterprise looks to be an excellent offering. It is designed by the talented Lynn Norton who has sculpted many of the best Hallmark ornaments during the previous 19 years. The ornament is 6 inches long and includes lights on the deflector dish and engines. Being battery operated means the ornament has the additional benefit of being able to be displayed all year without a Christmas tree light strand.


Hallmark 2010 USS Enterprise – Click to enlarge

"Amok Time" scene ($28.95, available July)

Anita Marra Rogers continues her contributions to Star Trek with this iconic scene from the season 2 opening episode, “Amok Time.” The ornament is another “scene” ornament that in the past included other offerings such as the Guardian of Forever and the iconic confrontation with Khan on the Enterprise from Wrath of Khan. The ornament is 4.25 inches and battery powered. A noteworthy feature is that the classic fight music by Gerald Fried is played.


Hallmark 2010 Amok Time scene – Click to enlarge

Captain James T. Kirk ($14.95, available July)

Beginning a new Keepsake Ornament series called “Star Trek Legends” is this 4.25 inch tall ornament of the 1960s version of Captain James T. Kirk. Again produced by Rogers.


Hallmark 2010 Kirk – Click to enlarge

 Hallmark trivia

The Kirk and “Amok Time” ornaments are the seventh Kirk sculpts by Anita Marra Rogers, previous Kirks from Rogers were :

1995 Captain James T. Kirk (in the bridge chair)
2004 City on the Edge of Forever
2006 Transporter Chamber
2007 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
2009 The Menagerie

HOW TO GET YOUR ORNAMENTS

All three ornaments are available for sale at your local Hallmark Gold Crown stores starting July 10th which begins the annual “Keepsake Ornament Premiere Weekend.” As always, the Dreambook includes a wish list that could be brought to local stores now to reserve the ornaments.

THE FUTURE BEGINS

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Hallmark Star Trek ornaments which began with the famous U.S.S. Enterprise (released in low quantities, this ornaments is a true collector’s item and commands hundreds more than its original 1991 price).

While Hallmark does not have Star Trek ornaments for sale during Comic-Con International this year, they will have a preview of some of the 2011 prototypes.


Hallmark 1991 Enterprise – their first Trek ornament

OTHER GENRES

For those Trekkies who also like other science fiction franchises, Hallmark has ornaments from Nightmare Before Christmas, Tron Legacy, Avatar, King Kong, Twilight, Alice in Wonderland, DC Comics and Marvel, Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien, Legend of the Guardians, Wizard of Oz, and many Star Wars ornaments.

POLL: Do you Trek your Tree?

Hallmark has been making Star Trek ornaments for 19 years, with a few to choose from every year. So how many have you picked up over the last couple of decades? Or are you Trek ornament free?

Expect new crew to return for fourth Star Trek film?

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Special thanks to Kevin Dilmore for information and help writing this article.

Comments

1. Christine - May 15, 2010

Now I know what to ask for for Christmas!

2. Reign1701A - May 15, 2010

The JJ Enterprise looks to have pretty good detailing and accurate proportions. Like!

3. SteevCreeper - May 15, 2010

Seems like a great reason to have a xmas tree this year!

4. Blowback - May 15, 2010

I never liked the original Enterprise ornament because of the extra lights around the outside of the primary hull. Every ornament that followed however were true to the orignal models…

5. Khan was framed! - May 15, 2010

Bah.. the JJ Enterprise will be the first ship I don’t buy since this collection started. I still hate this design, the proportions are just ugly, nothing fits!

The wife now makes me have my own tree for Trek, as the one in our living room was getting too assimilated!

6. Bob - May 15, 2010

I was really lucky last year, I was able to score a 1991 Enterprise Ornament at a garage salr (complete and in box) for just $5.

A little tip. If you are short of money Hallmark has a layaway program.

Something I wished I used last year, I lost out on the Ecto-1 car because I thought they would have lots in stock. That thing flew off the shelves quickly.

7. Dr. Image - May 15, 2010

6 Bob- You WHAT? Now that’s an awesome find. Congrats.
The JJ-prise looks very good.
In retrospect, I’m glad they didn’t go with red or amber-ish nacelle caps. (Yes, nacelle caps again.)

8. Simon - May 15, 2010

$33 for a tiny lighted plastic thingy to be hung on a tree? Ouch.

9. ryanhuyton - May 15, 2010

The nuEnterprise ornament looks great. So does the “Amok Time” one as well. However, the Kirk with phaser ornament isn’t that good. Doesn’t look like Kirk at all. For some reason, William Shatner’s likeness seems to be hard to duplicate on action figures and figurine ornaments.

10. AJ - May 15, 2010

Hallmark has done consistently good work with these ornaments!

11. NoRez - May 15, 2010

Ahhhhh. Nothing brings the holiday season to life like two close friends trying to kill each other with lirpae. [insert pithy comment regarding organized religion/consumerism here ;-)

12. Chain of Command - May 15, 2010

Cool, they’re releasing the ugly-prise. Did they ever release the refit?

13. The Bear - May 15, 2010

The figures look awful so I’ll pass on those. The JJ ship is too overpriced (as have been all the ship ornaments) so I’ll pass on it as well.

14. Luke Sutton ("The Doctor") - May 15, 2010

Kirk looks like Sulu.

15. Crusade2267 - May 15, 2010

Best Ornament Ever was the Galileo Shuttlecraft. I picked one up on Ebay a few years back, and every year my wife and I have great fun listening to (and pantomiming) Spock’s holiday greeting. Also I like the blown glass Judge Q which always sits above my presents.

16. Viking - May 15, 2010

No, I don’t ‘Trek’ my tree. I leave each and every first-run ornament in its original box. Including my prized 1991 Enterprise. I did, however, grab a couple of extra Type I hand phasers at 50% off in January, so I can shoot the wife and dogs when they get underfoot. :-)

17. John Gill - May 15, 2010

Nice, but is Kirk’s shirt torn in front on the Amok Time ornament?

18. Chris Brooks - May 15, 2010

I’ve been collecting these for 16 years now and they are by far my favorite Trek memorabilia. They are amazingly detailed and quite gorgeous to look at. My only complaint is that a couple of years ago, the ornaments that lit up started to come with batteries instead of a Christmas light plug. This means you have to push a button and then the ship only lights up for about 20-30 seconds. All of my other older ships stay lit. I’m quite fond of the Guardian of Forever and the Enterprise E ornaments. I also have Capt. Sisco standing tall clasping his hands behind his back. Quite striking. One reason I am probably fond of them is that I only take them out once a year!

19. Scott B. here. - May 15, 2010

I usually pony up for at least one Trek ornament every year, but I can easily pass on all these.

Still want my classic D7 battlecruiser, classic Bird of Prey, and … the GORN!

Scott B. out.

20. Ben - May 15, 2010

Wow…. I’m surprised that these are going to be available so soon. I remember the days where it would be November before they were released.

21. Haynes1701 - May 15, 2010

#5: Agreed. I thought as time passed this new design would grow on me. I like it even less now than when I first saw it. Absolutely no grace whatsoever. A mishmash of competing lines and forms. No desire to buy it, unfortunately.

22. Drake1701 - May 15, 2010

I managed to get the store display for the Shuttlecraft ornament just after Christmas the year it came out. I think I’ve only missed (didn’t want) one ornament out of all of ‘em.
Yeah- I’m an addict

23. The Beezer - May 15, 2010

Proud to say I have not missed a single Trek ship ornament since this line started. From the 1991 USS Enterprise with its goofy multicolored lights around the saucer to the stupid looking Scorpion Class attack fighter from Nemesis, the collection is truly staggering. Will I purchase the nuEnterprise? Yes. Do I like it? No. Its hideous. Poor form by the designers.

24. nuPike - May 15, 2010

sigh…the Kirk ornament looks like the artist noobishly tried to merge the likenesses of The Shat with Piney’s (Chris Pine)’s look…and it turned out looking like Trelane… therefore it is a FAIL

25. richpit - May 15, 2010

Dang! It does look like Trelane! I didn’t notice until you said that, nuPike!

26. CmdrR - May 15, 2010

$32,50 is waaaay over-priced. When you see them up close, there’s nothing to justify topping $10.

27. ryanhuyton - May 15, 2010

#26

Yeah, last year the Klingon Battlecruiser was $45 in Canada. Too expensive for something that is only a few inches long. It was well made, but just not worth the price.

28. Jim Nightshade - May 15, 2010

HAHA Xman in july again Thanks Hallmark….Well I thought the Kirk ornament kinda looked like SULU when he was a kid maybe….clever mentioning it looked like shat and pine mixed it kinda does or maybe the kid spock ahahah….

Lastly I think the Kirk Figure looks like a japanese cartoon..MAYBE SPEED RACER! haahah

29. Jim Nightshade - May 15, 2010

opps meant XMAS in july! Danged Marvel superhero typos haha

30. Philip Dunlop - May 15, 2010

Ugh do we have to talk about Christmas? We’re not even halfway through the year yet, and I’m still trying to get over the debt accrued LAST Christmas. Call me a grinch if you will, but.. it’s May!

Anyway, I echo the sentiments made by those in reference to the new Enterprise. Both in terms of form and price. Being attached to the Star Trek franchise obviously allows manufacturers and sellers free reign in attaching a random (usually high) number post-dollar sign.

And the design of the JJ-prise, as people have come to call it, is the one example I can think of where JJ Abrams’ top-secret methods failed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that he maintains an element of mystery until my bum’s on the cinema seat, and I actually wish more directors would take a leaf from his book (as opposed to giving everything away when the film is at the trailer stage), but if he’d released certain production design elements, such as his “hot rod” starship, then public reaction would likely have forced him back to the drawing board and we’d have one less thing to complain about in the movie. Also, anyone who thinks that ship looks like a hot rod has obviously been hitting the Felicium.

31. Hat Rick - May 15, 2010

Query, whether the second Kirk figurine is supposed look more like Bill Shatner or Chris Pine.

32. Jim Nightshade - May 15, 2010

Another thing i do not like on the kirk ornament is the danged ornament hook coming out of his frakkin head-just like last years Alia probe ornament-its too hellraiser zippy pinhead to me only hookhead-also i dunno if everybody knows this but after christmas if u watch hallmark closely-any ornaments still available gets discounted 50-80%-last year for example the limited edition alia sold out in 3 days but there were lots of the phaser,menagerie and klingon cruisers still at the stores for discount-i usually buy one full price then wait to get extras to sell or trade–the jj prise looks about as good as the one i got from target with the dvd–

33. Polly - May 15, 2010

31. I think a mix. Not sure either. Strange, ain’t it?

34. Joe - May 15, 2010

im actually proud to say that i have practically every single one…including the very first enterprise…still in perfect working condition i might add.

35. Simon - May 15, 2010

#23 – well, problem with the new E is that the designers tried to incorporate elements from the ugly and outdated TOS design to the superior TMP one.

36. Nelson - May 16, 2010

Re: post 5; I agree the new Enterprise design is badly proportioned. But Lynn Norton has done his usual fantastic job and looks like a great ornament I’ll add to my collection.

Nice job Lynn!

The other sculpts look great too!

37. AJ - May 16, 2010

Kirk looks like he’s pinching a loaf.

38. Jeffrey S. Nelson - May 16, 2010

Likenesses are horrible!!! No ice cream in the rec room tonight…

39. Steamblade - May 16, 2010

Oh well, it stands to reason they’d do the Uglyprise. At least there are two classic ornaments to offset the monstrosity.

40. BringBackTrek - May 16, 2010

#5: Agree, I am the ultimate completist but this will be the first ornament I will be passing on. Nothing would make me happier than seeing a complete refit of the JJprise – external and internal (especially engineering) in Star Trek 2011. Either that or such an overwhelming number of lense flares that the design of the ship is totally obscured.

41. The First Son of Krypton - May 16, 2010

Middle of the year and the Trek Ornaments are reported. It must be approaching that time of year – quicker it seems then last year

Christmas must of broken the Transwarp barrier now… without the assistant of the Borg :)

42. Chain of Command - May 16, 2010

The redesigned Enterprise looks like stretched taffy.

43. FastAttax - May 16, 2010

Christmas in July for SURE with the new-designed Enterprise! Woo Hoo!

44. Bryan With Big Dish and Pointy Nacelles - May 16, 2010

The new Enterprise looks like it is being pulled into a black hole…and that is where this design should of stayed. Star BLECCK! An abonination to matt jefferies design.
Guess JJ put us old original Trekkers out to pasture…..along with the manure.

45. Andy Patterson - May 16, 2010

Ok, she’s gonna hate it but I’m getting that Amok Time. It will be on the tree next year.

46. Frederick, the Trek Scrapbook Guy - May 16, 2010

I wonder what fan they used as a model for Kirk cause it sure wasn’t Shatner.

47. Imrahil - May 16, 2010

I had the original 1991 enterprise but it was so wonky and fugly I sold it. Got a nice profit from it.

I much prefer 2006′s remake, though I don’t like that they’re now putting batteries in ornaments instead of plugs. I miss the days of having the ships glow all the time the tree’s on.

48. Jonboc - May 16, 2010

I’m in for the JJprise, great looking version of the big E. Love the Kirk/Spock hand tom hand as well. but I’ll echo the wish for a return to the tree powered ornaments.

49. slyguy52 - May 16, 2010

I have them all except for the original Enterprise Ornament… Cant really justify spending that much money to get it.

50. Rocket Scientist - May 16, 2010

I spent less to get the much bigger Playmates JJprise. It was priced to clear at Toys R Us for 20 bucks. Gotta say, it was a turning point for me as far as liking the new design goes.

51. Rod of Rassilon - May 16, 2010

haha, just finished watching Amok Time 5 mins ago :D

52. MikeB - May 16, 2010

I’ve been buying the Hallmark ornaments since the first one. They’re getting more and more expensive while the quality drops. Am I the only one who hates the battery powered Trek ornaments? Having manually activated Christmas ornaments is stupid and a waste of time.
As for these new ones, the character ornaments look terrible. The new Ent looks OK, but at that price I’ll wait for the after Christmas sale.

53. Desstruxion - May 16, 2010

With the battery operated ships I no longer have to cut off the cords in order to play with them. Yippeeeee!

54. Refuge5 - May 16, 2010

I’ve been collecting since about 93.. there are only three or four out of the entire collection i don’t have – the 91 Enterprise being one that I’m missing… I have a tree just for my Star Trek, Star Wars, and comic book characters – it’s pretty full….

55. Danno - May 16, 2010

I have been a faithfull Hallmark Trek collector since that very first enterprise, theyre sculpting has gotten better, still some what hit and miss, but as my wife says, it just wouldnt be Christmas without an Enterprise orbiting the tree!

56. Jeyl - May 16, 2010

Like to see Hallmark attempt the Narada. Ouch!

57. Clinton - May 16, 2010

Definitely picking up an Enterprise.

58. rkuehn@att.net - May 16, 2010

I had forgotten how disappointing JJ’s E was. So ungainly, its really just a mess. Anyone know if it gets fixed for next time?

59. Jorg Sacul - May 16, 2010

I had an ex-mother in law who would buy me these every year. Now I buy them. A very fair trade!

My only question about the classic TOS Enterprise… why did they NEVER get the nacelles properly high? They blew it on all their versions.

60. TrekMaMa - May 17, 2010

I had to laugh, because I can hear my husband in my head as I’m reading this
“Oh, great… More ornaments for the Trek Tree. ” LOL. :)

61. dggaona - May 17, 2010

#16..Ha, Ha. I bought about 8 extra hand phasers. Occasionally me and my three kids (ages 5,4 and 3) chase each other around the house in a fierce phaser volley. My wife just rolls her eyes and when we get tired, she puts them back in their boxes and into a large tupperware container until we “discover them” again and another attack begins.

I just know when they grow up, their friends are gonna say, “You did what?” But we have a blast….

62. Debra - May 17, 2010

My husband is an undercover Trekie….he has every Star Trek ornament but doesn’t add them to the Christmas Tree…..they are considered too “special’ for that display :)

63. Orb of the Emissary - May 17, 2010

#12- They didn’t technically release the refit Enterprise. It was the Enterprise-A from Star Trek IV-VI.

Another ship to add to collection! YAY! I think I’m missing maybe two or three ornaments. Good thing garage sales and Hallmark retailers!

64. USS Reluctant - May 17, 2010

Nice ship and “Amok Time” scene. A few to buy. Too bad no Comic-con exclusives. Oh well, one less line to wait in….

65. Lt. Bailey - May 17, 2010

I will have to buy the Amok Time.

I can use it as my Talisman for the new game that has opened up on the Star Trek Slot machines. One of the bonus games is called Amok Time.

It has to be lucky sign.

66. Gary the Gorn - May 17, 2010

Nothing says “Happy Birthday Jesus” better than a hormone enraged Spock dueling Captain Kirk to the death.

67. Lynn A. Norton - May 17, 2010

Christmas comes early in the ornament business. I’m happy to finally see the Enterprise from the “09 movie make its Hallmark debut. I got the sculpting assignment way back in February of “08 only to be disappointed by the delayed release to theaters. Over the next year, I received drips and drabs of design concepts to whet my appetite. Tough duty keeping my mouth and mouse under lock and key. I am a fan after all. Many thanks to those who enjoy my work. For skeptics, give it another chance when the ornaments show up in Hallmark stores around mid July. There’s no substitute for seeing them in person.

68. T-Bob - May 18, 2010

Will they ever make the USS Enterprise B or the Enterprise C? It’s like the collection is missing a huge hole without these ships.

69. Lynn A. Norton - May 18, 2010

#68-The “B” and “C” are always on my list of ships to make into ornaments, but I am only one voice in a large collective. I hope I’ll get the assignment to sculpt them someday.

70. T-Bob - May 25, 2010

Phew, I was afraid these ships were just forgetten. Well I at least look forward to seeing them someday. Keep up the great amazing work as always Lynn.

71. Bob - July 10, 2010

Just got mine today.

It’s really very detailed. Just a little bummed out that they couldn’t have included a few phrases from the movie.

The batteries are really difficult to get in there. No directions on how they go in there. But the large side of the battery goes towards the nacelles.

The button on top acts like an on/off switch.

So I got that plus the Indiana Jones snake pit, and the Limited Editions of Toto from the Wizard of Oz and Lando Calrissian from ESB. Spent about $85 on ornaments.

Then I also put on Layaway two more ornaments. The Snowspeeder and the Emperor and Darth Vader.

72. Padawan - August 26, 2010

JJ Abrams USS Edselprise looks like crap … just like the movie!!

Won’t be buying a Star Trek ship ornament this year. Hallmark should create more of the Gene Roddenberry universe ships. There are so many that haven’t been released yet. The Enterprise-B and C plus the Prometheus to name a few.

73. Billbowie - September 17, 2010

The best/worst present my sister ever gave me was the 1991 original Enterprise. Best because it is ultra cool to have a real Trek collectible. Worst because it committed me to a lifetime of having to get a complete set. I had a real scare a couple of years ago when the original Enterprise’s box got switched with that of a more recent Enterprise when Christmas was being put away. The next year I felt sick when it appeared the original Enterprise had lost it’s cord and it’s value! It took another year to detect the swap as I do not put all of the Enterprises on the tree each year.

Quite frankly, I am disappointed to see yet another Enterprise this year. You know they are going to have a 20th anniversary Enterprise next year — probably an anniversary re-make of the original 1991 Enterprise.

I keep hoping for a Phoenix ornament one of these years that plays “Magic Carpet Ride”. Now, That would be something different!

74. Dolphin Dom - November 26, 2010

is there a reason why they keep making the enterprise?! I have every ship, but I am getting frustrated with to many enterprises. How about others Ferengi, Cardasian?

75. kevin - December 14, 2010

the ships are always fantastic, but the batteries are unacceptable

i’m learning electronics/circuitry just to fix this

if anyone has documented this process before please share

76. Andy - March 24, 2011

If anyone is still looking to buy any of the 2010 Star Trek Hallmark ornaments, or Star Trek ornaments from a previous year, I found a site that has ALL of them, and their prices seem to be lower than anywhere else online. Go to http://www.theornamentfactory.com to complete your Hallmark Star Trek ornament collection.

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