Today TrekMovie continues our preview of the Star Trek collectibles coming this Spring with a look at gift items from a new licensee, Vandor, makers of various collectible metal products. Vandor has a number of new Original Series-themed items headed your way, including metal signs, magnets, business card holders and more. See below for exclusive details and high resolution images.
Star Trek goes metal
Star Trek fans may know the name Vandor as the system visited by the USS Enterprise 1701 D in "We’ll Always Have Paris" but collectors know it as a world famous company famous for their cookie jars and tins. Started in 1957, Vandor, LLC produces nostalgia items for licensees including I Love Lucy, Elvis, John Wayne, and Marilyn Monroe. Obviously, Star Trek is in good company, here.
Vandor will develop a wide range of Trek gift items including cookie jars, salt and pepper sets, mugs, clocks, magnets, lights and more. And Vandor have already announced their first wave (due out in April) and have provided us with details and high resolution images.
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[click prices to pre-order at Entertainment Earth]
Vandor tin signs are colorful and fun, and include two sizes (10"x15" and mini-sized 4"x7")
Large tin sign (10"x15") – [$9.99]
Small tin sign (4"x7") – [$7.99]
Star Trek magnets will be in a set of four, and measure about 2"x2". Perfect for klinging-on.
Magnets (set of 4) – [$11.99]
Business Card Holder
Spock’s image adorns the business card holder. These are excellent items because they are both practical and fun, adding some personality to business interactions.
Business Card holder – [$12.99]
Tin box & tote
One of the famous lines from Vandor is their tin boxes and totes, which conjure images of the era of metal lunchboxes. Star Trek is getting both a large lunnch-box shaped tote (around 7" tall and 10" long) and a mini round tin box (2"x2"x.75").
Large sized tote/lunchbox – [$14.99]
Small tin box (2" x 0.75") – [$5.99]
Playing Cards w/ tin box
An exciting product featuring images of the 1960s crew, the Vandor playing cards have something for both tin and card collectors, and this is an everyday use item, also.
Playing cards in tin box – [$15.99]
What is great is that besides being affordable quality items, is that Vandor’s collectibles are both decorative (sings) and functional (boxes, totes, holders). These items will be available in April at nostalgia shops, retail stores, book stores, and comic stores. All the Vandor items can be pre-ordered at Entertainment Earth (see EE Vandor Page for full line).
Next Spring Collection Preview – Mattel games
The next item we will preview this week will be the new Star Trek games coming from Mattel (20Q and SceneIt).