"Star Trek" collectibles are arriving "fast and furious" at Collective Headquarters. Like "angels and demons" we have been opening and reviewing the items so fellow fans could feel like "17 again" and learn about all the products available now. Enjoy this guide to some recent Star Trek items that aren’t as noticeable on store shelves. From key chains to cards, there are many items in the tchotchke category this summer.
QVC Limited Edition Star Trek Items
This Sunday, Star Trek returns to QVC through items offered by collectible company Dynamic Forces. TrekMovie has learned of some of the items to be offered, which could be preordered now at the QVC website. These items include a Simon Pegg signed lobby card, lithographs, IDW comic books signed by authors and artists, an 18"x24" limited edition (there are only 99 made) gilcee print signed by Simon Pegg, and retail available items such as toys and DVDs. However, the coolest items are also a Star Trek collecting first: the limited edition delta insignia medallions feature Kirk and Spock as played by Shatner, Nimoy, Pine, and Quinto. This is the first commercially available licensed item to blend the original and modern versions of Trek together in the same item. Check out the QVC website for more details or watch the show this Sunday or Monday depending on your time zone. www.qvc.com.
Lithograph at QVC
Where to buy: QVC website and on QVC home shopping channel May 18th 1AM EST
Star Trek Hallmark Greeting Cards
Hallmark continues its excellent line of Star Trek sound greeting cards with two for father’s day. Previous cards have been for Valentine’s Day and Birthday’s and it is nice to see the line increasing to include other holidays. The card with Captain Kirk on the cover features the Star Trek theme music. The card with the Enterprise (which is a beautiful lenticular image when experienced in person) features Kirk’s voice and music. These cards have funny sayings and are the best designed of all the previous endeavors. More from Hallmark is always welcomed!
New Star Trek greeting cards
Where to buy: Available at local Hallmark and Hallmark Goldcrown Stores
Star Trek Keychains from Basic Fun
Basic Fun makes key chains from famous franchises such as Star Wars and now ventures to Star Trek with items from both the original show and TNG. Each of the ships is nicely detailed and made of slightly pliable plastic so they are comfortable in pockets or purses. The coolest of the group, though, is the Communicator key chain which has 8 phrases from McCoy, Spock, and Kirk, and lighting effects. It even has light and sound effects when opening. It is slightly bulky for a key chain, yet is a fun item for play or display. At about $8, these are very reasonably priced and are practical gifts for Father’s Day or other holidays. They are what I call "collectusables" which means they are collector’s items that are usable. Toys R Us online has the communicator for sale, and in stores, all four keychains are available. This summer, Basic Fun also has a Star Trek 2009 feature film Enterprise keychain.
Where: Toys R Us stores and online
Corn Flakes Star Trek Edition
TrekMovie has provided much information about the various Star Trek themed Kellogg’s products in previous articles. Yet, there is one cereal that almost went unnoticed by fans and is perhaps the best of all food items from Kellogg’s: The Corn Flakes Star Trek Edition box. Featuring a very cool image of Kirk and Spock on the front, the characters join others such as Michael Phelps and C3PO and R2D2 who have been on the front packaging of the world’s most famous breakfast food. For those looking for a way to display their food collectibles, try this item for 18oz boxes from QVC.
Star Trek corn flakes
Where to buy: Local grocery stores
Star Trek Blockbuster Gift Cards
These are very nice lenticular cards whose image of the characters is replaced by the image of the Star Trek logo as the card is tilted. You decide how much money you would like to place on the card when purchasing at your local Blockbuster Store. They are available with Kirk, Spock or Uhura.
Kirk gift card at Blockbuster
Where to buy: Available at local Blockbuster Stores
DST UPDATE: All Good Things 1701-D Available for pre-order
TrekMovie has been talking about an exclusive edition of the Diamond Select Toys USS Enterprise D 1701 from All Good Things for about a year. Well, all good things do come to an end, including long waits! The AGT D is now available for preorder at Action Figure Express. The $49.99 price includes a free set of Star Trek minimates (a $32 value). Pictures and ordering information is available at actionfigureexpress.com.
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