Hallmark and Kurt Adler have announced new items sure to Trekify your winter celebration experiences. Starting October 10th, the second round of Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments from Hallmark are available during the "Ornament Debut Weekend" at local Hallmark stores, and Kurt Adler continues its Star Trek line with statues, lights, stockings, and Christmasy figures.
Two Hallmark Ornaments Debut This Weekend
By visiting local Hallmark stores October 10th, fans could acquire two new Star Trek ornaments for 2009 during "Ornament Debut Weekend." The first is the "Starfleet Phaser" which features light, voice, and sound effects. You too can set your phaser on overload to help have an explosive holiday celebration! This item is available for $18.50, and it is a nice companion to last year’s "Communicator" ornament.
TOS phaser ornament
[Phaser ornament video on Hallmark.com]
To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Hallmark also has a very limited edition of an "Ilia" (actually, Ilia Probe) ornament. This is only the third limited edition Trek ornament Hallmark has ever released (the others being 2007’s limited edition Uhura and 2009’s San Diego exclusive Uhura in yellow Starfleet uniform). You should check with your local stores as different stores get different amounts of these limited ornaments (for example, our Hallmark store only got 4 of the limited Star Wars "Greedo" ornament that was available this July). Some stores allow you to fill out a "wish list" and they will reserve certain ornaments, so it could be worth stopping by on Friday to see if your store does this.
These two new ornaments join three already released ornaments for 2009. The San Diego exclusive Uhura ornament is already selling on the secondary market for more than $100, making it the second most expensive Hallmark Trek ornament, second only to the very first USS Enterprise ornament from the early 1990s. Hallmark stores should also have "The Menagerie" ($28) and "Klingon Battlecruiser" ($32) from The Motion Picture ornaments, both of which have been available since July.
Comic Con exclusive Uhura ornament
Other Hallmark news
For 99 cents, you could send a very funny Star Trek themed birthday e-card from Hallmark’s website. One e-card features Kirk and Spock, the Enterprise, and attacking cupcakes! Check out this card at hallmark.com.
Or, you could have Spock calculate the results of your birthday experience.
There are also Star Wars and Indiana Jones e-cards available.
Kurt Adler’s big Star Trek Christmas 2009
Have Yourself a Trekkie Christmas with The Kurt S. Adler company, who last year released Star Trek Christmas statues and nutcrackers to great sales and good fan reception. They have a new line of products for 2009. Many of these are or will be available through Toys R Us and Walmart websites. Combing the Kurt Adler items with Hallmark ornaments should make it possible to completely decorate your tree with Trek this year! The classic Trek Christmas items for this year are:
Star Trek Disk Christmas Indoor Light Set
The first Star Trek Christmas light set in almost 15 years (the previous set was sold at Spencer Gifts), this 10 light set of disks features images of the entire classic crew and are available now at Walmart.com for $20
Star Trek Kirk or Spock Light Sets
In addition to the disk light set featuring the entire crew, there will be two other light sets available this year, one with images of Kirk, and one with images of Spock. Price is unkown, but probably similarly priced as the other light set.
Star Trek Captain Kirk 7" Fabric Mache (Farbriche) Christmas Statue
A compliment to last year’s Spock statue, this is an incredibly fun statue of Kirk (in his iconic ripped shirt) getting a new shirt for Christmas. The statue will be available from Toys R Us for $54.99.
Star Trek Felt Stockings.
There will be several varieties of Christmas stockings available, with images from the Enterprise to Spock. The Enterprise stocking will be about 20 inches long and Spock’s appliqué stocking is 19 inches. Both have plenty of space for action figures and other goodies! These will sell for about $15.
Star Trek Light Up Water Tube Transporters
Perfect for winter celebrations, these water tubes feature Kirk and Spock suspended in water, with red, green, and blue LED lights to provide both transporter simulation and Christmas cheer! These are available as a 3.5 inches Kirk and Spock set, or in 6.375" versions or Kirk or Spock individually. Price is not known yet.
Star Trek Tree Topper
Delta shields surround Spock in this Bethlehem Star tree topper featuring lights. Price isn’t known yet.
Look for these Kurt Adler Star Trek items to start showing up at Wal-mart, Target and ToysRUs.com in November.
More Star Trek merchandise news coming soon