Hallmark has four new Star Trek ornaments this year, three of which went on sale on July 13th and one that is a convention exclusive (the I.S.S. Enterprise). This year’s ship is the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the film. A tribble ornament with sound and motion is the Classic Trek offering, and representing Star Trek: Discovery is a Commander Saru and Michael Burnham ornament. Be sure to check out our unboxing video below!
The tribble ornament should be an instant fan favorite. The furry creature hangs from an elastic loop. A Velcro opening on the underside reveals a sound and motion box, which runs on the three included batteries. The tribble is small, about four inches in diameter. Just don’t let it near your quadrotriticale! The Hallmark Keepsake 2019 Tribble Ornament sells for $19.99 USD/$24.99 CAD.
40th Anniversary Motion Picture Enterprise
This year’s ship ornament is the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701 from Star Trek: The Motion Picture to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film’s release in 1979. The ship is made of plastic and looks very clean. As with almost all of the Hallmark ships, there is no stand; instead, a metal loop on the top near the rear of the saucer section works for hanging. It is packaged well, with a plastic molded insert to rest in, and a piece of foam to protect the nacelles.
The nacelles light up, and the 3 tiny button batteries are included. The registry number and “United Federation of Planets” are printed on both sides of each nacelle. “U.S.S. Enterprise” and “NCC-1701” are printed on the top front of the saucer section, and “Enterprise NCC-1701” is printed much smaller on the aft side of the saucer. On the bottom of the saucer there is a tiny “Enterprise” aft and a larger “NCC-1701” forward. There is no doubt what this ship’s name and registry are!
The paint job is subtle, with only some very pale green highlights/windows details, and a few fine red lines on the stardrive. The U.S.S. Enterprise 1701 Star Trek: The Motion Picture 2019 Keepsake Ornament retails for $32.99 USD/$43.99 CAD.
Commander Saru and Michael Burnham
Star Trek: Discovery receives its second Hallmark Keepsake Ornament in 2019. (The first was the U.S.S. Discovery in 2018). Commander Saru and Michael Burnham are posed on a pedestal base with Michael’s hand resting on Saru’s arm. Saru is holding Georgiou’s telescope case.
This ornament could stand on its own, or it can be hung by the metal loop over Saru’s left shoulder. I like the hanger design on this one, as it is mostly hidden in the back of the piece.
The artwork is very good. The likenesses of the characters are done well, and the intensity on Burnham’s face is pretty true to her season one demeanor. While there are no tiny deltas on the side panels of the uniforms or on the boots, I feel the detailing is enough for a small ornament. Saru’s eyes are a piercing blue and his alien look is only missing some nasty fingernails.
The ornament has Magic Sound, and batteries are included. Pressing the button on the base plays dialogue from the end of season one, when Burnham gave Saru Georgiou’s telescope. It’s a dramatic and emotional moment recreated in a five-inch figure.
The Commander Saru and Micheal Burnham 2019 Keepsake Ornament sells for $29.99USD/$38.99CAD.
All three ornaments are now available to purchase at Hallmark retail stores and Hallmark.com.
Convention Exclusive: TOS Mirror Mirror ISS Enterprise
A fourth ornament, the TOS Mirror Mirror ISS Enterprise ship, is a convention exclusive. Pricing is $40 and the run is limited to 3,475 units. The exclusive ornament will be available for purchase only at San Diego Comic-Con, Star Trek Las Vegas, and New York Comic Con.