It’s that time of year again, when Hallmark’s annual Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments are revealed to the world!
We’ve known about Hallmark’s plan to release a USS Franklin Keepsake Ornament — the featured starship from last summer’s Star Trek Beyond — for quite a while, but the company now has high-resolution images of this upcoming addition to the fleet available ahead of the July 15 release date.
Crafted by artist Jake Angell, the Franklin ornament also features internal lighting to both the bridge window and warp nacelles:
Discovered half-buried on an alien world more than a century after its launch from Earth, the U.S.S. Franklin proved its worth to Captain Kirk and the stranded crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in 2016’s STAR TREK BEYOND™. This Christmas ornament brings the ship to life with handcrafted detailing and lighting effect.
The USS Franklin Keepsake Ornament will be available from Hallmark on July 15 for $32.95.
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Accompanying the Franklin is this new Jean-Luc Picard and Data Star Trek: The Next Generation talking ornament, featuring both characters in their television-era looks aboard the Enterprise-D.
A Christmas ornament that captures the essence of operations aboard the bridge of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D with Captain Jean-Luc Picard at the helm? Make it so! Fans of STAR TREK: The Next Generation™ won’t want to miss this cool decoration that also features beloved android Lieutenant Commander Data and dialogue from the show.
The Picard-Data Keepsake Ornament will be available from Hallmark on July 15 for $29.95.
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Hallmark isn’t stopping with their annual ornaments! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the company is expanding their Trek itty bittys line — previously just featuring the Original Series crew — to take on TNG as well.
Coming August 19, Hallmark.com will feature an online exclusive Geordi / Data plush doll two-pack featuring both characters together:
As chief engineer of the U.S.S. Enterprise in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION™, Geordi La Forge quickly became a much-loved character with his endearing personality and unwavering perseverance. Wearing his signature VISOR™—a device used to provide him with a sense of sight beyond human capability—this cool plush character is a must-have for fans of all ages.
Affable android Data struggles to become more human but finds most emotions incomprehensible in the sci-fi adventure series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION™. Fans won’t have any trouble identifying how much they love this cute plush version of Data as he joins the ranks of Hallmark’s itty bittys® plush lineup.
Both are also listed for separate purchase at $6.36 each at Hallmark’s site now.
They’ll also be offering a wild Picard / Worf two-pack, which comes with a plush Enterprise-D as well!
This three-piece plush set will be a Hallmark Store exclusive, so if you’re interested in this neat release be sure to find a store in your area to inquire about availability.
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Finally, as with last year’s 50th Anniversary Enterprise NCC-1701, Hallmark has announced a convention-exclusive ornament for the 2017 season: a battle-damaged Enterprise-C.
U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701-C, a Keepsake Ornament inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” depicts the iconic starship with a battle-damage paint scheme as it appeared on screen. This repaint of a 2015 Keepsake Ornament has a total production run of 3,325 and sales will be limited to 225 per day.
This ornament will be exclusively available at Comic-Con International (San Diego, July 20-23), the Official 2017 Star Trek Convention (Las Vegas, August 2-6), and New York Comic Con (October 5-8).
— TrekCore (@TrekCore) September 3, 2016
This will be Hallmark’s first time attending the annual Las Vegas Trek convention; many fans were disappointed after the company limited its attendance to September’s Mission New York convention last year – so it’s nice to see that they’ll be trekking out to Vegas this summer.
Stay tuned for more Star Trek news as it happens!