Is it too early to think about Christmas 2011? Most definitely not, especially if you’re the artists and other employees at Hallmark. They’re already deep into the next calendar year and are so far ahead that they’ve treated us to a gift we’re happy to pass on to you: a first look at some of Hallmark’s Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments for 2011 that will be on display this week at Comic-Con.
“Mirror, Mirror” – Sculpted by Valerie Shanks, this ornament depicts the unforgettable moment from The Original Series when the Mirror Universe Spock trapped Dr. McCoy in sickbay and forcibly engaged in a mind meld with the Enterprise medic. A press of a button on the bottom of the ornament produces a dialogue clip of Spock initiating the mind meld. The ornament stands 4 ¾ inches tall and is battery operated.
Mr. Spock – Anita Marra Rogers sculpted this Mr. Spock ornament, which is the second in the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series called Star Trek Legends. The Vulcan science officer is in his blue uniform shirt and consulting his trusty tricorder. The ornament is 4 ¼ inches high.
Romulan Bird of Prey – Lynn Norton, who has been responsible for nearly every Star Trek ship that Hallmark has transformed into a Keepsake Ornament since the U.S.S. Enterprise in 1991, sculpted this sleek and fierce Romulan Bird of Prey. Highlights include lights in the ship’s plasma torpedo launcher and an underside decorated with a colorful bird, from which the ship derives its name. The ornament is 4 ½ inches wide and is powered by batteries that are included.
All three ornaments will be available for sale starting in July 2011, during Keepsake Ornament Premiere Weekend at Hallmark Gold Crown stores across the country. Prices will be announced at a later date.
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