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Saturday, 20 July 2019

Star Trek homewares round-up: Bottle stoppers and openers, stationary, and soap!

Got a gaggle of Star Trek stuff for practical and decorative use at home today, including pop-up cards, coasters, and even soap! But first, a whole new range of drink-accessories.

Revealed at this week's San Diego Comic Con, Factory Entertainment have been showing off a forthcoming range of Star Trek bottle stoppers and bottle openers. Figures.com got the following pictures. First up, there are two showy starship wine stoppers, the USS Enterprise and a Klingon D7. These, and everything else in this range, are described as "coming soon":


For a slightly more restrained but still distinctly Trek look, there's also a series of three TOS department insignia wine stoppers:


Along side these there's also a new range of Star Trek bottle openers. A mix of TOS and TNG designs, these are mostly prop reproductions, which is fun. Currently planned are a TNG combadge, TOS hand-phaser, and a Starfleet Academy insignia:


Also ready to serve a drink is RP Studio, who have a set of six starship coasters on the way this September. Coming from an imprint of novelty book and gift set makers Running Press, this appears to be a book of some sort, with the coasters (which are also magnets) built in. Here's the cover and blurb:
Pay tribute to some of the most iconic ships in Star Trek history with this deluxe coaster book featuring six 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" wooden coasters.

This one-of-a-kind gift book features some of the most iconic ships in Star Trek history, plus a set of six deluxe 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" wooden coasters. Each smartly designed spread is devoted to a different ship, with a set of embedded coasters that are magnetic, giving them dual purpose for both functionality and décor. A perfect gift for Star Trek fans and collectors, the six coasters include:

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
Romulan Bird-of-Prey, 23rd century
Klingon Bird-of-Prey, 23rd and 24th centuries
U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205
Borg Cube

Also on the way from RP Studio is a set of ten pop-up gift cards. They look pretty fun from the preview image:


For more extensive notes, the The Unemployed Philosophers Guild is the Star Trek Engineering Notebook, available since May. This is a Discovery themed release, including a fold-out section of prop diagrams:




Also new from the The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, possibly the punniest Star Trek product of the year, Jean-Luc Picard's Make It Soap. An Earl Grey scented bar of soap!


If you need a little light to admire yourself after a successful mission to the bath, then Bradford Exchange should have you sorted with their creative new lamp, which features a levitating and spinning TOS era Starfleet insignia. Nifty!


Finally, from Pyramid America, ready to welcome guests to your home, there's a new Discovery Starfleet Command styled coir doormat:




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