The ‘Star Trek’ gift that passes on for 24 days.
Well that Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it is time for many to find out what to get their loved ones. Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. celebrate Saturnalia, the next few weeks will be a critical time for shopping.
If you’ve got someone in your life who needs a little Star Trek fun this year, this is the one for you Star Trek Borg Cube Advent Calendar. Available from the folks below Hero collector, the same company that makes the Trek collectibles collection, this is a huge gift with 24 different Trek gifts. Buy it once and your friend or loved one can unpack something for the 24 days leading up to Christmas.
To be clear, the cube itself is impressive. It looks like the intimidating ships from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” or even “Star Trek: Picard”. It’s so nice that some fans might actually consider leaving the cube unopened on a shelf. To understand the size of the cube, we took a picture of the box next to the old one Galoob die-cast Enterprise-D, which was already available in 1987.
The box itself is like a chest full of goodies. Divided into four sections, the person receiving this cube pulls out the sections at a time to open the small packages. Each gift is in its own box and in each box the Trek Swag is wrapped in tissue paper and comes with a small description card. When you really need to know what’s in each box, there’s a legend at the bottom of the cube that reveals each item.
Now we will tell you exactly what to expect in the first four days of the opening fun. Ideally, the recipient of this fantastic gift will start opening the boxes on December 1st, i.e. next Wednesday. Spoilers ahead!
The little card game contains photos of the cast of “The Original Series”. This is a fun item as it also comes with a little description card to explain that you can play cards, just like Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and McCoy (DeForest Kelley) in “A piece of action. “Perhaps the recipient can add a few new rules for”Fizzbin“, The fake game that Kirk invented on the planet.
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan fans will instantly recognize this pin as Admiral Kirk, who wished he had never given up this central space to train the next generation of Starfleet recruits. These pins go viral at Trek conventions as fans collect and trade them. If you are very quiet you may be able to hear this pin say “lights”. like Shatner in “Wrath of Khan”.
Who better to party with than Quark? There is probably no one in the galaxy better suited to hosting or hosting a special occasion than our favorite Ferengi. With “Deep Space Nine” a little off the beaten track, Hero Collector was kind enough to include a bottle cap from Quark’s Bar in Box # 3. This is suitable for any standard bottle on earth. Once opened, it can be used for multiple bottles without additional latinum strips.
Fans of “Star Trek: Picard”“Can see the face of Elnor, the space elf, in this impressive print. Actually, Elnor is a Romulan who grew up on the planet Vashti by the sisterhood of Qowat Milat. The picture of Elnor (Evan Evagora) At Waschti is included in the Borg cube as a gift for day # 4. This print is great for hanging on your wall with other Trek posters, or even for framing an office.
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