Collector’s Corner: New Star Trek Kitchen Items from Westland Giftware

Westland Giftware continues its line of useable Star Trek items in 2012 with four new offerings.

The first is a 10” Captain Kirk Cookie Jar, a companion piece to the previous released Spock jar.

Captain Kirk Cookie Jar

Last year, Westland Giftware premiered three 4.5” coffee mugs with unique delta insignia handles of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy. Now, the line continues with Scotty and Uhura being added to the mix.

Uhura & Scotty Coffee Mugs

Finally, there will be a Delta Command Insignia Salt and Pepper Shaker. At 4.25”, the two shakers will join together via a magnet to create Starfleet’s most famous symbol.

Star Trek Salt & Pepper Shakers

All of these items are expected to be available during the first quarter of 2012.

Visit Westland Giftware for more information.

Maria Jose and John Tenuto are both sociology professors at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, specializing in popular culture and subculture studies. The Tenutos have conducted extensive research on Star Trek’s history, and have been invited to present at venues such as Creation Conventions, ReedPOP’s official Star Trek 50th Anniversary Convention, the St. Louis Science Center, and to the towns of Riverside, Iowa (future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk) and Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. They have appeared in episodes of the Netflix TV show “The Toys that Made Us” and in the Decades Network documentary “Through the Decades: Star Wars 40th Anniversary.” They’ve written for the official Star Trek Magazine and their research has been featured on BBC Radio, WGN News, CBS News, and in the USA Today and WIRED Magazine.

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