We’re Giving Away A Set of 16 Collectible Star Trek Pins!

A new line of limited edition Star Trek pins has been unveiled by FanSets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise. The first wave of sixteen character pins includes Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Mirror Spock, Captain Archer, a Klingon, Gorn, a Borg, Captain Picard, Riker, Data, Seven of Nine, Captain Sisko, Captain Janeway, Chakotay, Quark and a Klingon D-7.

Priced at $8.95 each, the line will soon expand to include several other characters from the Star Trek universe, along with iconic ships seen on television and in film. For more information, you can check out the press release below or visit FanSets.com.

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We’ve partnered with FanSets to give away one set of the original sixteen pins to a lucky TrekNews.net reader.


To enter, all you have to do is:

Tell us your favorite scene from an episode of any Star Trek series and what it means to you, in the comments section below. The scene must involve one of the characters listed above.


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PRESS RELEASE:

New Limited Edition Collectibles Company, FanSets, Launches Star TrekTM Pins with Innovative Designs and State-of-the-Art Technology

A Fan For Every Set and a Set For Every Fan

Denver, CO – June 13th, 2016 – The partners of a brand new limited-edition collectibles company called FanSets announced today the launch of their cutting-edge, highly anticipated business with their first license for the iconic Star Trek franchise. FanSets will produce limited edition pins and pin sets, with unique art and technology, designed to appeal to casual and serious collectors of the Star Trek franchise.

Pins featuring Star Trek ships, characters, actor autographs, sound effects and music as well as cutting-edge, patent pending Augmented Reality (AR) technology will be launched in 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi franchise. Highlights of the launch will include limited edition pins (fixed number production – destruction of molds after production run), general release pins (unlimited production number), exclusive membership club pins (only available to club members), high-quality construction and technology and original and impressive artwork and images.

The collectible pins, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will retail starting at $8.95. FanSets will produce pins from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: The Animated Series, feature films one through ten as well as pins celebrating the 50th anniversary and the special events planned during this celebration year. The limited edition collectible pins and pin sets will be available starting June of 2016 on FanSets official website at www.fansets.com where fans can also learn about coming events and products, a special membership club that will be coming later this year, and receive exclusive “members-only” pins and special savings.

FanSets will also have its special booth at conventions around the country including the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, Star Trek: Mission New YorkDestination Star Trek Europe in the UK and many other sci-fi/comic conventions around the U.S.  Fans and collectors will also be able to find the official Star Trek FanSets pins in specialty stores in the US, Canada and around the world.

FanSets is excited about launching their Augmented Reality (AR) pins later this year – an entirely new (and just massively cool) way to experience fan memorabilia. AR pins will each be associated with a particular 3-D image that can be viewed through a special Smartphone and tablet app. When particular pins are collected together, the app recreates a scene from the corresponding Star Trek TV show, movie or print media in glorious 3-D such as a space battle from the Star Trek universe. The app will feature light, sound effects and theme music with accompanying battle sounds. The music begins to play as a moveable portion of the pin is activated. AR pins have to be seen to be believed.

The partners behind FanSets have a rich history not only with Star Trek but fandom in general. Lew Halboth has 28 years of experience in the video game industry and has worked with some of the biggest names: Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. His personal collection stretches back into the 60s. John Garrison has served as Director of Operations for two businesses and has managed companies in web design, retail and software development. He is an avid collector of comics and collectibles. Dan Madsen has had a lifelong association with many sci-fi franchises including Star Trek and Star Wars. He founded the Official Star Trek Fan Club in 1979, relaunched the Official Star Wars Fan Club in 1987 and published the Star Trek Communicator magazine and Star Wars Insider magazine.  He has produced hundreds of exclusive collectibles for both of these legendary franchises for the last 30+ years.

“FanSets produces nothing less than the highest quality collectibles worthy of the fans,” said FanSets Partner Dan Madsen. “Each piece must be unique and of exceptional creative design and cutting edge technology at an affordable price. FanSets products will stand out from the crowd, and will be offered in both limited and unlimited sets.”

With limited edition pins, a huge variety of must-have collectibles and incredible new augmented reality technology, FanSets will soon be one of the most recognized names in sci-fi memorabilia. Stay tuned for further license announcements.

TM & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Lindsey Watson

    One of my favorite Trek scenes is from TNG’s “The Inner Light.” Picard (as elderly Kamin) gives his daughter advice that has returned to me throughout my life: “Seize the time, Meribor! Live NOW. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.”

  • Arthur

    My favorite is from Deep Space Nine, “Take Me Out To The Holodeck” when Worf says, “Death to the opposition.” So out of place for a baseball game which makes it great & funny!

  • Christian Larsen

    A favorite scene for me is from the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Body and Soul”. In this episode Seven of Nine is hiding the Doctor’s program inside her cybernetic implants in order to save his life, but unexpectedly, by doing so the Doctor has full control of Seven’s body. The entire episode is excellent, but the scenes where Seven is controlled by the Doctor are outstanding, particularly the cheesecake scene. This scene (and the entire episode in fact) is important to me because it is very light hearted and humorous, it highlights Jeri Ryan’s amazing talent unlike any other episode, and explores- although not explicitly- an area that Star Trek has largely left untouched but which is very relevant in today’s society, namely trans people and their representation in the media. I hope that going forward Star Trek can fully include the LGBT community in its cinematic universe.

  • Nytegaunt

    In “Generations” Picard, grieving, says to Troi:

    “Recently, I’ve become aware that there are fewer days ahead than there are behind. But I took some comfort that the family would go on, but now there’ll be no more Picards.”.

    While I personally, with five grandsons, have no worries about my name being carried on, the line about having more days past than future in this mortal coil enters my mind every day as it is, for me, a great truth. It pushes me to squeeze the most out of each of those days.

  • Division Claudia

    My favorite scene (which there are many of, let’s be honest), is the beginning of the episode “trouble with tribbles”, Captain Kirk asked Chekov how close they would get to the Klingons and Chekov answered: “1 parsec sir, close enough to smell them” and Mr.Spock was ( as always) telling him that this is illogical, that odors cannot travel through the vacuum of space, Chekov replied by telling him that he was just making a little joke and Spock said an extremely little one. I really enjoy this scene so much, because Chekov is one of my favorite characters & seeing him talking so much & Spock joking around in this scene made me really happy.
    As I’m talking about Chekov, I have to mention the death of Anton Yelchin (the “new” Chekov), which is really sad, may god bless him.

    • Hi Claudia! You’ve won the set of 16 Star Trek pins from our friends at FanSets! Please contact us by Monday July 4, 2016 at info @ treknews.net (without the spaces). Congratulations!

      • Division Claudia

        Thank you so much! I’m so happy!! Already sent the email 🙂

  • Crusso

    A favorite scene us when Spock surrenders command to McCoy after he thinks he killed Kirk in Amok Time. The absolute joy on his face when he turns around and sees Kirk alive. It really demonstrates the friendship and deep caring they have for each other. Truly wonderful.

  • Tim

    “There are four lights!”

    This scene where Picard holds true to what he believes as truth show us that we can stick to our guns in the face of everyone around us telling us we’re wrong.

  • Morgan

    One of my favourite TOS scenes is from Arena, particularly when Jim had to fashion a canon out of the minerals. For me it showed how intelligent and inventive he can be. Again, at the end when he refused to kill the gorn, despite it being so intent on killing him, was just so wonderful.

  • Rosie Selth

    I’ve always loved the very last scene of All Good Things when Picard joins the poker game. It really shows how close they have grown over the seven seasons and “You were always welcome” makes me cry every time I watch it.

  • BreezyBree

    One scene! That is tough with so much amazing Star Trek!

    Looking at the awesome pens (especially the Janeway, Chakotay and Seven pins!) I started to think about the episodes Scorpion 1 & 2 where we see how tough things are for Voyager entering Borg space and dealing with Species 8472. We are presented with a First Officer and Captain not agreeing on the action to take and then we get Chakotay’s parable about the fox and the scorpion: “…I couldn’t help it, said the scorpion. It’s my nature.” Such a reflective moment. It really made me think as a viewer. Such a great Season Three finale and Season Four premiere and certainly a memorable one!

  • Laura

    As a kid who had Star Trek: The Next Generation as her babysitter since she was four years old, Picard, Riker, Troi, and Crusher had been my role models of what kind of person I wanted to be when I grew up. When I was ten, I came into a situation of covering up for someone when they did something wrong – I let someone copy the answers to my homework. I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to lose them as a friend. After watching The Pegasus, where Riker reveals the truth and deals with the consequences for his action. I knew what I had to do and told the teacher about it because I felt so guilty… and also took the blame for letting it happen. The person stopped being my “friend” and it was devastating but as I looked back, I just don’t care to be friends with someone who did something wrong.

    Also, that episode had Captain Picard Day which I’ve celebrated since.

  • MrLurch

    Gorn vs. Kirk
    About as awesome as 60’s Sci-Fi can get.

  • Chris Johnson

    One of my absolute favorite scenes in Star Trek is the breakthrough scene in Darmok. As a person who loves language and etymology I really loved the discovery of this. It’s such a cool sci-fi concept to begin with, and they execute and act it perfectly.

  • Michael Wong

    It’s so hard to choose a favorite scene. Let me go with Archer’s speech in “Terra Prime.” “We are all explorers—driven to know what’s over the horizon, what’s beyond our own shores,” he says. I’m a planetary scientist because Star Trek inspired me to be an explorer.