I have contacted Star Alliance member airlines and they have given me stuff. Of course, it was for a project. If you look at my signature, you can see how many Star Alliance member airlines I have contacted (some are Star Alliance related) (btw u can add TAP, ANA, Air New Zealand, and hopefully SWISS). The only things I got from the Star Alliance are cell phone charms from Asiana and a Star Alliance 10-year anniversary pin
I got a US/Star Alliance pin from a US Baggage Officer in ORF (not part of proj.) You can see my profile which will show you a link to my project website.
BTW, Star Alliance directly will not give anything away. I tried like 2 times lol.
I have never seen a Star Alliance lanyard, just pins