From what I'm reading, it's not a standard tribble. I have about 20 tribbles already, and none of them are providing this:
Definitely not a standard Tribble. Finally got something neat even though I pre-ordered from Best Buy just because it was easier. Still have to figure what the stats actually add up to, but any persistent bonus is better than none. And, I haven't even checked out the targ on my Klingon yet which was what I figured the best part of this would be.
And, to the OP. haven't seen a definitive answer, but the consensus seemed to be that the 500 pts was just temporary and wouldn't add to the cap. If so, not a big deal; otherwise, pretty good and equals one additional Admiral point.