The 2013 Hallmark ornaments are just now in stores, but early versions of the 2014 ornaments are already on display at their booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion at San Diego Comic-Con – and at StarWars.com.
If you’re into that whole Christmas ornaments thing, you probably already know that today is the day that Hallmark’s ornaments (including but not limited to the Star Wars ones) are in stores beginning today. If you weren’t aware… Head out to the store! Remember that the Boushh one is limited edition, so if you want it, pick it up now!
And don’t forget about the NYCC/SDCC-exclusive rancor!
UPDATE: And here’s a limited edition Boushh that you only have to travel as far as your local Hallmark store to get! (Granted, the limited editions still sell out quickly.)
Sure, it’s a little fuzzy, but you get the idea… And there’s a distinct Return of the Jedi vibe, fitting with this year being the movie’s 30th. We’ll get a closer look when the new ornaments go live on Hallmark’s site. And as for the event exclusive for SDCC and NYCC? It’s the rancor!
Thanks to Rach for the picture, and we’ll let you know when Hallmark takes it all up for public viewing.
Art prints. The fourth set of art prints was revealed yesterday, including works by Joe Corroney, Doug Wheatley and Erik Maell, left. There’s one more reveal to go.
Disney World. Still no word on any official events at the park, but Disney is offering special pricing for Celebration attendees.
Exclusives. Hallmark fans will want to pick up the Obi-Wan Kenobi & Ponda Baba 3-pack in Orlando. 3-pack! Get it?
This year’s Dreambook is up and running for us mere mortals, and with it your best look at this years selections – at least until Hallmark upgrades their website with a zoom feature or (more likely) they make their debut in stores this summer.
And we wouldn’t dare forget the Darth Vader peekbuster, though we’ll try our darndest to keep him away from Santa Maul… I mean, seriously:
Surprise your gift sleuth with one of nine alert messages from Darth Vader on this motion-sensing ornament.
Whoever came up with that has no pets, clearly.
In a clip from The People vs. George Lucas, which comes to DVD next week, A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz opines on the prequel trilogy. He’s not a fan, but you probably knew that.
Live-action. I’ve been rolling my eyes at the inevitable wave of ‘what about the live-action show!?!’ whine that inevitably accompany any news of other TV projects, so those folks can feel free to take it to io9, where Charlie Jane Anders’ tells you what she wants from the live-action Star Wars and Star Trek TV shows.
Merchandise. Hallmark’s Star Wars exclusive ornaments are fast sellers at conventions, shocking… absolutely no one. Next year’s regular ornaments will be TIE Interceptor, Han on Taun taun, General Grievous, Darth Maul, and a Lego Stormtrooper.
People Mark Hamill says goodbye to the Joker. At least until they make another video game…
It’s been a while since we’ve had any releases at all, but this week thankfully bring a few! First off, on Tuesday, you pick up the Robot Chicken: Star Wars III DVD or Blu-Ray. Hilarity we haven’t seen since Robot Chicken: Star Wars II! io9 catches up with creator Matt Senreich on why there’s no Robot Chicken Star Trek and gets an exclusive deleted scene about Princess Leia.
If you’re a fantasy fan, there’s also A Dance with Dragons, the long-awaited fifth volume of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. (You know, the one that began with Game if Thrones Which is now an HBO series? Yeah.) But more on that later.?
Meanwhile, there’s an actual comic in stores on Wednesday. A new storyline launches with Invasion: Revelations #1.
And come Saturday, it’s also time for the annual summertime wish-it-were-cooler tradition of the Hallmark Ornaments Premiere Weekend.