Okay, all (well, most of) the new Hallmark Keepsake Christmas ornaments, not just the Star Wars ones are available for purchase today, but whatever. Quibbles. Brave the rush to pick up the ‘The Rise of Lord Vader’ (FrankenVader from the end of Revenge of the Sith,) a scout trooper, the cantina band and/or a LEGO Boba Fett.
A Santa Yoda Peekbuster won’t be available until October, because Hallmark, just like Santa Maul, wants you to hone your rage. (Where is my Santa Maul ornament, Hallmark? Even the LEGO version would be acceptable.)
We first saw the 2014 ornaments nearly a year ago, at SDCC, which means our first look at the next crop is right around the corner.
We already knew what this year’s Star Wars Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments would be, but the official Dream Book is online now. (Star Wars is on page 77.) The standard ornaments are The Rise of Lord Vader, Scout Trooper, the Sandcrawler, LEGO Boba Fett and the Cantina Band. There’s also a motion-detecting Santa Yoda peekbuster, and a Wampa figure that will only be available at San Diego Comic Con.
Head below the cut to see this year’s page in the Dream Book. Continue reading
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!
We got a look at them earlier, but now that the 2013 Keepsake Ornament Dream Book is live so you can zoom to your heart’s content. The Star Wars stuff lives on page 70.
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.)
Well, this is a random choice: Hallmark is offering a Momaw Nadon (ak Hammerhead) ornament as a limited-quanity offering.
Like the other new Keepsake Ornaments, this will be available in Hallmark stores beginning on July 14. Be sure to get there ASAP if you want Momaw, though: I hear these go fast.
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.
The Star Wars offerings: TIE Interceptor, Darth Maul, General Grievous, Han Solo on a tauntaun and two with a LEGO-theme, Stormtrooper and Vader.
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.
You can browse the whole catalog either as a PDF or via category. And hey, there’s a certain time-traveling 80′s supercar…
Big thanks to Rach, who grabbed this screencap from the Keepsake catalog. (Hallmark’s horrible web interface for it is currently locked to members.) We’ll have a closer look later when it goes live for all, but this should give you a pretty good idea.
It’s May, and as always, Hallmark’s 2011 Dreambook is out. The ornaments were on display at Celebration, but for those of us who weren’t there or somehow completely missed the Hallmark booth, this is the first look.
Come July 16, you can pick up Jedi Master Yoda, Slave I, LEGO Darth Vader and the ever-controversial Showdown at the Cantina, featuring audio from the DVD edition. A fifth ornament, Bossk, will be available during the Keepsake Ornament Premiere.
Other familiar franchises you can deck your trees with this year include Star Trek, Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, Pirates of the Caribbean, several superheroes and… Twilight.
All these ornaments will be available only in Hallmark stores.
The Hallmark Ornaments blog reports that Bossk and the Golden Snitch will be some of Hallmark’s limited quantity ornaments. They’ll be released for July 16 for the Keepsake Ornament Premiere. The pictures are
a bit fuzzy, but you get the idea!
UPDATE: Check out the full set of ornaments.
TheForce.Net has word of some exclusive and limited edition Hallmark ornaments. (Scroll past the part where they meant to link to our original 2009 Hallmark post.) The first two are a Shock Trooper and Shadow Trooper two pack available only at Comic-Con. Greedo is the limited edition: You’ll have to head into your local store for the Keepsake Ornament Premiere Weekend on July 11th and 12th to nab him. Who shots first is entirely up to you.