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*Official* Hallmark Star Wars Ornaments Discussion

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Dal--Intrepid, Jul 7, 2003.

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  1. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

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    I went through the old threads and couldn't find a Hallmark discussion thread. If there is one, I missed it, so feel free to lock this and direct me towards it.


    I happened to stop by a Hallmark shop today and they had already started putting out the new season of ornaments. I was told that they are not allowed to sell them until July 12th though. I think one of the local Hallmarks around here is having a 'midnight madness' sort of opening for the new ornaments. I've actually been to one with my wife. You think Toys 'r Us Midnight Madness was bad - try fighting off a bunch of old ladies with canes and giant handbags. They're pretty rugged when they want to be.

    Anyway . . . I saw the new TIE Fighter and See-Threepio displayed. Apparently Padme and Yoda won't be out 'til October. But I have to say that C-3PO was beautiful. Whatever gold finish they used on it was incredible - it was nearly sparkling. This is quite possibly the best version of C-3PO in any small, action-figure sized form that I can remember seeing in person. The TIE Fighter was nice. It apparently has a sound feature, but it wasn't hooked up yet, so I couldn't hear it.

    I used to be really good about keeping up with the ornaments. I passed on all the mini ones, but I had all the regular size ones up until last year. For some reason, I started slacking. I think I was trying to wait until after Christmas for the 50% off sale last year and I just never made it. That's a shame because I really liked the Death Star. Fortunately you can usually find them on ebay for less than retail, so hopefully I'll get caught up soon.
     
  2. Darthvaderocks06

    Darthvaderocks06 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I have Darth, Luke(bespin), yoda, x wing, r2, & c3-po. I didn't get last year's - they sold out too quick.
     
  3. Meriwyn

    Meriwyn Former RSA star 4

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    I have a ton of these things...LOL. I have all the character ones they've put out and most of the mini-sets. They're fun!
     
  4. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I am a Hallmark collector myself and have most of the ornaments that have come out over the years. I will be heading to by local
    Hallmark store this weekend to pick up the new arrivals...
     
  5. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    They don't sell these overseas (at least not on the official website), but with the help of a good friend in the US I mnaged to get Jango and Jango's Slave I prior to Christmas, and he later found Boba on Ebay.
    Happiness..
     
  6. robertyodarugenstein

    robertyodarugenstein Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hallmark is starting to become like Hasbro by making doubles of past ornaments. Last year we had a Jedi Luke and a a couple of years ago we had a Bespin Luke which to me is fine. But when they released there second Vader in the line I was kinda disapointed. And this year we get our second Yoda. There are a lot of good ones left to be made. Lando still needs to be made, along with Mace,The Emperor, and a Ewok.
     
  7. buster726

    buster726 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I have ALL of them. Meri seems like we collect the same things. MR, Ornaments do you collect 12"?
     
  8. JediOverlord

    JediOverlord Jedi Knight star 5

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    There's supposed to be a set of Clonetrooper ornaments coming out this year. I'm definetly getting those. Last year,I got Obi-Wan,Jango Fett,Darth Vader,and the Death Star. I also got ones from previous years,like the talking Darth Vader,Darth Maul,and some of the mini-sets. I always know where they are kept,with the Christmas stuff.
     
  9. PhantomMenace

    PhantomMenace Jedi Knight star 5

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    I've never been to thrilled about these....they've just don't really appeal to me. However, maybe these new ones will change my mind. :)
     
  10. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

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    The talking Darth Vader is always the biggest hit at Christmas for visitors to our home. We keep our tree on a timer and sometimes it would come on while people were there. When the light comes on, Vader starts talking, and everyone always gets a kick out of it when they realize what it is.
     
  11. Meriwyn

    Meriwyn Former RSA star 4

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    RJ, I have some 12" figures but only the ones of my favorite characters. I'm into LEGO's too...LOL.
     
  12. jango_joe

    jango_joe Jedi Padawan star 4

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    last year I got the new Vader, Jedi Luke, Jango, Obi wan, And the slave one, I think the likeness on all of them are amazing. :)
     
  13. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I've got the Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, and N-1 Starfighter.


    They're pretty cool!
     
  14. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

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    I really liked the detail on some of the ornaments - particularly Darth Maul, Boba Fett, and Chewbacca.

    I kinda thought they blew a good opportunity with the Queen Amidala ornament when they didn't make it electronic so the bottom of the dress would light up.

    My dream ornament is the Emperor sitting on his throne. It would electronic with a glowing face and a few lit buttons on his chair. Then it would somehow spin slowly.
     
  15. JediJunkie247

    JediJunkie247 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Alas, I have but one Star Wars ornament. A friend of ours gave me the AOTC Obi-Wan ornament at aour Christmas party last year. Pretty neat though.
     
  16. buster726

    buster726 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    My ornaments one of my favorite parts of my collection. I bought a 3' christmas tree and have all the ornaments on it. 2 of them talki so you hear dueling voices everytime its plugged in.

    EDIT: found pic [link=http://public.fotki.com/buster726/my_collection/im000697.html]ornaments[/link]
     
  17. Darthvaderocks06

    Darthvaderocks06 Jedi Padawan star 4

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  18. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

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    Do you keep your tree out year-round or do you just set it out for the holidays?
     
  19. buster726

    buster726 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    My tree has been up constantly for 2 years.
     
  20. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I had a SW tree up for a while but I ran out of display space so I only put it up in December...
     
  21. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

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    My wife has suggested I have my own Star Wars tree. I think she's getting tired of my ornaments wreaking havoc on the Santas and the angels. :p
     
  22. robertyodarugenstein

    robertyodarugenstein Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Same here. 2 years ago my wife started to complain that the Star Wars ornaments where taking over the tree. So she made me go out and get a second tree to put up in my room. But I still get to put half on the big tree.
     
  23. buster726

    buster726 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Forget all that X-mas stuff I get my own place there will be a 7 foot tree w/ only sw ornaments on all the time. you want santa I got an c3po for that.
     
  24. DARTHVADER_ANAKIN

    DARTHVADER_ANAKIN Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I have Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Episode VI, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode II, Jango Fett, and Anakin (Podracing).
     
  25. MysterySith

    MysterySith MEPA Founder/Advisor FF NYC, NY star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This past Christmas I decorated my Girlfriends Tree with my ornaments. The Death Star and Darth Vader drove everyone(but me) crazy. She would not let me put them all on though. lol :)
     
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