Hallmark has revealed their 2014 Christmas ornament selections. Once again there are some cool Star Wars ones. One is a Yoda peakbuster ornament. This motion-activated ornament will catch peekers and snack seekers. Hear Yoda dish out wise warnings to stay away whenever he senses that peekers have come near. It’s 19.95 and will be available in October.
Hear it at Hallmark.com
The past three years the have released a LEGO Star Wars ornament. The 2014 character is Boba Fett. I know I’ll be picking him up in July. Boba Fett retails for $14.95
Rise of Lord Vader $19.95 Listen Darth Vader one of my favorite characters but they pick his worse dialogue from the entire saga for the sound chip. If it was just an ornament without sound I might get it. I just don’t think I’ll pay $19.95 for one I don’t want to listen to.
Cantina Band $34.95 Listen Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes star in this ornament. It’s cool and plays the cantina theme music. But expensive.
Sand Crawler $29.95 Listen and a Scout Trooper for $17.95
Godzilla $17.95 Listen And Godzilla I might get this one.
Alien $17.95 October
If you join Hallmarks rewards program they’ll send you e-mail notices of when the new ornaments are released plus coupons a few times a season. Many of these will be released on July 12-13.
I finally picked up this year’s LEGO Hallmark ornament. seeing how this year character is Yoda I couldn’t miss it. This is the third in the series. Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper were released previously. See Them in this post. The ornament retails for $14.95.
Hallmark ornaments are sold at Hallmark stores, Books A Million, and Kohls. If join Hallmarks rewards program they’ll send you e-mail notices of when the new ornaments are released plus coupons a few times a season. Hallmark has other Star Wars ornaments this year including Jabba, Jango Fett, and Ewoks.
I have an article today on theBrick Blogger. It covers various LEGO Christmas ornaments that are available this season. I updated and revised the Hallmark ornament information I posted here back in October. Plus I cover some ornaments made of and with LEGO bricks.
Christmas is in the air and many of us have LEGO Christmas is in the air and many of us have LEGO on our Christmas wish list or shopping lists. But how about using LEGO to decorate our trees? There are a few places you can find LEGO related ornaments and you can also make your own
See the theBrick Blogger for the full article.
My previous theBrickblogger Article
Bricks and Heroes on Brickblogger
Earlier I posted about Hallmark’s LEGO Star Wars Ornaments. I have a brief update. I went to a another Hallmark store today. They had the Stormtrooper ornament on display and the place where Darth Vader was suppose to be was empty. But the ornament was on the shelf!
So I looked at it. Box says dated 2011. There is a photo on the box and the shelf. It’s not the online computer generated image. The picture is of the same ornament from last year. He’s on a smaller brick than the trooper.
I asked the sale associate if it was new or last year backstock. She said he was new. Didn’t understand at first that it was out early. She checked after I left so it may not be out anymore. I was really hoping that it was last year’s backstock and that the November one would have the same size brick as the trooper. But It looks like it the same as before.
The ornaments are $14.95 each. Stormtrooper is available now. Darth Vader is due out in November. Or maybe now if you look.
No Hallmark Store near you?
Hallmark stores are not the only place to purchase these ornaments. Previous years Kohl’s, Books a Million, and Walgreens have carried Hallmark ornaments. Walgreen only carried a few and I’m not even sure I saw them there past couple years. Books a Million did not have them out yet. Kohl’s puts their Christmas out pretty earlier but I haven’t been there this season.
Behind the scenes.
A behind the scenes look. When I went to shoot the ornaments, my Darth Vader mini-fig was not handy so I grabbed another sith. I mention that because the same day I shot this Bricks and pics posted a pic of the same version of Darth Maul from the Jedi Duel set.
Update: During the SDCC coverage there was a hint at 2013 LEGO Ornament. In the background of a photo, there was a card showing a LEGO Yoda ornament so hopefully we’ll see him next year.
Update 2: Books a Million now has their Hallmark ornaments out. They do carry the LEGO Stormtrooper.
Hallmark stores have many of their Christmas Ornaments out now. There are more Star Wars Ornaments this year, Han on a tauntaun, a Darth Vader peek buster, Darth Maul, and more. They have a couple LEGO Star Wars ornaments as well a Stormtrooper and Darth Vader. I got the LEGO Stormtrooper. You may remember that LEGO Darth Vader was released last year. I asked a a sales associate about it. She said Darth Vader is same as last year but they are re-releasing it because they couldn’t meet demand last year. Vader is Due out in November.
The ornaments are really impressive. They are large and solid pieces. And are the quality product you would expect from a joint Hallmark, LEGO, and Lucasfilm project. The character is attached to a standard 2×4 brick featuring the LEGO and Star Wars logos.
Here is the 2012 Stormtrooper next to 2011 Darth Vader. The bottom of the brick is dated the year each ornament was released. The Stormtrooper is on a slightly larger brick. I don’t what date will be on the 2012 Darth Vader. Or if it will be made bigger to match the Trooper. The info from Hallmark’s site says
Guard each branch of your most villainous tree. With rifle in hand, this Stormtrooper Keepsake Ornament is ready for battle.
- 1.75″ x 3″ x 2″
Prepare your Christmas craft for the dark side of the holiday with Darth Vader. Deflect enemy ray gun bolts as you duel your way onto the naughty list this Christmas.
- 2.25″ x 3.25″ x 1.25″
If these are right then the 2012 Darth Vader will be taller than the Trooper. Maybe same size brick.
The Hallmark online pic looks like a render and not a product shot. Is that a 5×3 brick? I don’t think that is what the in store pic looked like. I try to visit a store and look at it again.
Here’s a scale shot with Vader ornament and Vader mini-fig. The ornament are bigger than mini-figs. A collection of these will look really cool.
The ornaments are $14.95 each. Darth Vader is due out in November. Stormtrooper is available now.