PDA

View Full Version : SW Hallmark Christmas Ornaments



TeeEye7
11-20-2001, 05:01 AM
These things have been sold out for weeks in my area. I'm on a waiting list for an R2 (the only one I want) and there's no telling when or if it will come in.

For those of you who collect these, are you experiencing the same problem?

JediTricks
11-20-2001, 09:38 AM
Not at all! My Hallmark store has a ton of the Star Wars and Trek ornaments, but I can't afford any of 'em. :( I'm hoping there will be a DS9 mega-ornament there at the after-xmas sale since $33 is a lot.

TeeEye7
11-21-2001, 04:36 AM
Looks like I'll have to hit up my in-laws in the Valley, JT, to supply the ol' Christmas tree with one.

We have a major SW scalper problem in my area, that's why I believe they disappear so quickly. I wish I could wait and buy an R2 ornament at an after-Christmas sale, but they'll be none around. However, I was able to get a second Qui-Gon at 50% off last year. There were a bunch left over last year. This year, though, all I have seen of the new ornaments is what is on the displays (except for the minis, which, I don't particularly card for). There's just no stock on hand.

When the Hallmark catalog came out, I was hoping the Queen's Starship was going to be cool. Bel-Cam Jos posted a while back that it looked disappointing to him....boy, was he ever right. It's sad looking. Save you money, folks.

ACPin
11-21-2001, 07:30 AM
I always buy the SW ornaments after the holidays. There's a lot of Hallmark stores that I can go to and never had a problem of getting any of the ornaments.

:crazed: Except for the Yoda ornament which I had to get early on and never saw one on sale.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-23-2001, 10:43 AM
Sorry to be right, TeeEye. I can see things before they happen; it's a collector's trait. :D

The R2 is great! The sounds are a recorded series of beeps and whistles that come on when you press his dome port. He's almost exactly the scale and size of an action figure. The 3 tiny ships set is okay. I passed on Jar-Jar and Anakin, as well as the 10-pieces of silver quality Queen's ship. I think you may be able to find more of these ones at after Christmas sales, this year.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
11-26-2001, 01:15 PM
A Hallmark store in my area has last year's assortment of Ornaments for 80% off the retail price. They have a pretty good selection, but no Star Wars or Star Trek stuff. However, I agree with those who want to wait until after Christmas to get them. Why pay an arm and a leg now when you can get it after Christmas for half the cost. :greedy:

LTBasker
12-01-2001, 12:49 AM
When the ornaments were first available I went down to Hallmark and put a whole set of the Trek and SW ornaments in lay-a-way, it kind of helps that way so you don't have to pay all at once. I didn't get the Q ornament, that thing is ugly. :p The Royal Starship actually looks great on the tree, especially with the Naboo Fighter ornament. :eek: The R2, I think since it's figure size, would be something good to pick up with an extra to put with the regular SW figures. It's got great detail, and the batteries inside go under it's dome, it's kind of like a COMMtech R2 but with a good recording and everything's built-in. A real plus on that one! Oh yeah, just in case anyone wants to know where the button is on it, the button is located on the back of the dome on the top behind the hook, it's disguised very well as just a normal astromech dome piece. :)

TeeEye7
12-10-2001, 04:15 AM
My wonderful little wife came home with the R2 ornament this evening! It's COOL!

B-CJ is right: it's a fun interactive piece. I don't know if it will make it on the tree or not. It's fun to play with!

I highly recommend getting your hands on one. I'll be looking for another when they go on sale....I just hope some are left!

JediTricks
12-10-2001, 09:11 AM
R2 is indeed slipping away, the closest Hallmark store in my area has sold them all, even the display. There's a ton of the rest of the SW and Trek ones, but R2 is getting popular (with good reason).

TeeEye7
12-11-2001, 04:47 AM
JT:

My wife picked my R2 up at a Long's Drug Store. I would advise those still looking for one to check alternative stores carrying Hallmark items like my wife did.

BTW, I'm still on the waiting list at my Hallmark store. :zzz:

Bel-Cam Jos
12-16-2001, 06:06 PM
I really like the SW ornaments with sound (Vader is my fave). The lights usually are a downer, i.e. Falcon, X-Wing, Vader's TIE, etc. Most of the non-electronic ones are so-so at best, with the exceptions of Bespin Luke, Maul, and Chewie (don't have that one). They are in these cramped-looking poses that rival some of Hasbro's worst for POTJ figs.

TeeEye7
12-18-2001, 06:21 AM
B-CJ:

The Chewbacca ornament is a must-have! The scale is correct in relation to the others, and the detail is great (the eyes are cool, expecially;) ). If only Hasbro had such attention to detail!

Hopefully you will find it along with the other figures on your AWOL list.......:)

Bel-Cam Jos
12-24-2001, 10:19 AM
He has so far been hiding from me, TeeEye!

What's on my Bel-Cam's Most Wanted List is something that I'm not even sure has been made yet: the ROJ lunch box. Not the ornament-sized one (which I haven't seen, either) but the maybe 1/2 size one, for about $10.95 or so. Anyone see this one? I have ANH and ESB, but not the third installment.

Obi-Don
12-30-2001, 09:11 AM
I love these.I to wish that Hasbro would make thier figures with such detail.

r2dee2
01-26-2002, 11:10 PM
I've just put up a SW ornaments page. If you collect the ornaments, would you please check out my page and see if my information is correct in a few areas.
1) Did a "small" lunchbox ornament come out for ROJ?......not the school days one.
2) I got a lot of Radko pics from the "old" Radko site, and after looking around ebay, I seem to be unsure of which ornaments were indeed released. If you have any of the Radko ornaments, I'd love to know what the "number" is on them so I can verify them to the appropriate ornament. Thanks for any help.....
SW Ornaments (http://www.twinsuntimes.com/toyforce/ornaments.htm)

dr_evazan22
02-13-2002, 10:01 PM
R2, you've got a great collection of ornaments there! I especially liked the Rawcliff of 3PO & Ewoks.
I have to say that the Hallmark R2-D2 is 10X better looking than any of the action figures that have been made- And it's got a sound chip! Since it was the same size as the action figure I've got it displayed w/ my figures.
I also use the Hallmark Queens Starship as a rearview mirror ornament. It's such a good looking design, I'm glad I get to look at it every day.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-14-2002, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by r2dee2
1) Did a "small" lunchbox ornament come out for ROJ?......not the school days one.

I don't think so. I haven't seen one yet, but then I missed the School Days version. I seem to recall that the ESB ornament came out last year, so that might mean 2002 will have the ROJ one.

I want to complete my set! Hallmark; help me out! :( :eek: ;)

Bel-Cam Jos
03-06-2002, 06:57 PM
I stumbled onto a website of a Hallmark shop in Delaware ("I'm in Delaware..." :D), and I am awaiting my ROJ School days replica lunchbox. Cost? $10.95 + $4 shipping. If I'd found it here in California at retail? $10.95 + 7.75% sales tax, so it's not too bad. I'll post the website only after I actually receive the item.

We'll see...

Bel-Cam Jos
03-13-2002, 06:54 PM
... here it is!
http://www.shopwithjean.com/lunchboxes.htm.

It's simply a Hallmark shop in Delaware, but I did in fact get mine yesterday. No damage, no extra charges. A good deal. I called them and made sure the item was in-stock, and the person actually remembered me from my e-mail request! Good customer service. Now I have all 3 lunchboxes and can relax... :zzz:

Jayspawn
03-13-2002, 10:45 PM
I really like the Star Wars ornaments. I always go to the store to look at them, I never have any problems finding them though. People usually get them for me for Christmas. So I don't usually pay for them.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-14-2002, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by Jayspawn
I really like the Star Wars ornaments. I always go to the store to look at them, I never have any problems finding them though. People usually get them for me for Christmas. So I don't usually pay for them.

So, you use Jedi mind tricks when you go into stores that commonly stock SW ornaments and "force" them (pun always intended) to buy them for you? Hmm. I'll have to consider that myself, this holiday time. :p
I also get them as gifts frequently, but if I want one I don't get, well, I have to break down and... get others customers to buy them for me! Yeah... :greedy: :D