• Hallmark Unveils Plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2011

      Hallmark announces its return to Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 20-24), providing 125,000 attendees access to Comic-Con-exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, a sneak peek of product for 2012 and visits with creators of popular Hallmark characters.
      During the convention, Hallmark will sell limited quantities of the following Keepsake Ornaments:

      • IG-88 and Dengar: This two-pack features the assassin droid IG-88 and Corellian mercenary Dengar from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™. IG-88 and Dengar are the third and fourth bounty hunters to become Keepsake Ornaments. Limited run of 1,000 sets.
      • Comic Book Guy: Wearing his own Comic-Con apparel, the Comic Book Guy from “The Simpsons” celebrates his 20th year as a popular cartoon character. This is the second year that “The Simpsons” has inspired an exclusive Keepsake Ornament for Comic-Con. Limited run of 1,000 Keepsake Ornaments.
      • Descending Upon Gotham: Batman swoops down from the dark heights of Gotham in this Keepsake Ornament. A repainted version of a 2009 Keepsake Ornament, the Caped Crusader wears a contemporary gray and black bat suit rather than the blue and gray one popularized in the 1960s. Limited run of 750 Keepsake Ornaments.

      “We are excited to participate in Comic-Con for the fourth year,” said Beth Dorr, associate merchandise manager for Keepsake Ornaments. “The convention gives us a great opportunity to meet and interact with some of our most passionate fans and reward them with exclusive opportunities and sneak peeks.”

      Visitors to Hallmark’s booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion will be able to view many of the new 2011 Keepsake Ornaments as well as get a sneak peek of what’s to come in 2012. They also can pick up a series of collectible buttons featuring Star Wars Keepsake Ornaments. The series will feature five designs, with a limited quantity of one design given away each day of Comic-Con.

      Throughout the convention, popular Hallmark characters hoops&yoyo™ will make visits to the Hallmark booth. Comic-Con attendees also will have the opportunity to engage with the creators of Hallmark characters, including Bob Holt and Mike Adair (hoops&yoyo), Peter Martin (Asteroid Andy) and John Wagner (Maxine).

      John Wagner’s feisty character Maxine, the self-appointed “Queen of Crabiness,” celebrates her 25th anniversary in 2011. Since 1986, she has appeared on millions of cards and thousands of books, as well as Keepsake Ornaments. On Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22, John Wagner will be on site to share the inspiration behind Maxine, discuss how he’s kept her character fresh for 25 years and answer questions. Hoops&yoyo creators Bob Holt and Mike Adair will sign autographs on Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23. Asteroid Andy’s creator Peter Martin will visit the booth on Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24.

      In addition to on-site Comic-Con activity, Hallmark will administer various product giveaways of some current Keepsake Ornaments as well as exclusive and signed products via Twitter (@HallmarkPR, #ComicCon, #SDCC) before and during the conference.

      For more information about Hallmark and the full line of 2011 Keepsake Ornaments, visit Hallmark.com/Keepsakes.
      Buy the hottest collectibles from: BigBadToyStore.com and BriansToys.com.


      Comments 1 Comment
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        I always see their booth at SDCC, and I've never noticed exclusives before. Is this new? Dengar and IG-88 are pretty cool, but they don't say "christmas" to me.
    • Recent Forum Posts

      JediTricks

      Transformers: Energon & Beyond

      Bland and unfinished, Hasbro? Noooooo

      JediTricks 5 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JediTricks

      40th Anniversary Collection fixes 6-inch Black Series Leia headsculpt

      First off, to clarify, the 40thAC is a subline of The Black Series, it is not a separate line.

      Now, if you'll note from Toy Fair in this

      JediTricks 5 Hours Ago Go to last post
      OC47151

      The Black Series 3 3/4" now a Walmart exclusive

      The next wave is OK. Ponda Baba and the sandtrooper are pretty cool. I have an extra proto Fett from the mail-away from a few years ago, and the tusken...well...

      OC47151 6 Hours Ago Go to last post
      DarkJedi5

      The Black Series 3 3/4" now a Walmart exclusive

      In looking at the photos from Toy Fair this weekend, I can't help but feel like this line is really the last priority for Hasbro these days. It seems

      DarkJedi5 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Star Wars Rebels - Season 3

      Forgot to post a reminder, but Disney reruns these fairly often.

      Very good Sabine-centric episode, I did NOT expect the decision at the

      Bel-Cam Jos 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      How is the weather by you today?

      Compared to the previous day, this is nothing (and where I live, there wasn't much damage). In the LA region, there were at least two confirmed deaths

      Bel-Cam Jos 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      How did you spend your Saturday?

      Awoke to the house at 58 degrees (that's what happens when reconstruction's going on, which includes open ceilings and no heater and a/c ). Out to

      Bel-Cam Jos 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Maradona

      RIP....The Official Dead Thread

      Another wrestler passes: "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff, 74. He beat the legendary Bruno Samartino in Madison Square Garden. Not many people

      Maradona 20 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Adam

      Transformers: Energon & Beyond

      Triggerhappy is all over Walgreens over here for some reason.

      That Velocitron set would be a homerun for me if Laser Prime had the red

      Adam 23 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      RIP....The Official Dead Thread

      Under her name, Norma McCorvey, most (including me) wouldn't know her historical notation, after she passed away at age 69. But as the "Roe"

      Bel-Cam Jos 1 Day Ago Go to last post
    Single Sign On provided by vBSSO