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2020 Sneak Peek: Barbie

Ballerina Barbie
Barbie Ornament

In addition to the four 2020 Barbie designs that were revealed at the National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention last August, Hallmark has released another image of an upcoming Barbie Keepsake Ornament.

Leap into the new year with this sneak peek of Ballerina Barbie. Available at Ornament Debut 2020 on Hallmark.com or in your local Hallmark Gold Crown store.

January 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Reveal: 2019 World Series Keepsake Ornament

Washington Nationals™
2019 World Series™ Champions

Special Edition

Congratulations to the Washington Nationals™ for winning the 2019 World Series™!

The Nationals just won their first World Series title! Remember the home runs, the leaping catches, and all the heroics of Washington’s 2019 World Series championship, but don’t wait long—supplies are limited.


PREORDER NOW
Available at participating Hallmark Gold Crown Stores and on Hallmark.com

October 30th, 2019|0 Comments

2020 Sneak Peek: New York Comic Con (Pop Culture)

In conjunction with New York Comic Con, Hallmark provided a sneak peek of some of the pop culture ornaments that will be released in 2020. Amongst the designs shown were (13 previously divulged images and 26 newly revealed pictures.)


Star Wars™

Peter Mayhew and Carrie Fisher
Star Wars™

Force Choke
Star Wars™: A New Hope™

Luke Skywalker’s Rebel Pilot Helmet
Star Wars™

X-wing Fighter™ and TIE Fighter™
Star Wars™
Set of two.

Imperial AT-AT Walker™
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™

X-wing Fighter™ 
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™

Yoda™
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™

Luke Skywalker™ and Darth Vader™
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™
Set of two.

BB-8™
Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™

Han Solo™
LEGO® Star Wars™

Chewbacca™
LEGO® Star Wars™


STAR TREK™

U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701 Tree Topper
STAR TREK™ Collection

Captain Kirk
STAR TREK™ Collection
Storytellers

Security Chief Sulu
STAR TREK™ Collection
Storytellers

Lt. Uhura
STAR TREK™ Collection
Storytellers


Harry Potter™

Albus Dumbledore™
Harry Potter™ Collection
Storytellers

Rubeus Hagrid™
Harry Potter™ Collection
Storytellers

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™

Hagrid’s Hut
Harry Potter™


Marvel

Captain America

Ant-Man

Groot
Guardians of the Galaxy


DC Comics

BATMAN
Batman the Animated series

1966 Batmobile

Harley Quinn
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Hall of Justice

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Guitar

Aquaman and Storm

LEGO® Superman™


Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sally
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Santa Claus
The Nightmare Before Christmas


Transformers™


Arcade Game


Jurassic Park™


JAWS

Autobot Jazz™
Transformers™

Joust

Blue Raptor
LEGO® Jurassic Park™

Great White


The Golden Girls


FRIENDS

Rose Nylund
The Golden Girls

The Central Perk Couch
FRIENDS

October 3rd, 2019|2 Comments

2020 Sneak Peek: The Official STAR TREK™ Convention: Las Vegas


Hallmark Unveils 2020 ‘Trek’ Ornaments and More at STLV

See what ‘Trek’ ornaments and other decorative figurines are on the way from Hallmark.

There were revelations and giveaways aplenty during the brilliantly named “Is There in Truth No Keepsakes?” Hallmark and Star Trek Product Panel on Saturday morning at Star Trek Las Vegas. Hallmark’s licensing Creative Manager Christine Taylor and Senior Writer Kevin Dilmore provided fans with an exclusive first look at four Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments from Hallmark’s 2020 line. Hallmark is going all out, as 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of their Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments.

Captain Kirk
STAR TREK™ Collection
Storytellers

Security Chief Sulu
STAR TREK™ Collection
Storytellers

Lt. Uhura
STAR TREK™ Collection
Storytellers

The Star Trek Storytellers Keepsake Ornament Series will launch with Captain Kirk, Security Chief Sulu, and Lt. Uhura as seen in the TOS episode, “Mirror, Mirror.” Each ornament will feature sound from TOS and bases that light when the characters speak. Further, each character-themed ornament tells its own storylines from the episode, and when connected together to a Keepsake Power Cord, they build to a bigger part of the story, each playing off scenes with one another.


U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701 Tree Topper
STAR TREK™ Collection

Fans were also wowed by the fourth 2020 ornament revelation. The U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper lights up and plays the TOS opening monologue, main theme and closing theme. When it’s paired with the characters in the Storyteller Series, the Tree Topper reacts by building a bigger storyline with coordinating sound effects and lights. Taylor and Dilmore also announced that they should expect additional coordinating Star Trek Storytellers Ornaments in the 2021 collection.

By STARTREK.COM Staff

Reprint of: “Hallmark Unveils 2020 ‘Trek’ Ornaments and More at STLV”

August 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

2020 Sneak Peek: National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention

In conjunction with the National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention (NBDCC), Hallmark once again provided an advance screening of the Barbie Keepsake Ornaments that will be released later this year and a Sneak Peek of the dolls that next years line will be based on. Amongst the 2020 designs that were reveled were:

Violette™
Barbie® Doll

Red, White ‘n Warm™
Barbie® Doll

Day-to-Night™
Barbie® Doll

Shoe-sational!
Barbie™ Ornament

August 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Jeep used as Model for 2019 Hallmark Ornament

Bill Heins of Lyon County, Kansas is a Jeep fanatic.

1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
25th in the All-American Trucks series.

He has five of them in working order and several more that are in parts. Now, he has one that’s much smaller — small enough to hang on a Christmas tree.

One of his Jeeps was used to as a model for a 2019 Hallmark Christmas ornament.

Heins got in touch with Hallmark after a friend of his, Mike Starkebaum of Topeka, learned that Hallmark was looking for a stock Jeep Scrambler to model an ornament after.

“Mike knew mine was 100 percent stock,” Heins said. “So he contacted me.”

It had the dimensions Hallmark was looking for in a model.

They arranged a day for Heins to drop off his Jeep at Starkebaum’s store, 4×4 Land, so some representatives from Hallmark could come down and get the vehicle’s specs.

Heins dropped his vehicle and went to run another errand in Topeka. When he came back, the Hallmark representatives had been and gone.

Though the ornament was just released July 13, all this happened quite a long time ago. Hallmark ornaments are planned at least 18 months before they come out, as Heins learned when his Jeep became one.

Heins is honored to have something based on his Jeep hanging on Christmas trees all across the nation this coming holiday season. He’s especially honored to be able to gain recognition for Scramblers such as his and further the cause for such vehicles.

“Just to have a Scrambler ornament was quite a privilege,” he said.

Heins is a member of the Scrambler Owners’ Association, a national group open to those who own Scramblers, which were only built from 1981 to 1986.

Three of Heins’ Jeeps are Scramblers.

“When you’re wanting to see something preserved, you try to take the opportunities to allow it to happen,” he said.


Bill Heins of Lyon County, Kansas (right) stands with Steve Farley, Hallmark President of Retail Business in front of Heins’ Jeep Scrambler.

When the ornaments were released to the public for purchase, Heins was invited up to a Hallmark store in the Kansas City area, where the company is headquartered.

“The manager is a Jeep person and had found out about my involvement,” he said.

The manager, Misty Heitman, wanted to have one of the vehicles at her shop to draw attention to the ornament reveal and to let shoppers get a good look at it before buying a miniature version.

Heins agreed to drive up to the shop, purchase a few of the Jeep ornaments, and show people his Scrambler. Another friend who owns a similar Jeep also attended.

“We believe in preserving the Scrambler Jeep and this is just a small way to make sure it happens,” he said.

The ornament is part of a series Hallmark has been creating each Christmas for years, based on vehicles.

According to Heins, the 2019 ornament is the first one the company has ever made that was based on a Scrambler.

It is white with a Christmas tree and a large, wrapped present in the bed of the truck.


A Jeep Scrambler belonging to Bill Heins was used as the model for the 2019 Hallmark Christmas Ornament.

The ornament differs from Heins’ Jeep in some ways. Heins’ Scrambler is brown, for one thing. But it’s the preservation of the Scrambler that counts, as far as he’s concerned.

“Mine was just a small part of it,” he said.

The ornaments are currently available for purchase in Hallmark stores around the country.

By Lydia Kautz [email protected]

Reprint of: “Lyon County man’s Jeep used as model for 2019 Hallmark ornament”

July 27th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Reveal: Holiday Barbie® Ornaments

The wait is over. Here she is! Inspired by the 2019 Holiday Barbie™ Doll, this Keepsake Ornament is the perfect way to celebrate the Barbie™ tradition of fabulous holiday fashions.

Barbie shines in an elegant gown with a red and white striped peppermint print and silvery sparkle detail. A beautiful bow adorns the gown’s shoulder and complements a dramatic red train. Her long, blonde hair is styled in waves with a chic side part, and silvery chandelier earrings complete the look.

Holiday Barbie™ Ornament
5th in the series.
Inspired by the 2018 Holiday Barbie™ Doll

July 24th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Reveal: Holiday Barbie™ Dolls

Here are pictures of the 2019 Holiday Barbie™ Dolls that inspired this year’s Holiday Barbie™ Ornaments.

Barbie shines in an elegant gown with a red and white striped peppermint print and silvery sparkle detail. A beautiful bow adorns the gown’s shoulder and complements a dramatic red train. Her long, blonde hair is styled in waves with a chic side part, and silvery chandelier earrings complete the look.

2019 Holiday Barbie™ Dolls

July 3rd, 2019|1 Comment