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Press Release: PopMinded by Hallmark Announces 2022 Event Exclusives

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® among items planned for fan gatherings later this year.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 20, 2022) – PopMinded by Hallmark will meet some of pop culture’s greatest fans later this year while attending two of the world’s largest fan-focused events – Comic-Con International and New York Comic Con. This is the first time since 2019 the company will be attending the events in person.

Since 2016, PopMinded has served as Hallmark’s way of celebrating fandom with gifts and collectibles created and curated with all fans in mind. PopMinded plans to continue Hallmark’s annual tradition of providing access to their ever-popular event-exclusive products.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs, itty bittys® plush characters, and other exclusives will be sold in limited quantities at these two events:

  • Comic-Con International San Diego, July 21-24
  • New York Comic Con, October 6-9

Limited Availability items include:

Gonk Droid™ and Mouse Droid™, Star Wars: A New Hope™ Keepsake Ornament set features a pair of droids first appearing in Star Wars: A New Hope™ that have proven popular and memorable with fans over more than 40 years. The Gonk Droid features sounds from the film, while the mouse droid is cast in metal. The ornament set is priced at $35 with a total production run of 3,000.

Time War Dalek, Doctor Who™ Keepsake Ornament – This gold-armored version of the iconic Doctor Who villain is depicted as Daleks in the Cult of Skaro appeared to challenge the Tenth Doctor. The exclusive ornament, which includes sound from the show, is priced at $30 with a total production run of 3,000.

Spider-Gwen, Marvel Comics Keepsake Ornament depicts the heroic alter ego of Gwen Stacy as she has appeared in alternate universes to fight crime in comics and animated stories. This ornament is priced at $25 with a total production run of 3,000.

Harry Potter™, Rubeus Hagrid™ & Luna Lovegood™, Harry Potter™ set of 3 Christmas Tree Ornaments. A trio of fan-favorite characters are styled to complement characters in Hallmark’s Harry Potter Mystery Ornament line. The exclusive three-pack is priced at $15 with a total production run of 1,500.

Professor Boggart Snape™, Harry Potter™ itty bittys® offers a stylized depiction of the iconic moment when Neville Longbottom conjures the idea of Snape in his grandmother’s clothes to defeat the boggart. It is priced at $10 with a total production run of 2,400.

The event exclusives will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the PopMinded booth when the convention opens each day. Sales permit one of each exclusive product to be sold per person, per transaction while supplies last.

Allotments will be divided evenly between the two conventions. Additionally, a small quantity of the three Keepsake Ornaments will be available for Keepsake Ornament Club Members to purchase. For more information on membership, go to hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornament-club.

The PopMinded booth will showcase upcoming products and sneak peeks from Hallmark’s full line of pop culture-themed products, and have select items from Hallmark’s core product lines available for purchase. Along with the tradition free exclusive buttons, handed out in limited quantities with a different design released each day of the convention.

Visit PopMinded.com/Events for details on how to purchase exclusives and learn about on-site activities planned for each event released closer to the date.

For more information about PopMinded by Hallmark and the products offered, visit PopMinded.com

Gonk Droid™ & Mouse Droid™
Star Wars: A New Hope™

Time War Dalek
Doctor Who™

Spider Gwen
Marvel Comics

Harry Potter™, Rubeus Hagrid™ & Luna Lovegood™
Harry Potter™

Professor Boggart Snape™
Harry Potter™
itty bittys®

June 20th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Sneak Peek: BATMAN

Batmobile™
THE BATMAN

In celebration of the Friday (March 4th) theatrical release of “THE BATMAN,” Hallmark has unmasked the iconic Batmobile™ from the new film, zooming into Hallmark Gold Crown stores at Ornament Premiere in July. By Orville Wilson!

March 4th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Sneak Peek & Double Take: Pop Culture (UPDATED)

Hallmark has shared a sneak peek of this year’s Spider-man Keepsake Ornament along with images of seven Pop Culture designs previously revealed  in conjunction with New York Comic-Con.


Transformers™


STAR TREK™

Optimus Prime™
Transformers™

Doctor Leonard McCoy
STAR TREK™ Mirror, Mirror Collection

Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott
STAR TREK™ Mirror, Mirror Collection


Star Wars™


Harry Potter™

Obi-Wan Kenobi™
Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith™
26th in the Star Wars™ series.

Quidditch Set
Harry Potter™


Super Heroes


FORTNITE

Miles Morales Spider-Man

Wonder Woman™ and the Lasso of Truth

Golden Loot Llama
FORTNITE

UPDATE (1.18.22) – Added Miles Morale Spider-Man and Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth.
UPDATE (1.19.22) – Added Obi-Wan Kenobi
UPDATE (01.20.22) – Added Quidditch Set.
UPDATE (01.21.22) – Added Golden Loot Llama
UPDATE (01.22.22) – Added Optimus Prime™

 

January 17th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 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 2022.


Transformers™


STAR TREK™

Optimus Prime™
Transformers™

Doctor Leonard McCoy
STAR TREK™ Mirror, Mirror Collection

Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott
STAR TREK™ Mirror, Mirror Collection


Star Wars™


Harry Potter™


DC Comics

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith™
26th in the Star Wars™ series.

Quidditch Set
Harry Potter™

Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth


FORTNITE

Golden Loot Llama
FORTNITE

October 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Press Release: PopMinded by Hallmark Announces 2021 Event Exclusives

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® among items planned to be sold online only this year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 28, 2021) – While PopMinded by Hallmark will not be attending fan conventions in 2021, a number of all-new exclusive collectibles and products inspired by favorite characters will be sold online to the nation’s pop-culture fans in conjunction with two conventions.

PopMinded, which debuted in 2016, is Hallmark’s way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and curated with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s annual tradition of providing access to their ever-popular event exclusive products.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs and itty bittys® plush characters will be sold in limited quantities ONLINE ONLY in conjuction with these two events:

  • Comic-Con International San Diego, July 23-25 as part of [email protected]
  • New York Comic Con, October 7-10

Additionally, small quantities of each of the three Keepsake Ornaments will be allotted for sale to Keepsake Ornament Club Members. For more information on membership, go to hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornament-club.

Limited availability items include:

Animated Boba Fett™, Star Wars™ Keepsake Ornament features the fearsome bounty hunter as he first appeared to Star Wars fans in the 1978 animated short, The Story of the Faithful Wookiee, now streaming on Disney+. The ornament is priced at $30 with a total production run of 3,700.

H.M.S. Bounty Klingon™ Bird-of-Prey, STAR TREK IV: The Voyage Home™ Keepsake Ornament celebrates the 35th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home™ in 1986. This metal Keepsake Ornament features the HMS Bounty paint stylings as seen in the film. The ornament is priced at $35 with a total production run of 3,750.

Ecto-1 and R.T.V., Ghostbusters: Afterlife™ Keepsake Ornament two-pack–of the iconic Ghostbusters’ work vehicle along with a Remote Trap Vehicle (RTV) mini-ornament–comes straight from this year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife™ feature film. The exclusive pair is priced at $30 with a total production run of 3,000.

Spider-Ham, MARVEL itty bittys® depicts the heroic alter ego of Peter Porker as seen in comics and animated stories. This plush character, which comes in a stylized comic-book blister package, is priced at $10 with a total production run of 2,000.

Gold Mario, Super Mario™ Ornament feature the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom arrives as an event-exclusive gold metal ornament. The exclusive is priced at $15 with a total production run of 2,000.

The exclusives will be sold on a first-come basis starting at Noon Eastern time (9 a.m. Pacific time) on the first day of each convention. Sales permit one of each exclusive product to be sold per person, per transaction while supplies last.

Allotments will be divided evenly between the two conventions. Additionally, small quantities of each of the three Keepsake Ornaments will be allotted for sale to Keepsake Ornament Club Members. For more information on membership, go to hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornament-club.

For details on how to purchase exclusives, visit PopMinded.com/Events and expect the PopMinded convention shop to return in-person, to a full line-up of events in 2022.

For more information about PopMinded by Hallmark and the products offered, visit PopMinded.com

Animated Boba Fett™
Star Wars™

H.M.S. Bounty Klingon™ Bird-of-Prey
STAR TREK™

Ecto-1 and R.T.V.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife™

SPIDER-HAM
MARVEL
itty bittys®

Mario™
Super Mario™

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

2021 Collection: Heroes and Villains

In celebration of National Superhero Day –a day to honor superheroes, both real and fictional– here is a review of the Super Hero ornaments included in the 2021 Keepsake Ornament line.


DC

The World’s Greatest Detective
BATMAN™

To the Batcave!
BATMAN™ The Classic TV Series

Peacemaker™
The Suicide Squad™

Wonder Woman™ LEGO®
DC Super Heroes™ Minifigure

Wonder Woman™
80th Anniversary

Superman™
Zack Snyder’s Justice League™

Catwoman™
BATMAN™ The Classic TV Series
Special Edition


MARVEL

In the Holiday Swing
Spider-Man

Guardians of the Galaxy Peek Buster

Captain America (Sam Wilson)
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Star-Lord
Guardians of the Galaxy

Spider-Man

Captain America
Avengers: Endgame

Loki

Deadpool

April 29th, 2021|0 Comments

Press Release: PopMinded by Hallmark will be participating in the online replacement for New York Comic Con

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® and PXL8 enamel pins among items planned

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 2, 2020) – UPDATE: PopMinded by Hallmark will be participating in the online replacement for New York Comic Con, Metaverse, taking place October 8-11. You can find the exhibitor page in the virtual exhibit hall with links to exclusives, as well as core product lines from Star Wars, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Marvel, Star Trek and many more.

As promised, this year’s event exclusives, first sold at [email protected] and later at the first installment of Metaverse, the remainder of the allotment of exclusives will be available during this October Metaverse event beginning on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11AM CDT.

In addition to the five 2020 event exclusives, Hallmark has a small amount of the 2019 event exclusive Harry Potter™ Sybill Trelawney™ itty bittys® that will be available for purchase.

PURCHASING INFORMATION

Click on the links below to purchase the exclusives on October 8, 2020 starting at 11AM CDT.

If you plan to purchase more than one the exclusive designs, visit Hallmark.com’s PopMinded page to select from the full assortment.

All event exclusives have limited availability while supplies last. Purchases are limited to one of each exclusive per person, per order.

For more information and updates go to PopMinded.com/events and follow @popminded on Instagram.

UPDATE (10.26.20 @ 9:00 AM CDT) – Added the three 2020 Comic Con Ornaments are now available for purchase on Hallmark.com.
UPDATE (10.26.20 @ 9:23 AM CDT) – Professor Boggart Snape is OUT OF STOCK.
UPDATE (10.26.20 @ 1:30 PM CDT) – Imperial Probe Droid™ is OUT OF STOCK.

Professor Boggart Snape™
Harry Potter™

Imperial Probe Droid™
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™

The Child™
Star Wars: The Mandalorian™
PXL8® Enamel Pin

Deadpool
MARVEL
itty bittys®

Sybill Trelawney™
Harry Potter™
itty bittys®

October 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Reminder: Event Exclusives Available at [email protected] Starting Tomorrow (UPDATED)

The Boggart Snape, Tribble, and The Imperial Probe Droid Event Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments along with the Deadpool itty bittys® and The Child-themed enamel pin go on sale tomorrow.

[email protected] PURCHASING INFORMATION

To purchase the exclusives during the [email protected] virtual event July 22-26, find the Popminded by Hallmark exhibitor page on the [email protected] website starting at 9am PDT Wednesday July 22.*

Click on: any of the exclusive products shown, then in the pop-up window,
Click on: the link titled ‘visit website’ to be taken to a special page on PopMinded.com for purchasing.

NOTE: Purchases are limited to one of each of the exclusives per transaction. The exclusive quantities will be first come, first serve. We will not have daily allocations for this event.

UPDATE (07.22.20 @ 9:00 AM PST) –  To purchase the exclusives go straight to: hallmark.com/popminded/
UPDATE (07.22.20 @ 9:06 AM PST) – Imperial Probe Droid is OUT OF STOCK.
UPDATE (07.22.20 @ 9:16 AM PST) – Professor Boggart Snape is OUT OF STOCK.
UPDATE (07.22.20 @ 9:31 AM PST) – “unfortunately there was an error. It was still early on west coast some people got in. Any and all duplicate orders were canceled. Still the demand was high. We are evaluating inventory levels and will notify if more are in stock soon.”**
UPDATE (07.22.20 @ 9:00 PM PST) – Tribble and The Child enamel pin are OUT OF STOCK.
UPDATE (07.23.20 @ 8:34 PM PST) – “…we hope to have an answer tomorrow about additional inventory available for [email protected]”***
UPDATE (07.24.20 @ 1:26 PM PST) – “Thank you for your patience as we took time to investigate what happened this week during [email protected] and evaluate our inventory. We do have additional inventory of the Probe Droid that we will sell in conjunction to the recently announced Metaverse on August 13th. In addition, we are planning to run more inventory this fall to meet the overwhelming demands due to conventions moving online this year while keeping quantities limited to maintain the collectability of an exclusive. Stay tuned for specific announcements regarding time of release, and a direct link for purchase.”****
UPDATE (10.07.20 @ 10:25 PM CDT) – Last chance to pick up 2020 Con Exclusives.*****
– The final sale of the Con Exclusives (for the general public) happens tomorrow at 11:00 AM CDT.
– If you are a Keepsake Ornament Club member, a limited amount will be available for purchase for members only on 10/26 at 9:00 AM CDT.
– A limited number of 2019 event exclusives Sybill Trelawney itty bittys will also be available as part of this sale.

Professor Boggart Snape™
Harry Potter™

Tribble
STAR TREK TOS: The Trouble with Tribbles

Imperial Probe Droid™
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™

Deadpool
MARVEL
itty bittys®

The Child™
Star Wars™: The Mandalorian™
PXL8® Enamel Pin


*Popminded by Hallmark. “Come See Us at These Events.” Popminded, A Pop Culture Collection by Hallmark. Hallmark, July 17, 2020. https://www.hallmark.com/popminded/.

**popminded. “PopMinded Event Exclusive Star Trek Tribble.” Web log. Instagram, July 22, 2020. https://www.instagram.com/p/CC4dh0IJX_H/.

***popminded. “PopMinded Event Exclusive Imperial Probe Droid.” Web log. Instagram, July 23, 2020. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCzaXHOpxHS/.

****popminded. “PopMinded Event Exclusive Imperial Probe Droid.” Web log. Instagram, July 24, 2020. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCzaXHOpxHS/.

*****popminded. “PopMinded Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.” Web log. Instagram, October 7, 2020. https://www.instagram.com/stories/popminded/2415142924760595235/

July 21st, 2020|0 Comments
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