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Press Release: Hallmark Announces 2019 Event Exclusives for Fan Conventions

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® among items planned at events

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2019) — PopMinded by Hallmark is preparing to greet fans at the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings later this year with limited quantities of products and collectibles inspired by iconic characters and developed exclusively for fan events.

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 decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products available only through convention pop-up stores.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs, itty bittys® plush characters, and other gift items will be sold in limited quantities at these events on Hallmark’s 2019 convention calendar. View the calendar at PopMinded.com/Events.

Limited availability items include:


Star Wars™


STAR TREK™

A Wild Ride on Endo
Star Wars™: The Return of the Jedi™

Features Paploo™ the Ewok™ piloting a speeder bike as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. A variation of an ornament featuring a Scout Trooper™ will be available in Hallmark Gold Crown stores starting in July. This event exclusive ornament also plays sound from the film.
Total production run: 3,200.
$40.00 USA

Chewbacca™ Bandolier itty bittys® Carrier
Star Wars™
itty bittys®

designed to hold nine Star Wars itty bittys® to sport around the convention. These one-size-sits all carriers will be sold while supplies last.
Total production run: 2,500.
$18.00 USA or $8.00 USA with the purchase of three Star Wars itty bittys®.

I.S.S. Enterprise™
STAR TREK: TOS

Inspired by the classic episode “Mirror, Mirror” of the original Star Trek television series. The Mirror Universe’s flagship of the Terran Empire is a repainted version of a sculpt first offered in 2016.
Total production run: 3,475.
$40.00 USA


Marvel Comics

Iron Spider
MARVEL

A Marvel Avengers three-pack of PXL8® ornaments inspired by Captain America, Iron Man and Thanos.
Total production run: 1,500.
$39.00 USA

Captain Marvel
MARVEL
PXL8® Enamel Pin
$8.00 USA

Exclusive to Comic-Con International San Diego
(Available while supplies last)

PopMinded’s line of PXL8® style collectible enamel pins will continue to feature 8-bit renditions of favorite characters at 2019 events.


Ghostbusters™


Wizarding World™


DC

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Burnt)
Ghostbusters™
itty bittys®

This “toasted” variant (regular version available in Hallmark Gold Crown stores) comes packed in a city scape that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the release of the original Ghostbusters feature film.
Total production run: 1,800.
$10.00 USA

Sybill Trelawney™
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
itty bittys®

Inspired by the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry staff member.
Total production run: 1,800.
$10.00 USA

Wonder Woman
DC
Ice Mold

A silicone mold that shapes ice cubes that look like Wonder Woman’s iconic mode of transportation, as well as the iconic WW logo
Total production run: 1,000.
$20.00 USA

A very limited number of 2019 event exclusive Keepsake Ornaments will also be available for sale later this year to members of the Keepsake Ornament Club. Information for joining the club can be found online at Hallmark.com/KOC

At the end of the 2019 convention season in October, any remaining stock of the year’s event exclusives may be made available for sale online. Check for details at PopMinded.com

Additional details about daily allocations for each event exclusive product as well as activity plans for each event will be announced closer to the respective convention dates. Look for additional Hallmark pop-culture products including greeting cards to be available at each event.

June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Sneak Peek: Captain Marvel Mystery Box

Captain Marvel Mystery Box

In celebration of the theatrical release of Captain Marvel and International Women’s Day here is a sneak peek of the Captain Marvel Mystery Box  Keepsake Ornament featuring the cosmic-powered Super Hero in her aqua-and-black suit and her iconic red-and-blue suit!

*NOTE: Product packaging is marked, “1 of 2 Designs. All Sales Final. No refunds, returns, exchanges.”

March 8th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 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 2019. Amongst the designs shown were (7 previously divulged images and 20 newly revealed pictures.)


Star Wars™

Y-Wing™
Star Wars™ Collection
Storytellers

Imperial Star Destroyer™
Star Wars™ Collection
Storytellers

Boba Fett™
Star Wars™

Luke Skywalker™
Star Wars™: A New Hope™

Light Sabers
Star Wars™

Medal of Yavin™
Star Wars™: A New Hope™
Limited Edition

C-3PO™
LEGO® Star Wars™

R2-D2™
LEGO® Star Wars™


Harry Potter™

Hogwarts Castle Tree Topper
Harry Potter
Storytellers Collection

Harry Potter™
Harry Potter
Storytellers Collection

Hermione Granger™
Harry Potter
Storytellers Collection

Ron Weasley™
Harry Potter
Storytellers Collection

 Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes
Harry Potter
4th in the Diagon Alley™ unofficial series.


STAR TREK™

The Transporter
Tabletop Decoration
STAR TREK™

U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701
STAR TREK: The Motion Picture™
40th Anniversary

Commander Saru and Michael Burnham
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY™

Tribble
STAR TREK™


The Walking Dead


MARVEL


DC Comics

Negan
AMC’s The Walking Dead

Iron Man

Infinity Gauntlet
Avengers: Infinity War

BATMAN™


MINECRAFT


Transformers™


Ghostbusters

Ender Dragon
Minecraft
 

Bumblebee
Transformers™

 

ECTO-1
Ghostbusters

Dr. Peter Venkman
Ghostbusters


Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory


Elf

Oompa-Loompa
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory 

Son of a Nutcracker
Elf 

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Press Release: Hallmark Introduces Limited Availability Products for 2018 Events

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® and gifts among items planned at three events

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 19, 2018) — PopMinded by Hallmark will continue its participation in the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings later this year with limited quantities of products and collectibles inspired by iconic characters and developed for exclusive availability at three events.

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 decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products available only through convention pop-up stores.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs, itty bittys® plush characters, and other gift items will be sold in limited quantities at the three events remaining on their 2018 convention calendar:

  • Comic-Con International San Diego, to be held July 19-22 in San Diego, California
  • The Official 2018 Star Trek Convention, scheduled Aug. 1-5 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. (Star Trek exclusives only)
  • New York Comic Con, set for Oct. 4-7 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Limited Availability items include:


Star Wars™

Lando Calrissian™ and Lobot™
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™

Boba Fett™ 
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™
itty bittys®

An itty bittys® plush in blister-card packaging adds a character to PopMinded’s salute to original Star Wars action figures and packaging.
Total production run: 2,500.
$18.00 USA

BB-8 Perpetual Calendar
Star Wars™

A golden variation of the Resistance hero droid BB-8™ serves as a perpetual calendar that features an additional set of date cubes in aurebesh, the famed language used throughout the Star Wars galaxy.
Total production run: 1,200.
$40.00 USA


STAR TREK™


Ready Player One

Lieutenant Arex and Lieutenant M’Ress
STAR TREK: The Animated Series™

Gorn™ 
STAR TREK™
itty bittys®

A Gorn™ itty bittys® plush becomes the first Star Trek alien adversary in that collection.
Total production run: 2,500.
$10.00 USA

The Iron Giant
Ready Player One


Marvel Comics

Captain America • Iron Man • Thanos
MARVEL
PXL8®

Set of three

A Marvel Avengers three-pack of PXL8® ornaments inspired by Captain America, Iron Man and Thanos.
Total production run: 1,500.
$39.00 USA

Dr. Strange 
MARVEL
PXL8®

A PXL8® ornament inspired by Dr. Strange.
(sold separately)
Total production run: 1,500.


Additional pop culture content:

An expanded line of PXL8® style collectible enamel pins featuring 8-bit renditions of favorite characters will debut at PopMinded events in 2018. The pins, available while supplies last, will include three different two-packs of PXL8 pins featuring fan-favorite couples:

Ant-Man & The Wasp
MARVEL
Enamel Pins
$15.00 USA

Aquaman™ & Mera™
DC
Enamel Pins
$15.00 USA

Boushh™ & Han in Carbonite™
Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™
Enamel Pins
$15.00 USA

Leia in Boushh disguise and Han Solo in Carbonite.

These pins, first made available at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Wash., will be sold at Comic-Con International San Diego and New York Comic Con.

In addition to the sets, PopMinded will offer the following Convention Exclusive PXL8® style collectible enamel pins:

Black Panther
MARVEL
Enamel Pin
$8.00 USA

Exclusive to Emerald City Comic Con

Thanos
MARVEL
Enamel Pin
$8.00 USA

Exclusive to Comic-Con International San Diego

Quark™
STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine™
25th Anniversary
The Ferengi bar owner.
Enamel Pin
$8.00 USA

Exclusive to the Official Star Trek Convention.

Deadpool
MARVEL
Enamel Pin
$8.00 USA

Exclusive to New York Comic Con

A limited number of 2018 exclusive Keepsake Ornaments will be available for sale later this year to members of the Keepsake Ornament Club. Information for joining the club can be found online at Hallmark.com/KOC

At the end of the 2018 convention season in October, any remaining stock of the year’s exclusives may be made available for sale online. Check for details at PopMinded.com

Additional details about prices and daily allocations for each exclusive product as well as activity plans for each event will be announced closer to the respective convention dates. Look for additional non-exclusive Hallmark pop-culture products including greeting cards to be available at each event.

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Press Release: Hallmark Sets Its Sights on Seattle—With Exclusive Products

Emerald City Comic Con planned as next stop for Hallmark’s pop-culture initiative.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Wednesday, February 28, 2018) — PopMinded by Hallmark will generate its brand of pop-culture excitement next week in Seattle, Wash., with a first-ever appearance at the region’s premier fan event.

PopMinded, which debuted nationally in 2016, is Hallmark’s way of celebrating fandom with gifts and collectibles created and chosen with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever-popular products through its event pop-up store.

Look for PopMinded’s pop-up shop at Emerald City Comic Con, scheduled March 1-4 at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. For this show, PopMinded will introduce an expanded line of PXL8® collectible enamel pins featuring stylized 8-bit renditions of favorite characters—including one pin that is exclusive to the show.

Black Panther
MARVEL
Enamel Pin
$8.00 USA

Exclusive to Emerald City Comic Con

Marvel Comics hero Black Panther is the inspiration for a PXL8 pin available exclusively to Emerald City Comic Con attendees. A trio of two-pack PXL8 pins also will be available at the show: Ant-Man and the Wasp of Marvel Comics, Aquaman and Mera of DC Comics, and Boushh and Han Solo in Carbonite of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Ant-Man & The Wasp
MARVEL
Enamel Pins
$15.00 USA

Aquaman™ & Mera™
DC
Enamel Pins
$15.00 USA

Boushh™ & Han in Carbonite™
Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™
Leia in Boushh disguise and Han Solo in Carbonite.
Enamel Pins
$15.00 USA

The three two-packs listed above also will be available at PopMinded’s pop-up store planned for Comic-Con®, scheduled July 19-22 in San Diego, Calif., and New York Comic Con, scheduled Oct. 4-7 in New York City.

Additional details including prices for each product will be announced at the events.

Look for a complete 2018 convention schedule for PopMinded including details of this year’s event-exclusive products to be announced this spring.

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

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

2018 Sneak Peek: Black Panther

Black Panther
Marvel

In celebration of the Friday (February 16th) theatrical release of “Black Panther,” the new action-packed Marvel film, here is a sneak peek of this year’s Black Panther Keepsake Ornament. Features Wakanda’s King T’Challa wearing his iconic Vibranium suit.

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

QVC Exclusives

In addition to the QVC Exclusive repaint of the 2017 Season’s Treatings Miniature Tree Set that will be available on November 12, QVC will have 2 exclusive licensed ornament sets.

Princess Pumps
Disney Princess
Set of 4 ornaments

Superhero Sneakers
MARVEL
Set of four ornaments

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

2018 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 2018. Amongst the designs shown were (7 previously divulged images and 5 newly revealed pictures.)


Harry Potter™

First Impressions
Harry Potter

Newt Scamander’s™ Niffler
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them™


Star Wars™

TIE Fighter™
Star Wars™: A New Hope™
Storytellers Collection

Millennium Falcon™
Star Wars™: A New Hope™
Storytellers Collection

Boba Fett™
Star Wars™

C-3PO™
Star Wars™

A Rebellious Rescue
Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™


STAR TREK

U.S.S. Discovery™
STAR TREK: Discovery™

“The Naked Time”
STAR TREK™

Starfleet Tricorder™
STAR TREK



2001: A Space Odyssey


DC Comics

HAL 9000
2001: A Space Odyssey™ (1968)


BATGIRL™
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS™

October 7th, 2017|0 Comments