Celebration Anaheim Hallmark Exclusives Revealed

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Hallmark has issued a press release for their exclusives to be offered at Celebration Anaheim. Click on through to check them out.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 25, 2015) — Hallmark is doubling up on excitement at this year’s Star Wars Celebration with a pair of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and a pair of the popular itty bittys® plush collectibles to be available exclusively at the fan event.

The two-packs will be sold in limited quantities each day of the event, scheduled April 16-19 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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An Epic Vision is the name of the Keepsake Ornament two-pack that features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader locked in a heated lightsaber duel as inspired by the styling of famed artist Ralph McQuarrie in preproduction art forStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Nearly 40 years since their creation, McQuarrie’s original visions for the Star Wars galaxy of characters, craft and planets continues to inspire and delight fans. An Epic Vision has a total production run of 2,000 and sales will be limited to 500 per day ($40 per set).

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Bossk and Dengar join Hallmark’s itty bittys line with a Celebration-exclusive two-pack of the fearsome bounty hunters seen in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. More than a dozen heroes, villains and creatures of Star Wars are now among the iconic characters of film, comics and television to appear as sweetly and uniquely styled plush itty bittys exclusively in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com. This bounty hunter two-pack has a total production run of 2,200 and sales will be limited to 550 per day ($20 per set).

Limited quantity buttons featuring a sneak peek of the newest Star Wars itty bittys collectors set will also be given out at the Hallmark booth (#1434). There are four designs – one for each day of the convention – that will be given away daily in limited quantities of 1,000 of each design. A fifth, secret variant design, will be in limited quantities of 500. Visit the Hallmark booth at Star Wars Celebration to learn more.

For more information on Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys and Hallmark’s other Star Warsproducts, visit your local Hallmark Gold Crown store or go online at Hallmark.com.

  • charchar

    I hate exclusives also. It puts a huge damper on the hobby.

  • Rivesjunctionite

    Hallmark can do exclusives, but not Hasbro?

    • robjoh

      Hascrap DOES actually do exclusives! As do most other big,and small,companies. Really not a fan of exclusives.

  • Guest

    GET MORE ANGRY EVERYTIME THIS COMES AROUND. HALLMARK CAN JUST TAKE A JUMP OFF A BUILDING. WHEN COLLECTORS CAN’T BUY THESE ONLY THE SPACIAL PEOPLE THAT PAY THOUSANDS TO GO THE THE COMIC CONS ECT. UNFAIR. THATS WHY COLLECTORS STOP COLLECTING. YES I WILL SAY THE WORD NON OF YOU LIKE REAL COLLECTORS. PEOPLE GO TO THE SANDIEGO COMIC CON JUST TO MAKE MONEY. DIFFERENT ISSUE HERE BUT MATTEL HAS THE MONSTER HIGH DOLLS FOR LITTLE GIRLS,BUT NO YOU HAVE THE FAT SWEATY DEALERS LINED UP AND THE JERK OFFS AT MATTEL DON’T CARE IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.NON OF THE MONSTER HIGH STUFF IS OFFERED AFTERWORD. SAME WITH THESE HALLMARK ITEMS. THEY ARE NEVER OFFERED LATER. NOW ALL OF YOU JUMP ALL OVER ME AND GET PISSED OFF. BUT YES I’M RIGHT. LOOK AT THE LINES AT THE COMIC CON FRO MATTEL GRABBING THE LITTLE GIRL DOLLS I SEEN THE LIVE ONLINE ALL THE SWEATY DEALERS.

    • fetts

      What kind of cheese would you like?

      • Guest

        Totally Agree!

    • Rob Redahl

      don’t hold back now, tell us how you REALLY feel! ; )

      Nobody’s going to jump all over you. You have every right to be angry.
      The first thing I thought when I read this article is “oh, look, another awesome item I will never be able to get my hands on…”
      Great for those who are going, not so great for the rest of us.

      • Maybe Hallmark will offer these again around Christmas? As for the rant, I think John Lithgow should perform a dramatic reading of it.
        EPIC, it would be.

        • Rob Redahl

          I’ll see your Lithgow, and raise you a Shatner!

        • robjoh

          Highly unlikely,they are exclusive to SWC. They never do that with the Comic Con and NYCC orny’s either. And they ALWAYS do a SW orny for those two cons as well,and two others,usually a repaint of some orny and something new. They’re called con exclusives for a reason,lol!

          • Yeah, but that’s why I said maybe. Wonder if they’ll have something for TFA.

          • robjoh

            And that’s why I said highly unlikely,lol. They really do want it to be
            exclusive,and I’m not a big fan of exclusives. Hallmark always have two
            or three at the two big cons,Comic Con and NYCC,and usually at least one
            for SWC. Luckily I don’t collect these. I get orny’s,just not SW. I
            have some of’em though,my fave ships and such,lol. As for any TFA orny?
            Most likely not for sale,but they MIGHT have some on display in the 2016
            Sneak Peek that they do at the cons.

      • Jimmy York

        Many of these do end up on eBay. The die-hards, like myself, will purchase these Star Wars ornaments at inflated prices. Hallmark’s original intentions were to create new legions of collectors and shoppers for Hallmark products. I doubt this has happened. Very few people are going to be hooked on Hallmark branded items because they see a cool ornament at a convention or celebration. It is advertising for Hallmark-and I assume they are covering their expenses for creating these masterpieces of pop-art.

        • Rob Redahl

          It works as far as advertising goes; I’ve checked out the Hallmark store at my mall on many occasions and always went straight to the ornaments because I’m aware that they make SW and other pop culture icons. So yeah it always pays to advertise.
          I’m glad that many fans, like yourself, can afford these sort of things on the aftermarket. I may not have the resources to do that personally but at least SOME people who aren’t attending Celebration will be able to get these on ebay. Better some than none.

          • Bombadgungan

            Here’s a question for ya. What gets all the buzz among the collecting community? The millionth Anakin figure that is cranked out or those elusive and rare items that not everyone can find?

          • Rob Redahl

            Exactly. Every collector knows the feeling of getting their hands on something elusive and rare. In a perfect world every collector would have equal and fair opportunity to buy every SW collectible available; but there’s something fun about having an item that few others have. That sense of uniqueness.

            Also, Mara Jade’s hair. That created a lot of buzz, just sayin’…

    • Bombadgungan

      Counterpoint:
      You go back to before Hallmark Itty Bittys, before Hallmark Keepsake
      Ornaments, before even Kenner Star Wars figures… “collectibles” were
      never a commodity that was guaranteed to be readily available to
      everyone. There were plenty of rare baseball cards, comic books and Hot Wheels that
      the average joe collector would never find or would only come across at
      an astronomic price from a dealer. The chase has always been a part of the collecting game. So if you have to search for a desirable item for years at comic shops and swap meets and small local conventions, that is all a part of the hobby. I agree, scalpers are a pain in
      the exhaust port, but should companies not be allowed to offer something special for a specific event and its attendees? Perhaps limit these exclusive to one per person or even offer a small batch after the event in their stores or online, but still keep the quantities limited.

      I sure hope collectors don’t “stop collecting” just because they can’t own every last piece that was ever made for a particular line. I get a lot of joy out of the lines I collect and I can unequivocally state that I do not own one of everything. Does not getting this year’s Celebration Anaheim ornament make my other Hallmark ornaments less meaningful to me? No.