Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Busy Days at the Warehouse and Comic-Con Ornaments

The Hooked on Ornaments warehouse has been even busier than usual lately. We've had some large collections come in that the warehouse has been busy inventorying. The warehouse staff is also busy getting everything ready for the Hangin' With Your Buddies event next week. Can you believe the event is next week! We certainly hope to see you there! We're excited to be planning three shopping areas at the event - make sure you visit all three.

In other Hallmark news....

The San Diego Comic-Con event was last weekend, July 18-21. This was Hallmark Keepsake's sixth appearance at the popular event. The San Diego Comic-Con is the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. The more than 100,000 attendees had access to Hallmark Comic-Con exclusive ornaments and Keepsake artist, Orville Wilson. Collectible buttons featuring five Hallmark Keepsake ornaments were also available for fan pick up. A limited quantity of one design was given away each day of Comic-Con.


The three limited quantity ornament available at the Hallmark booth were:

Wrath of Rancor
Created especially for event sales, this ornament depicts a scene from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi where Luke Skywalker fights the creature beneath Jabba the Hutt's palace. Sales were limited to 200 per day with a total production run of 1,800. The ornament was available at a retail price of $35.00

U.S.S. Kelvin
This ornament was crafted from the same mold as the 2013 U.S.S. Kelvin available in Hallmark Gold Crown stores; but the Comic-Con exclusive features a "battle scarred" appearance. Sales were limited to 175 per day for a total production run of 1,575 and the ornament was available at retail $35.00

Man of Steel
This Comic-Con exclusive features Superman in the dark version of his familiar suit that was worn while he experienced General Zod's nightmarish vision of Earth's future. Sales were limited to 150 per day for a total production run of 1,350. Retail price was $25.

All three ornaments will also be available at the New York Comic-Con, October 10-13, 2013.

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