Celebrating its fifth year at San Diego Comic-Con, Hallmark will be offering Comic-Con-exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, visits with a Keepsake Ornament artist and sneak peeks of products to be released in 2013.
During the convention, held July 11-15, 2012, Hallmark will sell limited quantities of the following Keepsake Ornaments:
• (#39) 4-LOM and Zuckuss: This two-pack features the criminal droid 4-LOM and Gand tracking expert Zuckuss from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Created exclusively for event sales, 4-LOM and Zuckuss are the last bounty hunters depicted in the film to become Keepsake Ornaments. Limited run of 1,000 sets ($35 per set).
• (#40) A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic-book masterpiece The Dark Knight Returns. This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).
• (#41) Cylon Centurion: In the classic 1978 TV series Battlestar Galactica, Cylon Centurions relentlessly pursue the “ragtag” survivors of the twelve colonies of humanity across the reaches of space with a single goal: destroy all humanoids. This gold-painted variant of last year’s popular ornament is Hallmark’s first Comic-Con exclusive to feature sound. Limited run of 750 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).
Visitors to Hallmark’s booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion will be able to meet and receive free autographs from Robert Chad, one of the Hallmark artists behind the 4-LOM and Zuckuss Keepsake Ornaments.
Also making a return appearance are fan favorites hoops&yoyo. Creator Bob Holt will be in the booth with the hoops&yoyo characters, Thursday, July 12 (4-6 p.m.); Friday, July 13 (1-3 p.m.); and Saturday, July 14 (1-3 p.m.).
So, I stopped the list this year at 108 items. I probably could have added another 25+ items, but I am tired. I started the list back in April, so I spent 4 months on it. I am already thinking of a different way to format it for next year (perhaps even offering a PDF you can print with photos).
So, as of today, we have 108 San Diego Comic Con 2011 Exclusives listed with Photos.
Thanks to all of you who visited our site during Comic Con.
Recommended by Chris Sims of Comic Alliance!
A collection of comics by the legendary creator of Scrooge McDuck, Carl Barks.
The Big Book of Carl Barks’ Barney Bear reprints these strips for the first time in color and in English, and while I’ve never heard of it before, it’s high on the list of things I want to pick up. As much as I love Barks’ work on the Duck books — and Yoe’s previous collections of “lost” classics like Dan DeCarlo’s Jetta — this one’s an easy sell.