At our home, when the Hallmark ornament book comes out, the whole family gets excited. What started out as me buying 1 or 2 ornaments when I worked there briefly during high school, has steadily progressed to 10-15 ornaments a year.
So, what is on our wishlist for this year?
I always buy the Star Wars ornaments. This year's are all Return of the Jedi, with the exception of the Jango.
The Ewoks are 17th in the Star Wars series. I am happy to see these are regular sized ornaments. I have the mini set, but I am not a fan of them. I wish they would redo Max Rebo, Sny Snootles, and Droopy in the regular size.
Both, Jabba and the AT-ST are magic ornaments, featuring dialogue and battle sounds. Yoda is the 3rd Lego figure ornament.
During the July ornament premiere, there is usually a limited release ornament that is available. This year the ornament will be Boushh. Last years, limited release was Hammerhead. I got so tickled at an older lady who was in the store picking out ornaments. She said, "I don't know what this ugly thing is, but I guess I need to get him for my grandson." So this year, I was really hoping they would make Admiral Ackbar.
Other notables making our list:
Hogwarts Castle: It is a magic ornament playing "Hedwig's theme" and has lighting effects when plugged into the lights. The only downside to this one is that you have to plug it into the lights. The ornaments like that don't work very well on our pre-lit tree.
Buzz is on a mission: It is a magic ornament, that when the button is pushed Buzz speaks. In the wish book, it mentions that there is also a Spanish speaking version of Buzz available in select stores. I want a Spanish speaking Buzz! So I am going to have to track down a store with this version.
The Joker: My daughter informed me that she needed the Joker to go with her Harley Quinn ornament. And, well, who can argue with that logic? It is a magic ornament that features some of the Joker's most memorable lines from "The Dark Knight".
This post is also posted on my other blog, Retro Toy Safari.