The first year Hallmark made Star Wars ornaments

The Star Wars series of Keepsake Ornaments began in 1996 with the production of one Magic and one set of three Miniature ships.


The Millennium Falcon dated ornament was a highly detailed "Magic" ornament; it could be plugged into a miniature Christmas light socket to activate its blue-lighted engines and light up the cockpit. Measuring about 4.5" long and 3.25" wide, unfortunately there is no credit as to who the Hallmark Keepsake Artist was.

Price: $ 24.00 US / $ 32.00 CDN



The only other offering this year was The Vehicles of Star Wars, a set of miniature ships: an X-Wing, Imperial AT-AT and TIE fighter. These measure a mere 1" each, and were sculpted by Dill Rhodus, a popular and prolific Hallmark artist. However, shortly after the release of this set, eagle-eyed Star Wars fans noted that the TIE Fighter was in fact hung upside-down; the two lasers on the front of the cockpit were supposed to be on the bottom, not the top of the ship.

Price: $ 19.95 US / $ 25.75 CDN