A mix of old and new

Five ornaments debuted in 2001, again a mix of old and new characters and ships.


Although not advertised as a "Magic" ornament R2-D2 was the first Star Wars Keepsake ornament to have battery-operated sound, rather than using the often clumsy and limiting wire plug. Artoo was also fifth in the Star Wars Series. When loaded up with the two 1.5v GP 186 button-cell batteries (which were included), the astromech droid would unleash his familiar stream of chirps, beeps and whistles. Measuring 2.5" tall and 1.75" wide, this ornament was sculpted by Kristina Kline.

Price: $ 14.95 US / $ 19.95 CDN



The Naboo Royal Starship is an impressive 6.5" long and 2.5" wide, in sparkling silver. Sculpted by Chris Webb, this sleek ship is perfect to hang on a tree, it's hull beautifully reflecting the lights of the holiday season.

Price: $ 18.95 US / $ 25.45 CDN



Jar Jar Binks from The Phantom Menace also debuted in 2001. Standing 4.5" tall, he was sculpted by Dill Rhodus. I have to say, this is one of the hardest ornaments to thread a wire hanger from. Because the hook is located on the back of his neck, the small space between his two ears makes it a challenge to hang.

Price: $ 14.95 US / $ 19.95 CDN



The next Episode One ornament was Anakin Skywalker in his suit and helmet from the Boonta Classic Podrace. Created by Patricia Andrews, young Anakin measures 3.5" tall.

Price: $ 14.95 US / $ 19.95 CDN



The Battle of Naboo is the set of three miniature ships for this year. Featuring the Droid Control Ship (at 2.25" wide) sculpted by Dill Rhodus, a Naboo Starfighter and Trade Federation Droid Starfighter; both by Chris Webb and measuring about 1" each.

Price: $ 14.95 US / $ 19.95 CDN



In the Spring of 2001, Hallmark released The Empire Strikes Back Lunchbox and Drink Container Keepsake ornament. This two-piece set is a miniature version of the classic full sized ESB lunchbox and thermos. Made of pressed tin and dated, the lunchbox opens and the solid thermos fit inside. Designed by Rich LaPierre, this unfortunately was the second and last mini Star Wars lunchbox Hallmark created, as the Spring ornament line was discontinued before a Return Of the Jedi one could complete the set.

Price: $ 14.95US / $ 19.95 CDN