The 30th anniversary

Since it was 30 years since Star Wars - A New Hope, Hallmark marked the event with special 30th Anniversary ornaments. As well, they started the practice of giving the scenic-style Keepsakes descriptive titles rather than simply the names of the characters or ships:


The Adventure Begins - Depicting the iconic scene of the Millennium Falcon as it blasts away from Mos Eisley Spaceport. This "Magic" ornament was sculpted in amazing detail by Robert Hurlburt - and when the button is pressed, the Falcon's back panel alights in blue as the theme from Star Wars plays. This scene is about 3.5" wide, over 4" deep and 2" tall.

Price: $ 32.00 US / $ 44.97 CDN



The second "Magic" ornament for 2007 was A Jedi Legacy Revealed; a 2.5" wide, 2.5" deep and 3" tall diorama of Ben, Luke and Threepio in Ben's home by Kristina Kline and Katrina Bricker. The characters measure a mere 2" tall each and are highly detailed. When the button beside 3PO is pressed, three different sets of dialogue can be heard:

Button press # 1:

Ben: "Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your Uncle wouldn't allow it."

Button press # 2:

Luke: "What is it?"
Ben: "It's your father's lightsaber. It's the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy as or random as a blaster." (This is when a blue light above Luke turns on and the sound of the lightsaber activating can be heard.) "An elegant weapon from a more civilized age."

Button press # 3:

(The blue light turns on once more and the sound of Luke trying out and then the saber deactivating can be heard.)
Ben: "For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire."

Price: $ 28.00 US / $ 38.97 CDN



The next ornament for this year was R2-D2 and Jawa, the eleventh in the Series. Sculpted by Kristina Kline, in this scene from A New Hope, Artoo is being fitted with a restraining bolt by the Jawa. Both characters are about 3" tall.

Price: $ 15.00 US / $ 19.99 CDN



The fourth ornament for 2007 was the "Limited Quantity" Tusken Raider. At 4" tall and in a striking pose sculpted by Kristina Kline, this special edition ornament was the first one to be issued in limited quantities, available at the July 2007 Keepsake Ornament Premiere event. At a limit of one of each ornament per customer, they were "only available while supplies last".

Price: $ 15.00 US / $ 19.99 CDN