The first year with a re-release

Seven ornaments were created this year; three "Magic", one Series and one Limited Quantity. As well, the Darth Vader LEGO ornament was re-issued.


A "Family Fun!" ornament is the Darth Vader Peekbuster. Standing an impressive 5" tall, 4" deep and 3" wide, Vader sports a red Santa hat, red cape and gloves; created by both Orville Wilson and Kristina Gaughran. This motion-activated sound Keepsake has removable batteries, but for the first time also has a slot with a plastic pull tab to activate. An on/off switch on the back also saves batteries. When on, this will "Guard the gifts with Darth Vader!" with the following random sayings (along with the appropriate heavy breathing and lightsaber sounds):

"You will peek again. It is your destiny!"
"Your feelings for these presents is strong. Too strong perhaps."
"Peek again and you will feel the full power of the Dark Side."
"No peeking! There will be substantial reward for your patience."
"Leave these presents to me. I will deal with them myself."
"I find your lack of patience disturbing."
"It would be unwise to peek at these presents."
"The Force is strong with you. But it is not Christmas yet."
"Your thoughts betray you. The desire to peek is strong in you."

Price: $ 19.95 US / $ 24.99 CDN



The next "Magic" ornament is the TIE Interceptor. At 5" long, 3.5" wide and 3" tall, this ship from Return of the Jedi by Robert Hurlburt plays John Williams' Imperial March as sounds of a space battle raging are heard.

Price: $ 29.95 US / $ 38.99 CDN



The third "Magic" ornament is the impressive Han Solo to the Rescue sculpted by Katrina Bricker and measures more than 4" tall, 2" wide and 2.5" deep. Seated upon his trusty Tauntaun, we hear the following dialogue from The Empire Strikes Back when the button is pressed:

Button Press #1:

Deck Officer: "Sir Commander Skywalker hasn't come in the South Entrance. He might've forgotten to check in."
Han: "Not likely. Are the speeders ready?"
Deck Officer: "Ah, not yet; we're having some trouble adapting them to the cold."
Han: "Then we'll have to go out on Tauntauns."

Button Press #2:

Deck Officer: "Sir the temperature's dropping too rapidly!"
Han: "That's right… and my friend is out in it."

Button Press #3:

Deck Officer: "Your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker!"
Han: "Then I'll see you in Hell! Heyah!"

Price: $ 32.95 US / $ 39.99 CDN



Sixteenth in the Series, the incredible sculpt of General Grievous is depicted from Revenge of the Sith. Sculpted by Robert Hurlburt, he designed the character's stance to ensure his flowing cape gave him improved stability. It measures 4" wide, 3" deep and is 4" tall.

Price: $ 17.95 US / $ 23.99 CDN



Sith Apprentice Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace makes a second appearance; back in 2000 he also sported his famous double-bladed lightsaber, but in a different stance. This one was sculpted by Valerie Shanks and is 5" wide, 3" deep and 3.5" tall.

Price: $ 14.95 US / $ 19.99 CDN



The "Limited Quantity" ornament for 2012 is Momaw Nadon from A New Hope Special Edition. A fairly heavy but detailed sculpt by Kristina Gaughran, a patron of Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, he stands 4.5" tall, holding his blue refreshment of choice. Again, this figure was first available during the July Keepsake Ornament Premiere Event and was limited to one per customer.

Price: $ 14.95 US / $ 19.99 CDN



Two LEGO ornaments are offered this year, however, only one is new. The Imperial Stormtrooper LEGO comes with an imperial blaster and stands the same as Vader in 2011: 2" wide, 1" deep and more than 3" tall. Again, this LEGO ornament was sculpted by Orville Wilson.

Price: $ 14.95 US / $ 19.99 CDN



The re-issue of the Darth Vader LEGO is the first time a Star Wars ornament has been offered two years in a row. The re-issue is an exact duplicate of the 2011 one; it still sports the 2011 stamp, so I am not counting it as another ornament in the total.

Price: $ 14.95 US / $ 19.99 CDN


Continuing for the fourth year in a row, Hallmark created Exclusives for sale at national conventions. Both the San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con shared 1800 total sets of the Bounty Hunters 4-LOM and Zuckuss
, sculpted by Robert Chadd & Kristina Gaughran.

Price: $ 35.00 US




As well, at the Star Wars Celebration 6, 2000 two packs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ponda Baba (with removable arm) from Star Wars, A New Hope Special Edition were made available for sale.

Price: $ 35.00 US