Press Release: Hallmark 2018 Event Exclusives

Hallmark has sent out an official press release detailing their 2018 Event Exclusives. We’ve gone through the announcement and singled out the Star Wars related details accordingly. Check out the presser below and be sure to click each supplied image for a closer look.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 19, 2018) — PopMinded by Hallmark will continue its participation in the nation’s largest pop culture fan gatherings later this year with limited quantities of products and collectibles inspired by iconic characters and developed for exclusive availability at three events.

PopMinded, which debuted in 2016, is Hallmark’s way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and curated with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products available only through convention pop-up stores.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament designs, itty bittys® plush characters, and other gift items will be sold in limited quantities at the [two] events remaining on their 2018 convention calendar:

– Comic-Con International San Diego, to be held July 19-22 in San Diego, California
– New York Comic Con, set for Oct. 4-7 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City

Lando Calrissian™ and Lobot™ , a Keepsake Ornament two-pack of characters featured in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The charming rogue and his cybernetically enhanced aide are featured in original sculpts with a total production run of 2,975.

A Boba Fett™ itty bittys plush in blister-card packaging adds a character to PopMinded’s salute to original Star Wars action figures and packaging. This has a total production run of 2,500.

A golden variation of the Resistance hero droid BB-8™ serves as a perpetual calendar that features an additional set of date cubes in aurebesh, the famed language used throughout the Star Wars galaxy. The calendar has a total production run of 1,200.

An expanded line of PXL8® style collectible enamel pins featuring 8-bit renditions of favorite characters will debut at PopMinded events in 2018. The pins, available while supplies last, will include three different two-packs of PXL8 pins featuring fan-favorite couples:

Leia in Boushh disguise and Han Solo in Carbonite from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

A limited number of 2018 exclusive Keepsake Ornaments will be available for sale later this year to members of the Keepsake Ornament Club. Information for joining the club can be found online at Hallmark.com/KOC

At the end of the 2018 convention season in October, any remaining stock of the year’s exclusives may be made available for sale online. Check for details at PopMinded.com

Additional details about prices and daily allocations for each exclusive product as well as activity plans for each event will be announced closer to the respective convention dates. Look for additional non-exclusive Hallmark pop-culture products including greeting cards to be available at each event.

For more information about PopMinded by Hallmark and the products offered, visit PopMinded.com

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.