Celebrating its fifth year at San Diego Comic-Con, Hallmark will be offering Comic-Con-exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, visits with a Keepsake Ornament artist and sneak peeks of products to be released in 2013.
During the convention, held July 11-15, 2012, Hallmark will sell limited quantities of the following Keepsake Ornaments:
• (#39) 4-LOM and Zuckuss: This two-pack features the criminal droid 4-LOM and Gand tracking expert Zuckuss from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Created exclusively for event sales, 4-LOM and Zuckuss are the last bounty hunters depicted in the film to become Keepsake Ornaments. Limited run of 1,000 sets ($35 per set).
• (#40) A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic-book masterpiece The Dark Knight Returns. This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).
• (#41) Cylon Centurion: In the classic 1978 TV series Battlestar Galactica, Cylon Centurions relentlessly pursue the “ragtag” survivors of the twelve colonies of humanity across the reaches of space with a single goal: destroy all humanoids. This gold-painted variant of last year’s popular ornament is Hallmark’s first Comic-Con exclusive to feature sound. Limited run of 750 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).
Visitors to Hallmark’s booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion will be able to meet and receive free autographs from Robert Chad, one of the Hallmark artists behind the 4-LOM and Zuckuss Keepsake Ornaments.
Also making a return appearance are fan favorites hoops&yoyo. Creator Bob Holt will be in the booth with the hoops&yoyo characters, Thursday, July 12 (4-6 p.m.); Friday, July 13 (1-3 p.m.); and Saturday, July 14 (1-3 p.m.).
Christopher Nolan is in a giving mood, and fans of superhero cinema couldn’t be happier. Yesterday, we got a first look at Henry Cavill as Superman from Man of Steel, which theInception helmer is producing. Today, the filmmaker is giving us our first peek at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, from his next directorial effort, The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale and due next summer. The image — hidden within the movie’s website — comes on the heels of the third Bat-flick’s teaser trailer and our first first glimpse of Tom Hardy as back-breaking baddie Bane. Welcome to Nolan’s own secret, slower-moving Comic-Con!