@Hallmark Introduces #StarWars Storyteller Ornament Series
August 4, 2017

“Storytellers” is a rather clever new concept that Hallmark is working into some of their ornaments this year and going forward.  The idea is that the ornaments connect and if you have them all you can play out some of your favorite scenes from pop culture.   See below for more details:


It’s been 40 years since we first were told the story from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But we’ve never heard that story told quite like this. Christine and Kevin introduce you to Star Wars Storytellers—Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments’ newest approach to putting memories on your Christmas tree with Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Plus, you’ll meet Robert Hurlburt, the sculpting artist behind them!

Press the button to start an exciting sound and light show scene from Star Wars™: A New Hope™. Connect other Star Wars™ Collection Storytellers ornaments—Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter™ and X-Wing Starfighter™, each sold separately—to unlock additional amazing interactive performances.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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