Friday, September 04 2015 08:26

Force Friday - Hallmark Reveals STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Exclusives!

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My friends at Hallmark are the latest to get in on the #ForceFriday action, announcing that Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys® plush characters and Cubeez stacking boxes, as well as greeting cards, gift wrap and gifts inspired by STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will become available beginning next month at you local Hallmark Gold Crown Store, and online at Hallmark.com. New products will become available on a rolling basis through the holiday season. Check out a preview below!

The Force Awakens slate from Hallmark kicks off Oct. 3 when the Kylo Ren branded ornament joins the ranks of other Star Wars Keepsake Ornaments on Keepsake Ornament Debut weekend. The chrome-armored Captain Phasma ornament will become available as a Keepsake Ornament in time for Hallmark's Holiday Open House event starting Nov. 6.

StarWarsTFA Keepsakes

The Kylo Ren and Rey itty bittys plush characters will be available at the end of November. A special edition version of one of these characters will be available in December.

StarWarsTFA IttyBittys

"It's an exciting time with Star Wars fans preparing to see their new and classic characters back on the big screen. We've created a great line-up of products to extend and complement the movie-going experience for longtime fans as well as new ones, and we can't wait to share them."Christine Taylor of Hallmark Licensing

StarWarsTFA Coasters

Cubeez, Hallmark's character-based metal boxes to fill, stack and collect, will appear in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores as a four-piece collector set bearing likenesses of round Droid BB-8, as well as the characters ReyKylo Ren and Captain Phasma. Other new gift items inspired by the movie include mugs and drink coasters.

StarWarsTFA Cubeez

Greeting cards for all occasions will feature characters and spacecraft from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will be available for sending this fall.

Additional Christmas ornaments, including decorative ball sets and sculpted figures of new Star Wars characters, will be available this fall at participating Hallmark retailers nationwide.

Check out http://www.therockfather.com/starwars for more news from THE FORCE AWAKENS...

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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