Friday, December 2, 2016

Sneak Peek 2017 Hallmark Keepsake Muppet Ornament!

While we didn't see it at NY Comic Con, next year's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament has been now been revealed!

'Merry Christmas Everyone' is Hallmark's 2017 Muppet Keepsake Ornament. As you can see, it features Kermit and Robin in their Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim roles from The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Hallmark artist Ken Crow, who also sculpted the Animal (2010), Beaker (2011), Fozzie (2012), and Electric Mayhem Bus (2016) ornaments, created the ornament

It's a departure from the classic Muppet Show feel of the last few ornaments, and is the first Muppet Keepsake Ornament to be brandished with a logo specifically from a Muppet movie. Even though this year's Electric Mayhem bus was the first movie specific Muppet ornament. 

Ken obviously used both Palisade Toy's mini PVC and this image from the movie's promotional materials for reference:



It's worth noting that the ornament bears a little more of a resemblance to the actual source material then the Palisades figure does.

This could be the start of whole new line of Muppet Christmas Carol ornaments which kinda makes more sense as Christmas ornaments then the Muppets being depicted as their everyday Muppet Show selves. 

Special thanks to Nate Downs for the heads up.

What do you think of this potentially new direction?

4 comments:

  1. I have a pewter version of the same pose .. But I want one of these too

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  2. Not happy that were leaving magic series I wanted a rowlf. But will still buy new ones

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    1. Same here, wanted Rowlf and Dr. Honeydew since we had Beaker.

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  3. Soooo excited!!! Can't wait to have this one on my Muppet tree. An unofficial Muppet Christmas Carol series would be amazing. As mentioned, I also at some point would love Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Rowlf, Scooter, Sweetums, Sam the Eagle, etc.

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