Hallmark Ornament

Monday, December 29, 2003 11:47 AM
Just incase anyone missed this ornament it's on sale now for $21.00. Half off price. It's very cute I got one yesterday, it's a great on the tree.
Monday, December 29, 2003 11:54 AM
It's rather funny that you mentioned this. I got one from my parents and my fiance got one from her's (for Christmas) so we now have TWO! LOL :)
Monday, December 29, 2003 12:08 PM
Can ya give a link to a picture of it? Thanks.
Monday, December 29, 2003 12:21 PM
Sorry that link didn't work to well. Go to www.hallmark.com and look on the left hand side or you can search for it. Thanks
Monday, December 29, 2003 12:47 PM
I bought one early in November. It's really a great ornament...though I wish I'd waited until now to get it since its half the original price. I didn't expect they'd remain in-stock this late, however. Oh well, it's still worth it.
Monday, December 29, 2003 12:52 PM
I was going to buy one before Christmas but my local store had lots of them, so I waited and was lucky enough to get one. Does anyone else know of any others like this. I dont want just plain ones with pictures of coasters on them, I'm looking for odd ornament. thanks
Monday, December 29, 2003 10:30 PM
Well, I happened to go shopping today in the mall, and I walked passed Hallmark, and I remembered this topic at CB. So I went in there, and sure enough I saw it and bought it!! I love how it makes sounds and lights up and moves!! It will go great in my coaster room with my coaster tree!
Monday, December 29, 2003 10:58 PM
What's another $22.05 (including MD tax) on the old credit card, even though I'm broke? I used to work at a Hallmark Gold Crown store, and I don't remember when we started packing away the ornaments for the following year. What I do remember is that fancy ornaments like this usually went fast (due to collectors), but at its original price, I can't make a guess as how many would've been sold. What's really sick is that we put the ornaments out in July.
Tuesday, December 30, 2003 11:10 AM
I couldn't find it through links to ornaments. I'd try a search but don't know what I'm looking for. Is it a roller coaster? Does the ornament have a name? I haven't seen one, but I'm very interested.
Tuesday, December 30, 2003 11:36 AM
It's under "Hallmark Collections : Magic & Movement : Light & Sound : Polar Coaster".

Tuesday, December 30, 2003 12:17 PM
I once worked for Hallmark as well. The guy I worked for owned 12 stores. After Christmas, we would pack up all the unsold ornaments and save them until July when he would run contests with prizes being a grab bag of ornaments.

I wonder if any of the coaster ones will make it to the grab bag?

Tuesday, December 30, 2003 12:22 PM
I think I got the last one. I ordered it and now it shows out of stock......
Tuesday, December 30, 2003 12:59 PM
I really like it, I think it's a great idea. I only hope next year they have something to go with this one.
Tuesday, December 30, 2003 6:16 PM
For anyone in the Baltimore area, I found about five of them at a Hallmark Gold Crown store in the Long Gate shopping center in Ellicott City. The ornament is very cool, although a little out of synch. I think its supposed to look the like the train is going up the lift hill and then it comes out of the tunnel, but you see both trains at once at one point. I'll just have to pretend that it has two blocks:) I also like that the seats on the ferris wheel are free to swing just like the real thing. Thank goodness the sound effects and soundtrack are activated by a button, or I think you'd go nuts.
Thursday, January 1, 2004 3:04 PM
I walked down my steps to find one of these hanging on my tree Christmas morning :) Very cool ornament indeed.
Friday, January 2, 2004 12:39 AM
The only problem with the motion ornaments is that you have to have the right set of lights, because there's a special connector that plugs into the light socket (once removed). I would imagine most modern light sets have this feature. Unfortunately, my friends did not have this connection.
Friday, January 2, 2004 10:54 AM
The ornament is powered by the socket of any miniature light set (you know- the ones where one bulb falls out and the entire set dies).

Its a very cool ornament- the lights, the sound and the movement of the coaster train in particular. I saw it back in November and was going to buy it, but I knew that someone would see it and wind up getting it for me for Christmas... sure enough, I got it!

It seemed like one of those ornaments that would sell out by season's end.


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