Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament

Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 5:28pm CDT

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You will remember the Hallmark ornaments from previous years, such as Grimlock - we now have news of the 2017 edition, Soundwave, thanks to fellow Seibertronian zebanshee! Release date is July 15 2017, and it joins 2014's Optimus Prime, 2015's Megatron, and 2016's Grimlock. Check it out below.

Transformers News: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament

Transformers News: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament

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Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1877494)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on April 26th, 2017 @ 5:29pm CDT
2917 wow thats a long way off
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1877499)
Posted by Kurona on April 26th, 2017 @ 5:39pm CDT
Hmmm. The Grimlock ornament was cute and had its own unique little chibi style going for it, but in this case I'm not entirely sure what would make this attractive over just straight-up buying the actual G1 toy. Or maybe he's Titan Class-priced on Ebay by now, I dunno.
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1877506)
Posted by transformnerd114 on April 26th, 2017 @ 5:53pm CDT
"Soundwave superior, non-biologically immortal beings inferior."
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1877527)
Posted by Tresob on April 26th, 2017 @ 7:37pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Hmmm. The Grimlock ornament was cute and had its own unique little chibi style going for it, but in this case I'm not entirely sure what would make this attractive over just straight-up buying the actual G1 toy. Or maybe he's Titan Class-priced on Ebay by now, I dunno.


They make great little statues for G1 nostalgia.

And if you patrol Hallmark stores after Christmas, these things go for half price. I only have Grimlock, and that's how I bought him.

(I'm also not sure how Grimlock was "chibi." It seemed like a very faithful reproduction of the toy to me...just much smaller.)
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1877547)
Posted by william-james88 on April 26th, 2017 @ 8:52pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Hmmm. The Grimlock ornament was cute and had its own unique little chibi style going for it, but in this case I'm not entirely sure what would make this attractive over just straight-up buying the actual G1 toy. Or maybe he's Titan Class-priced on Ebay by now, I dunno.

I dont get it, the Grimlock one was just his G1 toy made smaller. If he looked chibi to you, then that just means the original G1 would look chibi to you too:

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Transformers G1 1985 Grimlock Gallery

Without me telling you, would you know that was a pic of the G1 toy and not the ornament?

Soundwave is the same. And I dont know why we are better off buying the G1 one instead when this just serves as an ornament on a tree and doesnt transform. I wouldnt put G1 soundwave in my Christmas tree, but I would put this cute ornament instead.
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1877621)
Posted by NTESHFT on April 27th, 2017 @ 8:38am CDT
Got mine preordered..... I like it. I feel nostalgic getting these...transformable or not they are still cool. Plus, I collect Hallmark ornaments too ...
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1877647)
Posted by Flashwave on April 27th, 2017 @ 11:00am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Hmmm. The Grimlock ornament was cute and had its own unique little chibi style going for it, but in this case I'm not entirely sure what would make this attractive over just straight-up buying the actual G1 toy. Or maybe he's Titan Class-priced on Ebay by now, I dunno.

I dont get it, the Grimlock one was just his G1 toy made smaller. If he looked chibi to you, then that just means the original G1 would look chibi to you too:

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Transformers G1 1985 Grimlock Gallery

Without me telling you, would you know that was a pic of the G1 toy and not the ornament?

Soundwave is the same. And I dont know why we are better off buying the G1 one instead when this just serves as an ornament on a tree and doesnt transform. I wouldnt put G1 soundwave in my Christmas tree, but I would put this cute ornament instead.
Kurona wrote:Hmmm. The Grimlock ornament was cute and had its own unique little chibi style going for it, but in this case I'm not entirely sure what would make this attractive over just straight-up buying the actual G1 toy. Or maybe he's Titan Class-priced on Ebay by now, I dunno.

Same reason the Lionel ornaments are almost always the first to go, even though most trees have an actual train encircling them. People get them because they represent a love of something, or a gift to someone who loved something. Most of the otnaments in my family's tree are either 1)things we love, or 2) of or from family. In this case, G1. You can't (easily) hang G1 Soundwave on a tree, and ehy would you? This is much easier.


Edit: but it occurs to me the distinction here might be in a difference to each person's particular traditions over the holiday
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1877668)
Posted by Tresob on April 27th, 2017 @ 12:07pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Edit: but it occurs to me the distinction here might be in a difference to each person's particular traditions over the holiday


This is true. For example, I don't hang "franchise" ornaments on our tree anymore. I prefer more traditional decorations. But I still have a number of these kinds of ornaments in my personal collection.
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1899707)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 25th, 2017 @ 5:53pm CDT
Just in time for Christmas in July, Hallmark stores are starting to carry the G1 Soundwave Ornament. Our very own news staffer Bronzewolf was kind enough to send us a few pictures of the ornament. From them we can see the front and back of this well detailed ornament. It also appears to be sold for $15.95 in store. If you spot any new figures or merch, be sure to let us know!

If you enjoy this holiday ornament, have a look at the G1 Grimlock ornament from last year!

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Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1899711)
Posted by kurthy on July 25th, 2017 @ 6:24pm CDT
That really looks like it can transform, but so did the grimlock.
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1899716)
Posted by zodconvoy on July 25th, 2017 @ 6:42pm CDT
This is news? I picked mine up 2 weeks ago. I'd've posted something.
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1899717)
Posted by Bronzewolf on July 25th, 2017 @ 6:59pm CDT
Sorry for the blurry photos, folks. I had to take a quick picture as the Hallmark I was at was closing for the night.
By the way:
No, it doesn't transform,
No, it doesn't have any articulation,
No, Laserbeak doesn't pop out in any way, although it looks like he is a separate piece, not sculpted into his chest/just painted on. Perhaps a gimmick that was never fully realised? :-?
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1899760)
Posted by william-james88 on July 25th, 2017 @ 10:28pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:This is news? I picked mine up 2 weeks ago. I'd've posted something.

It never hurts to send us a message if you see something that you didnt see on these boards yet ;)
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1899786)
Posted by Me Grimlock King on July 26th, 2017 @ 12:02am CDT
I got Optimus Prime Megatron and Grimlock in this line and Soundwave will be added too eventually ;)^
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1921290)
Posted by Qwan on November 12th, 2017 @ 10:13pm CST
It's been a while since we last had word of Hallmark's Transformers-themed Christmas ornaments for this year - Hot Rod was found on Walmart's website and Optimus Prime was available for a reduced price on JCPenney's site, both in late September. Now we have not only word of the two appearing at brick-and-mortar retail stores, but also of what seems to be a packaging variant for the Optimus Prime ornament!

Tips from Seibertronians cdavid3 and Bounti76 on November 4th alerted us to the presence of these ornaments on store shelves, but another photo from autobot00 shows us perhaps the more interesting note in all this: the Optimus ornaments appears to have two different sets of potential packaging. Whereas the pictures shared by cdavid3 and Bounti76 show the box to have The Last Knight branding and a stock image of Optimus Prime from the new live-action film (much like the Hot Rod ornament's own packaging), autobot00's instead present a version of the box with the Generation 1-styled logo and a stock image of G1 Optimus Prime. The ornaments appear to be otherwise identical, meaning that there's no cause for concern if you just want the thing itself, but oddities like this are always worth noting.

Have you seen any of these ornaments on shelves at retail stores? Have you, perchance, seen both variants of Optimus - and if you have, did you notice any differences between the two aside from the logo and stock image? Share your thoughts, and as always keep watching Seibertron.com for any future Transformers news - big, small or just plain odd!

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Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1921301)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on November 12th, 2017 @ 10:48pm CST
You got me excited when you said "Hot Rod" ornament... then I saw it was a movie version. :-(

Oh well, good for those who want it, I guess.
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1921302)
Posted by Qwan on November 12th, 2017 @ 11:02pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:You got me excited when you said "Hot Rod" ornament... then I saw it was a movie version. :-(

Oh well, good for those who want it, I guess.

Yeah, sorry man. I'm sure we'll get a G1-styled one eventually though, if the trend keeps up of having two Transformers ornaments a year, so... optimism! I guess.
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1921306)
Posted by TulioDude on November 12th, 2017 @ 11:18pm CST
Hot Rod looks very faithfull to his body in the movie! 8-)
Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1921388)
Posted by whacko on November 13th, 2017 @ 11:59am CST
There are at least 3 variants of the Optimus Prime packaging.

Target has the same Hallmark ornament in a hanging card without a box and with the G1 Prime artwork.

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Re: Hallmark 2017 Transformers G1 Soundwave Ornament (1921403)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 13th, 2017 @ 12:46pm CST
whacko wrote:There are at least 3 variants of the Optimus Prime packaging.

Target has the same Hallmark ornament in a hanging card without a box and with the G1 Prime artwork.

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Well that's interesting. I wonder if any others will show up.

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