Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant)

Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant)

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 10:14pm CST

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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!

Transformers News: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant)

Transformers News: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant)

Transformers News: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant)

Credit(s): cdavid3, Bounti76, autobot00


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Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (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 Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (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 Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (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 Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (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 Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (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.
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1921426)
Posted by Kroenen on November 13th, 2017 @ 3:05pm CST
Hate that I missed out on the first Hallmark G1 Optimus, so I guess the Target one will make an acceptable substitute. Just gotta find one with good eye-paint...
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1921428)
Posted by zodconvoy on November 13th, 2017 @ 3:30pm CST
Got my hopes up for a G1 Hot Rod ornament. Not a merry Christmas to me... :rodimusstar:
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954252)
Posted by Bronzewolf on April 19th, 2018 @ 3:45pm CDT
While it might be April, there are already Christmas related stories to cover! This time around, it's the announcement of Hallmark's latest Transformers G1 ornament! Hallmark started this series a few years ago with Optimus Prime, and has continued every year since, making a Grimlock, Megatron, and Soundwave. This year we get another Decepticon for our trees in the form of Starscream!
Thanks to a listing on the Hallmark website sent in to us by Seibertronian westjames/notirish, we have some new stock photos, a price of $15.99, and also get a short description! These ornaments are famous for being extremely faithful to the G1 toys they're inspired by, and it remains true here. Check out those stock images below, and let us know if you'll be picking Starscream up when he hits Hallmark stores mid July!
So long, Autobots! It's time for action with Starscream™, the power-hungry Decepticon Air Commander who considers himself the leader of the future. Fans of the classic Transformers® robots will relive the excitement of childhood each holiday season as they unbox this Christmas tree ornament.
This artist crafted Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2018 in copyright.
With unparalleled artistry and exceptional detail, each festive and collectible Keepsake Ornament is made for years of celebrations.
From preserving precious memories to commemorating special milestones and interests, there's a Hallmark ornament for everyone on your gift list.
Hallmark has been your family-owned creator of greeting cards, gifts, gift wrap, ornaments and more for over 100 years. We take deep pride in helping individuals connect in just the right way.
Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 4.28" W x 3.8" H x 2.16" D.


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Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954272)
Posted by Sunstar on April 19th, 2018 @ 4:58pm CDT
I am looking forward to getting this - the question is, one or two....
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954273)
Posted by Rated X on April 19th, 2018 @ 5:05pm CDT
I would rather find transformers under my tree than hanging on it.
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954282)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 19th, 2018 @ 5:22pm CDT
That festive G1 Starscream look like it can transform. :-?
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954285)
Posted by Me Grimlock King on April 19th, 2018 @ 6:23pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:That festive G1 Starscream look like it can transform. :-?


I know right they all look like they can but they dont but i love this attention to detail that gives them the realism and illusion that they can tho :BOT: :CON: ;)^
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954299)
Posted by Sunstar on April 19th, 2018 @ 7:44pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I would rather find transformers under my tree than hanging on it.

Why have just one when you can have both?

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Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954323)
Posted by NTESHFT on April 19th, 2018 @ 10:00pm CDT
Me Grimlock King wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That festive G1 Starscream look like it can transform. :-?


I know right they all look like they can but they dont but i love this attention to detail that gives them the realism and illusion that they can tho :BOT: :CON: ;)^



Same here. He looks amazing to me. I'm so preordering this one.
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954420)
Posted by joevill on April 20th, 2018 @ 9:07am CDT
This is really cute!!
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1954431)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 20th, 2018 @ 10:52am CDT
I can't put G1 Starscream and christmas together without remembering this cover.

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Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1956883)
Posted by bodrock on April 30th, 2018 @ 12:45am CDT
I've picked up all the Hallmark TFs so far -- I gotta have this one too!
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1986370)
Posted by Va'al on September 27th, 2018 @ 10:16am CDT
While it was announced a while ago - see our story here - the Hallmark 2018 Transformers Starscream Ornament has now received a new clip from the official Hallmark social media accounts.

Check it out below, and let us know what you think!

This artist crafted Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2018 in copyright.

With unparalleled artistry and exceptional detail, each festive and collectible Keepsake Ornament is made for years of celebrations.

From preserving precious memories to commemorating special milestones and interests, there's a Hallmark ornament for everyone on your gift list.

Hallmark has been your family-owned creator of greeting cards, gifts, gift wrap, ornaments and more for over 100 years. We take deep pride in helping individuals connect in just the right way.

Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 4.28" W x 3.8" H x 2.16" D.

Regular price$15.99


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Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1986417)
Posted by Regimus Prime on September 27th, 2018 @ 4:31pm CDT
I just saw this one at my local MCX (Military Exchange) for about $15. I plan on picking him up this week. I have all except for Grimlock from two years ago. I was busy with getting the house built and totally flaked on picking him up. Hopefully I can find him on Amazon or EBay. These are pretty sweet. :BOT:
Re: Hallmark Hot Rod and Optimus Prime Ornaments Found at Retail (Plus Packaging Variant) (1986418)
Posted by Regimus Prime on September 27th, 2018 @ 4:38pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I would rather find transformers under my tree than hanging on it.


What would be better than having this Starscream hanging from your tree and also having the Wal-Mart Exclusive G1 reissue sitting under it? Nice :BOT:

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