Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ornament Review: Luke Skywalker - Star Wars #21 - 2017 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 4 out of 5
Pros: Decent likeness of the older Luke
Cons: Details could be a little sharper
The Bottom Line:
Old meets new here as
We get an updated Luke
Draw for Star Wars fans

Luke is a Mysterious Figure

The new Star Wars movies have all us geeks buzzing as we count down each year to the latest part of the sage from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.  It has also breathed new life in Hallmark’s official Star Wars ornament line.  Honestly, I think they were running out of ways to feature the characters from the original trilogy, but now they can feature the classic characters from the new movies.  That’s what they’ve done with 2017’s Luke Skywalker.

This ornament features Luke from his brief cameo at the end of The Force Awakens.  Honestly, that is a bit of a surprise since I’m sure he will be a much bigger presence in The Last Jedi, which opens this year.  If it were me, I would have tied it into the new movie.  But that’s a minor issue.

Anyway, Luke is standing with his robe flowing behind him.  Yes, he’s uncovered his head, and he is standing with his hands clasping each other.  We can clearly see that one of his hands is artificial.  He’s mostly tans and whites, with gray hair and goatee and that black artificial hand.

Like most of the ornaments in this series, it is that simple since they usually focus on a character.  I really like this chance to get the classic characters updated for the new movies.  The detail on this one is good.  It doesn’t quite look like Mark Hamill in his one scene, but it is a close enough likeness that anyone will know who it is supposed to be by just looking at it.

Between Luke’s feet and his robe, there is plenty here for a solid base, so this ornament stands very well on its own.  You’ll also find the series marker on the bottom.  Hard to believe we are at number 21.

Of you can hang this ornament on your tree.  The hook is on the back of Luke’s head, which allows him to hang straight.

Fans of both the new movies and the original trilogy will definitely want to pick up Luke Skywalker.  He’s been a hot seller at my local store, so obviously, there are a lot of us out there who like this ornament.

Fan of Star Wars?  You'll want to check out the rest of the official Star Wars ornaments series.

Original Price: $17.95

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