Monday, February 18, 2019

Ornament Review: Millennium Falcon - 2018 Hallmark Star Wars Storyteller Ornament



Stars: 4 out of 5
Pros: Adds to story, looks great
Cons: Not too much of a show when on its own
The Bottom Line:
Fly with Han, Chewie
Looks great, adds fun dialogue
A good addition




You Won’t Have a Bad Feeling about this Ornament

If you are using ships from Star Wars to retell the story from the original movie, of course you are going to put the Millennium Falcon.  It’s such a huge part of that movie, and the entire franchise really, that it needs to be included.  So I wasn’t surprised to see that it was one of the 2018 additions to the Star Wars Storytellers line from Hallmark.

This ornament looks just like the ship from the movie.  That includes molded plastic that is shaped to represent the ridges on the original ship.  While I don’t know how it flies through the air well looking like that, you certainly can’t mistake this ship for anything else.

But the fun comes when you plug this ornament into Hallmark’s Power Cord (sold separately).  That’s when a couple of very small areas on the ship light up and this ornament contributes to the overall show these ornaments put on.  Individually, it just has a 30 second clip from the moment they jump out of hyperspace to find that Alderaan has been destroyed.  However, when combined with the other ships in the series, you get more from it, including Hans’ contribution with this ship to the climactic battle.

With a mostly flat bottom, you could set this ornament out to be displayed year round.  It hangs straight when you go to hang it on your Christmas tree.

As I say, this is an iconic ship.  It had to be part of the set.  I’m a little surprised it wasn’t part of the first wave to be honest, although seeing how the sound clips add to the scenes originally released and don’t stand as well on their own, it makes some sense.

While the ornaments are expensive, I find them worth it.  If you are a Star Wars fan, you should definitely consider adding the Millennium Falcon to your Storytellers set.

Original Price: $39.99

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