A few years back, Hallmark brand began releasing a collection of decoupage, "shatterproof" stylized Christmas tree ornaments geared specifically towards young kids—available primarily at Target, Walmart and Toys R Us stores. Many characters from many different properties have been made in this particular style over the years (DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar, Wizard of Oz, Peanuts, Scooby-Doo, etc...) and I had thought about collecting them for some time.
This collection has caught my eye since its beginning (I really love the designs), though I only finally decided to start collecting them this past holiday season. I figured they would be perfect for a separate, smaller Christmas tree in our kids' room someday.
This past year saw the brand new release of this trio inspired by Pixar's 2016 hit sequel Finding Dory. Included here we have none other than Dory herself, Nemo and everyone's favorite cranky septopus Hank (which was Target exclusive). Each measures about 4" in size and retails for around $7.
Let's take a closer look!
Hank (Target Exclusive)
Now I'm regretting not collecting these sooner, because I've missed out on so many awesome previously released characters who aren't around anymore! Decoupage ornaments of Inside Out characters (Joy, Anger, Sadness and Disgust), Toy Story characters (Buzz and Woody), Cars characters (Lightning Mcqueen and Mater) and Monsters Inc./University characters (Sulley, MU Sulley and MU Mike) have come and gone. Buzz and Woody were re-released this past holiday season, but I was too late in the game to snag them. Blast!
At any rate, I'm sure I'll be able to find [at least most of] the retired Pixar characters I need on eBay; even if it's just a little bit at a time. I'm going to do my best to find them all and post the complete collection here! Look for updates here soon.
Side Note- As a massive Star Wars fan, I also wanted to collect all those characters from this line that I could. Luckily I was able to snag them all before they sold out this past year (including the Walmart exclusive Kylo Ren). Visit THIS POST as featured on my Star Wars Instagram page to check them out!