Thursday, July 20, 2017

Up: Hallmark 2017 Dug Keepsake Ornament (Lights & Sounds)

Up Hallmark 2017 Dug Keepsake Ornament (Lights & Sounds)

As a followup to yesterday's post on the 2017 Hallmark Keepsake Cars 3 Lightning McQueen ornament (definitely check that out HERE before moving on), here we have Dug from Up (with lights & sounds)— the second out of three Pixar themed Keepsake ornaments being released this holiday season at Hallmark! Note: The third this year is little Dory with her parents, however that won't be out until October. Stay tuned for my review on that one in the coming months.

Dug here is also the seventh (and apparently final) part of a Pixar Keepsake ornaments sub-line called the "Disney·Pixar Legends Series", which began in 2011. The previous six ornaments/characters released under this banner were: Carl/Russell (2011), Sulley/Boo (2012), Crush/Squirt (2013), Edna Mode (2014), Wall·E (2015) and Joy/Sadness (2016). I'm not exactly sure why they're considering this the final "Legends" release, though honestly I don't even know why there's a Pixar sub-line to begin with (since all the ornaments are the same in feel and quality to the others anyway). Like why wasn't McQueen included in the "Legends" lineup? What about Buzz and Woody? They're pretty legendary to me! ;) 

Up Hallmark 2017 Dug Keepsake Ornament (Lights & Sounds)

Like usual, each Keepsake is designed by a different artist within Hallmark. The look of this Dug ornament was created by Anita Marra Rogers who did an outstanding job capturing the character.

Up Hallmark 2017 Dug Keepsake Ornament (Lights & Sounds)

Dug measures about 2.3" tall x 1.6" wide and is made of a non-fragile plastic (which is great for families with young kids who might be tempted to pull this off the tree). He requires two button cell batteries (which are included, but need to be installed. A small screwdriver will be needed). Once the batteries are in, press the small button on Dug's front to hear six of his most classic lines directly from the film:
  • "Hi there! My name is Dug. I have just met you and I love you." 
  • "Squirrel!"
  • "I am a great tracker. My pack sent me on a special mission all by myself."
  • "Have you seen a bird? I want to find one and I've been on his scent. I am a great tracker. Did I mention that?"
  • "I can bark. [barking sounds] and here's howling [howling sounds]."
  • "I do not like the cone of shame."
What a perfect selection of quotes. And the best part? The light on his collar glows red when he speaks just like in the movie! Now that is cool.

Up Hallmark 2017 Dug Keepsake Ornament (Lights & Sounds)Up Hallmark 2017 Dug Keepsake Ornament (Lights & Sounds)Up Hallmark 2017 Dug Keepsake Ornament (Lights & Sounds)

Retail price for this Dug is $17.95 and can be found right now at your local Hallmark store or online HERE. If you're a big Up fan, then this might be the perfect addition to your Christmas tree this holiday season (or maybe you know a big Up fan and this could be a great gift). Either way! He also works as a display piece if you're just looking to add a little Dug figurine to your work/office desk space.

Lastly, you can watch his talking feature in action in my YouTube video review below. Another big thanks to Hallmark for sending me this to review!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Which Keepsake ornaments have you gotten/plan to get? Do you have an all time favorite from over the years? Shout it out!

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