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    The PX at our military post will no longer carry ANY Hallmark items! They have switched to American Greetings! We used to get some pretty decent Hallmark Halloween items in the PX in the fall. The Hallmark in the town next to us closed 2 years ago, and the Hallmark rep in the PX that gave me this info told me that the Hallmark in the next largest town- about 35 miles away- is closing as well! What is going on with Hallmark?

    SHOULDN'T WE HAVE A BONEY PREVIEW PIC OR VIDEO FROM YC NOW!?? Hello, the Boney Bunch video was the only reason I started buying them! "The Mystery of Boney Manor?" Basically marketing that wooed me and made me buy hundreds of dollars of candleholders. Now we get nothing. Ugh.

    Almost time and the only info we have is underground. YC is making me angry! Angry enough to buy all their Boney Bunches and Halloween scents like a rabid dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollow View Post
    The PX at our military post will no longer carry ANY Hallmark items! They have switched to American Greetings! We used to get some pretty decent Hallmark Halloween items in the PX in the fall. The Hallmark in the town next to us closed 2 years ago, and the Hallmark rep in the PX that gave me this info told me that the Hallmark in the next largest town- about 35 miles away- is closing as well! What is going on with Hallmark?

    SHOULDN'T WE HAVE A BONEY PREVIEW PIC OR VIDEO FROM YC NOW!?? Hello, the Boney Bunch video was the only reason I started buying them! "The Mystery of Boney Manor?" Basically marketing that wooed me and made me buy hundreds of dollars of candleholders. Now we get nothing. Ugh.

    Almost time and the only info we have is underground. YC is making me angry! Angry enough to buy all their Boney Bunches and Halloween scents like a rabid dog!
    Exactly! I keep saying as much as I hate the fact that they've given us next to nothing at this point, I love it! Those marketing videos were brilliant. But I think they know they've got us hook, line and sinker now. And the thought of walking in the store and seeing the pieces for the very first time on preview day kinda intrigues me. But we'll see...something tells me we will see something...and soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollow View Post
    The PX at our military post will no longer carry ANY Hallmark items! They have switched to American Greetings! We used to get some pretty decent Hallmark Halloween items in the PX in the fall. The Hallmark in the town next to us closed 2 years ago, and the Hallmark rep in the PX that gave me this info told me that the Hallmark in the next largest town- about 35 miles away- is closing as well! What is going on with Hallmark?
    Hollow, sounds like American Greetings beat out Hallmark for the new contract. Hallmark also recently lost it's contract with Mattel, so that means no more Fisher Price, Barbie, Hotwheels, Matchbox, or American Girls Christmas ornaments. American Greetings owns Carlton Cards, so for those who enjoy Carlton's licensed Christmas ornaments, this may be a welcomed change.

    I collect some licensed Christmas ornaments - (Peanuts, Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, The Hobbit, Wizard of Oz) - but more than two-thirds of what I collect are non-licensed, of which Hallmark excels. The Halloween ornament that I posted yesterday is an good example of their non-licensed ornaments. Another is the Christmas ornament, Low Rider, which plays the song "Low Rider" performed by WAR. Getting this one for my husband and our two oldest sons... http://www.hallmark.com/products/gen...795QXG1732_DK/

    I'm really grumpy with Yankee Candle right now, so am focusing on other things I enjoy collecting. Perhaps if others post non-Yankee Candle items they enjoy collecting, YC will finally GET that not knowing what's coming is NOT fun. Lots of other Halloween items are coming out right now...

    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma lise View Post
    Today was the Keepsake Ornament Premiere at Hallmark. I think I spent 4 hours there looking at everything and playing a game they had for us. These were my two favorite Halloween purchases...

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    The ornament tells five Halloween jokes and the eyes are choregraphed to light on and off in varying levels of intensity with each joke. The Fortune Telling Magic Mirror tells ten fortunes. I can see it learning against the wall on a desk with a chair pulled out to sit on. It's motion activated, and the best part is that it has an on and off switch. Hoping Monday brings with it another sneak peak of the Boney Bunch.

    Lisa
    um...yeah...think i'm gonna have to stop at hallmark on the way out of town this morning....
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    [QUOTE=grandma lise;
    I'm really grumpy with Yankee Candle right now, so am focusing on other things I enjoy collecting. Perhaps if others post non-Yankee Candle items they enjoy collecting, YC will finally GET that not knowing what's coming is NOT fun. Lots of other Halloween items are coming out right now...

    Lisa[/QUOTE

    Lisa,

    I am also slightly annoyed with Yankee. I think the marketing videos they did in years past were brilliant. And I think that they must feel they no longer need to spend time or money on such campaigns because the Boney Bunch/Halloween items seem to sell out regardless. That is greed.

    But I do find it fun and intriguing that we don't really know what's coming. At least not really. And not yet. If this year's line turns out to be all we hope it will be, then not seeing it until release day will make release day all the more exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwillingwench View Post
    um...yeah...think i'm gonna have to stop at hallmark on the way out of town this morning....
    Wickedwillingwench, also ask to see the re-release of THIS Haunted Candle... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hallmark-Hal...item4610826617 Most stores only got two BUT they will be getting more in later. It's one of my favorite Halloween decorations!

    Lisa

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    [QUOTE=ninababy100109;1465660]
    Quote Originally Posted by grandma lise;
    I'm really grumpy with Yankee Candle right now, so am focusing on other things I enjoy collecting. Perhaps if others post non-Yankee Candle items they enjoy collecting, YC will finally GET that not knowing what's coming is NOT fun. Lots of other Halloween items are coming out right now...

    Lisa[/QUOTE

    Lisa,

    I am also slightly annoyed with Yankee. I think the marketing videos they did in years past were brilliant. And I think that they must feel they no longer need to spend time or money on such campaigns because the Boney Bunch/Halloween items seem to sell out regardless. That is greed.

    But I do find it fun and intriguing that we don't really know what's coming. At least not really. And not yet. If this year's line turns out to be all we hope it will be, then not seeing it until release day will make release day all the more exciting.
    It is exciting ninababy100109. And I also miss the videos, the games too. 2010 was a FUN year!

    I do think Yankee Candle does some things right. For example, making the Boney Bunch available for purchase online a few days before the Halloween Preview Party keeps most - (I wish all) - of the secondary market sellers out of the stores. That's a good thing. I just don't know how I'm going to cope these next few weeks...[pouting]...

    Actually, this would be a good time to reorganize and repack a lot of my Halloween stuff.

    19 days to go!

    Lisa

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    I went back to my Yankee Candle today and the manager I like does still work there. She was actually happy to see me and gave me a few of the flyers. She also said that she will allow me to double my coupons again. She said the catalogs did not come in yet but when they be will she will save me one.

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    Yeah Myerman82! That's GREAT news!

    Our store will have a new manager, perhaps beginning today, not sure. She's also new to Yankee Candle. I have no idea what to expect. I'll be over the moon if I get a catalog. They get so few.

    Lisa

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    I stopped by my local YC Friday night to get a flyer. The sales girl must have been new, since when I asked about BB, she stared blankly at me for a minute. They the lightbulb came on & she told me about the preview party. The manager said its crazy but a lot of fun and people will line up outside the store before it opens. I can't wait to go!

 

 

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