Category Archives: The Hobbit

Comic-Con 2012 Recap #5: Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop at Comic-Con 2012 had several items straight from Middle-Earth. Some of their eye popping The Lord of the Rings items included the much anticipated Fellowship diorama series and the truly amazing looking Barad-Dur environment. Weta also introduced us to their 1:6th line of statues from the first of two films based on The Hobbit. Representing the start of the line you had characters such as Gandalf The Grey, Bilbo Baggins, Dwalin (my favorite), Balin, Bombur, and Thorin (Comic-Con Exclusive version). They also had some props from the film that will like these statues be up for sale come October. As, I just mentioned the Thorin you will see is their Comic-Con Ex version and a regular version minus a piece of his shield will be up for sale in October. Weta had one of the coolest booths at the Con this year with all the items and the Trolls who feature in the film and The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Gentle Giant The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Thorin Oakenshield Mini-Bust Comic-Con Exclusive

My friends at TheOneRing.Net announced tonight that Gentle Giant has announced one more exclusive for Comic-Con 2012. Thorin will be sold at the Gentle Giant booth #3513 For $70 with an edition size of 500 pieces world wide. You will also be able to buy this starting at 6pm via their web site.

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Weta Workshop The Hobbit Comic-Con Exclusives

As the folks at Weta Workshop released their newsletter tonight it contained their two exclusives for this years Comic-Con. The first of their exclusives will be a statue of Thorin Oakenshield leader of the Dwarves you will see in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This statue will have an Edition size of 700 pieces world wide with 500 of them being sold at the Con. Thorin will cost $250 and be limited to only two pieces per day during the Con to make sure fans get a chance. The other is an art print similar to the teaser poster for The Hobbit. This print by Gary Hunt will have 100 copies signed by Mr. Hunt while the other 400 will be sold without the signature. A limit of 2 per person will also be put on this collectible.

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Thorin Oakenshield – with shield*
The first in a range of 1:6 scale polystone statues.
US$249 – Limit 2 per person
This limited edition collection will have a run of 700 pieces, 500 of which will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con. (The remaining 200 statues will be reserved for sale in October at the Weta Cave in New Zealand and at Ring*Con in Germany.)
*Note there will be a separate version, without shield, available at http://www.wetaNZ.com in October 2012

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An Unexpected Journey*
Art print by Weta Workshop Conceptual Designer Gus Hunter
100 signed (US$60) and 400 unsigned (US$50) copies available at San Diego Comic-Con
Limit 2 per person.
*Note there will be additional copies available at http://www.wetaNZ.com in October 2012