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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I’m late I know but I’m going to start recapping what we saw at Comic-Con today with pictures and video. Today, I start with the items from The Lord of the Rings that Sideshow had at their booth. The three big items this year were the Frodo and Sam statue in Orc Armor, the Sauron Premium Format, and the Ringwraith on Steed Premium Format. Enjoy the pictures and the video.
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.
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
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
Day 13 of Sideshow Collectibles Online Comic-Con turned out to be lucky for fans of The Lord of the Rings, DC, Star Wars and Avatar. Fans of The Lord of the Rings get to finally pre-order the Twilight Witch-King statue from The Fellowship of the Ring. This superb statue is a great counter part to the Ringwraith statue released previously in this range of collectibles. The Witch-King will cost $275 with a $27 NRD but you do have the Flex-Pay program to save up for the March 2013 release. Fans of the Star Wars Saga get a pre-order and a preview during day 13 of the event. The Pre-Order is the cooler of the Fetts in my opinion in Jango Fett with a 1:1 bust. This highly detailed bust will cost $800 with a $80 NRD as always you have the flex pay program to help defer the costs until the February 2013 release. The preview is for my personal favorite Jedi in the Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. No details other than this great preivew below but as soon as I get more info I will pass it on. DC fans get a preview of the upcoming Catwoman Legendary Scale Figure and Avatar fans get a preview of the life size bust of Neytiri.
Weta Workshop has announced an item fans of The Lord of the Rings have been asking for a very very long time. For years we’ve been clamoring for someone to make statues or a diorama piece of the Fellowship as they made their trip across Middle-Earth to destroy The One Ring. Now, that it’s hear folks can finally start the Pre-Order process through Weta. Set 1 is up right now for the price of $200 and will not be shipping until quarter four of this year so you have time to save. The other two sets will be announced in 2012 and most likely during Comic-Con 2012.
Recently Sideshow Collectibles and Weta Workshop have made Ringer collectors very very happy. The folks from Sideshow Collectibles announced the next statue being previewed in their The Lord of the Rings statue line is the Witch King in True Form following up the really awesome Ringwraith statue which is also of the Witch King. This piece most likely will be previewed during Comic-Con where we will get more information. Weta Workshop has announced they’ve been granted the rights to make various collectibles from the two upcoming The Hobbit films by Peter Jackson. It sounds like we should see items from this range of collectibles at Comic-Con.
Today was a big day for collectors. Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys, and the folks from Weta are making collectors around the world very happy. The Lord of the Rings fans are getting a truly awesome treat from Weta with the announcement they will be making the environment Barad-Dur: Fortress of Sauron. Weta will be letting us know along the way the process to bringing this collectible to life and as soon as any info is out I will let you know.
Star Wars fans got a real treat from Sideshow Collectibles today via their Facebook page with a preview of the new 1:6th Darth Vader figure with reveal sculpt. No word on anything just yet on price or not but I would expect as we get closer to Comic-Con we’ll know more. Sideshow also via their Sideshow Experience page of an upcoming premium format for the character Hawkeye. Hot Toys and Sideshow have teamed up for one of Sideshow’s Comic-Con Exclusive in the USO Rescue Captain America 1:6th figure via their Facebook page.