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.
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.
Sideshow Collectibles has made Marvel Fans and The Lord of the Rings fans very happy with their newest newsletter! Ringers get a chance to preview the upcoming Ringwraith on Steed Premium format which really looks to be the best Premium Format Sideshow has made for The Lord of the Rings. Marvel fans get a chance to preview the sexy Spider-Woman Premium format. Both items will be previewed next week in the Sideshow Experience and then pre-orders begin next week in the newsletter. Stay tuned as both items are previewed I will let you know!!
This week collectors had were given the chance to order multiple items from all the major collecting companies from any license they really would want to buy from. These companies literally covered all my favorite licenses this week with The Lord of the Rings, Marvel, and Star Wars. Needless to say this was a great week for collectors on top of a great film like The Avengers coming out.
Now what exactly came out and from whom:
Sideshow Collectibles – Sideshow released the first statue from what is sure to be an amazing line of statues from the Star Wars saga. Darth Maul is the first character from the new Mythos line which gives us a look at the Star Wars characters we love but in moments we didn’t see in the films or cartoon. Maul in his statue is obviously training as he prepares to do Darth Sidious bidding in tearing apart the galaxy. The price for Darth Maul is $250 with a $25 NRD and a shipping in October of 2012. Do so now before its too late and you’re left holding the bag.
Weta Workshop – The folks at Weta released the third statue in their mini-statue line of characters from The Lord of the Rings. The character who is joining the line up of characters is none other than that ranger known as Strider. This amazing statue is such a great representation of the character and happens to be from a moment when we first meeting him both in the movie and book. The price for Stirder is only $75 and he won’t be shipping until September/October of this year so please make sure you get this statue.
Hot Toys – Hot Toys has given us the next character from this summer’s amazing move The Avengers with The God of Thunder himself Thor. This version of Thor is pretty awesome and I think a bit better than the first figure of the character. Thor comes with multiple hands and the cosmic cubes holding tube which will run you $200 but he won’t be shipping until December of this year. You can order this through Sideshow Collectibles or your favorite etailer.
Gentle Giant – Another item from The Avengers comes to us from the folks of Gentle Giant. The Mark VII suit that Tony Stark breaks out during the movie is the first mini-bust from Gentle Giant for The Avengers. Right now the image is just a conceptual photo from the movie but it gives you an idea of what it will look like. Also if you order this weekend it will only cost you $59 with free shipping and starting Monday it will bump up to $85.
The awesome folks at TheOneRing.Net have another review for the really fantastic line of statues representing The Lord of the Rings. The newest addition to this line is Arwen Evenstar who is the first female of the line and a great rendition of this character. Arwen is instock for both the regular and exclusive versions at $250 a piece. Get yours now and check out the review from TORN.
In this review I will be going over the new Aragorn maquette from Sideshow Collectibles Lord Of The Rings maquette line. With this line Sideshow will be taking looks at the characters we’ve grown to love reading or watching Lord Of The Rings and show us other aspects of those characters. This line is off to a great start with this piece and what we’ve seen in the 12 days of Sideshow back in December. I have no problems saying this piece is truly one of my all time favorite pieces.
As always here’s the review and a lot of pictures.