Tag 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


Lord of the Rings News from Sideshow Collectibles and Weta Workshop

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.

Sideshow Witch King Statue

The Hobbit license announcement from Weta


Comic-Con 2011 Lord Of The Rings Photos

Comic-Con may have come and gone a week ago but we’re still going to be rocking it here for a few days as I add more of the photos I took during the event. This year was crazy good and I’m already looking forward to 2012. As always thanks for checking out the blog!

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Sideshow Collectibles Production Blog Update For May 24th

Today’s Sideshow Collectibles Production Blog update comes jam packed full of stuff. We’ve got items from Star Wars, Lord Of The Rings, and AVP. From Lord Of The Rings we have a production sneak peek video which I will link to Sideshow Production Blog and the character you might ask? Well, Boromir Son Of Denethor is the character that will be next up on the Maquette line from Sideshow Collectibles. The Star Wars Previews are the Sandtrooper and Dewback figures from the 1:6th scale line. Each item will be sold separately with the Sandtrooper coming in at $135 and the Dewback at $300 which will have an NRD on $30.

The other item from Star Wars is the Stormtrooper Premium Format. This piece will only have a regular edition and cost $300 as well. Like other pieces this will have a NRD of 10% or $30. The Final item is the next Comic-Con Exclusive the AVP mask set. No price has been given yet but for those going it goes up Thursday and not going on Friday. You need to be a newsletter subscriber to participate on Thursday if you are a Comic-Con attendee.

Boromir Son Of Denethor Maquette

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Sideshow Collectibles Lord Of The Rings Galadriel Premium Format Review

During Sideshow’s recent Spooktacular event I was lucky enough to win a Galadriel Premium Format figure during one of the days chats. This PF while not one I was running to get right away absolutely looks amazing in person with the great detail Sideshow put into it. Galadriel has an edition size of 500 and comes in at $275.

Here’s my review and pictures of this really great piece. As always thanks for checking it out.

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