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Archive for May, 2012

Collecting The Precious – Dark Rider of Mordor Premium Format

That’s right, it’s time to order your Dark Rider of Mordor Premium Format Figure! Sideshow Collectibles latest entry into their The Lord of the Rings premium format line stands a massive 31″ tall and weighs 23lbs! This servant of Sauron is sure to leave a lasting impression in your collection. The exclusive (only available from Sideshow directly) for for this item is a switch out left hand holding a Ringwraith sword to allow for multiple display options. As expected, since this piece is so large, it comes with a price tag of $799.99 – but it can be split up via Sideshow’s unique and awesome flex-pay program before it ships in December of this year. You can split it up over 5 payments which gives you plenty of time to budget. No edition size has been announced for the Ringwraith but the exclusives usually sell out quickly, so order today! [Pre-Order]

Posted in Collectibles, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Shop, Sideshow Collectibles

Fandalf the travelling Gandalf nears the end of his journey!

Fandalf visits the heart of Tolkiendom in America - Houghton Mifflin's HQ, Boston

You may remember this story from summer of last year: ‘Fandalf’ the travelling Gandalf statue (well, two of him actually…) was making his way around America and around Europe, stopping with fans in many different places and posing with famous landmarks.  With San Diego ComicCon 2012 being the final stop on Fandalf’s journey, he has just over a month to go; so we thought readers might like an update on his travels!

The statue (made by Sideshow/Weta) which is travelling around America made his way over to the East coast.  He was recently in Atlanta, followed by a few stops in New England (Rhode Island, Boston and Concord).  Right now he’s winging his way (courtesy of a friendly eagle!) over to Ohio.  The European Fandalf has been to various places in Germany, Belgium, France and Italy.  The wonderful pictures hosting fans have taken can be seen at flickr.com – search for images tagged ‘Gandalf World Tour’.  Many thanks to all who have hosted Fandalf – it’s great to think of fans all over the world mooting with the Grey Wizard!

As we draw closer to the release of the first Hobbit movie, San Diego ComicCon promises to be full of excitement and Middle-earth goodness!  Fandalf’s return from his travels and merry meetings with fans will be a wonderful part of these ‘Hobbit Eve’ celebrations.

Posted in Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Merchandise, Other Events, Sideshow Collectibles, The Hobbit, Weta Collectibles

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reveals Guardians of Middle-earth, an Authentic Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Game for Console Systems

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reveals Guardians of Middle-earth, an Authentic Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Game for Console Systems
Debuting Exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in Fall 2012

BURBANK, Calif.– May 30, 2012–

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces Guardians of Middle-earth, a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by Monolith Productions, set to debut in fall 2012 exclusively for Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation(R)Network. The game will feature tie-ins to the upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and MGM.

Guardians of Middle-earth brings up to 10 players together in five versus five competitive multiplayer battle arenas in the epic setting of Middle-earth. The game offers more than 20 iconic guardians, including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, Thrain and many more, for players to control in player versus player (PVP) matches. Gamers will have the ability to connect with other players via an in-game voice communication system, as well as access to a comprehensive online stat and leader board system where they can track friends’ victories and defeats, and more.
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Posted in Fans, Gaming, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

Conan Stevens is giving away his official ‘The Hobbit’ Production Shirt!

Here’s another giveaway at TheOneRing.net ending this week…and this one is a biggy! We are 100% sure you won’t find another opportunity to win an official The Hobbit “200 days to go” long sleeve black T-shirt, supplied to the crew at the end of filming of block one. This giveaway is made possible by actor Conan Stevens (Bolg in The Hobbit) and the upcoming web series ‘The Clandestine.’ Conan has literally taken the shirt off his back to give to one lucky fan! It could not be more easy to participate –  Simply visit Bolg’s official blog (Get it? Conan plays Bolg…and its a Blog…), read the entry, and come back to TheOneRing.net to fill out the form below. To find out the answer to the contest question, you will need to watch the video on Conan’s site. (Since we have a lot of rated-G visitors, I will give you a small warning that the content of the video is playfully violent. Conan is, after all, a very large imposing actor who usually plays pretty violent roles!!) The giveaway ends at midnight on May 31st so enter asap! We’ve included a gallery of the shirt at the bottom of this post as well. Good luck!

And of course, lend your support and tune in for the new web series The Clandestine!

[Bolg’s Blog Entry Info] [The Clandestine]

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Posted in Casting Rumors, Clothing, Conan Stevens, Contests, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

Don’t forget! Win Tickets to See ‘One Man LOTR’ in New Jersey!

The odds are forever in your favor…oh wait, wrong movie. Anyway…last week we told you about an exclusive discount ticket offer for the upcoming Charlie Ross performance of ‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and now we are reminding you that you can WIN tickets to the show! We are giving away two pairs of tickets for the June 2nd show – one pair for 3pm and one pair of 8pm. To enter, simply fill out the form below. We will randomly choose the winner on May 31st from all the eligible entrants and announce the winners right here on TheOneRing.net. Good luck to all those who live close enough to enter! (Entry form is after the break) And of course, you can purchase tickets for this universally praised and highly recommended show! [Buy Tickets] [Entry Form]
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Posted in Events, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, Stage Productions, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

*Live* on TORn TUESDAY Today: Quickbeam’s Grand Tour of NZ and Hobbit Set!

THERE AND BACK: today on our *Live* webcast TORn TUESDAY, our intrepid host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway has just returned from New Zealand where many magical things were witnessed ON THE ACTUAL SET OF THE HOBBIT, but secrecy abounds! Be tantalized and teased with a unique 1st person account of travels to the real Middle-earth! We also pay tribute to our fallen friend and Memorial Day remembrance for our brave heroes abroad. Come join the show via Stickam (account “theoneringnet”) using your own Skype login or via our Live Event Page with our unique Barliman’s chat embedded in the show!

Tune into our show at 5:00pm PDT (that’s L.A. time folks — click here to see when it is in your city!), and just click to our Live Event page.

Posted in Adam Brown, Barlimans, Billy Connolly, Crew News, Director news, Fans, Green Books, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, John Callen, Locations Sets, Mark Hadlow, Miscellaneous, MrCere in New Zealand, Out on a Limb, Peter Jackson, Production, Richard Armitage, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, TORn TUESDAYS Live!, WETA Cave, WETA Workshop

Dominic Monaghan talks new film ‘The Day’

George Stromboulopoulos has Dominic Monaghan, Merry in “Lord of the Rings,” for a sit down. He has a nicely produced and abbreviated bio followed by lots of talk about his latest film, “The Day.” As you might expect, they also talk some rings and “Lost.” LOTR talk starts at about the 6:30 mark but the whole interview is excellent. Enjoy and if you leave comments on the YouTube page, tell them TheOneRing sent you and thanks to SushiKing for the heads up.

Posted in Dominic Monaghan, Lord of the Rings

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – May 27, 2012

Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community

Video report from Middle-earth Weekend, Sarehole Mill

Sam wrote in with a video he posted at YouTube from the recently passed annual Middle-earth Weekend in Birmingham near Sarehole Mill, famously a site of inspiration for Tolkien. The video, shot by Ian Fish with photography from Ellie Gibbons is an 11-minute taste of the weekend which doesn’t feel dramatically different from fan gatherings around the world, except that it takes place in J.R.R. Tolkien’s childhood stomping grounds. Included are costumes, interviews and a look at the mill that will seem familiar to readers of “The Hobbit,” and “Lord of the Rings.” Enjoy!

Posted in Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tolkien

Happy 90th Birthday Saruman…err…Christopher Lee!

Living legend Sir Christopher Lee was born in Belgravia, Westminster, England on May 27th 1922 – making him exactly 90 years old today. We all know his work as Saruman in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films, but did you know Sir Lee holds the world record for most film acting roles ever – a whopping 275 films! (and he just keeps going) We at TheOneRing.net would like to offer a good pint of well-earned ale as a toast to a true master of his craft! A better portrayal of Saruman there will never be! Cheers!

And for a great read, including some wonderful LOTR related trivia, check the 90 reasons Christopher Lee is awesome at MovieFone.com. [Read on]

Posted in Christopher Lee, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Other Events, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community

Win Tickets for ‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ in New Jersey!

Last week we told you about an exclusive discount ticket offer for the upcoming Charlie Ross performance of ‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and now we are excited to offer you a chance to WIN tickets to the show! We are giving away two pairs of tickets for the June 2nd show – one pair for 3pm and one pair of 8pm. To enter, simply fill out the form below. We will randomly choose the winner on May 31st from all the eligible entrants and announce the winners right here on TheOneRing.net. Good luck to all those who live close enough to enter! (Entry form is after the break) And of course, you can purchase tickets for this universally praised and highly recommended show! [Buy Tickets] [Entry Form]
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Posted in Events, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, Stage Productions, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

Win an official ‘The Hobbit’ Production Shirt!

We here at TheOneRing.net are very excited to give our audience an exclusive chance to own one of the official The Hobbit “200 days to go” long sleeve black T-shirt, supplied to the crew at the end of filming of block one. This giveaway is made possible by actor Conan Stevens (Bolg in The Hobbit) and the upcoming web series ‘The Clandestine.’ Conan has literally taken the shirt off his back to give to one lucky fan! It could not be more easy to participate –  Simply visit Bolg’s official blog (Get it? Conan plays Bolg…and its a Blog…), read the entry, and come back to TheOneRing.net to fill out the form below. To find out the answer to the contest question, you will need to watch the video on Conan’s site. (Since we have a lot of rated-G visitors, I will give you a small warning that the content of the video is playfully violent. Conan is, after all, a very large imposing actor who usually plays pretty violent roles!!) The giveaway ends at midnight on May 31st so enter asap! We’ve included a gallery of the shirt at the bottom of this post as well. Good luck!

And of course, lend your support and tune in for the new web series The Clandestine!

[Bolg’s Blog Entry Info] [The Clandestine]

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Posted in Casting Rumors, Clothing, Conan Stevens, Contests, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community