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Collecting The Precious – HarperCollins The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design Winners

Tauriel Auto 2At the start of December and all through the month, we teamed up with HarperCollins for a contest to win five copies of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design signed by Evangeline Lilly. All the entries have now been counted and we’re ready to announce the lucky winners that will be getting one of these wonderful books shipped to their homes. The winners are: Mervi M. of Finland, Nathan K. of London, Marissa O. of Tom Rivers, NJ, Rob D. of Panama City, FL, Abbott A. of Norfolk, VA. Congratulations to all of the winners and we hope you enjoy your really cool prize! We also want to thanks our friends at HarperCollins Publishers for teaming up with us.

Posted in Books, Books Publications, Evangeline Lilly, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Collecting The Precious – Dwalin Reviews The Bridge Direct’s The Hobbit Wave 2

25aForum member Dwalin has returned again this year to give us a thorough review of the second wave of figures from The Bridge Direct. These figures are pretty awesome and, I believe, after reading Dwalin’s review you’ll see why fans are so fond of these figures. Thanks to Dwalin for helping us out with this review.

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Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s Staff of Thranduil and Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon

HobbitDOSthranduilsstaffa2Our friends at Weta Workshop have released two new products from the hit movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. One of these new products just happened to be teased a while back for any of us who bought the statue of the Elven King Thranduil statue, where we saw a sneak peak of the Staff of King Thranduil. This fantastic prop joins a range of prop replica’s from The Hobbit Trilogy. You can snag this replica right now for $179 with an expected release date of February 2014. The other item announced by Weta is a new book in their awesome series of art books for The Hobbit Trilogy. This book is all about one thing and that is the greatest dragon we’ve ever seen, Smaug the Terrible! Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon is written by author Daniel Falconer contains 96 pages of all the details that went into bringing this dragon to life. For only $19.99 you can get this book to add to your collection.  If you order by the end of March you can get a signed copy of the book.

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Collecting The Precious – Asmus Toys Gandalf the White 1:6th Figure

IMG_7056Asmus Toys is proud to present the next figure in their 1:6th action figure line for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Previously Asmus released two bad guys, the Morgul Lord and Gothmog. Now we get the first good guy in Gandalf the White. Gandalf comes with a really good likeness to Sir Ian McKellen, Glamdring, staff, hands galore, and a very cool severed Orc head that will fit on a regular 12″ body. No word yet on when Gandalf will go up for order or price but once he does, we will certainly let you all know.

The full breakdown for Gandalf the White looks like this:

Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Gandalf the White from The Return of the King.

  • Asmus Toys  KP01A+ male body
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Over 36 points of articulation

Features :

  • An authentic likeness of actor from the film.
  • One pair of relaxed posture hand
  • One pair of weapon holding hand
  • One pair of random posture hand
  • One Orc head (can be equipped on regular 12” body)

Special features on Clothing:

  • One white cape
  • One pair of long sleeved under-vest
  • One pair of  long underpants
  • One special patterned movie realistic vest
  • One pair of special skirt
  • One belt plus sheath holder
  • One pair of boots

Special features in weapons:

  • One  sword – Glamdring
  • One sword sheath
  • One  Gandalf the White’s wizard staff

Accessories:

  • One interactive custom base
  • One Asmus Toys figure stand
Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Shop

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Weta Workshop

We recently shared this on our Facebook page, but our friends at Weta Workhop have a Holiday greeting for all Ringers the world over.

So from the fabulous folks at Weta Workshop and all of us here at TheOneRing.net, we wish you all the happiest of Holidays.

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Posted in WETA Workshop

Collecting The Precious – Sideshow Collectibles Saruman the White Premium Format

Sarumon-775Sideshow Collectibles have released a production sneak-peek at the next items to be released in their The Lord of the Rings Premium Format line. Joining the ranks of the amazing 1:4 statues is a statue of the role played perfectly by Sir Christopher Lee, which is none other than Saruman the White. No word on when this will be up for order but we did get this amazing video showing what is in-store for all of us. Once we get more information we will pass it on to you.

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

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s New The Hobbit Trilogy Collectibles

HobbitDOSCoin1a4In conjunction with last weeks release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug our friends at Weta Workshop have released several new products that tie-in to this newest part of the trilogy. These latest products range from commemorative pins for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, No Admittance Sign, to your very own piece of Smaugs Gold Coin. These fantastic items will make a fine addition to any Middle-earth collection. All of these items are in-stock so order today and they will be on their way!

Here’s the full list of the new items from Weta:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Commemorative Pin $11

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Commemorative Pin $11

No Admittance Sign Prop Replica $15

Smaug’s Treasure Coin #1 of 5 $8

Elves of Mirkwood T-Shirt $30

Posted in Clothing, Collectibles, Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Collecting The Precious – Vanderstelt Studio Tauriel Art Print Up For Order!!

TaurielLast night via his Facebook page artist Jerry Vanderstelt teased us with a great image of his upcoming print for Tauriel. Well, tonight this amazing print has gone up for sale! This print perfectly captures Evangeline Lilly as she played the character and the fierceness that the character has. You can get this fantastic print in 18×24 Paper Giclee for $75 and Canvas Giclee for $145. However, Jerry is offering a brand new size especially for this piece in 16×20 Paper Giclee for ONLY $35. If one Elf is not enough you can snag both Tauriel AND Legolas in the 16×20 Paper Giclee for JUST $60.

Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Collectibles, Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Movie, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Elessar Reviews The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Editor Note: Our latest staff review comes from the man behind the Collecting the Precious posts, staffer, Elessar. As always if you’re still to see the film and are avoiding spoilers, please be aware that there are spoilers all through Elessars review.

Here we are a year later following the fantastic film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The waiting is over and the time to immerse ourselves in another movie about Middle-earth has begun. I, like so many of you have been counting down the days until it was time, and after seeing it twice I’ve written my personal review.

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Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Collecting The Precious – The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug: Chronicles Art & Design Signed by Evangeline Lilly Contest

Tauriel Auto 2We have a pretty fantastic contest lined up for you the fans starting today! We’re pleased to announce that thanks to our friends at HarperCollins Publishers we will be giving away not one but FIVE copies of the amazing art book by Weta Workshop for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. This amazing art book is filled to the brim with great images of what it took to bring this movie to life. The cherry on top of the goodness that will be inside for the five lucky fans though is that Evangeline Lilly aka Tauriel has graciously signed these five copies. So not only do you get a great art book but you get one of the fine actors who worked on these movies signature. This contest will run from today through midnight PST on New Year’s Eve. Please when you fill out this form you must include your name, address, email address, and a phone number.

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Posted in Books, Books Publications, Collectibles, Collectibles, Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s Thranduil Statue Review

IMG_6909One of the most beautiful pieces at Comic-Con 2013 came to us from our friends at Weta Workshop. This statue is a real eye catcher with a great likeness, amazing detail, and a fantastic mix of grace/power. The character that Weta created that mixes all of these together is the King of the Mirkwood Elves Thranduil. This was also a special release granted by Warner Brothers so fans could see the character and start getting pumped for the awesomeness that is to come in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Hobbit Movie, Lee Pace, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Collecting The Precious – United Cutlery The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Product Announcements

AzogUnited Cutlery has announced several new products that are some of the coolest looking prop-replicas you will find for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. These prop replicas range from the Bow of Tauriel to the Mace of Azog all of which allow you, the fan, to rip Middle-earth off the big screen and bring it into your collection. All of these items are currently up for pre-order so make sure to hint to your loved ones to get a last minute holiday gift added to your list.

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Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug