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Hobbit Ears – Samwise Gamgee

For Hobbits-at-heart everywhere, here’s a wonderful piece of The Lord Of The Rings to wear with pride – like a Hobbit.

Drawn from the original molds that Samwise Gamgee’s (Sean Astin’s) ears were drawn from for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, these prosthetics are as authentic as can be.

Hand made here at Weta Workshop by Makeup Supervisor Frances Hawker and her team. Made from latex, they can be blended to look like part of your anatomy for your next costume event or convention.

These are Sam’s ears and are slighty larger than Frodo’s ears. They measure 3.3in (84mm) from the bottom of the earlobe to the “top of the tip”.

The distance between where your earlobe meets your cheek and where the top of your ear meets your temple is 2.4in (60mm).

See image No 3 above for more info on how to measure.

Posted in Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Hobbit Ears – Frodo Baggins

For Hobbits-at-heart everywhere, here’s a wonderful piece of The Lord Of The Rings to wear with pride – like a Hobbit.

Drawn from the original molds that Frodo Baggins’ (Elijah Wood’s) ears were drawn from for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, these prosthetics are as authentic as can be.

Hand made here at Weta Workshop by Makeup Supervisor Frances Hawker and her team. Made from latex, they can be blended to look like part of your anatomy for your next costume event or convention.

These are Frodo’s ears and are slighty smaller than Sam’s ears. They measure 3.1in (80mm) from the bottom of the earlobe to the “top of the tip”.

The distance between where your earlobe meets your cheek and where the top of your ear meets your temple is 1.7in (45mm).

See the middle image above for more info on how to measure.

Posted in Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Middle-earth Quest

It is a time of growing darkness and despair. Sauron the Great, the Dark Lord of Mordor, has returned to his ancient fastness of Barad-dur. From there, his evil and corruption has spread across the lands once more. Alas, in the West, there is little strength left. The Elves have all but abandoned Middle-earth, and the blood of Numenor has run thin; that which remains now dwells in Minas Tirith, or with the lonely rangers that haunt the ruins and wild country of Arnor.Yet, there is still hope. Gandalf the Grey has learned that the One Ring, the master-ring which Sauron desires and fears above all, is with the hobbit Frodo in the Shire. And there are heroes! Heroes to aid Gandalf in his hunt for the creature Gollum, and in his quest for the lost knowledge of Isildur’s Bane. Heroes, whose strong arms guard the Shire from the enemy. Heroes, who venture into the forests of Ithilien, or even into the Land of Shadow itself, there to disrupt the schemes of Sauron, wherever they may be found.Middle-earth Quest is set in the seventeen-year period between Bilbo’s birthday party and the Ring’s departure from the Shire, as described in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Lord of the Rings.™One player takes the role of Sauron, who is attempting to dominate Middle-earth with his nefarious plots and evil minions. Up to three other players take the roles of heroes who must hold the darkness at bay until Gandalf’s plans have matured. To do so, the heroes must embark on dangerous quests and consult with the famous characters of Middle-earth to gain favor and knowledge.Will you play as Sauron and claim Middle-earth as your own? Or will you play as a hero and stand against the Dark Lord?The fate of Middle-earth rests in your hands!Middle-earth

Posted in Board Game, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

The Lord of the Rings Board Game

Beginning at Bag End, then moving to Rivendell, the group will progress from scenario to scenario across the Master Board. As they reach Moria, Helm’s Deep, Shelob’s Lair, and Mordor, they will complete the scenarios depicted on the individual Scenario Boards. The group receives Hobbit cards at the beginning of their quest, each depicting a different form of activity or strength – Friendship, Traveling, Hiding, and Fighting. As the perils of their quest appear, the group must work together to defeat them by discarding the appropriate cards or by accepting the corruption of the Ring to avoid danger. On their journey, the Hobbits will receive aid from other members of the Fellowship – such as Gandalf and Aragorn – as well as make use of the many gifts given to them along the way, such as the Phial of Galadriel or the ever-nourishing Lembas bread. These special cards will give them the stren

Posted in Board Game, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

The Hobbit Board Game

The Hobbit is a game of strategic bidding and chance. Taking on the roles of the stoic dwarves, players need to guide Bilbo Baggins from the Shire to the Lonely Mountain and end the game with the most treasure. During their journey they will fight goblins, battle wargs, escape the Mirkwood elves, and eventually reach Laketown. Players must plan their journey wisely, bidding for their turn sequence to move Bilbo Baggins further along the game path. In order to face the challenges that await them, players can increase their stats by using their numbered Dwarf Cards to bid for upgrades. Player stats include Cunning, Strength, and Initiative, and each of these can be raised whenever the active player moves Bilbo onto an appropriate space along the path. But be wary, there are also spaces on the path that will reduce your stats. Bid wisely!

Posted in Board Game, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

2011 The Lord of the Rings “Special Edition” Calendar

This special edition 2011 calendar is a pictorial retelling of the epic film, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Perfect for collectors, the calendar is shaped like a book and sports jacket-cover packaging. Measures 12 inches wide x 11 inches high.

Posted in Calendars, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Smaug the Golden

Smaug™ the Golden is the first sculpture in John Howe’s and Weta’s range of sculptures from Middle-earth™. The sculpture is based on John’s original artwork created in 1990. It was first published on the cover of the paperback edition of The Hobbit by Grafton Books in 1991.

Having adorned the cover of The Hobbit, it is an instantly recognisable image to old and young Tolkien fans alike.

Smaug – the great dragon, at one with his cache and jealously guarding it against the world around him.

The Art of John Howe – Sculptures from Middle-earth™ is a series of sculptures from John’s iconic representations of Tolkien’s worlds, sculpted by Weta sculptors Daniel Cockersell, Brigitte Wuest and Eden Small under the creative guidance of John Howe and Richard Taylor.

This statue is cast in resin, a material that allows intricate detail, and painted as Faux Bronze.

The statue sits on a black marbled base also made from polystone. Some of the images show a wooden base, which is our original concept that we have since altered based on customer feedback. To see what the new base looks like, please see the examples depicting Éowyn and the Nazgûl in the second and third images above.

The polystone bases are cast using a process that creates a unique marbling effect for each piece.

Posted in Collectibles, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Hobbit Scarf

Imported from New Zealand, this exceptional The Lord of the Rings Hobbit scarf is an authentic replica of the Hobbit scarf that is made from the homegrown woven wool of Stansborough, the same company that made the cloaks and scarves used in the epic film trilogy. The grey-colored Stansborough Gotland sheep have wool that is unusually silky, soft and lustrous — there is no similar flock of sheep anywhere in the world. This authentic gray scarf measures 25cm x 150cm (approximately 10 inches x 59 inches).

Posted in Clothing, Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Gandalf Cloak

Made by Stansborough, who provided the material for the original cloak for The Lord Of The Rings. It took over 10 years to create the special wool breed of unique grey sheep known as the ‘Stansborough Grey’ and now they are the only kind in the world.

The ‘Stansborough Grey’ sheep wool is spun and then woven on 1890’s looms at the Stansborough Weaving Mill in Wellington.

Your Gandalf Cloak will be made to order by Stansborough and and can take 6-12 weeks for delivery.

Comes in three lengths, S, M and L with a 6-inch (15 cm) difference in length.

Posted in Clothing, Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Fellowship Cloak

Imported from New Zealand, this exceptional The Lord of the Rings Fellowship Cloak is an authentic replica made from the homegrown woven wool of Stansborough, the same company that made the cloaks and scarves used in the epic film trilogy. The grey-colored Stansborough Gotland sheep have wool that is unusually silky, soft and lustrous — there is no similar flock of sheep anywhere in the world. This authentic gray cloak measures 51 inches (130cm) from the shoulders to the hem at the bottom. A collector’s dream, and something that you’ll treasure today and remember for a lifetime.

Posted in Clothing, Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

The One Ring

For the very first time, Weta is pleased to offer the most authentic ONE Ring ever from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The ONE Ring is handcrafted by the skilled team at the Jens Hansen jewellery workshop in Nelson, New Zealand (Middle-earth). Jens Hansen was famed by many as the father of modern New Zealand jewellery and was well known for pushing the boundaries of what could be done with rings. This reputation as a brilliant ringmaker was one of the main reasons he was approached to make the ONE Ring for the movies. Find out more about Jens Hansen on their website.

Today Halfdan Hansen continues his father’s legacy, working in the very same Nelson workshop, crafting the highest quality jewellery.

The ONE Ring is made to order in 18 carat gold.

It can be ordered as an exact movie replica without inscriptions, or with the elvish inscriptions on both the interior and exterior of the ring, as designed by the original Weta artists.

The sterling silver chain is 65cm long, as worn by Frodo, with the same clasp design, as per the original.

The ONE Ring carries the quality endorsement and hallmarks of Jens Hansen, Weta and New Line Cinema. It comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Halfdan Hansen.

Created by the original artists. This is the ONE Ring to rule them all.

Posted in Jewelry, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Bag End Collector Environment

Nestled in the gently rolling green hills of the Shire is the village of Hobbiton, a sleepy assemblage of stone buildings and burrows, home to the diminutive Hobbits. Overlooking the village from the hill at the end of Bagshot Row is Bag End, the stately underground abode of Bilbo Baggins, an eccentric Hobbit widely acknowledged about town as having cracked some years ago, and his cousin and ward Frodo Baggins, who is certainly in the process of cracking. Consorting with Wizards, Dwarves and other folk with dangerous ideas, the Bagginses maintain a museum of sorts in their home, the various rooms of Bag End being stuffed with treasures and trinkets accumulated over the years by Bilbo either on his adventures or as gifts from his peculiar company.

But extraordinary as its occupants and contents might be, the abiding atmosphere of Bag End itself is one of lazy comfort, from the pretty but slightly overgrown gardens that hug its eaves to the welcoming clutter inside it labyrinthine chambers. Reclined across the hillside in the shade of an old oak tree whose roots twist through its halls, the home reflects the gentle good humour of its hosts and the universal Hobbit love of simple pleasures. There have been Bagginses living under the hill for as long as anyone can remember, and there always will be.

Posted in Collectibles, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010