Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? Or are you yet to start? If you’re like us, you’ll definitely have a few more things on your list and what better way to complete the task than buying some Hobbity presents. TORn’s staffers deej, Elessar and Kelvarhin scoured the internet to find the perfect presents to celebrate the holidays and the release of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and we were astounded by how many wonderful choices there are. So, without further ado, here are some lovely gift suggestions for your favourite Hobbit fan (even if that happens to be you). Prices are in U.S. dollars, except the Golden Smaug Pop Figurine and the presentation pack of stamps.Posted in Books Publications, Calendars, Collectibles, DVDs, Headlines, Merchandise, Music, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, Sideshow Collectibles, Toys, Weta Collectibles
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Rare and Unique Items from Greg and Tim Hildebrandt Available Now!
Back in the 1970’s Greg and Tim Hildebrandt created 3 Tolkien themed calendars for Ballantine Books, beginning around the time of the 25th anniversary of the publishing of ‘The Lord of the Rings’. During this resurgence of popularity for Tolkien’s collective works, those calendars provided an entire generation’s vision of Middle-earth and all the characters within. Since the release of those calendars, very few alternative versions of those images have been available outside of the calendars and a few art books. Greg and Tim were always very particular about the quality of how their art was showcased. That is all changing, much of this work is now being released in multiple formats that meet with Greg’s exacting standards. (more…)Posted in Artwork, Books, Books Publications, Calendar, Calendars, Calendars, Characters, Collectibles, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, LotR Books, Miscellaneous, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, Return of the King, Shop, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, Tolkien
Thank you to Ringer Sander who has once again sent us in some new images from the Official Desolation of Smaug Calendar.
*SPOILER ALERT* the images include a new image of Beorn, the Master of Laketown and a couple of Bain son of Bard, so if you’re avoiding spoilers, don’t read onPosted in Calendars, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
If you haven’t already seen it, this is a must-have for any young Hobbit fan (and a few of us older ones, too 😉 ) — The Official Desolation of Smaug Hobbit Calendar featuring all these fabulous images from the new film. (more…)Posted in Calendars, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Over the last couple of days two new images of the Elvenking Thranduil have hit our inboxes. The first comes via our friends over at The Heirs of Durin while the second is from Ringer Sander. (more…)Posted in Calendars, Hobbit Movie, Lee Pace, Merchandise, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Yesterday saw not only the launch of the new The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer, but also another exciting release for Tolkien fans – the publication of the latest edition of the book which started it all! You may remember TORn’s post about Jemima Catlin, the young illustrator behind the first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit since Alan Lee’s iconic version in 1997. (Catlin is also the featured illustrator for the 2014 Tolkien Calendar.)
This book is now available for purchase in the US! (It was released by HarperCollins in the UK in September.) It’s a beautiful edition. The hardcover, with cloth binding, is charmingly old fashioned, and the cover illustrations have gold accents, which shimmer with the promise of the magic contained within. Catlin’s images are a combination of pencil, ink and watercolour; there are many little pictures decorating the text, as well as more than ten full page, full colour pieces. The story is interpretated in lively, delightful drawings which show a new interpretation of old friends.
This is an edition to treasure, and would particularly be a wonderful introduction to The Hobbit for children. It’s a great reminder that, as spectacular as the movies are, the enchantment began in the pages of a fabulous book. If you’re thinking about holiday shopping already, add this to the list! I for one feel I can never have too many editions of The Hobbit; this beautiful new edition is certainly worth adding to your collection.
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Time for our live webcast TORnTUESDAY! Every week we bring all the news and rumors from within (and without) Ringer fandom — this week we have dissent among the ranks. Better to say we have *many* different opinions on the leaked photo of Beorn, the shape-shifter who was given a not-so-convincing posterior thumbnail image on the back of a 2014 wall calendar that will soon hit store shelves….
Our reactions within the ranks of the TORn Staff have been across the board (both cold and hot). Watching how fans react on the Message Boards and on our Facebook timeline is fascinating!
We launch TORn TUESDAY every week at 5:00PM Pacific: brought to you by host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway and producer Justin “That There is a Bear” Sewell — Our innovative live show includes worldwide fans who join us on the Live Event page with a built-in IRC chat (affectionately known as Barliman’s Chat room). Be part of the fun and mischief every week as we broadcast *live* from Meltdown Comics in the heart of Hollywood, U.S.A.!
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It may only be the end of May, but many of us have already been thinking ahead to the end of the year, as we speculate about The Desolation of Smaug and wonder just how that dragon will look. Publishers HarperCollins are clearly thinking ahead too – it’s already possible to preorder their Tolkien Calendar 2014! This year the calendar features illustrations by British artist Jemima Catlin, and the ‘wicked worm’ himself takes pride of place on the cover. It’s great to see another take on the magnificent fellow!
Catlin is also the artist for a brand new illustrated edition of The Hobbit, which will be released this Fall and will contain 150 new, colour illustrations. More visual goodies from Middle-earth! You can preorder both the book and the calendar at Amazon – click on the links below!
Thanks to ringer spy Bomby for the heads up!Posted in Books, Books Publications, Calendars, Calendars, Hobbit Book, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, Tolkien
“Beyond Bree” has created a new calendar for 2013, a special limited edition featuring amazing artists! There are only a *very few* remaining, so here is your last chance to get a great Tolkien calendar and also support the J.R.R. Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa: BEYOND BREE. *UPDATE: These calendars have all sold out as of 10 January 2013!
It is time to shine a light on the dark creatures of Tolkien’s world with this breathtaking collection of international art featuring: Anke Eissmann, Sylvia Hunnewell, Tim Kirk, Octo Kwan, Nancy Martsch, Jef Murray, Ted Nasmith, Colin Williams, Maciej Wygnanski, Patrick H. Wynne and more!
The calendar contains both colour and black & white works and has both Middle-earth dates and real world holidays. It will be 11 x 8 1/2 inches, opening to 11 x 17 inches.
THERE ARE LESS THAN TEN QUANTITY LEFT – so now is the time to get yourself a lovely calendar!
Pricing: $20 plus shipping – USA $2.00, the rest of the world $5.00.
For PayPal orders please add $1.00.
Send PayPal payments (in USD) to: beyondbree (at) yahoo (dot) com
Send check or postal money order (in USD drawn on a US bank) to:
Nancy Martsch, PO Box 55372, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, USA.
Or send currency (at your own risk, in a sturdy envelope).
For more details, please e-mail: beyondbree (at) yahoo (dot) com
UPDATE: These calendars have all sold out as of 10 January 2013!Posted in Calendars, Calendars, Creations, Fans, Hobbit Book, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Merchandise, Other Tolkien books, Shop, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien
German website Elbenwald has a complete (low-res) preview of every month of the 2013 Hobbit calendar. August (see right), through to November contain several new images and stills that I don’t think I’ve previously seen — including one of Radagast in an unknown location that seems to be a ruin (Dol Guldur, perhaps?), while December is contains a montage of the barrels-out-of-bond sequence that has now been pushed back to film two. (more…)Posted in Calendars, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise
The WBShop.com is celebrating graduates and fathers with their ‘Dads and Grads Sale.’ The sale is quite extensive, featuring: $5 OFF the catalog of The Lord of the Rings (and Hobbit!) shirts, $5 OFF LOTR iPhone cases, 20% OFF LOTR keepsake boxes, 10% OFF LOTR jewelry, 50% OFF Blu-Ray, and 20% off canvas prints. Yup – sounds like a great time to build your LOTR collection. These specials are only available for a limited time, so we suggest checking out asap! [WBShop.com Dads and Grads Sale] [LOTR Shirts] [Official Hobbit Shirt]Posted in Blu-Ray, Calendars, Clothing, Collectibles, DVDs, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Jewelry, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Music, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, Shop, The Hobbit
There is a delightful Newsletter of the J.R.R. Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa called “Beyond Bree” and — lo and behold! — they have assembled a wonderful new calendar for 2012! Their new wall calendar features art focused on the Elves of Tolkien’s Middle-earth: with classic pieces from Beyond Bree’s past as well as new works by a host of artists from around the globe, including: Paula DiSante, Sylvia Hunnewell, Tim Kirk, Octo Kwan, Ted Nasmith, and many more! The colour and B&W calendar will have both Middle-earth dates and real world holidays. It will be 11 x 8 1/2 inches, opening to 11 x 17 inches. $20 plus shipping – USA $2.00, the rest of the world $5.00. PayPal orders will also be taken with a $1.00 surcharge. Send PayPal payments (in USD) to: firstname.lastname@example.org Send check or money order (in USD, drawn on a US bank) to: Nancy Martsch, PO Box 55372, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, USA; or send currency (at your own risk, in a sturdy envelope). For more details, please e-mail email@example.comPosted in Artwork, Calendars, Calendars, Fans, Hobbit Book, Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community