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Collecting The Precious – The Bridge Direct’s Smaug Figure

smaugThe summer of Smaug continues with another new product of the best dragon to ever appear on the big screen. We’re pleased to team up with our friends at The Bridge Direct to exclusively announce their Smaug action figure for their The Hobbit Trilogy line of figurines. This huge Smaug figure has an exclusive pre-sale starting TODAY at WB.Com in which fans can place a pre-order for this figure that will be limited to only 3000 pieces world-wide. Smaug could be yours for $69 and will be shipping from WB.Com in December of this year.

Full description of Smaug from The Bridge Direct:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ™  Smaug ™ Large Scale Poseable Action Figure

From the depths of Erebor and the film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies comes this detailed, limited edition Smaug the dragon large scale action figure, complete with a surprise 1.5″ figure and accessory.  Featuring an impressive 22 inch wingspan, Smaug stands tall, measuring 21 inches.  No details were overlooked as this center piece of any action figure collection was in development.  Smaug boasts ten points of articulation and underwent over 140 painting procedures.  The figure is plastic, but Smaug’s tail and wingtips have a wire core, allowing for additional poses.  This item has a limited edition production run of 3000 units and each box will be labeled with a gold sticker indicating the number.

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, 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 – The Bridge Direct Wave 2 Update

IMG_6615We’ve received many enquiries from readers wondering why the number of figures for Wave 2 of The Hobbit Trilogy line from The Bridge Direct is smaller than Wave 1.

Tonight, via their Facebook page, our friends at The Bridge Direct answered this very question. While Wave 2 is going to be a small wave, it does sound like we could see a larger Wave 3 if all goes well. (more…)

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Collecting The Precious – The Bridge Direct’s Radagast the Brown 6″ Figure Review

IMG_6523We’ve started to see more and more products announced and launched tying into The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. One of the companies turning out some pretty cool stuff for film two is our friends at The Bridge Direct. The collectible we’re covering today is Radagast the Brown, from their 6” line of figures. After seeing this piece at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, I was quite excited to get this; and I have to say this figure lived up to my expectations.

PACKAGING

The layout for the box design for Radagast is exactly the same as we saw with wave one of the figures, for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The new figures differ in the graphics, as well as the coloring of the box. The images show the company climbing what I would assume is the Lonely Mountain, with another view of that same Mountain in the background. You also have a blue tone to the coloring, which suggests the darker turn the movie will take, compared to how wave one and movie one matched up.

On the bottom of the box you have a cardboard slip with the character’s name and a picture of the character all rendered in the same coloring. The back of the box has a great little breakdown of the second movie. They not only do this in English but also in French, which I have to say I really got a kick out of. You also get a look at the three 6” figures in wave two: Radagast, Legolas, and Azog.

IMG_6497Accessories/Articulation

Radagast is simple when it comes to the number of items you get with him; he comes with his hat and his staff. However, this matches exactly what we see him with during the movie, so you get to create the exact look of what we saw.

The articulation on this figure as a whole is really good. You have great movement in the hands, elbows, shoulders, and ankles. The only area which I found had any kind of limited movement is the head, but that is due to his beard. Overall, you can have some real fun with this figure, creating some of the craziness we could imagine Radagast getting into.

SCULPTING

I love the sculpting job on Radagast. I really think the likeness on this figure is pretty darn close to a dead ringer for what we saw on screen. Within the facial likeness, the little bird’s nest is also there and can be shown or not depending on if you have him wear his hat. The detailing doesn’t stop there, as his outfit has some amazing fine points in it, even with little things I didn’t notice in the movie when I’ve seen it several times. Radagast comes with a couple of extras, which are the hat I just mentioned, and his trusty staff with the blue crystal that he uses to save Sebastian the hedgehog.

PAINT

As I’ve said before in other reviews, the paint can make or break the sculpting work. I really think The Bridge Direct nailed the paintwork on Radagast, giving the character the proper ‘on screen’ look. The skin tone looks like his movie counter part and has a nice natural, alive tone to it. His hair has the proper brown and grey mix as we saw on screen. That’s not my favorite part, though, of what was done to his hair. One of the things I don’t care for with Radagast is the bird poop in his hair – it’s just something I really wish they had left out. Luckily, the way it’s painted on the figure it just looks like a large area of grey hair, and I love it. Much better than what we actually got! His outfit is also painted very nicely, allowing for all the sculpted details to come screaming through.

IMG_6615Overall

Radagast is a fantastic figure. You get a great sized figure and tons of detail. You can get Radagast exclusively at Toys R’ Us for $14.99, along with Azog, Legolas, and the Mirkwood 5-Pack. We want to thank The Bridge Direct for this chance to give our readers a look at this pretty cool figure.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Radagast costs $14.99.

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

Collecting The Precious – The Bridge Direct’s The Hobbit Wave 2 Official Announcement

Fall2013_Hobbit_Radagast_6inchFigure_TheBridgeDirectAs we mentioned yesterday the rumors were true and today we got official confirmation of The Bridge Direct’s Wave 2 of figures for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Wave 2 brings us three brand new 6″ figures with Radagast, Azog, and Legolas Greenleaf while the 3.75″ line gets a very cool Mirkwood pack with Legolas, Tauriel, Thranduil, Fili, and Kili. The 6″ figures come in with a price tag of $14.99 each while the Mirkwood pack comes in with a price tag of $29.99. You can find these awesome figures starting today at Toys R’ Us.

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Collecting The Precious – The Bridge Direct Wave 2 Coming Soon?

Hobbit_RADAGAST_6_TheBridgeDirectWe’ve recently gotten info via our spymaster email that leads us to believe that starting today fans should be able to find wave 2 of The Bridge Direct’s Hobbit Line of figures. Just some of the figures you will see in wave 2 are Thranduil, Azog, Radagast, and the rest of the Traveling Company. Also, it appears from the spy report that the price of the figures will be the same that we saw in wave one. As of now we await official confirmation but as soon as we get that information we will pass it on to you all.

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Collecting The Precious – Light The Beacons Auction

photo 3We have several great items up for auction to help keep this amazing site running allowing us to bring you all the comings and goings of what happens in Middle-earth.

I wanted to highlight a few of the items in this post so you could get a better look at just how cool these items are. The items I want to highlight for you are: The Boromir Exclusive Statue, Arwen Exclusive Statue, Nazgul Prototype Medallion, and the Thorin/Goblin King set from The Bridge Direct.

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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, The Bridge Direct, Weta Collectibles

TORn Light the Beacons auction: Thorin and Goblin King figures, Boromir statue and Galadriel goblet!

As you know, over the next couple of weeks or so TORn is conducting a pledge drive to raise funds and keep our servers running. But, as you might know, we also have some very exciting auctions going on over at ebay.

We have some fabulous, exclusive pieces up for grabs – including some things which, usually, money can’t buy! Here’s just three that might tickle your fancy:

NIB The Bridge Direct Goblin King Thorin Oakenshield Action Figure

goblin king This Battle Pack of The Goblin King with Thorin Oakenshield, released in 2012, has authentic detail from the Movie – The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey. Each Figure contains up to 10 points of articulation and replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character. A great addition to any action-figure collection!

Thorin & Goblin King figure auction

 
 

NIB Boromir Exclusive Edition Polystone Statue LotR by Sideshow

boromir polystone From the Sideshow Collectibles’ line of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, this statue of Boromir captures the heroic moment when he claims victory for Gondor! Introduced in 2011 and quickly sold out, this is the first Lord of the Rings statue to show the detail of Gondorian armor. This piece is individually painted and finished.

This item is BRAND NEW in the original manufacturer’s box with all the original accessories.

Boromir statue auction

 
 

NIB Royal Selangor Pewter Galadriel Goblet Lord of the Rings

galdriel goblet Galadriel, Elven Lady of Light, rests her face on the palm of her hand which functions as the stem of the goblet. Galadriel is delicately decorated with an onyx gem on her brow, her Ring on her forefinger and a bangle on her elegant arm. Inspired by JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, this stunning work of pewter art measures 8 in (20 cm) in height.

This item is BRAND NEW in the original manufacturer’s box with an unbroken RS certificate seal.

Galadriel goblet auction

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Posted in Collectibles, Headlines, Merchandise, Sideshow Collectibles, The Bridge Direct, TheOneRing.net Announcements

And the Winner of the Dark Rider of Mordor Statue from Sideshow Collectibles is…

The-One-Ring-Giveaway-at-Comic-Con-02During Comic-Con 2013, Sideshow Collectibles was kind enough to give us a Dark Rider of Mordor Premium Format Figure as a giveaway. We are now happy to announce the winner:

Richard E. Jr.

Richard, you will be contacted shortly via email! If you didn’t win, consider owning this impressive piece. The Dark Rider of Mordor Premium format figure may be a bit pricey, but if you have ever seen this monstrous piece in person, it is well worth it. And heck, Sideshow has a FLEXPay option for no cost. [Click here]

 

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Collecting The Precious – The Bridge Direct Comic-Con 2013 Booth Tour

IMG_3864Our friends from The Bridge Direct had another great showing at Comic-Con this year with more of their great figures for The Hobbit Trilogy. This year at their booth The Bridge Direct had almost every new figure we’re going to see in the fall when wave 2 of their line ships. We got new 6″ figures of Yazneg, Radagast the Brown, Bolg, and Azog. This Azog figure is different than the Comic-Con 2013 Exclusive Figure. The 3.75″ line of figures had the rest of the Dwarves which we did not get in wave one and Thranduil to complete what they had at the booth. The 3.75″ line is also getting a couple of new multi-packs one will have all of the Dwarves and the one at Comic-Con is a Mirkwood pack coming with Thranduil Tauriel, Legolas, Fili, and Kili. There is a Beorn figure coming but as of right now he will have to remain a mystery for just a little while longer. We also get to see a Legolas figure in the new packaging that we will see for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Overall, as I said The Bridge Direct had another great Comic-Con and I can’t wait to see wave 2 hit the shelves.

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Collecting The Precious – Win a $800 Dark Rider of Mordor Statue from Sideshow Collectibles!

The-One-Ring-Giveaway-at-Comic-Con-02We all know that Sideshow Collectibles’ makes some of the most impressive and collector-worthy LOTR statues around. But we can’t always convince our loved ones that spending $800 for a collectible is worth it. Well, thanks to our generous friends from Sideshow, and in celebration of our appearance at Comic-Con, we are exclusively giving away the Dark Rider of Mordor Premium format figure. This insanely detailed statue is 31″ tall and retails for $799. All you have to do is fill out the form and you are entered! Winner will be announced Aug 1st! Good luck! Enter to win! CONTEST IS COMPLETE – WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!

 

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Collecting The Precious – The Bridge Direct’s Azog the Defiler Contest Winner

IMG_2895Comic-Con 2013 starts in just 10 days and in celebration of this big event we teamed up with our friends at The Bridge Direct to give away one of their Comic-Con 2013 Exclusive Azog figure. After a ton of entries we’re pleased to announce the lucky fan who is going to have one of these outstanding figures show up at their door during Comic-Con. The lucky Ringer is Dave R. from Jacksonville, Fl. We’re sending your information on to The Bridge Direct to get this figure on its way to you. We want to thank The Bridge Direct for teaming up with us for this contest and all of you Ringers who entered for a chance to get this. Keep an eye out during Comic-Con for more info on where you can buy this if you can’t make it to Comic-Con 2013.

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Merchandise, Shop, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey