Thanks to the standee maker, we’ve just received an exclusive image of the official standee that may appear at your local theater for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ The standee features a life-size Gandalf outside of Bag End and ample room for you and your friends to appear on the doorstep. Should make for a lot of great photos! Speaking of theaters, our Line Party system is currently in beta launch, but if you want to secure your local line party, click here to find out more!
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Empire magazine has revealed their special Hobbit edition which features five different covers in glorious lenticular 3-D. Readers have a choice between the Bilbo cover, pictured, Gandalf, Gollum, Galadriel or Thorin (or all five – why not). In this edition, Peter Jackson confirms that the final running time (without credits), is 2 hours 40 minutess:
“It’s looking like it’s going to be about ten minutes shorter than Fellowship was,” explains Jackson. “So it’s going to be officially our shortest Middle-earth yet. I mean, Fellowship was just under three hours and this is about 2 hours 40 minutes at the moment.” The “at the moment” refers to the fact that the credits hadn’t yet been added and not all effects shots finalised when we spoke to Jackson, but it’s going to be close.
Look for the new Empire Hobbit edition to hit stores and newsstands today, October 24. Read More…Posted in Director news, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit
Update: as hinted in the circle in the top right of the pictured magazine, The One Ring.net has partnered with Topix Media Lab to produce a beautiful collector’s edition magazine about The Hobbit. Side-bars and feature articles, contributed by TORn staff, include interviews, character and actor profiles, a comparison of the book vs. the movie, articles on games and collectibles, a wonderful Middle-earth timeline and much, much more. The magazine is also packed with colorful pictures of cast and crew members, locations, collectibles, gorgeous fan art and a few exclusives! One thing that makes this truly a collector’s edition is that there are only two ads in the entire magazine. The magazine hit shelves in the last 24 hours in stores such as Barnes & Noble and Wal-Mart, but be sure and also look anywhere magazines are sold. It is currently only available in the U.S., so be especially nice to your U.S. friends and maybe they’ll find one or two and send them along.
We at TheOneRing would like to thank all of you who come visit us an who have helped make our journey together the best fan experience ever. Following is our tribute to you from inside the magazine: “J.R.R. Tolkien wrote some of the most inspiring novels of all time. “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit” have inspired television specials, movies, musicals, and now, this magazine. But this isn’t a book about The Hobbit (though there’s plenty of coverage of Peter Jackson’s upcoming films). This is about you, the fans. TheOneRing.net has covered all things Tolkien for more than ten years, and was forged for fans, by fans. This tribute magazine is created in that spirit.”
Posted in Collectibles, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, The Hobbit
Today marks the day the New Zealand Post, in an exclusive arrangement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Pictures, and the filmmakers, releases commemorative stamps and coins for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
New Zealand Post’s spokesman for stamps and coins Simon Allison says:
We’re the only country in the world with the rights to produce these highly collectable coins, featuring iconic characters from what is sure to become a classic series of films.
The items announced today are appropriate mementoes of the film, and fit in with the mythology of Middle-earth – New Zealand. We’re committed to honouring the legacy of Sir Peter’s films, by creating stamps and coins of the highest quality.
Hit the break for hi-res pictures of the stamps and coins, and the world exclusive press release for the same, courtesy of our friend Emma over at New Zealand Post.Posted in Characters, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, MGM, New Line Cinema, Other Merchandise, Studios, The Hobbit, Warner Bros.
Rings of power are nothing new to fans of Middle-Earth: over the course of the story of The Hobbit, a certain One Ring is found by Bilbo Baggins. However, there are other rings that we will get to know during The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In the next few weeks, The Noble Collection will make us privvy to a few of those other rings by introducing five amazing collectible options: Lindir’s Ring, Elrond’s Council Ring, Elrond’s Riding Ring, Thorin’s Dwarven Silver Ring, and Thorin’s Silver Band. As with any of The Noble Collection’s items these rings are of superior quality and a must for any fan of Middle-Earth collection. Get a peek at all the ring offerings and pricing after the break. [The Noble Collection]Posted in Collectibles, Director Rumors, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Jewelry, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, The Hobbit
Tolkien collectors are bursting at the seams this week as licensees can finally reveal their ‘Hobbit‘ collections! To that end, we are pleased to announce that The Noble Collection has the rights to make collectibles from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ As they are long time supporters and friends of TheOneRing.net, we are very excited to see just what the future holds from the masters at The Noble Collection. So without further delay, here’s the first reveal of the week…the Orcrist Sword Replica! This sword, nicknamed ‘Biter’ by the Goblins, was found by Thorin and company as they rested in the trolls cave, and would prove to be very helpful over the events of the Hobbit. Orcrist is recreated in stunning detail from the models used for the film. Collectors will be able to Pre-Order this replica next week and shipping will commence December 10th. Stay tuned to TheOneRing.net for further announcements from The Noble Collection! [The Noble Collection] (Check out the higher res images below!)
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!
SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 25, 2012 – Kabam, a leader in massively multiplayer games for connected devices, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have partnered to co-publish games for mobile devices and the Web inspired by Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).
Under the deal, Kabam will develop and operate two multiplayer strategy games, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth for mobile devices and The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age for web browsers, both launching in fall 2012. Starting Sept. 25, players can sign up to take part in the upcoming beta for The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age at https://www.kabam.com/the-
Yet another fun, and interesting, thing for Hobbit fans to collect – this just in from the New Zealand Post: New Zealand Post is set to produce stamps and commemorative coins featuring some of the unique characters of Middle-earth later in the year. In an agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Pictures, and the filmmakers, New Zealand Post also has exclusive rights to produce legal tender commemorative coins that celebrate Sir Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based on The Hobbit, productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. New Zealand Post has revealed one of the stamps to give fans a sneak peek at what they can expect in November. We are the only country in the world with the rights to produce legal tender commemorative coins, featuring characters from The Hobbit Trilogy, and we are delighted to be involved and show support for the New Zealand Film Industry,” said Ivor Masters, Head of Stamps and Coins at New Zealand Post. Read More…Posted in Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, Merchandise, Other Merchandise
At the end of the second week in September a cart came in through Bywater from the direction of Brandywine Bridge in broad daylight. An old man was driving it all alone. He wore a tall pointed blue hat, a long grey cloak, and a silver scarf. He had a long white beard and bushy eyebrows that stuck out beyond the brim of his hat. Small hobbit-children ran after the cart all through Hobbiton and right up the hill. It had a cargo of fireworks, as they rightly guessed. — From A Long-Expected Party, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
In Peter Jackson’s LOTR film, the first moment of Gandalf arriving in Hobbiton and finding Frodo waiting on the trail were critical because it established two essential characters and the setting of Hobbiton. It also introduced audiences to the scale of Hobbits with human-sized characters including forced perspective of Frodo riding in Gandalf’s cart.
The meeting serves as the entry point for Lord of the Rings LEGO as well with set 9469 introducing important characters in an easy-to-build kit that is also easy to afford at $12.99 retail in the U.S. It will likely find itself as birthday present to and from friends many times over. Because it is recommended for ages eight to 14, I enlisted Logan (8) and Dresden (10), to assist with the build of the kit. (more…)Posted in Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien, LEGO, LEGO, Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, Toys
He told us. He told us — he did.
He said exactly what he meant, he said it plainly and the media and fans (and me) tried to figure out what he meant when he told us in plainness. Monday, Jackson dropped an atomic bomb of news and fandom reacted accordingly.
“The Hobbit,” adapted for the screen from the 300-page, 75-year-old book by J.R.R. Tolkien changed from from two movies to three in the blink of a Facebook post.
More on the words we ignored in a minute. We need to figure out when these films break, what it means for fans and websites and studios and cinema and the director, but lets not rush past the size and scope of this news. Lets not walk around Paris admiring all the cafes and churches without also pausing and noticing the big tower in the center of town.
We witnessed, the last few weeks since Comic-Con, something monumental, unprecedented, unparalleled and a little bit crazy. Jackson (and when we say “Jackson” we always mean the director and Walsh, Boyens and a team of others supporting their vision) is in unchartered territory here. (more…)Posted in Blu-Ray, Books Publications, Cast Q&A, Character Q&A, Collectibles, Director news, Director Q&A, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie FAQ, J.R.R. Tolkien, LEGO, Location Q&A, Merchandise, MGM, MrCere in New Zealand, New Line Cinema, Other Merchandise, Peter Jackson, Rumors Spy News, Sideshow Collectibles, Studios, The Hobbit, Toys, Warner Bros., Weta Collectibles, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop
Whether you’re in the mood for a spiky dragon-infused political conversation or you really want the world to know you SQUEE for “Hot Dwarves” — these are the buttons for you! For our fellow Potter-phile friends in the U.K. we should say these are the *badges* for you!