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TOR.n’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Father Christmas illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien

Father Christmas illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Still wondering what to get the Tolkien fan in your life for the holidays?  Let TheOneRing.net help!  Staffers deej, Earl, Elessar, Kelvarhin, and Sarumann have compiled a list of some of our favorites.

 

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Posted in Blu-Ray, Books Publications, Calendars, Collectibles, DVDs, Jewelry, Merchandise, Music, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, Stamps & Coins, Weta Collectibles

New York ComicCon – Photo Gallery

NYCC - New York Comic-ConOne month on from New York ComicCon , we thought readers might enjoy a gallery of images from the event – to see the fun which unfolded in the Big Apple, and perhaps to reminisce, if you were there!

Big thanks to all who came and visited TORn’s booth this year. The convention was bigger than ever, and fighting one’s way around the show floor is no easy feat! It is always a delight to meet with fellow fans, and we loved chatting with all who came by – or who joined us at the ‘Fan Meet-up’ on Saturday night. And of course it was a joy to hang out with everyone who joined us on the Thursday evening for our annual ‘Ringers take Manhattan’ party. Special thanks to Graham McTavish for coming along, and being a true gent to all the partygoers.   (more…)

Posted in Books Publications, Collectibles, Conventions, Events, Fans, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, NYCC, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Community, Toys, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

New York ComicCon starts TOMORROW! Don’t forget your party tickets!

NYCC - New York Comic-ConStaffers from TORn have started arriving in the Big Apple to set up our booth – that means New York ComicCon is almost upon us! The fun kicks off at 10am tomorrow morning; here are some of the highlights for Tolkien fans:

First of all, TORn’s booth this year is number 3164. This is NOT our usual corner spot – we could only get an ‘inline’ booth this year. But look for the usual ‘tent’ and you’ll find us! As ever, we’ll have t-shirts and buttons for sale, and we have some fabulous items for our ‘lucky dip’ giveaways! It’s an election year even in Middle-earth; here are the t-shirts we’ll have on sale this year: (more…)

Posted in Andy Serkis, Books Publications, Clothing, Collectibles, Conventions, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Events, Fans, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, NYCC, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Toys, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Exclusive: New Zealand Post’s “One Collectible To Rule Them All”

nzpost-book1On the occasion of World Hobbit Day, New Zealand Post once again invites us to take a journey through Middle-earth – this time via their latest release – a beautiful, limited, one-of-a-kind “Red Book” inspired by the journal written by Bilbo Baggins and his heir Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, containing a new, never-before-seen “One Ring” stamp.

Our friends down at NZ Post are also giving followers of TheOneRing.net the exclusive opportunity to be the first in the world to order these new products by visiting the New Zealand Post website.

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Posted in Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit

Winner of TORn & NZ Post’s “The Hobbit” Contest

Battle of the Five Armies Presentation PackLast week, we ran a Hobbit-themed contest courtesy of our friends at New Zealand Post, and today we’re happy to announce the winning entry.

Congratulations to Dave P. from U.K. who answered all three contest questions correctly. Your prize will be on its way soon.

Thanks to all who entered the contest!

Posted in Collectibles, Merchandise, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit

TheOneRing.net and New Zealand Post’s “The Hobbit” Contest

Battle of the Five Armies Presentation Pack

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Presentation Pack

Over the last couple of years, New Zealand Post has issued various products featuring characters and scenes from The Hobbit films, ranging from official stamps and uncirculated coins, to commemorative pure silver and premium gold coins.

With San Diego ComicCon 2016 upon us, we’ve teamed up with our long-time Tolkien friends at NZ Post to bring you a fun new Hobbit-themed contest.

If you know your Wizards from your Orcs, this could be as easy as “String… or nothing!

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Posted in Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Evangeline Lilly ‘stamps’ her mark on Middle-earth

Tauriel and Legolas Stamps and CoinsActor Evangeline Lilly says she is delighted to be featured on an official New Zealand Post stamp and coin to help celebrate the upcoming release of the epic fantasy adventure The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).

Lilly plays a fierce Elf warrior named Tauriel in the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson, and is excited to feature on New Zealand Post’s latest collection of The Hobbit movie-inspired stamps and coins.

“I’m on a stamp and coin from Middle-earth. It doesn’t get much cooler than that,” said Lilly.

[Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set] [Presentation Pack] [All Hobbit Items]

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Posted in Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit

Denny’s new Hobbit menu available from today!

Dennys DofS menu coverMiddle-earth’s Diner is back!  Denny’s new Hobbit menu is available in their restaurants from today.  Judging by all the preparation and hard work Denny’s have been putting in over the past months, and to which we at TheOneRing.net have been privy, this should be a fun and tempting menu!  In their official press release, Denny’s say:

“The quest for Middle-earth inspired adventure begins today at Denny’s, as America’s Diner celebrates the long-awaited release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).  A  bold new menu features seven authentic dishes inspired by The Hobbit films, and a bounty of exclusive movie content available only in-restaurant …

“We’re thrilled to bring the taste of Middle-earth back to America’s Diner,” said John Dillon, vice president of marketing for Denny’s. “Last year’s menu attracted both Denny’s guests and fans alike with a combination of movie-inspired elements and traditional holiday flavors. This year we’re elevating the experience with the introduction of adventurous new flavors, exciting exclusive content and once-in-a-lifetime prizes, taking our guests on a truly authentic dining journey.”

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Posted in Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Miscellaneous, Other Merchandise, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

New Zealand Post Releases Commemorative Stamps And Coins For “The Desolation Of Smaug”

NZ Post DOS

Continuing with their tradition of releasing commemorative stamps and coins for each of Peter Jackson’s films set in New Zealand, the home of cinematic Middle-earth, the New Zealand Post today announced the release of a new set of stamps and coins featuring key characters and scenes from The Desolation Of Smaug.

The 6 stamps feature Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Legolas, Tauriel, and Bard, and are presented in a variety of packaging options.

The silver and gold coins feature Bilbo, Legolas, Bard, Azog, Thranduil, the 13 Dwarves, and a stunning image of  Tolkien’s own art depicting Smaug flying around the Lonely Mountain.

Posted in Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Merchandise, Peter Jackson, Stamps & Coins

What do you want to see in TheOneRing Emporium?

TheOneRing Emporium of Goods & Sundry Somethings, located at Shop.TheOneRing.net, is full of wonderful posters, buttons, bags and black t-shirts designed by fans, for fans. Each item is made & shipped by our fan volunteer staff. Every purchase helps keep TheOneRing.net on the air, on the web and on the road at conventions.

We’re looking for your opinion on a few topics. What else should be offered? Please take this quick poll and tell us what you want!

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Posted in Clothing, Creations, Merchandise, Posters Prints, Shop, Stamps & Coins

Announcing the Winners of TORn and NZ Post’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Contest

The results of TheOneRing.net and New Zealand Post’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Contest held back in January are in.

Congratulations to the winners… your prizes are on their way from New Zealand! And thanks to all who entered.

Visit New Zealand Post for the entire range of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” stamps and coins.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Silver Coin with Gold Plating
Winner: Talya S from USA

Silver Coin with Gold PlatingSilver Coin with Gold Plating (Box)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ultimate Collection
Winner: Pravalprukskul P from Thailand

Ultimate Collection (Cover)Ultimate Collection (Contents)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Presentation Pack
Winners: Alicia R from UK
and Annemarie D from The Netherlands

Presentation Pack

Posted in Contests, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit

Last Day To Enter TORn and NZ Post’s “The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey” Contest

In case you haven’t already done so, here’s a quick reminder that today is the last day to enter TheOneRing.net and New Zealand Post’s “The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey” Contest.

Contest form and details here.

Posted in Contests, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit