The figures for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be available in a matter of hours! The Bridge Direct has published their final press release letting fans know what to expect from their awesome line of figures. As we mentioned, starting October first fans will be able to find these collectibles in their favorite brick and mortar stores nationwide. Items for this line range in size from 3.75″ figures to your very own Dwarven Battle Axe. Next week, when these figures arrive in stores, we’ll have reviews of some of the awesome collectibles you can get your hands on.
Read the official press release from The Bridge Direct (after the break):
The Hobbit Trilogy Inspired Master Toy line from The Bridge Direct
Journeys to Retailers Nationwide on October 1
The Bridge Direct Unveils Action Figures and Role Play Toys Inspired by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Creating Excitement for the Film’s December 14 Release
Boca Raton, FL (September 28, 2012) – Almost a year after Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced that The Bridge Direct was named co-master toy partner for the upcoming The Hobbit Trilogy, the much-anticipated product line has finally made the journey to retail shelves. Beginning on Monday October 1, fans will be able to take home the authentic collection of toys, including 3.75” figures, 6” figures, collector packs and role play accessories, that are inspired by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film in the trilogy, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).
“The Bridge Direct has done a spectacular job of capturing the richly imagined world of Middle-earth in their new toy collection,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The product line will hit retailer shelves just in time to add to the excitement around the highly anticipated release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
“Our team has been working feverishly to create a collection of products that will exceed the fans’ expectations,” said Jay Foreman, President and CEO of The Bridge. “It is an honor to work on an epic franchise, and crafting the most authentically detailed products possible was a task we did not take lightly.”
Bringing The Hobbit to life for fans of all ages, the toy collection includes:
3.75” Action Figures – Available in Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield, Grinnah the Goblin and Legolas Greenleaf, these 3.75″ scale action figures contain up to 12 points of articulation and replicate the authentic facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character in painstaking detail. (For Ages 4+, SRP $7.99 each)
3.75”Action Figure 2-Packs – These pairings of 3.75″ scale action figures are available in four styles: Bilbo and Gollum, Balin and Dwalin, Kili and Fili, and Legolas Greenleaf and Tauriel, with both Balin and Tauriel being EXCLUSIVE to the 2-Packs at this scale in this series. (For Ages 4+, SRP $14.99 each)
3.75” Figure Deluxe 2-Pack – Gandalf and Bolg prepare for battle with this set of 3.75″ scale action figures pairing a key hero with a key villain. (For Ages 4+, SRP $17.99)
3.75” Action Figure Box Set – Join Bilbo, Thorin, Kili, Fili and Dwalin, with this special box set for the avid collector. The set includes 3-5 weapons/accessories for each figure for posing and battling action. (For Ages 4+, SRP $29.99)
3.75” Beast Pack – Every good villain needs a beast to ride into battle, and this 3.75″ scale action figure beast pack has them both with Fimbul the Hunter and his Warg! Featuring authentic detail, these figures are sure to become collector’s items. (For Ages 4+, SRP $19.99)
3.75” Figure Battle Pack – One of the biggest and baddest creatures faces off with a key hero in this 3.75″ scale action figure battle pack featuring the Goblin King and Thorin Oakenshield. Each figure replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character in authentic detail. (For Ages 4+, SRP $29.99)
6” Collector Figures – Available in Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield, Legolas Greenleaf and Tauriel, these 6″ scale collector figures feature intricate details based on the characters. Each with up to 12 points of articulation and authentic details replicating the character’s facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories, these figures are sure to become coveted pieces of movie memorabilia. (For Ages 4+, SRP $14.99 each)
Bilbo’s Sword, Sting – Featuring motion-activated battle sounds and a glowing light, this deluxe role-play sword will give young fans the complete character experience. (For Ages 4+, SRP $19.99)
6” Dwarven Battle Axe – This role-play axe replicates in authentic detail the battle axe carried by Gloin the Dwarf. Now fans can re-enact key battle scenes at home. (For Ages 4+, SRP $12.99)
Several of the items are currently available for pre-sale orders at major online retailers, and the entire collection will be available in both mass and specialty retail chains nationwide come Monday, October 1. Members of the media will be able to preview The Hobbit inspired toy line today at the annual Time to Play Holiday Showcase in New York City.
About The Hobbit Trilogy:
A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is the first of three films from filmmaker Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy. The screenplay for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro. Jackson is also producing the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the second and third films of the trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be released on December 14, 2012, with the second film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” releasing December 13, 2013, and the third film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” slated for July 18, 2014. www.thehobbit.com
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.
About The Bridge Direct, Inc.
The Bridge Direct, Inc. is a global children’s consumer products company that provides strategic support and resources to licensors, retailers and distributors. The Bridge’s services include product development, manufacturing, line planning, branding, marketing and sales support. Product lines from The Bridge include: Annoying Orange plush, figures and games; Inkoos™ draw, wash and redo activity plush; Justin Bieber dolls and toys; Looney Tunes plush, figures, playsets and role play toys; Shoulder Buddies® wearable figures; The Hobbit figures and role play toys; and Waverly and The Magic Seashells dolls and playsets. To find out more about The Bridge, please visit www.thebridgedirect.com or follow the company on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheBridgeDirect.