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:

HobbitMagazineTORn Collector’s Ed of The Hobbit Magazine signed by grammaboodawg

This is a new copy of’s premier magazine tribute toThe Hobbit! A collaborative effort between Topix Media Lab and your friends here at, it covers everything you need to know about The Hobbit movies from a fan perspective. Side-bars and feature articles, contributed by our own volunteer staff, include interviews, a feature on book vs. the movie, articles on games and collectibles, a Middle-earth timeline, and much more! The high-quality, glossy paper used for this 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 82-page magazine.

This copy’s article on the Middle-earth timeline is signed by its author, grammaboodawg. Based on TORn’s Today in Middle-earth posts in the TORn Discussion Boards, the 4-page colorful article highlights major events confronting both The Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings and Bilbo & Company in The Hobbit throughout the history of The One Ring.

TORn Collector’s Ed of The Hobbit Magazine signed by grammaboodawg Auction


LOTRPEZGiftSetNIB Exclusive LOTR PEZ gift set by Walmart featuring the Eye of Sauron

This limited edition Lord of the Rings Pez Gift Set comes with 8 themed dispensers and 12 rolls of candy. The dispensers are Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Gollum.

LOTR PEZ Gift Set Auction


PeoplesGuideImageThe People’s Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien by Staff (2003, pbk)

Author J.R.R. Tolkien created his mythical Middle-earth as the setting for his greatest works,”The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”. Director Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy has created an even greater awareness and curiosity about Tolkien’s creation.

This guide to J.R.R.Tolkien is an exploration of Tolkien’s world from the writers of the Tolkien fan website, This volume includes new articles as well as familiar favourites from the website. The essays are grouped around themes such as defending fantasy literature from the accusation of triviality; why people become Tolkien “fans”; whether Tolkien’s notions of Good, Evil and Free Will are relevant to a changing world; the inspiration fans draw from his work; and the ideas from which Tolkien himself drew inspiration, both in his life and in his love of ancient literature and European myths. This volume also looks at the impact of the wildly popular cinematic version and answers the most common questions asked about Middle-earth.

The People’s Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien Auction