hobbit_trilogy_bilbo_journal Ringer TheHutt writes to tell of us a couple of interesting theatrical edition box set options of The Hobbit for fans that include all three films plus a bonus — a replica of Bilbo’s journal.

TheHutt tells us that German shop Amazon.de lists two exclusive BluRay versions — one for 2D and one for 3D.

Each boxset contains the three “Hobbit” films in Steelbook packaging (i.e., the cases are made of metal). What’s even more interesting about them: they contain a replica of Bilbo’s Journal – his diary which later became the actual Red Book of Westmarch.

If one doesn’t mind German inscriptions on the covers, it might be an interesting collecting item: the discs with the film itself are region-free (can be played on American players) and contain English audio and subtitles.

A similar BluRay edition is also available in the UK. It has a slightly worse standard boxset art (“Dragon eating his own tail”) and loses the steelbooks, but still contains the same journal. Only a 3D version is available at Amazon.co.uk. The BluRays are, once again, region-free an can be played on American players.

There seems no comparable versions of the trilogy planned in the Americas. So far, the only instance of Bilbo’s Journal sighted online is an release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies exclusive to Walmart Canada. It also contains the journal and costs CA$29.96.