TORn’s Tolkien Christmas Gift Guide for 2015
Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? Or are you yet to start? If you’re like us, you’ll definitely have a few more things on your list and what better way to complete the task than buying some Tolkienesque presents. TORn’s staffers deej, Elessar, Earl, Altaira and Kelvarhin scoured the internet to find the perfect presents to celebrate the holidays and we were astounded by how many wonderful choices there are. So, without further ado, here are some lovely gift suggestions for your favourite Tolkien fan (even if that happens to be you). All prices are in U.S. dollars.
The Tolkien Treasury by J.R.R. Tolkien – list price $45.50
A deluxe collection some of Tolkien’s best loved tales: Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wootton Major, and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.
The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – list price $40.00
As he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien’s mental pictures often found expression in drawing, from rough sketches made within the manuscript to more finished illustrations. Only a few of these were meant for publication; most were aids to help Tolkien conceive his complex story and keep it consistent. Many do not illustrate the final text, but represent moments of creation, illuminating Tolkien’s process of writing and design.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles – The Art of War by Weta Workshop- list price $40.00
The 6th and final volume of The Hobbit Chronicles from our friends at Weta. As the story of The Hobbit reaches its shattering climax amidst an epic landscape of war and tragedy, join Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer behind the scenes one last time as this sumptuous final book in The Hobbit: Chronicles series celebrates the epic conclusion of The Hobbit film trilogy.
Strider – list price $75.00
Created by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the Lord of the Rings movies, Strider is the third character in our range of miniature figures.
Smaug: King Under the Mountain (Mini-Smaug) – list price $125
Sculpted by Gary Hunt and made by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug with the same renowned attention to detail.
The Green Dragon – list price $130
This gorgeous little environment is an exacting miniature replica of the movie set that can be visited at Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. It was created by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the movie. The Green Dragon Inn was sculpted by David Tremont and Leonard Ellis.
Uruk-hai Swordsman – list price $299
The Uruk-hai Swordsman was sculpted by Jamie Beswarick. It joins Weta’s range of Limited Edition 1/6 scale collectible polystone figures from The Lord of the Rings.
Minas Tirith – list price $599
The Minas Tirith environment from Weta is based on the miniature featured in The Lord of the Rings and built by the same artists and craftsmen that work on our movies. Principal sculptor: Leonard Ellis. Eight people poured over 1,000 hours of creativity and attention to detail into this piece.
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with the final of three films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduring masterpiece. Set in Middle-earth 60 years before the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of dwarves on a journey into wild, treacherous lands swarming with beasts of every ilk. After reaching Erebor and encountering the dragon Smaug, Five Armies assemble for an epic battle that could decide the future of all in Middle-earth. The Extended Edition film is 20 minutes longer with new and extended scenes not seen in the theatrical release.
The Hobbit Box Set TE list price $85.00
Includes Digital HD UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices. MUST ENTER REDEMPTION CODE BY 2018-03-24 TO REDEEM DIGITAL HD ULTRAVIOLET OFFER. HIGH DEFINITION IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON ALL DEVICES. See “UltraViolet Details” section below for details. DOES NOT INCLUDE iTUNES FILE, BUT IS COMPATIBLE WITH iPHONE, iPAD, iPOD TOUCH AND MOST ANDROID DEVICES.
The Fellowship of the Ring; A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. The Two Towers: While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. The Return of the King: Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. Peter Jackson directs these action adventure movies starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchet and more. This special edition of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy includes theatrical and extended editions of the movies on 15 Blu-Ray discs.
Animated Lord of the Rings Remastered Deluxe Edition DVD – list price $8.99
Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi’s literal adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, is brought to the screen. An evil sorcerer from a previous era created a magical ring which enables its users to call upon its tremendous powers to rule the world, but it inevitably warps them to evil. It was believed lost, but during a resurgence of magical evil in the world, Bilbo, a simple, plain-spoken hobbit, recovers it from its hiding place. The forces of good give his nephew Frodo the choice to bear the awful burden of the ring to a place where it may be destroyed.
Animated The Hobbit: 1977 classic – list price $9.99
Hobbits are simple folk. Small people with hairy feet, they are not cut out for adventure and prefer to laze about and eat. A particular hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Orson Bean), is taken by surprise one morning when the mighty wizard Gandalf (John Huston) knocks at his door. Soon Bilbo finds himself inducted into a party of dwarves bent on reclaiming their mountain from the deadly fire-breathing dragon, Smaug.
The 3-CD Limited Edition includes the first two soundtracks. DVD includes: “Use Well the Days: A Behind the Scenes Portrait”; a glimpse at Howard Shore’s weeks in London creating the music for the Return of the King by Elizabeth Cotnoir.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Soundtrack, Special Edition – list price $21.00
The Special Edition of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey contains the full score from the film with seven extended score cues, six exclusive bonus tracks, and deluxe liner notes packaged in a 2 CD hardcover digibook. The Soundtrack features original score by Academy Award winner Howard Shore recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally it includes an original song, Song of the Lonely Mountain, written and performed by Neil Finn (Crowded House).
Featuring Original Music by Academy Award Winner Howard Shore With An Original Song I See Fire Performed by GRAMMY Nominated Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Special Edition features twelve extended tracks, a bonus track, expanded liner notes and interactive sheet music packaged in a hardcover DigiBook.
Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning score for The Lord of the Rings has been hailed as some of the greatest film music ever written. Sweeping in scope, it is an interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth as music—an operatic tapestry of cultures, histories, languages, and peoples. The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films takes the reader on an unprecedented journey into the heart of this history-making opus with extensive music examples, original manuscript scores, a rarities CD, and fascinating glimpses into the creative process from the composer himself. Also included are a foreword by Howard Shore, an introduction by Fran Walsh, and sketches by John Howe and Alan Lee.
Tauriel’s necklace – list price $6.10
While this inexpensive necklace isn’t going to go with your best evening wear, it’s affordable enough to make a perfect stocking-stuffer for a young Hobbit fan, a costumer, or just a general collector of Hobbit and Lord of the Rings treasures.
Nenya – the Ring of Galadriel – list price $149.00
Leave it to The Noble Collection to provide a beautiful piece that definitely *will* go with your best evening wear. The beautiful Ring of Galadriel from The Hobbit movies is made of sterling silver with a European crystal encased inside the laced silver flower. It even comes in a nice collector’s box.
Thranduil’s Brooch – list price$54.95
Another favorite by Noble is the stunning brooch of the Elvenking Thranduil. The brooch, a generous 5 inches across, is made of silver-plated brass with a yellow glass gem in the center. The silver branches evoke the deepest reaches of Mirkwood forest, while the gem is held in place by the claw of some mythical creature.
Bronze Bag End™ Door Necklace – list price starting at $39.00
As clever as it is beautiful, Badali’s Bag End Door necklace will make a fun addition to any Hobbit-lover’s jewelry collection. The necklace comes in either white or yellow bronze with several choices of chains, and is on sale from its regular starting price of $50.00. If you look closely, you can even see Gandalf’s ‘G’ rune in the green enamel of the door!
If you’re ‘geek proud,’ say it loud with one of these geek tags featuring our favorite acronym for TheOneRing.net: TORN. This quality piece is made of sterling silver and is available either as a necklace or a key chain. The $19.00 list price is on sale from the regular price of $29.00, so it’s the perfect time to snag one of these collectible tags.
Funko POP Tauriel action figure – list price $6.81
Last year we featured the Funko POP Smaug in our holiday gift guide, so continuing with the Funko POP Hobbit toys offerings, this year’s recommendation is the Tauriel figure. Complete with daggers, green robe and those adorable, big Fundo eyes, Tauriel will make a great, very affordable addition to any Hobbit fan’s collection.
The Hobbit Monopoly – list price $41.94
Be prepared! Instead of fighting over who gets to be the shoe or the car, you’ll be fighting over who gets to be The One Ring or the Beorn Bear in order to play this great game based on the three Hobbit movies. With properties that include Gollum’s Cave and the Erebor Throne Room, this game will make you the mogul of Middle-earth.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Collector’s puzzle – list price $14.99
Jigsaw puzzle aficionados will have hours of fun putting together this 550 piece puzzle featuring a montage of scenes from the second Hobbit movie. The finished puzzle measures 18” wide by 24’ long.
The Hobbit Mirkwood Hero Pack Set – list price $44.92
This set includes some of our favorite heroes from The Hobbit movies: Thranduil, Legolas, Tauriel, Fili and Kili. Each figure contains up to 12 points of articulation and includes clothing, weapons and accessories. Figures are 3.75 inches high.
Tolkien Calendar 2016 – list price $9.41
The official Tolkien Calendar for 2016 is a striking creation featuring dramatic illustrations from the Finnish artist Tove Jansson. Jansson, who died in 2001 aged 86, was an author and illustrator best known for her books and comic strips depicting the Moomins, who inhabited a valley which i as pleasant and peaceful as Tolkien’s own Shire but beset by a wider and more dangerous outside world. In the early 1960s Jansson was asked to illustrate the Swedish edition of The Hobbit, and it is from that work that the illustrations for this calendar have been taken.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Wall Calendar (2016) – list price $9.58
Relive the adventures of Gandalf, Frodo, Aragorn and the rest of the Fellowship as they journey through Middle Earth in a quest to destroy the one Ring. Features a mid-sized planning grid. Printed on a glossy paper stock suitable for pen and pencil note taking. This calendar is 12″ wide x 12″ tall when closed and 12″ wide x 24″ tall when open.
The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Wall Calendar (2016) – list price $9.92
Spend the year reliving Bilbo Baggins’ greatest adventure through Middle-earth throghout all of the films of The Hobbit. Features a mid-sized planning grid. Printed on a glossy paper stock suitable for pen and pencil note taking. This calendar is 12″ wide x 12″ tall when closed and 12″ wide x 24″ tall when open.
“May the Dwarves be with you” t-shirt – list price $20.00
The ultimate tribute to the trilogies of Middle-earth and those far, far away! Features “STING” the famed glowing sword. This is a must have for fans of all epic fantasy adventures!
“Peter’s Dragon” t-shirt – list price $20.00
The greatest calamity by the greatest fantasy director of our time!
The Lord of the Rings: Leather Bookmark: The Fellowship – list price $10.99
The classic silhouette of the nine members of The Fellowship of the Ring as they set out from Rivendell on their quest to guide Frodo to Mordor and the destructive forces of Mount Doom, ridding Middle-earth forever of the dark brooding menace of the Dark Lord Sauron.
No Admittance Keyring – list price $9.99
Designed by the artists at Weta who worked on The Lord of the Rings.
Made from plastic with a chromed metal swivel keyring chain and split ring.
The Lord of the Rings: Hobbit Scarf by Stansborough – list price $65.00
Made from the authentic silky ‘Fellowship Cloak’ fabric as used in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
100% ‘Stansborough Grey’ Wool – will look awesome with your Hobbit Ears, either Sam’s or Frodo’s!
Kili’s Rune Stone – list price $9.99
Gifted to Kili by his mother, this labradorite stone bore six runes etched onto its polished surface. ‘Return to me’ a constant reminder of a promise he made before their quest began.
Collectible Pin – Smaug – list price $8.50
The collectible Smaug Trading Pin is made from metal (brass) with enamel paint detailling. It comes mounted on a backing card inside a plastic bag. The reverse of the pin is plain gold metal.
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