The last two days have seen two new items from our friends at Weta that are tied to this, the final film in the fantastic Hobbit Trilogy.
The first item landed yesterday and was something we saw at Comic-Con 2014 to do with a certain Dragon Slayer. That’s right, fans can now get one of Weta’s amazing statues capturing Bard the Bowman. This statue of Bard is so well done, with all the usual great details, as well as a dead on likeness to Luke Evans. Bard is currently up for pre-order for $299 with an expected ship date during quarter one of next year. There is also a small deposit that will be required at the time of order for those who will be one of only 1000 people to own this statue.
One of my favorite moments from the last film was The White Council taking on the Necromancer in Dol Guldur. Now if you’ve always wanted to own Saruman’s Staff, Weta has now released this amazing prop replica for you to add to your collection. Limited to just 1500 pieces worldwide you can snag this replica for $249 with a deposit at the time of purchase, and you should have this sometime during quarter one of next year.
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We’re hosting a Party of Special Magnificence next February — a toast to all SIX movies, both LOTR trilogy and The Hobbit.
Visit our Indiegogo campaign page to grab your tickets and help make it happen — so we can all celebrate Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies together!
Our friends at El Anillo Unico have posted up a new still from The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. The image shows Bain, son of Bard, pensively walking the shore of the Long Lake in the aftermath of Smaug’s attack on Lake-town as the refugees attempt to recover.
Interestingly, none of his family appear to be nearby. Continue reading “New still image of Bain son of Bard”
Over on Wired, Rhett Allain from Southeastern Louisiana University (who has previously analysed the length of the Balrog’s whip) has turned his number-crunching ability to another thorny problem if Middle-earth physics — could the Black Arrow of the movie actually exert enough force to slay Smaug?
(Of course, it does so because it does so … no additional explanation is needed. But I love that Rhett is using it as a starting point to teach folks about maths and physics.) Continue reading “Could the Black Arrow actually kill a dragon?”
You’ve seen these photos before, but not, I think at this sort of resolution. So without further ado, here are five super high-res stills from The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies. I don’t think any of them have been scaled up, but it was WB. Just click the image to get each image in full-resolution.
Really liking the Thranduil one, myself. Thanks to Ringer Bellerophon for the heads-up.
Continue reading “Five high-resolution stills from The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies”
Over the last week or so, Warner Bros. has been trickling out banner-style artwork and posters for The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies featuring various key characters.
I just thought folks might like seeing the high-resolution versions (those we have in high-res so far, anyway). Just click each image to “embiggen”. Enjoy!
Continue reading “Seven Battle of the Five Armies banners and posters in high-resolution”
Last weekend at New York Comic-Con fans got a look at three new items among the many that Weta Workshop brought with them. Two of the new items are from The Hobbit Trilogy, while the third is from The Lord of the Rings.
Joining his father Azog we can now look forward to adding Bolg to our collections. This massive statue comes in at 15″ tall with a base width of 11.22″ and has an arrival date during the first quarter of next year.
One prop I have been looking forward to being made after seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, was the Black Arrow that we see Bard bring out of storage. This has become a reality with Weta having this on show at New York Comic-Con. Due out in the fourth quarter of this year this awesome looking prop comes in at an impressive 82.6″ long. Also due out during the fourth quarter of this year is Saruman the White’s staff. This joins the staffs of Gandalf the Grey and Radagast the Brown.
Continue reading “Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s New York Comic-Con Reveals”