Our friends over at Sideshow don’t only produce incredible collectibles – they also make some very entertaining videos! One of their shows is a sixth scale figure posing contest, ‘Strike a Pose’.

Often featuring celebrity guests, the show is hosted by ‘Pose Master General’ Terry Smith. Three contestants have a short period of time in which to pose a figure (shipped to them by Sideshow – the show is filmed remotely in these Covid-concious times, which opens it up for participation from people all over the world). Smith then judges the poses; and the best one wins kudos and glory! It’s really all about the banter and fun – check out an episode from a couple of years ago, when actor David Dastmalchian relived one of his earliest movie appearances, in The Dark Knight.

Today Sideshow have let us know about a very exciting episode, coming up later this month, which fans of Middle-earth will not want to miss: Oin, Bombur and Bifur will be taking part! Actors John Callen, Stephen Hunter and William Kircher competed with an entirely suitable figure; here’s a glimpse of the fun in store, in this trailer Sideshow have exclusively shared with TORn:

July 23 is when the episode will air, during San Diego Comic-Con. Our friends at Sideshow will be at the con – if you’re there, be sure to stop by and visit them at Booth #1929. They always have an incredible display; you won’t want to miss it! (After you visit TORN at Booth #1202, of course!) And if you aren’t one of the fortunate folks visiting Comic-Con, why not entertain yourself by watching past episodes of ‘Strike a Pose’? And then catch up with our dwarven friends, and see how they got on when grappling with Gandalf the Grey!

Last year we launched our Collecting The Precious Podcast, and were able to film 2 episodes before 2021 ended. Today, we bring you the third episode of our little collectibles chat. In episode 3, we were able to get Ben back with us, and we’re really really grateful that he was willing to take time out of his schedule to sit down with us. In this episode, we talk about price, edition size, and “value”, and really how subjective these three things are, as we collect these absolutely fantastic pieces. This was a set of topics I wanted to chat about, since it’s something that comes up all the time over the years and has been a point of contention I think, as prices rise and new companies like Prime One enter the game. I hope you all enjoy this one, and thank you for the support! Continue reading “Collecting The Precious – Collecting The Precious Podcast Episode 3”

If you’re a fan of large scale pieces, and have been wanting The Lord of the Rings to enter that collecting space, then this is going to make your day! The folks over at Infinity Studio X Penguin Toys are now entering the frame. The first 1:2 scale statue from their new The Lord of the Rings line is none other than Legolas himself. Legolas comes in two editions: Ultimate with a price of $2,904(USD) and an edition size of 250 pieces; while the Premium is $1,734(USD) with an edition size of 600 pieces. Both versions ship next year and can be ordered from our friends at Sideshow.

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So every so often I get asked whether I would entertain reviewing one of the old Sideshow/Weta pieces. So, I decided to go ahead and review one, which turned out to be quite a bit of fun. I decided to take a look-back at the Theoden statue, one of my favorites from the original line. Theoden came out in 2003 and has an edition size of 2000 pieces. During that time you cold get Theoden brand new for $125. Obviously this piece is sold out now, but you can track him down on eBay. Watch my review now for loads of information on this classic piece.
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As many of you know, we had an exclusive giveaway running over the weekend for Sideshow Collectibles (now sold out!) Gollum Premium Format Figure . We are proud to announce that the winner of this giveaway is:

Mike M from Tomball, TX

Mike will be contacted in the next few days to claim his prize. Thanks to all those who participated and if you didn’t place your order for Gollum yet, you can still get on the wait list.  [Gollum Figure] (BTW – If you enjoyed this giveaway, please let us know by leaving a comment below)

If you are a collector, then you know about Sideshow Collectibles. What you may not have known, is that about this time every year, Sideshow hosts ‘Spooktacular.’ This is no simple promotion. This 24 hour a day, 9-day event features all kinds of Spooky madness. There are contests/promotions nearly every other hour, and if you are on the site at the right time, you can even get stuff for FREE! They have a interactive ‘bob for discounts’ as well as a ‘fortune teller’ who hints a what will happen in the next 24 hours. Of critical importance to LOTR fans, you’ll see a LOT of LOTR related items featured in the random banner discounts. Just to name a few that have been seen already: Faramir 12-inch Figure Second Chance, Helm of Sauron Second Chance, Cave Troll Maquettes, Elrond and Weathertop for 35% off and much more. To particpate, just jump on over to the Spooktacular area of SideshowCollectibles.com. This lasts until Nov 2nd! [Spooktacular 2007]