Amazing New Merchandise For THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Revealed

Weta have unveiled their first wave of merchandise for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and it not only includes some great statues and artwork, but also replicas of some of the most iconic maps and weapons which will be used in the film. You can even get your hands on Gollum's "Precious"!

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By Josh Wilding - 9/30/2012
As the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey draws near, Weta have unveiled the first wave of their impressive (and pricey) props from Peter Jackson's highly anticipated return to Middle-Earth. As you can see from the images below, these range from actual replicas to statues and art prints. More details on each item - including how exactly you can go about getting your hands on them - can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. Many thanks to Twitter's @JonasRJakobsen for the heads up.

Click on the images below to view the full-size versions.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Chronicles: Art and Design

Thorin Oakenshield

Gandalf the Grey

Bilbo Baggins

Balin's Mace

Dwalin's Axes

Knife of Fili the Dwarf

Knives of Nori the Dwarf

The Key to Erebor

The Key to Erebor Sterling Silver Pendant

The One Ring - Gold Plated Tungsten Carbide (without Elvish runes)

Art Print - An Unexpected Journey

Thorin's Map - Prop Replica

The Contract of Bilbo Baggins - Prop Replica

Thorin's Map - Parchment Art Print

Map of the Shire - Parchment Art Print

Floor Plan of Bag End - Parchment Art Print

Map of East Farthing - Parchment Art Print

Map of Wilderland - Parchment Art Print

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Christopher Lee as Saruman the White
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
Orlando Bloom as Legolas

RELEASE DATE: December 14th, 2012.

Source: Weta
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/30/2012, 3:53 PM
Horray for the merchandise not being some crappy toy :D
INFO - 9/30/2012, 4:01 PM
Im not a fan of the Hobbit but the movie looks cool.
Wingding - 9/30/2012, 4:04 PM
Wow, cool stuff. Every time the Dwarve's start singing in that trailer, I get epic goosebumps.
Ha1frican - 9/30/2012, 4:50 PM
That first sword looks really cool to me for some reason
FOOM - 9/30/2012, 4:56 PM
What is this? Advertising for a lame film about imaginary magical midgets which has no connect to the world of the comic book? Yeah, that must be it.
ManofSteel23 - 9/30/2012, 5:33 PM
FOOM must be new...all this stuff looks great,I'd really want a proper gold one ring,was on wetas site earlier and there's a ring for like 3 k!!!
Facade - 9/30/2012, 6:14 PM
Feeling my bank account dwindling 8D
SpiderHyphenMan - 9/30/2012, 6:20 PM
FOOM can go [frick] himself
FoxForce5 - 9/30/2012, 7:31 PM
Got to love it when someone comes on here with an ass backwards opinion and doesn't even know what has or hasn't been a comic book.

-Don't think I need to name names....
SmellofDuty - 9/30/2012, 7:49 PM
One ring to bind them...
FOOM - 9/30/2012, 11:14 PM
Nope, always been here but I keep a low profile. Nuff said.
scruffylookingnerfherder - 9/30/2012, 11:58 PM
There is a comic book version of The Hobbit, so quit your bitching.
LordHuck - 10/1/2012, 5:04 AM

You should go back to keeping a low profile.
Dartanian300 - 10/1/2012, 5:40 AM
I had no idea Bag End was so BIG!
DCwanabe - 10/1/2012, 11:45 AM

Well then your just a troll.

I wish I could afford one of these things the key looks really cool.
Greengo - 10/1/2012, 12:04 PM
DCwanabe it's 'you're just a troll' : )
Greengo - 10/1/2012, 12:24 PM

FilmCell - 1/2/2013, 3:14 PM
Has everyone seen the Noble versions of the Hobbit Contract sign by Bilbo in the movie? It's a lot cheaper and available in the UK at they also have some great replica swords from the movie too.

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