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"!
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.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Chronicles: Art and Design
Gandalf the Grey
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.
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