Jul 8, 2012

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More from Weta Workshop

This just in from Weta Workshop: A Touch of Middle-earth will be on display at the Weta Booth (#3513B) at San Diego Comic-Con on 11-15 July.

Weta will be unveiling their initial range of collectibles and prop replicas based on the upcoming films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (December 2012) and The Hobbit: There and Back Again (December 2013), productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).  Created by the original film artists in New Zealand and under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, these authentic collectibles will be available to order in late 2012.

In addition, Weta is excited to offer two exclusive items for sale at Comic-Con International in San Diego:

Thorin Oakenshield–with shield
The first in a range of 1:6 scale polystone statues, this limited edition collection will have a run of 700 pieces, 500 of which will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con (US$249 – Limit 2 per person). The remaining 200 statues will be reserved for sale in October at the Weta Cave in New Zealand and at Ring*Con in Germany. (There will be a separate version, without shield, available at www.wetaNZ.com in October 2012.)

Thorin Oakenshield

Thorin Oakenshield


An Unexpected Journey
Art print by Weta Workshop Conceptual Designer Gus Hunter. 100 signed (US$60) and 400 unsigned (US$50) copies available at San Diego Comic-Con. Limit 2 per person. (*Note there will be additional copies available at www.wetaNZ.com in October 2012.)

A specific number of items will be allotted for sale each day (Wednesday to Saturday) to ensure that more people have a chance to purchase.

Weta will also be revealing their most complex collectible ever created, Barad-dûr – Fortress of Sauron; the newest piece in Weta’s The Lord of the Rings range, which debuted back in 2001. In order to take full advantage of this amazing collectible, make sure you download the new free app “Eye of Sauron” on the App Store before the show.

  1. Finrod Felagund says:

    What’s this we hear about release date changes?
    Is it true that The Hobbit won’t be released in the UK until the DECEMBER 26th??!!!
    Please please please please PLEASE don’t do this to us. I’ve been counting down the days to The Hobbit working off the previous release date of December 14th, and you CAN’T make us wait another two weeks!
    It seems fair enough if New Zealand gets it a few days before everywhere else, the films were made there after all, but it seems a bit strange that the UK will be one of the last countries to get it.
    It would also seem like a bad idea in terms of audience – most people who aren’t massive Hobbit fans won’t want to go out to the cinema on Boxing Day, and a pre-Christmas release would make so much more sense.
    Something has to be done about this, as I can’t afford to fly out to New Zealand or the US for the earlier release.


  3. hadrielia undomiel says:

    i don’t wish it,.. we wants it, we needs it! must have it!! 😉

  4. These look good!

    Now, if only I could win the lottery and fly to San Diego! =D

  5. I’m sorry to write it at this post but I didn’t find a better place for this:

    To the people who update this blog:
    What would you think of an RSS-feed so that it becomes possible to subscribe to this blog?

    It would definitely be easier to keep up-to-date. 😉

    Greetings from Germany!! 🙂


  6. Areanne says:

    Lucky peeps in Germany and San Diego! I can’t wait for the Hobbit, I’ll have to look into further events!

  7. The King Prawn says:

    I was wondering and couldn’t find a better place to post this comment, but regarding the music in the film. Is the singing geek goddess Malukah featuring at all? I’m sure you must be aware of her work and if not then shame on you. spellbinding voice so very suited to this kind of film soundtrack.

  8. Really, really good!


  9. Oh, how I want them, but can’t afford them!

  10. donfedangel says:

    be patient people not long now usa is waiting too

  11. Marissa Evans says:

    They’re all spectacular, as always. Though Bilbo’s face is a bit odd. It looks less like Martin Freeman and more like a cross between him and Ian Holm (which I guess could be considered clever). I was looking forward of having a Hobbitized version of Tim Canterbury on my stand. 😛


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