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    Weta Announces The Hobbit High End Collectibles License

    Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Weta Workshop announced today a partnership under which the innovative design company will develop and market a wide range of authentic prop replicas, collectibles and merchandise based on the upcoming films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). The licensing agreement grants Weta access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for the two films. The first products in the collection will be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con at the Weta booth (#3513 in July 2012, along with a limited number of exclusive pieces that will be available for purchase.

    The Weta Workshop collection will be inspired by the scenery, characters and adventures Bilbo Baggins encounters on his remarkable journey in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, slated for release December 14, 2012. Fans and collectors will appreciate the remarkable craftsmanship behind each element of the collection, which will include collectible statues, dioramas, high-end jewelry and art prints.

    "We are excited to be returning to Middle-earth,” said Weta Workshop's Academy Award-winning Creative Director, Richard Taylor. “We have been working with Peter Jackson and the product team on the design and production of the movies for the last four years, and we now get the chance to share our passion with fans and collectors. Our authentic prop replicas and collectibles are created by the very same artists who have worked on the two films, so effectively they come straight from Middle-earth."

    Full announcement here.

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    Pretty much expected, but great news none the less. Weta and LOTR/Hobbit are synonymous anymore.

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    Some belated, but nonetheless great, images of Weta's first lot of The Hobbit 1/6th scale collectible statues shown at Comic Con, most coming between October and December:

    Balin:



    Dwalin:



    Thorin:
    A version of him with his oakenshield at his hip was the con exclusive. A regular edition version will also be widely available in October.



    Bilbo:



    Bombur:



    Thorin, life size statue:



    Gandalf, life size statue:



    The Three Trolls, life size:




    The Trolls were a huge hit at the show.

    Also shown were weapon replicas, but I'll post pics of those later.

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    Gandalf the Grey 1/6th Scale Polystone Statue



    Price: US$249
    Sculpted by Steven Saunders, sculptor on The Hobbit films
    Availability:
    Shipping Now from Weta's US warehouse. Shipping before end of October from UK and New Zealand warehouses.
    Dimensions:
    13.4" x 7.5" x 11.4" (H x W x D)
    34 cm x 19 cm x 29 cm



    Thorin Oakenshield 1/6th Scale Polystone Statue



    Price: US$249
    Sculpted by Scott Spencer, designer on The Hobbit films
    Availability:
    Shipping Now from Weta's US and New Zealand warehouses. Shipping before end of October from our UK warehouse.
    Dimensions:
    9.8" x 9.1" x 5.9" (H x W x D)
    25 cm x 23 cm x 15 cm



    Bilbo Baggins 1/6th Scale Polystone Statue



    Price: US$199
    Sculpted by Brigitte Wuest, sculptor on The Hobbit films
    Availability:
    Shipping Now from Weta's US and New Zealand warehouses. Shipping before end of October from the UK warehouse. Order Now!
    Dimensions:
    8.1" x 9.1" x 5.1" (H x W x D)
    20.5 cm x 23 cm x 13 cm

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    Now available:

    Weta's Dwalin 1/6th scale statue

    $249
    Shipping now
    ES: open

    Dimensions: (H x W x D)
    9.8" x 9.1" x 5.9"
    25 cm x 23 cm x 15 cm
    Weight:4.3 lbs (1.9 kg)





    Weta's Balin 1/6th scale statue

    $230
    Shipping now
    ES: open

    Dimensions: (H x W x D)
    9.3" x 9.1" x 5.9"
    23.5 cm x 23 cm x 15 cm
    Weight:3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)




    Close-ups:

    Last edited by ReverendStrone; 12-13-2012 at 03:27 PM.

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    Now available:

    Weta's Bombur 1/6th scale statue

    $249
    Shipping now
    ES: Limited Edition Numbered 1000

    Dimensions: (H x W x D)
    9.3" x 9.1" x 5.9"
    23.5 cm x 23 cm x 15 cm
    Weight: 3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)


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    Now available:

    Weta's Gollum Enraged 1/6th scale statue

    $249
    Shipping now

    Dimensions: (H x W x D)
    9.1" x 14.2" x 5.9" (H x W x D)
    23 cm x 36 cm x 15 cm
    Weight: 2.2 lbs (980 g)


    (Bilbo Baggins sold separately)

    Gollum Enraged was sculpted by Weta Workshop designers Ben Mauro and Greg Tozer, both of whom designed creatures for the films.

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    Coinciding with the release of the trailer today, Weta has revealed their first preview collectible from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment of the film trilogy.

    This mini statue depicts Bilbo Baggins escaping down the river on a barrrel, an iconic scene that anyone who has read the book shoudl recall and which is ure to be an action-packed sequence in the film if the trailer is any indication.

    Bilbo Baggins, Barrel Rider



    US$65
    In stock and shipping now


    Open Edition (though an exclusive version exists featuring the Weta logo and bug on the back, sold at the Weta Cave in Wellington, NZ)

    Dimensions (H x W x D):
    2.7" x 4.1" x 4.1" 6.8 cm x 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm
    Weight: 0.7 lbs (320 g)

    It is the first of a suite of barrel rider figures from Weta, due to be released in the lead-up to the opening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13 2013.

    Early Bird Offer:
    Order before 20 June (5PM Pacific US time) and go in the draw to win one of three prizes of 65 Weta Dollars!
    Last edited by ReverendStrone; 06-11-2013 at 04:56 PM.

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    Some really nice looking stuff there, cant wait to see some in person.
    -- Looking for Polish and Mexican bootlegs.--The Pablo Picasso's of the Star Wars universe.. WTB Jaws (movie) memorabilia and models.
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