Weta Announces The Hobbit High End Prop Replicas License

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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 (#3513B) 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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Key to Erebor 1:1 Prop Replica



Price $29.99
Availability:
Pre-order Now! Shipping in November 2012!
Dimensions:
2.4" x 5.1" x 1" (H x W x D)
6 cm x 13 cm x 2.5 cm
This prop replica has been cast from moulds of the original prop taken directly from the 3 Foot 7 Art Department. It is cast in metal (Zinc Alloy) and comes on a stand made of polyurethane.



Thorin's Map 1:1 Prop Replica




Price: US$199
Hand made by The Hobbit films calligrapher and artist Daniel Reeve
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand. Subject to artist's availability.
Dimensions:
12.6" x 16.3" (H x W x D)
32 cm x 41.5 cm
Hand made by calligrapher and artist Daniel Reeve, who made the original prop used in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, this is an absolutely authentic replica.

Secret Moon Letter map runes appear when back lit.

"Creating these things for the films was such a pleasure - but after their fleeting moments in the movie, they’re gone. So it’s fantastic now to be able to faithfully reproduce them for fans, to own for themselves, and enjoy all the detail that went into them, the detail that can never be fully appreciated on screen.”
Daniel Reeve





Bilbo Baggins' Contract 1:1 Prop Replica



Price: US$449
Hand made by The Hobbit films calligrapher and artist Daniel Reeve
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand subject to artist's availability.
Dimensions:
54.3" x 25.8" (H x W x D)
138 cm x 65.5 cm
Weight:
1.3 lbs (600 g)
Hand made by calligrapher and artist Daniel Reeve, who made the iconic original contract used in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, this is an absolutely authentic prop replica.





The One Ring Gold Plated Tungsten Carbide (no runes)



Price: US$99
Crafted by the Jens Hansen Gold & Silversmith
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand
Crafted by Jens Hansen Gold & Silversmith, the artisan jewellers who created the original One Ring props for the films.

"My father Jens Hansen knew and loved J.R.R Tolkien’s books, and was very excited when he heard the movies were going to be filmed in New Zealand. Then came a phone call asking if he would make The One Ring. He was thrilled and honoured, as we are to have now created the world's most authentic One Ring replica exclusively for Weta, and for you.”
Halfdan Hansen, Jens Hansen Gold & Silversmith




Balin's Mace 1:1 Prop Replica



Price: US$249
Availability:
Shipping Now from Weta's US and NZ warehouses. Shipping before end of October from the UK warehouse.
Dimensions (for mace):
41.3" x 7.9" x 3.1" (H x W x D)
105 cm x 20 cm x 8 cm
Cast from same molds and using same urethane product as original prop.




Dwalin's Axes 1:1 Prop Replicas



Price: US$399
Availability:
Shipping Now from Weta's US and New Zealand warehouses. Shipping before end of October from the UK warehouse.
Dimensions (for each axe):
38.6" x 13" x 2.8" (H x W x D)
98 cm x 33 cm x 7 cm
Cast from same molds and using same urethane product as original prop.



Nori's Knives 1:1 Prop Replicas



Price: US$125
Availability:
Pre-order Now! Shipping in November 2012!
Edition Size:
500
Dimensions:
14.2" x 3.5" x 1.2" (H x W x D)
36 cm x 9 cm x 3 cm
Cast from same molds and using same urethane product as original prop.



Fili's Knife 1:1 Prop Replica



Price: US$125
Availability:
Pre-order Now. Shipping in November 2012.
Edition Size:
500
Dimensions:
11" x 2" x 1.2" (H x W x D)
28 cm x 5 cm x 3 cm
Cast from same molds and using same urethane product as original prop.




Bag End Floorplan Parchment Art Print



Price: US$29.99
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand
Dimensions:
13.6" x 18.3" (H x W x D)
34.5 cm x 46.4 cm
Based on the original prop hanging in Bag End, as seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.



Map of the Shire Parchment Art Print



Price: US$34.99
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand
Dimensions:
21.3" x 29.1" (H x W x D)
54 cm x 74 cm
Based on the original prop hanging in Bag End, as seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.



Map of East Farthing Parchment Art Print



Price: US$24.99
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand
Dimensions:
10.2" x 14.2" (H x W x D)
26 cm x 36 cm
Based on the original prop hanging in Bag End, as seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.


Map of Wilderland Parchment Art Print



Price: US$34.99
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand
Dimensions:
16.5" x 24" (H x W x D)
42 cm x 61 cm
Based on the original prop hanging in Bag End, as seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.




An Unexpected journey Art Print



Price: US$49.99
Artist: Gus Hunter, designer on The Hobbit films.
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand
Dimensions:
11.7" x 23.2" (H x W x D)
29.7 cm x 59 cm



Key to Erebor Sterling Silver Pendant



Price: US$125
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from New Zealand
Dimensions:
1.1" x 2.4" x 0.4" (H x W x D)
2.7 cm x 6 cm x 9 mm


1/6th scale statues here ...
 

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Some nice items, doubt I'd get any of the weapons into the country but pics will do fine :p
 
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Being urethane, as per the actual props, rather than steel, I wouldn't imagine you'd have any trouble importing them GNT. I know a number of folks who collect this stuff based in Aus. I haven't heard of any of them having any problems.
 
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Gandalf's Staff

US$179

Availability:
Pre-order Now. Shipping Q2 2013
Edition Size:1000
Dimensions: 74.4" x 3.5" x 3.1" (H x W x D)
189 cm x 9 cm x 8 cm

Weight:7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)





Radagast's Staff

US$179

Availability:
Pre-order Now. Shipping Q1 2013
Edition Size:1000
Dimensions: 71.7" x 10.2" x 4.7" (H x W x D)
182 cm x 26 cm x 12 cm

Weight:7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)




Fili's Pipe

US$125

Availability:
Pre-order Now. Shipping Q2 2013
Dimensions: 6.7" x 7.5" x 2.4" (H x W x D)
17 cm x 19 cm x 6 cm







Thorin's Pipe

US$125

Availability:
Pre-order Now. Shipping Q1 2013
Dimensions: 6.1" x 7.5" x 2.4" (H x W x D)
15.5 cm x 19 cm x 6 cm


 
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Recipes from Bag End Prints

Affordable and cute replica set dressing! :D

US$11.99
Dimensions: (H x W x D)
11.7" x 8.3"
29.7 cm x 21 cm

"We have managed to get our hands on three of the favourites from Bilbo Baggins's kitchen at Bag End, thanks to calligrapher Daniel Reeve of the 3 Foot 7 Art Department and have reproduced them in art print form for you to add to your family's staples."


Set of three:



  • Lamb Stew
  • Stuffing (for chicken or bird of your choice)
  • Pastry Cakes

 
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Weta announced today a new replica item: Bilbo's Brass Buttons.

These can be purchased either individually for US$10.99 or as a set of five for US$44.95 (saving US$10).



Availability:Shipping World Wide from Middle-earth (New Zealand)
Dimensions (H x W x D): 0.8" x 0.8" x 0.5" or 2 cm x 2 cm x 1.3 cm

Bilbo’s Brass Button are exquisite replicas of the original acorn buttons created by the 3Foot7 Costume Department for actor Martin Freeman’s costume. Each button is manufactured in Wellington, New Zealand - spincast from 99% pure zinc and electroplated in an antique brass finish and then buffed and lacquered.
 
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Available to order now from Weta are Tauriel's Daggers, authentic urethane prop replicas cast in the same materials and out of the same molds as the props Weta created for Evangeline Lilly to use in the movies (no, there weren't metal versions).

$149
Availability:
Limited numbers Shipping Now from our US and New Zealand warehouses. A small number will be available from our UK warehouse in November. More stock will be available World Wide in December.
Edition Size:
1,000
Dimensions: (H x W x D)
18.9" x 13.4" x 2"
48 cm x 34 cm x 5 cm
Weight:
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)

 
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That would be awesome, wouldn't it? My understanding is that is partly a licensing issue and partly a materials/manufacturing one. Warners do not want anyone making officially licensed working pipes. The word tobacco also had to be removed from the box copy on the pipes for the same reason. And of course, it's hard to pour wood into a mold. ;)
 
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Available to order now from Weta is Tauriel's Bow and her Arrow, authentic urethane prop replicas cast in the same materials and out of the same molds as the props Weta created for Evangeline Lilly to use in the movies.

$349

Availability: Limited numbers Shipping Now from our US and New Zealand warehouses. A small number will be available from our UK warehouse in November. More stock will be available World Wide in December.

Edition Size: 1,000

Dimensions: (H x W x D)
43.3" x 30.3" x 2"
110 cm x 77 cm x 5 cm

Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)



And, Tauriel's Sterling Silver Pendant & necklace chain.

$179

Availability: Shipping World Wide from Middle-earth (New Zealand). Pre-order now - shipping in November.

Dimensions: (H x W x D)
1.2" x 0.6" x 0.2"
3 cm x 1.4 cm x 5 mm

Weight: 0.0 lbs (10 g)



Tauriel's delicate pendant in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was designed by Bob Buck and made by Sophie Lewis-Smith at the 3 Foot 7 Costume department. It is the only piece of jewellery worn by Tauriel the warrior elf maiden and therefore also one of few pieces of women's jewellery shown in the film. The Cubic Zirconia stone in the centre was cut into the shape of a star for the film by Wellington stonecutter Andrew McKinnon.

The finely wrought Sterling Silver pendant measures 1.2 in (30mm) by 0.6 in (14mm) and includes a 22 in (56 cm) Sterling Silver chain. Tauriel's pendant comes in a beautiful gift box made from natural Cherry timber with the logos of Weta and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The inside bottom of the box is lined with burgundy red velvet.
 
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New prop replicas now available, just in time for Christmas! :)

To go with your Dwarven Key to Erebor, now there's the Mirkwood Elf Palace Gaol Key, an authentic metal prop replica cast straight out of the original molds and destined t play an important part in The Desolation of Smaug.

$29.99
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from Weta's New Zealand warehouse
Dimensions: (H x W x D)
1.3" x 7.5" x 2.1"
3.4 cm x 19 cm x 5.3 cm
Weight:
0.2 lbs (100 g)



Plus, King Thror's Dwarven Ring of Power

$165.00
Availability:
Shipping World Wide from Middle-earth (New Zealand).

The Ring of Power of King Thror is made from Bronze set with a blue synthetic spinel. It comes in a beautiful gift box made from natural Maple timber with the logos of Weta and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.



And coming soon: Thranduil's staff ...
 
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Happy movie day folks. I've just seen The Desolation of Smaug and it is awesome!

New prop replicas now available, to celebrate the movie's release! :)

First up, there's the first of five Dwarven Coins from Smaug's Treasure Hoard





US$7.99

Availability: Shipping World Wide from Middle-earth (New Zealand)

Dimensions: (H x W x D)
1.9" x 1.9" x 0.1"
4.7 cm x 4.7 cm x 3 mm
Weight:
0.1 lbs (25 g)

The coin is an exact replica, drawn from a mold of the original coin created for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by the 3 Foot 7 Art Department. Made from metal (zinc alloy) plated to look every bit as precious as if it were made of solid gold.

Watch out for more coins early 2014 ...



Also, straight from the films' calligrapher Daniel Reeve, comes Bilbo's No Admittance Sign.



US$14.99

Availability:
Shipping World Wide from Middle-earth (New Zealand)
Dimensions:(H x W x D)
8.5" x 17" x 0.1"
21.7 cm x 43.2 cm x 3 mm
Weight:
0.4 lbs (160 g)

The sign comes printed on 250 gsm Tintoretto paper and mounted on 2 mm dtec foam board for rigidity.
 
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King Thranduil's Staff

US$179

Availability:
Pre-order Now. Shipping from US, UK and New Zealand warehouses in February 2014
Edition Size:1500
Dimensions: (H x W x D)
70.1" x 2" x 2"
178 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm
Weight:7.0 lbs (3.2 kg)




Created from molds of the original staff used in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
 
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