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The official Tolkien collectible catalog thread

SandWitch King
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Mar 8 2007, 8:52pm

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The official Tolkien collectible catalog thread Can't Post

Members of the boards here at TORn are going to attempt to create an on-line catalog of collectibles related to J.R.R. Tolkien.

It is hoped that this thread will serve as a place to gather the information so that it can be organized and presented on a website, probably somewhere on TheOneRing.net.

This was an idea that was germinating, but after Gramma told me of her extensive info already collected and her shared passion for it all, I decided this needed to happen. The support of TORnados leaves me with no doubt that this can be fun, useful and in the end, quite powerful as a collective project.

HOW: Members wishing to contribute can post information about collectibles in the thread. However, they should first READ the previously posted information to make sure they aren't being redundant or to see if they have different information than what is already presented.

Example: User Barrow Wong decides that his Toy Biz action figure line is A) pretty cool B) is definitely a Tolkien collectible and C) he would like to contribute to the cause. He reads through the posts here and under the "ACTION FIGURE" or "TOY" listing he sees a header that says, "TOY BIZ FIGURES" and looks to see what has been recorded. He finds that User Fall Into The Gap Of Rohan has made a list of Toy Biz Figures. He reads and notices that although the user lists Toy Biz's "Mithril Frodo" "Looks dead in a spider web Frodo" and "Orc Frodo" he has neglected the rare "Nine-fingered-Frodo". He replies to the thread with a brief note aboute "Nine-fingered Frodo". If he feels crazy helpful and because he owns one of the rare figures, he might even get out his digital cam and take a photo at web appropriate resolution and puts the pic in his post. Wow! Thanks Barrow Wong!

WHO: You dear reader, to the best of your ability. This is a 'collective knowledge' project.

WHAT: What is considered a Tolkien collectible you ask? Good question. For purposes of this project, Tolkien collectibles must be (and this may change):

A)
directly related to J.R.R. Tolkien (surprise surprise!) or his works

B) produced for the public consumer++
* Tolkien's fireplace, once used by him in his house and now for sale on Ebay is NOT of interest to this catalog. It is cool but for our purposes it isn't A COLLECTIBLE, although you might collect it.
++B1) Officially licenced promotional items that were not for sale might be included
* A standee of Aragorn from Bashki's LOTR film that was sent out to 1,000 theaters when the film was released may be eligible. (Another discussion)

C) was manufactured by a company, not made by a fan
* There are lots cool fan made items out there, like buttons or doll houses. The list and users like Barrow Wong think they are cool but it isn't the focus of this catalog. However there is some grey area here. TheOneRing.net once made buttons that said, "Gandalf For President". They were never for sale, but 1,000 buttons might be considered a collectible. Discussion and debate about such things are welcome.

D) Distinctly and directly Tolkien-themed, not an implied connection.
* If the Franklin Mint makes a porcelin piece called "Elven City" and it looks susiciously like Rivendell, we probably wouldn't list it (or maybe we would in its own category of 'almost Tolkien) but if the same Franklin Mint makes the same piece but it is called "Rivendell" well then, it's ours! If a Sweedish Death Metal band makes a song called, "Goblin Parade" it probably wouldn't count but if a band made a song called, "Balrog Bash" or "Gandalf's Funky Chicken" well then, we count it. There is a pretty comprehensive Tolkien music website, but for our purposes, it is too encompasing. (Another debatable topic is what is an "OBVIOUS" Tolkien song and what is "IMPLIED". We will cross the bridge.... maybe).

A list of probable categories might go something like this: books, games, toys, figures, item replicas, prints (art), clothing, jewelry, recordings, adaptations and so on.
* The book category, like most of the others, can be broken down further into MANY sub-categories by books written by Tolkien, about Tolkien, Middle-earth, non-M.e., different languages, covers, editions and so forth and so on.

WHEN: Now is good, start now!

If you have questions, ask away! I can't promise answers, but feel free to ask anything. Many things are yet to be determined and this will evolve on the fly. Please don't be too concerned if you know of a better way to do things, you may be right, but we will sort things out. Remember this is a place to gather the information that will later be organized to form a website or become part of a wing of TORn.

I hope it is fun. Enjoy!

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grammaboodawg
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Mar 9 2007, 2:17am

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*geeky happy dance* I was actually giggling as I read this! [In reply to] Can't Post

What an inspired, awesome idea, sir! I love the breakdown. I think we'll be surprised at how fast this list will grow and how vast the subjects will be!!! PARTY ON!

I'm going to tweak my lists and be back!! *still grinning like a fool!*

THANKS!


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Mar 9 2007, 3:45am

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Question [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a little unsure if how I should post. If I want to post info on Burger King toys or Toy Biz toys, would I first create a post for 'toys' and then under that another post for Burger King (to start an outline for sub threads)? Or perhaps Toys > figures > Burger King? I don't know how much planning we want to do for categories and how much we'll just go for it.


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Mar 9 2007, 4:56am

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A group project! [In reply to] Can't Post

Great idea, SWK. I just hope a few of the people who hang out here have Tolkien collectibles. Wink Actually, I'm now looking forward to going through my own collection, though it's probably pretty paltry compared to some people here *cough* gramma *cough*Wink


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SandWitch King
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Mar 9 2007, 5:01am

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Hmmmmmmmmm [In reply to] Can't Post

Truthfully, and I know this is going to drive people crazy, but I don't know either.

The #1 goal is to get the information gathered so if it isn't well ordered and organized right away, it will be okay.

Our moderators might be able to move things around on occasion but I think it would be fine to mark, "Burger King Toys" in the subject field and leave it at that, at least for now.

The alternative is to 'pre-subject' a few or a lot of categories and even then we would miss stuff. So, for now, embrace a little chaos and get the info up. Any contribution will be most welcome. And yes, I realize I am not exactly following the example laid out in my introduction.

We could hold off on posting info for a week while we completely organize the subjects but I think we can throw out a lot of info and then organize it as things settle. Okay?

I am not off to see 300!!!!



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Magpie
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Mar 9 2007, 5:10am

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embracing chaos [In reply to] Can't Post

There was a time when I was terrified of chaos. Lately I've been experimenting: what happens when I let chaos happen? The outcome often isn't that much different than when I spent hours of time and wads of energy planning. It's been a freeing experience.

So, knowing I won't mess up someone's plan, I *will* Embrace Chaos! (cue booming voice)

I like that. I should have it on a t-shirt...

If I wore t-shirts.


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I am not off to see 300!!!!


Is that good or bad? or maybe you meant to say, "I am now off to see 300!!" Yes, I think that makes sense.



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Mar 9 2007, 3:27pm

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Mar 9 2007, 3:29pm

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Agreed! Get the info, then sort it all out. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think we'll discover the lists will define themselves :)

This is going to be AWESOME!!! :D


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Mar 9 2007, 5:18pm

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Burger King / FOTR promotion [In reply to] Can't Post

The Burger King / FOTR promotion ran from November 19 to December 16, 2001

It was comprised of a number of different elements and varied from country to country. This post will deal strictly with the One Ring + 18 Figures on bases as found in the US. Information about other facets of this promotion, or that expands on this facet and this post, could be added as replies to this thread. I've added a few notes as an aside when I think verification or clarification is needed. I'm hoping someone can provide it. I've also added my own 'review' of this set, mostly just observations I think might be interesting or useful for people who collect or are considering collecting these figures.

Figures:
The figures fit into a wedged shape base. At the front of the base was a lever shaped like the One Ring. Pressing on the lever would activate sound (located within the base) or light (located either in the base or in the figure). The back of each base has a pin/peg like protuberance and another smaller lever.

One Ring:
The gold One Ring is held aloft by yellow flames. The top part of the flames are translucent and light up [magpie: I'm not sure what the mechanism is, I don't have mine handy.] The flames are emerging from a bed of red lava. This base is circular with 18 notches around the perimeter of the circle. The One Ring can turn [magpie: add in description 'in a clockwise or counter clockwise direction'? I don't now if it's one of those or both.] On each side of the red base are heat activated words. They read:
  • "Legend tells of a ring believed lost for centuries, it has now been found..."
  • "This is the One Ring. An object of unspeakable power which must be destroyed."

The Set:
The peg at the back of each Figure base will fit into a notch of the One Ring's base. As the Ring is rotated, it presses, each in turn, the levers at the back of the Figure bases. This lever activates the sound and/or light within the base or Figure.

Aragorn: see Strider

Arwen: riding Asfaloth
  • sound: none
  • light: necklace lights up red
  • articulation: moves at waist

Bilbo: standing and holding up the One Ring
  • sound: "The Ring must go to Frodo."
  • light: none
  • movement: none
  • articulation:
    • longish hair
    • shorter hair, receding hairline.

Boromir: standing and holding the horn of Gondor
  • sound: "You carry the fate of us all, little one."
  • light: none
  • movement: moves at left shoulder and very slightly at neck
  • articulation:
    • cloak covers his feet up to his toes
      • dark gray cloak, silver buckles and chain mail (visible at elbows)
      • light gray cloak, gold buckles and chain mail (visible at elbows)
    • cloak exposes boots

Cave Troll: standing and holding a rock-headed hammer
  • sound: none
  • light: the base lights up red illuminating cracks in the ground
  • movement: moves at neck and both shoulders
  • articulation:
    • narrower face, loincloth
    • wider face, no loincloth

Celeborn: standing in a graceful pose
  • sound: none
  • light: a light in the base travels up through the figure to illuminate Celeborn's translucent inner garments.
  • movement: none
  • articulation:
    • silver/gray inner garments
    • green inner garments.

Elrond: standing in a graceful pose
  • sound: "You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring."
  • light: none
  • articulation: none

Frodo: standing with Sting partially unsheathed and the One Ring on his finger
  • sound: "Power can be held in the smallest of things." [magpie: who's voice is this? I don't think my sound works and I don't remember Frodo saying this.]
  • light: a light in the base travels up through Frodo's transparent left food (as if becoming invisible).
  • articulation: none

Galadriel: standing with hand raised in a wave/salute
  • sound: none
  • light: a light in the base travels up through Galadriel's transparent gown.
    • The light activated by pressing the One Ring at the front of the Figure base is white.
    • The light activated by pressing the lever at the back of the base (accomplished by turning the One Ring at the center of the assembled set) the light is pink/yellow [magpie: this info is from a website. I don't have my bases handy and can't verify it.]
  • articulation: none
  • versions:
    • [magpie: I'm pretty sure there are variations of this figure but I only have one of my Galadriels in front of me. To my recollection, some had transparent gowns and some had a frosty white, translusent gown.]

Gandalf: standing with his staff, crystal embedded in the top, and his hand on Glamdring
  • sound: "Speak, friend, and enter."
  • light: a light in the base travels up the shaft of his staff to illuminate the crystal (at the top) and the top portion of his staff.
  • articulation: none

Gimli: standing with his axe
  • sound: "Well, what are we waiting for?"
  • light: none
  • articulation: moves at waist

Legolas: standing with his bow drawn
  • sound: "The Ring must be destroyed."
  • light: none
  • articulation: moves at waist

Lurtz: standing with his fist raised and a shield on his arm
  • sound: none
  • light: a red light shines through the emblem of the White Hand on his shield and the White Hand glows in the dark.
  • articulation: moves at right shoulder and neck

Merry: standing holding a lantern
  • sound: none
  • light: a red light illuminates the lantern in Merry's hand
  • articulation: none
  • versions:
    • blond hair, green jacket,
    • brown hair, green jacket,
    • brown hair, tan jacket.

Orc: kneeling
sound: none
light: a red light illuminates the top portion of the Orc's helmet (his eyes?)
articulation: moves at his neck (somewhat)

Pippin: standing with his sword/knife partially unsheathed and a short torch/brand in his hand
  • sound: none
  • light: a red light illuminates the yellow torch in Pippin's hand
  • articulation: head can be turned very slightly

Sam: kneeling on one need with a frying pan outstretched in his hand
  • sound: none
  • light: a red light in the base simulates a campfire on the ground
  • articulation:

Saruman: standing with a Palanitr in his hands
  • sound: none
  • light: a red light illuminates the purple Palantir in Saruman's hands
  • articulation:

Strider: standing with his hand on his sword and a flaming brand in his hand
  • sound: none
  • light: a red light illuminates the yellow flaming brand in Strider's hand.
  • articulation: moves at neck


[magpie: I haven't described the bases. My bases are packed away at the moment.]
"The variations in the toys occurred due to changes made during the production of the toys. They were not intentional, but were corrections requested by New Line, the studio producing the film." quote from Raving Toy Maniac. I drew heavily on this site for information.


Magpie's general comments about these figures:
  • If you weren't able to get all the figures during the promotion, you're left collecting through online resale sites, or by scouring thrift stores and garage sales. Unfortunately, the bases often became separated from the figures and it's hard to find bases at thrift stores and garage sales.
  • The paint chips fairly easily and if the figures are packed away, they should be wrapped.
  • The levers in the bases activate the lights (found in the figures) by pushing up on a button at the bottom of the figure. The lever doesn't always push the button up far enough, however, and even if the light is functioning, it doesn't always turn on. Sometimes the front lever will turn it on but not the back lever, or visa versa.
  • The figures don't always stay put in their bases. I've tried every thing short of epoxy for some of them and they still fall off.
  • When assembling the Figure bases around the One Ring base, one must carefully consider the figures. The position of some figures conflicts with the position of other figures.
  • The sound in the bases is powered by a small battery and this battery can go dead. To open the case, one must have a special triangular shaped 'screwdriver'. (This is to prevent the cases being opened at home since the batteries are toxic if swallowed) My husband ground a small screwdriver down into the proper shape for me so I could open the bases. Then, if one has extra bases, one can swap out one battery for another. Or, one could try buying and replacing the batteries. I would caution you that it is difficult to reassemble the bases, however, since there are moving parts that operate the levers.
  • I love the look of the assembled set. I've found lovely wooden turntables (such are used on dinner tables) that it fits on nicely. But it is large and my house is small. Although I did display the set when I finally completed it (after scouring thrift stores and garage sales for years), I took it down soon after. I find it easier to display just the figures on a small shelf (I use old spice racks). They are difficult to dust, as well although... most figures are. And I do believe I have the dustiest house in the world! Not good for a person with magpie tendencies.

Links
comprehensive information and pictures

review of product with pictures

time warner announcement of promotional deal with New Line

info about promotion

pre-promotion information

BK announcement of winner of promotional sweepstakes

goofing on LOTR & the BK promotion



grammaboodawg
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This is wonderful, Magpie!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've also had mine on a wooden turntable... but now I have them standing without their bases under an overturned 5-gallon aquarium I'll have to check mine to compare our experiences with Galadriel's gown, etc. I think it is supposed to be Frodo saying "Power can be held in the smallest of things." It's never said during the films, but it was one of the promotional tag-lines during the run of the series... especially for FotR. I also remember that BK had advertised and had on their website a string of promotions for Two Towers, but it never happened. Patty was very knowlegeable about that as it was happening.

I've got several of BK's promotional things like their tents, poster, crown, etc. I thought it was one of the better gift-promotional programs out there for the films!

I also don't recall if the Ring turns both ways... but something tells me it's only one directions (clockwise) since I had to swing all the way around to hear other voices.

I've got an extra Frodo and Sam on my dashboard ;)

Thanks for this. Wonderful!!! :D


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SandWitch King
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Mar 9 2007, 8:09pm

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Nice nice nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

Great job! It would be wonderful even if it had far less detail but all of that is fantastic, including the links at the end. Thanks for it all.



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grammaboodawg
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ToyBiz Action Figures [In reply to] Can't Post

Here are most of my ToyBiz figures. I've tried to find decent pictures for each of them, and I'll betcha all my lebmas that there are some pics that don't go with the figures, but I'll get all of that ironed out as I expand this list. I'll be adding more information for each figure; like, when it was introduced, similarities between different packaging of the same figures, etc. Where it says BOX or MOON, that's my note on the type of packaging it came in... single-figure box or half-moon (larger/rounded) packaging.

PLEASE feel free to correct me if I've gone astray... and PLEASE add to this beginning list of all the LotR figures/toys/COLLECTIBLES available through ToyBiz. Our goal is to have the list/COLLECTIBLES as complete as possible :)

Click on the title for the picture... I hope ;)


Frodo – Fellowship box
Twilight Frodo w/Sword Attack Action box
Arwen with light up Evenstar (riding gear) box
Elrond w/Elven Sword Attack in Alliance armor box
Traveling Bilbo w/traveling gear box
Fellowship pack (9 figures) box
Black Rider and Ringwraith (Fellowship) box
Arwen and Asfaloth (Fellowship) box
Legolas w/Dagger-Slashing & Arrow-Launching Action moon
Gandalf s/Light-Up Staff Action (standing with staff) moon
Strider w/Sword-Drawing & Sword-Slashing Actions – Weathertop with torch (Canadian) moon
Peter Jackson Trilogy Director as a hobbit (Canadian) box
Gandalf the Grey (fighting w/sword) box
Boromir (super poseable) box
Bilbo Birthday Celebration w/Party Barrel box
Samwise Gamgee w/Moria Mines Goblin Battle Action Base (holding pan and sword) moon
Boromir w/Battle Attack & Lurtz w/Bow Attack (FotR) moon
Frodo w/Sword Attack Action box
Boromir w/Battle Attack Action box
Pippin in Armor w/Removeable Helmet & Sword box
Gimli w/Axe Throwing Action and Uruk-hai warrior (FotR) moon
Frodo & Sam with Elven Boat Accessory (FotR) moon
Merry & Pippin w/Moria Mines Battle Attack/Moria Orc w/Moria Mines Battle Attack (FotR) moon
Treebeard with Merry and Pippin 11" TT box
Morgul Lord Witch-king & Mace-Wielding Action box
Merry in Rohan Armor box
Sam w/Goblin Disguise Armor moon
Frodo w/Goblin Disguise Armour moon
Gandalf Stormcrow w/Hooded Robe/Staff Extending) box
Frodo w/Journal - Smiling (super poseable) box
Aragorn Council of Elrond w/shards (super poseable) box
Gollum w/Electric Sound Base moon
Treebeard w/Branch Lifting Action box
Sméagol w/Crawling Action (super poseable) moon
Sam Mordor w/rope (holding sword standing on rock) moon
King Théoden in Armor w/Sword Attack Action moon
Frodo with light-up Sting Sword (cape on) box and same Frodo pic/figure w/cape removed in moon packaging
Frodo Shelob Attack w/Glowing Light of Eärendil box
Minas Tirith Citadel Guard RotK (super poseable) box
Gandalf with Shadowfax (Two Towers) box
Aragorn with Brego (Return of the King) box
Bilbo - Two Towers with pack/sword/Red Book box
Legolas Council of Elrond box
Éomer w/Sword Attack Action box & moon versions
Éomer in Ceremonial Armor (IndyMoot Raffle Exhibit 2005) moon
Bearers of the One Ring Gift Pack–Twilight Bilbo/Gollum/Frodo box
Frodo with light-up Sting Sword (loose cap) moon
Witch-king Ringwraith w/Sword-Lunging Action box
Strider w/Sword-Slashing Action (2) box
Gollum w/Crawling Action (super poseable) moon
Éowyn in Armor moon
Frodo Deluxe Poseable – RotK box
Legolas with Arod (Return of the King) box
Shelob (super poseable) box
Sam Gamgee Deluxe Poseable – RotK box
Prologue Bilbo w/Slashing Action & Ring moon
Faramir w/Sword Wielding Action (Ranger Gear) moon
There and Back Again–Merry/Pip/Sam/Frodo/Bilbo/book green box
Sméagol w/One Ring box
Sméagol w/Authentic Movie Phrases box
Gimli Helm's Deep box
Gandalf Balrog Battle w/Sound – teeth showing box
Legolas Helm's Deep moon
Gríma Wormtongue w/Knife Slashing Action moon
Legolas in Rohan Armor box ]
Arwen in Coronation gown box
Faramir in Gondorian Armor box
Mt. Doom Frodo (super poseable w/sound) box

Mt. Doom Sam (super poseable w/sound) box


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SandWitch King
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HOLY CATS! [In reply to] Can't Post

I just can't believe how great this is as a start. You and Magpie have posted stuff beyond my wildest dreams. This is blood-pumping cool, just as the Burger King collection was.

I have two questions (because I am curious)

#1. Did you take all these photos or find them?!

#2. Are your own figures in or out of the packaging?


Both posts are SO fantastic that I fear everybody else will be intimidated! I hope not!

The other thing that makes me sad is that because these aren't posted on "MAIN" or "OFF TOPIC" that people aren't gonna come in to see the work presented her so far. I guess that is okay but you two deserve parades and flowers.

. . . One should, if possible, express a negative concept in a positive form: "not meaningful" rather than "meaningless." I agree and will, therefore, now refer to contemporary movie executives as running around "like chickens without their heads cut on." - David Mamet

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images - out of the box / in the box [In reply to] Can't Post

Once a thread was started for Toy Biz, I did want to provide a link to a resource I've found immensely helpful for a couple of reasons.

The site is The Green Dragon and they have a very comprehensive archive of images of the Toy Biz (and other) figures. They also have the toys listed by release, so one can put some order to the entire set. I used to check this site a lot for LOTR-Toy Biz news

Here's a direct link to the LOTR page.
Here's a direct link to all the LOTR products they've archived.


Images: not only do they have the 'posed in a setting' image, for most figures they have a image of the box and the accessories. For the first figure I clicked on, there were 18 different images: close ups, back of the figure, articulation, box, etc.

This is especially useful for those of us who gleefully open our boxes up and display the figures... and then lose track of what arrows and swords go with what figure. I do open my boxes. I know everyone says the figures are worth more in the box but they're only worth more if I want to sell them. The only reason I'd want to sell them is because I've become bored with them and then I would have reaped no enjoyment from them while I owned them. It does make good sense if one is investing in the figures to keep them in the box. But I don't have the space to buy a bunch of figures, hold onto them for years and then try to sell them so as to make some money off them. I wonder what the return rate is on those kinds of investments as well. I think I'm probably in the minority... as I usually am and all you who keep them in the box have wonderful reasons why that works for you. I just get to enjoy mine without a plastic vacuum wrap around it.

Although my goal is to save a complete set of images for every figure I own, I haven't done that yet. I always worry about sites like this disappearing and I think it would be good if someone here privately archived it.* For the finished TORn project, we could link to them... but I'd be more comfortable if they'd let TORn use their photos with some sort of credit and link to the site... again, paranoia about the good stuff that disappears.

*I have some interest in doing that for personal reasons. And if no one else wants to, I could start chipping away at it. But it would be very low on my priority list and might never get done. So I would not discourage anyone who's interested.



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*sniggering* Thanks :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah... these are the figures I have in my own collection. Some are out of the packages and have been played with by my g'kiddies (CAREFULLY!) and many are still in their boxes... but I've kept the packaging for all of them.

I meant to give credit to ToyBiz/Mattel website (which I'll do in my revised list) where I got 90% of the pictures. Some are off ebay. I don't have a digital camera that works... so I couldn't take the shots myself. I am getting this one to be workable (gift that came w/no connectors) so I can take pictures of my Sideshow and other treasures.

I can see where some of about 5 pictures don't match the description, and I've made note of what needs to be fixed... and I have a few more to add, but didn't realize they weren't there until I went to post these.

The nasty NASTY part of this is that now I'm lusting after several other figures I've discovered in my rutting about! omg. *twitch*

You should see my living room! I've pulled EVERYTHING out, and there's a path from my computer to the TV to the refridgerator! *shakes head* Cripes, this is fun! :D I feel like Smaug with my hoard all around me!

I saw that you posted on Main for Magpie and me :) I didn't feel comfortable doing that... so thanks! I really don't want people to feel it's a competition of "I've got more stuff than you!" I've been collecting these and have been given some as gifts for 5 years now... mostly eBay discoveries... and I've been working an extra job to pay for my obsession. So while it DOES look like I'm nuts, well.... uh.... I am ;)


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Mar 14 2007, 2:48pm

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What an awesome site! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow! Yeah... I'll be happy to work on that. Cripes, it's wonderful! THANK YOU! :D

I'm just like you Magpie. I haven't gotten these to sell later. These keep me closer to the story and characters, and I always feel warm&fuzzy when I look through them.

I remember a disappeared TORnsib named White Owl who had GREAT FUN describing her action figures' various exploits on "The Shelves". Action Packed, fersher!


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Mar 14 2007, 3:29pm

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I've gotten a start : I'll do 6" Singles, FOTR, Wave 1-3 [In reply to] Can't Post

I was up early and so I let my obsessive side out and started saving. I have been saving things as 'websites': html pages with links. They can be viewed off line or could be uploaded (which I won't do since it's all technically the property of Green Dragon.

Anyhow, for kicks, I clicked on 6" Singles FOTR Wave 1: Legolas... cause I do loves my Elves. It would make sense not to duplicate work so how about I work on the figures for

THIS PAGE : 6" Toy Biz Singles
&
this subset of figures:
FOTR (2001-02) Wave 1
Frodo
Legolas
Newborn Lurtz
Strider
Witchking Ringwraith

Wave 2
Gandalf the Grey
Gimli
Orc Overseer
Samwise Gamgee
Saruman
Wave 3
Aragorn
Elrond
Orc Warrior
Traveling Bilbo

It'll be awhile before I'm ready to move on from there but I'll let you know if I do and touch base with what you (or anyone else) is doing.



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Mar 14 2007, 3:51pm

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Stands for Toy Biz figures [In reply to] Can't Post

If you want to display these figures, they really need stands. I put off buying them because I'm cheap but my figures kept falling over and every time they did, weapons would go flying everywhere. It drove me nuts. Finally I splurged.

Real Action Figure Type II Stands created for Star Wars figures work for the LOTR Toy Biz figures (assuming they have holes in the bottom of their feet). You might be able to get buy with one stand for each figure (one foot fits on one stand) but the figure will lean (it's like standing on a curb) so two stands works best.

The company's site IS HERE. I've seen them at one other collectibles site but I wasn't thrilled with how my order went down and if I ever want more, I'll be tempted to just order from the company that makes them.

The shipping costs on these things is exorbitant. I tried and failed to either find them in town or to get a brick and mortar store to carry them (so I wouldn't have to pay the shipping.) It might be worth it to combine orders with other collectors that you know and trust.


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Mar 14 2007, 6:30pm

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Mar 14 2007, 6:32pm

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That's a great idea! [In reply to] Can't Post

There a little old man in his little old hobby (VERY hard not to type hobbity there!) who I may be able to work with. Finding other collectors who would like to share in the shipping is a great idea :) Thanks!


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Mar 16 2007, 6:26am

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Sideshow/WETA [In reply to] Can't Post

It's not perfect looking but here ya go. All the Side/WETA LOTR collectibles (hopefully I got them all)

Statues
Aragorn, Son of Arathorn-Limited Edition # Unknown
Arwen Evenstar-Limited Edition # Unknown
Balrog-Limited Edition 1,000
Balrog of Moria-Limited Edition # Unknown
Battle Troll of Mordor-Limited Edition 5,500
Berserker Uruk-hai-Limited Edition 3,000
Bilbo Baggins-Limited Edition 1,000
Boromir-Limited Edition 2,000
Cave Troll-Limited Edition 750
Corsair - Peter Jackson-Limited Edition 3,500
Easterling Soldier-Limited Edition 2,000
Eowyn as Dernhelm-Limited Edition 7,500
King Elessar-Limited Edition 3,000
Elrond-Limited Edition 2,000
Fell Beast and Morgul Lord-Limited Edition 3,000
Frodo Baggins-Limited Edition # Unknown
Galadhrim Archer-Limited Edition 2,000
Gandalf the Grey
Gandalf the Grey (BRONZE)-Limited Edition 36
Gandalf on Shadowfax-Limited Edition 8,500
Gandalf the White-Limited Edition 3,000
Gimli, Son of Gloin-Limited Edition 2,000
Gollum as Gollum-Limited Edition 7,500
Gothmog on Warg-Limited Edition 4,500
Grima Wormtongue-Limited Edition 2,000
Haradrim Warrior-Limited Edition 4,000
Lady Galadriel-Limited Edition 5,000
King of the Dead-Limited Edition 6,000
Legolas and Gimli on Arod-Limited Edition 5,000
Legolas Greenleaf-Limited Edition # Unknown
Lurtz
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck-Limited Edition # Unknown
Morgal Lord-Limited Edition 9,500
Moria Orc Archer-Limited Edition # Unknown
Moria Orc Swordsman-Limited Edition # Unknown
Moria Orc Warrior-Limited Edition # Unknown
Mumak of Harad-Limited Edition 3,000
Newborn Uruk-hai-Limited Edition 750
Orc Brute-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Overseer-Limited Editino # Unknown
Orc Pitmaster-Limited Edition # Unknown
Pippin, Guard of the Citadel-Limited Edition 2,000
Ringwraith on Steed-Limited Edition 5,000
Samwise Gamgee and Bill the Pony-Limited Edition # Unknown
Saruman the White-Limited Edition # Unknown
Sauron-Limited Edition 9,500
Shelob-Limited Edition 5,000
King Theoden-Limited Edition 2,000
Uglúk, Uruk-hai Captain-Limited Edition 2,000
Uruk hai Scout Swordsman-Limited Edition # Unknown
Watcher in the Water-Limited Edition 750
Witchking of Angmar-Limited Edition 1,000


Busts
3/4 Scale Gollum-Limited Edition 1,500
Aragorn, Son of Arathorn
Arwen Evenstar-Limited Edition # Unknown
Attack Troll-Limited Edition 3,000
Bilbo Baggins-Limited Edition # Unknown
Boromir –Limited Edition # Unknown
Catapult Troll-Limited Edition 3,000
Cave Troll-Limited Edition 10,000
Dwarven Lord-Limited Edition # Unknown
King Elendil-Limited Edition 3,000
Eomer-Limited Edition 2,000
Elrond-Limited Edition 3,000
Frodo Baggins-Limited Edition # Unknown
Galadhrim Soldier-Limited Edition 2,000
Galadriel-Limited Edition 2,000
Gandalf the Grey-Limited Edition # Unknown
Gandalf the White –Limited Edition 2,000
Gil-Galad-Limited Edition 3,000
Gimli, Son of Gloin-Limited Edition # Unknown
Grima Wormtongue-Limited Edition 2,000
Grishnakh-Limited Edition 2,000
Grong Troll-Limited Edition 3,000
High Elven Infrantryman-Limited Edition # Unknown
Hooded Rohirrim Soilder-Limited Edition 1,000
Isildur-Limited Edition 3,000
Lady Galadriel-Limited Edition 2,000
Legolas Greenleaf-Limited Edition 3,000
Lurtz, Uruk-hair Capain-Limited Edition # Unknown
Meriadoc Brandybuck-Limited Edition # Unknown
Moria Orc Archer-Limited Edition # Unknown
Moria Orc Swordsman-Limited Edition # Unknonw
Mouth of Sauron-Limited Edition 4,000
Nazgul Steed-Limited Ediiton # Unknown
Numenorean Infrantryman-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Overseer-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Soldier-Limited Edition # Unknown
Peregrin Took-Limited Edition # Unknown
Ringwraith-Limited Edition # Unknown
Samwise Gamgee-Limited Edition # Unknown
Saruman the White-Limited Edition 3,000
Seige Tower Troll-Limited Edition 3,000
Smeagol-Limited Edition 6,000
Theoden-Limited Edition 2,000
Treebeard Bust-Limited Edition 1,500
Uruk-hai Berserker-Limited Edition 2,000
Uruk-hai Swordsman-Limited Edition 2,000
Uruk-hai Scout-Limited Edition 2,000
WitchKing of Angmar-Limited Edition 2,000
Wounded Orc-Limited Edition 1,500


Environments
Amon Hen-Limited Edition 1,500
Buckleberry Ferry-Limited Edition 2,000
Golden Hall-Limited Edition 4,000
Helm's Deep-Limited Edition 4,000
Minas Morgal-Limited Edition 8,500
Mines of Moria-Limited Edition 4,000
Weathertop-Limited Edition 3,000
Minas Tirith-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orthanc-Limited Edition 750
Stone Trolls-Limited Edition 750


Helms
Battle Helm of Eowyn-Limited Edition 3,000
Battle Troll-Limited Edition 2,500
Berserker-Limited Edition 2,000
Crown of the Kind of the Dead-Limited Edition 4,000
Easterling-Limited Edition 2,000
Elendil-Limited Edition # Unknown
King Elessar Crown-Limited Edition # Unknown
Eomer's Helm-Limited Edition 3,000
Frodo's Orc Helm-Limited Edition # 2,500
Galadhrim Warhelm-Limited Edition 2,000
Gandalf's Hat-Limited Edition # Unknown
Gimli-Limited Edition # Unknown
High Elven Infantry-Limited Edition # Unknown
Isildur-Limited Edition # Unknown
Merry's Rohan Helm-Limited Edition 2,500
Moria Orc-Limited Edition # Unknown
Mouth of Sauron-Limited Edition 4,000
Numenorean Infantry-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Crowface-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Hide-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Iron Cap-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Legion-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Muzzle-Limited Edition 2,500
Orc Squinter-Limited Edition # Unknown
Orc Trapjaw-Limited Edition # Unknown
Pippin's Gondorian Helm-Limited Edition 2,500
Rohan Royal Guard-Limited Edition 2,000
Sam's Orc Helm-Limited Edition 2,500
Sauron's Helm-Limited Edition 5,000
Theoden-Limited Edition 2,000
Uruk-hai Scout-Limited Edition 2,000
War Mask of Morgal Lord-Limited Edition 4,500

Helm Set of 4 – Limited Edition 1,000
Gondorian Soldier
Faramir
Fountain Guard
Citadel Guarl


Medallions
The Orcs of Moria #1-Limited edition 10,000
The Nazgul #2-Limited edition 10,000
The Industry of Isengard #3-Limited edition 10,0000
The Last Alliance #4-Limited edition 10,000
The Birth of the Uruk-hai #5-Limited edition 10,000
Soldiers of the White Hand #6-Limited edition 10,000
The Cave Troll #7-Limited edition 10,000
The Watcher in the Water #8-Limited edition 10,000
The Uruk-hai Berserkers #9-Limited edition 1,000
The Ambitions of Grishnakh#10-Limited edition 1,000
The Return of King Theoden #11-Limited edition 1,000
The Warg Riders #12-Limited edition 1,000
The Master of Fangorn #13 1,000
The Dilemnas of Smeagol #14-Limited edition 1,000
The Easterlings #15-Limited edition 1,000
Duel of Fire and Light #16-Limited edition 1,000


Weapons
Arms of Aragorn-Limited Edition 2,500
Arms of Gimli-Limited Edition 2,500
Arms of Legolas-Limited Edition 2,500
Arms of Lurtz-Limited Edition 2,500
Arms of the Fellowship: Collection 1-Limited Edition 2,500
Arms of the Fellowship: Collection 2-Limited Edition 2,500
Arms of the Hobbits-Limited Edition 2,500
Arms of the Moria Orcs-Limited Edition 2,500
Arms of the Nazgul-Limited Edition 2,500
Sauron's Mace-Limited Edition 3,500
Cave Troll Hammer


Misc
Book Ends: 'No Admittance'-Limited Edition # Unknown
Film: Trilogy Tuesday Frames
Lithograph: Alan Lee-Limited Edition 1,000
Lithograph: John Howe Giclee Film Cell-Limited Edition 550
Plaque: 'A Meeting of Old Friends'-Limited edition 3,000
Plaque: 'Escape Off the Road'-Limited Edition 10,000
Plaque: 'You Shall Not Pass'-Limited Edition 2,000
Plaque: Escape from Isenguard -Limited edition 1,000
Gandalf and Gwaihir Print-Limited Edition 400

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Mar 16 2007, 6:47am

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Sideshow [In reply to] Can't Post

And here's the Sideshow list

Premimum Format Figures
Lurtz Exclusive-Limited Edition 750
Lurtz-Limited Edition 1250
Frodo-Limited Edition 1,000

12-Inch Figures
Strider Exclusive-Limited Edition-1,750
Strider-Limited Edition 4,000
Legolas Exclusive-Limited Edition 1,750
Legolas-Limited Edition 3,500
Boromir Exclusive-Limited Edition 1,750
Boromir-Limited Edition 2,000
Faramir Exclusive-Limited Edition1,250
Faramir-Limited Edition # TBD

Dioramas
The Crack of Doom –Limited Edition # TBD

Legendary Scale Busts
Sauron-Limited Edition # TBD
Cave Troll-Limited Edition 750
Morgal Lord-Limited Edition 800


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Mar 17 2007, 2:08pm

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*kerplunk!* This is wonderful! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you THANK YOU! This is awesome! We're off to a great start :D

HUGS!!!!


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Mar 17 2007, 2:13pm

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*smiles* Excellent! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's strange, but there's something so exciting about sharing our treasures like this. It's not a competition... just sharing.

Thanks so much, m'dear :) This is great!

HUGS again! :D


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Mar 17 2007, 7:30pm

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Thank you. [In reply to] Can't Post

It took me a couple of days to get it all compiled but it was well worth it. Smile

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Mar 17 2007, 9:06pm

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I had to come back [In reply to] Can't Post

to hand you a

These lists are awesome, and I appreciate all the time you spent on it... :)

*high five*


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Mar 18 2007, 6:03am

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Reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllly great! [In reply to] Can't Post

This was unexpected and heartening. Thanks so much for doing the leg work. The true scope of the project is difficult to imagine but if we keep chipping away with nice little chunks, well, it gives me hope. Thanks!

. . . One should, if possible, express a negative concept in a positive form: "not meaningful" rather than "meaningless." I agree and will, therefore, now refer to contemporary movie executives as running around "like chickens without their heads cut on." - David Mamet


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Apr 5 2007, 4:41pm

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was just thinking to myself; 'I wonder how many of the helms they made?'. I found a couple on eBay for $2 each, and like them so much I think i'm going to try and get them all. Thanks!Smile

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Gentle Giant [In reply to] Can't Post

Mini-Busts

Strider
Ringwraith
Frodo in Orc Armour
Sam in Orc Armour
Saruman
Balrog
Gandalf the Grey
Elrond
Haldir? - Not entirely sure that this is Haldir. It's not up for pre-order from Gentle Giant but was previewed at the NY toyfair this past Feb.

Animated Figures

Gandalf the Grey
Saruman
Ringwraith on Steed

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Apr 9 2007, 6:50pm

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They have such a great collection! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love Gentle Giant's products. The likeness is so well done... and so is this LIST!!! :D

Thanks CAH! :)

I've been working on my posters list and am getting WAY too involved with it ;)


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Tolkien-related Posters [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's a list of the posters I've collected over the years. I'll be adding another list of the massive numbers of Tolkien-related posters still out there. PLEASE share your collection by adding them to this thread. What better way to enjoy your own personal collection than sharing it with all of us!?! :D


Lord of the Rings Musical 2006 (22" x 34.75") The Princes of Wales Theatre Presentation from March 23 to September 3, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario.
The Hill : Hobbiton Across the Water Anniversary 2002 (16.5 x 23.25) Tolkien began writing The Hobbit in the Summer of 1928 with the now famous line, "In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit." Tolkien continued his work until it was published on April 25, 1937 (original date 1936). Delay was caused by Tolkien continuing work on the book and from creating/redrawing the many illustrations, including the now famous dustjacket.
The Hobbit: Barrel Rider Comes to the Huts of the Raft Elves 1987 (16.5 x 23.25) Drawing done for "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1937. This piece was used for an exhibition by the Bodleian Library, Oxford, from February 24 to May 23, 1987 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its publication. This is one of the few posters ever created from Tolkien’s own artwork and was also featured on the cover of the late 1970’s paperback edition of the Hobbit.
Mt. Doom by Alan Lee - released 1999 (autographed)


Posters from the Films

Released in 2001 and beyond
Fellowship of the Ring Theatrical Teaser Collage [also noted as Final FotR poster, though others followed] 2001 (11" x 17") (13.5" x 20") (18" x 26.75") (27" x 40" Double-sided)
Fellowship of the Ring The Argonath Theatrical Teaser 2001 (27" x 40.5")
Fellowship of the Ring The Fighting Hobbits 2001 (24" x 36")
Fellowship of the Ring The Nine Set out [horizon shot of the Fellowship with images of each above] 2001 (25" x 35.25")
Fellowship of the Ring One Ring to rule them all [Frodo looking up] 2001 (22" x 34.5") (27" x 39")
Fellowship of the Ring Power can be held in the smallest of things [Frodo looking down] 2001 (22" x 34.5") (26.5" x 37.75")
Fellowship of the Ring Ringwraiths, the nine servants of Sauron Ringwraiths Serve 2001 (25 x 36)
Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf and the Fellowship Gandalf and Friends 2001 (22.25" x 34.5")
Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf and Frodo in the Mines of Moria copyright 2001, distribution 2002 (27" x 40") "'I wish the ring had never come to me...I wish none of this had happened.' 'So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.'"
This image was first seen in newspapers across the nation on New Year's Day 2002. Sir Ian McKellen posted a copy of it on his web site as his own New Year's greeting. Because of the numerous requests for a poster and in response to thousands of fans who participated in an on-line poll, this poster became available to collectors. The image was slightly altered by taking out Gandalf's and Frodo's names and leaving the dialogue to stand on its own (originally inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's words, interpreted by writer/director Peter Jackson) and the artwork was printed in color version on Elite Gloss stock, which is a higher-quality stock than is usually used for movie posters.

Mini-posters – distributed at movie's release
Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf considers the Ring mini-poster 2001 (13" x 19")
Fellowship of the Ring Hobbits hiding from the Black Rider mini-poster 2001 (22.25" x 36.5")
Fellowship of the Ring Frodo and Sam leave the Shire mini-poster 2001 (13" x 19")
Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn and Arwen mini-poster 2001 (13" x 19")
Fellowship of the Ring Nazgûl with the Nine Ringwraiths mini-poster 2001 (13" x 19")
Fellowship of the Ring Theatrical Teaser Collage mini-poster 2001 (13" x 19")


Released in 2002 and beyond
Two Towers Theatrical Teaser Collage with prologue Gollum 2002 (22.25" x 34.5") (27" x 30.5")
Two Towers vinyl Theatre display 2002 (4'x6') A gift from my local theatre. They held onto it for me until I came when RotK was released a year later.
Two Towers The Two Towers 2002 (21.75" x 31.5") (27" x 40") A mist covers the space between the Two Towers: Saruman's Orthanc Tower in Isengard, Sauron's fortress at Barad-dûr.
Two Towers Aragorn, Arwen & Éowyn 2002 (22.25" x 34.5")
Two Towers Frodo in the Ruins of Osgiliath 2002 (22.25" x 34.5")
Two Towers The Hunters [Hero shot Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli] 2002 (22.25" x 34.5")
Two Towers The One Ring "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them" 2002 (24" x 36")
Two Towers Hero Collage [Final TT poster] 2002 (27" x 40") Double-sided -- Original image of the Two Towers shown with a collage of Heroes and Saruman overlaying a full moon.

Mini-posters – distributed at movie's release
Two Towers Frodo with the Ring as the Captains of the West Ride 2002 (10.5" x 14.5")


Released 2003 and beyond
Return of the King Theatrical Teaser Collage The Journey Ends 2003 (26.75" x 28.5")
Return of the King Frodo in Mordor Theatrical Teaser 2003 (27" x 40")
Return of the King Merry and Pippin in Isengard 2003 (26.75" x 38.14")
Return of the King Characters - 5' banner 2004 (1' x 5') Printed on a special stock that is heavier than traditional movie one-sheets.
Return of the King Frodo and Sam looking over Emyn Muil 2003 (26.75" x 38.5")
Return of the King The Return of the King 2003 (22.5" x 34.5")
Return of the King Legolas at Pelennor [Legolas Army] 2004 (25" x 36")
Return of the King Character Biographies 2004 (22.5 x 34.5) A tribute to the players who brought their characters to life.
Return of the King Sam holding Frodo on Mt. Doom 2003 (26.75" x 28.5")
Return of the King Sam carrying Frodo up Mt. Doom [also called Final RotK poster, though others followed] 2003 (27" x 40') Printed on Elite Gloss stock; a higher-quality paper than is usually used for movie posters.

Mini-posters – distributed at movie's release
Return of the King Legolas, Gimli, Éomer & Éowyn 2003 (13" x 19")
Return of the King Frodo, Sam & Gollum in Mordor 2003 (13" x 19")
Return of the King Gandalf the White with Pippin & Merry 2003 (13" x 19")
Return of the King Aragorn (Elessar) and Arwen 2003 (13" x 19")


Trilogy Posters
Lord of the Rings Legolas Collage 2003 (22.5" x 34.5")
Lord of the Rings The Land of Mordor door banner 2004 (21" x 62")
Lord of the Rings Frodo holding Ring over Mt. Doom Collage 2005 (24" x 36")

Mini-posters – distributed at movie's release
Lord of the Rings Trilogy Quest mini-poster limited RotK theatre edition 2003 (13.5" x 20")


Maps
Map of Middle-earth by Iron Crown, with picture inserts taken from Bakshi's 1978 film "The Lord of the Rings" – circa 1982 (24.25" x 36")
Map of Middle-earth Tapestry [silk-like cloth] 2001 (40"x 55")
Map of Middle-earth [Frodo & Sam following Sméagol] 2002 (24" x 35.5")
Map of Middle-earth with picture inserts of locations from Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" (for Two Towers) 2002 (24.5" x 36.25")
Map of Middle-earth with Characters in border 2003 (25" x 35.25")
Map of Middle-earth with elven script on border 2003 (25" x 35.25")


American Library Association (ALA)
...In July 2001, The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA-a division of the ALA) announced its association with New Line Cinema and "The Lord of the Rings," as a sponsor of 2001 Teen Read Week, an annual national literacy initiative that encourages teenagers to "read for the fun of it." Teen Read Week highlights the popularity of fantasy literature with teens, who were encouraged to "Make Reading A Hobbit," as a special salute to the fantasy classics of J.R.R. Tolkien.
...As part of its partnership with the ALA, New Line Cinema provided exclusive imagery from the then yet unreleased The Fellowship of the Ring for use in Teen Read Week posters and bookmarks. The first two posters featured Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins reading in a tree and Liv Tyler as Arwen reading in the Rivendell Library followed shortly after by Ian McKellen as Gandalf reading the Book of Mazarbul. The following year, Orlando Bloom holding a copy of Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien was released. The posters and bookmarks can be purchased through the ALA.org store.
ALA Frodo 2001 (22" x 28")
ALA Arwen 2001 (22" x 28")
ALA Gandalf 2001 (22" x 28")
ALA Orlando 2002 (11" x 17")


And then there are these:
Hobbit Feet by Colleen Doran 2005 (Tolkien artist) Autographed (23" x 13") (#15 of 350 -ORC February 2005)
The Destiny of Kings by Monte Moore lithograph on heavy stock paper. Unique art print to commemorate the 2004 Oscar Night Party for the Return of the King (11 Oscar win). These were part of the Party attendees' official gift bags (16" x 19.75")
Gandalf and the Hobbits by J. Cauty 1988 (16x x 20") Cauty created this when he was 17 years old in 1973.
The Great Journey by Peter E. Pracownik 1978 (25.25" x 35.5")
The Gollum by Peter E. Pracownik 2001 (24" x 35")
Journey of the Dunadan by Rodney Matthews (came with Glass Hammer music CD) 1993 (25" x 37.75")
Bakshi's LotR (Style B) by Adam Hersh 1978 (15" x 23.25")

The Hickman posters are the first I collected when they were released.
Watcher at the Gate by Steve Hickman 1976 (17.5" x 24")
The Invisible Thief by Steve Hickman 1976 (17.5" x 24")
The Dread Vale by Steve Hickman 1976 (17.5" x 24")
Citadel at Sunrise by Steve Hickman 1976 (17.5" x 24")
Battle Before the Gate by Steve Hickman 1976 (17.5" x 24")


Promotional Posters
The Black Gate by Alan Lee. A promo for the Tolkien Centenary 1892-1992 illustrated Lord of the Rings (15" x 23.5") HarperCollins' Grafton Books division
Burger King's Bring the Ring of Power to Life The Fellowship of the Ring on heavy stock paper 2001 (26" x 39") Snagged from my local Burger King. Displayed from 11/23/01 to 12/31/01.
Map of Middle-earth from Suncoast Video for FotR dvd release 2002 (19.5" x 19.5")


Sources:

TheOneRing.net
ROLOZO
LOTR.NET
ALLPOSTERS.COM
MOVIEGOODS.COM
AMAZON.COM
TOLKIENCOLLECTOR.COM
EBAY.COM
COUNCIL OF ELROND
BARROW DOWNS
TOLKIEN DEPOT
FANTASY PLANET


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CAhobbit
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May 1 2007, 7:50pm

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Fantastic job gramma!!!!

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greendragon
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May 1 2007, 9:55pm

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That's quite some poster collection you got there, lady! I'll have to check at home to remind myself what I have - can't remember off the top of my head, although many of them overlap with yours.

I will add that there is a long 'door' (ie c. 1ft by 5ft) poster with all three of the theatrical teaser posters on it which I have on my bedroom door... The three collage posters are surrounded by a black border.

If I come across any others which I have which aren't on your list, I'll add them and try to add pictures! Can't believe the amount of work you've put into this... What do you do with your posters? Most of mine are rolled up and tucked away in poster tubes as I only like to display them if they're actually framed. Anyones for which I have doubles, I'll display one and keep a pristine one rolled away...

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SandWitch King
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May 2 2007, 12:18am

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Gma - Simply spectacular!

I especially love the pre-movie posters and non-movie poster. Nothing at all wrong with those obviously but WOW those oldies are goodies. Just spectacular!

No wonder all writers want to direct: one still has to put up with a load of nonsense, but even if wearing two hats (writer and director), there is one under which one is not called a thief and then raped.


grammaboodawg
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May 2 2007, 10:44am

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I either carried them in tubes or had them mounted on cardboard w/plastic coverings and stored them at my Mom's (moved 22 times in 20 years) until I moved into my house in 1990. When I started getting the Jackson-film posters, I opened them flat and stored them all together in a big, flat box one of my standees came in. They all fit into that freakin box!! Then, when they were well flattened, I hung them up with two binder clips (padded so they don't crimp the paper) on each end of the top and hook them onto wire clothes hangers. The whole lot of them are on a long pole where I can thread through them and see them in all their glory... like looking through your closet. I can twist around the top of the hanger and display this one and that... then trade them off for another this 'n that on my whim!

I feel so powerful. ;)

Can't WAIT to see your list! That door banner... I know of what you speak, and it's brilliant! :D You're smart to keep some stored away pristine. I've done the same with my doubles.


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May 2 2007, 10:52am

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It should be against the law... how much fun I'm having ;)


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May 2 2007, 11:26pm

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Great list!! I'm very late looking at this and I'm probably wrong but there are a couple of items you may have missed... Or perhaps I'm just not reading the list carefully enough! Anyhoo:

Helms:
Lord of the Rings Witchking Crown helm (limited to 500 I believe)

Some others came in sets of 4 as well as being sold individually - not sure if you want to list those, as they are on your individual list, but for the record I noted:
Series 1 - orc hide helm, orc squinter helm, orc crowfaced helm, orc trap jaw helm
Series 2 - orc iron cap, gimli's helm, high elven war helm, numenorean infantry helm

The gollum statue you list is presumably the one which came with TTT EE DVD? What about the Argonath bookends and Minas Tirith and Minas Morgal models which came with FotR EE and RotK EE? Should they be on this list?

Like I say, you had probably already noted this and I am in error, but I thought I'd add this in case!

At some point I'm going to get round to adding something more useful to this collectibles thread, as I think it's a fab idea and now that the semester is more or less over I should have more time!

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CAhobbit
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May 3 2007, 12:03am

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I'll look into having some of the 'sets' of helms added.

-The Witchking helm is listed under: War Mask of the Morgal Lord
-The FOTR:EE and ROTK:EE exclusives are listed under enviornments

Thanks GD!! Cool

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May 3 2007, 12:09am

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The Witchking Crown helm and the War Mask of the Morgul Lord are two different helms - one being the crow the WitchKing is wearing when he stabs Frodo on Weathertop, and one being his battle helm as seen in RotK.

What about the Pillars of the Argonath bookends? Do they count? Smile

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May 3 2007, 8:38am

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oh yeah... this is all good! And the pillars are definitely part of the lot! :D


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May 3 2007, 8:02pm

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The Witchking Crown helm and the War Mask of the Morgul Lord are two different helms - one being the crow the WitchKing is wearing when he stabs Frodo on Weathertop, and one being his battle helm as seen in RotK.

What about the Pillars of the Argonath bookends? Do they count? Smile



I finally found the witchking crown helm (on toy tracker). It's not listed on Sideshow's site anymore it seems (I find that odd). I'll look into it more and see about it getting added. Thanks!

Oh and yes I totally left out the Argonath bookends as well. Add that to the the list of things to add.

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May 3 2007, 8:12pm

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I believe there were only 500 made and it is VERY expensive if you ever find it on ebay these days - I saw one going for about $250 the other day. So perhaps it was a special - a con only item or something? But it's weird that it isn't on their site anymore. It does exist, honestly! Alas I don't have one but I've SEEN it! Laugh

Right now I'm amused by the fact that I wrote 'the crow that he's wearing when he stabs Frodo'!! It's all the rage y'know, feathered head wear! Sly

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May 3 2007, 8:14pm

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What a great system! I might have to copy you ones of these days - if I ever get properly 'settled' and actually get my LotR, HP and SW collectibles out on display! What an ingenious creation - I'm in awe! Smile Now I want to see your house and all your collections! We should do 'open house' tours for fans!!

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SandWitch King
Rohan


May 4 2007, 12:30am

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I have seen it sell for more than $800. It wasn't a convention special but it is quite fragile and easy to break, meaning there are less than 500 now I am sure. I happen to have one but even $800 didn't entice me to sell, but I thought about it.

No wonder all writers want to direct: one still has to put up with a load of nonsense, but even if wearing two hats (writer and director), there is one under which one is not called a thief and then raped.


Elfmei
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May 4 2007, 11:17am

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Gramma, you are great! You can list all those posters in one lise.
While I read down to that ROTK ones, I found the one I actually have!
That Sam holding Frodo at Mt. Doom.
This was given to me by the DVD rental shop near my home.
I am the VIP over there and the manager just gave me that HUGE one while she got it in the store.
I just love it, only my room is too small to hang that up.

This is Elfmei, disappeared from TORn for almost 4 years and finally found her way home~~


grammaboodawg
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May 4 2007, 2:31pm

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That's a very limited poster and can't be found just anywhere... and to get the large display one is EXTRAORDINARY! LUCKY DUCK!! :D I'll bet it would fit on the ceiling ;) *snigger*

I'd be lying on the floor ALL DAY to minimize the whiplash!

Cheers, m'dear!!! :D


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Sep 17 2007, 1:05am

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Some people collect these and are official merchandise.

Tarot Cards:
The Lord Of The Rings Tarot
2003 (New Line Taiwainese Version)
Kit includes: 78 Tarot Cards
Book of Interpretation

The Lord Of The Rings Tarot Deck & Card Game
US Games 1996
Terry Donaldson, Peter Pracownik, Mike Fitzgerald.
Conatins 78 Cards
Book of Interpretation and Games Rules
Spread sheet Poster


Oracle:
Lord Of The Rings Oracle
1998 Godsfield Press, created by Terry Donaldson.
Contents Boxed
Includes Map of Middle-Earth Poster
Interpretation book
Ring
40 Cards


Gondor! Gondor, between the Mountains and the Sea!


Tolkien was a Capricorn!
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"Your friends are with you Peter"
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Wow... I finally made it back here! I'll go on a hunt and see if I can find some pics of these. THANKS! :D



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Nov 14 2007, 9:19pm

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Or were you looking for more/other pictures.

I have two of these sets. The oracle and the tarot card and game set. I can provide scans but not photos of items if you need anything.



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May 27 2008, 8:50pm

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My Collection:

*LOTR movies:

Theatrical:
Fotr: http://shop.newline.com/kernel/imageload?table=cat_images;ttl2=15;key1=9049_f
TTT: http://www.aptroot.net/dvd_images/182/1.jpg
RotK: http://www.utoronto.ca/stmikes/library/images/lotr3.jpg

Extended:
FotR: http://www.gotterdammerung.org/film/collection/l/00000162.jpg
TTT: http://www.gotterdammerung.org/film/collection/l/00000672.jpg
RotK: http://paisley.presys.com/graphics/returnofking.jpg
BoxSet: http://www.veganmomma.com/blog%20pictures/Videos/Lord%20of%20the%20Rings%20extended%20dvd%20set.jpg

Special Box Set:
FotR: http://www.reelcollectibles.co.nz/images/dvd/fotr.jpg
TTT: http://www.bytesandbobs.com/dvdcompare/coverimg8%5CR4twotowersgift.jpg
RotK: http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000634DCC.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

*LOTR Books: All three books by J.R.R Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Children Of Hurin(or something like that), Lost Tales 1&2, and other numerous works by J.R.R Tolkien, Complete Guide to the movies, other LOTR movies books

*Five boxes full of LOTR action figures

*Lots of LOTR video games: War Of The Ring(PC), The Fellowship Of The Ring(based on book for PS2), The Hobbit(PS2), The Two Towers(PS2), The Return Of The King(PS2), The Third Age(PS2), Battle For Middle-earth(PC), Battle For Middle-earth 2(PC and XBOX 360), LOTR: Tactics(PSP), Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows Of Angmar(PC), and am going to get LOTR: Conquest(Xbox360) and Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria when they come out in fall this year.

*Lots of LOTR decoration type things: Plates, 33 Posters, Drinking Glasses, bedsheets, a big fold out map of all of Middle-earth, and more that I can't think of at the moment

*LOTR 12" statues, busts, paintings, and dioramas from Sideshow Collectibles(have them all). Can see them here: http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4488&license=The%20Lord%20of%20the%20Rings

*LOTR replicas of swords(have about 20): Examples: Sting, Glamdring, Anduril, and more.

*Numerous other LOTR: toys and board games, like LOTR Risk and LOTR Risk Complete Trilogy, LOTR Scene It, and LOTR: Burger King toys.

*LOTR: Trading Cards(all of them!)

*Lord of the Rings Strategy Game(have all the figures and units)

Have way more, but can't think of them right now. Will update the list later. I say I spent over $1000 on LOTR merchandise, haha.


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