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Weta Cave Hobbit Goodies

ElendilTheShort
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Aug 12 2012, 3:02am


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Quick run down of items, and apologies for the poor quality, I was just popping in to get a copy of the hobbit graphic novel, I was not expecting to be met with over $20,000 worth of stuff I want to buy.

Informal information available is as follows.

Orcrist and scabbard, master swordsmith collection both to be made.

Sting, must both be LOTR as they have the blade runes, but one has the new improved raised vine on the grip, as the technology to do this is only now available and it wasn't 10 years ago.

Balin's mace and Fili's Knife, don't know in what form these will be available, whether it is part of the amateur swordsmith range or not but they did have the same cool base as the rest of the stuff for sale. The bases, including those of the staues all have from memory what I think is the map of Thror etched into them in a subtle relief. Sort of looks like it would be burnt on or something to that effect.

The rest are the statues and all look exceedingly cool.

The witch king is a full size set of armour that was I think filmed but rejected as being too Sauron-ish and they didn't want to confuse the punters so they went with another design.

I went up to the counter and said to the guy working there "this is the cheekiest request you will get today but can I get you to take Orcrist out so I can hold it" The answer was as I expected a friendly no which is understandable and expected, but I could not live with myself if I had not tried. The informal discussion I had there indicated that Glamdring, Orcrist and Sting are all meant to be related.

Lurtz yelled at me and told me to stop criticising Sir PJ in online forums. I could see his point of view, when you are in the weta cave you become immersed in what is good and excellent about Sir PJ's work.


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Subject User Time
Weta Cave Hobbit Goodies ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Aug 12 2012, 3:02am
    Thanks sooo much for sharing! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 12 2012, 9:13am
    The dragon tooth grip of Orcrist DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Aug 13 2012, 7:33pm
        Makes sense to me DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 13 2012, 7:44pm
            Smaug's boasts DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Aug 13 2012, 9:10pm
        Never minded the appearance ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Aug 14 2012, 7:35am
    Woah - is that a new model of the Witch-King? Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Aug 26 2012, 4:53am
        Isn't it the unused design for the WK? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 26 2012, 9:11am

 
 
 

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