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having a look on forbidden planet (The key)

Welsh hero
Gondor


Aug 20 2012, 7:41pm

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having a look on forbidden planet (The key) Can't Post

and found a thorin's key, keychain, to be released in November, so I'm guessing it's the one in the film

http://forbiddenplanet.com/?q=the+hobbit (Scroll down to the bottom row on the page.)

(The reason I was having a look was to make sure if an item I have has a certificate or not, The One Ring Costume Ring (cheapest repica I could get) but seems not)

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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Aug 21 2012, 3:18am)


DanielLB
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Aug 20 2012, 7:46pm

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That's the key I remember! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for posting this Welsh hero! I've been waiting ages for another picture of the key to appear online. Granted all I saw was the prototype, but I remember looking something like this!

Smile

Can anyone make out those runes?


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Aug 20 2012, 9:41pm

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Hummm... [In reply to] Can't Post

That doesn't look like it's up to par with dwarvish or Weta craftsmanship. The engraving looks like a kindergartner did it. It's not symmetrical. Just a thought.

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.


DanielLB
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Aug 20 2012, 9:44pm

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I don't think it is made by WETA...and it is only £6.50! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


DarkJackal
Rohan


Aug 20 2012, 9:47pm

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Yep [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm looking at something related which tells me this is indeed the movie design. Wink


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Aug 20 2012, 9:52pm

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Design wise. [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think Weta would have designed the key to look like that, it's too sloppy, i.e. my guess is it's not from the film.

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.

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DanielLB
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Aug 20 2012, 9:56pm

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Oooo ... do you the prototype picture DarkJackal? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


DanielLB
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Aug 20 2012, 9:59pm

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It's only a very cheap replica keyring [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm almost certain that it is based on the film version, and it also matches the side of the 3D special edition glasses. See this thread.


(This post was edited by DanielLB on Aug 20 2012, 10:01pm)


DarkJackal
Rohan


Aug 20 2012, 10:56pm

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Not quite [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't remember details from the prototype, but I'm pretty certain I know what the final design will look like.

Oh, that and Radagast....Evil


DanielLB
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Aug 20 2012, 10:58pm

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Even more intrigued now ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm pretty sure it's the same key too. It was a lot bigger, mind. This is only a small, cheap replica keyring. I'm sure the actual prop will be more impressive.


painjoiker
Grey Havens


Aug 21 2012, 2:13am

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I just have to say something off-topic here [In reply to] Can't Post

I always feel like you're Tolkien when you post something due to your profile picture :P
It's a very nice feeling having Tolkien himself on these boards :P

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Ataahua
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Aug 21 2012, 3:19am

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I've had to [In reply to] Can't Post

removed the oversized image, but I added to your post some direction on where to find it on the page you have linked to.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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DanielLB
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Aug 21 2012, 7:29am

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hehe! Thanks painjoiker! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always been tempted to change it, but I'm just too fond of it! Wink


DanielLB
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Aug 21 2012, 7:29am

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How long did you keep Radagast hidden from us ;-D / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Aug 21 2012, 7:29am

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Yes, cheap reproduction indeed. [In reply to] Can't Post




It's easier to see with a side-by-side comparison.

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.


DarkJackal
Rohan


Aug 21 2012, 7:35am

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I like to see who's paying attention [In reply to] Can't Post

...but I only got it today. Wink


DanielLB
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Aug 21 2012, 7:37am

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Great spot Pipe Dream! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, that is a lot better, and a really nice design for a key. I wonder if they will bring out a better replica.

Great spot! I looked at his hand and thought he was playing with his beard! Crazy


DanielLB
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Aug 21 2012, 7:38am

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Yeah, yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

Tongue What other goodies do you have for us! Wink


TheHutt
Gondor


Aug 21 2012, 7:52am

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Key design [In reply to] Can't Post

The prototype was published in a German newspaper once.

Old prototype design

Althogh it looked a bit different back then: probably it got modified since.



Russian LotR/Hobbit Site: henneth-annun.ru


DanielLB
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Aug 21 2012, 7:56am

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That's the picture I remember! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for re-posting this! I'm surprised the picture is still on that website - TORn had to remove the thread I made on it!

Slight changes, but all in all, pretty much the same.


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Aug 21 2012, 8:04am

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I missed that one. [In reply to] Can't Post

It looks the same to me, just not finished yet. The bits on the end are from where it has been CNC'd. I believe it's called a tit. (snicker)Blush

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.

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TheHutt
Gondor


Aug 21 2012, 8:42am

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Yep... [In reply to] Can't Post


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Thanks for re-posting this! I'm surprised the picture is still on that website - TORn had to remove the thread I made on it!

Yeah, I remember because the origin was the German HDRF.de page, and they had to remove it first.

Russian LotR/Hobbit Site: henneth-annun.ru

 
 

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