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Are you planning on buying/collecting any Hobbit merchandise?...
Poll: Are you planning on buying/collecting any Hobbit merchandise?...
Definitely yes...we wantssss the precioussss! 8 / 24%
Yes, so that I can hoard it away until it skyrockets in value & I can make hefty profit. 0 / 0%
Maybe... if it's not too cheesy and worthy of my hard-earned money. 6 / 18%
Some things, yes... but I'm not going overboard or over-budget. 13 / 39%
No... it's just a bunch of junk to clutter up my world. 5 / 15%
Uh... there's merchandise tied to this thing?! 0 / 0%
I don't get this collecting thing... what's that all about? 1 / 3%
Other... 0 / 0%
33 total votes

Grey Havens

Jun 6 2012, 6:02pm

Post #1 of 13 (412 views)
Are you planning on buying/collecting any Hobbit merchandise?... Can't Post

I love my LOTR collection and I may get some stuff from The Hobbit, although I doubt I'll be as enthusiastic about it as I was with its predecessor (I'm not much of a dwarf girl, myself... more of a Man-of-Gondor kinda woman Heart ). But I do plan on getting the Hallmark Gandalf ornament to match the one I got for LOTR, along with the Frodo one.

Hmmm... I wonder there will be a Bilbo one next year.


Jun 6 2012, 6:04pm

Post #2 of 13 (152 views)
I will [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a sucker for merchandise (even the naff stuff...), and my family know it. Looking forward to this Christmas Wink

It's whether I can afford it or not!


Jun 6 2012, 6:25pm

Post #3 of 13 (188 views)
Is that Tolkien guy going to do the novelization again? [In reply to] Can't Post

The last time he left a lot of the movies out and added a bunch of his own made up stuff. Though it was kinda cool getting a different viewpoint of Jackson's Middle-earth.

So I'll probably buy the novelization, and also other books like the movie art, the making of, the geography of, etc., and the different dvds (TR, EE,EEE, National Georgraphic Special, 24fps, 48fps, 3-D, 2-D, Scratch-and-Sniff, etc.). Maybe the calendar.

I don't see me buying the action figures or the cardboard stand-ups.


Jun 6 2012, 6:28pm

Post #4 of 13 (148 views)
Scratch n Sniff ... you pulling our legs?! / [In reply to] Can't Post



Jun 6 2012, 6:32pm

Post #5 of 13 (175 views)
You never scratched and sniffed your dvds? [In reply to] Can't Post

Mmmmm! Plasticky!

(This post was edited by Darkstone on Jun 6 2012, 6:34pm)


Jun 6 2012, 6:36pm

Post #6 of 13 (183 views)
I thought I was missing exclusive merchandise! haha! [In reply to] Can't Post

Scratch n Sniff Gollum .... Unimpressed

Arwen's daughter

Jun 6 2012, 7:17pm

Post #7 of 13 (136 views)
I'll definitely buy some [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm hoping the Noble Collection is back in the game as I really love their LOTR merchandise. But it seems like they make fewer and fewer replicas these days for any given franchise. I've been sorely hoping for some good Game of Thrones pieces, so I hope they go overboard again with TH and offer every conceivable item under the sun for me to choose from Cool


Jun 6 2012, 7:23pm

Post #8 of 13 (138 views)
Figures for definite [In reply to] Can't Post

With any luck, there will be a range of 6" figures available for the two films much like the ones ToyBiz produced for LoTR. They were great figures to collect, and really were well crafted and detailed pieces. In fact, I still have all the ones I collected from LoTR in my room all lined up along a shelf, about 50 or so of them (costing me roughly 300 to do so by my calulations).

I'd love to be able to have another set of figures for TH, with all 13 dwarves, Bilbo, Gandalf and all the rest. Best start saving now I think. Thank goodness I have a job this time around ha. To think as well, it was my 11th birthday when I recieved my first LoTR figure (Saruman, with the Palantir by the way) and I will be almost 22 by the time these figures hopefully will be in the shops.


Jun 6 2012, 7:51pm

Post #9 of 13 (136 views)
I voted no [In reply to] Can't Post

Though i don't think its naff/tacky or clutter just i am not into collecting the movie merchandise as i'm more into collecting the books and when i can afford it Tolkien artwork.

I did collect for a time the LOTR merchandise when i was younger such as the witch kings sword and bilbo's sword and scabbard. I also still have on my parents loft/attic about ten posters from the three movies.

For me if i did collect both the books and movie merchandise i would a) have no room in my flat to live and b) have absolutely no money at all as i don't even have any now!

If i were to get any it would be a sword as i think they look cool or the calendar - though i don't think that is really tied into the movie merchandise as it came before that.


Jun 7 2012, 2:27am

Post #10 of 13 (205 views)
as we say here in Minnesootah [In reply to] Can't Post



You betcha.

But I like small things and ephemera. Small figures. Candy wrappers. Popcorn bags. Bookmarks. etc.


Jun 7 2012, 2:51pm

Post #11 of 13 (132 views)
Nope. [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't buy any of the LOTR junk, and I don't plan to get any Hobbit junk either.

It's all just stuff that has to be moved to be dusted under.


Jun 7 2012, 4:39pm

Post #12 of 13 (137 views)
Not a collector [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't have the money to buy everything and once I started, I wouldn't be able to stop.

Aunt Dora Baggins

Jun 7 2012, 9:14pm

Post #13 of 13 (275 views)
Certainly not to the extent that I did for LotR [In reply to] Can't Post

And I wasn't nearly as enthusiastic even then as some folks here ;-) But if Burger King does some kind of tie-in, I'll probably have to get those. I still have my goblets and the BK crown with the ringspell on it, and my circle of figurines. I don't suppose I'll be getting any life-sized standees this time, though. On the other hand, I'll probably get the picture books and a journal, if they do one. I loved the "There and Back Again" red journal and used it for a dream diary for several years, and was really sorry I hadn't bought more of them.


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