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Collecting The Precious - The Story of Legolas and Tauriel

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Sep 27 2012, 8:27pm

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Collecting The Precious - The Story of Legolas and Tauriel Can't Post

As we reported earlier this week it appears that figures from The Bridge Direct for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are starting to land in stores before their official October 1st release date. We showed you pictures of the Legolas and Tauriel figures which are part of wave 1. Today, rumors are starting to surface around the internet that Warner Brothers may be having these two figures pulled from this wave. Why? It would be a sign that these two characters will not be making an appearance in the first Hobbit film. If there's any truth to the rumor, you may want to grab these two figures if you see them because their value on the secondary market could jump quiet high because they'll be in the packaging for the first movie.


Sep 28 2012, 7:25am

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They might not be appearing in the upcoming film [In reply to] Can't Post

But they'll loose serious $$$$ for not releasing Legolas.

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Sep 28 2012, 12:42pm

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I'm on the hunt [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll be looking for these no doubt starting this weekend.


Sep 28 2012, 9:10pm

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Question about LOTR packaging [In reply to] Can't Post

There seemed to be a grey area there for awhile when it came to LOTR figures. A few that were released in the half round FOTR boxes were also released in half round TTT boxes. I think I even have the Fellowship Pack in a TTT (red) box... at the time it was the only way to get Boromir IIRC. Made no sense whatsoever (according to the logic on display here regarding Leggy/Taury).

So the question is, did the characters released in each of the green, red and blue boxes necessarily follow what film the character was in, or what outfit they were wearing?

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Sep 28 2012, 9:11pm)


Sep 28 2012, 10:37pm

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Not sure [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it followed the movies as a whole and if a certain look was tied to a movie. Some changes did happen though if a character was missed and they doubled back.


Sep 30 2012, 2:56pm

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Some were more collectible than others [In reply to] Can't Post

The moon boxes, the typical boxes, the combined boxes... they varied. I'm not REAL knowledgable about the details, but I know there were some really stressed eBayers for a while looking for those uniquely-colured/packaged items :)

I've got the 3/75" Tauriel and Legolas in the mail heading to my home RIGHT NOW! I can't wait to be introduced :D


I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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Oct 1 2012, 6:52am

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Toy Biz LOTR packaging [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll expand on Elessar's answer, but it does get a bit complicated. Hopefully I can sort it out in a way that makes sense.

Basically, all toys (as well as other merchandise) were color-coded for each movie as the movies were released.

The first figures released for FOTR were all in the green half-moon packages with a FOTR logo. The next year when figures for TT were released, they were in red half-moon packages with a TT logo, but included with them were a few new (Galadriel) or re-released (Traveling Bilbo) figures that were more related to FOTR. These were on red half-moon cards in keeping with the TT theme, but featured the FOTR logo. Figures for ROTK were on blue half-moon cards with the ROTK logo.

The same was done for the Horse and Rider boxed sets and the deluxe figures. The Fellowship 9-pack was released for each movie, so therefore in all three colors, but with the FOTR logo.

After all three movies had been released, the line continued and was then referred to as the “Trilogy” assortment, which included both new figures and re-releases. The packaging on single figures was scaled back to smaller, slimmer cards without the half-moon design, and each figure's card was now colored for the specific movie of that particular character or its outfit.

Soon after that it was revamped again as the “Epic Trilogy” assortment, which I believe were all new releases. These figures were also on movie-specific cards, but featured new images from the movies as well as the green, red and blue themes. FOTR featured an image of Rivendell at the top of the card, with Helm's Deep for TT and Mordor for ROTK.

Before they switched to those images, all of the previous cards featured silhouettes along the top. If you look closely, they were different for each movie. FOTR had the nine members of the Fellowship, with Frodo, Sam and Gollum for TT, and Gandalf and the three hunters on horseback for ROTK.

Like I said, hopefully that makes sense!

(This post was edited by stormcrow20 on Oct 1 2012, 6:54am)


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