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Hi, Magpie!

Kristin Thompson
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Oct 11 2012, 2:22am


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Hi, Magpie! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry to have responded so late. I've been at the Vancouver International Film Festival, with no time, alas, to check the Message Boards.

All the licensees producing LOTR merchandise were given a style guide devised by the film designers themselves. (Mainly Weta Workshop people, I suspect.) I talk about this briefly in The Frodo Franchise (pp. 194-95). These guides were gorgeous, by the way. I wish I could have reproduced some pages in my book, but I couldn't get New Line's permission. My guess would be that the inexpensive and/or low-quality items either printed the packaging on lower quality paper or cardboard, or perhaps reproduced the graphics from the guide with a copying system that didn't give a very clear result. All the products I've seen, however cheaply packaged, did follow the basic guidelines about color, graphic style, and so on.

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New Poster architecthis Send a private message to architecthis Oct 1 2012, 3:41pm
    Nice gar-mogoth Send a private message to gar-mogoth Oct 1 2012, 3:44pm
        This is all kinds of bad. waaimasjien Send a private message to waaimasjien Oct 1 2012, 6:02pm
    Hmmm... RaoulJ Send a private message to RaoulJ Oct 1 2012, 3:46pm
        It's just confirming what we've seen previously Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Oct 1 2012, 4:39pm
            Balin will get more attention than Kili, I believe Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 8:31pm
        Yep (spoiler below) stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Oct 1 2012, 5:42pm
            I don't think it has much to do with PJ's fondess * spoilers * DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 6:07pm
                Love it Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Oct 1 2012, 7:00pm
                Pretty much rings7 Send a private message to rings7 Oct 2 2012, 1:12am
                    That's why I don't think it's *the* official poster DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 2 2012, 9:33am
    Is it actually a poster yet? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 3:46pm
        Yeah, I thought this was a design for the t-shirts? Carne Send a private message to Carne Oct 1 2012, 3:52pm
            Order of importance DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 3:56pm
                Another poster confirming the "important dwarves" DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 2 2012, 2:04pm
                    Not quite Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 2 2012, 4:36pm
                        Yup, that's a typo! Thanks :-D / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 2 2012, 4:39pm
                    photoshopped Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Oct 2 2012, 4:41pm
                        The image recycling is bordering on tedious. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 2 2012, 6:22pm
                            my memory from LOTR products Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 2 2012, 6:30pm
                                Hi, Magpie! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Oct 11 2012, 2:22am
            the rest? redgiraffe Send a private message to redgiraffe Oct 1 2012, 4:09pm
            Agreed, it increasingly seems the Dwarves on the new poster will be the big six...// Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Oct 1 2012, 5:17pm
        Yes (amazon link) narflet Send a private message to narflet Oct 1 2012, 4:19pm
            Still not sure if it's one of the official film posters... Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 1 2012, 4:26pm
                I know what you mean... narflet Send a private message to narflet Oct 1 2012, 4:32pm
                    Yes. :) Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 1 2012, 4:40pm
            Only Ł3.99 ... I'm tempted ;-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 4:32pm
                Messy attempt in Paint... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Oct 1 2012, 5:06pm
                    This is great! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 5:21pm
                    Nice job...Th posters seem to belong right next to those from LotR. // Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Oct 1 2012, 5:24pm
                    You should've watermarked this QT DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 8:25pm
                        Yay, my picture's famous // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Oct 1 2012, 10:08pm
    Bolg is Scary chrism628 Send a private message to chrism628 Oct 1 2012, 4:00pm
        Yes Aitieuriskon Send a private message to Aitieuriskon Oct 1 2012, 4:57pm
        Yep, and also love how Bolg has very demonic/crocodilian vertical pupils...makes him look quite creepy! Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Oct 1 2012, 5:14pm
        IMO, he looks like the Cowardly Lion Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 8:29pm
    I really really love this one! burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Oct 1 2012, 4:31pm
    i like this one triptrap Send a private message to triptrap Oct 1 2012, 4:54pm
        The action figure of Bolg Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 8:32pm
    Excellent...quite like it, though I do wish Bilbo were featured more prominently. // Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Oct 1 2012, 5:19pm
    Anyone notice the interesting ghoul-ish creatures on the bottom right just above Bilbo and the ring?.. .. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 1 2012, 9:08pm
        Barrow-wights? ;-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 9:11pm
        Might be friends of this guy: Carne Send a private message to Carne Oct 1 2012, 9:22pm
            yeah, they look of the same type!... ... in which case they'd be just orcs then (awesome ones at that) Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 1 2012, 9:26pm
        Yeah, a pixellated blow up of it tells me that they're simply orcs. (facial structure's right).. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 1 2012, 9:56pm
    OK, another thing, why is Bolg even featured in the poster for film one?.... .... Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 1 2012, 9:51pm
        According to the description for his action figure... DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Oct 1 2012, 10:18pm
            OK that is a -BIG- change O.O O.O seismic change.. truly seismic... ..... ..... HUGE implications. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 1 2012, 10:23pm
                Well I wouldn't be quite so hasty. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Oct 1 2012, 10:43pm
            Haven't we known that Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 10:52pm
                Yeah, but I assumed Xanaseb wasn't aware of it// DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Oct 2 2012, 8:36am
                Oh goodness, I thought they were false that information!!! D: D: oh noes.... not good :¬( // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 2 2012, 11:20am
    What a horrible poster! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 1 2012, 9:54pm
        Yeah, hopefully there are other better posters Maylily Send a private message to Maylily Oct 1 2012, 10:01pm
            Yeah, the substandardness is very annoying. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 1 2012, 11:26pm
                I blame Warner Bros. Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 11:32pm
                    Yeah, I'm not diggin' WB Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 1 2012, 11:41pm
                        This is sadly true Carne Send a private message to Carne Oct 1 2012, 11:47pm
                            Horrible Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 1 2012, 11:48pm
                The poster for TTT was pretty lame. // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 1 2012, 11:43pm
                    This? Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 1 2012, 11:47pm
                        Yes. // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 1 2012, 11:49pm
                            Agreed waaimasjien Send a private message to waaimasjien Oct 2 2012, 7:34am
        I don't see what's so bad apart from the lens flare? Carne Send a private message to Carne Oct 1 2012, 10:08pm
            I don't know Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 10:14pm
            The insane amount of blue is not helping Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 1 2012, 11:28pm
                Agreed on the blue - it needs to be "earthier" like the LOTR posters / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 2 2012, 9:24am
            This waaimasjien Send a private message to waaimasjien Oct 2 2012, 7:20am
        It's much better than the previous posters imo. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 1 2012, 10:10pm
            Better than previous posters? Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 1 2012, 11:39pm
                I meant better than the Bilbo and "dwarf party" posters. // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 1 2012, 11:51pm
                    I guess we'll have to disagree. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 1 2012, 11:54pm
    What's with all the orcs? Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Oct 1 2012, 11:48pm
        At least Balin is on the poster! ;) Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Oct 1 2012, 11:50pm
    My two cents duats Send a private message to duats Oct 1 2012, 11:53pm
        My hope Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 2 2012, 1:20am
    I don´t like Bolg, I don´t like the poster and... Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Oct 2 2012, 8:24am
        Exactly Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 2 2012, 4:35pm
    My favorite Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Oct 2 2012, 4:00pm
    Orchrist's Glow SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 2 2012, 5:42pm
    I recolored the poster to look similar to LOTR Inkraven Send a private message to Inkraven Oct 2 2012, 7:29pm
        Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better! Flame of Udun Send a private message to Flame of Udun Oct 2 2012, 9:53pm
        but.... Flame of Udun Send a private message to Flame of Udun Oct 2 2012, 9:54pm
        That's very cool! burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Oct 2 2012, 10:29pm
        It may look more like LotR Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Oct 3 2012, 1:48pm
    I didn't see anyone else post about this vexx801 Send a private message to vexx801 Oct 3 2012, 3:57am
        Probably a Goblin Town barrel... Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Oct 3 2012, 4:46am
        LOL Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 3 2012, 5:21am
        It could just be a barrel placed in front of the goblin? / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 3 2012, 7:17am
    Ummm Gollum? Beren0nehanded Send a private message to Beren0nehanded Oct 3 2012, 1:02pm

 
 
 

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