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Weta Workshop Releases "The Hobbit" merchandise!

October 1st marks the day fans of The Hobbit and Weta Workshop have been waiting for – the release of the merchandise for the upcoming Peter Jackson trilogy, The Hobbit! Whether you’re a fan of maps, weapons, or statues, the Weta Workshop Hobbit store has something for you! Papergoods The Contract of Bilbo Baggins – Prop Replica Hand made by ...

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LOTR EE Trilogy 5 Blu-ray Set Available August 28th!

Announced by Warner Bros this past week, The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy will now be available in a 5-disc Blu-ray set! This release, much like the last Complete release has the movies spread out on two discs with bonus features on the last three. Bonus features include “Making of…” documentaries as well as full cast and crew ...

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Official The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Twitter

Official Tweeting has Begun! You’ll be hearing more than just the tweets of the thrush or the cawing of Roac! Warner Brothers has created an official Twitter account for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you like your Hobbit film news fast, furious and under 160 characters, be sure to check it out on Twitter at TheHobbitMovie! While this account ...

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The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook by “The Shire Collective”

Hobbit fans rejoice! From Writer’s Digest Books and authors Peter Archer, Scott Francis, Jeff Gerke (“The Shire Collective”) comes the must have book for those that can’t get enough of all things from The Shire. Written by the “elders of The Shire”, this ultimate guide is used by Hobbits as a reference to proper conduct for all occasions. You will ...

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Air New Zealand Brings the World to Middle-earth

Remember when the original Lord of the Rings trilogy was in theaters, and you could fly on a plane with Frodo and Sam’s face plastered on the side? Well be prepared for Martin Freeman to grace your airport! Air New Zealand announced today a partnership with New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to feature The Hobbit themed aircraft! ANZ is teaming ...

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"The Hobbit" Illustrated by Maurice Sendak?

In an article in the LA Times, Author Tony DiTerlizzi writes about a very interesting proposal: Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, could have done some artwork for The Hobbit. We all know that some of the early illustrations from the books were drawn by the Professor himself, but there was a chance back in ...

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Strider Statue Now Available for Pre-Order!

Weta has just released as a pre-order it’s fully sculpted statue of Strider! The statue, hand sculpted by Steve Saunders and created by the artists who worked on the movies, depicts Strider looking on from the shadows at the Hobbits from the corner of The Prancing Pony. For those visitng New Zealand, Weta also states that this statue is available ...

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish Movie Tie-in Books of "The Hobbit"

Announced today, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the official US publishing rights from Harper Collins UK to publish the official tie-in books to the upcoming “The Hobbit” movies. Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the owners of the movie rights to The Hobbit, allowed the Boston based publisher the rights through a licensing agreement to continue to publish the works of JRR ...

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Middle-earth Beer Festival!

For our friends in the UK who are fans of live music, good food, and most importantly a great tasting pint, then the Middle-earth Beer Festival is for you! This weekend, April 12-14th, the Middle-earth Beer Festival will be held in the village of Hurst Green. This village is famous for it’s connection with JRR Tolkien and it’s Jesuit school ...

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JRR Tolkien Biographical Comic Book

Bluewater Productions will continue their series of biographical comic books with an exciting new release for Tolkien and fantasy fans. Orbit #8: J.R.R. Tolkien: The True Lord of the Rings. Written by Brian McCarthy and Michael Lent, with penciling by Luis Chichon, and cover art by Hyunsang Michael Cho, this book is scheduled for release on May 30th and will focus ...

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