Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weta Comic-Con Exclusives

The geniuses at Weta are giving us a nibbly little taste of the collectible range for the upcoming Hobbit movie, with two pieces exclusively available at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.

The leader of our raggedy band of heroes kicks off the range of 1:6 polystone statues. Thorin Oakenshield (with shield) has a limited run of 700 pieces, 500 of which will be available at SDCC, and the other 200 going up for sale at the Weta Cave in New Zealand and Ring Con in Germany. A non exclusive version sans shield will be available at the Weta online store from October 2012. I don't know if I'll be personally rushing out for this one, but it's a wonderfully dynamic pose, and an impressive looking statue. Can't wait to see what they do with Smaug...

The second item up for grabs is 'The Unexpected Journey', a stunning art print by Weta Workshop Conceptual Designer Gus Hunter.

Wowza. 100 signed and 400 unsigned posters will be available at SDCC, with additional copies available on the Weta website in October. Is it weird that I'm just as excited for the 'The Art of The Hobbit' book as I am for the actual movie? This image leaves me feeling pretty justified.

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