Cryptozoic Entertainment game. Play the role of Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin and the others in this epic The Hobbit Deckbuilding Game! The company is about to leave for Erebor! Each Hero has an unique skill to use in various strategies. Build your deck and collect Victory Points. Winner is the one with the most Victory Points.Contents:- 215 cards- 7 oversized Hero cards- rules
- and the bonus card Radagast
2-5 players of 15+. 30-45 minutes playing time. Can be played with The Lord of the Rings Deckbuilding games.*
The Aragorn Premium Format figure is a stunning 1:4 scale museum quality piece. Sword in hand, Aragorn stands 20 inches tall atop the display base, captured in the heat of the battle at Amon Hen. The body of each figure is cast in high-quality polystone, then hand-finished and hand-painted, and then dressed in an amazing miniature replica of the costume, constructed of real fabrics and leathers. The base is individually hand-numbered for authenticity.
This is the exclusive edition, with the alternative interchangeable left hand clutching his hunting knife. Limited to 850 numbered copies. This is number 709.*
The Moria Orc Premium Format figure is a stunning 1:4 scale reproduction. Standing 20 inches/50 cm tall atop the display base, the Moria Orc posed in the heat of the battle, ready to attack any man, hobbit, or wizard foolish enough to enter Moria. Each figure is hand-painted and hand-finished, and individually hand-numbered for authenticity. This stunning figure is an outstanding addition to any The Lord of the Rings collection
This exclusive version is limited to 750 copies. This is number 306. The exclusive version has a second head, with helmet.*
Bred in the pits of Orthanc by the wizard Saruman, Lurtz was among the first of a new race of orcs. Lurtz, captain amongst the Uruk-Hai, was tall, upright, strong and fearless, living to fight and kill. His mission was to hunt the Fellowship of the Ring, to seize the hobbits and to return them to his master. Lurtz and his band of Uruk-hai, all marked with the White Hand, attacked the Fellowship at Amon Hen. With brutal accuracy, Lurtz fired arrow after arrow into Boromir, and proved nearly as deadly an opponent with sword and shield battling against Aragorn. Neither pain nor fear could slow Lurtz, only death.
Lurtz is the inaugural piece in Sideshow Collectibles’ line of Premium Format Lord of the Rings figures. Captured mid-stride, Lurtz is intricately recreated in 1:4 scale stalking toward his intended prey. The sculpture perfectly conveys the malice and single-minded purpose of Lurtz’ attack on the Fellowship. The figure is a blend of polystone and leatherwork, utilizing the best materials available to recreate every detail, from the wrinkled surface of his thick hide to the brutish but effective Uruk-hai armor. Lurtz stands tall on an environmental display base, with a forest floor top surfacing, front nameplate, and edition size information printed on the base bottom.
Artist(s): Sculpted by Steve West, Fabrication in association with Greg Mowry of Geppetto Productions
Product Size: Including base: approx. 22.5" H (571 mm) x 10" W (254 mm) x 10" L (254 mm)
Limited to 1250 copies. This is number 886.*
West Virginia University Press, 2011. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).
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HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edtion. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) in slipcase. Illustrated by Alan Lee.
A sumptuous new one-volume edition of Tolkien's classic masterpiece that is fully illustrated throughout in watercolour by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee, and housed in a special transparent slipcase. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Well over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. With the epic trilogy now an acclaimed, award-winning and billion-dollar success, images of the characters and landscapes have become iconic to a whole new generation of readers. Much of the look of these movies is based on Alan Lee's paintings, giving this sumptuous new edition of Tolkien's great work new relevance for the ever-growing number of fans. This new edition is housed in a special transparent slipcase and includes a brand new setting that features the definitive 50th anniversary text, which together with Alan's beautiful paintings provides the reader with the ultimate edition with which to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the work's first publication.*
HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).
The ultimate celebration of the first two Hobbit movies reveals the culmination of the creative vision for the film through more than 500 previously unpublished photographs, plus exclusive interviews with the designers, cast and crew, written and designed by the team at Weta Workshop.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles – Cloaks and Daggers peers through the silver screen to examine the incredible efforts undertaken to create thousands of costumes, armour, weapons, props and set dressing elements for Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s adaptations of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Covering both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug , this lavish volume bulges with behind the scenes images, sumptuous photography and film stills. The films’ stars and the creative geniuses behind countless beautiful objets d’art share their insights and stories, revealing how it felt to craft, wield and wear these precious pieces of Middle-earth.
Researched and compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, with a foreword by Evangeline Lilly, playing Tauriel the Woodland Elf, and an introduction by costume designer Ann Maskrey, this is the definitive guide to the artefacts and sumptuous fabrics of The Hobbit film adaptations.*
HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Quarter-leather bound. In slipcase. Limited.
The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication.
This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book.
From his creative attention to detail in these lectures there arises a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision. It is as if he entered into the imagined past: standing beside Beowulf and his men shaking out their mail-shirts as they beached their ship on the coast of Denmark, listening to the rising anger of Beowulf at the taunting of Unferth, or looking up in amazement at Grendel’s terrible hand set under the roof of Heorot.
But the commentary in this book includes also much from those lectures in which, while always anchored in the text, he expressed his wider perceptions. He looks closely at the dragon that would slay Beowulf ‘snuffling in baffled rage and injured greed when he discovers the theft of the cup’; but he rebuts the notion that this is ‘a mere treasure story’, ‘just another dragon tale’. He turns to the lines that tell of the burying of the golden things long ago, and observes that it is ‘the feeling for the treasure itself, this sad history’ that raises it to another level. ‘The whole thing is sombre, tragic, sinister, curiously real. The “treasure” is not just some lucky wealth that will enable the finder to have a good time, or marry the princess. It is laden with history, leading back into the dark heathen ages beyond the memory of song, but not beyond the reach of imagination.’
Sellic Spell, a ‘marvellous tale’, is a story written by Tolkien suggesting what might have been the form and style of an Old English folk-tale of Beowulf, in which there was no association with the ‘historical legends’ of the Northern kingdoms.*
HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback.