Smaug – King Under the Mountain | WETA Collectible

A brief look at the detailed majesty of Smaug – King Under the Mountain from WETA’s collectibles range.

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What $800 may buy you in Middle-earth products

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Given the recent outcry at the $800 price tag for the Middle-earth Limited Collector’s Edition, and inspired by TheOneRing.net’s recent Facebook post, I thought it would be fun to see what $800 may buy you in Middle-earth products.

Bear in mind that this is just a very selective list and may include other items that have been overseen. Prices are also based on approximations.

So, imagine you have $800 in your hand, or next to you and you’re ready to splurge on Middle-earth. Instead of choosing the Limited Collector’s Edition, you decide to purchase one of the following bundles … Continue reading

Character Profile: The Great Goblin

Great Goblin

Make way for the biggest goblin of them all …

When you think you’ve seen all sorts of goblins, orcs, and other foul creatures in Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle-earth, there comes a fancy chap by the name (or rather, title) of the Great Goblin.

When you read The Hobbit, this character comes across as a highly sarcastic individual; a vain leader of sorts; and, to a certain extent, a narcissist.
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Character Profile: Smaug

Smaug the Stupendous – One dragon to rule them all

I’ve already described a few times (for instance, here), the brilliant qualities of Tolkien’s most beloved (and feared) dragon. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that Peter Jackson and his team spent a long time trying to get everything just right.

Tolkien presents us with Smaug as the greatest dragon of the Third Age, a fire-breathing, winged creature capable of inflicting damage and destruction both through sheer physical strength and hypnotic-like speech.
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Pack your gear and sharpen your swords … Smaug is coming!

Smaug

Beorn, Mirkwood, Spiders, Thranduil, Dol Guldur, Lake-Town, Bard, Erebor … Smaug.

There’s simply an embarrassment of riches coming up within the next week and expectation couldn’t be higher.

Lately I’ve been concentrating on posting stuff relevant to ‘The Hobbit’ films in anticipation of the second installment’s release.
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‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’: A review

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– My very long review … (no really, very long)

Perhaps a little late to post this now, but better than never I guess! So here’s my review on the first installment of ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy, written after copious amounts of repeat viewings and the span of a few months.
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