Latest additions
Here you will find a list of all items added to the catalogue in the last 30 days. So make it a habit to see this list at least once a month and you will miss nothing!
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Deck Building game (27/7)

 

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.*

Nightmare Deck: Journey Along the Anduin

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario Journey Along the Anduin with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Nightmare Deck: Escape from Dol Guldur

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario Escape from Dol Guldur with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

The Massing at Osgiliath Adventure Pack

The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game
New set of 60 fixed cards to augment existing decks and to provide players with an entirely new scenario. A The Lord of the Rings Card Game core set and Khazad-dum expansion set are required to play. A GenCon 2011 exclusive.*
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Aragorn Premium Format - Exclusive SS7159 (26/7)

 

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.*

Galadriel Premium Format. SS7152

 

The Galadriel Premium Format figure is a stunning 1:4 scale reproduction of the character and costume, as seen in The Fellowship of the Ring. Posed to capture Galadriel's farewell; the figure is cast in high-quality, heavy-weight polystone, and dressed in an expertly-tailored scale reproduction of the costume. Each
figure is hand-painted and hand-finished, and individually hand-numbered. Limited to just 500 copies. This is number 247.*

Gollum Premium Format (domestic). SS300058

The Gollum Premium Format figure transforms into Smeagol with switch-out upper body and both Gollum and Smeagol nameplates. Capturing every details of the enslaved hobbit, each piece is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Complete with an additional display base to showcase the unused persona alongside your full figure display, the stunning and comprehensive Gollum Premium Format figure is an outstanding addition to any ´The Lord of the Rings´ collection.
This domestic (i.e. only sold in the US) was limited to 500 numbered copies. This is number 119.*

Moria Orc Premium Format. Exclusive. SS7210

 

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.*

Black Orc Scout Preimium Format. Exclusive. SS3000751

 

Joining Sideshow´s line of The Lord of the Rings Premium Format Figures is the fearsome Black Orc of Mordor, capturing the loathsome minion of Sauron in gruesome detail. Each piece is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Featuring real leather costume details, the Black Orc of Mordor is an outstanding addition to any collection, a must have for true The Lord of the Rings fans. This is the exclusive version with an extra head. Limited to just 500 numbered copies. This is number 143. Height: 20"/50 cm. Antiquarian: mint in box (even the brown box present), but some slight damage around the attachement of the ponytail to one of the heads.*

Lurtz Premium Format SS7165

 

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.*

Faelend, Children of Ilúvatar

Music from Middle-earth
Cd, 2014. Four songs, sung in Elvish and English. Style: Japanese folk.*
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John Garth, Tolkien und der Erste Weltkrieg (25/7)

Das Tor zur Mittelerde
Klett-Cotta, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated. German translation of Tolkien and the Great War. Signed by Garth on the title-page.*

The Front Gate of Erebor. Weta01284 (14/7)

 

The second collectible environment from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Weta´s legacy of finely crafted minitures from Middle-earth continues with this iconic piece from the first movie. Erebor the way it looked before Smaug smote ruin on the mountain kingdom.

The Front Gate to Erebor environment from Weta is based on the set featured in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and built by a team of the same artists and craftsmen who work on our movies, led by Senior Modelmaker David Tremont and Leonard Ellis.

Dimensions: 27 x 23 x 15 cm *

The Lord of the Rings + A Reader's Companion (8/7)

HarperCollins, 2014. The 60th Anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings in three hardbacks with jackets designed by Tolkien himself, plus Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull's A Reader's Companion with annotations to the text, together in a slipcase. Published before at the 50th anniversary with a different dustjacket for the Reader's Companion.*

Douglas Anderson a.o. (ed.), Tolkien Studies 8 (29/6)

An Annual Scholarly Review

West Virginia University Press, 2011. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Philip Irving Mitchell: “Legend and History Have Met and Fused”: The Interlocution of Anthropology, Historiography, and Incarnation in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “On Fairy-stories”
  • John M. Bowers: Tolkien’s Goldberry and The Maid of the Moor
  • Lucas Annear: Language in Tolkien’s “Bagme Bloma”
  • José Manuel Ferrández Bru: “Wingless fluttering”: Some Personal Connections in Tolkien’s Formative Years
  • John Garth: Robert Quilter Gilson, T.C.B.S.: A Brief Life in Letters
  • Janet Brennan Croft: The Hen that Laid the Eggs: Tolkien and the Officers Training Corps
  • Douglas A. Anderson: Book Reviews
  • Deidre A. Dawson: Review-Essay: The Ring Goes Ever On
  • David Bratman and Merlin DeTardo: The Year’s Work in Tolkien Studies 2008
  • Rebecca Epstein and David Bratman with Michael D.C. Drout, Merlin DeTardo, and Douglas A. Anderson: Bibliography (in English) for 2009*

Mirkwood jail key pendant (silverplated)

The Desolation of Smaug
Pendant of the dwarves' cell key in Mirkwood. Size: 2.5"/7 cm. On a 18"/45 cm chain.*

Galadriel "phial" necklace

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Gilded pendant (1.5x0.9"/4.3x2 cm) with a facetted crystal. On a 20"/50 cm chain.*

Hobbit door locket (silverplated)

The pendant has the green enamel front door of Bag-end. It opens like a locket, so you put a photo or such in it. 1x1.2"/2.5x3 cm. On a 18"/45 cm chain.*

Hobbit door locket (goldplated)

The pendant has the green enamel front door of Bag-end. It opens like a locket, so you put a photo or such in it. 1x1.2"/2.5x3 cm. On a 18"/45 cm chain.*

Shards of Narsil. United Cutlery 1296 (27/6)

Issued in 2002. This is the broken sword of king Elendil as it is lying in Rivendell (well, in the movie). The shards are mounted on a wooden wallmount. Only the hilt is loose. The wallmount is 48x12"/120 x 29 cm. A nice item from United Cutlery, for quite some time now sold out with them. This is an antiquarian copy, as new in box. Limited to 5000 copies. This is number 4313. No certificate.*

Gandalf shoulder bag

Cotton messenger bag with many pockets and an adjustable belt. 14x10x4"/35x25x10 cm.*

The Lord of the Rings 60th Anniversary Edition (21/6)

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.*

Daniel Falconer, The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Clloak & Daggers (7/6)

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.*

Beowulf - de luxe edition (5/6)

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.*

Nightmare Deck: The Dead Marshes (1/6)

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario The Dead Marshes with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Nightmare Deck: The Hills of Emyn Muil

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario The Hills of Emyn Muil with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Nightmare Deck: Return to Mirkwood

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario Return to Mirkwood with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Orcrist with leather sheeth. Sovereign Swords (29/5)

Full-size replica in stainless steel of Orcrist, Thorin Oakenshield's sword. Lenght: 40"/100 cm. With a decorated leather sheeth to carry the sword.*

Beowulf. HarC, 2014 (22/5)

A Translation and Commentary

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback.

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.*

Azog "The Hobbit" bust. Gentle Giant (21/5)

 

Few creatures strike as much terror in the hearts of their foes as Azog, the fearsome Orc Chieftain that invaded Moria, drove out the Dwarves, and claimed their ancestral home as his own. Standing over seven feet tall, this icon of evil became the stuff of legend, etching his name in Dwarven history forever.

Featuring an unprecedented level of detail, the Azog Mini Bust is truly a sight to behold. From Azog's rippling muscles, to his numerous battle scars, to the deadly spike that has replaced his severed left hand, no detail has been overlooked. This limited edition piece has been cold cast using only the highest quality polystone, then hand-painted. It comes individually numbered and includes a matching certificate of authenticity. Just 780 copies.*

Goblin King bust. Gentle Giant

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Deep beneath the Misty Mountain Tops, a great and terrifying Goblin King, called the Great Goblin in honor of both his physical and hierarchical stature, ruled with an iron fist. His clan would harass and harry any and all that suffered the misfortune of entering their territory. That is, until Gandalf smote the Great Goblin with “Beater,” an enchanted blade better known by its original Elvish name, Glamdring.

Straight from the screen to your shelf, Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you the monstrous Great Goblin Mini Bust. “Mini” bust may be a misnomer, as this piece will loom over the rest of your collection just as the Great Goblin did over his tribe, dwarfing them all in comparison. This incredible bust is digitally sculpted and cold cast using only the highest quality synthetic polystone. A limited edition collectable, each hand-painted bust comes individually numbered and includes a matching certificate of authenticity. Limited to 780 pieces. 9"/23 cm.*

The Voice of Isengard Expansion (14/5)

The Lord of the Rings: The Cardgame
Players enter the service of Saruman to confront the dangers surrounding Isengard in three new scenarios. Includes two new heroes and a variety of player cards that increase the customization options of the game.*

Nightmare Deck: Passage Through Mirkwood

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario Passage Through Mirkwood with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Nightmare Deck: Conflict at the Carrock

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario Conflict at the Carrock with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Nightmare Deck: The Hunt of Gollum

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario The Hunt for Gollum with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Nightmare Deck: A Journey to Rhosgobel

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the core set scenario A Journey to Rhosgobel with a set of 20 nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*