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2015 Tolkien Calendar (5/9)

HarperCollins, 2014. Square calendar.

The Official Tolkien Calendar for 2015 features 12 paintings by the artist Mary Fairburn. These paintings were championed by Tolkien for an illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings in the 1960s, and this is the the first time they have all been published.

Tying in with the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of The Lord of the Rings, this year’s Official Tolkien Calendar features the complete set of a dozen paintings by Mary Fairburn, whose correspondence with J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1960s came close to resulting in the first ever illustrated edition, until the publishers decreed that it would be too expensive.

Unseen for 50 years, Mary’s remarkable paintings are at last gathered together in this calendar, including three brand-new compositions commissioned especially for this publication. The calendar includes an insightful essay by Paul Tankard, which discussed the genesis of the paintings and Mary’s correspondence with the author.

The Official Tolkien Calendar has been an established publishing event for Tolkien fans and Hobbit collectors for the last four decades. Tying in with the diamond anniversary of The Lord of the Rings, the 2015 edition is a truly remarkable addition to the series, revealing some fascinating history about Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings.*

The Three Tirals Adventure Pack (24/8)

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 The Voice of Isengard expansion set are required to play.*

The Stone of Erech

The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game

Players must search for the Lord of Lamedon's lost son while braving the haunted Blackroot Vale. As the sun sets and midnight grows ever closer, the Dead Men of Dunharrow stir and waken... 51 cards. GenCon 2013 exclusive.*

The Battle of Lake-town

The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game

Players must protect Lake-Town from the legendary dragon Smaug. 51 cards. GenCon 2012 exclusive.*

2014 Fall Lord of the Rings Game Night Kit

Fantasy Flight Games Organized Play kit of The Lord of the Rings Cardgame for Fall 2014.

Thee kit contains:
- 3 Nightmare Decks (Flies and Spiders, The Lonely Mountain, en The Battle of Five Armies) 
- 4 deckboxes
- promotion poster
- pamflet with information on how to run a Lord of the Rings LCG tournament.*

Funko Azog

POP! Vinyl Figure in a display window box. 4"/10 cm high.*

Funko Invisible Bilbo

POP! Vinyl Figure in a display window box. 4"/10 cm high.*

The Lord of the Rings 3D Chess Set

 

The Game includes 32 figures, each is sculpted to perfection and hand painted. Chessboard is 18x18"/45 x 45 cm in size. Ships in a nicely designed gift box with window to see some of the figures.*

Roberto Arduini (ed.), Tolkien and Philosophy (13/8)

Walking Tree, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Anke Eissmann.

"Tolkien and Philosophy" is a theme that has not yet been studied with the "philological" accuracy and the textual knowledge that are required to avoid squeezing the Professor's works inside conceptual frameworks that, rather than exposing their intrinsic value, risk losing both their profound meaning and their inherent beauty. What is the relationship between Tolkien's work and Philosophy? The question, if taken seriously, is by no means trivial. For these reasons we wish this book to become, in both method and content, an essential point of reference for anyone interested in better understanding the significant elements that sometimes link, sometimes divide, the "philologist" Tolkien from proper speculative philosophy.*

Thomas Honegger (ed.), From Peterborogh to Faëry

The Poetics and Mechanics of Secondary Worlds

Walking Tree, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Anke Eissmann.

Table of contents

Introduction 
i

List of Publications by Allan Turner 
vii

Wolfram R. Keller
Geoffrey Chaucer's Mind Games:
Household Management and Aesthetics in the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women
1

Andrew 'Chunky' Liston
Burns's Bogles
25

Julian Eilmann
Romantic World Building:
J.R.R. Tolkien's Concept of Sub-creation and the Romantic Spirit
37

Tom A. Shippey
Jack Vance: Il ottimo fabbro
57

Doreen Triebel
Stories that Last:
Storytelling in Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
75

James Fanning
Thursday Next, or: Metalepsis Galore – and More
99

Thomas Honegger
From Faëry to Madness:
The Facts in the Case of Howard Phillips Lovecraft
113

Dirk Vanderbeke
The Sub-creation of Sub-London:
Neil Gaiman's and China Miéville's Urban Fantasy*

One Ring Display Box (LOTR) 12/8

Noble, 2012. NN1315. Silver coloured, stainless steel display for the One Ring (or another ring). 3.25"/7.5 cm high. It opens at the top, showing the ring inside (which can be removed). The window on the front has the ringinscription engraved in it. On the back Sauron's Eye. Includes a goldcoloured ring with the ringinscription in black on both the in and outside. In a display box.*

Funko Legolas (11/8)

POP! Vinyl Figure in a display window box. 4"/10 cm high.*

Funko Gandalf

POP! Vinyl Figure in a display window box. 4"/10 cm high.*

Funko Thorin Oakenshield

POP! Vinyl Figure in a display window box. 4"/10 cm high.*

(Shippey) Tolkien in the New Century (8/8)

Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey

McFarland, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback.

Widely considered one of the leading experts on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Thomas Alan Shippey has informed and enlightened a generation of Tolkien scholars and fans. In this collection, friends and colleagues honor Shippey with 15 essays that reflect their mentor’s research interests, methods of literary criticism and attention to Tolkien’s shorter works. In a wide-ranging consideration of Tolkien’s oeuvre, the contributors explore the influence of 19th and 20th century book illustrations on Tolkien’s work; utopia and fantasy in Tolkien’s Middle-earth; the Silmarils, the Arkenstone, and the One Ring as thematic vehicles; the pattern of decline in Middle-earth as reflected in the diminishing power of language; Tolkien’s interest in medieval genres; the heroism of secondary characters; and numerous other topics. Also included are brief memoirs by Shippey’s colleagues and friends in academia and fandom and a bibliography of Shippey’s work.*

Nori 1/6 scale (1/8)

 

Younger brother of Dori and elder sibling to Ori, Nori the Dwarf’s stake in the Quest for Erebor has as much to do with leaving trouble behind as it does with seeking adventure ahead. Of all the Dwarves in the Company of Thorin Oakenshield, he is perhaps the most accustomed to sleeping under hedges and in caves, having found himself on the wrong side of the law more than he would likely confess. An opportunist with an eye for precious metal, bright stones and fine craftsmanship, Nori has lived on the keenness of his wits and deftness of his light fingers for many a year.

Now the roguish Dwarf has joined the Quest to reclaim the lost kingdom of Erebor. In the habit of looking after his own skin, Nori stands shoulder to shoulder with his brothers and the heir to the throne of Thror, fighting staff in hand, knives at the ready, and a handful of coins stuffed down his boots.

Weta continues the legacy of producing finely crafted, highly detailed 1/6 scale collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth. The essence of each character expertly captured in every piece.

Nori the dwarf was sculpted by Scott Spencer.

Limited to 1000 copies.*

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.*

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.*