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 Return of the King t-shirt (16/5)

Blue t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front an open book with the Ring on top, and above that Aragorn leading his army in front of Barad-dûr and Mount Doom.*

Daniel Flaconer, map of Hobbiton (9/5)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Weta art print of the map of Hobbiton, drawn by Daniel Falconer. 23x14"/59x35 cm.*

Grant Hudson, The Hobbit Project Student Workbook (20/4)

Clarendon House, 2012. 1st edition. Spiral bound.

The Hobbit Project is a structured course for 11-14 year olds. The best-selling children’s classic by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, is explored in terms of theme, character development and use of language. It is ideally suited for use in English lessons with whole class groups or with individual students and meets the requirements for Key Stage Three study as outlined by Cambridge University.*

My Precious t-shirt (19/4)

Blue t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front Gollum on his island, with the ringinscription around.*

Solomon Schmidt, History Bites: Tolkien

2018. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Signed and inscribed by the author.

J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites is 75 full color pages and the third book in the History Bites series. You will be inspired as you learn about the life and works of one of the 20th century’s most beloved authors, J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit). To enhance comprehension, it also includes vocabulary, fun facts, and review questions, along with a glossary at the end of the book. This is a wonderful resource for any level Reading and Literature program and a must have for any fan of Middle-earth!"*

Pauline Baynes, A Map of Middle-earth poster (14/4)

This is a rare poster, published by George Allen & Unwin in 1970. This is the first edition. The map of Middle-earth is designed by Tolkien, but redrawn and illustrated by Pauline Baynes. 23x32"/57x81 cm. Antiquarian: very good condition (map is trimmed at the bottom, missing about 2 cm/0.8 inch. Some wrinkling at the edges. The colours are bright).*

Tolkien statue (12/4)

Made in 2015, this resin statue of Tolkien is 14"/31 cm high and is limited to 50 numbered copies. Sculpted by the Italian artist Raffaele Pentasuglia. With a certificate of authenticity. Bronze-like finish (darker than the pictures suggest).*

Claudio Testi, Pagan Saints in Middle-earth

2018. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Ivan Calvini.

Is Tolkien's work Christian or pagan? This question has intrigued readers and scholars ever since The Lord of the Rings has been published. Even today this important problem has not been given the full critical attention it deserves, and the present volume is an attempt to provide an answer.

The volume contains a comprehensive bibliography on the subject, detailed indices, a foreword by Verlyn Flieger, and an afterword by Tom Shippey. *

Pauline Baynes, There and Back Again poster

A Map of Bilbo's Journey through Eriador and Rhovanion

This is a rare poster, published by George Allen & Unwin in 1971. This is the first printing from that year. The map of Middle-earth is designed by Tolkien, but redrawn and illustrated by Pauline Baynes. 32x23"/81x57 cm. Antiquarian: very good condition (the poster is as bright as the day it was printed, with very small paper loss on the top right corner and two very small tears in the edge).*

Pair of One Ring sneakers

Dunlop sneakers, both painted by hand of the One Ring with the inscription in Tengwar. Size: 42 (Europe), 8 (UK), 9 (USA).*

The Fellowship of the Ring complete set (11/4)

Complete set of all 365 cards of the Decipher Collectible Card Game. All new, unplayed cards.*

Complete set The Mines of Moria

All 122 cards from this expansion set. New and unplayed.*

Complete set Realms of the Elf-Lords

All 122 cards of this second expansion set. New and unplayed.*

The Two Towers complete set

Complete set of all 365 cards of the Decipher Collectible Card Game. All new, unplayed cards.*

Complete set Battle of Helms Deep

All 122 cards of this first expansion set of The Two Towers. New and unplayed.*

Complete set Ents of Fangorn

All 128 cards of this second expansion set of The Two Towers. New and unplayed.*

Complete set Shadows

All 122 cards (including two foils) of this third expansion set of The Return of the King. New and unplayed.*

Cartoon Fellowship t-shirt (4/4)

Blue t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front the Fellowship (and Arwen) as cartoons.*

Ringwraith of Forod 1/6 scale (3/4)

In darkness and under spells of concealment, cruel things have gathered in the ruins of Dol Guldur. Piercing the oppressive gloom, a pale light made its way through mirk and thorns: the Lady Galadriel, radiant and pure, shadows flickering and fleeing before her.

Yet her passage through this lair of the enemy would not go unchallenged. Summoned from their barred tombs, the Nine rose to surround the lone Elf: undead Ringwraiths, greatest servants of the Dark Lord Sauron. No mere mortal thralls, the Nazgul were spirit beings, bound to their Master by the Rings of Power they bore, gifts to them in an age long past, when they were living men. From all corners of Middle-earth they had come, flocking to their Lord on the promises of power, knowledge and riches: from Forod, the north; Harad, the south; from the east; and from the west. Eagerly they had accepted the Rings proffered them by Sauron, flattered and hungry, and in return they surrendered their eternal souls to the Deceiver. Their bodies long since spent, they gathered in Dol Guldur as grim echoes of their former selves, yet more potent for the irresistible might of their master flowing through them. Wielding terror and despair like the savage blades gripped in their mailed hands, they closed upon the White Lady like the folding wings of a great, black bird.

In an edition of just 500, The Ringwraith of Forod is Weta Workshop's latest 1:6 scale statue from Dol Guldur; sculpted in monstrous detail by artist Gary Hunt.

Product size: 50 x 36 x 22 cm*

Gandalf on Gwaihir Miniature

 

Weta 2583, 2018. Height: 6"/20 cm.*

Immortal beings many times the size of ordinary birds of prey, the Great Eagles of the Misty Mountains flew so high that the only the sharp eyes of Elves could discern them in the blue.

Invisible and untouchable, their mastery of the sky was unrivalled till Saurons Ringwraiths took to the air upon the backs of fell winged beasts during the War of the Ring. Even the Dragons of old could not match their aerial prowess, and so keen was their sight that they marked even the stirring of a mouse upon the mountainside. Orcs tread openly on the slopes at their peril, and Wargs kept to the deep forests where trees shielded their passing.

In the days of the Third Age the mightiest of the Eagles was Gwaihir the Windlord. Friend to Gandalf the Grey, he bore the Wizard upon his back and more than once flew to his aid when great need called.

Hobbithole: 5 Hill Lane

 

Weta 2512, 2019. Scattered among the grassy hills of Hobbiton like a purse full of lost coins, the bright round doors of many dozen hobbit-holes shine in bright, summery hues, each home to a Hobbit or family of the little people.

As diverse as the rosy-cheeked hobbits themselves, every smial, as hobbit-holes are known, reflects the unique personality of its inhabitant and nestles into the hillside amid a sea of lush greenery. While Bag End boasts many rooms, most hobbit homes are less sprawling. Halfway down the Hill from Bilbo's grand dwelling. Hill Lane addresses, like Number 5, are among the smallest smials in Hobbiton, though no less colorful.

5 Hill Lane is an Open Edition piece. Please note: images are of a pre-production prototype. Each piece is painted by hand and slight variations will occur. Includes seperate signpost.

Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 5 cm*

Rivendell Guard Helm. Weta2588

Though his home was a sanctuary dedicated to the dream of peace and the sharing of knowledge, Lord Elrond nevertheless garrisoned the Elf haven of Rivendell with keen warriors. Many were the enemies of the free folk of Middle-earth.

Built into a hidden valley and warded with Elvish magic, Rivendell sat nonetheless upon the doorstep of the Misty Mountains, near Troll-infested wilderness and beneath the shadow on Angmar in the north.

Immortal beings, Elves had countless years to devote to the mastery of lore, craft, or swordplay. Though Elrond's men at arms stood like serene sentinels at the entrances to the Last Homely House, they were swift-limbed and deadly soldiers, sometimes ranging the borders of the realm with their lord on horseback.

Long cloaks and shining armour they had, with tall, crested helms fashioned after those worn by the Elven King Gil-galad's army of the Second Age. Delicate floral patterns wove themselves around the bowl of the helm and up to meet on the bladed crest, while upon the nose guard they bore the sigil of Lord Elrond, a dome of stars.

Each 1:4 scale Helm is made from polystone and comes in an edition of just 750.

Product Size: 6 x 11 x 17 cm*

The Prancing Pony Bottle Opener (18/3)

Metal bottle opener with the sign of The Prancing Pony. 1.5x5"/4x16 cm. Gift wrapped.*

Boromir. Sideshow/Asmus. 1/6 scale

With authentic costumes and weapons. 12"/30 cm high.*

Isildur 1/6 scale (13/3)

 

Weta 2117. Although his screen time was comparatively brief, Isildur was nevertheless a pivotal character in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and embodied some of Weta Workshop's finest costume and weapon work.

With intricate inlays of brass and elvish writing, Narsil (which ultimately became Andúril) was one such example. As the blade was to be shattered by the foot of Sauron during the prologue, the sequence required a collection of breakaway swords. These swords, cut into the same exacting seven individual shards, were glued together and broken again and again to capture the moment.

Distilling this complex scene into collectible form, was senior sculptor Daniel Cockersell - no stranger to Middle-earth, having formed part of Weta Workshop's physical sculpting team on The Hobbit. Isildur stands complete in 1:6 scale: gazing at the One Ring, broken hilt of Narsil still clutched in one hand.

Product size: 29 x 34 x 19 cm

Limited to 750 pieces.*

Ringwraith Khamul helm. Weta2586

2018. Limited to 750 numbered copies. Height: 10"/25 cm. With a brochure on the making of the helmet.*

The Lord of the Rings in slipcase. A&U, 1960 (25/2)

 The Fellowship of the Ring - 8th impression; The Two Towers - 7th impression; and The Return of the King - 6th impression, all from 1960. Each volume is in an unclipped dust jacket, and the three volumes are held in a (scarce) slipcase. The condition of the books is as follows: The Fellowship of the Ring - red cloth boards with gilt titling to spine, and red upper page edges; a few minor marks to rear board; page fore-edges and lower edges have a small amount of staining; the text block is clean and tight; the spine of the dust jacket is tanned, and there are a few small stains to the front and rear of the dust jacket; the front flap incorrectly states the book to be the "Ninth Impression"; the fold-out map is present at the rear of the book; The Two Towers - red cloth boards with gilt titling to spine, and red upper page edges; one minor mark to each of the front and rear boards; page fore-edges and lower edges have a small amount of staining; there is a tanned strip to each of the front and the rear endpapers; the text block is clean and tight; the spine of the dust jacket is tanned, and there are a few small stains to the front and rear of the dust jacket; the fold-out map is present at the rear of the book; The Return of the King - red cloth boards with gilt titling to spine, and red upper page edges; dark stain to about half of the front spine margin; page fore-edges and lower edges have a small amount of staining; there is a tanned strip to each of the front and the rear endpapers; the text block is clean and tight; the spine of the dust jacket is tanned, and there are a few small stains to the front and rear of the dust jacket; the fold-out map is present at the rear of the book. The slipcase has some general wear, with rubbing of the corners, and tanned title sheet, but is generally good*

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings set. 2013 (11/2)

HarperCollins, 2013. 2nd edition. Four hardbacks (no dustjacket issued) in a slipcase. Antiquarian: very good condition (slipcase spotted and has a small dent in the top-left corner, effecting also the cover of The Return of the King)*

Howard Shore, The Complete Recordings of The Return of the King (9/4)

Reprise, 2007. Four cd set of the complete soundtrack of the thirdt movie. Includes an colourfull booklet on the writing of the score and an extra dvd on which has the complete score as well. In a booklike box. Antiquarian: fine condition (box has a small split at the bottom)*

The Lord of the Rings "Characters" Shot Glasses (2/2)

Set of four shot glasses in a decorated box. On the glasses Gandalf, Frodo, Legolas and Aragorn. On the reverse the movie logo.*

Locations in Middle-earth t-shirt (25/1)

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front various places in Middle-earth, from Mount Doom on the top, via places like Minas Morgul, Minas Tirith, Edoras, Orthanc to Bag-End.*

Speak Friend and Enter t-shirt

Glows in the dark!

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front Gandalf in front of the gate of Moria. Glows in the dark.*

Fell Beast bust. Weta1917 (23/1)

 

During the War of the Ring, Sauron's Ringwraiths took to the air to scour Middle-earth for the bearer of the One. Borne upon ancient, nameless beasts, fell and terrible, the Nazgûl ranged far and freely, their cries rending the air and striking fear into the hearts of men.

When battle came, the Wraiths drove their bat-winged mounts into their enemies' ranks, crushing armour and shattering lines. Soldiers they plucked from battlements, hurling them to their deaths, and horse and rider alike they fed to their beasts upon the blood-soaked field of battle.

The Fell Beast Bust can either stand on a flat surface or hang on the wall. Just loosen the bolt, turn its head 180 degrees on its base and fasten the bolt again.

The Fell Beast comes with a removable helm.

Edition size: 750

Dimensions: 50 x 46 x 30,5 cm*

Torturer of Dol Guldur 1/6 scale

 

Weta 2119. Imprisoned by the Necromancer, Gandalf the Grey finds himself at the mercy of the savage Torturer of Dol Guldur. Exhausted and brutalised, the Wizard is dragged from his gibbet by the huge Orc, who makes ready to cut the Elven Ring Narya from his hand.

Unusually tall and straight-backed for an Orc, the Torturer has long served the Dark Lord through his servant Azog, leader of the great Orcs of Gundabad. The Torturer fought in Azog's campaign against the Dwarves and partook in the conquering of Moria, where he received a grievous wound.

In an edition of just 500, The Torturer of Dol Guldur is Weta Workshop's latest 1:6 scale statue from Dol Guldur; sculpted in monstrous detail by artist Sam Gao.

Product size: 36 x 36 x 30 cm*

Gondor King Royal Guard helm.

Weta 2585. 2018. 7"/18 cm high.

A dedicated guard would be formed from ranks of Minas Tirith's finest, cloaked in the king's black with embroidered silver stars, white tree and golden crown. Upon their heads they would wear tall helms of silver, with raven feathers framing their cheeks.

Helmets for the King's Guard were designed and made for The Return of the King at Weta Workshop, but ultimately didn't make it into the final cut of the film. It could be assumed that these striking specialized variants of the Minas Tirith Court of the Fountain Guards might nonetheless stand vigil somewhere just out of frame.

Each 1:4 scale Helm is made from polystone and comes in an edition of just 750.*

Uruk-hai Swordsman helm

Weta 2584. 2018. Height: 7"/18 cm.

Hoping to strike a decisive blow, SAruman the White, falles Wizard and pawn of the Dark Lord, sent his army of Uruk.hai to make war upon the people of Rohan. Rank upon rank of specialized troops marched across the plains of the Westfold beneath heavy helms of black iron, each adorned with a crest shaped according to their function.

The Wizard's forces laid siege to King Theoden's refugees and meagre army at the fortress of Helm's Deep. With sword, tooth and claw the attackers tore at the stone walls, till by sorcery and sheer force of numbers the defences were breached. Blood-crazed Uruk-hai surged through the gap, overwhelming the Deep's defenders. Uruk swordsmen wearing blade-cheeked helms and bearing long, straight-edged swords hewed their was through Elves and Rohirrim. Cutaway beneath the nose, the brutes' helms left the swordsmen's mouths free to bite out the throats of their enemies.

Each 1:4 scale Helm is made from polystone and comes in an edition of just 750.*

Great Personalities First Day Cover (17/1)

First Day Cover, featuring all 5 stamps, cancelled on the day of release, Dec 31, 2017. Limited to 400 copies.*

Great Personalities Mini Sheet

All five stamps from the Kyrgyz Express Post.*

Great Personalities Tolkien mini-sheet

Sheet with four copies of the Tolkien stamp from the Kyrgyz Express Post.*

Great Personalities Maxi Card Tolkien

Postcard with a portrait of Tolkien, with the Tolkien stamp affixed at the bottom, cancelled on the day of release (Dec 31, 2017). On the back a nice drawing of the Black Riders charging through the Ring. Designed by Vladimir Melnic. Limited to 300 pieces.*