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Weta’s new Lord of the Rings 6″ Resin Gandalf the Grey statue.

Sculpted by Steven Saunders and created by the same artists who worked on the Lord of the Rings movies, this statue was inspired by an original painting of Gandalf the Grey by John Howe.

This is a limited edition item. Numbers have yet to be released by Weta although it is expected to be a very low run.

Features:

  • Sculpted by Steven Saunders and created by the same artists and craftspeople who work on the movies
  • Dimensions: 5.9″ x 4.3″ x 4.7″ (H x W x D)

From Weta:

Bilbo’s old friend, an ancient and powerful wizard, Gandalf was a guide to the Fellowship and mentor to Frodo in his quest to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. Deep in wisdom and foresight, Gandalf was first to discover the true nature of the ring and took it upon himself to orchestrate the forces of light against the evil advance of Sauron, the dark lord. Last seen by Frodo and his companions plummeting towards certain death from the Bridge of Khazad-Dûm, entwined in struggle with the Balrog, Gandalf’s demise seemed inevitable. But wizards are remarkably resilient…

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Says Steven Saunders:

“It’s inspired by an original painting by John Howe. I’ve always thought Gandalf the Grey was a more interesting character than Gandalf the White. Gandalf the Grey in The Fellowship of the Ring is that old man, whereas Gandalf the White is almost larger than life and really heroic. I started sculpting this piece without Gandalf’s hat on. When you put the hat on his head, he instantly becomes Gandalf. The challenge for me is to make him into Gandalf even without the hat. I discussed this with Richard Taylor and we decided to make the hat removable. I still prefer that statue without the hat.”

Get it from the Ebay vendors listed below (while it lasts): 

Weta Limited Edition LORD OF THE RINGS Gandalf the Grey Statue (Secret Compass, $69.95)

Weta Limited Edition LORD OF THE RINGS Gandalf the Grey Statue (via Comic Toyz, $69.99)

This is the now quite rare Balrog Pewter Amalgama Figure based on the Balrog as featured in Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Lord of the Rings.

Features:

  • Manufactured by NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association)
  • Wings that span a HUGE 16-inches wide
  • Limited Edition item of 400 pieces

Note that these were first advertised as a limited edition item of 100 pieces. 

Pewter Balrog’s are getting harder and harder to come by having sold out at many retailers, but a tiny few are still available via the links below:

Limited Edition LORD OF THE RINGS Balrog Pewter Amalgama 16″ Figure (Amazon)

Limited Edition LORD OF THE RINGS Balrog Pewter Amalgama 16″ Figure (Ebay)

Limited Edition DARK RIDER OF MORDOR Premium Format Figure

Lord of the Rings fans take note!

In the first quarter of 2013 Sideshow Collectibles will be releasing 500 of these amazing limited edition Dark Rider of Mordor premium format figures.

The statue depicts the dreaded Nazgul and his steed from Tolkien’s epic fantasy saga.

This is an edition exclusive to Sideshow and, as such, it comes with a bonus: a switch out hand with sword drawn!

Each piece features:

  • approximately 1:4 scale (stands at over two and half feet tall)
  • individually hand painted detail
  • a fabric costume and real leather and metal accents
  • limited to only 500 exclusive units
  • bonus switch out hand (not available anywhere else)
  • weight of 23lbs (10.43kg)

Price new is $799.99 but if you really want one and can’t afford it you can set up a monthly payment plan direct with Sideshow for $266pm.

Learn more, see more images, and/or pre-order in time for next year delivery at the link below: 

LORD OF THE RINGS Dark Rider of Mordor Premium Format Figure (Sideshow Exclusive)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS Rivendell Diorama Statue

This is Weta Worskhop’s Rivendell Diorama Statue, reproducing the Rivendell environment as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

This diorama is based on the miniature featured in The Lord of the Rings. It is built by the same artists and craftsmen who worked Peter Jackson’s epic films. The result is a stunningly detailed environment that evokes the serenity and peace of the House of Elrond.

This statue is the combined result of 14 artists and 1,200 hours of creativity and attention to detail. Every tree, every ornament, every brick was considered and produced to make up the whole.

Rivendell is by some margin the biggest of environments to feature in The Lord of the Rings.

Backstory:

Home to Elrond, Rivendell was founded in the year 1697 of the Second Age by the Elven Lord as a haven amid the growing darkness in the north of Middle-earth. Under the protection of Elrond’s Ring of Power Vilya, Rivendell was a sanctuary and meeting place for the forces of light and persisted in secrecy and security until the War of the Ring and the fall of Sauron, the enemy. There dwelt the Lady Arwen, and king in exile, Aragorn, came and went as he pleased. Bilbo Baggins called Rivendell home in his declining years, and often it hosted secret war councils and discussions among the leaders of the free peoples. The heirlooms of Middle-earth were gathered there in Elrond’s library: Narsil, the sword of Elendil that cut the Ring from Sauron’s hand, and Aiglos, the spear of Gil-Galad, among others. Imladris, the Last Homely House – the Elven settlement was known by many names, though its paths were shrouded in secrecy and enchantment. Perched among waterfalls in a hidden valley in the foothills of the Misty Mountains, Elrond’s home provided a safe haven for Thorin’s company during the quest for Erebor and Frodo’s party when they sought refuge from Sauron’s wraiths. It was at Elrond’s council in Rivendell that the Fellowship of the Ring was born and the quest to destroy the One began. Even beyond the end of the Third Age, when the Rings of Power were no more and Elrond had passed over the Sea, Rivendell remained, at least for a time, in the keeping of Elrond’s sons Elladan and Elrohir.

Dimensions: 7.9″ x 18.1″ x 12.2″ (H x W x D) (20 cm x 46 cm x 31 cm)

Weight: 23 pounds

This awesome collectible is priced at $399.95, and can be purchased at the link below (where you can also view more images):

THE LORD OF THE RINGS Rivendell Diorama Statue (via Ebay)

LORD OF THE RINGS Gollum 1/4 Scale Poseable Figure (NECA)

This new deluxe and limited edition 1/4 Scale Poseable Gollum from The Lord of the Rings is a pretty damn awesome poseable figure release by Neca Toys.

Take a look at the incredible detail:

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Comes with 25 points of articulation, amazing skin detail (including liver spots on skin, scrappy hair, wrinkles, rotting teeth) that you can see in the image above.

Stands approximately 10″ tall and is easily the most accurate poseable version of Gollum ever released. 

I’ve seen some vendors selling these for $200, which you might think isn’t too bad, until you realize some vendors have it for $44.99, and legitimately so. If you want it for that price, the link you need is below. But hurry, because once these sell out – and they will – those $200 price tags will become the norm, I’m sure.

LORD OF THE RINGS Gollum 1/4 Scale Poseable Figure (Ebay)