I completely dropped the ball on this series last week, sorry about that! But I am back on track and this week will be talking about something I am reaaaaallllyyyy excited about, this boxed set of The Lord of the Rings:
I spent way too much money at NYCC last year and I spend most of it at the Weta booth because of obvious reasons. One of the items I purchased was the Mirkwood Gaol Key that you can see in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I don’t own the key to Erebor, I was going to get that but I just really really love the design of the Mirkwood key. You can find it on Weta’s site here.
One of my most favorite items in my collection is this Balrog statue from Sideshow Collectibles! I got it at New York Comic Con last year for $40 and I still have a hard time believing I only paid that much money. I’m slightly convinced there must be a small defect somewhere because when I looked it up online everyone seems to be selling it for at least $100. I remember the same booth/vendor had a bunch of other awesome LOTR statues including this Galadriel one for $50.
I didn’t understand how these people could sell these items for such a great deal. But when I went back to the booth on the last day I noticed they brought out some statues that were expensive. I saw an Aragorn one and thought “hells yeah I’m gonna get myself THAT” because I thought it would be around the same price that I saw the first day. Nope. Turned out it cost $300, so I very slowly and awkwardly backed out because that is too much for me haha.
I hope I get the chance to go to NYCC again this year, because I have the most luck there when it comes to LOTR figures and statues!
Oh and sorry for how dusty it is. My collection is covered with a thin and gross layer of dust, I should really remedy that.
This week I wanted to feature this cassette set of the BBC recording of The Lord of the Rings from the 80s. I think the coolest thing about this version is the fact that Ian Holm voices fro Frodo. 🙂
My dad got this for me a couple years ago from Amazon or Ebay, not sure which. I don’t think it cost him that much, if you look these up they’re usually less than $20 USD. Though I no longer listen to cassettes, I still enjoy having this in my collection. I absolutely LOVE the lettering on the pamphlet and the map that is included.
There are a total of 13 cassettes and they all feature the same artwork, the one that’s featured on the top of the box. I believe the art is by The Brothers Hildebrandt. The box looks a little old but overall everything is in great shape!
To be honest I don’t quite know what to call this item. My dad found it at a flea market a few years ago for I think $1. It’s a small metal box filled with a bunch of tiny cards with images from the film.
As promised in my previous post, each Wednesday I will
try to post about an item from my Tolkien Collection. It’s just something I thought would be interesting for you guys as well as me. So this week I wanted to talk about this 7-Volume Boxed set of The Lord of the Rings.