Collection Spotlight: March 18, 2015

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:

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Collection Spotlight: March 4, 2015

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.


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Collection Spotlight: February 25, 2015

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.

Collection Wednesdays: February 18, 2015

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!

 

Collection Spotlight: January 28, 2015

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.

ISBN: 0-00-712401-5

Find it on Amazon and Abebooks.

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