Tolkien Collection Haul: April-June 2016

I almost forgot to do this post! For some reason I thought April-July was three months, can’t tell you why I had that brain fart. The past few months have been very good to my collection, especially the book portion of it! Like I said in an earlier haul post, one day I’ll figure out how to nicely display everything but today is still not that day. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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New Zealand Haul!

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Forever upset that my tour with Red Carpet Tours is over, luckily I bought lots of souvenirs to help me remember it. Looking back I wish I bought more stuff, especially books! I have no idea how I managed to stop myself from buying more copies of LOTR and The Hobbit.


First group of items I bought were from the Hobbiton movie site store. The fact that I managed to spend only about $60 USD is a miracle. This was only the second day of the tour so I knew I had to pace myself, if I didn’t I would have easily spent all of my NZ budget. Kicking myself that I didn’t buy that two-volume edition of The Hobbit, that store was the only place I’ve seen it! Next time — that’s what I keep telling myself. So this is what I bought:

  • The Hobbit cap – I never wear hats, but I bought this so I wouldn’t a get sunburn on my face. I gave it to my dad when I got home.
  • Green Dragon mug – Every mug was different, the colors were never in the same exact spot which I loved.
  • Green Dragon shirt – The back has some lyrics from the song.
  • Hobbiton postcard – I should have bought more!
  • Hobbiton Movie Set pen
  • Hobbiton Movie Set bottle opener – I don’t drink often so I don’t see myself using this any time soon but it’s so pretty! Obviously I needed it.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set magnet – I love that it’s made from wood.

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Tolkien Collection Haul: July-September 2015

July, August and September were pretty good to my Tolkien Collection! Got a nice mix of items, from books to a Gollum hat.


Here’s my first batch of books. Bought that copy of The Tolkien Companion by J.E.A. Taylor at a book sale over the summer, I want to say it was $2? Too bad there dust jacket is missing. I had a difficult time finding the ISBN, but inside it says PR6039.032Z49 1976 828′.9’1209 76-5203. I guess that’s it?

I bought the grey copy of The Lord of the Rings (ISBN 978-0-544-27344-3) at Strand for $9 which was like winning the lottery because the original list price is $30 (NYC book shops usually aren’t that cheap).

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Middle-earth News’ #TolkienCollection Challenge

Back in April I posted an article on Middle-earth News about our Tolkien Collection Photo Challenge.

I created the challenge because I wanted to give people an incentive to post more of their collections. It doesn’t matter what you own or how much you own, it’s all about Tolkien love! I would always silently complain over the lack of posts for that hashtag because I wanted to see some pretty photos of books and movie merch! But since the challenge went live people have been using the tag a lot! I finished it a while ago, you can find the photos on my Instagram or you can just keep scrolling down because I put them here too.

Tolkien Collection Haul: January-March 2015

At the beginning of this year I decided to do Tolkien haul posts every three months and the first one was for October-December 2014. Well, it’s been about three months so it’s finally time for another haul post! I surprisingly have a lot of stuff to show you guys, I didn’t expect this. Here’s a photo of everything:

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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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Birthday Wishlist 2015

Today I realized that my birthday is actually not that far away – my birthday is on April 30. As many people do, I started to think about what gifts I would like to receive (they’re all Tolkien-related, no one is surprised). Obviously I don’t expect to get everything listed here, but it’s nice to daydream, right?

The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films by Doug Adams

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