How the hell is it October already?? It feels like I did my last collection haul last week. Anyway, let’s just get straight into the post.
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)_/¯
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.
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).
I actually got that copy of The Silmarillion First American Edition at a free book exchange! I love free books and I really love free Tolkien books. I already had a copy but this one is in MUCH better condition. Continue reading
My collection grew quite a bit over the last three months, much more than I expected. Let’s get into it!
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:
As stated in my last post, one of my goals for 2015 is to do a Tolkien haul post every three months and what better way to start than the beginning of the new year?! There are some items that I have added to my collection within that last few months but because I’m lazy and don’t feel like taking them out to take photos, they won’t be shown in this post.
I’ll start with figures first. I didn’t realize I added so many to my collection within the last three months, but it’s mostly because of New York Comic Con.
The list will be from left to right:
- Strider figure
- The Balrog – Flame of Udun Polystone Statue by Sideshow Collectibles
- Prologue Bilbo
- Sauron Funko Pop
- Pippin and Ugluk
- Frodo and Sam with Lothlorien boat
- Arwen, Frodo and Asfaloth
- Orc and warg battle scale figures
- Rohan battle scale figure
- Frodo doll
- Arwen doll
- Aragorn doll
- Frodo Funko plushie
- Invisible Bilbo, Gollum and Frodo