Merchandise Monday #55

A party of Dwarves stopped by in the garden on their way to the Lonely Mountain. My mom used to have mini garden gnomes and plastic frogs in and around the garden, but I think time and the elements got to them. I think my strong Dwarves will fare better:

Dwarves in the Garden

Dwarves in the Garden

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Dwarves on their way to the Lonely Mountain

Dwarves on their way to the Lonely Mountain

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Thorin in the Garden

Thorin in the Garden

Who are your favourite Dwarves from the Hobbit? Gollum is not a dwarf 😛 I liked Fili and Kili in the books ❤

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Fabgift

I came across the coolest shop – by accident! They sell handmade fandom jewellery!

Marvel Keychain

Marvel Keychain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iron Man Hand Keychain

Iron Man Hand Keychain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thors Hammer Type 1

Thors Hammer Type 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batman Keychain

Batman Keychain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harry Potter Wand Keychain

Harry Potter Wand Keychain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thors Hammer Type 2

Thors Hammer Type 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want a version of Thor’s hammer. But they also have a lot of Lord of the Rings jewellery. Go and check out Fabgift and tell me which item you are keen to get?

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Merchandise Monday #51

I see you, you cannot hide!

Aww, but who would want to hide from this cutie! It’s a Sauron Vinyl Pop figure ❤

Tempting Sauron with the One Ring

Tempting Sauron with the One Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I plan on collecting most of the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars Vinyl Pops – they are so cute. Also, they are wonderful to display, because unlike most action figures, there’s little chance that these guys will fall over with their nugget-y proportions.

Sauron Vinyl Pop

Sauron Vinyl Pop

I’m keeping his packaging, but I am taking him out of the box. I think i’m going to leave him on my desk, as a sentry to ward off any bugs in my room – evil overlord of Dr Slater’s desk 😎 !

Sauron Vinyl Pop in Mordor

Sauron Vinyl Pop in Mordor

Please share your Vinyl Pop figures collection with us!

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Fandom Cakes

I love cake in general,  but i’m sure it’d taste better if it were styled toward a fandom of sorts. Here are some cakes in celebration of our favourite fandoms:

Lego Cake

Lego Cake

Lego Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Cake

Star Wars Cake

Star Wars Cake

Lord of the Rings Cake

Lord of the Rings Cake

Lord of the Rings Cake

Alien Cake

Alien Cake

Alien Cake

Pokemon Cake

Pokemon Cake

Pokemon Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacman Cake

Pacman Cake

Pacman Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you eat these cakes or keep them as works of art?

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Elvish Weapons

When faced with the choice of what weapon you’d like to posses; I’m sure most would go for whichever weapon represents the best technology for that particular world.

Legolas Weapons

Legolas Weapons

However, I think the style of the weapon is just as important (I want my weapon to be a unique work of art). Elvish weapons are both decorative and functional – what more could you hope for in Middle Earth:

Tauriel Weapons

Tauriel Weapons

Which of the above pictured Elvish weapons would be your first pick? Look at the crazy backward barb styles on Tauriel’s arrow tips!

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Merchandise Monday #34

It’s Freedom Day here in South Africa; lets celebrate with some Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit merchandise!

Legolas Action Figure

Legolas Action Figure

Everybody loves Legolas right? I have 2 Legolas action figures. This is the more recent (less detailed) one from The Hobbit.

Legolas Back of Box

Legolas Back of Box

The other action figure of Legolas i got about 11 years ago; and he’s not in the box. It’s the Helms Deep version of his character. I’ll blog about it on a future Monday. What is your favorite Legolas quote or scene? Lets not all choose the killing of the Mumakil… 😎

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Merchandise Monday #27

Here is another Hobbit action figure: Fimbul the Hunter and Warg:

Fimbul and Warg

Fimbul and Warg

Check at the mark down/bargain i got on this one^ boom! 😎

Back of Box

Back of Box

 

Was anyone else a bit disappointed with the Hobbit movies? I didn’t get that same sexy feeling that i had during the Pelennor Fields scene whilst watching the final battle in the Hobbit.

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Killing Behemoths

It isn’t easy going up against an opponent many times your size, but you must be brave in the face of such adverse odds. This is how to kill behemoths properly:

1. Legolas vs. Mumakil:

Mûmakil resemble elephants, except that they are larger and have six tusks instead of two. Two are on the bottom jaw, two larger tusks are where an elephant’s would be, and there were two smaller tusks above those. They were often used in battle by the Haradrim. Legolas killed one at the battle of the Pelennor Fields (with 2 arrows); in like 30 seconds:

Legolas vs Mumakil

Legolas vs Mumakil

2. Luke Skywalker vs. AT AT:

AT ATs traverse the landscape on mechanical legs. They are used by the Old Republic and the Galactic Empire for ground assault or transport. Luke Skywalker blew one up with a grenade at the Battle of Hoth:

Luke Skywalker vs AT AT

Luke Skywalker vs AT AT

3. Rico vs. Plasma Bug:

The Plasma Bugs serve as the Bug artillery. They have the ability to fire huge, volatile globs of plasma from the rear of their abdomens at airborne or distant targets. Rico kills one with a grenade on Planet P:

Rico vs Plasma Bug

Rico vs Plasma Bug

Who killed their Behemoth opponent best? Yes; Legolas i say 😎

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Nerd Knights!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did you guys get? I will be showing you what my brother and i received during the next few ‘merchandise Mondays’ to come:

Christmas on Tatooine

Christmas on Tatooine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful day of happiness, love and laughter with your families!

Love – Dr Slater.

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Merchandise Monday #19

This merchandise Monday is celebrating some Summer heat with the Balrog – Demon of Shadow and Flame Statue:

Balrog

Balrog

Rivalling Erebor in its prime, the great Dwarf city of Dwarrowdelf was a celebration of the wealth and power of Durin’s folk. But, as it would come to be understood in aftertimes, the Longbeards delved too greedily and too deep…

Balrog Back

Balrog Back

Far beneath the ground, tunneling for Mithril in sunless black rock, the Dwarves disturbed something that had remained safely entombed since ages past, a being of unfathomable terror, relic of a time of gods and giants, a creature of which like should never walked again in Middle-earth and for whom there were few equals remaining in the world, a Balrog of Morgoth. A demon composed of shadow and flame, the Balrog could be harmed by no blade or device of Dwarf design. By the hundreds, Durin’s people and the Dwarf King himself fell before the beast, after named Durin’s Bane.

As you know; our boy Gandalf took the Belrog down. Who is your favorite evil creature/person from Middle Earth? I like Carcharoth 😎

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