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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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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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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Orc Attack

Gearing up for the final installment of the Hobbit this December? Then you have to play Orc Attack online!

Play Orc Attack

Play Orc Attack

Orc Attack is a physics game in which you are fighting orcs with your bow. The game is an advertising mechanism to promote the up-coming movie – The Battle of Five Armies. You can play as Tauriel, Legolas or Bard. Obviously i chose Legolas:

Choose Your Archer

Choose Your Archer

In the game you have to kill static and moving targets; including Orcs and Wargs. Be careful – they fight back!

In Game Play

In Game Play

There is a total of 20 levels to beat. You can get accuracy and health bonuses that carry through from level to level to improve your fighting odds:

20 Levels

20 Levels

Play Orc Attack now.

The Battle of Five Armies will be in cinemas from 17th December. Who is your favorite character from the Hobbit? In the book; Fili and Kili were my faves 😎

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Merchandise Monday #13

Are you looking forward to the final installment of The Hobbit? I am! Here is my Thorin Oakenshield action figure; still in the box:

Thorin Oakenshield

Thorin Oakenshield

As you know; Thorin is currently leading his company of Dwarves to take back what is his – Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) and all the treasure therein:

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The greatest treasure to be found in the current lair of Smaug is the Arkenstone (the heart of the mountain). The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens from the 12th of December this year – see you there!

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Fan Art Friday #10

This is Galathilion; The White Tree (Sindarin) taken from JRR Tolkien’s world:

Galathilion

Galathilion

This ‘Tree of High Elves’ is represented on the Doors of Durin (the West door of Moria):

Doors of Durin

Doors of Durin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Lord of the Rings films you can see the White Tree of Gondor growing in the courtyard of Minas Tirith – this tree grew from a seedling; taken from Galithilion:

Minas Tirith Courtyard

Minas Tirith Courtyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the history of the White Tree:

Genealogy

Genealogy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wealthiest Fictional Characters

Watch out Forbes! These wealthy fictional characters have a net worth higher than the GDP of some countries! Here they are:

10. Lara Croft – $1.3 Billion

Lara Croft

Lara Croft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Walden Schmidt – $1.3 Billion

Walden Schmidt

Walden Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Mr. Burns – $1.5 Billion

Mr Burns

Mr Burns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Tywin Lannister – $1.8 Billion

Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Christian Grey – $2.5 Billion

Christian Grey

Christian Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Bruce Wayne – $9.2 Billion

Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Tony Stark – $12.4 Billion

Tony Stark

Tony Stark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Carlisle Cullen – $46 Billion

Carlisle Cullen

Carlisle Cullen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Smaug – $54 Billion

Smaug

Smaug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Scrooge McDuck – $65 Billion

Scrooge Mcduck

Scrooge Mcduck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your favorite of the wealthiest fictional characters?

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Merchandise Monday #11

Today’s merchandise Monday features my Lord of the Rings Risk. I love it when traditional games come out with custom fandom versions:

Lord of the Rings Risk

Lord of the Rings Risk

Of course the playing board is a map of Middle Earth:

Middle Earth board Map

Middle Earth board Map

The playing board map does not only demarcate areas by names, but it shows you landmark images of where everything appears in the context of the actual story. Here is an example using the Mordor region:

Demarcated Landmarks

Demarcated Landmarks

You can have 4 players. 2 players will represent the army of Mordor/Isengard etc.; and 2 players will represent the army of Gondor/Rohan:

Playing Pieces

Playing Pieces

So who wants to play with/against me? 🙂

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