We first heard word that action figures would be coming soon from Bridge Direct for The Hobbit late last year and we were very excited. We have a great Lord of the Rings collection from Toy Biz during the releases of the trilogy. We would miss the LOTR action figures once we learned that the line would end.
Great news is that there will be a full line from Bridge Direct and we are anxiously waiting to see what they will be creating. Great news for San Diego Comic Con attendees though! We will have the opportunity to hopefully get our hands on the SDCC Exclusive Bilbo Baggins figure from Bridge Direct.
Thanks to TheOneRing.net, who received the official press release from Bridge Direct, we have pictures of this amazing exclusive!
This 6″ figure will be available at the Gentle Giant Booth #3513 and Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 for $25 all while limited to just 3,000 pieces world wide. We here at TORn are also pleased to announce that because of the awesomeness of The Bridge Direct we will be giving away not ONE but TWO of these figures. Starting today and running through the end of Comic-Con on July 15th at midnight PST. Send your entries to my email Elessar@theonering.net to get yourself in the running. Please include your name and shipping info in the email in case you are one of the lucky, random winners. As the subject of the email put: The Bridge Direct’s Hobbit Contest
The official press release after the break:
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of two films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit™. As master toy licensee for both films, The Bridge Direct will unveil a stunning collection of authentic and highly-detailed toys at retailers this October. From action figures to role play accessories, the wide-ranging toy line captures the thrill and adventure of the timeless story and will bring the fantasy to life for fans of all ages. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released beginning December 14, 2012, and the second film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again™, is slated for release beginning December 13, 2013. The two films based on The Hobbit are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
The Bridge Direct’s limited edition 6” scale figure of Bilbo Baggins will present the title character from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in his “invisible” state while wearing the Ring, which he holds in his hand. Available only at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, this intricately detailed transparent figure will be presented in a numbered collector’s edition box.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of two films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The second film will be “The Hobbit: There and Back Again.” The screenplay for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro. Jackson is also producing the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.