The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in theaters on December 14th and we are excited. We are great fans of The Lord of the Rings and have been anxiously waiting for The Hobbit. Tolkien's masterpieces have come to life thanks to Peter Jackson, his team, and Warner Brothers. During the release of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, we would be collectors of the merchandise from Sideshow Collectibles and Weta's statues and helmets. Thanks to Toy Biz, we would also collect the action figures.
2012 brings us a new year in merchandise for The Hobbit. Weta continues to produce amazing statues, shields, and other replicas. Sideshow Collectibles will also have statues from The Hobbit later in the year and Gentle Giant will be creating amazing mini busts. Bridge Direct will be joining in on bringing Tolkien's Middle Earth to life in the action figure world and we are excited. In an earlier post right before San Diego Comic Con 2012, we would receive a Press Release from Bridge Direct, which let us know what we would expect in the Fall for The Hobbit.
Bridge Direct would actually give us a special treat at San Diego Comic Con 2012 by sharing a booth with Weta and Gentle Giant and bringing some of their line in the action figures, plus an SDCC Exclusive figure, Invisible Bilbo Baggins. The San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Invisible Bilbo Baggins from Bridge Direct is actually still available on the Gentle Giant website.
Bridge Direct will be offering a great line of toys in The Hobbit with 3.75" figures ($7.99) and 6" figures ($14.99), which will be sold everywhere.
Here are a few pictures we took of both the 3.75" and 6" figures that were on display at San Diego Comic Con.
We thank Bridge Direct for giving us a tour of their booth and figures at San Diego Comic Con and look forward to The Hobbit line to come this Fall. Stay tuned for updates on the figures as they come.