Middle-earth is coming to San Diego Comic Con in a big way next weekend, not only with the Warner Brothers panel for The Hobbit, Direct Bridge's Bilbo Baggins figure, Gentle Giants new license, and now statues from Weta!
Weta will be offering two limited edition collectibles for the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy collection.
Weta will be unveiling their initial range of collectibles and prop replicas based on the upcoming films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (December 2012) and The Hobbit: There and Back Again (December 2013), productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Created by the original film artists in New Zealand and under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, these authentic collectibles will be available to order in late 2012.
In addition, Weta is excited to offer two exclusive items for sale at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Thorin Oakenshield-with Shield
The first in a range of 1:6 scale polystone statues
US $249 - Limit 2 per person
This limited edition collection will have a run of 700 pieces, 500 of which will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic Con (The remaining 200 statues will be reserved for sale inOctober at the Weta Cave in New Zealand and at Ring*Con in Germany.)
Note: There will be a separate version, without shield, available at www.wetaNZ.com in October 2012.
An Unexpected Journey
Art print by Weta Workshop Conceptual Designer Gus Hunter
100 signed (US $60) and 400 unsigned (US $50) copies available at San Diego Comic Con
Limit 2 per person.
Note: There will be additional copies available at www.wetaNZ.com in October 2012