Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Hobbit Toys Journey to Retailers This Monday, October 1st

Almost a year after Warner Bros. Consumer Productsannounced that The Bridge Direct was named co-master toy partner for the upcoming The Hobbit Trilogy, the much-anticipated product line has finally made the journey to retail shelves. Beginning on Monday October 1, fans will be able to take home the authentic collection of toys, including 3.75” figures, 6” figures, collector packs and role play accessories, that are inspired by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film in the trilogy, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).

“The Bridge Direct has done a spectacular job of capturing the richly imagined world of Middle-earth in their new toy collection,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The product line will hit retailer shelves just in time to add to the excitement around the highly anticipated release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

“Our team has been working feverishly to create a collection of products that will exceed the fans’ expectations,” said Jay Foreman, President and CEO of The Bridge.  “It is an honor to work on an epic franchise, and crafting the most authentically detailed products possible was a task we did not take lightly.”

Bringing The Hobbit to life for fans of all ages, the toy collection includes:

3.75” Scale Action Figures – Available in Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield, Grinnah the Goblin and Legolas Greenleaf, these 3.75" scale action figures contain up to 12 points of articulation and replicate the authentic facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character in painstaking detail. (For Ages 4+, SRP $7.99 each)

3.75” Scale Action Figure 2-Packs  These pairings of 3.75" scale action figures are available in four styles: Bilbo and Gollum, Balin and Dwalin, Kili and Fili, and Legolas Greenleaf and Tauriel, with both Balin and Tauriel being EXCLUSIVE to the 2-Packs at this scale in this series.  (For Ages 4+, SRP $14.99 each) 

3.75” Scale Figure Deluxe 2-Pack – Gandalf and Bolg prepare for battle with this set of 3.75" scale action figures pairing a key hero with a key villain. (For Ages 4+, SRP $17.99)   

3.75” Scale Action Figure Box Set  Join Bilbo, Thorin, Kili, Fili and Dwalin, with this special box set for the avid collector. The set includes 3-5 weapons/accessories for each figure for posing and battling action. (For Ages 4+, SRP $29.99)

3.75” Scale Beast Pack  Every good villain needs a beast to ride into battle, and this 3.75" scale action figure beast pack has them both with Fimbul the Hunter and his Warg! Featuring authentic detail, these figures are sure to become collector's items. (For Ages 4+, SRP $19.99)

3.75” Scale Figure Battle Pack  One of the biggest and baddest creatures faces off with a key hero in this 3.75" scale action figure battle pack featuring the Goblin King and Thorin Oakenshield. Each figure replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character in authentic detail. (For Ages 4+, SRP $29.99)

6” Scale Collector Figures  Available in Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield, Legolas Greenleaf and Tauriel, these 6" scale collector figures feature intricate details based on the characters. Each with up to 12 points of articulation and authentic details replicating the character’s facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories, these figures are sure to become coveted pieces of movie memorabilia. (For Ages 4+, SRP $14.99 each)        

Bilbo’s Sword, Sting  Featuring motion-activated battle sounds and a glowing light, this deluxe role-play sword will give young fans the complete character experience. (For Ages 4+, SRP $19.99) 

6” Dwarven Battle Axe  This role-play axe replicates in authentic detail the battle axe carried by Gloin the Dwarf. Now fans can re-enact key battle scenes at home. (For Ages 4+, SRP $12.99)

Several of the items are currently available for pre-sale orders at major online retailers, and the entire collection will be available in both mass and specialty retail chains nationwide come Monday, October 1.  Members of the media will be able to preview The Hobbit inspired toy line today at the annual Time to Play Holiday Showcase in New York City.

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