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October 07, 2001 - October 15, 2001

Monday, October 15, 2001

Buy The MOVIE 'One Ring' - Xoanon @ 19:30 PST
From: http://theonering-shop.com

Welcome to the home of the officially licensed "The ONE Ring" from Peter Jacksons brilliant adaption of "The Lord of the Rings"-trilogy! We are proud to be the only store on the worldwide internet, which makes this precious and valuable piece of jewelery and of course, film history, available for you, the true fans. [More]

Sunday, October 14, 2001

Easton Press Editions of LOTR - Xoanon @ 13:18 PST

From: sindarin

Easton Press offers leather bound copies of many types of books, from Tolkien to Plato, the Books of Moses, the collected writings of Thomas Jefferson and the Oxford references. All their books are leather bound, Smyth-sewn pages of acid neutral paper, moire fabric endsheets, "hubbed" spines, and page ends. The leather bindings are inlaid with 22kt gold on the spines. Needless to say the books are not inexpensive, but they are designed to last a very long time and will certainly add a touch of elegance to any library. The Tolkien books are sold in a set of five and are $53 US per book. The size of the books is 6" x 9", which is the size of the first edition printing of the Silmarillion.

Pre-Order LOTR:FOTR Score, Both Of Them - Xoanon @ 13:05 PST
A few of you have written in asking me what the difference is between the 'Standard' and 'Limited Edition' versions of the new score, well one is made of pure gold! ok maybe not...

I will be looking into it and getting you the details this week, but for now check out the two links and pre-order yours today!


Limited edition

Friday, October 12, 2001

WH Smiths Update - Xoanon @ 20:36 PST
From: Gothmog and Wife

The tie-in products for WH Smiths are coming in-store between now and early November. A member of staff kindly showed us the store guide to up coming products due in before Xmas. They look marvellous! As for the mo' they have various versions of the books and the John Howe illustrated board game, an alternate version of the movies 16 month calendar and the famed BBC radio play in 13 parts on CD. Games workshop now have an in-store flyer for their product range due out on the 3rd and 4th of November. They'll also be having an in-store 'Bilbo's Birthday' weekend to celebrate/promote the range of goods, with demonstrations of the battle game throughout.

Thursday, October 11, 2001

United Cutlery Images - Xoanon @ 19:19 PST
This is the one showing the design traced on the blade as well as the plaque UC movie swords usually come with. I haven't seen this one at UC website so it's probably a pre-release info that went directly to the distributor, knifecenter.com in particular [More]

BTW the same site contains images of completely generic fantasy LOTR sword [Here]

And a series of not even fantasy generic folding knives called Strider [Here]

Alas, totally menacing Hobbit Warrior knife is no longer sold - just like the Strider knife it had nothing to do with the book or the movie but was quite cool in its own right.

Weekly Ebay Items - Xoanon @ 11:26 PST
Each week, I scour Ebay looking for the hot Tolkien items up for sale. I post the most interesting here for you to bid on. You can click on any item you wish, it does not mean you are bidding for the item. Have fun and keep checking back here every week! See something I've missed on another auction site? Drop me a line!

TheOneRing.net makes no money from these items.


Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, rare 1st edition

Tolkien: Lord of the Rings Deluxe 1st Edition


Tolkien:Lord of the Rings 1st Edition

The Lord of the Rings on CD unabridged


Lord of the Rings Chess Set & Celtic Board

1979 Lord of the Rings RingWraith figure WOW!

Lord of the Rings ALL FIVE RINGS OF POWER Set

LORD of the RINGS 12.5" GANDALF Wizard Statue

LORD OF THE RINGS. 2nd Edition. Djs


J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings - NEU!


Amazon Newsletter - Xoanon @ 09:21 PST
From: Jackie M

This was in my 'amazon delivers science fiction and fantasy' newsletter this

Classics and Treasures: J.R.R. Tolkien

I know where I'll be this Christmas Day--in line to see Fellowship of the Ring. Whether or not Peter Jackson can pull off a movie version of Tolkien's beloved tale has yet to be determined, but there's no question that The Lord of the Rings is enjoying an unprecedented resurgence in popularity. In fact, J.R.R. Tolkien is commonly being referred to these days as "Author of the Century." Here are some Tolkien goodies you might not have seen before. You can find more in our Tolkien Store

* The Hobbit (Peter Sis cover)

* The Silmarillion

* Farmer Giles of Ham

* Roverandom

* Poems from The Hobbit

* Letters from Father Christmas

WH Smith Goes LOTR - Xoanon @ 09:07 PST
From: Gothmog and Wife

UK store W.H.Smith have pre Christmas store catalogue/brochure with a full page devoted to LOTR tie-ins. Amongst the goodies shown are a chess set, 'making of' books the novels in various formats Games Workshop miniatures and the board/battle games. A web site is given at the foot of the page but alas, no such goodies could be found on my visit. Perhaps they are up and coming nearer Christmas time. The brochure is free to pick up in any of their stores. Also the Games Workshop website has pics (and info) of their up and coming range of figures/games-looks like some very nice stuff. The addresses are:



Tuesday, October 09, 2001

Sideshow Weta Collectibles in Electronics Boutique - Strider @ 17:29 PST

As you can see from this graphic, technology shop Electronics Boutique is now selling Sideshow WETA models on their site, EBworld.com. If they prove popular, EB might choose to stock them in their stores, or they could just decide to stock them anyway, being a lucrative deal involving Lord of the Rings.

More New Filmposters! - Strider @ 14:11 PST
Chris from TheRingsofPower.net mailed me to say that eMerchandise have got four new Fellowship of the Ring posters in and ready for sale. Each one depicts a scene from the films, with some decoration to make them look even prettier. These posters just seem to get better and better...check them out. [More]

Monday, October 08, 2001

New filmposters! - leo @ 16:47 PST
Rene van Rossenberg, owner of the Tolkienshop emailed me today telling he has six new Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring filmposters up for sale...

Today I received several sets of six filmposters. They are door-size posters on heavy quality paper. The posters are printed on both sides (with the same picture on each side), measuring 30,5x122 cm. The posters feature six diffirent characters: Frodo, Galadriel, Arwen, Saruman, the Nazgul and an Orc. The text at the bottom reads The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring". If you buy them new they will cost 60 Dutch guilders a piece and 330 for a set of 6.

For those of you who are not from The Netherlands; 60 Dutch guilders is about 25 to 30 US dollars, so roughly divide by two for prices in US$.


Sunday, October 07, 2001

Toy Biz Toy Review - Xoanon @ 20:42 PST
From: Anthony

I am reading alot of the reports concerning the new Toy Biz LOTR figures, and thought since I have bought a number of them I should throw in my 2 cents. In recent weeks I have purchased the LOTR figures and am quite pleased with how they have come out. I do though have a few little complaints on a few of the details or features of certain figures.

In my possession I have the Boromir vs Lurtz two figure set, Legolas,New Born Lurtz,Merry-Pippin-Moria Orc, set, Gandalf, Saruman, Frodo w/ "Ringwraith Reveal Base", Sam and Moria Base, and Arwen w/Asfaloth&Frodo.

All of these figures are much more articulate and detailed than the Toy Vault M-e toys. I am quite impressed on their detailing and from the photos thanks to theonering.net we have seen what I mean. Now here are my problems with them:

Gandalf: His staff is supposed to light up when his arm is raised, mine does not. I have to contact Toy Biz Cust. Serv on that. His arms DO stick out with out much poseability with the cloak on. Glamdring is quite plain and no sheathe for it. HIs hat is grey when its actually sky-blue.

Merry- supposed to have arm swinging battle action, mine does not work, perhaps lack of spring inside another I shall speak to Cust Serv on. and his feet are angled so I had to use a stand from the Toy Vault figures on him tto make him stand properly.

Those are my only issues with these toys. I think they all look great. A great feature with the Saruman figure is that he comes with a palantir and its stand, which the stand had these two nodes atop it which when the palantir is in between them it floats in the air from the magnets within. Saruman's hand has a metal disk in it to hold the palantir which makes it look like its sort of floating.

The Frodo figure comes with a small diorama which when he stands on it and is turned the trees turn around and are black as night and a Ringwraith appears in the pic behind him which was originally a forest.

Arwen is done really well it looks like Liv alot and her clothes are quite nice. Asfaloth when stood on his hinds you press a button on his rear and he gallops, rears his legs. A small Frodo sits atop it non poseable and Arwen can fit on the back of the horse behind Frodo to reproduce the scene from the trailer. Lurtz is awesome, with the White Hand upon his brow he looks menacing, he has a bow and quiver with arrows, the figure can hold the bow drawn and shoot an arrow, I have him pointed at Boromir, which comes with horn, sword and shield, and removable cloak. The sword I am not fond of at all it is similar to the hobbits swords and quite unattractive, so I took the sword from the Toy Vault Barrow Wight and gave it to Boromir, tho it looks like StormBringer from Elric.

Legolas is cool as well squeeze his legs together and he can either draw an arrow or slash with his elven blades.The detailing on his clothes is fantastic. So run out to your local T'R'US or comic shop and get your own!

LOTR Toy Sword Pics! - Xoanon @ 01:35 PST
Ringer Spy Queen of Rohan sends along these great pics of some very cool LOTR Sword pics!

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