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May 30, 2002 - June 17, 2002

Sunday, June 16, 2002

Jincey's Pick for June - Calisuri @ 00:16 PST
As gung-ho Tolkien collector's we are always looking for that unique collectible that will add some real value to our collection. Well, we've found it in the fantastic LOTR pewterware made by Royal Selangor, one of our sponsors for the Oscar Party. Their items are some of the most intricate and unique Tolkien-inspired products I have seen. At the Oscar party, we had some of their 1 oz. shot glasses, so I checked them out and wanted to let everyone know what I saw.

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These heavy pewter shotglasses are very detailed and range in height from 4"-5". They are inspired by the books, not the movies, for those who are interested in that type information. They are fully functional, however, I'd never use them for their intended purpose. I'd rather see them on a bookshelf or used as gamepieces on a chessboard. On the base of each shot glass I found a description of the piece written in runes and the signature of the designer. Each glass comes packed in a blue box with The Lord of the Rings logo stamped in silver, as these items are liscensed by the Tolkien Estate. The quality of these products is nothing new for Royal Selangor. I've have two of their larger goblets and was literally amazed at the workmanship.

To purchase these shot glasses visit http://www.store.yahoo.com/royal-selangor. There you will find a complete showing of all the wonderful products they offer to Tolkien collectible connoisseurs. And, good folks that they are, they are currently offering special pricing on their mini pewter goblets! (offer ends June 30th).

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

A re-issued LOTR jazz double-CD - Xoanon @ 08:25 PST
Alessandro Servadei from MOVE Records writes:

We have just re-released the first volume of the most ambitious musical exploration of the LOTR saga - John Sangster's Lord of the Rings (over SEVEN hours of music!) Originally on 3 double-LP sets on EMI (plus a fourth double-LP, "Landscapes of Middle Earth") but out of print since the late 1970s, Move Records in Melbourne (Australia) has gone back to the original master recordings to re-issue these classic jazz recordings on compact disc.

You'll find further information on the CD here. [More] and on the background to Sangster's LOTR series here. [More]

Volumes 2 and 3 of Sangster's LOTR are due out in December 2002 and June 2003, with 'Landscapes of Middle Earth' due in December 2003.

Friday, June 07, 2002

3D Turnarounds of DVD Gift Set - Xoanon @ 13:16 PST
Sideshow/Weta has posted 3D Turnarounds of the Collector's DVD Gift Set box and Argonath figures. They have also posted the details of what comes with the set, along with a breakdown of what is on each DVD! While they are not selling the DVD set on their site, you can check out our pre-order sales page to purchase. Our Pre-order page will be updated regularly with the latest pre-order sites available. [Pre-order] [3D Turnarounds] [DVD Details]

Thursday, June 06, 2002

Pre-Order the Extended DVD now! - Calisuri @ 23:35 PST

Pre-Order Today!Extended Version of The Fellowship of the Ring DVD
(NOTE: This is the 4 DVD's alone. NOT the gift set. For the gift set, see below)
Here's your chance to be one of the first people to own the extended version of Peter Jackson's stunning, Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship on the Ring on DVD! This wide-screen DVD will ship on November 12th, and includes 30 minutes of additional footage, new music by Howard Shore, and much more.

Purchase this version:
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Pre-Order Today!Special Gift Set of Extended Version of The Fellowship of the Ring DVD
Here's your chance to be one of the first people to own the special gift box extended version of Peter Jackson's stunning, Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship on the Ring on DVD! This wide-screen DVD will ship on November 12th, and includes 30 minutes of additional footage, new music by Howard Shore, and much more. Special gift box exclusives include a new version of the National Geographic DVD on the making of The Fellowship of the Rings, two Pillars of Argonath figures from Sideshow Weta Collectibles, and special trading cards from Decipher.

Purchase this version:
Region 1:
LOTRShop.com (Purchase here and get 2 free LOTR pins with your order)
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'The Last Alliance' Medallion Ships - Calisuri @ 18:37 PST
The Last AllianceSideshow/Weta Collectibles has started shipping their 4th Medallion, "The Last Alliance." If you were also one of their customers who also purchased Medallions 1,2 and 3, you will be receiving your free helm, as part of the Helm Rewards program, in the mail. [More]

Monday, June 03, 2002

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles - Elrond in. Lurtz Out. - Calisuri @ 15:27 PST
Elrond FigureSideshow/Weta Collectibles has made a change to their Series 5 Lord of the Rings product. The Lurtz, Uruk-Hai Captain figure has been removed from Series 5 (probably will come back later), while Elrond, Herald of Gil-Galad figure has been added back in. The change does not affect the Collector's Society price since both items are of equal value. [More]

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Weekly Ebay Items - Xoanon @ 23:37 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 does not make a profit from the sale of these items.


TOLKIEN Lord of the Rings SET early UK 1st ed

Tolkien: LORD OF THE RINGS. 1st UK Ed. Rare.

Royal Doulton Lord Of The Rings Samwise

Royal Doulton Lord Of The Rings Gandalf

The Lord of the Rings Original 1978 ThornEMI

Royal Doulton Lord Of The Rings

Royal Doulton Lord Of The Rings Frodo

Royal Doulton Lord Of The Rings Bilbo

Royal Doulton Lord Of The Rings Legolas

TOPPS Collectors Update Edition Details - Xoanon @ 12:39 PST

Irascian writes: The new issue of “Previews” magazine (for comic book collectors) details the new TOPPs “collector’s update edition” with 72 all-new images and Two Towers sneak preview and memorabilia cards. These go on sale in August.

Thursday, May 30, 2002

Sideshow/Weta LOTR Page Update - Calisuri @ 20:38 PST
Sideshow/Weta Collectibles has updated their Lord of the Rings page. Among the highlights: A closer look at the etchings on their figure displays, see the Medallion certificates, and Series 3 (including Saruman, Sam and Bill the Pony, etc) is now shipping! [More]

HM Publishes 'The Hobbit' With Goodies - Xoanon @ 10:18 PST

This summer, Houghton Mifflin is pleased to be publishing a brand-new edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel The Hobbit, featuring jacket art by the author.

Written for Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when first published more than sixty years ago. Now recognized as a timeless classic with sales of more than 40 million copies worldwide, this introduction to Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Wizard, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth tells of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

The text of this edition of The Hobbit has been meticulously restored by the scholar Douglas A. Anderson so that Tolkien’s last known intentions are faithfully honored. The book has been entirely reset in an easy-to-read typeface, and Tolkien’s own black and-white illustrations and maps are reproduced.

This new edition for young readers also includes the first chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring. Official publication date is August 1, but look for the book in stores in early July.

THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien
Publication date: August 1, 2002 * $10 paperback * ISBN 0-618-26030-7

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