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September 12, 2001 - September 24, 2001

Monday, September 24, 2001

TheOneRing.net Charitable Contributions - Calisuri @ 14:22 PST
We are starting a new charity campaign today to further help the victims of the World Trade Center and Washington DC tragedies.

As of today, we will give 15% of our t-shirt sales to the American Red Cross. This includes both the 'One Ring' White Shirt and 'The Top Ten Signs Your are a Tolkien Fan' Black Shirt. (also available for purchase together in a Two-pack)

If you wanted to get a TORn shirt before the release of the films, now is the time. [More]

Thursday, September 20, 2001

Spiderwebart Helps out NYC - Xoanon @ 19:12 PST
Spiderwebart Gallery E-Mail Customer Announcement

And for anyone you would like to forward this to! HELP us help the fallen fire fighters and EMS workers families in New York.

Spiderwebart Gallery has just purchased the entire remaining inventory of the Hildebrandt's Special Limited, Signed, and Numbered Edition of their Tolkien art book. There are only 620 copies left from the original print run of 1,000 pieces. We bought all of them! As part of our effort to raise money for the families of the fallen Fire Fighters and EMS workers in New York, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt and Spiderwebart will be selling these 620 books now with a double Remarque (original sketch) instead of just the single Remarque as previously offered.

One sketch will be a Lord of the Rings image.

One sketch will be a tribute to the fallen Fire Fighters and the EMS workers in New York.

$50 From the sale of each book will be donated directly to the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. This money will go directly to the families of the fallen fire fighters and EMS personnel in New York City. Together we can make a difference!
The 1st Remarque is a tribute sketch that Greg and Tim will do to honor the Fire Fighters and EMS Workers on the FRONT end paper.

The 2nd Remarque is an original Tolkien character sketch that Greg and Tim will do on the BACK end paper of each book.

Plus $15 shipping and Handling
For those of you who do not know the book I am speaking about:

Greg & Tim Hildebrandt ­ LIMITED EDITION
Tolkien Art Book ­ Linen Slip-cased Edition!!!
Watson Guptill produced this special limited edition of the Hildebrandt art book:

Hard Cover ­ Linen ­ Slipcase ­ Linen ­ Foil Stamped on
the book cover and the slip-case ­individually signed and numbered by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt.

"Greg and Tim Hildebrandt ­ The Tolkien Years"
art book ­ 132 pages ­ full color ­ includes all the paintings from their three calendars done in the Seventies, plus dozens of original sketches never seen before, plus dozens of photos from their posing sessions. There are also sections on concept sketches, and commissioned Tolkien paintings. The text was written by Greg's son. He looks back in time when he was a child posing for his dad and uncle as the Hobbits in all of their paintings for their calendars. ALSO ­ TWO NEW PAINTINGS that were originally designed in 1978 ­ NEVER SEEN BEFORE! ALSO INCLUDES A LARGE FOLD OUT POSTER!

Go to : http://www.spiderwebart.com/

And click on the icon on the home page for the New York Firefighters 911 Disaster Relieve Fund.Although I know that many of you have already purchased the limited edition, and I greatly appreciate your business, please consider purchasing a second one. You may have friends that would like to own a copy of this unique book. Please let them know about this effort. Spiderwebart is a small internet art gallery with an enormous desire to try and help in this tragedy. All of us here and all of you have been touched by the events of September 11th. I'm sure you have all been overwhelmed by emails of different ways to help and have already donated something. So I apologize now if this email in any way causes you additional overwhelm. My mother and brother's apartment is at ground zero, three blocks from the twin towers. And although they are physically OK, their trauma is horrible. I personally thank God for the Fire Fighters and EMS workers who were there to help get them out. So once more I apologize ahead of time if this email in any way causes additional overwhelm for anyone. But I feel the need to do something and this is what I can do.
If you wish to purchase one of these special books and help us help the families, go to the gallery home page at http://www.spiderwebart.com and click on the New York Fire Fighters 911 Disaster Relieve Fund ­Tolkien!


To our international customers:

Due to the increasing amount of credit card fraud on the internet it is very difficult for us to accept credit card orders from overseas. We do not wish to make it difficult for you to order from the gallery. So we have just joined a service called BILL POINT. If you wish to place an order with a credit card from overseas please type in the comments box on our order form that you agree to use Bill Point. We will forward the invoice to them and they will contact you for processing of the credit card.

For the past four years, Spiderwebart has been gathering the E-mail addresses of everyone who has come to our site and typed in their address. If you are receiving this announcement you are one of those people. Or you have bid on one of our EBAY Auctions. We DO NOT sell our email list! If you wish to be removed from this list please reply to this E-mail and we will remove your address immediately.

Thank you for your patronage in the past. We hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely, Jean L. Scrocco - Curator

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Gandalf Action Figure - Xoanon @ 13:28 PST
Mr. Clark sends along these great pics of the Toy Biz Gandalf figure! Take a look!

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Weta/Sideshowtoy News - Xoanon @ 19:12 PST
Because of the recent tragedy in New York City and Washington DC, the United States Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and other world carriers have temporarily interrupted their shipments from the USA to domestic and international destinations. Sideshow will fulfill all domestic and international orders as quickly as possible. In the interim, orders to non-US destinations will take longer than usual to be delivered. Thank you for your patience during this trying time.

We at Sideshow Inc. are deeply saddened by the horrific events of the past week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those touched by this tragedy both in the US and Worldwide. Sideshow is very much a global company, serving customers throughout every region of the world. We would like to express our appreciation to our customers around the world for their expressions of sympathy in the wake of this terrible event. Our friends, near and far, have been incredibly kind in contacting us to check on our well being. We are "okay," but this has touched all of us, and we will never be the same.

Sideshow, Inc., and it's sister organization, The Sideshow Foundation, will be making a contribution to aid those families in our immediate community that have lost loved ones. Many of the victims on those doomed flights were flying back home to Los Angeles, where Sideshow's office is located. Our hearts go out to them and their families.

Some of our friends at Weta Workshop knew people in the World Trade Center that are currently missing. Half a world away in New Zealand, their traditionally peaceful community has also been deeply affected by the events in New York.

We wish for everyone the peace and resolve to get through this situation and to remain committed to the overriding principal of love that truly binds us all as brothers and sisters.

The Sideshow / Weta Team

Pillars of Agonath Poster Available - Calisuri @ 11:06 PST
Rejoice! The latest Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring movie poster is now available at the Official New Line Shop.

[ Click to Buy ]

This gorgeous poster shows the Fellowship of the Ring as they depart Lothlorien, making their way through the Pillars of Argonath, and about to pass by the statues of Isildur and Anarion. The poster is a full 27 x 41 inches in size, and comes in two versions displayed in theaters nationwide -- standard single sided ($15.95), and double sided ($24.95). The double sided version is used in movie theater lightboxes, and the back side is the same as the front, only reversed. These posters are available in limited quantities, so don`t delay!

You can also buy the both single sided posters for a pretty nice bargain too! And if you are wondering how to frame these things, most 'art' stores will have frames large enough to fit the 27 x 41. They are about $30 dollars. I know I could not find one locally, so I visited dickblick.com, an online art store, and made my own frame. Once again, the materials will cost you about $30. $30 sure beats the $120 I was quoted my my local framing company![BUY]

Monday, September 17, 2001

Weekly Ebay Items - Xoanon @ 20:05 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.



LG. Lord of the Rings Chess Set ~Tolkien ent.




VERY RARE - Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck !!!!

J R R Tolkien Lord of the Rings Deluxe Box ed

9 Lord of the Rings Toy Biz Movie Figures MOC

1978 Lord of the Rings Frodo Bank, Box, MIB

Lord of the Rings Gollum Knickerbocker 1979

ToyBiz LOTR Lord Of The Rings 6 Figure Sample Submitted by: Mr. Limpet

Toy Biz Toy News - Xoanon @ 08:47 PST
The Morian Miner chimes in with a short review on a few of the new Toy Biz toys:

Picked up the new Toy Biz Gimli at my local TRU last night (Tucson, AZ). Saw all the figures except Aragon and Ringwraiths. Very impressed with Gimli (but I may be jaded, since he, Aragon, and the wraiths were on my must-have list). Little disappointed in Gandalf and the hobbits. Look forward to the rest of this line. Keep your eyes open.

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Toy Biz Toy News - Xoanon @ 17:47 PST
From: The Dormouse

I swung by Toys R Us in Bellevue, WA on the way to work today -- working just a block away -- and they had some of the figures in stock: Newborn Lurtz, Witch King Ringwraith, an Frodo. They were selling for $7.99 each and only had a couple of each. I picked up a Frodo & Ringwraith for myself and gave Lurtz a pass for the time being since he didn't look especially cool (but I might change my mind!) Frodo comes with an interactive scenic display stand that switches between reality and the "Shadow Realm". His cloak is removable and he comes with a short sword. The Witch King is very articulated in his arms & legs. He comes with a long sword and smaller spring-loaded "stabbing action" dagger.

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Toy Biz News! - Xoanon @ 23:02 PST
Here are a few stories about the LOTR toys from Toy Biz, check them out!

From: Mr. Clark

I found the Lord of the Rings action figures at a Wal-Mart in DeKalb, IL. They all look GREAT. I bought a Legolas... its an exact match for the actor in the film. The figure is well articulated and comes with bow, 4 arrows (that shoot!), and 2 daggers. It also has a quiver on its back with room for arrows and the 2 daggers, plus a stabbing or throwing action on one of its arms. They cost around $7.00 with sales tax.

Mr. Limpet reported that the online webstore KBkids.com has a few goodies you can get:

The Lord of the Rings: 20" Electronic Light 'N Sound "Sting" Sword (Available 9/30/01)

The Lord of the Rings: Arwen Deluxe 12" Action Figure (Available 10/15/01)

The Lord of the Rings: Arwen with Asfaloth Stallion and Ringwraith with Horse Deluxe Sets (Available 09/30/01)

The Lord of the Rings: Boromir vs. Lurtz and Merry & Pippin vs. Moria Orc Deluxe 2-Pack Sets (Available 09/30/01)

The Lord of the Rings: Frodo Baggins Deluxe 9" Action Figure (Available 10/15/01)

The Lord of the Rings: Frodo, Samwise, Legolas, Lurtz and Witch King Ringwraith 5 Figure Set (Available 09/30/01)

The Lord of the Rings: Gandalf the Grey Deluxe 12" Action Figure (Available 10/15/01)

The Lord of the Rings: Gandalf, Saruman, Orc Overseer and Gimli 4 Figure Set (Available 09/30/01)

Ugluk, an Orc From JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Mr. Limpet adds: 'I have found Toy Biz's action figure line at Toys R Us today, I bought "Frodo" for myself. Someone also E-mailed me saying upper California's (I'm in southern) Toys R us have it too.'

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