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New Pics of Thorin Oakenshield

New pictures of Richard Armitage, as Thorin Oakenshield, have recently been released. To see a bust of Thorin click here and to see him wielding the sword ‘Orcrist’ click here .

New Lego Rivendell Diorama revealed

One of the displays at the Lego Brickfair 2012 was a massive diorama of Rivendell. To see a slideshow of the 120 pound display click here .

New ‘Hobbit’ Wallpaper Generator

Warner Brothers has recently posted a new customizable wallpaper generator. To view the generator and make your own wallpapers, Facebook covers, and profile images click here .

First Pic of Radagast the Brown

Click here to see a picture of Radagast from the, soon to be released, 2013 “Hobbit” calendar, and to see the front and back covers of the calendar click here

Will we see Smaug in the first Hobbit movie?

Click here to see the Benedict Cumberbatch comment on just when we’ll see the Dragon Smaug.

“The Hobbit” Author Gets a Crater on Mercury

Here’s a little something to please fans of space, art and fantasy alike (and those who enjoy all three): on August 6 the International Astronomical Union approved names for 9 craters on Mercury, one of which is named for J.R.R. Tolkien, revered author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (among other seminal […]

United® Cutlery Awarded Weapon Replicas License for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”

From 2001 to 2012 United® Cutlery produced a beloved collection of more than 50 licensed weapon, helm and prop replicas from the successful The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and we are proudly continuing that line with replicas of weapons and arms from director Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and […]

New Hobbit Still released.

A new still, featuring the Dwarves Fili, Kili, Dori & Nori, has recently been released. To see the still, along with a movie synopsis and the Official Trailer click here

Tolkien Festival in Missouri This Autumn

In honor of the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit and the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the Springfield-Greene County Library (Missouri) is hosting a series of fall programs called Tolkien Festival 2012. It begins with celebrations of World Hobbit Day in September and concludes with large screen showings of the LOTR films in […]

Will I be able to see the new format 48 FPS Hobbit?

Although ‘The Hobbit; There and Back Again’ was filmed at 48 frames per second, according to this report in Variety most theaters will be showing a stepped down 24 fps version of the film.