Well, for those of you not in the know, the first trailer for the second installment of The Hobbit film series, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug has already hit theaters around the world at the same time that Man of Steel also hit theaters. The trailer presented us with sights and sounds we’re sure to see in the finished product when the film itself finally rolls around this year in December. We got a front row seat for some of the things we’re sure to see such as The Hobbits rolling in the river inside barrels as well as meeting some of the characters we’ll surely meet in the film such as Legolas (with Orlando Bloom reprising his role), Thranduil (portrayed by Lee Pace), Tauriel (portrayed by Evangeline Lilly), Bard (portrayed by Luke Evans), Beorn (portrayed by Mikael Persbrandt) and, of course, Smaug the dragon (portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch).
And now, to commemorate all those chills and spills so far, Comic-Con and Weta Workshop has presented us with these new and exclusive figures for fans of both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to enjoy and reminisce over those iconic scenes in both film franchises. Here are just some of those aforementioned figures:
First among these are of course Frodo and Sam as they travel into the heart of Mordor, the kingdom of the Dark Lord Sauron. In this particular figure however, they are garbed in the disguise of orcs in order to avoid detection and save finally destroy the One Ring once and for all. The figure also shows Sam Gamgee’s devotion to his friend, extending far beyond just being Frodo’s gardener and following him into the very jaws of death and worse as he surverys the land around them, searching for ways to approach Mount Doom, the one place that the One Ring can actually be destroyed.
And finally, for The Hobbit fans out there, there’s this figure of Azog the Defiler, the pale orc we’ve all seen in the movies. He seems to be every bit as imposing and fearsome as the character we all saw in An Unexpected Journey. He even comes with detachable arms to better fit his scenario. From the sword he wielded in the battle for Moria where he successfully beheads Thror (Thorin Oakenshield’s grandfather) and carries it off or the rather painful prostheses he wears in place of the arm that Thorin managed sever in their battle.