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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:53 pm

I simply must add that Gandalf the Grey figure to my collection. Will go perfectly with my horse mounted Gandalf the White statue
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:59 am

Time to start saving my pennies...

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THROIN OAKENSHIELD - Dwarven Sword

Full size prop replica. Stainless steel blade.
Display included.
Sword measures 28" long.

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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:06 am

THROIN OAKENSHIELD - confirmed Noble Collection item
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:06 pm

Wow I really want one lol
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:00 am

For those too lazy to get their arse to a cinema behold, for the DVD screener is now available.... if you know where to look.

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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Mellony » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:22 am

Larnz wrote:For those too lazy to get their arse to a cinema behold, for the DVD screener is now available.... if you know where to look.


Been seeing it twice now lol, once in 3D & once in 2D - must say i much preferred 2D - wearing the 3D glasses over my existing glasses sucks balls & makes the picture look too dark - aside from that though it was very cool, Gandalf was bad-ass as usual & i'm looking forward to the 2nd film!

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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:59 pm

How was the 3D effects though dude? I've heard mixed reviews. Some saying it matched Avatar (so far nothing else has) others saying its just not worth the extra.

The screener is very watchable but not perfect. It was full of security so theres a constantly moving blurred out bar hiding the name of the person it was issued to. Nothing major though and certainly wont ruin the film. Its also a little dark and there's a little framerate issue on fast moving scenes but thats really me just being too picky.
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Mellony » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:17 pm

Larnz wrote:How was the 3D effects though dude?


Nowhere near Avatar IMO except the bit at the end with the eagles - that bit was amazing & benefitted from the use of 3D, the rest of it just seemed to make use of 3D in really obvious places - very "meh".
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:39 am

Getting back to the swords for a moment, I've found these pics. I nice big pic of Orchrist (United Cutlery flavour) and a pic of the wall plaque which will fit in perfectly with our other LOTR's swords (hoping they bring out the scabbard too)

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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Mellony » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:42 am

Larnz wrote:I've found these pics. I nice big pic of Orchrist (United Cutlery flavour) and a pic of the wall plaque which will fit in perfectly with our other LOTR's swords (hoping they bring out the scabbard too)


I’d deffo prefer to get the UC ones if I can, keep the same plaque style etc – good find!
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:12 am

More info folks. Looks like the Weta Orcrist is gonna be the best of all 3 versions but I doubt anyone will even get one in the UK. Here's a close up at the info sheet....

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The Noble collection one and Glamdring look pretty sh*tty to be honest

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Here's the biggest pisser though, the other stuff Weta are knocking out are made of Poly Urethane :|

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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Mellony » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:15 am

Poly Urethane?? ewww - think i'll stick with the UC stuff! Assuming ofcourse that Loz can get them in.

Was just thinking too, with Orchist being a curved blade (well, on one side anyway) - will we have trouble buying it in the UK - what's the length on it? (cant get on the UC site at the moment to check, behind a companies firewall which blocks it as "Weapons" lol)
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:55 pm

Dont think it would be classed as a curved blade as the back edge is straight, bit like my cold steel barong. Its essentially the same shape but Orcrist is longer.
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

Postby Big Lazy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:48 am

Oh I found out how much the Weta Orcrist will cost. A smooth 10 thousand lol
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Re: The Hobbit Swords

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