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Hobbit Day My Little Prancing Pony


Frodo and Samwise arrive at their destination, or do they?

lord of the rings prancing pony

My Little Prancing Pony Stars LEGO Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee (from Shelob Attacks 9470 and Gandalf Arrives 9469) and MLP Apple Jack.

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Hobbit Day Shelob’s Lair


Hobbit day continues.

LEGO LOTR Shelob and Frodo

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Happy Hobbit day.


September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday. It’s also known as Hobbit Day.  I’ll repost some Hobbit comics today.

Here is what happens after Gandalf makes six movies.

Gandalf goes Hollywood

LEGO Frodo

 

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Lord of the Rings shirts at Tee Fury


TeeFury: Limited Edition $11 tees! Available January 27. Speak Friend and Enter by ddjvigo  and Halfling and Wizard by Cooljohnny .

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Lord of the rings tee shirts
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Happy Hobbit day.


September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday. It’s also known as Hobbit Day. For that reason we have a new Bilbo comic today which asks what happens after Gandalf makes six movies.

Gandalf goes Hollywood

As you can see I found a series 12 Wizard.

A Hobbit sale? why not? Today only save 22% off prints in my storeny store.  Use the code “adventure” to get 22% off on all prints.


Affiliate post: Lord of the Rings mashup shirts


At TeeFury Friday June 6th only! Sauron’s Dark Ale by Teeninja vs. Impasse by verrrso. $11 each.

LOTR TEE shirts

Tee fury now has posters as well. When you checkout click extras to see what they are offering. There’s some cool art there. You have to but a shirt to order the extras. But It looks like the extras are not limited to 24hrs like the shirts are. Sunday there will be a couple LEGO themed shirts. One that has appeared elsewhere in case you missed it then here’s your chance.

If you like these shirts remember to use the links in this post. TeeFury is an affiliate site. Sales made through these links help support this site.


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From the extended edition.


Marge adds a woman touch to bagend


LEGO The Hobbit trailer


A trailer for LEGO The Hobbit video game to be released next year.


Yoda is here for the 500th post.


Here it is the 500th post on Yoda Archives.com. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this blog back in January 2011, with Found me you have. I just wanted to have some fun with my camera and some action figures. I’ll hit the three year mark in just a couple of months.I’ve made a lot of friends here and hope to meet more of you in person at a convention sometime.

Thank you all for your support.

For this special post I had to go back to the character that was the impetus for the blog, The Jedi Master, Yoda. And I placed him in my favorite set of the year.

lego yoda and bilbo baggins at bad end, 79003 An Unexpected Gathering

featured here is Yoda, Bilbo Baggins, and Bag End from 79003 An Unexpected Gathering


Tower of Orthanc LEGO set


The LEGO Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc 10237 images  hit the web today. The set is massive and beautiful. The set contains 2359 pieces. You get an ideal of how big the Tower is when it is shown in the shot with the Trent and the minifigs. But this video of it gives a better view of the scale of the tower. The set retails for 199.99. I would love to have this.

LEGO Orthanc Tower interior_10237


LEGO shares Lord of The Rings Game codes


Today LEGO is sharing LEGO Lord of the Rings codes on their social media sites. Visit their Facebook, Google Plus and Instagram sites for codes. EDIT: I’ve added the code pics here.
LEGO LOTR CodesLEGO Lord of The Rings game on sale!

Today Amazon.com’s lighting deals are video games. Every couple of hours another game goes on sale. It looks like LEGO Lord of the Rings will be the deal at 9:00 p PDT. So if you don’t have the game yet tonight might be a good time to snatch it. The price won’t be revealed till 9:00 PM PSD but so far most sales are save 9%-33%. Hitman was 53% off.

The deal of the day is  “God of War: Ascension” for $39.99 or get the God of War Legacy Bundle–a limited-edition 500 GB garnet red PS3 system and controller plus all six God of War games–for $279.99.

Amazon.com Gold Box deal

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LEGO Lord of the Rings codes


These mini legs are made for walking.


Mini Action Legs by Brick Fortress

Hobbits can’t run, at least LEGO hobbits and other short character can’t run. Normal short LEGO legs are not moveable so the smaller characters cannot move, or sit. The mini-action legs offered by Brick Fortress allow poseability for the minis in either in your MOCs or stop motion films.

lego frodo comparisson

Left:Frodo with Action Legs Right: Frodo with standard Legs

I just bought a few of these and would like to share my thoughts on them. The legs are nicely made and feel similar to LEGO. They feel solid and move easily without fear of breaking like some knock off brick brands. The colors are near to LEGO colors. They are available in five colors now, others will be offered in the future, more on that later. Current color options are black, gray, dark blue, reddish-brown, and tan.

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Here we can see side by side comparison using the Evil Dwarf from series 5. The dwarf on the Left has mini-action legs, the dwarf on the right has the standard legs.The legs have some curve to them rather than the straight look of LEGO legs. There is a center piece to the legs that allows the movement. And the legs are slightly taller due to the hips.

mini LEGO Legs

rear view of mini action legs, Dwarf with reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo with dark blue.

rear view: Dwarf w/ reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo w/ dk blue.

Price: The legs are listed for $1.25 each but currently sold for $1.15 each with price breaks at higher volumes order 20 or more and the price drops to $1.00 each and order 100 or more and they drop $0.95 each. Shipping is cheap. Plus They fill orders fast. I ordered on the 31st the legs were shipped on the 2nd and arrived the 4th.

LEGO Yoda

The tan legs match Yoda and allow the Jedi to Move.

The next color will be.. up to you. Brick Fortress held a survey for most requested colors. The top four are now up for voting. The choices are: Dark Green, Green, Dark Tan and Dark Brown. You’ll notice in the Frodo and Dwarf pics the color don’t match the original that because they figs were made with dark brown legs. Dark brown is not offered yet so I used the reddish-brown legs. I need my Hobbits to match. Frodo and Samwise can’t complete their mission if their outfits are not color coordinated. So vote dark brown Frodo needs action legs so he can simply walk into Mordor.

Voting ends April 30th so be sure to get your votes in by then! Choose your color and vote!

LEGO Frodo
Frodo cannot walk he needs mini-action legs. Don’t let Sauron win vote dark brown legs!

Summary:The legs are well made and look great. They function like the regular size LEGO legs. I can see these being used in stop motion films. You should try a few and give your figs added poseability.

Brick Fortress

LEGO Frodo on horse back

UPDATE:they are still taking votes for the new action leg color. This color vote will end the night of A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶3̶0̶t̶h̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶3̶ [not decided]


Exculsive Minifigs with DVD or Target and Back Again


March was great for Mini-fig collectors. There were two dvd releases that included exclusive min-figs. Target had an exclusive Bilbo Baggins mini fig with the Hobbit DVD/Blu-ray combo pack. Plus the Cartoon network LEGO Star Wars special, The Empire Strikes Out had an exclusives Darth Vader mini-fig. I’ll tell you about my experience with each.

Bilbo LEGO from Target.

I’ll start with The Empire Strikes Out DVD cause it a shorter story. The special aired on Cartoon Network last September. Last time there was a Star Wars:LEGO special the dvd release was announced right after wards. This time it took a while for the announcement. Speculation was what would mini-fig if any, would be included in the dvd release. This time it was Darth Vader with a medal.

The figure looks pretty cool and an alternate Darth Vader is always cool. The dvd retail for $14.99 but Amazon and Target have it for $9.99. It was easy to find on the shelfs at Target unlike the Hobbit dvd. The dvd was released on March 26.

When it was revealed that Target would offer an exclusive mini-fig with the purchase of The Hobbit dvd/Blu-ray combo I was eager to shop at Target. I decided to pre-order the set. I was afraid the store would sell out before I could get there. So I ordered from target.com, the delivery date was a few days after the date the dvds would be in store. I didn’t expect to be able to watch the movie that night anyway so it wasn’t that big of a deal. But I remember the days when you could pre-order a dvd or game and it would be delivered the same day it was in the stores. I had the same problem with the LEGO:Lord of The Rings Game.
The Sunday ads were released and the in store price was two dollars cheaper than the online price. Did Target guarantee and match prices like amazon did? No. The day the dvd came the online target.com listed the set as unavailable. I was worried they’d sell out. But They tell me if they were out right? I thought about going to the store but didn’t. The next day still no shipping notification. the set was still listed as unavailable online. I had to run some errands and went to Target. They still had about four sets with the mini-fig so I grabbed one. Turned out to be a good decision. This was on Wednesday.

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The expected delivery date was between Friday the 22-tues 26. I thought about cancelling the order but I knew some birthdays were coming up and that make a good gift. Finally they send a shipping notification on Saturday. But the pic they sent with it was of the regular DVD/Blu-ray set sans Bilbo. But when I clicked the link in the email it showed the set with Bilbo. And the expected delivery date was changed to March 30. a week after the original expected date.
Finally on Saturday I open the mailbox and inside in a small package, It’s thin so I know before I open that there is no figure in the set. It was a holiday weekend so I waited till Monday to return the dvd to a Target store. The Hobbit dvd was released on March 19 it arrived on March 30. From the time it was released and arrived i had gone to Target bought the Hobbit dvd, made another trip to Target and got the Star Wars special. So lesson learned don’t preorder from Target. get out there and fight the crowds.
The Bilbo figure is very well done. He has blue jacket, a vest and an ascot. His head is double-sided. You will see him in this blog again.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out
Hobbit mini-fig included with The Hobbit


Tolkien Reading Day!


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Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003, that takes place on March 25. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien’s works in education and library groups. The date of March 25 was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

via fb events page

So log off and go read. I’m taking The Hobbit to work to read at Lunch. What are you going to read today? What is your favorite J. R. R. Tolkien book?


My Little Prancing Pony


Frodo and Samwise arrive at their destination, or do they?

lord of the rings prancing pony

My Little Prancing Pony Stars LEGO Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee (from Shelob Attacks 9470 and Gandalf Arrives 9469) and MLP Apple Jack.


Next weekend Murfreesboro Comic and Anime Kon.


Next weekend, Murfreesboro Comic and Anime Kon, MACKII
January 19-20

Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Con

Clarion Hotel. exit 78 off I-24, Murfreesboro, TN

Sat 10-6
Sun 11-4
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Guest
Lee Tockar(My Little Pony), Andy Price, Louise Dorsey, Alexandra Van Zeelandt, Jonhathan Glapton, Jacob Ropugemont, Raven Lee pin up model, Sam Flegal. Plus from The Walking Dead; Triston Johnson, Alex Wayne, Kevin Galbrieth, and Tony Gowell.

Plus an Artist Alley with
Jonathan lampley
jeff thompson
pixel peddler
joann padget
the pony con
the show podcast
Lynn Shin
becka waff
comic collector live
A Temptation of Faeries
Jason flowers
eso podcast

Nurse Harley

We had a great time last year and are looking forward to MACK II.


Elrond commands you to get Hobbit tickets


LEGO Elrond from preorder lotr lego game

I was finally able to shot Elrond. This mini-fig came with pre-orders of LEGO:Lord of The Rings, which I have still not had time to play. I’ve shot a few more figures today so more post to follow tomorrow. And Saturday I start posting Star Wars Advent calendar.

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It’s Hobbit day.


Today is the day, September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday.

Marc Gunn wants to celebrate by getting his song, Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits on the charts. So be sure to purchase the MP3 on Saturday September 22.
From Marc’s site
September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ birthday. It’s a perfect day to highlight hobbits with a grand Chartbombing celebration of my newest CD Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits.

September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ birthday. It’s a perfect day to highlight hobbits with a grand Chartbombing celebration of my newest CD Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits.

Here’s what’s gonna happen. We’re gonna top the charts on Amazon and iTunes. All it will take is a 99c contribution. In exchange, you’re gonna get a free unreleased Hobbit single called “The Smial or the Tree”. It’s parody of “Orange and the Green” written by Nancy Flynn. It’s HI-LARIOUS! The song that will top the charts is the title track of the album–“Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits”.

Now I know some of you already own the album. That’s why I’m gonna give you a free unreleased single for your generosity. Just spend 99c. That’s it!

Full detail at http://marcgunn.com/drinkingwithhobbits/

Here’s How It Works

You sign up on the right hand side of Marc Gunn Drinking with Hobbits page.
On Saturday, September 22 at noon Central Standard Time, you buy the single “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” from either iTunes or Amazon (or both if you’re feeling generous).
You can give the song as a gift. You can also buy it multiple times for multiple friends.
If enough of us do this in one day, we’ll push that song into the Daily Top 10 Chart, which hopefully will keep it in the top ten for a while.
Best of all, we’ll also give Peter Jackson a little bit of extra promotion for The Hobbit movie in December.

iTunes Link

Amazon Link

LEGO Frodo

While you are at iTunes get great little game or two.

For a limited time the LEGO Harry Potter games are $0.99 each so grab both Years 1-4 and years 5-7. They are regularly priced at $4.99 each.


Adding Prints to the Store


I’ve added more prints to the Online store. Shelob’s Lair, Stealing a STAP, Clockwork Robot, Avengers Auditions, and Indiana Jones in “Another Antiquity” are now available or 5x7s or 8x10s.


Indiana Jones locates Han solo

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You shall not pass either.


I passed 10,000 views on Sunday. Also I found the LEGO Polybag of Frodo at Toys R Us. They have it for $4.99 right now or free with purchase of a $20 LEGO set.


Bricks and Heroes on BrickBlogger


I have an article today on the  Brick Blogger. It Is about the Bricks and Heroes Programming at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention.

Following in the footsteps of other comic-conventions where the LEGO company is now regularly featured, this November the 3rd Annual Memphis Comic & Fantasy Convention (MCFC) is adding a BRICKS & HEROESLEGO section to celebrate super-heroes, science-fiction, and fantasy themed LEGO. In fact, this is the Mid-South’s first ever LEGO-fan celebration! It will include LEGO MOC-displays, a LEGO stop-motion animation film-festival, LEGO vendors, and LEGO panel discussions.

See the Brick Blogger for the full article.


Frodo in Lego


LEGO Frodo

Film News: It’s official The Hobbit movie will now be a trilogy. The Hobbit:an unexpected Journey will be released this december. Next year The Hobbit There and Back Again will open and sometime in 2014 the final part will be released current rumor is may be title The Hobbit:Battle of the Five Armies.

 


Lord of the Rings Animated LEGO



Shelob Lair


My newest toy photography piece Shelob’s Lair. This is the Shelob Attacks set(9470), one of the new Lord of the Rings sets.  I’ll have prints of this at Faerie Escape Atlanta this weekend. I was really impressed by this set Shelob looks great and has a lot of poseability.  Giant spiders FTW!

LEGO LOTR Shelob and Frodo

Shelob™ Attacks

Item: 9470 Pieces: 227

Plotting to reclaim The One Ring, Gollum lures Frodo into the lair of the ancient giant spider, Shelob. Will Shelob cast her web and capture poor Frodo or can Frodo’s brave hobbit friend Samwise Gamgee use the Elven sword Sting and rescue him in time? You decide! Includes 3 minifigures: Frodo, Samwise Gamgee and Gollum.

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