I think I will start documenting my ever-growing Lord of the Rings collection!
The thought came to me to start this the other day as I was adding day 16 to a 30 day photo challenge on Instagram. On this day, the subject was “closet.” Being as my closet is in fact the habitat of the majority of my LOTR collection, I had already posted a couple photos of it to my Instagram. So instead, I just took a couple close-ups of a few items I have in it. Those few items are what this post will be concerning. First, here’s a snapshot of my closet in full-view:
First item of focus: Gollum/Sméagol action figure
This Toy-Biz figurine of Gollum comes with/on a giant rock with two buttons on either side, which, when pressed, have 22 different phrases from the films. It also comes with interchangeable Gollum/Sméagol heads (one happy, one angry) 😛 and a juicy, sweet fish! I honestly cannot remember when or where I got this, or from who. That will likely be the same with most of the following items as well, as I’ve had them since I was just a kid. This also being the reason most of my collectables no longer have their original cases
Treebeard, and Merry & Pippin action figures
This Treebeard is AWESOME! And I actually do remember being at Target with my mom and younger brother, us (or maybe just me) begging her to buy this Treebeard. Miraculously, she did! He stands about 15 inches in height, has individual bending fingers and other branches or joints, and best of all, by pushing a stump on his head, he’ll grunt a good handful of phrases from The Two Towers 😉 His eyes light up and mouth moves, as well. And, Hobbits fit nicely on his branches or in his hands. It’s perfect!
These Merry & Pippin action figures did not come with Treebeard; they each came separately. Merry came in a double pack with the Orc, Grishnákh, and Pippin came with the Uruk-hai, Uglúk. And I do remember recieving the two of these packs from my Dad, Christmas of 2002.
1977 The Hobbit/LOTR box-set, and Eleventy-First Birthday Bilbo!
The Bilbo came solely with figure himself, and his speech pedestal barrel! I remember not where or when or from whom I received it. The books, however, were given to me by a brother in-law. It’s a beautiful set, unfortunately all of the covers but the Two Towers have fallen off.. somehow. They’re in pretty good condition other than that (aside from the Hobbit, which is in a bit worse condition.) I don’t really use these prints for reading, but more so just for collecting.
Well, that’s it for now! I have much, much, MUCH more, of course. But I’m tired, and not quite sure if I have any more good photos at the moment. I hope you enjoyed! Feel free to leave a comment if you have a question or would just like to share/comment on something 😉