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elessar_torn posted an update in TheOneRing.net Tolkien Collectibles

6 months ago
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If you haven’t voted. Please do. Weta is nominated in several categories. http://www.mwctoys.com/peoplespicks-ballot-2018.htm

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elessar_torn posted an update in TheOneRing.net Tolkien Collectibles

6 months ago
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I’d like to start collecting questions for Weta Sculptor Jane Wenley. I will leave this open for the.m next week. Please post this to thread.

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@madeyegamgee
6 months ago
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@andybirduk
6 months ago
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Some general lines of inquiry:

1. Favorite (or least so) things to sculpt? Last two pieces for Weta included horses (Èomer, Arwen/Frodo), as well as lots of movement. Something that will continue? Particular challenges? What detail work are you most fond of? What’s most tedious? Plans do produce any of the more stylized works, e.g., as found in the Mini Epic series?

2.What’s in the works for Weta, e.g., more like more Dol Guldur environment figures, completing the Fellowship in the Mini Epics? A dream project you’d like to take on at some point?

3. Connecting: ever travel with Weta to fan conventions? Or do we need to come to Wellington to get artist autographs?
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What is the most exciting project you’ve worked on?
Some of the latest Lord of the Rings figures have been very dynamic, with a lot of movement, do you like doing the movement focused pieces? Is this more of a challenge?
Is WETA able to do any non-movie Tolkien stuff I.e. Silmarillion based, Tom/Goldberry, Barrow Wights etc? If they could would they?
Do the WETA artists work on both the collectibles and the movie stuff or do they work in one area?
What are the biggest challenges with the newer Movies?
How much is WETA still innovating? Is there much opportunity for innovation or have most techniques been established?
Would you like to be involved in the Middle Earth Amazon TV series? Has WETA been asked?
6 months ago
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elessar_torn posted an update in TheOneRing.net Tolkien Collectibles

10 months ago
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Finished going through 500 photos of this guy. Now to edit the video for the review. Man this Eomer is really a nice statue.

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Hope all is well. Sorry for being so quiet lately. Things have been a bit busy with a new school year starting. Eomer and Haldir have arrived and will be reviewed soon. So we will have that for you and I’m gonna be posting a thread for you all to add questions on that interview I talked about. Thanks for sticking with us and continuing to show how you all Collect The Precious.

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Hey all. In the not to distant future I will be making a post collecting questions for Weta sculptor Jane Wenley. As you k ow she sculpted the new Arwen statue as well as pieces like Eomer on Steed, Boromir, and Eowyn. When I do think of something you’d really like to know and I will pass as many on as I can.

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Can't wait to watch this!
a year ago
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Enjoy and thanks for checking it out. Also included is the full set of pics I kept from the booth.
a year ago
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The ROTK Complete Recordings vinyl is up for P.O. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings (Limited Edition Number Box Green 6LP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FW4H6F9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AKPwBb3C35D64

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Weta sculptor Sam Gao creating some awesome stuff during Comic-Con 2018. Sam created pieces like The Mouth of Sauron on Steed.

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Weta Sculptor Jane Wenley creating an upcoming statue during Comic-Con 2018.

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Me and a Dwarf looking for treasure during Comic-Con 2018.

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Me, Kili, and Rasputin the Evil Balrog during the TORn panel at Comic-Con 2018.

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Cool black and white photo I took of Eomer during Comic-Con 2018.

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New Balrog Bust from Weta Workshop shown at SDCC 2018!

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New Eomer statue at SDCC by Weta Workshop.

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New Haldir statue by Weta Workshop at SDCC 2018.

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Full shot of Treebeard.

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Gobsmacked
a year ago
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You and me both.
a year ago
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From preview night?
a year ago
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Correct.
a year ago
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More Arwen.

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New Arwen statue by Weta Workshop at SDCC 2018.

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Pippin and Merry as part of new Treebeard statue by Weta at SDCC 2018

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Our friends at Weta Workshop have a SDCC Exclusive this year. https://youtu.be/EoC4c3wFD5M

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If you were one of our lucky winners of the contest. Your prizes have been mailed. We hope you enjoy them and please share when you get them. As you all know SDCC is next week. I think we will see some amazing things from our friends at Weta Workshop. We will of course have pictures and a booth tour. I’m trying to figure out how I can do something live and get it here. If you see something you like at the Weta booth and want more pics please let us k...  See More

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Hey, I will be there at SDCC!
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a year ago
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Oh nice! If you’re at the Weta booth much you just might see me there.
a year ago
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Hey all. Hope everyone in the group is well. We’re gonna be on TORn Tuesday talking about the club. There are a couple updates coming soon on some new products and of course we have Comic-Con coming up.

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Can’t wait!!
a year ago
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All done with the show. Hopefully it was enjoyable. lol
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Such an impressive piece! Thanks for accepting me into this group.
a year ago
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It is. I wish mine didn’t have a couple of the paint issues but still a very cool piece. Thanks for joining the group. We’re glad to have you. 😎
a year ago
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Hey all! Just wanted to say as we approach 2100 members Thank You. This is something that has all of us at TORn as well as Gemr excited. Having you all be a part of Collecting The Precious is very cool. We love seeing all your items and hopefully some reviews to come. So again thank you for the support and for becoming part of CTP. 😎🍻

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Very cool!
a year ago
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Fantastic work!
a year ago
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Hey all. I’m seeing some very cool items getting posted to your personal pages. Make sure to also post them here or create collections and tag the group. We want to see those amazing items. 🤘🏼

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a year ago

Round two of Minas Tirith

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This really is a remarkable environment. Even as you’ve captured them, it’s particularly nice that Weta included the houses of the dead along Rath Dínen.
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It is. It’s my favorite environment they’ve done. Weta captured so much detail in it. I’m glad it was an open edition because this would have been even more expensive. Per what I was told by Weta during SDCC a couple years ago.
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Round one of Minas Tirith

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