With The Hobbit coming up soon and my profile becoming more and more of a LOTR breeding ground for images/videos I decided to put together a blog in the same vein as JoBlo's "Show us your Shit" but for my Lord of the Rings collection. This is most of the stuff I've been collecting since 2001 but there are some pieces I simply can't move to photograph... so hopefully you guys enjoy seeing my shit!
In this set are the DVDs, the Extended Edition DVDs, the Limited Edition DVDs, the Extended Edition blu-rays and the theatrical edition blu-rays in a collectible steelbook. I re-bought the theatrical trilogy on DVD months later SOLELY to get the packaging that put it together as "one trilogy" because I'm anal like that and sort of obsessed. As cool as the extended edition DVD cases are (the book quality of it is too awesome) my favorites are probably the Limited Edition sets because those are my three favorite posters of each movie.
The first piece I ever got was FOTR on DVD in August of 2002 and I remember it like it was yesterday. When you're 15 and can't have a job, license or credit card yet you rely on your parents for gifts or hope for the holidays. My mom told me she would buy me Fellowship for my Christmas but lied to me so that she could surprise me with it when I woke up one morning (it was laying on my bed). She's always been the cool Mom out of my friends, buying me R-rated tickets as a kid, letting me skip school to see each movie and have my friends sleep over to watch the previous ones the night before it but this was on another level.
Here is the 50th anniversary edition of the trilogy, The Hobbit and the trilogy in handheld form. That Hobbit bookmark is recently purchased but that Boromir one is one of my favorite things ever. I used it so much that the ring that was attached to the ribbon on the top fell off... but I still get to look at Sean Bean everytime I read so it's OK.
Those are the story guide companions and are humongous books with gorgeous production photos and a guide on each character/location. There's also some LEGO Pez back there with the limited edition "Eye of Sauron" piece because I mean, that's pretty fucking cool right?
The Lord of the Rings Limited Edition Monopoly, FOTR 3D sculpted poster, LOTR Mini Collectibles + LEGO LOTR and ROTK for Xbox. The monopoly board is probably my favorite because I can own the Shire and drive property tax through the roof like an evil son of a bitch but those two Xbox games are immortal. I used to have The Two Towers for Game Cube but that was donated along with my other Game Cube stuff to a local hospital years ago. Those games actually still hold up today and are just as enjoyable, specifically The Two Towers.
The Fellowship 6" Action Figure collection complete with a monstrous cave troll that literally trolls them at all times.
Everyone's gotta have their own, right? This one was part of the pre-ordering of the Extended Edition movie and was only $10 dollars with the purchase of the set. I was browsing some actual replicas but I'll just wait for my wedding band since my girlfriend is totally cool with that (when she said that it sealed the deal).
Both the standard theatricals as well as the re-issued trilogy one with bonus tracks and 18 collectible mini-posters.
Currently Not Pictured (Rolled up without any room):
^Those two are probably my favorite posters I own because they're not just rare and sweet to look at but hold nostalgic value for me as well. I got both of them in 2001/2002 when the movies were in theaters and they're in pretty bad shape so they stay rolled up in canisters at the moment.
Welp, that's most of my shit right now and I'm sure it'll grow even more over the next 3 years with The Hobbit trilogy.. Thanks for checking it out.