J is for J.R.R. Tolkien Collection


I’ve posted a few times about how my Tolkien collection is slowly taking over my home office. It went from a single bookshelf with a map of Middle Earth mounted over it, to a second bookshelf, to an entire corner, and is now starting to spread even further, leading me to solidly question my life’s choices.

(Of course I say this as I am looking to add a third sword to my collection)


31 thoughts on “J is for J.R.R. Tolkien Collection

    1. I’m leaning towards Anduril, although Orcrist is aesthetically more awesome.

      I don’t have the One Ring yet, but that’s only because I’m holding out for a really nice piece that I can actually wear, and its quite $$$

      1. I tried to get it as my wedding ring. I was so close until a ‘friend’ pointed out to my fiancee that it would be a symbol of me controlling her. ‘One ring to rule them all’. I never thought of it that way, but it really killed that idea.

      2. LMAO! I never thought of it that way either, but it makes total sense, actually. Jeez what a buzzkill!

        I do really want a decent replica of Nenya, as well, but all the ones I’ve found have been rather chintzy.

      3. I never had the money to go that far into a collection. I hate to admit that I don’t even have the special box set of Return of the King. I’d be happy to buy ‘Sting’ at one point because that’s my favorite sword of Middle Earth.

      4. I’ll be honest…for the thousand times I’ve watched the trilogy, I’ve never gotten through all the extras that came with the special edition. The extended edition, of course, is totally worth it…but the extra features (while cool), are HOURS long and probably not worth the extra $40 bucks or whatever they cost on top of the movies.

        Sting wasn’t too expensive…I managed to snag both the sword and scabbard from thinkgeek on a 30% off special for under $100.

      5. I think I just want the final special edition for completion’s sake. I have the first two and I’ve never opened them. I can never make enough time to watch the movies, much less the special stuff.
        Funny story, my son has decided that he can’t go to bed without saying goodnight to the Gollum statue.

  1. I would LOVE to own that collection. *Le sigh and looks on in envy and the beauty of it all* J.R.R Tolkien is one of my literary heroes! As well as Peter Jackson for bringing his work to life.

    1. I agree about Peter Jackson! He carried to much flack from fans who wanted to criticize every choice he made, but the fact is that he did a fantastic job making the world come alive for fans and being as true to the story as he could. I would happily have his Hobbit children 🙂

  2. Your collection is….amazing! WANT! I have the hardcover, illustrated book trilogy, a mini evenstar pendant, two board games and many of the visual guides and concept art books. Plus a couple of paperbacks and the regular, non-extended dvds. But seeing your collection and I’m inspired to expand :p goodbye savings!

    1. I bet the Evenstar pendant is lovely! I’m trying to scope out an affordable replica of Nenya myself.

      Your collection sounds pretty respectable as well 🙂

      1. It’s very beautiful 🙂 I’ve also had my eye on Nenya, but they really are quite pricey.
        Well, I suppose my collection is respectable, but there’s always room for more hehe 🙂

  3. I wonder if I should tell you that I live in Middle Earth (otherwise known as New Zealand), that the jeweller who made the one ring is in the same area as me and a friends of mine own (and use) the bows from a few of the major characters in the movie – oh – and a friend of mine might actually be building a replica of Bagend literally across the street from me (we live in a rural area) and it’s going to be a bed and breakfast 🙂

    1. MY GOOGDNESS! Tracey, I am torn between hating you and trying to find a way to convince you to let me come live with you! My mind is seriously blown right now. I might need a moment.

      1. Ahhhhh that is so cool!!! How far do you guys live from the Hobbiton set? I’m trying to plan a trip there in the next year or so, but can’t decide whether to plan it myself or use a guided tour.

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