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New Must-Have ‘Hobbit’ Items From Weta Workshop

Whether you love dwarves or hobbits, Weta Workshop’s Hobbit shop has something for you! In addition to announcing the pre-order for the new Kili Statue, Weta is also showing off some new gear for fans of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

If you love the dwarves or just find yourself fascinated by runes, you will want to check out the Durin’s Day Pin.

Weta_DurinsDay_PinTo enter the lost realm of Erebor and reclaim his kingdom, Thorin Oakenshield™ must find the secret back door to the Mountain.

As revealed by magical moon runes on his map, any who would seek access to the hidden way must ‘stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks and the setting sun with the last light of Durin’s Day will shine upon the key-hole.’

The first day of the Dwarves’ year was calculated according to the last new moon of Autumn. Not every Dwarves’ new year was a Durin’s Day, though – only when the last moon of Autumn and the sun are in the sky together on this day is it a Durin’s Day.

The pin is engraved on the front with Dwarven runes spelling ‘Durin’s Day’ and a picture of the thrush.

If you prefer the comforts of a cozy hobbit hole, Weta has you covered, too! To add a little bit of Hobbiton flair to your apparel, you can’t go wrong with Bilbo’s Acorn Buttons.

Weta_BilboAcornButtonsPretty brass buttons fly from the waistcoat of Bilbo Baggins when he must squeeze through a crack to escape the clutches of Gollum.

But as Bilbo will prove to his doubting Dwarf companions, there is much more to this Hobbit than buttons and pocket-handkerchiefs.

Bilbo’s Brass Button is an exquisite replica of the original acorn buttons created by the 3Foot7 Costume Department for actor Martin Freeman’s costume.

Each button is manufactured in Wellington, New Zealand – spincast from 99% pure zinc and electroplated in an antique brass finish and then buffed and lacquered.

The button diameter is 0.8 in (20mm) and features a shank on the back  for easy attachment to your waistcoat. Just make sure to fasten each button meticulously to avoid losing them all when squeezing through tight spots…

Weta would love to see what you create with your buttons! Make sure to take pictures and post them on Weta’s Facebook Page.

Of course, you could always show off your love of The Hobbit with Weta’s In a Hole in the Ground T-shirt, featuring everyone’s favorite hobbit abode.

Weta_HobbitHoleShirt“In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.”

A light grey T-shirt with a beautiful design featuring the front door of Bag End.

The design, printed in black, was created by Weta Workshop artist Rebekah Tisch, with calligraphy by Daniel Reeve of the 3Foot7 Art Department.

The left sleeve has a Weta logo and the nape of the neck a small The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey logo.

This shirt comes in the following sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

To see all of Weta Workshop’s Hobbit items, visit their The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie shop. And keep updated via Weta’s Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. I’m totally in love with Bilbo’s buttons!

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