"They are all locked into a small room with no phone or internet access, a couple of computers and even a keypad on the door..."
Our friends at Imladris: Lord of the Rings Movie News alerted us to two photographs of Toy Biz' figures appearing on UGO.com's Toy Fair report.
Here is a complete list from About Action Figures of all the Lord of the Rings merchandise presented at Toy Fair 2001. If you look carefully, you will pick up a lot of clues about what may be represented in the films.
Electronic cave trolls? Middle-earth marbles? Ringwraiths with slashing-sword action? Here's what to expect later this year on the Lord of the Rings toy shelf.
Here's an excerpt from Alissa MacMillan's New York Daily News article about toys based upon movie licenses appearing at this year's Toy Fair trade show.
I can’t wait to see what the LOTR cards are going to look like, but given the success of the Star Wars line, I am sure the LOTR CCG will not disappoint."
Ringbearer alerted us to this list of the various assortments of Lord of the Rings action figures being manufactured by ToyBiz.
IGN FilmForce visits Toy Fair and reports back on Lord of the Rings toys and more.
According to Maureen Fan's newspaper article about this year's Toy Fair trade show in New York, "By Christmas, stores will stock trading cards and a book-based role playing game based on the Lord of the Rings movie and J.R.R. Tolkien book."
In another article about this years's Toy Fair, Joseph Gallivan writes, "Toy Biz created its six-inch action figures by laser-scanning the faces of the stars of Lord Of The Rings, such as Liv Tyler and venerable English thespian Ian McKellen, as they shot all three films of the trilogy in New Zealand.
"From the world of entertainment comes Playmates Toys' new Intelli-Blox construction toys based on the most anticipated movie event of 2001 -- New Line Cinema's live-action feature film The Lord of the Rings."
In one video, “The Complete Lord of the Rings with Reiner Knizia,” the designer Reiner Knizia discusses his game based on the popular novels by J.R.R. Tolkein and its release in conjunction with the highly anticipated feature film “Lord of the Rings.”
"Gollum the Evil Hobbit and Gimli the Dwarf, the next two figures in the Middle-earth Toys line, are now available through the Toy Vault Toy Club."
New Line Cinema asked us not to re-post images from their Official Site or calendar, but no one said anything about not sharing links…
“We are confident that the combination of the Lord of the Rings story, the huge pre-awareness of the films, and Games Workshop’s top flight game and model design skills will produce an outstanding series of tabletop battlegames.”