Peter Jackson’s special effects workshop and erstwhile maker of authentic-ish LOTR merchandise has announced that they’ll be putting out a lot of new LOTR goods again (seems they’ve regained a license to do just that).
So, the first thing they’re doing now that they can? Yep, you guessed it. Mini-shields! If you’re up against an army full of mini-swords, these will certainly protect you… tough luck against the real thing, though.
I’ll go ahead and wait for the authentic full-size shields.