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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Hobbit Day!!!

What sort of Halfling blog would this be without the celebration of Hobbit Day!!!?? 


Well what the hell is hobbit day I hear you ask? Well apparently Hobbit Day is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins from characters in J. R. R. Tolkien's the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In the books both Bilbo and Frodo were said to be born on September 22, but of different years. Bilbo was born in the year of 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (1290 and 1368 respectively in Shire-Reckoning.)

The American Tolkien Society first proclaimed Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week in 1978, and defines them as this: "Tolkien Week is observed as the calendar week containing September 22, which is always observed as Hobbit Day", but acknowledges that Hobbit Day pre-dates their designation. Ok most of that nonsense was a blatant copy and pastefrom Wiki ha!!

Conveniently in honour of hobbit day the legendary New Zealander Sir Peter Jackson has released the official trailer/teaser for the Hobbit to be released in December this year. Being the proud Kiwi that I am I cannot wait for the release to not only show case Tolkien's masterclass but also the film making talents of Peter Jackson while seamlessly show casing the beauty Aoteroa, the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand).

Just in case you have been living under a rock here is the link to the trailer for you.....looks fantastic although I admit being a New Zealand hobbit lover I am about as biased as they come.....

Oh and to also celebrate Hobbit day here are some of White Knights recent releases which I missed earlier.....some cool halfling wizards!!! Available here White Knight Miniatures get them while they last!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Foundry Halflings Released

Well I am currently half way through my Hobbittoberfest unit and have been too lazy to get some shots of them and the 95th Rifles due to drinking issues ;-) .....so I figured I would buy some time and post up some shots of the recently released Foundry Halflings I previewed a lil while back. There are four halfling packs priced at 10 pounds a pop

Personally I think that they are a lil hit and miss but I like the adventurers and the town guard marching with latern ...oh and the guy in the barrel would of been perfect for my Hobbittoberfest unit......not to shabby overall I reckon although I would prefer to purchase the models individually instead of in packs though.

More info here