Sideshow has partnered with Weta Workshop to develop multiple lines of polystone collectibles based on the upcoming film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Weta Workshop is the Special Effects Company that created the effects for all three Lord of the Rings films. The Sideshow / Weta collaboration will be responsible for the development and marketing of five lines of polystone collectibles: statues, busts, miniature weapons, miniature armor and helmets, and wall plaques.
The Sideshow / Weta collectibles will be released over a period of eight months beginning with Series I due to be in stores in September, 2001. Each additional series will be released at approximately 30-45 day intervals. Sideshow / Weta plan to release 24 statues, 32 busts, 16 helmets (also known as helms), 7 environments, 7 wall plaques and 14 assorted weapon sets based on the first film. Each of these items have been meticulously crafted, expertly reproduced to the highest standards and are meant to bring the discerning collector a lifetime of enjoyment.
Thus far the following Collectibles have been released. Click on one of the series for more details or on any one of the collectibles to see it in a more detailed view:
About the Figures
Amazingly detailed 1:6 scale statues that have been hand cast in heavy weight polystone and hand painted to the highest standards. The display base has been etched with the map of Middle Earth and also includes the Lord of the Rings logo, the character's name and sculptor's signature. These are authentic replications of the film's central characters and each figure has been endorsed by the actor who portrayed the character on film.
About the Busts
The essence of each character is brilliantly captured in these 1:4 scale busts. As with the statues, each bust has been hand cast in heavy weight polystone and hand painted to the highest standards. Each bust sits on a classically turned base that includes the name of the character and the sculptor's signature.
About the Helms
The cast metal helms (helmets) are exact 1:4 scale miniatures of the helmets used in the "Fellowship of the Ring." They have been expertly recreated by the same metalsmiths who made the full scale pieces for the film(s). Each sits on a classically turned pedestal that includes the name of the helm and the sculptor's signature.