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Weta Workshop to make “Hobbit” merchandise

by Matthew Price Published: June 12, 2012
MARTIN FREEMAN as Bilbo Baggins in New Line Cinema’s and MGM's fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
MARTIN FREEMAN as Bilbo Baggins in New Line Cinema’s and MGM's fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Weta Workshop will team up for merchandise based on the upcoming “Hobbit” films.

According to a news release, Weta Workshop will develop and market authentic prop replicas, collectibles and merchandise based on the upcoming films, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

The first products in the collection will be unveiled at Comic-Con International in San Diego at the Weta booth (#3513B) in July 2012, along with a limited number of exclusive pieces that will be available for purchase. The full collection will be available in October.

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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