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GEEK | 1 Year Ago By Richard Darell

Vintage Action Figures From The 1978 The Lord Of The Rings Movie

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The world can’t seem to get enough of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic Middle Earth. It’s like we always crave more, and the first movie in the prequel series of The Hobbit should stand as testament of that. The way Peter Jackson brought Middle Earth to life is almost unprecedented. From start to finish, The Lord of The Rings movies took almost 12 years to complete – that’s from script to finished release of the last movie. That’s quite an adventure, right? It’s a little unclear how long the three movies in The Hobbit will take to complete. However, judging from the first one, they will not disappoint. Did you know that when The Lord of The Rings was released as a movie back in 1978, there were some amazing vintage action figures released the next year as well?

Personally, I didn’t even know action figures were available back then. Apparently they were, and these vintage action figures are as amazing as any others. They seem to be quite rare and popular as well since they recently sold on eBay for more than $15,000. That’s right, these 7 vintage action figures raked in a pretty cool buck. Sometimes it’s rewarding to be a collector of things. Or should I say, to be a hoarder.

I am sure any The Lord of The Rings fan would lock these rare vintage action figures into a vault somewhere considering what they are worth. They were made available by the Knickerbocker company back in 1979, and they seem to have stood the sands of time quite well. I keep wondering how much self control it really takes to keep from busting these packages open in order to hold them just once. It’s like the one ring itself, they are calling for you to open them so they can be played with. Where is the ring itself? Surely there must have been a “The One Ring” vintage action figure (or accessory) as well. If I could just hold them once, me sweeeeearssss!

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Knickerbocker’s The Lord of The Rings Vintage Action Figures

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

2 Comments

MH

January 7th, 2013

Aragorn apparently has no pants. ….

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Ann

January 11th, 2013

…Aragorn needs no pants…

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