The many heroic and indelible characters who populated The Lord of the Rings film series, are also among the most familiar and cherished images in Hollywood history. Sideshow Collectibles, a specialty manufacturer of iconic television and film collectibles, in association with New Line Cinema, is currently producing a line of Lord of the Rings Premium Format figures. This 1:4 scale figure line follows a very successful Lord of the Rings collectibles line, created when Sideshow Collectibles partnered with award winner effects studio, WETA workshop, to produce more than 180 high-end, collectable statues, busts, and helms. Sideshow Collectibles has worked closely in the past with New Line Cinema on licensed 12-inch figures from New Line's House of Horror, including such films as Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And, starting in second-quarter 2006, Sideshow Collectible's own Lord of the Rings range will expand to include 12-inch figures from the landmark film series.

The adventures and exploits of Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and their
allies and enemies became touchstones of modern literature when first
conceived by author J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings. Three
landmark film adaptations from New Line Cinema won 17 Academy Awards(R)
and introduced Tolkien's incomparable vision to a vast new audience of
devotees. Sideshow Collectibles' line of 12-inch Lord of the Rings
figures is sure to be as sought after as their other collectible figure

Sideshow's 12-inch posable figures feature more than 30 points of
articulation. The figures will combine intricate, layered costuming,
action-oriented body poses, and will come fully equipped with weapons,
shields, and other authentic accessories. The 12-inch figure line will
be available in collectible and specialty stores worldwide, as well as
directly through the Sideshow Collectibles website. The 12-inch figures will retail for
approximately $50 to $75.

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