Yesterday, I received my weekly newsletter from Weta. One of the things that was featured on the post was a stone pendant engraved with the White Tree of Gondor. This got me thinking, what else is on the market for a film fan wishing to add something to their collection inspired by their favourite films? Here’s my five film-related items that are available to buy.
1.Forbidden Planet – V for Vendetta mask – £4.99
This plastic V For Vendetta mask comes with an elastic strap for adjustable wear. Why not buy a bunch of these ready for Halloween or, more appropriately, Guy Fawkes’ night.
2. Truffle Shuffle – Han Solo t-shirt – £29.99
This company has a huge range of fantastic film-related t-shirts but it was this one, featuring a guitar-playing Han Solo, which caught my eye. I’m not sure if a lightsaber really is Han’s style, but a guitar certainly is! What do you reckon, could Han be a guitar playing God?
3. Firebox – Batman bathrobe – £52.99
I’m 99.9% sure that this bathrobe is what Bruce Wayne slips into after a busy night fighting crime – it sure looks comfy!
4. Weta – Kong and V-Rex bookends – $64
With these two beasts supporting your book collection, they are sure to never fall down! An official collectable from Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake of King Kong, the bookends were sculpted by Weta Workshop’s Shaun Bolton and Bill Hunt.
5. Weta – Bag End – Collector’s Edition – $249
What a beautiful model this is. A limited edition of just 1,111 pieces, at the time of writing, just 88 pieces were left to buy. Created by some of the same artists and craftsmen who work on Weta’s movies, it received the ‘nod of approval’ by Dan Hennah, John Howe and Alan Lee who were jointly responsible for the Bag End set before being put into production.