4 New Banners for THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY; Plus New Zealand Unveils HOBBIT Stamps and Coins

     October 5, 2012

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If you thought Warner Bros. was running out of marketing material for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, you were dead wrong.  Four new banners for the film have been released, giving us a look at some of the major beats from the first part in director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy.  We learned yesterday that Warner Bros. will indeed be releasing an extended edition of the film on Blu-ray late next year, so we’ve got plenty of Middle Earth goodness ahead.

Additionally, the New Zealand Post has officially released commemorative stamps and coins for the film which are pretty nifty.  Hit the jump to check out the banners and coins.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th.

Here’s the synopsis for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Coin images via TheOneRing.net and SHH.  Click to enlarge.

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