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The Hobbit

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January 17, 2014, 03:37 PM
SHouseman
The Hobbit
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Originally posted by Darth Graham:
Autograph signers are up on the Cryptozoic website, looks like no Martin Freeman or Ian Mckellan Frown


On Cryptozoic's facebook post when these signers were first announced, they stated: "There are still contracts we are waiting to receive, which means more names to announce in the coming weeks".

So, there's still a chance for some of the main cast to sign...

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January 17, 2014, 04:27 PM
steve j
I know not of Cryptozoic's methodology as far as the release of autographs are concerned, but it seems to me that there is some plan. Firstly they have all the dwarves in one batch. It would be good if Cryptozoics could let us know their plans. We need to take one step at a time, and trust in the company. If they fail, then all will be lost. If they succeed like Topps did, then this could be a glorious set.

It could be that they are waiting to release Bilbo's auto with that of Smaug. What an amazing double autograph that would be.

Lets hope Cryptozoic have some fantastic plans for us the collectors. I hope it builds into an amazing set!!!
January 17, 2014, 05:37 PM
Ted Dastick Jr.
quote:
Originally posted by SHouseman:

So, there's still a chance for some of the main cast to sign...

The auto list is a good chunk of the main cast, they're just not all the best-known actors.
January 19, 2014, 10:46 AM
ravenheart
I hope the ones they're waiting for are the "bigger" names, otherwise as it looks like this will not have costumes or props in, it's definitely not going to be worth paying for a box.

There are several names in the released list I definitely want to add to my collection, but when it comes to a box, it's about potential value for money, and when you're only getting one per box, there's no one on that list which will justify the £50 minimum a box will cost. Could very easily end up with a base set, a couple of useless subset cards, and a £10 autograph!

Fingers crossed for those remaining signers!
January 19, 2014, 01:15 PM
Raven
The autographs from the LotR sets were really everything you could want as far as having the opportunity to collect signatures of major actors. Not just in terms of the main cast, but in just having major actors. Even now this many years later I am surprised at the listed prices for Viggo and Cate. Their certified cards should be in far greater demand than the prices indicate.

Anyway, I don't think the autograph list that will eventually come out of the Hobbit films can be compared to what we got out of the original Topps sets.
January 26, 2014, 01:23 AM
chesspieceface
I think they'll figure out a way to get some more cameos of people from the LOTR movies in the third Hobbit film as a way of tying it all together, so when it's all said and done, they might have a lot of the same potential signers from one trilogy to the next. Certainly some highlights of the Hobbit films so far were seeing Frodo, Galadriel, Gollum, and Sarumen in the first one and now Legolas in part two. For the next movie, I hope they'll at least have cameos from Aragorn, King Elrond, Arwen, and older Bilbo (Ian Holm). Those along with Gandalf would make 10 signers from the first trilogy who could sign for the second.

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January 26, 2014, 02:19 AM
Cardz_house
Actually, Peter Jackson was in the 2nd hobbit film. Just for a few secs, he was at the beginning of the film setting at Bree. He came out biting a piece of carrot

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January 26, 2014, 08:12 AM
chesspieceface
Maybe they can get Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert to sign for the "Smaug" set, since he had a cameo as one of the Laketown spies.

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January 26, 2014, 11:08 PM
SHouseman
I watched the 6 episodes of "Jekyll" starring James Nesbitt this weekend. He was great in that and I'll have to add his auto to my collection!

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February 10, 2014, 08:47 AM
Karsten
I really love the Topps LOTR edition and especially the autographed cards.
So it was a pity to learn that they won't release the Hobbit.
Before Cryptozoic announced that they will do it I decided to create my own trading card autographs,
quite close to the Topps cards, and sent them to all the actors.
I am very happy about the feedback.

Here is one result. Maybe you like it :-)


The design:







The first result





If you want to see more of my autographed card that I received, please follow this link:

The Hobbit - Autographed Cards

There will be more in a few days. I need some time to scan Wink

Thank you!!!
February 10, 2014, 01:10 PM
MvG
Congrats! They all look great. Checked your FB.
February 10, 2014, 01:20 PM
DavidDeb
really nice design! I saw the image first and I was overjoyed by 'Crypto's design':0) I'm sure they'll a great job still, hopefully they will be horizontal as well

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February 10, 2014, 09:20 PM
Chris Cline
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! I love them!

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Ok 1 more pack then I'am done...no really..wait how many are left in that box?

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March 05, 2014, 12:35 AM
Scifi Cards
New release date: June 25th, 2014

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March 05, 2014, 01:44 PM
steve j
I am sure they said Q1, they will be lucky to make Q2. However,if it's going to be good, it's worth waiting for. Just maybe they have decided to add more sketches into the boxes. We live in hope,
March 21, 2014, 09:04 AM
Logan
Cryptozoic has updated the signer list. It looks like they got everyone to sign except Ian McKellen:

http://www.cryptozoic.com/trad...ourney-trading-cards
March 21, 2014, 09:43 AM
ts
Can only imagine how rare and expensive the Martin Freeman card will be. Frown

Surprised, they did not get McKellen. He is a great signer. He just appeared on Broadway with Patrick Stewart and was signing for everyone ttm.
March 21, 2014, 11:23 AM
Triple-Frog
quote:
Originally posted by ts:
Can only imagine how rare and expensive the Martin Freeman card will be. Frown

Surprised, they did not get McKellen. He is a great signer. He just appeared on Broadway with Patrick Stewart and was signing for everyone ttm.


They might be keeping him back for the second and third sets.
March 21, 2014, 11:33 AM
Scott Gaeta
quote:
Originally posted by Cardz_house:
Actually, Peter Jackson was in the 2nd hobbit film. Just for a few secs, he was at the beginning of the film setting at Bree. He came out biting a piece of carrot


He also appeared as the same character in Fellowship of the Ring. The character's name is Albert Dreary and he was munching on a carrot in his Fellowship cameo too. =)

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March 21, 2014, 02:13 PM
Ted Dastick Jr.
quote:
Originally posted by ts:
Surprised, they did not get McKellen. He is a great signer. He just appeared on Broadway with Patrick Stewart and was signing for everyone ttm.

Nobody has said the list of signers is complete yet. Thumb Up