Lord of the Rings Merchandise

Yesterday in a charity shop I saw about twenty different Tolkein calendars from various years, including the 1978 Silmarillion calendar and others of several decades vintage. Prices were around £20-£30 each.
 
I've just bought a 'fotonovel' of Bakshi's Lord of the Rings for a fiver. It's basically like a graphic novel, but using shots from the movie with speech overlaid. Apparently fotonovels were quite prevalent 'back in the day' as there appear to be a number of them created for different movies.

It isn't the greatest piece of Tolkien merchandise out there, but it is pretty cool for the price.
 
I've just bought a 'fotonovel' of Bakshi's Lord of the Rings for a fiver. It's basically like a graphic novel, but using shots from the movie with speech overlaid.
I bought that (if it's the same one) at the time the film came out. The pages fell out in a few years. Can you post a pic?
 
Hi, sorry I'm a bit of a technophobe with computers, but the ISBN (according to Amazon) is 0897520076. I can well imagine that the book would shed pages after several read throughs, and the RRP was only £1.50/$2.95 so not the highest craftmanship. It is a nice accompaniment to the movie and all things LOTR related.

And although the version of Sam portrayed in Bakshi's animation was a little too oafish, I think that they got the image of Strider right; feeling fair and looking foul, unlike Jackson's movie adaptation.
 
Well just got my self he latest piece of LOTR merchandise; Lord of the Cats 'The Furrllowship of the Ring' cushion. Featuring Gandalf, Frodo, Aragorn and co as... wait for it.... cats. It's not as bad as you might suppose actually.
 
Just got my self a third Hobbit. I already had the illustrated Alan Lee hardback, then last year got the facsimile of the original edition, and today I am the proud owner of the De Luxe Edition illustrated by the author. It really is beautifully presented in a nicely designed slipcase, with gold leafing and some additional 'extras' (pull out map etc). It does look very nice, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

But if I had to recommend a version to buy, it would still be the 'facsimile' version, which comes with much better 'gifts', is just as nicely presented and is the original story before revisions to draw it closer to the LOTR book. The facsimile version is also considerably cheaper
 

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