Exclusive First Look: The Bridge Direct Unveils 3 New Collector Figures From 'The Hobbit'

Bacon. Bacon and eggs. Bacon, bacon, bacon. We could really write just about anything right now, and we're pretty sure you wouldn't even notice as you hurriedly scroll down the page, hunting for the reveal pics from The Bridge Direct's new line of collector-based 6" figures from the upcoming Hobbit films-- just like Golem hunting feverishly for his "Precious"! Well, we confess that when we first heard that The Bridge direct Inc. had the license for The Hobbit toys, we were pretty skeptical, to say the least. We LOVED the Lord of the Rings figures from Toy Biz, and surely the company that brought us the Justin Bieber Singing Doll would know nothing of Orcs, Dwarves, and epic-fantasy awesomeness, right?! Wrong! Looks like the money they scored on plastic effigies of "The Biebs" has been put into producing some high quality action figures in 2 different scales, along with role play items!

That's the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International exclusive figure of Bilbo sporting the One Ring above. Read on for all the info from The Bridge Direct Inc. about the entire assortment of different toy lines, along with your first chance to see three of the 6" figures!

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of two films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit™. As master toy licensee for both films, The Bridge Direct will unveil a stunning collection of authentic and highly-detailed toys at retailers this October. From action figures to role play accessories, the wide-ranging toy line captures the thrill and adventure of the timeless story and will bring the fantasy to life for fans of all ages. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released beginning December 14, 2012, and the second film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again™, is slated for release beginning December 13, 2013. The two films based on The Hobbit are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

CHARACTER HIGHLIGHTS

BILBO BAGGINS

Available in both 3.75" and 6” scale, The Bridge Direct’s Bilbo BagginsTM action figures feature authentic details and styling that capture the title character from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Bilbo figures include Sting, scabbard, travel pack and canteen accessories.

SRP: $7.99 & $14.99 Ages: 4+

GANDALFTHE GREY

Available in both 3.75" and 6” scale, The Bridge Direct’s Gandalf the Grey action figures feature authentic details and styling that capture the wise Wizard from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Lord of the Rings films. Each Gandalf figure includes sword, scabbard, staff and hat accessories.

SRP: $7.99 & $14.99 Ages: 4+

THORIN OAKENSHIELD

Available in both 3.75" and 6” scale, The Bridge Direct’s Thorin Oakenshield action figures feature authentic details and styling that capture the lead Dwarf from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Each Thorin figure includes 2 swords with sheaths, and arm guard accessories.

SRP: $7.99 & $14.99 Ages: 4+

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO EXCLUSIVE BILBO BAGGINS FIGURE

The Bridge Direct’s limited edition 6” scale figure of Bilbo Baggins will present the title character from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in his “invisible” state while wearing the Ring, which he holds in his hand. Available only at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, this intricately detailed transparent figure will be presented in a numbered collector’s edition box.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3.75” BASIC FIGURES

These 3.75" scale action figures feature authentic detail from key characters in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Each figure contains up to 12 points of articulation and replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character in painstaking detail.

SRP: $7.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3.75” FIGURE 2-PACKS

These 3.75" scale action figure 2-packs feature pairs of heroic characters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Each figure contains up to 12 points of articulation and replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character. Select from 4 styles or collect them all.

SRP: $14.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3.75” FIGURE DELUXE 2-PACK

Prepare for battle with this set of 3.75" scale action figures pairing a key hero with a key villain from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Each figure contains up to 12 points of articulation and replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character.

SRP: $19.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3.75” BOX SET

This boxed set of 3.75" scale action figures features 5 main heroic characters from The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey. Each figure contains up to 12 points of articulation and replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character. Select from 4 styles or collect them all.

SRP: $29.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3.75” BEAST PACK

Every good villain needs a beast to ride into battle, and this 3.75" scale action figure beast pack has them both! Featuring authentic detail from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, these figures are sure to become collector's items!

SRP: $19.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3.75” FIGURE BATTLE PACK

One of the biggest and baddest creatures from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey faces off with a key hero in this 3.75" scale action figure battle pack. Each figure replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character in authentic detail.

SRP: $19.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 6” COLLECTOR FIGURE

Sure to become coveted pieces of memorabilia, these 6" scale collector figures feature intricate and authentic detail. Each figure contains up to 12 points of articulation and replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of each character as seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Select from 5 characters or collect them all.

SRP: $14.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 6” DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

A must-have for the hard-core collector, this deluxe 6" scale figure features painstakingly authentic detail of a key villain in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It replicates the facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories as designed by the filmmaker and special effects team. This is one you won't want to take out of the box!

SRP: $19.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY DELUXE SWORD

This deluxe role-play sword replicates in authentic detail a key weapon in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. With motion-activated battle sounds and a glowing light feature, you'll get the complete character experience. All parts made of molded plastic. Let the battle begin!

SRP: $19.99 ea Ages: 4+

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 6” BATTLE AXE

This deluxe role-play axe replicates in authentic detail a key weapon in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Now you can re-enact key battle scenes. Handle made of molded plastic, blade made of EVA foam. Let the battle begin!

SRP: $14.99 ea Ages: 4+

While we're finding ourselves excited to get our hands on these toys, they do raise a few questions: Are the 6" figures in correct scale to one another? Will they fit in with our Toy Biz LotR collection? Our guess is as good as yours, so for more info on this line (and a closer look at the figures on display) be sure to visit the Bridge Direct Inc. at the Gentle Giant Ltd. booth #3513 during SDCC 2012!

Stay tuned to all your SDCC info about "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" right here on MTV Geek!

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