Sideshow Weta Gets Some Love on Cracked.comWednesday, September 19, 2012
As big fans of humor website Cracked.com, we get psyched to see Sideshow products show up in their articles from time to time. Here’s an amazing rundown of 7 Movies That Put Insane Detail into Stuff You Never Noticed, by Karl Smallwood and J.F. Sargent.
Rounding out #7 with The Lord of the Rings, Cracked.com uses Sideshow Weta prop replicas to demonstrate the amount of detail in wardrobe and armor:
“More than 48,000 pieces just as detailed as these were made for the first film alone, to please the four people in the audience who would notice/care. And even crazier, each one of these helmets has a backstory like a G.I. Joe filecard — rough leather and cracked metal for Orcs of low standing, long and misshapen for Orcs with (more) physical deformities; light helmets for scouts, and heavy bladed ones for berserkers. All this effort just to be strapped onto an anonymous stuntman as he sprints toward a bludgeoning with prop swords.”
The list also features fascinating details from some of our favorite films like Shaun of the Dead and The Shining.
Browse our available, highly-detailed collectibles from The Lord of the Rings below, or check out the full inventory here.
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