New Hobbit Funko Pop figures announced, including Smaug!

New Hobbit Pops!
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With The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies hitting theaters this December, fans will be clamoring for new stuff, especially anything Smaug-related. Thanks to an exclusive story from MTV News, we now know that Funko will be releasing new Pop vinyl figures from the film, including Smaug.

Funko has produced over 300 different Pop vinyl figures, with over 17 million selling in recent years. That includes characters from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and joining that line will be three new figures and one variant "chase" figure. They are:

*Smaug (Click here to pre-order it from Entertainment Earth)

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*Tauriel (Click here to order it from Entertainment Earth)

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*Sauron (Click here to order it from Entertainment Earth)

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The Smaug figure will be six inches high, as opposed to the standard Pops, which are just under four inches high. MTV also revealed that a small number of Smaug figures will be "chase" figures, featuring "dragon eyes" instead of the standard "black eyes" most Pops are famous for. The "dragon eyes" variant Smaug will appear at rate of one in every twelve figures, and Entertainment Earth will send the variant out randomly in orders.

The Tauriel figure marks the first time actress Evangeline Lilly has appeared as a Pop figure, and the Sauron figure sports a "Lord of the Rings" logo instead of the "Hobbit" logo the other characters have. While the Sauron character did appear in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," it was not in the form the figure depicts, which is from the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

The figures are due to hit store shelves in October.

Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of several websites, and his writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, Cinelinx.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. You can follow him on his blog, VictorMedina.com or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at vic@victormedina.com.

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