Bleacher Creatures and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Bring Bilbo Back Again--in 10-Inch-Tall Plush Form--With Release of The Hobbit:The Battle of the Five Armies

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Four Iconic Characters from The Hobbit Trilogy Get the Plush Treatment from Bleacher Creatures: Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorin Oakenshield, All Available at bleachercreatures.com

The Hobbit Plush Figures from Bleacher Creatures

The characters in the books and the films have become absolutely real to millions of fans worldwide, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer people the chance to ‘put their passion in play’ with our Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorin Oakenshield plush.

When Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), hits theaters on December 17, the epic trilogy will come to a dramatic close. But now, thanks to Bleacher Creatures, fans of Middle-earth never have to say goodbye, as the four iconic characters of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Gollum, and Thorin Oakenshield are available as incredibly true-to-life 10-inch-tall plush figures, available for adventures (or second breakfast) at any time.

Bleacher Creatures, known for their popular line of plush figures of the greatest athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS, will release their plush figures inspired by The Hobbit Trilogy on November 26. Each will retail for $19.99 on bleachercreatures.com.

“As huge fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings film trilogies, we’re honored to work with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create these plush characters,” says Matthew Hoffman, President and CEO of Bleacher Creatures. “The characters in the books and the films have become absolutely real to millions of fans worldwide, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer people the chance to ‘put their passion in play’ with our Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorin Oakenshield plush.”

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ABOUT BLEACHER CREATURES
Bleacher Creatures is an innovative licensing manufacturer that produces a variety of children’s toys through partnerships with professional sports leagues and entertainment companies. Bleacher Creatures are incredibly true-to-life plush figures of the greatest athletes and entertainment icons, allowing young fans (those who are young at heart) to put their passion in play. Bleacher Creatures' goal: to encourage fun, inspiration and, of course, play among fans of any age.

ABOUT THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies features a screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Jackson also produced the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Philippa Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.

New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Present a Wingnut Films Production, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. As with the first two films in the Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the final film is a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM. http://www.thehobbit.net

ABOUT WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.
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