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An Empire magazine employee gift set featuring 3D magazines and parchment scroll from Peter Jackson’s 2012 adventure fantasy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In the film, reluctant Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Each limited edition magazine features a striking plastic-like lenticular 3D cover, were printed in the UK, and were all released in December 2012. The characters featured on each magazine in the set are Bilbo, Thorin (Richard Armitage), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and Gollum (Andy Serkis). The scroll unrolls to a message from then editor-in-chief of the British film magazine, Mark Dinning. These items exhibit wear from use and age but remain in overall good condition.