Elizabeth and I thought that we would burst while waiting a whole year for The Return of the King to come to theaters. A thrilling experience came with the announcements that a limited number of theaters across the US would be hosting "Trilogy Tuesday". This was an event meant for all of the loyal fans who had been supporting the three films as they came out. Extended editions of FotR and TTT were shown, with RotK starting at 10:00pm (two whole hours before anyone else could get a ticket to see it!). Tickets went on sale in October, and the price was fixed at $25.00 a seat. This was New Line's way of saying "thank you" to fans, since they weren't even charging extra on the tickets. Purchases were first-come-first-serve, and every last one was sold within twenty minutes of going on sale. Thankfully, we were able to actually get five tickets --- enough for us to go and take our friend, Sarah, with us! In the end, Dad had to spend a week in Cleveland in a training class, so we sold his ticket to someone who hadn't been able to get one and wanted to go with friends.
1) Kili's Rune Stone, a Dwarven Erebor coin from the premier of The Desolation of Smaug in Berlin (2013), and a keychain with the Key to the Lonely Mountain and Thorin's Map.
2) Letter Openers from the Noble Collection. going from top to bottom on the left column and then the right column they are:
Tauriel's Dagger, Hadahafang (Arwen's sword in LotR and Elrond's sword in "The Hobbit"), Anduril (from LotR), Sting (from "The Hobbit"), Orchrist and Sting (from LotR).
3 and 4) Prop replica of Thorin's Key to the Lonely Mountain from the Noble Collection. It weighs a lot!