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The Inside Scoop on the Lord of the Rings


With the new Hobbit movie coming out soon there are lots of new Hobbit releases for Games Workshop coming. Just lately the How to Paint Citadel Miniatures cover was updated showing the Lord of the Rings Logo on it, and rumors are pointing towards the Hobbit License for GW reaching into 2016.

Lets take a look.


Please remember that these are rumors.

via Steve the Warboss
Last week the "How to paint citadel models" were re-relased with a new cover. I found on the book something interesting, the cover show GWs Systems 40k, Fantasy and... LotR?

Does the Hobbit not replaced LotR? My actual informations says GW will abolish the Tolkien universe in 2016. So, why the LotR on the book?
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/How-to-Paint-Citadel-Miniatures-ENG


I have my sources again asked about the Tolken licences. They say:

-GW has two seperate licences For Hobbit and LOTR
-The Hobbit licence will end in February 2016
-The other runs until the End of 2015
-GW could extent the LOTR licence for the cinema re-release of the Trilogy
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But the probability is very low

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  1. Though I would like to bitch about making more lord of the rings stuff instead of warhammer, its what originally got me into GW's products, still love having nazgul models for proxys.

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  2. Why Print the LotR Logo on the Book (and Tutorials inside) when the licence soon ends?

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    1. because they are Citadel Miniatures and although are almost at the end of licence soon, it is because they are Citadel related, and the Licence/s still are valid for some time.

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  3. The previous cover was also Lord of the Rings - there never was a guide with the Hobbit on the cover.

    They'll continue to support LOTR/Hobbit up until the licenses are dead to sell whatever product has been manufactured. But I doubt we'll ever see new LOTR miniatures, just the end of the Hobbit line.

    As a fan of the LOTR/Hobbit game my only hope is that the value of the license is diminished enough of late (the new movies are bad) that it may be worth extending the license just to keep LOTR/Hobbit miniatures in stock online. But I am doubtful.

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  4. Has anything else changed in the How To Paint? Wasn't Aurora Chapter at the top before instead of Dark Eldar? The LOTR logo is probably just a legal thing.

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  5. Can someone tell me what happens with GW's LotR license runs out in 2015? Will they remove all the LotR stuff from their catalogue?

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    1. If they dont' extent the LotR-licence, from the day of the lost, they may no longer sell the products.

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  6. I wonder how GW feels about the investments they've made in LotR when Newline goes and gives licensing to other mini producers like heroclix.

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    1. probably the same way Armorcast felt when GW stopped giving them right of licence. but since it is not GW IP it's not like they have much pull when it comes to this.

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  7. At least after that they can finally start work on Game Of Thrones! Come on you all know you'd like to see that?

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    1. Not really. Have you ever read the rules for LOTR, War of the Ring, or the Hobbit? They were incredibly poorly thought out. They would likely put just as much effort into a Game of Thrones game. It would be better if they just focused on their IP's.

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    2. If they did it I'd refer just miniatures, no rules.

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