The Lord of the Rings Checklist

The Lord of The Rings- J. R. R. Tolkien

Did you know The Lord of The Rings took over 10 years for John Ronald Reuel Tolkein to write?

J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 in South Africa and died in 1973 in England. He was an English author, the most famous of his tales was The Hobbit, which was published in 1937.

The Hobbit became so famous that the publishers asked J.R.R. Tolkien to work on a sequel.

As a result of demand from the publishers, and after 17 years, Tolkien finished his classic tale “The Lord of the Rings”, this was a stylish version of a heroic tale. A few aspects from the “The Hobbit” were also reinstated, especially the magic ring, also known as the One Ring, which had to be destroyed before the Dark King “Sauron” could use it for his dark purposes of ruling the world. This tale included tales of Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and many others.

  • The Hobbit in 1937
  • The Lord of the Rings in 1954-55.

I have been building a database of action figures since 2004 and  I now have more than 40,000 action figure prices, checklists and guides in this database.

This is probably the most comprehensive list of action figures available online and covers virtually every figure that was been produced between 1964-2010.

Each figure listed year, license, manufacturer, title, set and character. For example, 1989 >> Toy Biz >> Spider-man >> The New Animated Series >> Series 8: Spider Wars >> Hydro-Man.

Other information includes accessories, rarity, product number (if available) and a “value”.


Please note that all prices are for informational purposes only and are NOT a solicitation or offer to buy any of the items quoted.

I use several resources for the values of the figures, including Tomart, Toy Fair, Lees Action Figure Reviews magazines, as well as catalogues and in-print action figure guides.

However, most of these publications are 5-10 years old, or older and as such they will almost definitely be incorrect as prices and values are in constant flux and change, much like the stock exchange.

Please check my articles and videos on how to grade and value your action figures for up to date prices.

How to Value Your Action Figures
How to Grade Your Action Figures


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