Missing Links: The Hobbit, YA Novels, Star Wars

Posted 8 years ago by Missing Links


The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

Denny’s “The Hobbit” Menu Video Review
I’m glad I only entertained the thought of going to Denny’s for a split second, because these Hobbit-inspired dishes look pretty disgusting.

Will ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Return To Yavin 4 From ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope?’
This sounds like a plan to me. I always loved the look of Yavin IV in A New Hope, and Luke training a new breed of Jedi could make for a fun movie.

Things We Saw Today: These Hobbit Cupcakes Would Make for a Great Second Breakfast
Mmm….Hobbit cupcakes.

High Frame Rate and ‘The Hobbit:’ The Allure of Middle-Earth is Crystal Clear at 48fps | /Film
Interesting thoughts on the 48 fps thing with The Hobbit. I really wish there was a theater close to me showing the film in HFR.

Dark Lord: an evil overlord trapped in a kid’s body – Boing Boing
Another YA novel I'd like to read. This one sounds hilarious and I hope they make a movie.

Life As We Knew It – asteroid catastrophe young adult novel – Boing Boing
Cool-sounding YA novel that I might check out. Because, you know, regular-adult novels are so looong.

You Had Me At ‘Hobbit Moleskine Notebooks’

Posted 8 years ago by Books

Hobbit Moleskines

Seriously, Moleskine, just shut up and take my money. As a guy who spends way too much time in front of screens I tend to enjoy things like paper and pens whenever I can. I’ve usually always got a Moleskine notebook with me, but I’ve yet to pull the trigger on any of the licensed variety. It’s not that I didn’t love the Star Wars and LEGO notebooks, but I just didn’t have to have them.

However, I need these Hobbit inspired notebooks pretty bad. They come in brownish and redish varieties complete with awesome Tolkieny embossed illustrations and fold-out maps. I’m sure they’ll make you look like a huge nerd when you’re sitting at Starbucks taking notes, but I don’t care, I want ’em.

Check out the page on Moleskine’s website to learn more. They’re available to buy in a few places, but why not get them from ThinkGeek and build up points?

Between these and my Tolkien/Calvin & Hobbes Mashup t-shirt, I think I’m ready to see The Hobbit.

Preview the First Track from The Soundtrack to ‘The Hobbit’

Posted 8 years ago by Music

The Hobbit Soundtrack

I haven’t talked much about The Lord of the Rings and my obsession love with Tolkien much on this site. It’s probably a good thing I wasn’t running this blog in High School, because between those movies and the Star Wars prequels, it’s all I would have blogged about.

One of my favorite things about the LOTR movies was the score by Howard Shore, and it’s the thing I’m looking forward to the most about The Hobbit films. Now we can preview the first track, and after listening to it I’m even more excited. I was afraid it would just be more of the same music, but this sounds a lot different (but still awesome).
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Missing Links: The Hobbit, Simpsons, Spider-Man, and Click Wheel Games

Posted 8 years ago by Missing Links

Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

Before ‘Angry Birds’: the short life of click wheel iPod games | The Verge
Remember playing games on the old-school iPods?

Check Out This Unseen Trailer For Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ Featuring Webshooters | /Film
A weird bit of Spider-Man movie history. I never knew Raimi ever even considered mechanical web shooters.

Simpsons Drawing Club
An awesome new Tumblr featuring, you guessed it, drawings of Simpsons characters. There are a lot of different styles, and I'm looking forward to following this one.

The Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang: September Lootcrate Unboxing
Take a look inside a month of Loot Crate, the swag-by-mail service for geeks we reported on a few weeks ago.

How Many Dwarves Can You Fit On A Hobbit Poster? | The Mary Sue
It's close, but I think this is my new favorite poster featuring 13 dwarves.

LEGO Lord of the Rings News: 3920 The Hobbit Game Found On Shelf | From Bricks To Bothans
I still haven't given the LEGO board games a try yet, but this Hobbit-themed game looks awesome and I may have to pick it up.

Comic-Con LEGO Roundup: The Hobbit, Star Wars, and Super Heroes

Posted 8 years ago by Toys

The Hobbit LEGO Set

Geeks lucky enough to be in San Diego enjoying Comic-Con are starting to get the first looks at what LEGO has in store for the coming year, and so far some cool stuff has been revealed. Sets based on the upcoming move of The Hobbit, a pretty sweet new Star Wars set, and some new minifigures have all popped up online so far.

First off, Bag End from The Hobbit was unveiled, and it looks great. Due out in December, the Hobbit hole comes with six minifigures and is surprisingly awesome in LEGO form. I can’t wait to see what else LEGO has in store for the first Hobbit movie. Make sure to check out FBTB for a huge gallery of photos.

I’m not a collector of LEGO Star Wars sets, probably because they’ve been around so long that diving in feels too daunting, but this new Rancor Pit set really caught my eye. One of the best scenes in Return of the Jedi makes for an awesome little LEGO set.

LEGO aslo has some super cool Super Hero exclusive minifigures that I’ll probably never get to see in person. Expect to see these for crazy prices on ebay. Phoenix, Black Suit Spider-Man, Shazam, and Bizarro are all available at Comic-Con this year, and they all look great.