Friday, December 7, 2012

New Zealand Post Sells More Hobbit Stamps and Coins than All Other Items Combined

The world premiere of The Hobbit gave a big lift to sellers of Tolkien-related goods, but left cafe and bar owners feeling flat.

An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 people visited the Hobbit-themed outdoor market at Waitangi Park on the day of last Wednesday's premiere, according to the first official numbers published.

Official merchandise was also flying off the shelves at . . .

Read more at stuff.co.nz

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