Peter Jackson's decision to shoot The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 48 fps and in 3D raised a lot of eyebrows among Lord Of the Rings fans. But not the Tolkien marketing machine who saw an opportunity to cook up these tacky Hobbit-themed 3D glasses for the film's release.
But while most moviegoers will probably opt for the 2D experience, there will most certainly be some extremely loyal fanboys who demand to see the film in every dimension possible. And it's that group that will certainly snatch up these limited edition RealD-approved glasses. They're made of plastic, of course, but designed to look like they're actually crafted from hammer forged steel—an effect that's not going to fool anyone in the cinema.