RealD Reveals Limited Edition 3D Glasses for 'The Hobbit'

RealD Reveals Limited Edition 3D Glasses for 'The Hobbit'

Aug 01, 2012

When An Unexpected Journey, the first installment in the newly expanded The Hobbit trilogy, hits theaters this December, there will be no shortage of different ways to see it. Peter Jackson's latest will be available in 2D, 3D and 3D at 48 frames per second. But that's not all. Yet another bold new technical innovation will bring The Hobbit to life on the big screen. Check it out [via Coming Soon]:

Okay, so it's neither bold, new nor technical. It's just a normal pair of RealD 3D glasses that are "Middle-earth inspired" and feature a "uniquely designed folding arm frame and hammer forged steel look." And that sure sounds like a fancy way of saying "cheap, blocky plastic" to us, but we've no doubt fans young and old (but mostly young) will get a kick out of them. 

Details on what theaters will carry the glasses is up in the air at this stage, but if they follow the same pattern as other movies with custom glasses like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, they'll be free, but you'll probably have to go opening weekend to get them.

Think you'll go out of your way to see it at a theater carrying these glasses?

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