Day 36, year 2 - And a robber button is?
Its been what felt like an age waiting on pre-order, but Mr Baggins button is finally here - and its definitely been worth the wait!!
First reaction on unpacking is that this is beautifully boxed with part of Thror’s map decorating the sturdy carboard box. Second reaction, on opening the box, is that this is BIG for a button! Third reaction, its HEAVY!
This is definitely oversized for the button of a hobbit’s waistcoat, but its a quality, weighty item all the same and if you want a replica from the movie but don’t have a big budget then this is definitely something to look at, especially if you like hobbits more than dwarves as its the only “hobbit-made” replica currently available from An Unexpected Journey. The attention to detail on replicating the button really is excellent.
Its definitely not a pin you can pin to a shirt, it’ll have to be on something big and sturdy to support this weighty piece that is over 3cm wide. The only downside is that the securing pin itself is a little lightweight, with only a bent bit of metal to secure it. The securing pin is also placed at the base of the acorn, so it can only hang securely “upside down” (the same way the acorn button has been depicted on the film tie-in publications as a graphic, and on the Weta pendant bags) rather than the “right way up” of the buttons on Bilbo’s waistcoat.
Its an item I’m very happy to get my hands on at last and one I do recommend taking a look at if you get the chance. And if you get the comedy reference in the post title then well done, help yourself to some cake!