I saw in that press release that Amazon, TRU, and EE are taking preorders for this line for the month of September, with "release" on Oct 1. Does that mean this line isn't coming to retail (other than TRU)? I just don't recall there being a big deal about announcing online preorders for a line before (and ones that are retail specific at that, I don't think places like BBTS are preselling these).
Anyways, who's in on this line (and at what scale?) I'm likely to get some, although I haven't decided the scale yet. 6" might look a bit better, but 3 3/4" would be more display friendly. With the last LOTR line(s), I ended up with about a dozen or so figures although I was tempted to get more. I might go the same route this time too, and just get the Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf and call it good. We'll see I guess, I'm re-reading the book right now and getting more excited for this stuff.