Finally the price speculation can end! And we know the drop date!
Just saw this from a guy who works for the FLGS I usually game at. Pre-orders for the new Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game stuff. I don’t think the entire LotR/Hobbit line are going off web exclusive, but at least these items will be.
Battle of Pelennor Fields Boxed Game: $150 USD
Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game Rules Manual: $60 USD
Armies of the Lord of the Rings Sourcebook: $60 USD
Warriors of Minas Tirith (24-model box): $40 USD
Knights of Minas tirith: $32 USD
Haradrim Raiders: $32 USD
War Mumak of Harad: $100 USD
Mordor/Isengard Troll: $40 USD
Looks like a good value for the box set, great value for infantry, but cavalry are going up in price a bit and the Mordor Troll and Mumak adjusted probably just to create even prices.
Also posted was this display stand for stores.