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  1. Actual Dragon-Man Benedict Cumberbatch Smaugs Around On The Floor In The Hobbit‘s DVD Extras

    "Cumberbatch Cumberbatch DRAGON PELVIS LUNGE Cumberbatch Cumberbatch."

    Delivering quality voice work while capturing a dragon's snakey physicality can't be easy (especially without other actors or sets to work off of), but it seems Cumbersmaug handled filming like a champ. A faintly ridiculous, mildly terrifying champ.

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  2. Funko Awakens Smaug as a Super-Sized Hobbit Pop!



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  3. LEGO to Premiere New Hobbit Set at SDCC, Will Include the First Ever LEGO Smaug

    Can you imagine walking across a whole dragon's hoard of LEGO pieces?

    With their The Lonely Mountain set being unveiled at Comic-Con, LEGO is releasing their first ever Smaug figure. You could say they stopped... dragon their feet.

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  4. Meet Smaug, the Magnificent Cosplay

    Here Be Dragons

    When Alyson guessed that her prizewinning Smaug cosplay would be relevant to our interests and tweeted it at us, she was right. Just keep an eye out for tiny burglars, Alyson, for even the smallest person can change the course of the future. Previously in The Hobbit

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Marzipan Smaug

    Things We Saw Today

    "Atop a treasure of golden sprinkles and rich chocolate souffle, according to CaracalFeathers. Makes it incredibly hard not to steal from him. 

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  6. Peter Jackson Says Smaug Fans Will Not Walk Away from Desolation Disappointed

    There And Back Again

    There's one thing we all know about modern monster movies, and that is that you can never really know whether they're going to let you get a good look at the monster. Are they going to tease it in the trailers and then reveal it early on? Or just keep teasing you with it the whole movie? Are you going to get one quick reveal before it slides back into the shadows, or will you actually be able to appreciate the design work that went into it without pausing the film? The way Peter Jackson is talking about Smaug these days, it sounds like we'll be getting a nice eyefull of Smaug the Terrible this weekend.

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  7. This Is Goodbye to the Hobbit Video Blogs. For a Little While, Anyway. [VIDEO]

    There And Back Again

    And that's a wrap on the Hobbit video production diaries! Until they start coming in for the second movie, The Desolation of Smaug*, that is. This final video focuses on a few last-minute finishing touches to the film, the preparation for the Wellington, New Zealand world premiere, and the premiere itself. It kind of makes me feel like I was there in spirit. Except not. Because my life is not that awesome. *Apparently I've been pronouncing "Smaug" incorrectly for years. I thought it was "Smog," but in the movie it's "SmOWg." Please tell me I'm not the only one to whom this is a revelation. (via: Bleeding Cool) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  8. Who Knew Dwarves Could Rap? Plus, A Really Brief, Blurry Look At The Hobbit’s Smaug. [VIDEO]

    Not all that glitters is gold

    A new TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been floating around today. Technically, it includes Smaug but it's so lacking in actual substance we felt it would be dishonest to give a post to you that presented this as our first look at the famous dragon (though we reserve the right to toy with your geek emotions at a later date). Plus, there's a chance it could not be Smaug. So we decided to post this incredibly high-production music video from The Hillywood Show called "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Parody," (because it's awesome) and place the TV spot after the jump if you want to give it a watch (which you probably will because, Hobbit). It also gives me an excuse to post this gif:

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  9. Rumor of the Day: Is This What Smaug Looks Like?

    Not all that glitters is gold

    Welcome to the week after April 1st, where a portion of the stories are made up and the points don't matter. It began in many ways, but not least among our interests with a claim by tabloid The Daily Express that a "mole" in the production of Doctor Who had told them they could confirm that the Doctor would regenerate into a female body for his 50th anniversary episode in 2013 and that she would be played by Lara Pulver (famously of Moffat's Sherlock). Now, even if you set aside the fact that that's over a year away, and that folks in the production keep maintaining that Matt Smith has no intentions to leave the show any time soon (despite persistent rumors), there's still the fact the gap between when we heard the Doctor was going to have a new companion, and when we heard that Jenna-Louis Coleman was cast was months and months. So you could forgive me for looking at the claim that the design of Smaug has been revealed by a sweatshirt patch from a months old The Hobbit production video with a ton of skepticism and even out right non-belief. But upon closer look I think it's actually... reasonable.

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  10. Happy Year of the Dragon!

    Not all that glitters is gold

    Today marks the first day of the new year, according to the Chinese calendar, and, since it's 2012, January 23rd also kicks off another Year of the Dragon. And there's at least one dragon that we can thing of off the top of our heads, whose going to have a very interesting year indeed, and that's Smaug, The Hobbit's self-styled King under the Mountain himself. Where movies like How to Train Your Dragon, Eragon, and even as far back as Dragonheart have enjoyed playing dragons as no more good or evil than your average person or wild animal, Peter Jackson and Co. are going back to dragon roots, so to speak, to craft a true monster. (Okay yes, there was Reign of Fire, but one movie that can only be enjoyed via Rifftrax can hardly be considered part of a trend.) And they started with Benedict Cumberbatch.

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