Serious USA produced two sets of CD-ROM Cardz, one for The Fellowship of the Ring and one for The Two Towers. Each set has 4 business-card-size CD-ROMs. (A note of warning: These are for use only in a computer CD tray, not a CD slot-loading mechanism.) Cardz include movie trailers, photo galleries, behind-the-scenes information, screensavers, wallpapers, and other downloadables.
Serious also produced one limited edition promotional Cardz of Gollum for The Two Towers. If I remember correctly, a copy of this Gollum card on eBay UK stated that 3,000 copies had been issued in the limited edition. If that is an accurate number, I do not know whether it applies to the entire run of the limited edition, or just a UK run.
FOTR Cardz Set
To date, I have only seen one packaging format for the FOTR Cardz set – the “big box” edition. Inside is a customized carrying case with plastic knobs on the left-hand side to secure each card on one side, and there is cushioning foam on the right-hand side. According to the box, this set includes “character and actor bios, movie photos, trailer, hidden screensaver, and more!”
The 4 FOTR Cardz are:
TTT Cardz Set
To date, I have seen two packaging formats for the TTT Cardz set – the same “big box” plus carrying case edition (described in the section above) and in a blister pack – more usually with all four CD-ROMs in one pack. I think I may have seen a separate blister pack to sell individual Cardz from TTT, but am not certain. I have not seen any form of official packaging with the limited edition Gollum Cardz.
According to the box, this set includes “movie trailer, film stills, behind the scenes, hidden screensavers, wallpapers and more!”
The 4 TTT Cardz are:
- Hobbits – Frodo, Merry, Pippin, Sam
- Isengard – Saruman, Uruk-hai, Wormtongue
- Rohirrim – Éomir, Éowyn, King Théoden
- Warriors – Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas