Monday, December 16, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

It seems like everyone in the office went to see The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug this weekend except for me. A Winter flu has seriously crippled my ability to do awesome things like seeing movies and eating solid food. Anyway, the general consensus around these parts is that it was "awesome" and "better than the first". Let us know what did you guys thought in the comments if you would, I'm ever so lonely... Also, I found out that I have been pronouncing Smaug incorrectly (it's not "smog", it's "smaowg"), and all of the Tolkien fans that I know have been silently judging me this whole time. Thanks for not telling me, guys. It's not just rude, it's the nerd equivalent of not telling somebody they have something hanging out of their nose.

In case you weren't aware, we sell countless Hobbit and LOTR items in our collectibles store here. Tons of in stock items as well as some brand new Hobbit: DOS pre-order items from Weta, United Cutlery and more! I'm personally eyeing the Sword Of Thranduil replica, as the katana I use to open my mail broke a couple of weeks ago. Also, I just like saying "Thranduil".

Have a great week!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Welcome to Secret Compass Online!

Get ready to update your bookmarks, THE NEW WEBSITE IS FINISHED!!

We are beyond excited to present to you the future of Secret Compass:

After months and months of blood, sweat, toil, yelling, screaming, neglected hygiene, neglected friends, family, wives (sorry Rachel and Sara...) it's finally a reality! You will immediately notice some fairly drastic changes to the look, feel and function of Secret Compass. Don't worry, we're still the same guys and we're still going to give you the best customer service that you can find in the industry. I am happy to announce that the pirate theme is dead and gone (sorry pirate fans...) and has been replaced with a sleeker look. We will continue to offer products from the collectibles companies that you know and love, but we're happy to announce that we have begun to partner with new companies that will allow us to offer a broader range of merchandise. Keep an eye on our new “Gear”, “Audio” and “Style” sections in the coming months for some exciting new products.

We've added a ton of new features to make your experience with Secret Compass better than ever before! You asked for it, so we've finally added member accounts. Now you can log in and track your purchases, pre-orders and shipping details. We've added real time shipping quotes, detailed updates on newly released products and release dates, and much more. Our brand new blog (, a new Twitter feed and a revamped Facebook page will keep you up to date with all things Compass.

Last but not least, our pre-order policy has changed. You no longer need to place a deposit to reserve pre-order items!

We have always drawn strength from our customer base, and it's your support that has gotten us this far. As always, we strive to give you the best service, and to be your best source for cool stuff on the internet. If this is your first time with us, we welcome you. To all of our returning customers, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your continued patronage!


-Shane, Erwin, Bradley, Andy, and Rys

Thursday, September 12, 2013