Some images have popped up online that appear to be our first look at some of the Goblin’s from Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit trilogy. Apparently the main picture is that of the grotesque Chief aka “The Great Goblin” who will be played by Barry Humphries. The images appear to be taken from a possible tie-in card game.
His goblin minion:
The Goblin King is a huge, grotesquely bloated monster that in the years of his tyrannical rule over the miserable inhabitants of the Goblin town grew fat and flabby. The Goblin town is a collection of skew-whiff ramshackle huts deep in the caves of the Misty Mountains. He commands a bunch of foul, polluted, with scars and ulcers studded goblins.
Basically, they are bandits, they live by what they can pick up from passengers on the passes through the mountains. The Goblin King and his followers manage to capture Bilbo and the dwarves. The Goblin King is more wily and smarter than it seems. He takes pleasure in torturing his prisoners — he almost succeeds to finish off Thorin Oakenshield and his companions.