5 new Hobbit pics show off the freaky Misty Mountain goblins

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

With the eagerly anticipated return to Middle-earth just a few weeks away, some intriguing new pics from the first installment of The Hobbit have leaked out. Want your best look yet at the Misty Mountain goblins?

The latest batch of stills show off the Misty Mountain goblins, which Bilbo and his team of trusty dwarves will likely cross paths with once they reach J.R.R. Tolkien's famed mountain range.

The effects work looks pretty great, and in addition to the goblins, we also get a better look at a troll and the gorgeous meeting site of the White Council.

It's been a decade since director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy hit the big screen, but the wait for more is almost over. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens Dec. 14.

Check out the pics in our gallery below:

What do you think of the Misty Mountain goblins?

(Via Tolkiendrim)