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Hobbit Action figures revealed - Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin
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DarkJackal
Rohan


Jul 10 2012, 5:14pm

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Hobbit Action figures revealed - Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin Can't Post

Here's the link to an announcement by Bridge Direct of the new Bilbo, Gandalf and Thorin figures.

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/07/10/exclusive-the-hobbit-figures/







DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 10 2012, 5:17pm

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I can't take all this news!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks DarkJackal! I've never been a collector of figurines, but they look good to me!

Can we not ask the advertising team to slow down on the news? I can't handle it all!


imin
Valinor


Jul 10 2012, 5:23pm

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Thank you for posting [In reply to] Can't Post

I have never collected action figures though when i was a kid i did play with them. I think if i were still that little kid now, i would definitely be asking my parents to 'please please get me one, i will be soo good i promise' haha.

Which is everyone's favourite? Mine, is Thorin, though all look good.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jul 10 2012, 5:36pm

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Far out! [In reply to] Can't Post

They are a bit spendy compared to Toy Biz.

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Jul 10 2012, 5:37pm

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ROFL DanielLB, you'd never have said that a month ago :P [In reply to] Can't Post


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DanielLB
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Jul 10 2012, 5:39pm

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You're right! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hmm...I need to re-think that through Wink


dave_lf
Gondor

Jul 10 2012, 5:44pm

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Dual wield [In reply to] Can't Post

I guess that answers the question about what happens to Thorin's dwarf-sword after he finds Orcrist.


Magpie
Immortal


Jul 10 2012, 5:52pm

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I had this thought at 4:30 am... [In reply to] Can't Post

when the heat was keeping me awake.

If I start collecting Hobbit figures, I'll have to put away at least some of my LOTR figures. I have no place to 'put them away'.

Would I be willing to let loose one of my 5 Legolas figures?

Oh affection... though art fickle.


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Kangi Ska
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Jul 10 2012, 5:54pm

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There will probably be a Hobbit movie; Legolas figure.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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dave_lf
Gondor

Jul 10 2012, 5:55pm

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Invisible Bilbo [In reply to] Can't Post

The link also includes a picture of " Bilbo sporting the One Ring" that (probably) demonstrates how that effect will be achieved in the film.


dave_lf
Gondor

Jul 10 2012, 5:58pm

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Beasts [In reply to] Can't Post

The text (no picture yet) also includes this tidbit:

"Every good villain needs a beast to ride into battle, and this 3.75" scale action figure beast pack has them both!"

Is one of our named goblins a warg-rider?


artemy
Lorien


Jul 10 2012, 6:06pm

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They look great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo seems surprisingly heroic there, Gandalf has graduated from a silver scarf to a silver poncho, and I suppose if Fili can dual wield there's no reason his uncle can't - will just make him more awesome! Laugh

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Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 10 2012, 6:11pm

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Not very impressed :/ [In reply to] Can't Post

Was hoping for some better quality ones. Toy Biz delivered good stuff when it came to LOTR.

Gandalf's face looks nothing like movie Gandalf.


(This post was edited by Carne on Jul 10 2012, 6:12pm)


Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 10 2012, 6:22pm

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Here's the full list released a while ago. [In reply to] Can't Post

3.75'' Goblin King Playset ($44.99)
3.75'' Deluxe Beast Pack Series 1 - Goblin King with Thorin ($32.99)
3.75'' Collector Pack - Bilbo, Thorin, Dwalin, Kili, Fili ($29.99)
3.75'' Beast Pack Series 1 - Fimbul (Orc) with Worg* ($19.99)
3.75'' Deluxe Battle Pack Series 1 - Bolg & Gandalf ($17.99)
3.75'' Figure Two-Pack Series 01 - Bilbo Baggins & Gollum ($14.99)
3.75'' Figure Two-Pack Series 01 - Legolas & Tauriel ($14.99)
3.75'' Figure Series 01 - Bilbo Baggins ($9.99)
3.75'' Figure Series 01 - Gandalf the Grey ($11.99)
3.75'' Figure Series 01 - Thorin Oakenshield ($11.99)
3.75'' Figure Series 01 - Legolas ($11.99)
3.75'' Figure Series 01 - Grinnah ($11.99)
6'' Deluxe Collector Figure - Azog ($21.99)
6'' Figure Series 01 - Thorin Oakenshield ($14.99)
6'' Figure Series 01 - Legolas ($17.99)
6'' Figure Series 01 - Tauriel ($17.99)
6'' Figure Series 01 - Bilbo Baggins ($17.99)
6'' Figure Series 01 - Gandalf the Grey ($17.99)


dave_lf
Gondor

Jul 10 2012, 6:29pm

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Interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

Interesting. Putting 2 and 2 together, it looks like Gandalf will be fighting Bolg in film 1. Does this happen at Dol Guldur, Nazgul Tombs, or under the Misty Mountains?

It also sounds like the Goblin King rides some sort of beast, unless he is the beast.


(This post was edited by dave_lf on Jul 10 2012, 6:31pm)


Apexman13
Bree


Jul 10 2012, 6:33pm

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Agreed [In reply to] Can't Post


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Was hoping for some better quality ones. Toy Biz delivered good stuff when it came to LOTR.

Gandalf's face looks nothing like movie Gandalf.


Gandalf looks really goofy. I collected the toys when the original trilogy came out and toybiz did a great job on the detail of the characters.


artemy
Lorien


Jul 10 2012, 6:55pm

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Who are Grinnah and Fimbul I wonder? [In reply to] Can't Post

Fimbul is clearly a warg rider, perhaps some kind of captain? But Grinnah I've no idea about.

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Magpie
Immortal


Jul 10 2012, 6:57pm

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lol - if so, I hope he's dressed differently than all the ones I have now // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 10 2012, 7:01pm

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Maybe it's Golfimbul with a different name? [In reply to] Can't Post

I think one of Bilbo's ancestors killed him, so maybe we'll get a flashback? Either that or they decided to use that name for a new orc/goblin.


DarkJackal
Rohan


Jul 10 2012, 7:31pm

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Favorite? [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't expect the best from this line, and I'm surprisingly picky about buying collectibles (maybe cuz I'm poor! LOL) but with Thorin I think they did a great job with the overall textures of the costume, and the swords look good (for tiny plastic swords!) and he's even wearing the elven baldric that must have been found in the troll hoard with Orcrist. Does it look like Armitage? Perhaps if he would stop changing appearance each time we see Thorin, then I could say yes or no Crazy, but overall I'm pleased with him. He's got the look of a determined dwarf.

But I have to say Bilbo looks the best in terms of actor likeness and complexity of facial expression. That's certainly Martin Freeman! His hands are also quite delicate for a toy. Well done.

Gandalf on the other hand...disappointing. It doesn't look like Ian to me, and the heavy cloak just isn't convincing me that it knows what it means to be fabric Unimpressed So, I'm hopeful about the rest of them, but Gandalf has me worried.

Wondering how the smaller scale versions will hold up detail-wise.


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Jul 10 2012, 9:29pm

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A pretty poor list [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't collect these things, but I can't help but noticing that the list is missing some pretty key characters:
-Beorn
-Radagast
-Thranduil
-Many of the Dwarves etc.
Not only that, the figures seem to have been produced with a minimal amount of effort (Gandalf looks terrible, and in my opinion the others are tacky to say the least.)

"A Wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early: he arrives precisely when he means to!"-Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring.


Magpie
Immortal


Jul 10 2012, 9:39pm

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This could just be the first of many 'series' [In reply to] Can't Post

The ToyBiz LOTR figures had many series releases over the course of the movies.

These don't look so bad to me. Keep in mind, they are sold as toys that one can play with. The weapons are meant to go in and out of hands, scabbards, quivers, etc. The joints are movable. And they are rated for 4 years old and up so they have to be durable.

They are not collectible figures (although one can collect them). They are playable figures. The Sideshow type of figures will have more detail and look (one hopes) more like the actors, etc.


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Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Jul 10 2012, 9:53pm

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True [In reply to] Can't Post

Come to think of it I was being a little harsh. I forget I was a child once. Smile

"A Wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early: he arrives precisely when he means to!"-Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring.


Magpie
Immortal


Jul 10 2012, 10:51pm

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well, I'm not a child [In reply to] Can't Post

and let me count...

I have 15 Toy Biz figures displayed and I have some packed away and I have given away at least 10. (I bought sets just to get one or two figures in it and then gave away the ones I didn't want. And I found a few figures for so cheap I couldn't not buy them. And once, I bought a figure and they gave me a Gollum for free. I think they couldn't sell them and insisted I take it, actually!)

And I am far from childhood! :-)

My big complaint about ToyBiz figures is they wouldn't stand! I bought some special stands for some and then improvised stands by wiring the feet to balsa wood. The joints in the legs and feet would just sag and sag until the figure tipped over.

But being accessible for children, I found a lot at garage sales. Rarely with their weapons and gear... but it's all for fun. Looking at my Legolas figure made me very happy. I look forward to having Thorin join him.


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DarkJackal
Rohan


Jul 11 2012, 1:12am

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Elf meets dwarf [In reply to] Can't Post

Magpie wrote: "Looking at my Legolas figure made me very happy. I look forward to having Thorin join him."

Careful, they might not get along Laugh


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