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A closer look at Bolg
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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 14 2012, 10:42am

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A closer look at Bolg Can't Post

Title says it all really! Here's a closer look at Bolg:

Link

I love his look. Much scarier than I ever thought he would look.

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Aruakar
The Shire


Oct 14 2012, 10:47am

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One does not simply... [In reply to] Can't Post

have a larger mace than the Witchking Evil
Edit: Or whatever kind of weapon this is...


"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by..."
-- Robert Frost --

(This post was edited by Aruakar on Oct 14 2012, 10:48am)


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2012, 10:55am

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His beard/hair looks like it's a living, sentinent creature of its own [In reply to] Can't Post

Shoot him!

And cut off his tongue!

And then shoot the tongue!




But seriously, he looks good! So, so glad the villains are going to get more screen time and character developement. The various Orc/Uruk characters were enjoyable enough in LotR, so can't wait to see what we get this time.

But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2012, 10:56am

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"Damn heavy" [In reply to] Can't Post

"... 'cause it was damn heavy!"

But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 14 2012, 12:19pm

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It looks like a back bone from a large animal? [In reply to] Can't Post

Oliphaunt spine? Wink

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 14 2012, 12:19pm

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So, instead of the talking purse ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Bolg's beard is going to squeak: "Ere! Oo are you?" Tongue

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 14 2012, 12:34pm

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I forgot to cite the source [In reply to] Can't Post

Here is the original.

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Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2012, 12:49pm

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An Oliphaunt vertebra would be about the size of Bolg himself [In reply to] Can't Post

I know you were joking, but I had to.

But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 14 2012, 12:57pm

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Baby oliphaunt ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Anya
The Shire

Oct 14 2012, 1:29pm

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Looks like he is shredding a wild lefty guitar [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Elessar
Valinor


Oct 14 2012, 2:37pm

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Just nasty looking [In reply to] Can't Post

He's awesome looking. I would imagine tolkien creating something like this as Orcs can't be pretty looking. Blogs action figure gives you a good idea of how cool looking this is.



Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Oct 14 2012, 2:50pm

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He looks [In reply to] Can't Post

Like a character out of the He-Man or Ninja Turtles cartoons. Astoundingly bad, IMO.

This is in sharp contrast to many of the other goblin designs, which are generally great.


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Oct 14 2012, 3:18pm

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I'm not wild about it, either [In reply to] Can't Post

It looks to me like the intersection of both Jackson's and del Toro's worst tendencies (worst to my tastes, of course). The weapon is particularly ridiculous, and brings to mind the discussion in the extended edition commentary in which Jackson admits that he kept increasing the size of the Witchking's mace, despite advice from all corners not to.

That having been said, I'll wait until I see how it plays out before making a final judgment.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

The Hall of Fire


thomasofrohan
Lorien

Oct 14 2012, 3:35pm

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That guy looks absolutely terrifying! Love the armor and make-up design [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Lieutenant of Dol Guldur
Gondor


Oct 14 2012, 3:49pm

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Scary YES but Orcish NOT YET [In reply to] Can't Post

He looks indeed scary. Much scarier than some LOTR orcs... but not really orcish (to me). His action-figure is much bigger than Gandalf. Well, he's descriped as big orc, but that big? I thought "big orcs" (Uruk-Hai) are as big as men? Because I can't interpret his face after the one or two different images we got of him. I hope it's not his beard but a kind of trophy. All in all he looks awesome but untill now I miss the typical orcish look.

"There is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power."


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2012, 4:02pm

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Any idea where this is from? [In reply to] Can't Post

Have pics from the Visual Dictionary started to appear online? Probably not, but one can dream! Tongue

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Carne
Tol Eressea

Oct 14 2012, 4:11pm

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I think the action figure height is a bit off [In reply to] Can't Post

Conan Stevens (Bolg) is 2.16m tall and Ian McKellen is 1.8m.

There is definitely not this much of a height difference between the two actors: http://media.comicbookmovie.com/...ads/8073/hobtoy2.jpg


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2012, 4:12pm

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It seems Azog and Bolg are part of a new Orc breed? [In reply to] Can't Post

Sort of "Super-Duper-Ultra-Creepy-Hai"? Perhaps these Orcs are too independently-minded, too prone to follow their own agendas, thus why we don't see Sauron making use of this in the War of the Ring.

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Oct 14 2012, 4:16pm)


Phibbus
Rohan


Oct 14 2012, 4:22pm

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Relatedly [In reply to] Can't Post

There are some new (I think) pics of the Yazneg action figure packaging over at the French tolkiendrim.com site. I wish the red seal was legible.

Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.


Brandybuckled
Lorien


Oct 14 2012, 4:24pm

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yeah... [In reply to] Can't Post

I love these movies and Weta, but I do wish more of the prominent weapon props looked more like weapons and less like props. I sometimes get the impression that whoever does the designs never was a student of ancient arms of any culture, never learned any blacksmithing, never had any martial arts training (western or eastern), and never even had to sharpen their own kitchen knives much.

Being a poor dilettante in each of the above, inspired in some small part by the books I read as a child by some old english guy or other, the clunky designs make my head hurt a bit.
Then again, I could be totally off and the hero props in the movies will look better than what I've seen in stills... The WK's flail didn't bother me that much at all, so so much for logic.

Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest. I'm still very excited about the movies and set design as a whole.Cool.
Hell, they could show 5 hours of Bilbo making cakes and drinking beer in his house and I'd buy the blu-rays and watch 'em 100 times.

NAArP since 2011*

*Not An Ardent Purist


Carne
Tol Eressea

Oct 14 2012, 4:43pm

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Thanks for linking this! [In reply to] Can't Post

New indeed Smile

Maybe he and Azog will be a part of the second AUJ wave of action figures?


Phibbus
Rohan


Oct 14 2012, 4:48pm

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I'm still not sure [In reply to] Can't Post

How these characters are going to be rolled out. If we trust the Lego set for the "Out of the Fryng-Pan" scene, Yazneg will be there (and so in the first film.)

Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2012, 5:24pm

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The over-sized mace or whatever looks like a matter of perspective to me. [In reply to] Can't Post

The end of the weapon is thrust close in the foreground, making it seem larger when compared against Bolg who's standing further back. The mace with the BD toy is much more in proportion, and I assume it'll be closer to the less-exaggerated take in the film itself.

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2012, 5:25pm

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Meanwhile, the BD figure has what appear to be bear paws and bones on his back... [In reply to] Can't Post

Friend of Beorn's? Might be a former Skin-changer, me thinks. Wink

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Oct 14 2012, 5:28pm)


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2012, 5:27pm

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If Bolg had a blog, I wonder what it would be about? [In reply to] Can't Post

General torture and dismemberment? His most inner-held hopes and desires? His impossible romantic fixation with Primula Brandybuck?

Could be fodder for something along the lines of those character diaries people wrote for LotR when the films were hitting theaters. Wink

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

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