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Not sure how I feel

redgiraffe
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Sep 25 2012, 5:18am


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as i said in another thread - think it was deleted.

Will wait and see what he looks like in the film as its kinda hard to tell from those images - certainly different, just not sure i like the cat look going on (reminds me of thundercats, haha).

The beard idea is interesting and i wonder if we will be shown or told how he came to acquire it.


Yeah I'm gonna have to wait to see how he fits into the film to make judgement. He certainly looks like a lion to me. I'm not iffy about that.

It's mostly his costume that makes me a bit iffy. It looks a little really strange; almost too fantastical for the realistic historical feel that we've had from all the armor so far. As others have said, I think it looks like he was pulled right out of He-Man or Conan the barbarion. It's a bit cheesy to me, from what we can see. Also, not having the proper context of the surrounding environment kind of adds to the "cheesy" effect of his costume. But we will just have to wait and see how he looks in the film.

I've liked what I've seen from a pic of another warg rider and that other prosthetic based orc we saw in the latest blog. I also like the design of the goblins of goblin town (except they looked a little too Computer Generated in the trailer).

With that said, it looks like we are going to get a good bit of variation in the design of the orcs. We're going to have some that look similar enough to the LOTR style orcs (while maintaining their own unique look), and some very VERY different looking designs (that still have a look to them that says "orc"). And if you go back and watch the trilogy you'll notice that all the "types" of orcs were very different from each other so I don't think these new designs will feel as if continuity is being destroyed.

Overall, I'm quite liking the design work for the orcs. We're are being given stuff that doesn't seem too far removed, yet isn't just a rehash of what we've already seen. This is all just my opinion of course.

-Sir are you classified as human
-Negative, I am a meat-popsicle

(This post was edited by redgiraffe on Sep 25 2012, 5:20am)

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*Please do not post any pictures in this thread* ....but hypothetically Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 23 2012, 10:32pm
    To me Bolg looks rather Frankensteiny Carne Send a private message to Carne Sep 23 2012, 10:56pm
        Yup Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 23 2012, 10:58pm
            A beard you say? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 23 2012, 11:12pm
                I think the beard may be a trophy Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 23 2012, 11:16pm
                    Scalps -spoilers- Aitieuriskon Send a private message to Aitieuriskon Sep 23 2012, 11:25pm
                        This really sounds like a Del Toro design. Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Sep 24 2012, 1:31am
                    and possibly blond Elf hair as well draped over his head like a twisted wig Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Sep 23 2012, 11:26pm
                        Sorry, "good friend"... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Sep 24 2012, 12:55am
                    Hmmm... Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Sep 23 2012, 11:28pm
                        I can see it now. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Sep 24 2012, 6:22am
                            LOL DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Sep 24 2012, 2:02pm
                    I am in agreement Owain Send a private message to Owain Sep 23 2012, 11:43pm
                        Honestly Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 23 2012, 11:50pm
                            Haha! He kind of does... like a Conan the Barbarian... Owain Send a private message to Owain Sep 23 2012, 11:53pm
                                Right Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 24 2012, 12:28am
                                    He's definitely out there. Owain Send a private message to Owain Sep 24 2012, 12:30am
                    Trophy beard is my guess too, and it would not be the first time DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Sep 23 2012, 11:50pm
                        A trophy makes sense to me. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 24 2012, 1:15am
                        Was about to say. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Sep 24 2012, 6:17am
    Action figures Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Sep 23 2012, 10:58pm
        Hmmm Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 23 2012, 11:00pm
            Maybe Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Sep 23 2012, 11:19pm
                Bleicher I think Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 23 2012, 11:24pm
                    could be camera flash Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Sep 23 2012, 11:30pm
                    Thanks Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Sep 23 2012, 11:45pm
                        Hmm yes for me. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 23 2012, 11:50pm
                            Are they meant to appear unhealthy? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 24 2012, 1:05am
                                In The Hobbit... Owain Send a private message to Owain Sep 24 2012, 1:09am
                                Ha! Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Sep 24 2012, 1:29am
                                    Exactly! Thanks for the image. // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 24 2012, 1:44am
    Its hard to judge what he will look like on the screen from a toy and small blurry picture. Gorbag Send a private message to Gorbag Sep 23 2012, 11:09pm
    Lacrimae, I have a picture of Bolg not associated with Birdge Direct DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 9:24am
        Daniel triptrap Send a private message to triptrap Sep 24 2012, 10:26am
            I don't want to de-rail LR's thread without permission first :-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 12:53pm
                of course i understand that triptrap Send a private message to triptrap Sep 24 2012, 1:04pm
            It's from one of the early vlogs, so it is officially sanctioned Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 24 2012, 3:59pm
        Please don't entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 24 2012, 2:32pm
            I believe the card game picture of Bolg is officially released by those who made the cards. Carne Send a private message to Carne Sep 24 2012, 2:38pm
            As Carne said, it's not pictures of the models. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 2:45pm
                Officially released card game pics would be fine Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 24 2012, 4:03pm
                solution? triptrap Send a private message to triptrap Sep 24 2012, 4:04pm
                    A new thread might be better altogether ;-) Here it is, anyway DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 4:08pm
                        Honestly Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 24 2012, 4:19pm
                            I like it - it differentiates him from the other Orcs in the LOTR trilogy DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 4:21pm
                                I'm all for differentiation Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 24 2012, 4:26pm
                            Oh great, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Sep 24 2012, 6:40pm
                                At your service! Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 24 2012, 6:42pm
                        What is that on the 7 next to him? dave_lf Send a private message to dave_lf Sep 24 2012, 5:10pm
                            I think it's Gollum's boat on Gollum's lake. // burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 24 2012, 5:17pm
                                Yes! It looks like it! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 5:20pm
                                    Is that Rivindell on the front cover? burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 24 2012, 5:31pm
                                        I think it's Elrond's library / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 5:44pm
                        Looks like a lion imin Send a private message to imin Sep 24 2012, 5:21pm
                            It does feel slightly wrong that ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 5:26pm
                                I'm thinking (possibly) burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 24 2012, 5:36pm
                            Not sure how I feel redgiraffe Send a private message to redgiraffe Sep 25 2012, 5:18am
                        I can't seem to find any way to purchase it... Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 24 2012, 5:51pm
                            Amazon have it on sale DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 24 2012, 5:54pm
                        The scalp idea seems interesting TheSexyBeard Send a private message to TheSexyBeard Sep 24 2012, 10:02pm
        Ha I'm not sure I can handle the power! Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 24 2012, 6:43pm

 
 
 

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