I actually don't mind the bendy version(s), but I haven't seen the articulated one yet so I can't say. I'll likely buy it because the only bendy Smeagol I'll have otherwise will be on my wall.
I was thinking also, I really hope TB does an armored Gondorian Soldier, 1) just because and 2) so I can do a custom Armored Boromir. Which got me to thinking:
Spuffy's LOTR Wishlist
Armored Boromir (TTT:EE) Amon Hen Boromir Resculpt Helm's Deep Uruk Hai Warrior w/ The Works Amon Hen Aragorn Elrond Council Robes Armored Gondorian Soldier Harad Archer Arwen Departing Rivendell w/ Lantren Eowyn White Lady of Rohan (white dress) Denethor
If they released a 9 pack of Uruks, I'd absolutely plotz. Actually, they could probably get away with something like it through an exclusive. Look at all the exclusives multipacks that were up for preorder at Outer Reaches a while back. A little retooling here and there, and bang, three or four Uruks.
I love this guy, but I still think one of the biggest oversights in the LOTR line so far has been an HD armored Uruk Hai. I don't know what is holding TB back from making a figure they would sell the crap out of.
MisterPL beat me to it. To me, it's the same argument as wanting the original OT on DVD. It's about perserving the film, either for posterity, or for your own viewing pleasure. I'm looking forward to both.
I love SW and I love figures. I think for me growing up with the Kenner line the two are synonymous to me. The idea of transporting your imagination (or the imagined world of cinema) to reality in the form of little plastic men has always been fun for me.
I preordered Eowyn and Bilbo from TRU.com just so I wouldn't have to look. I've seen the rest now at TRU or Wal Mart, except for Series 2 (Aragorn, Armored Eowyn, Gollum) which I'm REALLY looking forward to...
BigDumbWookie, are the Uruks in the TRU set the same as in the two big accessory sets (ballista and battering ram)? The one I want most is the captain, I guess, with the white hand on his helm. Thanks.