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Title: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: FX-7 on April 3, 2003, 02:41 PM
My other favorite thing beside Star Wars is Lord of the Rings.  I've read the book oodles of times and downloaded a copy of The Two Towers (shh :)) and have watched it a ton of times.

I really like the movies.  They are great.  I don't like that they made Arwen a lot bigger part of Fellowship but it is a large part of Return of the King and the appendix.  

My favorite movie scene has to be the Helm's Deep battle so far.  I am looking forward to the Pellenor Fields battle more though.  I wonder if they will show the catapulted heads?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: Depmode on April 3, 2003, 02:46 PM
shush shush shush, i haven't read return of the kinds, and I don't wanna know anything until i see the movie!!!

but yes, LOTR kicks major butt. My favorite scene from TFOTR is the mines or moria. That whole sequence was great. From TTT it is prolly.... jeez, so many... well I liked helms deep a lot too :P
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: FX-7 on April 3, 2003, 02:49 PM
Whoops sorry Depmode  :-[  Not a big spoiler though
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: Boba Binks on April 4, 2003, 09:18 PM
LOTR kicks ar$e!!! I have the Two Towers on DVD and I have watched it so many times that I know all the words. My favorite speech in the movie is at the end that Sam says to Frodo when things start to change for the better and give hope for them to go on.

I cannot wait until Return of the King.

You can view my LOTR collection at http://mywebpages.comcast.net/bobabinkstoys/index.htm
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: Scott on April 5, 2003, 11:23 AM
I got TTT Wave 4 last week and opened them last night...

GollumI finally opened my Gollum last night and I like him. I wish his head, fingers and torso were more bendy than they are but for the most part he is a cool little figure.  Nice detail, I would have liked a plastic articulated version instead of a bendy I guess.  There is ROTK Gollum coming I believe

Armored Theoden is a nice figure, very detailed, huge button sticking out of his back. I really like the costume and paint apps though. Nice figure, good articulation. Could do without the button

Sam in Mordor is nice but I think i might have just broken his arm taking him of the package. A ton better than the FOTR Sam, not sure if he is the same as the boat Sam, because I don't have that one. Very nice articulation (knees, feet, shoulders, bicep, elbow, wrist, waist, hip, head) Looks to be the right scale and a good likeness, again another nice figure

Helm's Deep Legolas is another awesome Legolas figure. Why they have him down and Aragorn shamed I have no idea. The Helm's Deep detailing is super cool and again very nice articulation on all three of these figures. I am amazed at the intricacies and little swirls they put into the arms and boots on Legolas., The skateboard shield is so so, I thought it was dumb in the movie too

So

Theoden B
Sam B+
Legolas A-
Gollum B (Could have more articulation, or they should have not went bendy on him)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: Scott on April 5, 2003, 11:27 AM
David, kudos again on those sweet Backgrounds.  I may "steal" that idea and start printing some off for my bookshelves.  Your collection is truly amazing!   I love your SW display as well...

Do you print them on glossy photo paper or just regular paper?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: Boba Binks on April 5, 2003, 02:27 PM
My backdrops are printed on flat plotter paper from work. I could take my created images to Kinkos and print them on banner paper but it it free at work. :)

I just made another backdrop. It is all hazy with the Tower in the distance.
As soon as I find Wave 4 I will post newer images.

I have heard that SunCoast Video is taking Pre-Orders on the Helms Deep 5-pack.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: Scott on April 7, 2003, 12:59 PM
I hope that 5 pack comes to be because I really think it is sweet.  I had heard rumblings that it wasn't going to see the light of day which I why I ordered Wave 4, I had skipped Helm's Deep Aragorn though.  I would like that Gimli and Haldir though
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: FX-7 on April 7, 2003, 03:23 PM
Wow Boba Binks that is some nice toys!  I like all of your displays very much!  It is cool how you hung the ships from the cieling like that...

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: Boba Binks on April 7, 2003, 04:34 PM
Thanks!

Today I found Wave #4 Gollum. :) Now three more to go, well four Twilight Frodo.
Title: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on May 7, 2003, 12:54 PM
http://www.theonering.net/scrapbook/group/780

 :-*
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: JediMAC on May 7, 2003, 02:09 PM
Very cool!  Can't wait for the final flick from the second greatest trilogy of all time!

Not that I collect the LOTR figures, but those look pretty nice!  Their likenesses are becoming extremely  well done (Hasbro, take note please) - much better than the first two movies' figures...

That Gollum with interchangeable noggin (to/from Smeagol) is brilliant.  That's a great figure.  A simple head swap does wonders to that figure's character (again, Hasbro - please take note)...
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: FX-7 on May 7, 2003, 03:54 PM
Wow!  That Aragorn looks great and so do Sam and Frodo.  I can't wait for this movie.  Where is the trailer?
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: Boba Binks on May 7, 2003, 08:30 PM
After RofTK, I wonder how long this line will last. I must have all these figures. :)
I love LOTRs.
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: dustrho on May 7, 2003, 09:02 PM
I don't own any other figures other than Star Wars, but these LOTR figures are VERY cool.  Might have to try to convince the wife about starting up another collecting hobby.

 ;)
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: Nicklab on May 7, 2003, 11:28 PM
After RofTK, I wonder how long this line will last. I must have all these figures. :)
I love LOTRs.


It might have legs.  Peter Jackson is apparently interested in making "The Hobbit" after some time away from Middle Earth.  Apparently, he wants to make a splatter movie or two before he takes on that Tolkienn book.
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: Scott on May 7, 2003, 11:31 PM
Right now I am reading the Silmarillion for the first time, it is one of the most amazing books I have ever read.  The Hobbit makes sense in terms of tying the Ring trilogies with a Prequel, but how about the ultimate Prequel a movie of Biblical proportions and attempting to make the Silmarillion...I want it :-*
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: JediMAC on May 7, 2003, 11:34 PM
It might have legs.  Peter Jackson is apparently interested in making "The Hobbit" after some time away from Middle Earth.  Apparently, he wants to make a splatter movie or two before he takes on that Tolkienn book.

I really hope Jackson goes back and makes "the prequel"...  He's absolutely got to!  It seems like a total no-brainer to me.  Ian McKellan has already said he was all for it as Gandalf again (though he thought a TV mini-series would be fun...  NOT!).  I'll be eternally pissed if this project doesn't eventually come to fruition.  They owe it to all of the new (and old) LOTR fans they've created with these incredible movies.  Plus, The Hobbit can obviously be done as a stand-alone, solitary movie - no more long and drawn out trilogy concerns.  Nice and easy, plus a faster paced story which should help...   8)

But just don't make us wait too long now Mr. Jackson!   ;)
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: Mikey D on May 8, 2003, 07:01 AM
While I would love a The Hobbit movie, it won't happen until at least another 3+ years while Jackson remakes King Kong
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: Nicklab on May 8, 2003, 08:59 AM
King Kong definitely sounds like it's a priority for Jackson to do first.  I can certainly understand him taking a break from the whole world of Middle Earth for a while.  When it comes to making The Hobbit, I'm curious if Ian Holm will be up to the challenge of the lead role.
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: FX-7 on May 9, 2003, 01:30 PM
I'm serious, where is that trailer?
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: Scott on May 9, 2003, 02:17 PM
I think it is coming out with the Matrix next week FX-7
Title: Re: SPOILER: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Figures!!!
Post by: FX-7 on May 19, 2003, 02:25 PM
Did you all see the new LOTR:ROTK pics at

www.lordoftherings.net
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2003, 12:21 AM
I picked up the LOTR 5 Helm's Deep 5 Pack Today at TRU, very nice set.  I really like Haldir!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on July 8, 2003, 09:34 AM
Nice score Scott.  No TRU around here (and I guess the one in Appleton is closed for remodeling in to a "Geoffrey" store) so I had to order one on-line.  I've seen pictures of it at Geb's web site and Haldir looks sweet.  I'll have to check my order and see if mine is shipping yet.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2003, 09:39 AM
The Gimli that comes with this set was the one that was supposed to come in Wave 4 or 5 correct?  The only bummer is I alread have an armored King Theoden and Legolas
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2003, 10:35 AM
My only questions about the 5-pack are these:  Which Legolas is it?  And, when is it coming out?  :)

I've held off on buying armored Theoden, but I already have the Aragorn and both TTT Legolas'.  But, I can't wait to see the Haldir figure!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2003, 10:37 AM
I believe it is the Helm's Deep Version with Skateboard Shield
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2003, 11:03 AM
Really?  If it is, then I can return the one I have, since I haven't opened it yet.  Yipee!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2003, 11:06 AM
Let me double check though first ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2003, 02:50 PM
I'm not gonna do anything with that Legolas until I know which one comes in the 5-pack.  I'm just curious when the 5-pack's going to arrive in stores.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2003, 02:58 PM
It's out now, check TRU ;)  I just saw 10 or 12 more today as a matter of fact.  If you need one LMK

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2003, 05:37 PM
Thanks.  I'll keep my eyes peeled.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2003, 10:52 PM
Not that anyone's likely to need it, but I have a Gollum for anyone desperate.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 9, 2003, 11:14 PM
Looking for the Smeagol version, actually.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2003, 11:17 PM
Will check and let you know.  I just found it one day and grabbed it, I was so overjoyed to find anything on the pegs.  I dropped LOTR figs pretty quick after I started, but they're nicely done, so I still look.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 14, 2003, 03:50 PM
Saw over at the SCS that the ROTK figures are out, bought at a Target in California!
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/rotk.jpg)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on July 14, 2003, 06:45 PM
So, the hunt begins!! ;)
With all the traveling for baseball in the next month (from Michigan to New Jersey) plus the Hubby's birthday present to Atlanta for a Braves game, I should be able to find something!

*knocks on wood*,
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 14, 2003, 11:45 PM
So, the hunt begins!! ;)
With all the traveling for baseball in the next month (from Michigan to New Jersey) plus the Hubby's birthday present to Atlanta for a Braves game, I should be able to find something!

*knocks on wood*,
Yeah just when you get al;l caught up the hunt is on again...

Smeagol
ROTK Figures

It seriously never ends

BTW Beth, still want another 12" TTT Arwen?  I may be able to get one at the local Target.  LMK  ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2003, 11:56 PM
Caught up?  What is this mystical phrase you utter, young Scott? :(
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on July 15, 2003, 08:24 AM
Quote
BTW Beth, still want another 12" TTT Arwen?  I may be able to get one at the local Target.  LMK  ;)
Quote

Yes, I could use another one.  Thanks!!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 15, 2003, 08:54 AM
Not so sure about buying the new Eomer.  I've got the TTT one already.  The others, I'll have to wait and see.

On a different subject, has anyone heard about a variant TTT Gandalf that's all white?  Not a little yellowed, like the common carded version, but an almost snow-white one?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on July 15, 2003, 01:37 PM
I picked up the Helms Deep set today at Toys-R-Us here in Indy.
No new ROTK figs yet. But the hunt is now on.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 15, 2003, 02:02 PM
This thread over at the SCS has a ton of new images

http://pub132.ezboard.com/fthesimpsonscommunity71818frm21.showMessageRange?topicID=1363.topic&start=21&stop=35
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 16, 2003, 11:33 PM
The sun was shining on my butt tonight

I realize Twighlight Frodo's are being put out a little more these days but at TRU I found one, plus 3 Smeagols!!!

I picked up 2 one for me and one for whoever wants one, LMK!  Cost plus shipping :-*

Twighlight Frodo sorta sucks but its cool I actually found two "chase" Figures
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on July 17, 2003, 09:00 AM
You found a TW Frodo??!!  Man, you live in toy heaven don't you?  I'll take the extra Smeagol off your hands if you still have it.  Did you ever find another Arwen?
I've read that the new Eowyn is out and packed one per case.  Thanks for posting your finds.  You're the only one that's relatively close by so at least I know what might be hitting in and around Green Bay (Upper Michigan still is stuck on POTJ and wave 2 for LOTR >:( ).
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on July 19, 2003, 01:53 PM
I was over at The GD again and they had some pics of a red-packaged GImli and Boromir, both of whom Toy Biz stated would not be coming out. They were both found in Austrailia.

Methinks they're mere customs, due to both of these figures being produced again. But, the pictures aren't all that great, so it's hard to tell.


I'm hoping I can manage to find Eowyn. I did find the PEW and Galadriel, so my luck should hold.

Haven't found Smeagol yet, but I got the Helm's Deep set yesterday, and it looks so neat all boxed up I can't bring myself to open it.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on July 19, 2003, 09:06 PM
I finally got around to opening my Helms set. Since the figures are basically the same I took out Hal to put in my shelf. The others I put on the side, well except for Gimli since he is somewhat different than the previous releases (No Cape).
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on July 19, 2003, 10:17 PM
Found some ROTK figures today. Eomer, Frodo, and Sam. There wasn't a repacked Aragorn there, but I have two of that figure anyway. I just need a carded one.

Still haven't found the Horse and Rider sets. I'm liking the Sharku and Warg set.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 20, 2003, 01:43 PM
I'm probably going to pass on the new Eomer.  ASam and Frodo are another story, though.

I saw the new horse and rider sets listed over at Toymaniacs.  They had Aragorn & Brego, Ring Wraith and horse, but sold out on the warg and Sharku.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 20, 2003, 02:26 PM
Picked up Frodo and Eomer as well this morning at Target, no sign of Sam :(
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on July 21, 2003, 01:37 PM
Scott, what do you think of Eomer and Frodo now that you have them in your hands?  It's hard to tell from the pictures if Eomer has a good head sculpt or not.

Can I hire you as my LOTR buyer?? :D ;) :)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 21, 2003, 01:42 PM
I really like the look of both of them, haven't opened either one yet.  I was thinking about picking up an extra Eomer for you Beth but I didn't...maybe next time I see them ;)

I snagged the last Frodo :-*
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on July 21, 2003, 01:59 PM
I really like the look of both of them, haven't opened either one yet.  I was thinking about picking up an extra Eomer for you Beth but I didn't...maybe next time I see them ;)

I snagged the last Frodo :-*

You know I'll take whatever you find.  I just sent you a PM about my toy run.   :P

As for Frodo...insert one of those dancing Monkets here from GH.. ;)

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on July 22, 2003, 09:37 AM
Monday was LOTR day for me. I found the Helm's Deep set at TRU and ROTK Frodo, Sam, and Eowen at Target.

I love the Helm's Deep set. I waited patiently for that to come out and was careful not to buy single figures from that set, so it's a particular bargain for me. And the ROTK figures were a plus since I didn't even know they were out so soon.

My son has decided our Halloween display this year will have a LOTR theme. (Sorry Aliens; there's always next year.  :-* )
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 22, 2003, 10:27 AM
I saw Frodo, Sam and Eomer this morning.  I passed.  I needed to keep the cash in reserve for some Sports Picks at the Atlantic City show this week.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on July 22, 2003, 05:16 PM
All my Targets are stocked with reduced price King Theos.  >:(

I asked about the new figures and one stocker told me not until Christmas. What a joke!
I think I will find them soon though.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Lemon-Viper on July 25, 2003, 05:47 PM
Does anyone collect the Lord of the Rings figures from the late 70's??  They are sculpted after the feature length cartoon movie.

I'm looking for them.  The only thing I've picked up from the new movies is a 12" Gandalf when The Fellowship of the Ring came out.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on July 25, 2003, 10:04 PM
You're talking about the ones from Knickerbocker, right?
I'm told they're almost worth their weight in gold.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 28, 2003, 11:28 AM
MisterPL, was that Eomer or Eowyn you found?  Just curious...

ADC (http://www.americandreamcomics.com) has some Wave 2 pics up including the Lovely Eowyn and Aragorn

Sounds like a lot of the ROTK line will be rehashes of the previous waves of FOTR and TTT which doesn't suprise me
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2003, 11:30 AM
I've been debating on whether or not to collect one of the LOTR lines (the Toy Biz one or the 3" line), and I had a question for you Toy Biz collectors.  If I buy some of this line, I'd mainly like to get the main characters to start with (Frodo, Aragon, Sam, Gollum, Pip, Merry, Gimli, Legolas, Gandalf, etc.)  Which are the best versions of these characters to pick up (and are they somewhat easy to find still?).  I know that the last two times I've been out checking the aisles I have seen a few Gollums (don't know why I haven't picked one up yet), but I also see there is a articulated one coming for ROTK?  Maybe I am mistaken.  Anyways, just curious if you had any advice for me on collecting some of this line?  I'm just trying to decide which line to get, and then see if we can afford it.  Thanks for any advice.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on July 31, 2003, 02:36 PM
I had a huge response for you this morning mosnab but the dang board crashed right when I hit reply...soooo

I'd pick up Gollum, the bendy figure works in this case

I'd also pick up this set from KB

Deluxe Fellowship 9 Pack (http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/2197099/ctid/17?_ts=y&_ts=y&_e=3f296&_v=3F29607DStoHaCCC698B79CA&_ts=y)

From there on you are really supplementing background characters...Saurman, Sauron, Biblo, Galadriel, Eomer, Faramir, Orcs, Ringwraiths, Treebeard etc etc etc  These figs are all some of the best figures ever done

The tough part is...Toy Biz has been notorious for choosing to release and rerelease previous figures over and over so you may be able to pick up some of the figures in a few months in ROTK packaging

It is bizzare really...

There are plenty of variants of the main characters most notably Aragorn/Strider, Frodo and Gandalf.  My personal favorites of the three:

Aragorn...Helm's Deep
Frodo...The single release of the one from the Sam/Frodo boat 2 pack
Gandalf The White The one that camewith Shadowfax

So...it is a complicated thing, cheapest way would be to get the 9 pack and some of the ones you like the most from the Saga
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on July 31, 2003, 05:50 PM
Just a quick note on the Deluxe 9-pack.  It's now being released in TTT red packaging and was found at an Ohio walmart for $29.95.

I agree with Scott on his picks for Aragorn and Gandalf but I prefer the Frodo with the light-up 'sting' as the best of that character.  The hard-to-find Arwen on horseback (with Frodo) is now being released in the red packaging also so if you start now, you could probably pick up almost everything that's been made (besides Elrond and TW Frodo).
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 31, 2003, 11:26 PM
I do have a few figures from the regular line to part with.  I have a loose complete Gimli, original Aragorn.  FOTR Legolas and a TTT Gollum (not smeagol).  

The only one I'm keeping is the original Gandalf.  I just love that light up staff.  If I could get a Gandalf the white, I'd probably keep it to.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2003, 09:31 AM
Thanks for the tips guys.  I just about picked up a TT Gollum this past weekend, but held off for now.  My wife isn't too crazy about me picking up another line, since I recently told her I wanted to collect a little of MOTU as well.  I think I might just choose between the two, but I'm kind of leaning towards LOTR for now.  I think MOTU might just be a "phase" I'm going through, and plus, I've seen quite a few complaints about that line.  Maybe I'll start my LOTR collection off with a Gollum this next weekend, if there are some still there.  Also, a new Target just opened where we shop, and they had some ROTK figures, Frodo, Sam, repack Aragon, and Eomer.  I was tempted to pick up a Frodo and/or Sam as well.  Anyways, thanks again for the advice!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on August 14, 2003, 10:07 AM
MisterPL, was that Eomer or Eowyn you found?  Just curious...

That would be Eomer.

I also found the Smeagol and Treebeard figures at TRU last night. Smeagol's just a Gollum with a smile (pretty frickin' creepy, too) and Treebeard's just a much smaller, carded version of the 14" TTT figure. He looks like he'd fit in better with Play Along's line.

(Found Armies of Middle Earth sets there, too, but that's for another thread.)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on August 14, 2003, 10:21 AM
Eowyn is in the Wave that you picked up, Small TreeBeard ??, Smeagol and Gollum.  

Swiped from the SCS ;)

Possible '04 Plans from Toybiz, looks like a bunch of rereleases, possible new figures in bold

Jan 04 Lord of the Ring TRILOGY: Fellowship of the Ring
Asst 1: Twilight Ringwraith, Twilight Frodo (CHASE), Galadriel, Strider, Boromir, Frodo (new style), Prologue Elf Warrior

Asst 2: Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf the Grey, Witchking, Arwen, Elrond, Bilbo

Jan 04 LOTR TRILOGY: The Two Towers
Asst 1: Helms Deep Aragorn, King Theoden in Armor, Smeagol, Eowyn, Eomer, Crossbow Uruk-Hai, Saruman
Asst 2: Helms Deep Legolas, Gollum, Gandalf the White, Frodo w/Sting, Beserker Uruk-Hai, Treebeard

Jan 04 LOTR TRILOGY: The Return of the King
Asst 1: King Aragorn, Pippin in Armor, Harad Archer, Legolas
Asst 2 (April 04): King of the Dead, King of the Dead - Glow in the Dark, Faramir, Merry in Armor, Witchking in Armor
Asst 3 (July 04): Queen Arwen, Gollum w/Ring, Gimli, Ringwraith, Uruk-Hai, Shelob

Some of this ROTK Swag may actually be coming this year and this is just plans for rerelease next year.  These figures are amazing, good to see everyone should have a chance to get them
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 15, 2003, 11:10 AM
I've seen the first wave at least a couple of times, so far.  And I've passed on them at each opportunity.  Perhaps I'm a little burnt out from the Chicago show?  Anyway, if I see the Warg and Sharku, that will probably be my first ROTK purchase.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 15, 2003, 10:20 PM

Asst 2: Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf the Grey, Witchking, Arwen, Elrond, Bilbo



ELROND!!????  Oh please, oh please, oh please!!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 15, 2003, 11:40 PM
I found all the available ROTK figs today at TRU with the exception of course of Eowyn and Bilbo.  I only bought Frodo because they cost $9 each, but I was impressed with all of them.   I'm looking forward to the rest.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 16, 2003, 03:17 AM
I picked up the red-boxed Fellowship pack at Wal-Mart today for the handsome sum of $25, apparently a 'clearance' price from the regular $29.72. Hm.

It's cool, but I really didn't figure that I have to put it somewhere when I got it home. Damn thing's huge.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 17, 2003, 08:49 PM
Anyone having any luck finding Bilbo and Eowyn? None such luck here.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 17, 2003, 08:57 PM
A couple of my friends have found Eowyn, but she was packed one to a case.  I also found a lone Treebeard, as well as some Smeagols and Gollums.  So far, he's what I've seen personally:

Frodo
Sam
Eomer
Gollum
Smeagol
Treebeard

...and that's it.  Haven't seen Eowyn, or any of the horse and rider sets yet.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 17, 2003, 09:08 PM
OH JOY!!!!  

Not only did the hubby bring back form his trip to New Jersey two more deluxe Ringwraith and horse sets (I'm building a scene), he scores the Helm's Deep five-pack and an Eowyn to boot!!

He (along with my son) have become masters of the toy isle.  When he found Smeagol, Treebeard and co., he thought he check around the other toy isles and sure enough, she was hidden among other toys!!  He was incredibly proud of himself and so am I  ;D :D :) ;).

As for the toys, I really like the Eowyn figure.  The face sculpt is pretty close to Miranda,  the dress seems to follow pictures I've seen and the figure actually stands!!  I have yet to rip open the five pack, but Haldir's outfit is incredible though his face sculpt is not as good as it could have been.  All in all, I'm a happy mother and wife tonight...which makes everyone else around me happy too!! :-*
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 17, 2003, 10:41 PM
I've seen one Sharku/Warg set, but have yet to pick it up. No rush.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on August 19, 2003, 10:11 AM
Super Poseable Aragorn (Pellenor) and Gollum are up on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3142751934&category=348
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 19, 2003, 02:34 PM
Whoa. That's a long name for the Aragorn figure. Still, it's neat.
I'm hoping that Gollum is better than the piece of crap we got for the TTT line.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 19, 2003, 03:24 PM
Yay!  Aragorn.  Can't wait to see carded pics of Eowyn in Armor.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 20, 2003, 03:40 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20913&item=3142757733 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20913&item=3142757733)

It be Eowyn in Armor, albeit a lousy photo. The tard turned the card the wrong way.

It's at $27 at the time of this writing. The same seller has a Pelennor Aragorn at $35. Can these people not hold their wads or what?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 20, 2003, 11:26 AM
I can't believe that people are willing to pay that much over retail.  Especially when these figures will be readily available at retail in a relatively short period of time.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 20, 2003, 02:29 PM
Eowyn!!  Eowyn!!  ;D

I remember thinking when TTT came out how royally she got the shaft, and now here we're getting two great Eowyn figs at the same time.

And yeah, these people need to learn restraint.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 21, 2003, 12:01 AM
perhaps of some interest to those hunting for a twilight Frodo.  (http://board.spawn.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=037548)

solid cases thereof ??? :o
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 21, 2003, 12:31 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I bet the solid cases of Twilight Frodo would be in a blue ROTK box. As long as it has that Eye of Sauron in the background, it doesn't matter to me. I just want one to keep my basic 6" collection complete.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 21, 2003, 03:45 PM
I agree with HMI.   Red, blue, periwrinkle, I don't care.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on August 21, 2003, 04:53 PM
Wait for the toys...

Meijers, Targets, and Wal-Mart are getting in the ROTK toys now. So far I have picked up all that is available except for the Eowyn and Prolog Bilbo.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 22, 2003, 12:49 AM
The Target here hasn't put out any 6" basic ROTK figures yet, and TTT comes out on DVD Tuesday. Way to capitalize, you commie tards.
They STILL have an army of King Theoden, the first version. That's the only figure they have on the pegs. Even Gollum completely disappeared before the royalty of Rohan.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 22, 2003, 01:16 PM
WOOHOO!  Traded this morning for Eowyn, and bought a Prologue Bilbo a little later!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 22, 2003, 01:58 PM
Lucky you...

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...
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 22, 2003, 02:14 PM
Well, if it's any consolation, I haven't seen Pelenor Fields Aragorn or Armored Eowyn yet.  Also, I paid $15 for Bilbo.  I thought it was a little high, but not crazy.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 22, 2003, 02:44 PM
I found Eowyn at TRU today, no Bilbo. Oh well.
I thought her hair was supposed to be more blonde. Meh. It's still cool.

Edit- I read that TRU.com has a red-boxed Boromir up for pre-order. I didn't check, but does anyone know?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 22, 2003, 02:53 PM
I've heard that Boromir is going to come out as a single packed figure.  Not sure which color packaging.  But an educated guess tells me that it would be in blue packaging.

Oh, and I forgot to mention...I got my Sharku and Warg this morning, too!  It was a LOTR BO-nanza!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 22, 2003, 03:18 PM
Everyone's finding Eowyn's except for me...  :(

But hey, a publisher wants to see my book!  Got the letter in the mail today!   ;D

Still want Eowyn.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on August 25, 2003, 12:36 PM
Traded for an Eowyn as well, sounds like Wave 2 (Aragorn, Gollum, Eowyn) are showing up on both coasts at Target ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on August 26, 2003, 01:16 PM
...sounds like Wave 2 (Aragorn, Gollum, Eowyn) are showing up on both coasts at Target

Got my latest trio at Target today. Finally, a decent Aragorn! It's lines like this that make me wonder what Toy Biz would do with a 6" Star Wars figure line.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on August 26, 2003, 02:16 PM
Oh, and I just had to add that owyn is THE best figure of the entire line, if not the best ever made in action figure HISTORY. Anyone who does not have this in their collection should be very, very sad.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on August 26, 2003, 02:19 PM
Oh, and I just had to add that owyn is THE best figure of the entire line, if not the best ever made in action figure HISTORY. Anyone who does not have this in their collection should be very, very sad.
Rub it in why don't ye, is she packed one per case (I'm guessing)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on August 26, 2003, 02:34 PM
What do I care? I already have one. And I am that much happier for it.

I cannot describe the bliss in my bosom upon owning this action figure. It is truly a marvel of sculpt and engineering. Would that all could enjoy it, alas 'tis not to be.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 26, 2003, 03:39 PM
All this Eowyn talk only makes me more sad.   :(

Oh, well.  I did get the TTT DVD last night and that gave me my Eowyn fix for the moment.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on August 26, 2003, 04:02 PM
One day at a time, Spuffy. Perhaps she will come to you. Pray for it.

So should I open her or put her on eBay?  :-\
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 27, 2003, 12:18 AM
Have faith, Spuffy. I found it at TRU, of all places. If one can find a one-per-case figure there, it will arrive everywhere so all who want one can get one. I haven't opened mine yet, because I'm still basking in the 1-2 punch of a figure and picture of Miranda Otto-ness.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2003, 11:20 AM
Have faith Spuffy.  I found the new Aragorn and Gollum this morning, and I missed armored Eowyn.  Just keep looking out.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 27, 2003, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the support, guys.   ;)  I shall keep the faith.  I guess I should be happy for getting two great Eowyn figs after getting none last year.  That was real despair.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 27, 2003, 03:14 PM
Crossbow Uruk Hai is out in the Phillipines.  Should be here soon enough.  He's fantastic!  

(http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/attachment.php?s=f0dc2620aa4eb8eea61898a6ebf66e6a&postid=67052)

Credit to jamtrax.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2003, 05:08 PM
NICE!  I've been wondering when we'd get just a plain Uruk Hai, and here they give us the crossbowman.  Very cool!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on August 27, 2003, 05:30 PM
Even in that crappy picture the chainmail looks good! Is the ROTK line going to be the best yet? Is Toy Biz going out with a bang on this property or what?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2003, 05:34 PM
There might be more legs to the LOTR than we thought.  The rumors still abound that after making King Kong and another movie, Peter Jackson may return to make The Hobbit.  Hopefully Toy Biz can continue on with that.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 27, 2003, 09:06 PM
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.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 28, 2003, 12:09 AM
If TB made a HD Uruk, I'd buy a few. I've all these figures from Helm's Deep and not enough Uruk-Hai. This Crossbow goofball is pretty neat.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on August 28, 2003, 09:45 AM
If they released a 9-pack of Uruk-Hai ala the Fellowship set at Wal-mart for $25, I'd go for that.  8)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 28, 2003, 07:57 PM
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.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on August 28, 2003, 08:45 PM
Today I found some new LOTR:ROTK figures at Target. I picked up Aragorn, Crawling Gollum, and Eowyn in Armor. The card back shows a Gandalf but I did not see him.

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2003, 02:21 PM
I know many people haven't found the ROTK version yet, but I was thinking about picking up a Gollum figures, and I was curious which one you collectors thought was better...the bendy version or the new articulated "wall-crawling" version?  I have seen the bendy version several times, but just haven't picked it up yet...I was just curious what your opinions are...thanks!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on August 30, 2003, 04:34 AM
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
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on August 30, 2003, 11:52 AM
I also wonder if TB will be making a Mouth of Sauron figure, but I'm not sure if this even appears in the movie.

I always thought it was pretty lame of TB to release an Elrond in his Prolugue getup. He looked funny alongside the first three series of FOTR figs.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 31, 2003, 02:27 PM
WOOHOO!  I traded for an armored Eowyn this morning.  Nice figure!

As for my wishlist....

CARDED FIGURES
Prologue Elendil
Prologue Isildur
Black Gate of Mordor Orc with horn
Southron
Helm's Deep Uruk Hai with armor
Dunland Wildman
Armored Gondorian Soldier

HORSE & RIDER SETS
Rohirrim Horseman with horse
Eomer with horse

BEASTS
The Balrog
Black Gate of Mordor Troll
The Witch King's Dragon
Shelob
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on September 2, 2003, 02:18 PM
I have asked several questions of you guys regarding these figures, and I have seen the Fellowship 9-pack recommended by many of you (for me being a just-starting collector).  Anyways, from what I have read, it looks like it is a great deal...9 figures (pretty much all characters that I would like), for anywhere from $30ish to $40ish.  I was curious which versions of the characters are included in this pack, and if they are good versions of the characters?  I have been looking over some of the pictures at TheGd.com, as well as OfftheCard.com, to take a look at the figures that have been released, so I was curious which were included, and how they compared.  It would save me money in the long run to get this 9-pack, pick up a Smeagol, etc., and be pretty much done with it (I don't plan to be a completist, just a few)...but after seeing a few of the ROTK figures (the new Aragorn pictures look great, and with a new Legolas on the way as well)...maybe I should wait.  Anyways, my main question is, which versions of the characters are included in this pack?  Are the Merry and Pippen offered here and in other two packs, etc., the same?  Sorry for another lengthy question, if you have any advice for me, please let me know.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on September 2, 2003, 02:57 PM
The 9 pack is definitely worth it - especially if you snag it for $25 like HMI did.  For me, the real reason to buy it was Boromir and Legolas, who I could never find.  The subsequent Legolas figs are better than this, but this is him in his pre-Lothlorien get up.   If all you want is the Fellowship and a few others, you can't go wrong.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on September 2, 2003, 03:00 PM
The Merry and Pippen that come in this set are the same as the ones that came with the Moria Orc, in the FOTR packaging.  The Merry and Pippen that came out in TTT packaging are actually a different sculpt (just some different parts, I think).

The Frodo and Sam that come in the Fellowship 9-Pack are the ones from the Elven boat set.  I think those are probably the definitive Frodo and Sam.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on September 5, 2003, 09:14 AM
Has anyone heard of any new mail-in offers like the Burger King premium? I'm guessing that, since those particular Uruk-Hai figures showed up at KBToys, that promotion wasn't as successful as it was hoped to be. But you never know.

Any fast-food tie-ins with ROTK?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on September 5, 2003, 09:16 AM
I think I heard there were not going to be any more offers (you could also order the Uruk with the DVD last year). Of course things have been known to change, things are not set in stone, anything could happen etc :-*
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on September 5, 2003, 12:35 PM
I think they're staying away from fast-food tie-ins, because they think the BK toys cost FOTR the Best Picture Oscar.
Whatever.

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on September 5, 2003, 12:39 PM
I don't think merchandising or promotional tie-ins had anything to do with it.  I think it's more to do with the Academy thinking that only dramas deserve to win.  It's a really stilted mindset.  You almost never see fantasy, comedy, science fiction or action films winning the best picture award.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on September 5, 2003, 12:50 PM
That could be true too, because TTT didn't win it either. If ROTK doesn't win, then you know the Academy has it in for Peter Jackson and LOTR. And pretty much every other person who isn't an Academy voter.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on September 5, 2003, 12:56 PM
Honestly, I don't think the Academy necessarily has it in for anyone.  I think it's still the overwhelming mindset that drama's should win.

If there is any kind of open bias, I think it's a bias against movies not made in Hollywood.  In that case, there's definitely reason to wonder if people do have it in for LOTR and Star Wars.  Both saga's were made far away from Hollywood.  LOTR got made entirely in New Zealand, which is like 10,000 miles from LA, and Lucas has always eschewed working in LA, preferring to work out of Marin County, London, and now Australia.

THAT could be a serious consideration as to why these movies get snubbed.  A lot of the Academy is based out of LA, and they want to keep the movie business in LA, along with the jobs.  Get that mindset going with a lot of the voting members, and it can have a big impact.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on September 5, 2003, 03:30 PM
It could be those things, but Gladitor won, and it was made in Malta amongst other places.  The English Patient won, and was made in Tunisia and Italy.  All with Hollywood money, like LOTR has been.   For my part I think it's the same gentryed snobbery that exists in publishing.  If it's popular, they reckon, it can't be good.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on September 5, 2003, 04:08 PM
So if "The Silence of the Lambs" had had a fast-food tie-in, it wouldn't have stood a chance? Seems like a natural fit to me.

Back on topic, why does the uber-articulated "Gollum" sport a Smeagol-like expression? Not that I mind since I'm happy with my Gollum Bend 'Em and this new wall-climber fills my Smeagol need. Just curious. I noticed the package image shows a decidedly less friendly face. Was this a running change or will there be another variant in the future?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on September 5, 2003, 09:38 PM
It could be those things, but Gladitor won, and it was made in Malta amongst other places.  The English Patient won, and was made in Tunisia and Italy.  All with Hollywood money, like LOTR has been.   For my part I think it's the same gentryed snobbery that exists in publishing.  If it's popular, they reckon, it can't be good.


I understand what you mean.  Those films were made on location because they could be or had to be done on location.  Still, they were from mainstream Hollywood studios.  Gladiator, in fact, was a kind of throwback to something Charlton Heston or Burt Lancaster might've done in their prime.

The point being, both George Lucas and Peter Jackson have made a concerted effort to divorce themselves from the Hollywood process.  And Lucas started doing that in the '70's with American Zoetrope and Coppolla.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on September 5, 2003, 11:52 PM
I hear you on that, Nicklab.  The Academy/Hollywood does have an unspoken bias sometimes against outsiders, not to mention good ideas.

As for why the articulated Gollum looks like Smeagol, I have no idea.  I have the sense that we'll get a Gollum variant of this guy soon enough.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on September 6, 2003, 03:39 PM
www.thegd.com has pics of the Harad Archer and Armored Pippin!   :o  Both look fantastic except the likeness on Pippin is a little... off.  Maybe it's just me.  Can't wait to buy LOADS of those archers.

UPDATE!  SPOILERS!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009OX2C/103-8302239-4671810?v=glance&s=toys&me=A3UN6WX5RRO2AG&vi=pictures&img=14

 ;D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: MisterPL on September 8, 2003, 01:40 PM
Just got back from my lunch hour toy run and found ANOTHER Eowyn, this time sans armor. She's a vision in blue, an unexpected surprise thanks to Target.

I think I'll pose her next to her armor-clad counterpart and pretend they're naughty twins.  8)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on September 10, 2003, 11:57 PM
Got lucky with an Armored Eowyn and Aragorn, hopefully someone isn't too mad at me in Sacramento that I bought them from their Target...couldn't pass them up and hey I did contribute some taxes to the economy...you need all the help you can get!

Aragorn is one of the nicest figures ever made IMO...and the armored Eowyn is right behind him...

Toybiz should have been doing Superposability all along with this line (most of them are, but some are not) ala Marvel Legends as Aragorn is...
Title: Triple Holy Crap!
Post by: Scott on September 12, 2003, 11:01 PM
First...

Order this

Twilight Frodo (http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html?PID=2431139&ctid=17&ls=toys)

Second...saw a Prologue Bilbo at Suncoast Tonight

Third...also saw a Cross Bow Uruk

I couldn't buy them though since I didn't have my wallet.  Hopefully they will still be there tomorrow morning!
Title: Re: Triple Holy Crap!
Post by: DSJ on September 12, 2003, 11:10 PM
I couldn't buy them though since I didn't have my wallet.  Hopefully they will still be there tomorrow morning!

Always go toy hunting with your wallet! Just watch what you spend!  ;D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Darby on September 12, 2003, 11:25 PM
Twilight Frodo is mine.  A big hearty I told you so to the scalpers.  And now watch him be blown out in KB stores nation wide for $5.99.  Hee.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: SiteC on September 13, 2003, 12:04 AM
Twilight Frodo is mine.  A big hearty I told you so to the scalpers.  And now watch him be blown out in KB stores nation wide for $5.99.  Hee.

Me thinks I am gonna wait it out.  If it shows up at KB.com, it will eventually hit stores since its not a "web exclusive"

Might be cheaper in store also...

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Ben on September 13, 2003, 12:46 AM
Oh yeah, baby. I hope they don't end up out of stock or something. That would really bite.

I'm glad I only had to pay $20 instead of $150 on ebay.

Of course, this could be the store that had those cases of Twilight Frodo cooked up for 'em. Oh well, whatever.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Darby on September 13, 2003, 02:08 AM
Hours later, it's still in stock, so I would figure they got solid cases.  I'll bet they got solid cases of Eowyn, PEW, and Galadriel, too, which is why those figs are still in stock days after going up on the site.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Ben on September 13, 2003, 12:13 PM
That's probably true. Now they need full cases of Prologue Bilbo and Crossbow Uruks. Yeah, baby.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Scott on September 13, 2003, 02:01 PM
The only "I've got a bad feeling about this" Is what happened with Ephant Mon earlier this year.  It was in stock for a really long butt time and when push came to shove, no Ephants for a lot of people.  Worth the $20 chance though

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: SiteC on September 13, 2003, 05:25 PM
I broke down and ordered Mr. Frodo.  The suspense got to me  :P
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Ben on September 13, 2003, 06:34 PM
Check your local Suncoasts, if ye have them. I hit the jackpot, finding every figure released in the ROTK line thus far, including Prologue Bilbo. Since I just ordered TWF, I couldn't really afford Gandalf and Aragorn, but I got Bilbo and Armored Eowyn.

I'm on quite a plastic high right now. :)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: SiteC on September 13, 2003, 06:49 PM
How is the Bilbo?  Thats one of the ones i am really looking foreward to since I like the hobbitses.  Hopefully I will be able to find him around here...and damn our mall for not having a suncoast.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: jadesfire on September 13, 2003, 07:12 PM
Bilbo is pretty cool.  He comes with a ton of stuff.  Besdies his doorway back-drop, he has a bed rool and pan you can attach to his backpack.  A walking stick, Sting and the Mithral (sp?)coat.    Articulation is decent enough and the sculpt is good.  All in all, one of the better figures from the first set (as even on the red card, it's still the same as the green card)*

As for TF, I was thrilled to get one.  I know it's twice the price but I wanted this one and it's worth it.  I've been able to fill in a lot of holes lately with KB online and it sure is nice.  Now, all I need is the Easterling....


*Edit*= the Biblo I have in my hands and am remarking on is the one that came on the red card and has no ring on his hand but does have articulated knees and his elbows and wrists turn.  I shouldn't have assumed that the green carded one was the same as I have never had one.  Sorry about that...
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Ben on September 13, 2003, 09:05 PM
I'm nearly positive that the Prologue Bilbo has the body from the articualted Pippin from the TTT line. It has a new head and the Ring sculpted into his hand. Also, he features Sting, the one that came with the Frodo from the Elven boat pack. But, it's still a cool figure, and it's a shame TB decided to short pack it.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Morgbug on September 13, 2003, 10:28 PM
Insert gratuitous comment about KB.com at this point based on their response to Canadians ordering from their site.  Yes, I gripe constantly about Canada, but this is one point that really irks me. >:(
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures...TWILIGHT FRODO at KB.com!!!
Post by: Koda on September 14, 2003, 04:17 PM
I have had success with ordering from K.B. online and "I am Canadian"
Is there anywhere you guys post cupon codes for K.B. for free shipping, discounts ect?

I collect LOTR and chances of me finding the new figs on my trips to the U.S. are slim to none and there is no way to find out if they will come to Canadian retail :'(
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Post by: jadesfire on September 14, 2003, 07:21 PM
Here's the one I used last week:

NEWBROWSEKB

If you order $40.00 or more worth of stuff you get $5.00 (it ended up free shipping for me).  Don't know if it had an expiration date.
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Post by: Morgbug on September 14, 2003, 10:37 PM
Hey Kevin, I think we discussed this at the other site, but how are you pulling it off?  I ordered, gave a US delivery addy (JIm or chuckles) and received an email saying sorry, because your credit card is in Canada, we cannot fill the order.  

How'd you do it?

Beth, I replied to your pm.
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Post by: Koda on September 14, 2003, 10:54 PM
I have a m/c (Wells Fargo) for work and it turns out their head office is in the U.S., simple as that. I figured it would get turned down since the billing address is in Canada but both orders came through. They did turn down me CIBC visas in the past.
 Seems they made my billing address someplace named Cherrypoint, Washington (never been there never heard of it) and shipped to my Blaine Wash. addy.


I think I mentioned about the K.B. gift cards, you can use them online so if you have a friend in the states that can get one for you, you only need the number off the card to order, not the card. I have done this in the past.

Thanks for the info on the cupon jadesfire, used the 20% off any amount, saved me a bundle, worth keep your eyes out for them.
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Post by: Scott on September 15, 2003, 03:07 PM
I just got a shipping notice on my Frodo!  Looks like we have a wiener!
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Post by: jadesfire on September 15, 2003, 05:52 PM
I just got a shipping notice on my Frodo!  Looks like we have a wiener!

Me too!!!!!!!  I'm so happy!!  Lately, the on-line stores have been keeping me happily supplied in both LOTR and SW stuff.  I'm on a first name basis with all the UPS and USPS drivers now! ;)
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Post by: jadesfire on September 15, 2003, 08:28 PM
Lord Elrond (http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/1050386/ctid/17/ls/default)

It's like Christmas!!!!!!

edit: I'm so excited I can't even spell right ;D
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Post by: Ben on September 16, 2003, 12:13 AM
Wow. Elrond. About time he showed up again.

Too bad I've spent all my toy budget.

Oh well. The shipping notice I received said that my Frodo is sitting in Roanoake, VA right now.
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Post by: SiteC on September 16, 2003, 01:55 AM
My Frodo apparantly shipped yesterday as well.

With all these toys showing up OL, I wouldn't be surprised if they start hitting B&M stores...
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Post by: Darby on September 17, 2003, 12:31 AM
I got my Arwen horse set today.  Believe me or not, I never saw this in a store anywhere.  Granted, I really wasn't looking for it until TTT...

My TW Frodo also shipped yesterday.  
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Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 10:52 AM
you guys and gals see this over at action-figure.com?  Sounds like once ROTK Wave 4 is done, no more new figures  :'(

FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING SERIES 1 may include:

Twilight Ringwraith
Twilight Frodo Variant
Galadriel
Strider
Boromir
Frodo New
Prolog Elf Warrior.

FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING SERIES 2 may include:

Legolas
Gimli
Gandalf the Grey
Witchking
Arwen
Elrond
Bilbo.

THE TWO TOWERS SERIES 1 may include:

Helm's Deep Aragon
King Theoden in Armor
Smeagol
Eowyn
Eomer
Crossbow Uruk-Hai
Saruman.

THE TWO TOWERS SERIES 2 may include:

Helm's Deep Legolas
Gollum
Gandalf the White
Frodo with Sting
Berserker Uruk-Hai
Treebeard.

RETURN OF THE KING SERIES 1 may include:

King Aragon
Pippin in Armor
Harad Archer
Legolas.
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Post by: Ben on September 17, 2003, 11:24 AM
Yeesh. ROTK is going to have to be the greatest movie in history to move that many reapacks.


On a lighter note, The GD is reporting that the Twilight Frodo figures from KB are the exact same as the chase figure. No differences whatsoever.
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Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 11:31 AM
exactly Darb, they are sure banking on the fact that people will be so enamored with the product that they will rush out and start collecting these all over again...yowza, looks like I have around 2 or 3 figures left to buy...

And hoping these someday do get made but not holding my breath

Pelennor Gimli (assuming he has a new outfit)
Denethor
Mouth of Sauron
Queen Arwen (this has got to be made!)
Merry in Armor
Army of the Dead Warrior
King of the Dead
Title: Return of the King Figures
Post by: jadesfire on September 17, 2003, 01:19 PM
I agree on the Merry in Armor...this one needs to be done. I also think Denethor has to be done.
I'd love a couple of different Arwens but I doubt that will happen.  So many figures they could make still it's hard to believe they'd just end it (and lately the figures have been awesome).
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Post by: Ben on September 17, 2003, 01:41 PM
My Twilight Frodo arrived today. It's a good thing the market fell out for these. Mine arrived with the j-hook area slightly but noticeably bent, and the bubble beneath the LOTR logo is smashed. It also had an easily-removable white label right over the figure.

Despite these gripes, I'm glad to have it, and might buy another to open if these show at the brick-and-mortar stores.
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Post by: FX-7 on September 17, 2003, 03:14 PM
Dang I missed TF, but I don't really care, he is sorta overrated IMO
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Post by: Darby on September 17, 2003, 03:15 PM
OCB, on an earlier Trilogy list (from Marz.com I think), it listed further ROTK waves next year which included many of the figs you're hoping for, with the exception of Denethor and Mouth of Sauron.  Personally I think those two and a Gondorian Knight are also in the cards.   The fact there isn't a Gondorian Knight already is more evidence of Toy Biz's hit and miss planning.

I hope my TW Frodo doesn't show up anything other than minty-mint for the price we paid for it.  I'd be upset if I were you, HMI.  
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Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 09:13 PM
I too now own a Twilight Frodo that I can open!  Does anyone need one?  Otherwise I was going to dangle him for an Evil Lyn
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Post by: Nicklab on September 17, 2003, 10:28 PM
I do, I do!  Let me know if there's anything you're looking for in trade.
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Post by: Ben on September 18, 2003, 01:57 AM
I know that since I paid 20 bones for this thing, I should be a little disappointed, but I was able to reasonably fix these problems with a bit of effort. Just wanted to give y'all a heads-up.

The box this thing came in was absolutely huge, and the fig was sitting at the bottom with this stupid airbag thingy taking up the rest of the box. They could have thrown some tissue paper around the package, but I guess they used my $4 shipping for the bigass box.
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Post by: Darby on September 18, 2003, 04:52 AM
My Arwen set came in the same oversize box.  At first I didn't know WTF had arrived.   ::)

I should get my Frodo tomorrow (today).  Excited!
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Post by: Brian on September 18, 2003, 12:24 PM
I had another question for you LOTR experts.  If I can get my wife talked into it, I have considered picking up a few of these figures.  I want to start with a Legolas figure (since my wife is an Orlando Bloom fan, I might get away with it easier), and I am leaning towards the Rohan Armor one (it looks to be the best, and many have said it is?).  It is currently in stock at KBToys.com if I am correct, for $9.99.  I hate to pay shipping on just one figure like that, but I don't know if we can afford for me to order a few at once right now.  Anyways...I was wondering, will this be the best price I can probably find one for?  I know I have never had much luck seeing any Legolas figure in the stores, at least not for very long.  I was just curious if this was a decent deal for this figure or not, or if I should hold out.  Thanks!
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Post by: Scott on September 18, 2003, 12:34 PM
Most LOTR figures retail at around $8-$10 so that is a tad bit on the high side, but you are also not going to see that figure on the shelves anymore either.  Might be worth biting the bullet
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Post by: Brian on September 18, 2003, 01:08 PM
That is kind of what I was thinking too OCB, thanks for the advice.  I would rather hold out and see if I could find it in the stores for $7.99 or $8.99, but I don't know if this figure would be easy to find.  I just thought between ebay and other online stores, this might be the best (reliable) deal for me...but I thought I'd ask the experts.  Thanks again!

Also, noticed over at OfftheCard.com, that they have reports of different two/three packs showing up in the Phillipines.  One with Sam, Frodo, and Gollum (repacks), and one with Sauron and Saruman I believe.  Some of the ones that were rumored awhile back I believe.  You guys were right, for the most part a person really could come into this line at any time due to all the repacks :).
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Post by: Ben on September 18, 2003, 02:11 PM
Found series 2 at my local TRU. I am so goddamn sick of seeing Gollum, especially when TB packs him so that other characters like Prologue Bilbo, Eowyn, and Gandalf the White all end up at one per case. That is so stupid.

I think I'll avoid buying the superposable Gollum. I hate the first version, but I don't want to see another one, ever. The red-boxed version is still sitting around. It's ridiculous.
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Post by: Scott on September 18, 2003, 02:12 PM
Prologue Bilbo (http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/2419859/ctid/17/ls/default)

In stock at you know where!
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Post by: Darby on September 18, 2003, 02:39 PM
Wow.  KB is the gift that keeps on giving.  I got my TW Frodo today, minty-mint, except for a slight ding in the bubble.  Now rushing off to TRU, since HMI has informed me my Eowyn in Armor awaits...
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Post by: jadesfire on September 18, 2003, 03:42 PM
Lucky for me I have Biblo.  My Frodo came today and he is so cool.  I was going to open him up but he looks so good in the box (actually better in the box) so that is where he is going to stay.  Next week Lord Elrond should arrive.  Oh happy days.....
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Post by: Darby on September 18, 2003, 11:35 PM
Happiness is a man who owns an Eowyn in Armor.

Thank you HMI!  ;D  So so happy.  I decided to wait for Aragorn and Gollum considering TRU charges $9 for these and those two will be among the easiest scores in the line.
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Post by: SiteC on September 19, 2003, 12:07 AM
my Twilight  Frodo came today...in a box about 3 feet long and 2 wide, packed with about 5 feet of bubble pack stuff...and down at the bottom was frodo.

Shockingly, the box was in great condition save for a giant sticker on the bubble, but that came off easy.

I am gonna keep him carded for now...maybe I will open him but I like the eye of sauron behind him....
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Post by: Ben on September 19, 2003, 01:18 AM
You're welcome, Spuffy. I think I'm going to spring for Aragorn, because the local Wal-mart is too stuffed with series 1, and Target isn't stocking them. Plus I've passed on it twice now and regretted it. I might get two, and switch heads with that extra Helm's Deep Aragorn I've got sitting around.

Just need to come across the Crossbow Uruk now. C'mon, KB, come through for me again.
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Post by: Darby on September 19, 2003, 04:42 AM
That is true about Target and WM... hmm.  Perhaps I should reconsider.  I was also going to head swap with the HD Aragorn, although the upcoming King Aragorn may be a better fit, assuming of course the crown comes off.
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Post by: Ben on September 19, 2003, 02:30 PM
KB's brick-and-mortar stores are getting in ROTK figures now. I found series 1 and 2 there, the cases that feature Gandalf the White and the Crossbow Uruk. And they've raised the price to $9.99 a crack, which is what I paid at Suncoast, which I also felt was a bit high. (Especially for Prologue Bilbo.)

So, all I need now are Superposable Gollum and 8" Treebeard to complete my collection, and my apathy towards these two in unequaled, so I guess my collection is complete enough for me. :)
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Post by: Darby on September 19, 2003, 03:32 PM
Runs out the door to KB.
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Post by: Darby on September 19, 2003, 08:28 PM
Got my Crossbow Uruk!   ;D  Thanks once again to HMI.  Had to leave Gandalf, which may come back to bite me on the you know what, on account of the $10 price tag.  The Uruk is fantastic, one of the best figures in the line.
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Post by: Ben on September 19, 2003, 10:54 PM
Meh. That Gandalf is saddeningly inferior to the one packed with Shadowfax. But this version does hold Glamdring better than previous ones, so that's something. And at least it's white this time. Ah screw it, it's not inferior, I just think the head looks funny.
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Post by: Darby on September 19, 2003, 11:37 PM
I actually thought Gandalf was okay.  Not $10 okay, but better than I expected.  

Don't know if anyone else has already mentioned this, but www.bigbadtoystore.com has the TTT red card Smeagol in stock for $9.99, in case anyone cares.
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Post by: Nicklab on September 20, 2003, 02:24 AM
KB was the place to be today!  I got the crossbow Uruk and Gandalf, a blue Eowyn for a friend, saw a prologue Bilbo, and scored Legolas with horse and Aragorn (with a properly painted beard) and Brego.  Nice score in my book!
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Post by: Darby on September 20, 2003, 02:37 PM
Good score indeed, Nicklab.   ;D
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Post by: Nicklab on September 20, 2003, 04:53 PM
Has anyone who's seen the ROTK Aragorn with Brego noticed that a lot of them have bad paint jobs?
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Post by: Ben on September 21, 2003, 05:04 PM
Haven't seen the new Aragorn/Brego set yet.
I searched through every Pelennor Aragorn at TRU to find the best one. I also found an armored Eowyn with the hair not glued on correctly. I'd hate to be the guy who buys that one.
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Post by: Brian on September 26, 2003, 10:08 AM
I just saw (courtesy of thegd.com), that the ROTK series 2 figures are in stock at KBToys.com....SP Aragorn, SP Gollum, Gandalf, and Eowyn in Armor.  I'm not sure if they are all still there, but they were earlier.  If I hadn't had preorders and other things ship this month already on our credit card, I think I'd take advantage.  Just thought I'd give the heads up for anyone that needs these figures, or hadn't heard they were over there.
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Post by: Scott on September 26, 2003, 01:26 PM
Now this is complete bull****

Quote
In The News: Final Word on the Deluxe BALROG!
Well...NOTHING is ever FINAL anymore, but lets just say we can probably put this thing to rest. We obtained some new details on the reasoning behind the demise of our beloved breather of fire. We post this for your consumption and digestion. So everyone knows what it takes in this industry to make a figure like this a success. Without further ado, here are some little known facts about our Balrog:

1) Original Price Point: $25-$30 (including electronics and lights)
2) The original prototype (seen HERE) was remolded, after its first failed attempt to make it to retail, into a scaled down Rotomolded version (reduced price with no features) and retailers said no a second time
3) In order to offer the Balrog as an exclusive, over 30,000 of this bugger would have to be ordered to make it feasible for Toybiz to produce.
 4) No one is a bigger fan and proponent of getting this figure made than Toybiz (Jesse and Damon)...they pushed as hard as they could...but without one certain discount retailer...

Note: Toybiz tried...they tried hard to get the Balrog released...but because a certain southern based discount retailer (and the #1 toy retailer in the world mind you) did not buy into it...we have no Balrog. Does everyone know that this retailer no longer carries Spawn? And guess what our friendly baddy from the depths of Moria resembles? Yep...you guessed it...Spawn!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The toy buyer at Wal Mart seriously needs to be canned...I can see them passing on Clone Wars but for them to say no to the Balrog is asinine.

THink there is a reason people are hailing Target for their toy shopping recently...Wal Mart like K-Mart sucks
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Post by: Nicklab on September 26, 2003, 03:08 PM
Can you link to the article?  It looks like there was a link in there to a prototype pic.
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Post by: Scott on September 26, 2003, 03:20 PM
http://www.thegd.com/
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Post by: Nicklab on September 26, 2003, 04:02 PM
Thanks!  Is it me, or does that site take forever and a day to load?
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Post by: SiteC on September 26, 2003, 05:02 PM
Well on today's run I picked up the following:

FOTR Ring Wraith
ROTK Frodo in Armor
ROTK Sam in Armor
Helms Deep 5-Pack

and...

CROSSBOW URUK!!  

I found the Uruk laying on the floor at KB, and i didnt think anything of it, until I looked down and actually saw what it was.  I didn't mind spending the extra few $$ on it since its not easy to come by...

I also saw ROTK Pellenor Aragorn, Poseable Gollum, Gandalf, Treebeard, & Eomer, but left them.  Still trying to find Prologue Bilbo...blah.  I also did the unthinkable and opened my twilight Frodo...

Fun day....
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Post by: Darby on September 26, 2003, 05:23 PM
I don't think there's anything to stop TB from pushing the Balrog as an exclusive somewhere else besides Wal Mart.  It's obvious both KB and TRU appreciate the line.  A rotocast Balrog (what, $10?) would blow out of stores.   The only alternative would be to shrink it and include it as part of the figure assortment ala Treebeard, but if Wal mart is really against this figure no matter what, then that's probably out, too.  Come to think of it, WM probably killed that Orc Warrior from Toy Fair, too.  
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Post by: Ben on September 27, 2003, 01:36 AM
I can't honestly believe Wal-Mart could have killed this if it was offered exclusively to TRU. I mean, they've stocked the 12" Tauntauns and the Dewback, they wouldn't have blinked at a smaller $25-30 exclusive. If it was rotocast, it'd have been cheaper.

I guess, when it was offered, LOTR wasn't near as big as it is now.
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Post by: Darby on September 27, 2003, 02:50 PM
Yeah, I don't think the films (and toys) really went into overdrive until TTT.  And absolutely, I have no idea why TRU wouldn't take this on as an exclusive.  This is right up their alley.
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Post by: Scott on September 28, 2003, 09:31 PM
Probably because they didn't think they could move 30,000 units (that may be pushing it)

Although how a Cave Troll and Cave Troll 2 got made is a little rediculous
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Post by: Ben on September 28, 2003, 10:52 PM
The first Cave Troll had a lot more screen time than the Balrog, plus he was smaller. Why the second got made, I'll never know. Maybe TB sold it to retailers cheap, because the mold should be paid for by now.
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Post by: Brian on September 29, 2003, 09:29 AM
Well, I just thought I'd post that I got my first two Lord of the Rings figures this past weekend...Rohan Armor Legolas, and "bendy" Smeagol.  I know I will never have large collections like many of you, since I don't have the $$ or space after Star Wars collecting, but I was really happy to get these figures.  However, I now find myself wanting more and more of them, I could see how this line could become addicting.  I got my Legolas via KBToys.com (the shrine of LOTR lately it seems), and I picked up the Smeagol at a TRU.  I had a choice between the bendy version and the new ROTK "super articulated" version, and at the time, I just decided to get the bendy version.  I hope I didn't make a mistake, but I'm sure there will be other chances to pick the other one up if I regret it.  Next I'd like to find a Gandalf, Aragorn, and Frodo.  My wife isn't too crazy about me collecting these, but I figured I'd just sneak them in little by little :)  Anyways, just thought I'd post to say I have actually joined the LOTR collectors now  :P
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Post by: jadesfire on September 29, 2003, 01:38 PM
Anyways, just thought I'd post to say I have actually joined the LOTR collectors now  :P

Welcome aboard, let's see how long it lasts before you have all the fellowship characters hidden in the house  ;)

PS:  And may I say, your first choice in figures from KB is excellent...
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Post by: Morgbug on September 30, 2003, 12:01 AM
Am I the only person to go the other way?  I know these are great figures, but the abundance, cost ($15 up here) and relatively poor distribution again drove me away.  I still have a Gimli and Gandalf loose and a carded first Legolas but I'd get rid of all of them, save Gandalf in a heartbeat.  

It just didn't fit my budget :-\
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Post by: Brian on September 30, 2003, 09:16 AM
Quote
let's see how long it lasts before you have all the fellowship characters hidden in the house

Actually, my wife has been pretty great about everything.  She has seen both of the figures, and although she thinks that our house is full enough with Star Wars alone...she didn't throw a stink when I picked up these figures.  Now, if I decided to collect nearly the whole line like with Star Wars, that might be more of a problem ;).  But, we don't have the room for that anyways.  For now it will be strictly Star Wars, and maybe a handful of LOTR figures....let's hope that lasts ;D
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Post by: Ben on September 30, 2003, 01:10 PM
I found the green boxed set of Arwen/Asfaloth and Ringwraith/Steed at Target yesterday. That's weird. I don't know if they're old stock or not, because I couldn't find a date stamp on any of the four boxes there.
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Post by: Nicklab on September 30, 2003, 01:43 PM
Those have been showing up near me too.  Strange, at the very least to see these.
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Post by: Darby on September 30, 2003, 08:26 PM
Entertainment Earth posts some interesting news:

Return of the King Series 4 - January 2004
To commemorate the release of the final film in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Return of the King, Toy Biz introduces 6 inch action figures! This case of 12 individually packaged action figures includes:


6x King Aragorn
2x Pippin in Armor
2x Harad Archer
2x Legolas.
QUANTITIES AND FIIGURE MIX IS LIKELY TO CHANGE

Return of the King Series 5 - January 2004
To commemorate the release of the final film in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Return of the King, Toy Biz introduces 6 inch action figures! This case of 12 individually packaged action figures includes:

2x King of the Dead
2x Faramir
2x Merry in Armor
2x King of the Dead (Glow in the Dark)
4x Witchking in Armor.
QUANTITIES AND FIIGURE MIX IS LIKELY TO CHANGE.

6 King Aragorns?  Umm... okay.  Otherwise I'm glad we're getting both Series 4 and 5 in Jan.  Hopefully Faramir is the armored version, allowing at the least customizing options for Gondorian Knights and Boromir.  After seeing the rotocast Legolas figure today, I think this will be the so far unseen Series 4 version, shrunk down of course.  New sculpt and likeness, lots of articulation.
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Post by: Darby on September 30, 2003, 08:32 PM
I should also add that the fact we're getting 4 and 5 so soon gives me great hope that we'll see many more series from ROTK.  The original Marz Trilogy list suggested this:

Series 6 - Queen Arwen, Gimli, Ringwraith, Uruk-hai, Gollum with Ring, and Shelob

And I think beyond that we still have plenty of time and opportunity for Denethor, Gondorian Knights, Orcs, Uruks, and all the other figs we want.   ;D

I hope.

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Post by: Ben on October 1, 2003, 12:54 AM
That would be sweet. I just hope that they've abandoned the Trilogy repack idea. I hope, I hope, I hope. That would probably have worked better if I had ruby shoes.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2003, 03:23 PM
I was looking for any opinions from those of you who have purchased the super-poseable Gollum/Smeagol from the ROTK line.  I happened to see this figure last weekend, but I ended up picking up the "bendy" version.  I thought about picking up the SP version if I see it again, but was wondering if you were very impressed with it or not.  I know all those joints are great on some figures, but sometimes they tend to get a little loose too in some cases.  Anyways, I was just wondering if any of you have it (and have opened it), and if you were happy with it.

Also...to add to this discussion, even though I am a new collector...I kind of hope they avoid repacking too many figs in that trilogy assortment too, that could really hurt the line obviously, and I want all of you to be able to find the new characters/figures you are looking for. :)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 1, 2003, 03:39 PM
I still haven't bought SP Gollum yet either, and I'm not sure if I will.  My cousin has him though (he bought him over armored Eowyn!  For shame!) and he seems okay.  You can pose him in a variety of ways, more so than the bendy versions, but he looks a little goofy.

With the repacks, I see it both ways.  There are some figures that should be revisited - Arwen, Elrond, Bilbo, Boromir, any type army builder.  Others, like Gollum for instance, no.  And the repacks (to this point) actually sell.  This is excluding the ROTK bendy Gollum and Smeagols currently clogging my local TRU.

I expect TB will continue producing original figures for some time, and the repacks are simply a means of catching the many, many people (like myself) who came into this mainly with The Two Towers.  There are even figs from TTT that could be, should be repacked (Easterling, Rohirrim Soldier, Elven Archer).  

I think when the Trilogy line hits in Dec./Jan. and there are lots of people high on ROTK who don't have a Frodo, Arwen, Ringwraith, et al, these will do pretty good.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 1, 2003, 03:48 PM
EE posts the rest of the Trilogy breakdowns:


FOTR Series 1:
2x Twilight Ringwraith
1x Galadriel
3x Strider (the Toy Fair one from last year?)
3x Boromir (the Australian version? Nice shiny dagger?)
2x New Frodo (?)
1x Pologue Elf Warrior

FOTR Series 2:
3x Legolas
2x Gimli
2x Gandalf The Grey
2x Witchking
1x Arwen
1x Elrond
1x Bilbo

TTT Series 1:
3x Helm's Deep Aragorn
1x King Theoden in Armor
3x Smeagol
1x Eowyn (repaint?  White dress?)
2x Eomer
1x Crossbow Uruk-Hai
1x Saruman

TTT Series 2:
3x Helm's Deep Legolas
3x Gollum
1x Gandalf The White (the whiter?)
2x Frodo with Sting
1x Berserker Uruk-Hai
2x Treebeard

The Green Dragon also says TB will be making subtle changes to the figs where it makes sense (they mentioned changing the placement of white hands on Uruks but think of the Austrailian Boromir, with the dagger and new cloak).

Well, what does everyone think?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on October 1, 2003, 04:00 PM
I think I'll be done with ROTK Series 5!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 2, 2003, 02:29 AM
I'm running out of room as it is. Plus the scrib I've blown on these. I think I've reached the point where I'm satisfied, I just seek new versions of characters or all new characters.

Though the repack idea might be good for those that didn't get in on it Day One.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 4, 2003, 09:16 PM
I found the Armored Troll at TRU today. It's in a blue box, and it isn't packed like the first Troll. This has a window box instead of an open one.

I didn't find the price because I didn't want to buy it, but I doubt it will be more than what the first Troll sold for.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 4, 2003, 09:27 PM
Thanks to HMI for another assist - Eowyn and Bilbo!  At long last, the White Lady is mine.   ;D

I saw the Horse and Rider sets at TRU today and was really disappointed in all of them, except maybe the Warg.  I'll be sticking to AOME for the horse sets from here on in anyhow, since they are covering many Toybiz won't go near.

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 5, 2003, 06:30 AM
I found the Armored Troll at TRU today. It's in a blue box, and it isn't packed like the first Troll. This has a window box instead of an open one.


Well, I guess they did that so people wouldn't pull this troll's face off.  As for the scene at the black gate of Mordor, I can only wonder when someone might make a crazy diorama with the two gate trolls.

But, it's figures like this that make me wonder:  if they can make the cave troll, Treebeard, and the gate trolls, why can't they make the Balrog?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 5, 2003, 02:40 PM
The retailers won't bite. Well, Wal-Mart won't anyway. It could be a TRU exclusive, but I don't really think TB cares anymore.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 8, 2003, 06:19 AM
Hey, I spotted a ROTK packaged Aragorn/Gimli/Legolas 3-pack at a local comic shop.  It was priced too high there, but does anyone know if this is coming out to mass retail?

I'm also hoping at some point that the King Elendil - Gilgallad 2-pack from FOTR sees the light of day at some point.  Anyone ever see a picture of it?  And for that matter, what about a figure of Isildur?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 8, 2003, 01:45 PM
As far as anyone knows, those multi-packs like that are European exclusives.

I haven't seen any figure pics of any Prologue figures like Elendil. I wonder if they were even sculpted.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 9, 2003, 11:26 AM
Did they ever make an Arwen action figure, by herself, not the one with her and the horse.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 9, 2003, 02:06 PM
No, not yet anyway.  A repack of the horse set is coming early next year from the sounds of it, and a little later a new version from ROTK.  Hopefully.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 9, 2003, 10:35 PM
I've been seeing the green boxed Arwen with Asfaloth and wounded Frodo showing up at Target again recently.  Strange, if you ask me.  That, along with the FOTR reissues have been showing up at KayBee as well.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 10, 2003, 04:49 AM
And suddenly everybody has TW Frodo.  KB.com, AFXpress, and BBTS all had him recently.  Hmm.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on October 10, 2003, 12:38 PM
I was curious, I was hoping to pick up a Gandalf (or Aragorn) next...and I was wondering what the differences were between TTT Gandalf, and the ROTK version.  I've seen pics of the Two Towers one, but nothing really of the new release.  I was wondering if one is better than the other, if they are about the same, or any other opinions you guys have on them.  I hope to just get one version of each character for now, so I guess I'm looking for which one is the best.  Thanks for any advice.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 10, 2003, 12:54 PM
As far as Gandalf the White goes, your best bet is the one in the ROTK box. It's actually white, unlike the TTT version, and cheaper than the one packed with Shadowfax.

Probably the best Aragorn would be the Helm's Deep version, or even the Pelennor Fields one, but I'll wait until the one that comes out in series 4 to make any 'best of' judgements.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on October 10, 2003, 01:04 PM
Thanks for the advice HMI, I was kind of leaning towards that version as well...plus hopefully the ROTK figures will be a little easier for me to find, since I'm playing catch up.  I've been thinking about getting the PF Aragorn as well, seems to be the best so far from what I have been seeing/hearing.  Hopefully I can find one or both this weekend :)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: TopJedi on October 11, 2003, 07:59 PM
Well, I finally did it.....today I broke down and bought two LOTR figures. I picked up the ROTK Urak with crossbow and ROTK Sam Gamgee..........I must say that I'm impressed with these figures!  

I'd been fighting the urge to get into these figures.......but these two figs kept kalling my name on the pegs today.......I got home and ripped them open.......nice articulation,wonderful detailing......ok, I guess I'm now hooked on LOTR ;)
Title: Anyone know of a good LOTR forum?
Post by: TopJedi on October 12, 2003, 02:50 PM
Howdy, I'm curious to know if anyone knows of a good Lord of the Rings message board. I'm interested in doing some cross trading for some LOTR stuff....and I'm hoping that maybe someoen there might want some MOTU items in exchange for LOTR......long shot I guess, but you never know.

Anyone hang out on a LOTR board? Or perhaps is anyone here interested in some carded modern MOTU??? LMK,THanks, Brian
Title: Re: Anyone know of a good LOTR forum?
Post by: Darby on October 12, 2003, 04:28 PM
www.lordoftheringsguide.com  

 ;D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on October 13, 2003, 09:44 AM
Same thing happened to me TopJedi...this line had been calling to me ever since I first saw them, but I held out...until this year.  I picked up a Rohan Armor Legolas and a Smeagol so far, but I'd like to get some more.  I'll never have as much as I do Star Wars, and SW is always top priority with me collecting-wise, and I don't have the room anyways....but this line does have some mighty nice figures :).
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 13, 2003, 11:18 AM
Well reason i ask is, Entertainment Earth has posted on their site that in Janruary they are going to re-release The Fellowship of the Ring 6" Action Figure set, and it has Arwen, and Frodo (New), Elrond, etc..  So is it going to be a new sculpt or what.
Title: Re: Anyone know of a good LOTR forum?
Post by: TopJedi on October 13, 2003, 01:34 PM
THANKS Spuffy!!!!!!!! ;D

I just signed up for that site under the name "BlackGoblin:    so if you see me there sometime give me a shout ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 13, 2003, 05:16 PM
I assume it's a new sculpt, but then assumption is the mother of all... you know.  I hope it is.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 14, 2003, 11:15 AM
Well where can find pics of the assortment.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 14, 2003, 11:16 AM
Has anyone seen the rarest LOTR figure, Twilight Frodo 6"?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 14, 2003, 11:44 AM
Yeah, I have Twilight Frodo. He was available on KBtoys.com a few weeks ago, and bunches of folks were able to score one form there.
As for seeing it a retail,   :D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 14, 2003, 04:19 PM
I also got my Twilight Frodo from KB.   I don't expect to ever see this guy at retail.
Title: Re: Anyone know of a good LOTR forum?
Post by: Boba Binks on October 14, 2003, 08:42 PM
Middle Earth Forums (LOTRG Forums) http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 15, 2003, 11:19 AM
Gosh, anyone have any for trade.  If anyone bought 2.  I can't find this figure any where for cheap!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 15, 2003, 03:58 PM
I got my red card TTT Boromir from Amazon.com!!!   ;D

He came in the bundle with Gollum, Legolas HD, Theoden in Armor and Sam in Mordor.  I'm so happy, especially since Boromir is one of my favorite characters.  He comes with the a nice shiny new dagger and a new elven cloak.

Sweetness.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 16, 2003, 11:12 AM
I was wondering any one know where i can find pics of upcoming LOTR 6" toys.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 16, 2003, 12:15 PM
www.thegd.com (http://www.thegd.com) is your best bet for all things LOTR. theonering.net (http://theonering.net) has every conceivable piece of news regarding LOTR and the actors and crew in it. :)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 16, 2003, 01:51 PM
thanks dude.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on October 17, 2003, 10:29 AM
Just curious if anyone had read this report at OfftheCard.com, regarding ROTK figures/toys...it is at this link, under October 15th News:

Off the Card.com (http://www.offthecard.com/)

Since the story is a couple days old, I'll also post the text of it here...if that's a no-no, I'm sorry, and feel free to delete it if necessary mods!  Anyways, this report might be totally untrue, just thought some of you might want to read it if you haven't already.  Here it is:

__________________________________________
Another Nail in the Coffin?

It is starting to look more and more likely that the ToyBiz ROTK product currently on the shelves may be all we will see. OTC reader Matthew recently contacted ToyBiz, and got this response:

I noticed you have listed a Wave 4 with Harad Archer, Pippin in Armour, etc. I eagerly await this series because I think that there is hardly any different character selection in the Return of the King figures! But I called ToyBiz and they said they are stopping at Wave 3...

While it is entirely possible that the Customer Service rep Matthew talked to wasn't completely informed, this may also be taken as a good sign. The rumored LOTR "Trilogy" lists that popped up about a month ago didn't list an ROTK Series 4. Entertainment Earth's case assortments list the ROTK wave of the Trilogy assortment to be exactly the same as ROTK Series 4, however. As long as nothing gets shifted around at ToyBiz, it looks like all plans are going ahead for the Trilogy Assortments, which should start to hit in January with FOTR, TTT, and what was originally ROTK Series 4:

    * King Aragorn
    * Pippin in Armor
    * Harad Archer
    * Legolas

________________________________________________
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 17, 2003, 10:40 AM
let's hope this is not true
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 17, 2003, 03:34 PM
Yeah, from the sounds of it, the ROTK line ends basically as soon as the film comes out in December, replaced by the Trilogy line, which includes ROTK Series 4.   What will be interesting to see is if TB pushes the ROTK assortments with the FOTR and TTT ones in support, or if stores are going to devote a lot of shelf space they haven't before to a film that's over with.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 18, 2003, 09:45 PM
Look at the way Star Wars gets treated when it's a non-movie year. I'm guessing this line will probably last until ROTK hits DVD, then TB will kill it faster than you can say 'bad idea'. Which sucks, because I'm actually beginning to warm up to the idea of the Trilogy line. Time will tell. I do want King Aragorn and the Harad Archer.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 19, 2003, 06:25 AM
It will probably depend on how the sales continue.  If sales remain solid following the release of ROTK, maybe ToyBiz will keep moving it forward.  You can also keep some measure of hope since there is a strong possibility of "The Hobbit" making it's way to the big screen in a few years.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 20, 2003, 11:25 AM
That sucks i dont want the LOTR line to leave.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 20, 2003, 02:21 PM
anyone see any new LOTR figure pics yet!!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on October 20, 2003, 08:21 PM
Just got my CB Urak Hai today...this is one SWEET figure.  Now I am officially caught up until the Pippen (armor) wave hits.  Better get a Merry to go with that someday.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 21, 2003, 12:13 AM
Jadesfire, Merry is supposed to (crosses fingers) come in the subsequent wave along with the King of the Dead, the Armored Witchking, and someone else I'm forgetting.  I'm excited about him, too.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 21, 2003, 10:51 AM
Has anyone seen the Armored Witchking pic, or King of the Dead, or Arwen for that matter, anything new?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 23, 2003, 11:08 AM
Anyone have a Twilight Frodo for sale?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 24, 2003, 11:05 AM
Anyone?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: TopJedi on October 24, 2003, 12:46 PM
Man, good luck on finding a TWF.......E-bay will probably be your best bet.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 24, 2003, 01:42 PM
I am gonna wait a little bit to see if the price will drop a little!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 25, 2003, 12:11 AM
I wouldn't hold my breath for TW Frodo.  TopJedi's right, Ebay will probably be your best bet.  

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 25, 2003, 12:26 PM
Hey all, you'll probably want to check your local KB's. They're getting in sweet discounted TTT stock, priced at $5.99 each. I picked up a Prologue Elf. Galadriel was still there. Oh, and they had a lot of Frodo w/ light-up Sting. Couldn't be because TB packed him 4x a case could it? ::)

The employees told me they still had more swag on the truck. LOTR goodness. Fetch me a mop.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 25, 2003, 11:13 PM
I also got a Prologue Elf today and was disappointed to find no Merry & Pippin 2 packs among those at KB.  Makes me wonder if Wal Mart was the pnly place that particular repack showed up.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 27, 2003, 10:58 AM
Managed to go to KB Toys yesterday, and got too, The Prologue Elf, Galadriel, the Twilight Witchking havent got hm yet till now, and i also got some FOTR stuff, Elrond, Strider, Saruman..  Yes......  And from The Two Towers i got Easterling and Sam Wise Mordor, so i had a tad bit luck yesterday but still no Twilight Frodo, i am gonna go about 40 miles from here to TRU and KB and see if i can get him so wish me luck!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: TopJedi on October 28, 2003, 09:39 AM
Luck?  I'll think you'll need more than the Force AND Luck combined to find TWF on the pegs ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 28, 2003, 10:57 AM
I also agree, strongly agree, should i say!!!  Any news on the trilogy released figures!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 28, 2003, 11:20 AM
Some new's here is the scoop:
Coming Soon: More on the Exclusive 3-packs for the U.S.
Dragonspy Michael sends in some definitive evidence of the upcoming 3-packs headed for U.S. Toys 'R Us stores early next year. These 3-packs are slated to be priced at $17.99 and contain 3 repacked figures. Check out these images of the TRU stock paperwork, Also looks like Toybiz and TRU will be reducing the prices for the upcoming Trilogy Assortments down to $5.99. Hopefully this does NOT MEAN NO NEW PACKAGING...but time will tell:

Got this from thegd.com: click here to see the pics!

http://www.thegd.com/

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 28, 2003, 01:40 PM
Eeeesh. Plenty of repacks, yet no Balrog. Sounds like a bit of cranial-rectal inversion at Toy Biz there.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 29, 2003, 11:18 AM
Also, went to KB Toys yesterday to drop off my Application, and found a score of good figures MINT CONIDITION : From the Two Towers, Faramir, Gandalf the White, Gondorian Ranger, Legolas, Merry & Pippin, Frodo with Sting, Traveling Bilbo, Moria Orc, Gimli, Ringwraith, ROTK, Uruk-Hai (Crossbow), Gandalf The White, Eowyn in Purple Outfit, Prologue Bilbo, that was it and yes of course, i bought them all, but had my friend do it so i wouldnt look dumb, since i did just put an application in.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 31, 2003, 12:08 AM
http://www.arisesirtoy.com/category1_1.htm

Carded ROTK Series 4, or I guess LOTR Trilogy Series 1.  With new cheap as we can make it packaging!  Still, the figures are fantastic, with the exception of Legolas, who looks like a repack.  I think.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 31, 2003, 11:16 AM
Yuk, i hate it, spit, spit, spit.  This packaging sucks!!!!!!!  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 31, 2003, 11:17 AM
I hope that Entertainment Earth lowers their price on the carded figures, because hell no, i am mad!!!!! I do not like this at all!!!!!  So they are basically going to re-pack all the figures in this ugly a** packaging.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on October 31, 2003, 11:20 AM
eh...not sure what to think only that I am glad this will be ending soon for me.   I seriously need to downsize my spending habits with Padawan #2 on the way and I have given up MOTU and LOTR pretty much already.  Marvel is so limited in only 2 releases a year I can stomach that

I don't like the packaging too much but those figures look sweet!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on October 31, 2003, 12:07 PM
Icky packaging. Horrible beyond reckoning. Further proof of TB's real commitment to this line.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 31, 2003, 01:41 PM
i really hope that all the trilogy figures do not have these packages, i hate them so much......
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 31, 2003, 02:02 PM
The 6" line continues:

More HUGE NEWS: Lord of the Rings...to be CONTINUED!!
Happy Halloween indeed! We contacted Damon Nee, license manager for Toybiz's Lord of the Rings line, asking a couple detailed questions about the Rotocast line and the future of it and the 12" line. What he said may come as a pleasant surprise to everyone:

"Glad you like the 12" figures. We are really happy with them and I think the Aragorn is the best Viggo likeness to date. We are looking into continuing the 12" line (not Rotocast, but the 12" line with cloth clothing) but nothing that can be officially released at this point. With the anticipation of the conclusion of the trilogy we are not yet looking to conclude our toy line. We are still looking into new potential items to add to our 6" LOTR universe."

The fact that he lets on that the 6" line is not dead and they are looking to continue beyond the end of the movies is great news. He summed up in a single reply what we wanted to hear from Toybiz for several months now. He captured in his one response what LOTRG.com failed to convey in their 4-part, month-long interview with Jesse Falcon. Toyfare is coming in Feb/Mar of 2004...expect some pleasant surprises for next year!

got this from The Green Dragon.com.

Enjoy!!!


Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on October 31, 2003, 03:06 PM
This is one of those "And the sky is blue" moments.  I know a lot of folks have issues with TB, but the folks at TheGD seem to think that TB planned to just drop LOTR once ROTK left theaters, despite their revenues going up over the life of the line.   Part of the problem is TB isn't as involved as say Hasbro with its own customers.  There's absolutely no connection to collectors at all.  So it takes obvious pronouncements like this to counter perceptions they let swirl out of control.

Sigh.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on November 1, 2003, 09:23 AM
I believe the package change is due to the new lower price drop on the figures. I do not care one way or the other for the package.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on November 1, 2003, 11:38 AM
Well, if it's for a price drop, it's cool with me. That and I won't be buying packaged figures anymore, because these don't fit in with everything else.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 3, 2003, 11:17 AM
Well i hope the price does go down, i would say $4.99, sounds good.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on November 4, 2003, 02:24 AM
It's supposed to be $5.99 at TRU according to GD.com, so maybe it will be closer to $4.99 elsewhere.  Praying.  These are hitting Singapore, so hopefully they'll be here in a few weeks!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 4, 2003, 10:52 AM
let's hope they will.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on November 4, 2003, 11:37 AM
So we've been paying $3-$4 for packaging...that sort of ticks me off :-\
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on November 4, 2003, 05:54 PM
Ok, if anyone spots the Barbie and Ken set (as Arwen and Aragorn), please let me know.  I need the outfits and will be using the dolls for some customizing.  I know it's in the same blue packaging as the regular line but I have no idea if it will be hard to find or not.  It is suppose to be released sometime this month.

Thanks in advance.

PS:  Does anyone think the Legolas is just a repack of the one on the skateboard from TTT??
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on November 4, 2003, 09:58 PM
I'll keep an eye out, jadesfire.  

I think Legolas is the skateboard one, with maybe a few alterations.  I haven't seen a good enough pic to tell.  If he is, I'll probably skip him, because I don't need ANOTHER Rohan Legolas.  (I have three.)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 4, 2003, 10:30 PM
I have some LOTR figures and I got the Treebeard figure last week.  It is one of the coolest toys in my collection including star wars figures.  Maybe Ephant Mon, Coleman Trebor and a few other are cooler than Treebeard.  A must get.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on November 5, 2003, 04:46 AM
Did you get the big Treebeard or the little Treebeard, Dressel?  I got the little one just today, and I like it, too.  It would be nice if this leads to another Ent or two.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: TopJedi on November 5, 2003, 10:06 AM
I bought both Treebeard's a couple weeks ago....and in my opinion the electronit tall Treebeard is definatly in the top 10 of my favorites in my toy collection.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 5, 2003, 11:00 AM
I have the 8" figure of Treebeard
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Snively Bandar on November 5, 2003, 07:03 PM
I don't collect this line, but have a few friends that do.  Yesterday I came across several figures that I hadn't seen in the aisles before - Crossbow Uruk Hai, Twilight Ringwraith, and the white dress Eowyn.  Are those currently HTF?  I'll head back and snag them for my buddies if they are.  They'll occasionally swap me some good SW stuff when I hook them up with HTF LOTR goodies.  I dropped them a line, but haven't heard back yet on if they need them or not.

Personally, I like the looks of that miniature LOTR line, since it's more conducive to some big and very cool playsets!   8)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on November 6, 2003, 12:31 AM
Snively, you said white dress Eowyn?  The only one I know of is blue/purple.  If it was white, this would be a big variation.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 6, 2003, 11:27 AM
WHAT!!! White Dress Eowyn.  IS that what i HEARD!!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on November 6, 2003, 12:56 PM
Snively, if Eowyn is the 6" action figure and is in a white dress, you've got one heck of find but if it's the 12" doll- she's not too hard to come by.

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 6, 2003, 01:48 PM
True, i think it is the 12" he was talking about because, i would know or we would all know if it was 6" Eowyn in white dress.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on November 6, 2003, 04:28 PM
Grant...you blowin' smoke?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 7, 2003, 10:50 AM
yea really huh!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on November 8, 2003, 12:18 AM
There And Back Again Set FOUND!  ALL NEW HOBBITS!!   ;D

http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6276

Pics included.

So so so happy.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on November 8, 2003, 12:39 AM
Yeah that looks sweet...might be one of the last things I buy besides Wave 4...
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on November 8, 2003, 01:46 PM
Nice set, I pre-ordered one from Amazon so I'm hoping it ships this month.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on November 8, 2003, 03:01 PM
Wow man. Color me impressed!!

Off to TRU I go!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 9, 2003, 01:53 AM
Did you get the big Treebeard or the little Treebeard, Dressel?  I got the little one just today, and I like it, too.  It would be nice if this leads to another Ent or two.  

The "little" one, even though it's huge.  Yeah, a variant army builder Ent assortment would rock the party.  It'd be nice to have them crunching the Uruk Hai from that 3" line  :D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on November 9, 2003, 06:53 AM
Nice new versions of our favorite tricksy little hobbitses!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Snively Bandar on November 9, 2003, 12:25 PM
Snively, you said white dress Eowyn?  The only one I know of is blue/purple.  If it was white, this would be a big variation.

WHAT!!! White Dress Eowyn.  IS that what i HEARD!!

Snively, if Eowyn is the 6" action figure and is in a white dress, you've got one heck of find but if it's the 12" doll- she's not too hard to come by.

Grant...you blowin' smoke?

Yikes!!!   :o  Uh...  I'm going to have to say that I must've been delusional then, and it was probably just Eowyn's figure in the light purpleish dress.   :'(  I did some searching around the net, and all I could find was that one, and the one in her armor, which it obviously wasn't.  I must've just had "white" on the brain after looking at the Twilight Ringwraith and Gandalf figures.  Haven't had time to go back to that KB and verify, but I'm sure that's probably the case.

Sorry for the false alarm everybody!  Didn't mean to get anyone's hopes (or fears) up like that.  Maybe it'd be best if I just stuck to the Star Wars stuff from now on!   :P

But I'll definitely be on the lookout for a white dressed Eowyn for the 6" line now, and if/when I ever find her, you'll all be the first to know!  (maybe 2004?)   ;D

Grant
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 10, 2003, 11:02 AM
Maybe, huh. Thanxs , Grant!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 14, 2003, 11:08 AM
Sorry to post this so late but i managed to get some Fellowship of the Ring figures from KBtoys, the one in the mall here had them on clearence for 5.99 each, i got Orc Overseer, Gimli, Frodo, Samwise, and Gandalf the Grey, nice score for me, !!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on November 15, 2003, 01:30 AM
You also might want to be on the lookout for red-boxed Smeagols. I found two at my local KB. No luck in finding a red-boxed Boromir or Gimli, however.

I found the There and Back Again set at my local TRU, and I searched all the sets they had to find a Bilbo that didn't have clown-like painting and a Pippin that wasn't cross-eyed. The employees were like 'what the hell is he doing?' but I'm not buying any screwy figures for a $30 set.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 17, 2003, 10:53 AM
Yea, i saw the There and Back Again set also last night at the TRU here, but didnt pick it up.  The TRU also had Grishnakh and Treebeard and that is it.  My KBtoys had red carded Smeagol, is that a rare figure?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on November 17, 2003, 11:59 AM
It's uncommon, I'll say that. I had never seen a red-boxed one before. I bought it because I'm stupid.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on November 17, 2003, 12:02 PM
Yeah the Smeagol came right at the end of the TTT line.  I got Smeagol and Twighlight Frodo at the same time at 7 o'clock at TRU
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 17, 2003, 01:46 PM
oh, i see.  I have seen a few here at my KBtoys, and thought it was a peg-warmer.  So i did'nt bother getting it. Well i learened something today.  Has anyone seen a Twilight Frodo at KB yet?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on November 17, 2003, 02:44 PM
The There and Back Again set is on it's way to my TRU. It is listed as in transit so I hope it will be on WSednesdays / Thursdays truck.

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: jadesfire on November 17, 2003, 03:50 PM
The There and Back Again set is on it's way to my TRU. It is listed as in transit so I hope it will be on WSednesdays / Thursdays truck.



Me too!!  Now where is my armored Pippen!!??
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 18, 2003, 02:30 PM
Did they ever release a Helm's Deep Gimli?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on November 18, 2003, 02:37 PM
There's a Helm's Deep Gimli in the (surprise) Helm's Deep Gift Set. All it is is a Gimli from the 2-pack (with Uruk-Hai) without the cape. Never have seen the red-carded version; I think it's an Aussie exclusive.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 19, 2003, 11:03 AM
oh ok, i thought i heard somewhere that it was a rareti, but ok.  Thanks ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on November 19, 2003, 05:47 PM
Armored Pippin will be along soon. Can't wait to find that wave of figures.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on November 19, 2003, 11:36 PM
Me either.  Tonight I bought a FOTR Strider at KB and made an Amon Hen Aragorn out of him.  Pretty simple, really.  And the TTT EE was awesome!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 24, 2003, 11:10 AM
I don't know if anyone noticed this but if you have a Galadriel 6" figure take a look at it real good, and tell me what is wrong with it.  

I was looking at my Traveling Bilbo in the Red Packaging, and it says Fellowship of the Ring and has the original packaging that the FOTR figures have it is just they changed the color to red.

Well my point is Galadriel says Fellowship of the Ring also, and has the Red Packaging along with the Two Towers card.  At the upper right hand corner it is Saruman, at the upper left hand corner it is Sam & Frodo, and at the Lower left hand corner it is Eomer.  So basically they just messed up on the packaging, i dont know if it is a Variant or not.  

I can't put a picture up cause i don't have a Digital Camera, so sorry.  But if you get what i am saying then cool. ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on November 24, 2003, 01:14 PM
Yeah, I noticed that too. Kinda sloppy on TB's part, but nowhere near as sloppy as the new Trilogy packaging. I guess I've been kind of spoiled by the neat pacakging for the past couple of years.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 24, 2003, 01:46 PM
me too, i cant stand the new packaging.............. :o
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on November 24, 2003, 03:26 PM
I don't like it either, but since I'm an opener, I don't mind so much.  I was sort of looking forward to adding a King Aragorn and Armored Witch King to my carded collection, but alas...
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 25, 2003, 11:02 AM
i want to see a pic of armored witch king.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on November 25, 2003, 02:18 PM
www.thegd.com (http://www.thegd.com) had some small pics of Games Workshop stuff, one pic was of the Armored Witchking. They were on the main page last week, they might still be there.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on November 25, 2003, 02:20 PM
oh, yea i saw those ones, but i thought you already saw the 6" version.  But thanks. :)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on November 27, 2003, 02:55 PM
Picked up the "There And Back Again" set during the week.  Nice, new versions of our favorite tricksy Hobbitses!  Can't wait to open it when I get home!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on November 30, 2003, 09:11 PM
That set is great stuff. Good on Toybiz to put out five all-new figures in a boxed set.

Spuffy-what arms did you use on your Amon Hen Aragorn custom?  I've an extra FOTR Strider here and I don't think those arms are right.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on November 30, 2003, 11:08 PM
They're not exactly right, but close enough for my purposes.  I just took the coat off and painted them a sort of blue-gray mix.  I think a better candidate for this would be the Aragorn that comes with Brego, since he has Boromir's gauntlets.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 2, 2003, 11:13 AM
Picked up the following at KB Toys last night, they just got some FOTR and TT figures in stock they had : Galadriel, Twilight Witchking, Frodo with Sting, and Aragorn (Helm's Deep) ,and from FOTR they had : Witchking, Legolas, Newborn Lurtz, and Strider and Frodo.  I got Galadriel, TW, Witchking, Legolas, and Newborn Lurtz so i had a good night, although i bought them to open, but still.  

They also said they will be getting ROTK figures in stock on Thursday night. Maybe they will have Prologue Bilbo, or Eowyn (Edoras), or maybe even Crossbow Uruk-Hai!! ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 2, 2003, 11:28 AM
The Hobbit in the Works?Movies: New Line Cinema and "The Hobbit" In the Works?
Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer on the Rings Trilogy, has recently been quoted as saying "A Hobbit Movie could be made in the future." Peter Jackson has also reportedly expressed interest in translating one more of Tolkeins Works to the Big Screen...AFTER his new project of remaking the 1930's cult classic King Kong. ABC news has a full report on their site HERE!.

TheGD Opinion: New Line would be stupid NOT to make The Hobbit into a live action movie. Just think of all of the promotional tie-ins, product licensing, toy licensing, etc. The Hobbit alone would be a billion dollar enterprise...and with the current Lord of the Rings Trilogy as a foundation...hello...New Line...are you listening?

The GD had this write up, very intersting?

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2003, 12:36 PM
Are any blue packaged figures decent trade bait still?  I recall much excited conversation about Uruk-Hai with crossbow and Eowyn in armor.  Any of these useful?

Our blue boxes have finally started showing up (bilogo) and these seem rather common?  Thanks for any help, if you need any of these, just lmk.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 2, 2003, 01:49 PM
which have you seen?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 2, 2003, 01:51 PM
i can probably get you a Eowyn in Armor but the Corssbow Uruk-Hai will be a little difficult but i can see what i can do.

But which ones have you seen? And which ones are not rare over where you are at.?
 ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2003, 01:56 PM
Oh I don't collect these.  I bailed on this line very, very early after seeing the potential for figures and the $$ impact on my wallet.  

I'm seeing lots of the blue figures at three different retailers.  Eowyn in armor is plentiful.  Uruk-Hai is plentiful (yes, with crossbow).  Sam in armor and all of the rest of this wave, seemingly armored.  

It would be a treat if I were collecting these.  I could actually buy something locally at retail.  That would be a novelty.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 2, 2003, 02:14 PM
KBToys.com lowered their prices now their figures are ROTK - $7.99  Two Towers - $7.19 pretty sweet, me likes!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on December 2, 2003, 03:15 PM
The only one I'm still looking for is ROTK Gandalf the White.  I saw him once at KB but he was $10, so I decided to wait.  All the stores have around here are Gollum and Smeagol, or Frodo and Eomer.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2003, 04:26 PM
I've seen him a couple of times.  Bi-logo packaging (french and english) but I can pick him up if you like.  

Not sure what our pricing is currently.  Around $12 and tax, so probably in the neighborhood of $9 US.  I'll check tonight.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 3, 2003, 11:21 AM
Anyone buying advanced LOTR - ROTK tickets for their theatre yet?

If you live in California, all the Brenden Theatres are selling the tickets already, and of course there is a midnight showing for this too.  Brenden Theatres.com has details.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 3, 2003, 11:26 AM
here are the times:

if anyone lives close by

Concord, California   WED 12/17-12:01AM WED-SUN-1200 430 900
 
Pittsburg, California   Opens 12/17-1200 430 900 (WED-Sun)
 
Vacaville, California   12/17-12:01AM WED-SUN-1200 420 840
 
Modesto, California   1201am on 12/17 Wed, WED-SUN-1000  230  700
 
Laughlin, Nevada   12:01am on 12/17 WED-SUN-1000 210 620 1030
 


Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 5, 2003, 10:39 AM
In The News: FOTR Trilogy Figure at CMDStore.com!!
News of this hit last night and has taken the internet by storm. While evryone was watching the ROTK special on ABC Primetime, CMDStore.com was posting their new products:

Fellowship of the Ring Series 1 includes:
    Galadriel, Twilight Witchking, PEW, Frodo, and Strider

Fellowship of the Ring Series 2 includes:
    Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, Arwen, Bilbo, Elrond, and Witchking

NOTE: Looks like these are all repacks with some minor changes to a couple. Appears (based on the small pictures) that Arwen is carrying a sword. The Strider figure looks to be a bit different. Figures that orginally came with a plastic diorama no longer have these included. The packaging is rectangular green card backs just like the ROTK Trilogy Series 1 figures (Harad Archer, King Aragorn, and Armored Pippin). Follow the links above for the images!

I dont know about you but i don't like these figures, at all.  The Arwen disapoints me .  :'(

www.thegd.com has pictures if you want to check them out.

You can buy them at www.cmdstore.com also!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 5, 2003, 10:51 AM
Damnation. I was hoping they were going to change the figures somewhat, but those look the same from here. At least I won't be pressured into buying more.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 5, 2003, 11:17 AM
i know but arent you disappointed in the Arwen, i really thought she would have that nice red outfit on, and damn she has to be the one from the FOTR deluxe set, I hate Toy Biz!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 5, 2003, 11:17 AM
I'm all but done with this line as well...I might pick up the There and Back Again set...maybe some of the new ROTK figs (King Aragorn) but that is about it for me.  Thanks Toy Biz, its been the best of times and worst of times
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 5, 2003, 11:20 AM
for i will pick up the Witchking in armor, King of the Dead, etc...........but that is it! >:(
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 5, 2003, 11:22 AM
Hey, a little good news everyone, Galadriel is back in stock at KbTOys.com for 7.99 go get her while you can!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 5, 2003, 11:50 AM
I've got the ROTK white Gandalf and Uruk Hai crossbow in the bilogo packaging.  Mainland or anyone else that wants these let me know.  If not, please say so and I will return them.

Also have a loose Gimli if anyone needs him for $5
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 5, 2003, 01:33 PM
This line has a hell of a lot of potential, but I guess TB is too busy making Wolverine, Gollum, and Spider-Man figures. Jerks.

Oh well. One, maybe two last sets of figures and that'll be it.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 5, 2003, 02:21 PM
i'm sorry but i'll have to pass, i only collect american cards, sorry. but thanks anyway :)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 5, 2003, 02:55 PM
No prob, thanks for letting me know :)  I'll probably just spend the refund on beer. ;D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 5, 2003, 03:00 PM
alright i am sorry,  :o
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mikey D on December 5, 2003, 03:22 PM
Beer is good, especially the stuff you Canuckians get.  Its not like the watered down **** most Americans drink.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on December 5, 2003, 03:51 PM
The repacks are very disappointing, particularly Arwen, and WHERE IS BOROMIR?  And wasn't Frodo supposed to be 'NEW'?  Sigh.  I'll only be collecting new figs from now on, for as long as they last.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on December 5, 2003, 06:29 PM
Also, does anyone know what insert Eowyn is on the back of in the ROTK soundtracks?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on December 5, 2003, 06:47 PM
And now the TTT repacks:

http://www.legendsactionfigures.com/en/products.php?page=2&cat=789413095

The only change appears to be Gandalf is whiter.  Wow.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 5, 2003, 09:44 PM
Beer is good, especially the stuff you Canuckians get.  Its not like the watered down **** most Americans drink.  

This would explain why I'm drinking Steinlager right now :D

Actually, lots of good Canuckian beer, lots of good micro brews down south too.  

I may keep Gandalf anyway, so no worries Mainland.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 5, 2003, 09:51 PM
It is Official i totally hate Toy Biz, they are in the BLACK BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! I am sick of this ****, what is with this!  Bull Crap!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 5, 2003, 10:08 PM
Also, does anyone know what insert Eowyn is on the back of in the ROTK soundtracks?  Thanks.

I'm going by theonering.net's gallery here, but I think it's Eomer. I bought the one with Frodo and Sam on front, and the back of my card was Gandalf the White.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 5, 2003, 10:10 PM
My God, I cannot believe Toy Biz has the gall to repack Gollum and Smeagol. I am utterly speechless.

TB had better be hoping every person in the civilized world goes to see ROTK.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on December 6, 2003, 12:13 AM
I was one of the folks who thought the repacks made sense, from the vantage point that there are lots of folks who came into the films and toys late.  They stop making sense when you see them, when you see there's no incentive (paint changes, new accessories) for collectors to buy them, and when many of these are already available at every KB in America.  I don't know what to think.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 6, 2003, 02:39 PM
I'll buy Arwen and Bilbo for my carded collection, for sure, as well as a few PEWs, provided they aren't one-per-case again.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: obi_robz on December 6, 2003, 03:06 PM
I have only just started collecting this line, so Im quite pleased to see that Arwen is being re-released: the pack with the horse is very hard to find and is getting pretty expensive over here. Im also glad that Im not a carded collector the rehashes are even worse than with the Star Wars Saga series.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on December 7, 2003, 10:20 PM
Well, at least Arwen has her sword this time.

If you want to order some of these figures now for a fair on-line price try http://store.yahoo.com/cmdstore/lordofrings.html

I have never ordered from them but I have heard they are very good.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 8, 2003, 11:05 AM
i'm not to impressed at all.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 8, 2003, 01:59 PM
Legends, has the Two Towers re-release in stock.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 8, 2003, 02:25 PM
 :) :) :)9 Days Till : Lord of the Rings : Return of the King is released into theatres!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 10:59 AM
 :) :) :)8 Days till Lord of the Rings : Return of the King hits theatres!! :) :) :)

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 11:00 AM
The Gd, has some posts about Toy Fair featuring , over 70 photos of the Whole entire LOTR line from Toy Biz, it even features new figure pictures for 2004.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 02:16 PM
For anyone intersted i thought i would post this and let you all know TRU.com does have hard to find LOTR figures in-stock, look here:

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 6" Figure Bundle
by Toy Biz

Price:   $39.99  

Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours "IN-STOCK"

Offered by: Toysrus.com

The The Two Towers 6" Figure Bundle includes five action figures: Helms Deep Legolas, Sam in Mordor with Rock, King Theoden in Armor, Gollum, and Boromir.

Bormoir is featured in that one which is a Big RARE!


For the next one:


The Lord Of The Rings Two Towers Series II 6" Figure Bundle
by Toy Biz

List Price:   $49.99  
Price:   $39.99  
You Save:   $10.00 (20%)  

Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours "IN-STOCK"

Offered by: Toysrus.com

Each bundle contains Rohirrim Soldier, King Theoden, Grima Wormtongue, Eomer and Saruman.

Rohirrim Soldier, Grima some RARE in here!


For the next one:


Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 6" Figure Bundle III
by Toy Biz

Price:   $39.99  

Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours "IN-STOCK"

Offered by: Toysrus.com

The Return of the King Bundle includes five 6" figures from the "Lord of the Ring" movie. Figures include: Eowyn in Dress, Gollum with Precious Phrase, Gollum with Smeagol Phrase, Prologue Bilbo, and Treebeard 8".

Eowyn in Dress & Prologue Bilbo in there!


For the next one:


Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 6" Figure Bundle I
by Toy Biz

List Price:   $39.99  
Price:   $32.99  
You Save:   $7.00 (18%)  

Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours "IN-STOCK"

Offered by: Toysrus.com

The Return of the King 6" Figure Bundle I includes four action figures: Frodo in Orc Armor, Sam in Orc Armor, Eomer, and Crossbow Uruk-Hai.

Crossbow Uruk-Hai is in this one!


For the Last One:


Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 6" Figure Bundle II
by Toy Biz

Price:   $32.99  

Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours "IN-STOCK"

Offered by: Toysrus.com

The Return of the King 6" Figure Bundle II includes four action figures: Gollum crawling, Aragorn with Anduril, Eowyn in Armor, and Gandalf the White.

This one has Eowyn in Armor and Gandalf the White, these are rare figures included in the bundle.

I bought these i dont know about you guys but i think it is a good deal, and your getting the rare figures you want!
 :) ;) :D ;D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on December 9, 2003, 04:57 PM
I got the Boromir bundle a while back.  Definitely worth it.  The only fig I'm still looking for is Gandalf the White.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on December 10, 2003, 09:27 AM
If you visit the The Green Dragon (http://www.thegd.com/), there are now scanned pictures up of some new LOTR figures (courtesy of Toyfare Magazine).  Included are Armored Merry, Gondorian Armored Faramir, and the King of the Dead!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 10, 2003, 11:13 AM
they took them off. copyright porblems and stuff they were threatened so they were told to take them off.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 10, 2003, 11:15 AM
TRU does have some good deals on thier bundles.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 10, 2003, 11:26 AM
what ever happened to the Boromir that was supposed to be featured in the Trilogy Assortments also?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 10, 2003, 12:04 PM
The same thing happens over at he-man.org. Someone posts stuff from Toyfare and the mod squad treats it as if it were a nudie of the Bush twins.

I say post the damn pictures. I know they're just toys, but holding back info and such is bull**** to me. Same opinion towards Georgey boy and his little Hyperspace transgression.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on December 10, 2003, 12:11 PM
Last time I checked, the pics were still available at the Lordoftheringsguide.com forums, if anyone is still interested in seeing them.  I'm sure they won't be there for too long.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 10, 2003, 01:20 PM
Saw 'em. I don't know why TF is in such a hissyfit. It's not like they took the figure pictures. I know they put them together like that, but, eesh.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 10, 2003, 01:53 PM
theyre gone, all gone i will just buy toy fair today at my comic store.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 10, 2003, 02:05 PM
http://board.spawn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=152198;p=
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on December 10, 2003, 07:13 PM
The pics are fantastic.  The Faramir especially, since I'll be able to make a custom armored Boromir from him.  The Witch King looks like he might share parts from the FOTR one, not sure.  Merry is great, and The King of the Dead reminds for some reason of the knight from The Last Crusade.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 10, 2003, 07:20 PM
these are awesome. i love these figs!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mikey D on December 11, 2003, 07:23 AM
The same thing happens over at he-man.org. Someone posts stuff from Toyfare and the mod squad treats it as if it were a nudie of the Bush twins.


Not to threadcrap, but are there nudies of the Bush twins?  ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 11, 2003, 10:51 AM
Unfortunately, no. We should ask Larry Flynt. He might have some.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 11, 2003, 11:08 AM
oh he does have some! ;D
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 11, 2003, 02:13 PM
http://board.spawn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=152198;p=

I just picked up this issue of Toyfare today.  The scans don't do the images justice.  There's also a pretty nice and noticeable goof on someone's part.  The caption next to Pippen says "Pippen in Rohan armor", when in fact he's wearing Gondorian Armor.  Is someone not paying attention?

Be that as it may, the Armored Witch Kind looks AWESOME!  I can only wonder if the Mouth Of Sauron is being kept under wraps for the time being, and what that's going to look like.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 11, 2003, 02:21 PM
i am picking mine up today too.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 11, 2003, 02:23 PM
I read somewhere (lordoftheringsguide???) that there are up to 6 waves planned for ROTK...I would hope Mouth of Suaron will be there along with Denethor (not sure how much he is the movie)...

Hopefully There and Back Again is a good representation of the Hobbits at the end of the movie (I'm guessing so)

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 11, 2003, 02:27 PM
I read somewhere (lordoftheringsguide???) that there are up to 6 waves planned for ROTK...I would hope Mouth of Suaron will be there along with Denethor (not sure how much he is the movie)...

Hopefully There and Back Again is a good representation of the Hobbits at the end of the movie (I'm guessing so)

I heard that there was not going to be a mouth of sauron but there will be a wave of just orcs? I dont know if it is false or true.

I heard that too.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 12, 2003, 11:14 AM
the gd.com has a new trilogy section for toys, and it says there is a series 3, for ROTK Trilogy, which features :Queen Arwen, Gimli, Uruk-Hai, Ringwraith, Shelob, Gollum with RIng,  this will be an awesome wave if it were true. It also says series 1 which features : Harad Archer, Legolas, Aragorn, Pippin, that there a a Twilight Frodo (chase), i hope that is true!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on December 14, 2003, 09:57 PM
KBtoys.com has the Trilogy Assortment in Stock!! Legolas, Aragorn, H. Archer, & Pipin.

Better hurry before they are gone.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 15, 2003, 02:28 AM
I ordered a Haradrim Archer from them this morning.  I passed on the others since they're going to be at retail soon enough.  The only reason I was even ordering from KB online is because they had some HTF Sports Picks, and decided to tack the Harad onto the order.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 15, 2003, 10:45 AM
I found 2 Crossbow Uruk-Hai at KBToys, and a FOTR - Legolas, Witchking.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 15, 2003, 11:20 AM
$10 a figure???  ouch, I'll wait for Target ;)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 15, 2003, 01:59 PM
yea, but that's not that bad , for a rare Uruk - Hai.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 15, 2003, 02:05 PM
Legolas is all gone from KBtoys.com :'(
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 15, 2003, 04:14 PM
$10 a figure???  ouch, I'll wait for Target ;)

Could be worse, you could live in Canada, instead of just close :-*
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 15, 2003, 04:18 PM
So true :-*
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 16, 2003, 10:57 AM
yup.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 18, 2003, 10:48 AM
there were some really good faces in ROTK that would make excellent figures, but i was a little disapointed to not see so many Uruk-Hai.  But who was that guy who had 1 eye and had the skin color of a pig? I couldnt tell if he was a Orc or a Uruk-Hai?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 18, 2003, 11:24 AM
New 6" i would like to see:

Denethor
Rosie Cotton
Elendil
Isildur
Haldir
Celeborn
Arwen "New"
Sauron i really want a 6" Sauron.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mikey D on December 18, 2003, 01:03 PM
But who was that guy who had 1 eye and had the skin color of a pig? I couldnt tell if he was a Orc or a Uruk-Hai?

Sloth from the Goonies.  I kept waiting for him to yell "Hey you Guuuuyyyyssss"
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 18, 2003, 01:12 PM
But who was that guy who had 1 eye and had the skin color of a pig? I couldnt tell if he was a Orc or a Uruk-Hai?

Sloth from the Goonies.  I kept waiting for him to yell "Hey you Guuuuyyyyssss"

 :D Brilliant.

Toy Biz is cheap. I looked again ot the Bilbo included with the TaBA set and it doesn't look anything like Bilbo did in the movie, at least to me.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: JediMAC on December 18, 2003, 01:20 PM
Sloth from the Goonies.

My wife pointed out the same thing the moment that character first appeared...  Pretty funny.   :P
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 18, 2003, 03:59 PM
Actually, there's no Uruk Hai in ROTK because only Saruman had the UH's...  They were unique to his army I guess (My brother's a LOTR fanatic, he let me know this last night when I asked about the lack of Uruk Hai too).

He said the various Orcs all pretty much hate each other, and that this wasn't explained well to cover the Sauron's tower incident with them kililng each other.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 18, 2003, 04:13 PM
The scene at Fangorn right before Merry and Pippen go in and meet Treebeard in TTT is also a scene with Uruks and regular Sauron Orcs too...it was supposed to show how the two (Sauron and Sauruman) were in league with each other...
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 19, 2003, 02:27 PM
Woohoo!  Got my Harad Archer today.  All I can say is....NICE!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 20, 2003, 11:11 AM
I don't know if this has been posted before or not, but who wants to go through 27 pages to check? Anyway, updated Trilogy assortments:

Fellowship Trilogy Wave 1
3 x Twilight Ringwaith
1 x Galadriel
4 x Strider
no Boromir
3 x Frodo
1 x Prologue Elven Warrior

Fellowship Trilogy Wave 2
3 x Legolas
2 x Gimli
2 x Gangalf the Grey
2 x Ringwraith
1 x Arwen
1 x Elrond
1 x Travelling Bilbo

TTT Trilogy Wave 1
3 x Helm's Deep Aragorn
1 x King Theoden in Armor
3 x Smeagol
1 x Eowyn
2 x Eomer
1 x Crossbow Uruk-Hai
1 x Saruman

TTT Trilogy Wave 2
3 x Helm's Deep Legolas
3 x Gollum
1 x Gangalf the White
2 x Frodo with Sting
1 x Berserker Uruk-Hai
2 x 8" Treebeard

Typically, I'm down on one-per-case figures, but as long as half the case isn't a godamn Gollum, it's good with me. Alas, Boromir is lost, again, to us Americans. And I was really looking forward to that nice new version the Austrailans got.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 20, 2003, 03:01 PM
Yeah, I actually thought the Orcs at Fangorn were more of Sauraman's till my brother said they were actually from Sauron, and it was to show the clash between the different breeds again.  Little details lost within the films.

BTW, look at those case assortments...

1 uruk Hai crossbowman?  What the hell's that all about?  Yet they're repacking King Theoden and Gollum?

These are the reasons I cannot get into this line much...  I'd buy 10 Uruk Hai Crossbowmen if they were made readily available I think, but I can still go to Target and get Theoden readily as it is on TTT boxes.  Sad, sad, sad...  Dare I say ToyBiz is superior to Hasbro in driving a toy franchise straight into the ground?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2003, 04:22 PM
Yeah, TB is the king of running once-great toylines into the ground.

However, Mattel still reigns as king of killing toylines.

I have no idea why Treebeard needs a rerelease, or a Gollum for that matter. The Theoden being repacked is the armored one, which didn't really warm too many pegs as its predecessor.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2003, 04:53 PM
Are you 'Mericans seeing the two and three packs in ROTK packaging?  Saw a couple that were interesting.  Frodo, Sam and Gollum with a ring.  Saruman and Sauron.  The latter was very tempting.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2003, 08:14 PM
No, those are exclusives to every other country BUT the US.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2003, 11:55 PM
No, those are exclusives to every other country BUT the US.

Are you yanking my chain?

Is he yanking my chain? ???
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: DSJ on December 22, 2003, 12:29 AM
No, those are exclusives to every other country BUT the US.

Are you yanking my chain?

Is he yanking my chain? ???

I sure would like to know too!  ???
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 22, 2003, 06:15 AM
I've seen an Aragorn/Gimli/Legolas 3-pack.  However, it was at a specialty shop, and I'm told it's an Australian exclusive.  Surprisingly, they only wanted $30 for it.  That didn't seem completely unreasonable, but it didn't call to me like it was the One Ring or anything like that  ;).
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 23, 2003, 01:28 AM
Last I heard, it was an exclusive as such. I only yank my own chain, after all. ;)
(oh, there goes the last shred of respect I had here.)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on December 23, 2003, 01:14 PM
The new packaged LOTR figs are hitting Targets and Wal-Marts all over Indy. Today I saw the following figs in the Green, Red, and Blue packages.

H. Archer
Boromir
Ringwraith
Pippin in Armor
Helm's Deep Aragorn
Eomer
Legolas
Frodo with Sting
King Aragorn
and a few others ones buy I do not remember which.

Happy Hunting.

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 23, 2003, 02:29 PM
Is the Ring Wraith you mentioned the Armored version of the Witch King?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 24, 2003, 12:21 AM
Woah, I was just at Target and all I found were figures for Spider-Man 2. Get this, they were all Spider-Man variants. I wonder if TB realizes a hero is only as interesting as his villain.

Anyway, the hunt is on!!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on December 24, 2003, 09:37 AM
The Ringwraith is the Black Rubber Cloak version, the first release of him.
He is in the Green package.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 24, 2003, 12:26 PM
Thanks for the clarification.  I'm just jonesing for the Witch King in armor.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 26, 2003, 02:30 AM
Behold!! Trilogy Boromir!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3166119867&category=20913 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3166119867&category=20913)

I was reading the thread about this at LOTRGuide.com and the seller said he found it at Target.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on December 27, 2003, 12:01 AM
nice figure, finally we have the 2 brothers released together.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 29, 2003, 12:20 PM
New 6" i would like to see:

Denethor
Rosie Cotton
Elendil
Isildur
Haldir
Celeborn
Arwen "New"
Sauron i really want a 6" Sauron.

Saw ROTK again last Friday and I was trying to take a look at different characters and who I would want as a figure

Denethor
Grubby Sam and Frodo (two pack with Missing Finger)
Oliphant Driver
Deluxe Oliphant
Sloth the Head Orc
Cloaked Elrond
Rosie and the two wee Hobbits (Elanor and Frodo(???))

Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 29, 2003, 12:37 PM
Deluxe Olephant? That'd be... two times larger than the AT-AT, wouldn't it?  :o
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 29, 2003, 01:04 PM
Yeah but how sweet would that be!! :-*
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 29, 2003, 02:34 PM
Oh man, things I'd love to see?  

Basic Figures:

-Resculpt Boromir (FOTR) with super articulation and cloth cape
-Orc Swordsman (Minis Tirrith)
-Orc Pikeman (Minis Tirith)
-Orc Archer (Minis Tirith)
-Gondorian Soldier (Removable Helmet)
-Gondorian Ranger Resculpt (Neutral headsculpt)
-Gondorian Ranger Variant (Faramir's Lt./older guy)
-Uruk Hai Swordsman/Pikeman (Comes with both weapons)
-Re-release of 1st Orc Warrior Figure (Too damn hard to find)
-Orc Scout (Mordor Tower)
-Orc Warrior (Mordor Tower)
-Ring Destruction Frodo (Removable finger)
-Ring Destruction Sam
-Army of the Dead Soldier (variants perhaps too?)
-Orc Standard Barer
-Gondorian Royal Guard
-Rohirrim Militia (Civilian armed/Helm's Deep) Young
-Rohirrim Militia (same as above) Older
-Berzerker Uruk Hai with removable arrows and fuse/torch
-Dunderling Warrior (Head/accessory variants)

Deluxe/Beasts:

-Orc General (Minis Tirrith) w/Warg ride
-Nazgul Rider (with Witchking and regular Ringwraiths)
-Rohirrim Soldier (New head) with horse
-Gondorian Soldier (New Head) with horse (Ride to Osgilliath)
-Gondorian Ranger (New head) with horse
-Oliphant with Rider/Driver (Sure it's gonna be huge but I agree, it'd be great...  Even if it wasn't articulated!  Look at the 1:6 scale tanks put out, I think an Oliphant is possible)
-King Theoden with horse
-Eowyn/Pippin with horse
-Eagle

Deluxe Weapons:

-Orc Seige Tower (If we're getting an Oliphant...?  ya know?)
-Orc Catapult
-Gondor Trebuchet
-Uruk Hai Balista
-Uruk Hai Battering Ram (Includes 4 Uruk Hai with Ram)

And I'll tell ya what, I could go for figure after figure that we don't see in the films but who were in the books...  The mongul-like riders that the Rohirrim fought at Minis Tirrith...  The backup Rohan and Gondorian forces...  The pirates (We saw them, but only briefly)...  The Elven forces lead to Minis Tirrith by Elrond's sons...  Elrond's sons...  Elrond from Minis Tirrith...  

I could go for ALL of this stuff.  Hell, even Dwarf troops, though they're not in LOTR at all, just to have them though.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on December 29, 2003, 02:36 PM
Gondor Royal Guard was one of the ones I forgot...
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on December 31, 2003, 01:56 AM
Ooh, wish lists.   ;D

Everybody has great ideas.  I would include:

Eowyn (White Lady of Rohan)
Amon Hen Aragorn
Isildur
Elendil
Gil-Galad
Smeagol / Deagol 2 pack
Gandalf the Grey resculpt


I found King Aragorn, Armored Pippin, Harad Archer, and the 'new' Legolas today.  All cool, although the Archer's head comes off a bit too easily (fits right back on.)  Legolas is sans Rohan Armor save for his sword, which comes off no problem, so you have an easy Amon Hen/ROTK Leggy.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: FX-7 on December 31, 2003, 11:50 AM
Yeeehaaw a deluxe Oliphaunt would rule!   Imagine how big that sucker would be though!!!   Oh man I am drooling thinking about that
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Fettish Sez Thanks on December 31, 2003, 07:17 PM
Woo Hoo!

(http://www.corsicas.com/Ebay/newlegs.jpg)

(http://www.corsicas.com/Ebay/newlegs2.jpg)

My Helms Deep Legs is M.I.A., and I hated his BROWN hair, so this is great replacement.

BTW, that Boromir is crap. His face looks animated, and he is lacking detail like something fierce.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Ben on December 31, 2003, 07:49 PM
Damn, sweet Legolas. I still like the Rohan one better, but that's just based on the photos.

My wishlist:
Amon Hen Aragorn- my custom sucked. Wasted a Strider on that one.
Rivendell Elrond
Rivendell Arwen
A Galadriel that doesn't suck
More Prologue figures
New Gandalf the Grey
Amon Hen versions of Legolas, Boromir, and Gimli.
Rohirrim on Horseback-obvious pack missed by TB
Eomer in armor without a bug-catching mouth
whatever Eowyn figures TB can crank out, like maybe a Faramir/Eowyn 2-pack from the end of ROTK
and finally, Denethor.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 2, 2004, 12:08 PM
Got me a Trilogy - Boromir yesterday at Target, it is sweet.

My Kb-Toys is not re-stocking till March are any of your guys's doing that?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Fettish Sez Thanks on January 2, 2004, 05:35 PM
I passed on that Boromir because like I said before, he looked like crap. His face looks animated, his beard is painted on, not sculpted, the rest of his body isn't detailed, and his "shield" looks like a 2 tone Nilla wafer.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 2, 2004, 09:38 PM
True the quality does suck, his eyes are like closed.  But i am a completist in my collection so i had to collect it, and i was excited because it is a pretty rare figure.  ::)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on January 3, 2004, 12:04 AM
A bit snarky there, Cory.   To each his own.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Fettish Sez Thanks on January 3, 2004, 12:42 AM
Well, thats just my opinion. Apparently, now it's shared since the figure went from "sweet", to the quality indeed "sucking". It wouldn't have been too hard to re-release the superior Boromir, from the FOTR red card series.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on January 3, 2004, 03:32 AM
You don't have to edit yourself, dude.  We're all just voicing our opinions.  Mine is yours was a little snarky.  No harm, no foul.  And the paint job on Boromir's head sucks.  And he is the TTT card version, just with bad paint apps.  He's worthwhile mainly for the new accessories and custom potential.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: obi_robz on January 3, 2004, 01:45 PM
Got my Arwen this morning: complete with light-up chest  ;D Much better value for a loose collector than trying to find the set with the horse.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on January 3, 2004, 03:50 PM
Right after I ordered the horse set from KB they announced the Trilogy Arwen.  Sigh.  I may be her yet, depending on how good the sword is.  Is she worth it, obi?
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: obi_robz on January 3, 2004, 04:48 PM
I have to say the sword was the one thing I found a bit disappointing: its a lot softer than most of the others in the line, and mine is quite bendy. Im going to try and heat and reset it. If you can find one in-store then make sure the sword is in good shape. I had to get mine online because the Trilogy figures arent available here yet, so I was buying blind.

Maybe its supposed to be this shapeI dont follow these things.

(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/aws1.jpg)

(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/aws2.jpg)
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on January 3, 2004, 05:00 PM
Well, it's definitely curved, and looks like the one she had in the film.  
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: obi_robz on January 3, 2004, 08:08 PM
I'm happy with the curve of the bottom picture - that looks like it did in the film (and on the back of the packaging, but in the top picture (looking down on the sword) you can see that it "waves" / bends left and right.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Darby on January 4, 2004, 03:11 AM
Ah, I see.   :)  Left to right is not good.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Scott on January 5, 2004, 11:33 AM
I'm going to lock this thread its way too big and with the new Trilogy figures coming out we can start anew.  Feel free to start a new thread when the need arises :)
Title: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 5, 2004, 05:24 PM
EDIT by JediMAC:  If you'd like to catch up on the previous 29 pages of LOTR figure conversation, you can check out the prior thread right here. (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=36;action=display;threadid=877)  Just got a little too long, so we're starting over fresh with this thread...

Start anew right here!   ;D

To start things off, Spuffy's Trilogy wishlist:

I put a star next to the ones TB has had on lists at one point or another:

FotR:
Amon Hen Aragorn(Super-Poseable)
Amon Hen Boromir (SP)
Council Elrond
Amon Hen Uruk-Hai w/ helmet (SP)
New Gandalf the Grey (SP)
Isildur*
Elendil*
Gil-Galad (Elf Captain)

TTT:
Eowyn in White Dress
Armored Boromir (SP)
Helms Deep Uruk-Hai (SP)
Gamling


RotK:
Paths of Dead/Pelennor Fields Aragorn (SP)
New Rohirrm Soldier
Godorian Soldier (SP)
Gondorian Royal Guard
Denethor
Queen Arwen* (Series 3)
Ceremony Eowyn
Ceremony Faramir
Ceremony Gimli* (Is this the Series 3 Gimli?
Ceremony Legolas
Frodo(Mount Doom)
Sam(Mount Doom)
Gothmog (Orc Commander - Goonies guy)
Other Orc Captain(one with human skull on top of head)
Elephant Driver Crazy Guy
Mouth of Sauron
Mordor Uruk-Hai* (SP) (Series 3?)
Mordor Orcs
Troll(one that Aragorn fight at the Black Gate)
Army of the Dead Soldier
Elrond in Black Robes with Anduril and sheath
Pellenor Eomer (SP)
Smeagol*
Deagol*

Deluxe Figs

FotR:
Balrog*

TTT:
Ringwraith and Fell Beast


RotK:
Gothmog and Warg
Armored Theoden and Snowmane*
Eomer and Firefoot
Eowyn, Merry, and horse
Rohirrm and Horse
Faramir and Horse
Gondorian and Horse
Gandalf and Eagle
Mouth of Sauron and Steed
Shelob and webby Frodo* (Don't know about Frodo though)

Darb
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 6, 2004, 12:43 AM
i really like this list, but alot more Arwens need to made, that's all i have to say, and we also need more Elves, where the hell is : Celeborn, Haldir, New Galadriel, Lothlorien Elves, Rivendell Elves, Council Elves etc.... Sorry i am a huge elven freak!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2004, 11:37 AM
Found Legolas and Harradim last night at Target, no Aragorn or Pippin in sight :-[

Anyway, I love the list Spuffy, some seem a little unnecessary to me at least, however, I would buy most of them anyway if they were made, copy, paste and editing Darb's list

FotR:

Council Elrond
Gandalf the Grey (Resculpt)
Isildur
Elendil
Gil-Galad (Elf Captain)

TTT:
Eowyn in White Dress
Armored Boromir (Extended Edition)

RotK:
Godorian Soldier in Armor
Gondorian Royal Guard
Denethor
Queen Arwen
Ceremony Eowyn
Ceremony Faramir
Ceremony Gimli
Ceremony Legolas
Frodo(Mount Doom)
Sam(Mount Doom)
Gothmog (Orc Commander - Goonies guy)
Oliphaunt Driver w/ Oliphaunt!!!
Mouth of Sauron (Extended Edition)
Elrond in Black Robes with Anduril and sheath
Smeagol
Deagol
Rosie Cotton w/ Wee Hobbits
Old Bilbo
Cirdan (Is this the other Elf at the Ship??? Or is that Celeborn???)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 6, 2004, 01:57 PM
forgot to add :

Gorbag
Shagrat
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 6, 2004, 03:57 PM
Rosie Cotton!  I forgot her!   ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 6, 2004, 08:54 PM
Saw the first trilogy figures ever in my area tonight.  A ringwraith, an Aragorn/Helm's Deep, and a Frodo w/Sting.  A pretty sorry lot really but I'm excited to nab $5 figures when I do happen upon them.

So long as TB makes sensible decisions, and makes figures available that the people want like Haradim Archers and whatnot, then I'll be happy to start buying LOTR figures routinely.

I did get the last ARmored troll TRU had tonight though.  $20 for a troll is a steal.  It's a fine troll I think.  The head rubber is definitely improved a LOT too.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on January 7, 2004, 09:31 AM
I also saw some trilogy figures at a Target near us this past weekend.  I saw the same figures as Jesse James (ringwraith, HD Aragorn, Frodo w/sting).  I haven't bought any other LOTR figures for now, simply because we don't have the room...but it makes it even more tempting if they are going to be $5 a pop now.  I used to think Star Wars figures were a pretty good value, and was really happy when they went down to $4.99 a figure, but when you see the larger, many times more articulated LOTR figs for $5, and Marvel Legends for $6-something, I start to reconsider.  Oh well, I don't mind paying $5 for SW, its still better than $7 or $8, but $3 or $4 would be better :P.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on January 7, 2004, 12:25 PM
Targets and Meijers have tons of the Trilogy LOTR figures. I picked up the Arwen. She is the same as the horse version just with her sword. This goes for the other horse riders that are in the trilogy toys, they are just repacks. Fine by me.

I saw a Gandalf the White and man was he WHITE! I passed on him but them when I got home and looked at my Gandalfs (which are tan)...I think I will go back a get him now.

Still have not found the Twilight Frodo. I have heard he is poping up.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 7, 2004, 01:47 PM
Green Dragon has some nice posts of upcoming 2004 Rumored figures here is the list, tell me what u think?

July 2004:
ROTK Elrond
Gil-Galad
Elendil
Moria Goblin Archer
Super-Poseable Shelob
Coronation Arwen
Superposeable Gollum (with "one ring" and two changeable heads)
Superposeable Gimli
Ringwraith (perhaps a rehash?)
Uruk-hai Warrior w/bow (Lurtz rehash?)

Summer 2004:
Mount Doom Frodo,
Denethor
Prologue Smeagol
Gorbag w/web Frodo
Gondorian Guard

Late 2004:
Gandalf the Grey (repack?)
Lurtz w/firing arrow action (repack?)
Super-poseable Strider
Super-poseable Boromir
Birthday Bilbo
'Transitional' Bilbo (perhaps from Rivendell)
Isildur
Legolas w/knife throwing action
Theodred
Gates of Mordor Sam
Super-Poseable Snaga Uruk-hai warrior

Nice List, these figures are great, but we do need a White Dress Eowyn. And Shagrat.


Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 7, 2004, 02:02 PM
That list can't be real. I mean, where are all the Gollums and Smeagols?

Fanboy's wet dream, pure and simple. Of course, I'd gladly eat my words if it were true.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 8, 2004, 01:44 PM
well more things are popping up at the Green Dragon, i am very suprised to read this but here is the post :

Dragonspy Ryan, who works the night shift at Wal-Mart, had a few minutes of free time and decided to rummage around on the computer at the store to see what LOTR figures were coming. What he found will delight everyone:

"Under "LOTR Trilogy Figures" (item #788286), it brought up several figures, notably Shelob, Queen Arwen, King of the Dead, King of the Dead 2 (the glow in the dark one?), Twilight Frodo, and Gollum with Ring."

Let's hope this is true. ;)

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: MisterPL on January 8, 2004, 03:41 PM
The head rubber is definitely improved a LOT too.

[snicker]

Ahem...

I certainly hope so. I went to pack mine away last summer during my move and noticed that the entire face had fine cracks all over it. It's just disintegrating. Yet I've got a Jurassic Park T-Rex years older that is holding up just great.

Any chance the armored Cave troll can be retrofitted with that new... head rubber?

[snicker]
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 8, 2004, 04:26 PM
You're disgusting, and I'm ashamed that I call you my friend...  You dirty, dirty man.   ::)  ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 8, 2004, 07:38 PM
I think it's possible that list is legit.  A lot of those figures are headswaps or using pieces from previous figures, like:

Elendil / Isildur: King Aragorn body

Gil-Galad: PEW body and weapons

Theodred: Eomer body

Moria Archer: Moria Orc? or Orc Warrior?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 9, 2004, 12:24 AM
It'd be great to finally get Isildur and Elendil. But then we're gonna want Prologue Gondor warriors, Prologue Orcs...blah.

Oh well. I'm glad to see some kind of Shelob coming out, and also Twilight Frodo, so I can have one to open.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 9, 2004, 09:36 AM
Well, well, well. Target's decided that they're going to charge $6.99 for their Trilogy figures now. Must have lost their ass in the last two weeks, or realized how well they sold. Wal-Mart is still charging $4.96, though my local one hasn't had anything beyond that first case.

Way to go, Target. ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 9, 2004, 10:51 AM
havent been to any of the stores lately, but i will go check them out.  Went to K-Mart yesterday and take back all the bad words about them i said, they had hella good stuff.  Trilogy FOTR Wave 2 all of them, and TT Wave 1, and they had some Crossbow Uruk-Hai, and Gandalf the Whites, and not to mention Star Wars toys too, they had Clone Wars Wave 3 & 2, and Saga Wave 15 there.  So go see what your K-Mart has cause mine just got some stuff in-stock.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on January 9, 2004, 11:59 AM
Today I picked up the White Gandalf the White and Twilight Frodo at Meijers. The pegs show the price of $6.99 but the rang up $5.99. :)

So I hope the rumor of the Balrog is true.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 9, 2004, 02:40 PM
I may actually complain to Target about price gouging.  The MSRP on these is $4.99, right?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 9, 2004, 02:58 PM
It is, but remember when POTJ first debuted, and the price was supposed to drop a buck, and that didn't happen for a year?  It's gouging, but no one can tell them what to sell their wares at. Hopefully Wal-Mart comes to our rescue and stocks the freshest cases.

I need a Twilight Frodo.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 9, 2004, 08:05 PM
I'll tell 'em!   ;)  Gougers...

In hopefully better news, arwen idolizer over at the lordoftheringsguide.com forums claims thusly:

now for really really big news:

"we will be getting a massive

28" inch fell beast!!!!
no lie. he said it. it is supposed to hit retail in the summer

and now for a big, boom bastic suprise.

a beautiful 5 pack gift pack of gondor. due out in july

will consist of all coronation outfits of:
aragorn
arwen
eowyn
eomer
and exclusive faramir!"

This comes from a TB CSR.  If it's true, and I have no reason to doubt the poster, I'll die of shock.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 9, 2004, 11:13 PM
Whoa, need a mop...

Any news of a Balrog? I guess the Fell Beast is good enough, but you know, I'm feeling greedy. 8)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 9, 2004, 11:15 PM
The GD.com seems to think a Balrog is coming, but is playing footsy.  I'm going to go out on a limb and say yeah, it's coming.

Update: Now the GD seems to think a Balrog ISN'T coming.  That site has always been a little bit whichever the way the wind was blowing, but earlier today he had to take down news about the Balrog because someone ordered him to.  Huh?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2004, 11:14 AM
Whoopeeee!!!

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 1 Available January 2004
X Twilight Ringwraith with Sword Jabbing Action
X Galadriel, Lady of Light
X Strider with Sword Slashing Action
X Boromir with Battle Attack Action
X Frodo with Sword Attack Action
X Twilight World Frodo with Sword Attack Action
X Prologue Elven Warrior with Elven Armor & Weapons
X Twilight Ringwraith

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 2 Available January 2004
X Legolas with Dagger Slashing & Arrow Launching Actions
X Gimli with Axe Throwing Action
X Gandalf the Grey with Light Up Staff
X Witchking Ringwraith with Sword Lunging Action
X Arwen with Light Up Evanstar
X Elrond with Elven Sword Attack Action
X Bilbo with Traveling Gear

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Elrond in Robes
X Gil-Gilad with Spear Attack Action
X Elendil with Sword Attack Action
X Moria Archer with Evil Goblin Armor
X Lurtz with Real Arrow Launching Action
X Birthday Bilbo

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Gandalf The Grey
X Superposeable Strider
X Superposeable Boromir
X Isildur
X Bilbo Transfixed

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 1 Available January 2004
X Helm's Deep Aragorn with Sword Slashing Action
X King Theoden In Armor with Sword Slashing Action
X Smeagol with Electronic sound base & authentic movie phrases
X Eowyn with Sword Slashing Action
X Eomer with Sword Attack Action
X Crossbow Uruk-Hai with Real Crossbow Firing Action
X Saruman the White with Staff Raising Action & Eye of Sauron Palantir

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 2 Available January 2004
X Helm's Deep Legolas with Shield Skateboard
X Gollum with Electronic sound base & authentic movie phrases
X Gandalf The White with Staff Extending Action
X Frodo with Light Up Sting Sword
X Berserker Uruk-Hai with Sword Swinging Attack Action
X Treebeard with Branch Lifting Action

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Superposeable Helms Deep Aragorn
X Isengard Orc with Axe
X Superposeable Frodo
X Boromir in Armor with Cloven Horn of Gondor
X Gamling in Rohan Armor with Weapons
X Superposeable Gollum with Squishy Fish

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Legolas with Knife Throwing Action
X Theodred, Son of Theoden
X Gates of Mordor Sam
X Superposeable Uruk Hai Warrior Shagrat


THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 1 Available January 2004
X Aragorn King of Gondor with Sword slashing action & Anduril Sword
X Pippin in Armor with Removable Helmet & Sword; sword slashing action
X Haradrim Archer, Fully Armored Evil Warrior
X Legolas with Weapon Wielding Action

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 2 Available March 2004
X Faramir in Gondorian Armor with Sword Slashing Action
X Merry in Rohan Armor with Sword Slashing Action
X King Of The Dead (Glow in the Dark Figure)
X Morgul Lord Witch-King with Mace Wielding Action

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Superposeable Shelob
X Coronation Arwen
X Superposeable Gollum with The One Ring & Interchangeable Heads
X Superposeable Coronation Gimli
X Ringwraith with Sword Lunging Action
X Uruk-Hai Warrior with Bow Shooting Action

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Mount Doom Frodo
X Denethor
X Prologue Smeagol
X Gorbag with Webbed Frodo Accessory
X Gondorian Guard

Deluxe Fell Beast Available July 2004, SRP $19.99
This rotocast figure captures the most dreadful beast of Middle-earth in wondrous detail. Riding upon the backs of these huge Mordor-bred, winged creatures, the evil wraiths or Nazgul are their master's eyes in battle and his scouts in the hunt for the Ring. The Deluxe Fell Beast measures 28 from head-to-tail and wing-to-wing and comes complete with a Dark Rider. There is no corner of Middle-earth the wraiths cannot reach upon the backs of the Fell Beasts!

Gift Packs
Brilliant packaging sets the stage for recreating pivotal scenes from the historical The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Characters are authentically decorated in scene-specific clothing and accessories, and each set features at least one exclusive figure:

X CORONATION GIFT PACK
Available July 2004, SRP $24.99

Includes Aragorn, King of Gondor, Arwen, Eomer, King of the Riddemark, Lady Eowen and an exclusive Faramir, Prince of Ithilien.

X GATES OF MORDOR GIFT PACK Available
August 2004, SRP $34.99

Includes Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Gimli, Legolas and an exclusive Mouth of Sauron figure on Horse.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 12, 2004, 02:19 PM
Man, OCB i was just going to paste this on here too!  It's ok, it is a very nice list.  But man am i looking forward to 04", this is the best year for LOTR yet. But we do need another Eowyn i would say in White Outfit at Edoras, and Arwen too.  But oh well i am happy with what is planned so far, i guess all that complaining we did, was good.  And made Toy Biz give us what we want, Naggin does work after all. :o
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on January 12, 2004, 07:21 PM
Holy cow!!!!! :o :o :o

My little black book is in need of a MAJOR update to include all this great stuff!!

If I'm lucky enough to find all this, the 2004 "fun-money" fund is going to be spread pretty thin between all the great SW goodies and this stuff (might have to quit collecting the Simpson line and Barbie line for the kids) :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 12, 2004, 07:51 PM
Yeah, lots of super poseable resculpts I plan on nabbing. :)  Great stuff.

The gates of Mordor set sounds neat too.  I just hope that idea continues, as does the idea of resculpting everyone till they're "super poseable" at some point.

Hasbro, you taking some notes here?  You CAN move "specific" posed figures while still cranking out a super articulated version of them.  It's possible and would make us happy!  :)

I'm gonna be broke, I know it...  I'm gonna fall into the LOTR line bigtime with their pricedrop.

Fell beast too?  Good lord, it looks like one of my X-Treme Detail planes is coming down from the celing methinks!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 12, 2004, 11:44 PM
*faints*

 ;D ;D ;D

This will be a day long remembered.  TB nails most of my wishlist in one fell swoop (pun intended!) and finally throws the monkey off its back.  I'm going to be BROKE by the end of this year.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 13, 2004, 01:33 AM
Damn, I hope Target decides to lower its prices back down to $5. If this continues in 2005, I'm going to be one broke geek. This year is looking bad enough. I'm already at $89 for the year, according to the thread in Watto's. Ooof.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 13, 2004, 02:51 AM
BTW, what the hell is a 'Bilbo Transfixed'? Is it from that scene in Rivendell where he gets all Gollum-y?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Fettish Sez Thanks on January 13, 2004, 03:09 AM
As soon as I saw that, those wacky "real Ghostbusters" figures, where their eyes pop out and their jaw drops, came to mind.

They are seriously going to make a figure of him for all 1 second he was in that state of posession? Same for the Twilight Ringwraith, and his 4 second stabbing scene action.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 13, 2004, 10:26 PM
TB's interest in Bilbo is curious.  With the two coming this year, that will make 5 different versions of a decidedly minor character.  I'm not complaining, since I like him, but very few of the main characters have been treated so well.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 14, 2004, 12:10 AM
yea, i agree we need more : Arwen, Elrond, Merry, Pippin, Saruman, Sauron, Gimli, Eowyn, Possesed Theoden, etcc...... Instead of a Bilbi (Transfixed), Bilbo (B-Day), Bilbo (Traveling), Bilbo (Traveling - Recard), Prologue Bilbo.  Re-dickulious!!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 14, 2004, 12:47 AM
I can only imagine how many Bilbos Toy Biz will crank out when The Hobbit flick hits the screens, provided they still have the license by then.

Oh well. I just wish they'd fix that Bilbo that comes in the TaBA set. It still doesn't look like really old Bilbo to me.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 14, 2004, 10:54 AM
yea really huh, that will be alot, i havent even read The Hobbit, which characters from LOTR are in there?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 14, 2004, 11:29 AM
Gandalf
Bilbo
Gollum
Elrond

I think some of Gimli's relatives (his dad maybe?) are in there (there are 13 Dwarves that go on the journey) too but can't remember right now and  I think his dad was at the council of Elrond meeting in Rivendell

I highly recommend reading it Mainland, its a great little book

Oh and there is a scene in the FOTR:EE that is part of The Hobbit book where three trolls are frozen in stone
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 14, 2004, 11:52 AM
It could be that, or when he's holding the ring in Bag End, and calls it "My precious" in the scene with Gandalf after the party.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 14, 2004, 12:57 PM
Or maybe it's like Twilight Frodo, where Bilbo puts the Ring on to leave the party. Hell, I don't know.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 14, 2004, 02:24 PM
Gandalf
Bilbo
Gollum
Elrond

I think some of Gimli's relatives (his dad maybe?) are in there (there are 13 Dwarves that go on the journey) too but can't remember right now and  I think his dad was at the council of Elrond meeting in Rivendell

I highly recommend reading it Mainland, its a great little book

Oh and there is a scene in the FOTR:EE that is part of The Hobbit book where three trolls are frozen in stone

I am going to read it, i just bought the whole tilogy of books and finished reading all the LOTR books, already i finsished ROTK right before it came out.  I am looking forward to The Hobbit, is Frodo in it?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 14, 2004, 02:29 PM
No...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 14, 2004, 02:30 PM
hes not, oh ok.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2004, 03:42 PM
I don't think he's alive when the Hobbit takes place.

There's a new Ranger character, a dragon called Smog, spiders similar to Shelob...  Lots of stuff there.

And if I'm not mistaken, the River Folk are involved?  And Warg riders as well...

There's a town with humans in it, and I'm unsure of whether or not they're Gondorians or not...  I seem to recall my brother saying it's a distant Gondorian province similar to the town with the Prancing Pony in it.

I read the book when I was 12 so it's been ages ago.  There's a cartoon that goes with The Hobbit (There's some for LOTR too, but they're not as good as the Hobbit), which is quite nice and interesting.

The LOTR toons are not great.  Fellowship is a good one, really good actually, but the 2nd and 3rd toons are pretty weird.  A good watch, and you'll be left scratching your head after seeing all of them, but not exactly "accurate" when you get to the 2nd and 3rd ones.  Or at least not accurate in my eyes anyway.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 14, 2004, 03:58 PM
The journey follows the first part of the LOTR Hobbits to Rivendell pretty much...the Fellowship goes south while the Dwarves, Gandalf and Bilbo head East to the Lonely Mountain.  The Mines of Moria goes under the Same Misty Mountains that the group in the Hobbit go over

There is a nice map of MIddle Earth here (if you have Acrobat)

http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~cbernd/pdf/middleEarth03_ltr.pdf

The town is called Dale near the lonely mountain

The detail of the whole world is what for me makes this saga so much more than what SW ever was and will be...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 15, 2004, 11:16 AM
nice map there.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 21, 2004, 02:09 PM
how is collecting in your guys's area?  ???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 21, 2004, 08:04 PM
It's kind of quiet right now.  There aren't a lot of figures hitting at the moment, mostly only from ROTK.  I'm pretty much waiting for the Armored Witch-King wave.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 21, 2004, 10:25 PM
i know i really want some news now!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 22, 2004, 12:20 AM
Toy Fair is coming up real soon, and that ought to bring some more news and pics.  I expect it will also wrap up that pesky Balrog question.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 22, 2004, 11:01 AM
yes, i suppose we can wait patiently, but when is Toy Fair 04' again?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 22, 2004, 03:37 PM
I haven't personally spotted all of the new ROTK figs yet but Morgbug covered me from up yonder...just waiting for the next batch I guess...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: obi_robz on January 24, 2004, 07:31 AM
I saw the Trilogy Twilight Frodo this morning. Unfortunately it was 25 which must be well over $40. It's a shame because I really wanted to get this figure at a reasonable price, but wherever I see the new figures the stuff that was always HTF (TF, Prologue EW, Elrond etc.) the prices have been hiked WAY above the more common ones. It's just as bad as before. And in the UK there isn't much of a retail market so I may never get some of these figures despite all the re-releases :(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2004, 07:14 PM
Is Twilight Frodo still a chase (in the Trilogy line)  and do you still want mine Nick???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 24, 2004, 10:46 PM
yes, i beleive he still is!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 25, 2004, 12:45 PM
Is Twilight Frodo still a chase (in the Trilogy line)  and do you still want mine Nick???

I don't know if he's still a chase.  I saw one today in a collector shop today, but I finally managed to make a trade for one.  Thanks though, Scott.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2004, 03:01 PM
I'd like to find a Twilight Frodo. The only FOTR Trilogy figures I find are Boromir and the Witchking. :(

Well, that's not the whole truth. I did find Elrond and Arwen at Suncoast last weekend, but only one of each.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 25, 2004, 05:02 PM
From what I hear, the Arwen is different from the one from the horse and rider set.  Is this true?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2004, 05:31 PM
Yup. She has slightly resculpted hands, and includes Hadhafang, her sword. She still fits on her horse, so that's good. She lights up too.

There's a variation supposedly floating around that has a white Evenstar instead of the yellow one, but mine is still yellow.

I'd like to find the Trilogy Gandalf the Grey. That has a newly sculpted head to it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 25, 2004, 05:44 PM
Me, too.  Although I may wait and see what the new Gandalf the Grey coming later in the year looks like first.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 25, 2004, 05:47 PM
Found Trilogy Figures at Wal-Mart: They had, lots of Aragorn (Helm's Deep), Eomer, Frodo (with Sting), and 2 Witchking Ringwraiths, and 1 - Harad Archer which was in pretty bad shape, and then they had 2 - ROTK Legolas, but i was upset cause i could not get one, because money is pretty tight right now.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: obi_robz on January 26, 2004, 07:34 AM
There's a variation supposedly floating around that has a white Evenstar instead of the yellow one, but mine is still yellow.

Sorry to be stupid, but to you mean that the bulb gives off a white light on the variation?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 26, 2004, 01:55 PM
Yeah, it's supposed to be a white LED instead of a yellow one. Since I doubt I'll ever find it, I'm not all that worried about it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on January 28, 2004, 06:16 PM
Posted on the green dragon today:

LOTR Aragorn EPIC 18" Figure w/ Motion Activated Sound
The first in a brand new series of figures as Epic as the movies themselves. Aragorn is presented in his ranger outfit with trenchcoat and stands over 18" tall. He is the most detailed and accurate Aragorn ever.
Weapons & Accessories: Quiver, Arrows, Bow, Elven Knife & Sheath Ranger Sword & Sheath with removable Eating Knife, Torch
Articulation (subject to change): Neck, Ball Jointed Shoulders, Forearms, Wrists, Waist, Calves

LOTR Legolas EPIC 18" Figure w/ Motion Activated Sound
Legolas is presented in his classic outfit and stands over 18" tall. He is the most detailed and accurate Legolas ever.
Weapons & Accessories: Quiver, Arrows, Long Bow, 2 Elven Knives & Sheaths, Elven Cloak w/ Broach
Articulation (subject to change): Neck, Ball Jointed Shoulders, Forearms, Wrists, Waist

Motion Activated Sensors trigger the figures to "speak" key phrases from the films."


Since this kind of stuff is right up my alley, I CAN'T WAIT for these to become available.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 28, 2004, 08:32 PM
And they tease a Balrog too.  An 18" Balrog would be more to scale than the TB prototype for sure.   ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 29, 2004, 01:39 AM
Man, TB's going overboard with this 18" scale.
 Wooo.
Edit- OK, I'm a twit. These come from NECA, not TB.

Anyway, I found the second series of rotocasts at TRU today. The Ringwraith is oodles of cool, but Gimli's a little on the weak side. Since I didn't bother picking up Aragorn or Legolas, I probably won't spring for these either.

Of course, I say that, and in two months I'll own every one of them. ::) :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on January 29, 2004, 12:17 PM
I'm loving every bit of this line, almost more than I loved the movie, when is the next set of figgies coming out again?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on January 29, 2004, 08:30 PM
Did you hear, about the Balrog Damaged Gandalf?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 31, 2004, 07:32 PM
Found a Gandalf the Grey at TRU today. I'd have picked it up if it had the resculpted head. Alas, it did not, so I left it. They also had Gollums and Smeagols, and I'm now officially sick and tired of seeing them.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 31, 2004, 10:03 PM
Dig the multipack images here. I kind of feel like an ass paying $20 for my Twilight Frodo now.

http://www.toyglobe.com/welcome.htm (http://www.toyglobe.com/welcome.htm)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 1, 2004, 04:35 AM
I'm glad they're offering TW Frodo in this set for those folks like my cousins who never got him, and I'm okay with the $20 I spent on mine since I like it for my minor carded collection, and this I'll open.

I also closed a deal for a loose Easterling for only $10 over at LOTRGuide.com.  This is for my cousin who as recently as yesterday was prepared to bid $40 for one on Ebay.  Now if I can just find myself a BK Uruk... sigh.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 3, 2004, 12:37 AM
Found Gandalf the Whiter at Wal-Mart tonight, but both specimens had weird speck of black paint on the nose. So, I left them both. There's still an Arwen on top of the display if you need one, Spuffy. :)

I'm digging the price WM has on these. A $5 Crossbow Uruk-Hai is better than a $7 one.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 3, 2004, 12:39 AM
Hey Everyone, got great news for all you who have not found some of the very, very rare Trilogy figures, Toysrus.com, has all the LOTR Trilogy figures in-stock, except the following : PEW, Eowyn, Saruman, and King Theoden.  All the scalpers ate up the Elven Warriors, and they never had Eowyn, or Saruman or the deceased King.

But they do have : Arwen, Elrond, Bilbo, Galadriel, Harad Archer, Pippin, King Aragorn, Frodo, Frodo (with Sting), Legolas, Legolas (Helm's Deep), Gandalf The Grey, Gandlaf The White, and i think that is it.  But i dont know if they will last so you might want to get your ass right over there and order those suckers. Remember you have to type in the character in the search box!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 3, 2004, 03:02 PM
Thanks, HMI.   ;D

Feets don't fail me now!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 5, 2004, 10:51 AM
Toy Wiz has the Twilight Frodo in-stock!

(http://store4.yimg.com/I/dragonballzcentral_1778_25407724)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 5, 2004, 02:22 PM
I can only imagine what those twits want for that.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 5, 2004, 07:26 PM
Found Arwen and Gandalf the Whiter today at Wally World, wasn't going to buy them but I couldn't pass them up either :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 5, 2004, 07:31 PM
I can only imagine what those twits want for that.

Right, that want $79.99

To damn high for me!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 5, 2004, 07:32 PM
I can only imagine what those twits want for that.

only $79.99..... ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 5, 2004, 07:33 PM
Found Arwen and Gandalf the Whiter today at Wally World, wasn't going to buy them but I couldn't pass them up either :)

Nice find, i had to order mine through TRU.com, but i had a question to ask you guys, i dont have a credit card, so i but down to use a check, because my mother will right it out and send it, and i was just wondering does the process still work the same, will they hold my items until they recieve the check or what, i was a little worried that they would put the figures back or something, if any of you know anything i would appreciate it if you would explain to me how they work?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 5, 2004, 07:36 PM
Found Arwen and Gandalf the Whiter today at Wally World, wasn't going to buy them but I couldn't pass them up either :)

Shouldn't you be home resting??? ;)
Nice find, I think I'll grab an Arwen when I see her since her hand actually grips the sword (right now I have those little clear bands holding Prologue Elrond's sword to her hand).

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 5, 2004, 07:47 PM
I can only imagine what those twits want for that.

only $79.99..... ::)

Seriously that is too crazy, and it was just released, it is not all that rare yet!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 6, 2004, 11:08 AM
Found Arwen and Gandalf the Whiter today at Wally World, wasn't going to buy them but I couldn't pass them up either :)

Shouldn't you be home resting??? ;)
Nice find, I think I'll grab an Arwen when I see her since her hand actually grips the sword (right now I have those little clear bands holding Prologue Elrond's sword to her hand).


Yeah Yeah, I had to go an get some more Gatorade so I thought why go to the Grocery Store when Target and the Wal Mart next door have Gatorade :-*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 6, 2004, 11:14 AM
why were you sick or something?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 6, 2004, 12:42 PM
Instant Karma (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=28;action=display;threadid=3616)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 7, 2004, 01:23 AM
I went to Wal-Mart for Hot Pockets tonight, and I found Twilight Frodo!!! Haha!! Yes!!

Now comes the question: to open, or not to open? I have the red boxed actual chase version, and there's a TWF coming in a box set later this year.

I'm glad I got it for $4.96.  Eat it, Toywiz.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 7, 2004, 01:24 AM
Good for you HMI, did they have anymore?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 7, 2004, 02:33 AM
I wish. I'd have stashed one for Spuffy, and took some of the rest for you fine folks. But, I only found the one. Hell, if I can find it, we all should be able to find it.

Do be sure to check all the pegs and every figure. I passed on it before going back through again and finding it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 7, 2004, 05:49 AM
I'd have stashed one for you too, buddy.   :)

Great find.  Bodes well for us all.  I'm trying to trade for a Gandalf the Grey new head (did they have any of those?) but so far zero joy.  I have made a personal best deal regarding the Art of FOTR and TTT books - $70 worth of goodness for $25 worth of comic goodness.  So, so happy.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 7, 2004, 12:57 PM
No, no new head GTG. The only FOTR figure they had was TWF.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 7, 2004, 03:32 PM
That is nice, HMI.  Good for you, you finally found the Twilight Frodo Trilogy version, maybe my Wal-Mart will have it, they must have already because the case asssortment was there but Twilight Frodo was not, so someone must have picked him up before me.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 13, 2004, 08:59 PM
Got some pics of Trilogy ROTK - Wave 2 from CMDStore:

(http://store5.yimg.com/I/cmdstore_1781_19974302)
MORGUL LORD

(http://store5.yimg.com/I/cmdstore_1781_19723089)
BELIEVE IT OR NOT I THINK THIS IS THE GLOW IN THE DARK - KING OF THE DEAD!!

(http://store5.yimg.com/I/cmdstore_1781_19844758)
ARMORED FARAMIR

(http://store5.yimg.com/I/cmdstore_1781_20103169)
ARMORED MERRY!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 13, 2004, 11:29 PM
SUH-WEET!!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 13, 2004, 11:30 PM
Yeah those look awesome

Found another (sigh :P) Twilight Frodo, methinks the Trilogy version is not that rare because there loads of them on eBay right now...anyone need him???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 14, 2004, 01:06 AM
Ick, armored Faramir's hair just ain't all that. But the rest look like winners!!

I think TWF is being packed one per case in every case for the particular assortment he ships in, so I guess the 'chase' moniker doesn't really apply anymore.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 14, 2004, 02:41 AM
(http://www.thegd.com/images/Toys/Toybiz/Trilogy/Deluxe_Ringbearers_Front.jpg)

Well, these are starting to show up at TRU's now. No worries about finding a TWF, now, eh? :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 14, 2004, 05:22 AM
Sent ya' PM, Scott.   :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 14, 2004, 04:27 PM
Yeah those look awesome

Found another (sigh :P) Twilight Frodo, methinks the Trilogy version is not that rare because there loads of them on eBay right now...anyone need him???

Do you have an extra one?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 15, 2004, 01:45 AM
(http://www.thegd.com/images/Toys/Toybiz/Trilogy/Deluxe_Ringbearers_Front.jpg)

Well, these are starting to show up at TRU's now. No worries about finding a TWF, now, eh? :)

The Twilight Frodo featured in this set, is it the Twilight Frodo "Chase" figure?

And why did they make Bilbo and Gollum as a twilight, when were they ever twilight?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2004, 01:47 AM
Looks close enough to me.

And, Bilbo and Gollum both had the Ring on in the Hobbit book, so think of them as early Hobbit movie figures. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 15, 2004, 04:16 AM
Exactly.   :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 15, 2004, 11:15 AM
oh okay! I see now. So that will probably be seen in The Hobbit movie, i wonder if Toy Biz will re-issue these Gollum, Bilbo Twilight figures, since they are like that in the Hobbit, ummmmm.. Time will tell.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 15, 2004, 10:55 PM
I picked up : Arwen, and Crossbow Uruk-Hai today at Wal-Mart, great deal $4.98 each!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2004, 11:03 AM
Although I had to give up collecting LOTR with all of the Star Wars stuff coming out recently and in the future, it does look like a lot of great stuff is on the horizon.  You can check out pics of a number of new figures HERE (http://www.411mania.com/figures/indextopic.php?figurecode=85), you'll have to scroll down for the trilogy collections (seperated by movie).  Lots of great figures to see....Shelob, as well as a "chase" Peter Jackson hobbit.  Nice stuff the way it looks :).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 16, 2004, 01:06 PM
I love that Arwen she is so beautiful.  And the the Uruk-Hai warrior is sweet too. But i was wondering where is the King Of The Dead (Glow) from Wave 2?  We get a Smeagol that is sweet, Denethor is good looking too!! But why are we getting another Frodo with Sting Sword, or was that just put there cause they arent ready to show the Mt. Doom Frodo?  Gorbag is cool, too he is going to be a chase figure and so is that Gondorian Guard and.  I think this whole wave is a chase set!!!  But i really wanted Shagrat!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 16, 2004, 01:26 PM
they also have pictures of :

Birthday Bilbo, Elendil, Elrond, Gil-Galad, Moria Archer, Boromir, Lurtz (In Armor), Peter Jackson as a Hobbit, Aragorn (SP Helms Deep), Isengard Orc, Frodo (SP), Boromir (IN Armor), Gamling, Gollum (With Fish), Legolas (With Knifes), Theodred, Gates of Mordor Sam, Shagrat, Isengard Orc Captain.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 16, 2004, 03:35 PM
This will take a while to digest, but for right now:

Peter Jackson Hobbit chase figure: UGH.

SA FOTR Boromir: Best figure they've done yet.

Some of those figures in Waves 3 and 4 (Mt. Doom Frodo) better be stand-ins.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 16, 2004, 07:20 PM

Some of those figures in Waves 3 and 4 (Mt. Doom Frodo) better be stand-ins.

I hope so, especially Frodo....it has to be a stand in.

I love the coronation gift pack.  That will be the one item I have to have for 2004.  Gil-Galad is also well done.  I can't believe how exciting it is for Toy Biz( and Hasbro) to turn out the figures I've always known they were capable of making!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 16, 2004, 09:04 PM
found this picture over at Galactic Hunter , it is the Coronation Gift Pack, i am assuming that this Eowyn will eventually get he debut to be in a single package, but anyways here it is: I LOVE IT:

ok well nevermind it is not working but Galactic Hunter has some nice images!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 16, 2004, 09:22 PM
if anyone needs a Trilogy Arwen, i just cancelled my purchase of that figure over at TRU.com so you might wanna go get it, should be in-stock again!  Since i found it earlier now i am only purchasing Elrond, Galadriel!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 16, 2004, 09:30 PM
Again, more detailed thoughts later, but I agree whole-heartedly with jadesfire, the Coronation set is the hallmark of the year for me.  Not the ridiculously small Fell Beast, not the NECA Balrog (close second), but that fantastic Eowyn figure.  She's perfect.  I'll buy two, and customize the White Lady Edoras dress out of her.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 16, 2004, 09:38 PM
yup i love the eowyn figure too!! She looks excellent and is beautiful!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 17, 2004, 12:43 AM
Well, the only thing I could possibly ask of Toy Biz now is to get all these figures out and not cancel any of them.

Except that Peter Jackson Hobbit. That's kinda lame, actually. But I'd buy it if I found it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 17, 2004, 12:53 AM
Spuffy's Thoughts:

#1 Most Important: Coronation Eowyn is the best figure TB has ever made. She's perfect, and that Faramir is nothing to sneeze at, either. She's perfect for an Edoras White Dress custom, and I look forward to her the most.

#2: SP Boromir. The 2nd best fig TB has ever done. I've been waiting for him for years, ever since the so-so first Boromir.

The Fell Beast: I needed the laugh. Still, I'll probably buy one.

Roto Attack Troll: What this series was meant to be. Fantastic.

WAVE THREE:

Ringwraith - A smart repack. I would have prefered a new one, but oh well.
Coronation Gimli - I really like him. Looks very regal and about time we got a new Gimli for goodness sake.
Uruk-Hai Warrior - He looks great, but WHERE IS THE HELMET?!? Sigh.
Queen Arwen - She looks great, but the reuse of Galadriel's body is curious, especially when they lavished on the coronation Eowyn. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
Gollum - I didn't buy the SP one so I'll get him.
Shelob - A bit too small, but no big complaints here. She looks great.

Isengard Orc - Never have enough orcs.
Gamling - Turned out good.  Just what I expected.
Aragorn - Obviously a stand in.
Armored Boromir - I hope this is a stand in. He disappoints if not. The Coronation Faramir is actually more accurate to Boromir's armor, so I'm thinking this isn't final at al.
Frodo - Another stand in. Better be.

Birthday Bilbo - For some reason he looks like Joe Pesci instead of Ian Holm. Hmm. Doesn't interest me in the slightest.
Elendil - He looks great. Needs bit more of a beard.
Elrond in Robes - One of the best TB has ever done. Magnificent.
Gil-Galad - Can't say I wanted him, but bring him on. Looks good.
Moria Archer - Another world class figure. He's perfect. MUST HAVE.

WAVE FOUR:

Mt. Doom Frodo: Stand in.
Prologue Smeagol - He's great. I love the smirk.
Gorbag - He's really cool. I love the detail on many of these figures, just outstanding in every way.
Denethor - I love the sourpuss look. Great figure.
Gondorian Guard - Great figure. I'll get two, but we still need the regulars of course.
Legolas - Umm. More money for me.
Isengard Orc Capt. - Orc Brute surfaces. Cool, but not high on my list.
Theodred - I thought he would be a very simple Eomer swap ala Gamling, but he appears all new. Kudos to TB.
Samwise - Stand in central.
Shagrat - I love the Uruks, and he's awesome.
PJ Hobbit - The nicest surprise and most troubling development. When they mean chase, do they mean TW Frodo chase? This will make a lot of people unhappy if he proves impossible to find.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 17, 2004, 08:23 AM
Wow, Spuffy...those are basically all the things I thought about the figures.  I'm not getting Shelob though (it's the whole spider issue for me ;) ).

I want the PJ figure just like I wanted the Jorg Sacul figure...it's so lame, it's cool....if that makes any sense.

I've only recreated Eoywn gowns for the 12" line so I am looking forward to your work on her for the white gown.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Vator on February 17, 2004, 02:47 PM
Who manafactures these figures?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 17, 2004, 03:03 PM
 Toy Biz makes these.

Jadesfire, I'd love to see your work on the dolls.  Sounds cool.  I think Coronation Eowyn would also make a perfect base for the gown she wears in the ROTK scene where she shares the goblet with Aragorn.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Vator on February 17, 2004, 03:21 PM
thanks  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 18, 2004, 11:00 AM
hum.................. ToysRus.com has the Twilight Frodo listed on their site, but it is currently not available, keep checking back at the site, to see if they get it in soon. ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 18, 2004, 09:17 PM
In case any of you are interested in the LOTR props this year, here is the list of items, release dates and prices from TGD:

The Green Dragon (http://www.thegd.com/)

and Spuffy, here is a link to my Arwen gowns ( I did the two on the right, her Requiem dress and blood red one).

Arwen Gowns (http://jadesfire.home.icq.com/hp/gear/photo/Lord%20of%20the%20Rings%20Collection.html?item=12.2)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 18, 2004, 10:17 PM
i really like your Arwen 12" Customs and your collection is sweet too!

Good Job Jadesfire! ;)

TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 18, 2004, 10:21 PM
Finally got a few pics to put up here from Toy Fair, here they are :

(http://www.411beanies.com/2004toyfair/toybiz/67.jpg)
ELROND IN ROBES!

(http://www.411beanies.com/2004toyfair/toybiz/63.jpg)
ARMORED BOROMIR!

(http://www.411beanies.com/2004toyfair/toybiz/69.jpg)
CORONOATION 4-PACK OF FARAMIR & EOWYN!

(http://www.411beanies.com/2004toyfair/toybiz/62.jpg)
DENTHORE & GORBAG & SMEAGOL!!

I am trying to get a pic of Shagrat, so hopefully i will have one up later or tomorrow! Hope you enjoy.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 18, 2004, 11:02 PM
Amazing jadesfire!   ;D

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 18, 2004, 11:10 PM
It is very creative, yes it is. ;)  I would have never in a million years thought about doing something like that, i am not skilled in that way.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 19, 2004, 01:19 AM
Nor am I.  I've made a grand total of two LOTR customs (far more SW ones): Amon Hen Aragorn and Dunharrow Eowyn.  They're simple but effective.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 19, 2004, 08:58 AM
Thanks guys, it's always nice to have fellow collectors appreciate your work.

I really like the pictures you posted Mainland05, those are the figures I am looking forward to the most.
I am curious as to the packaging ratio and hope that I am able to find them all or at least extra's to trade for what I need.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 19, 2004, 10:26 AM
Thanks guys, it's always nice to have fellow collectors appreciate your work.

I really like the pictures you posted Mainland05, those are the figures I am looking forward to the most.
I am curious as to the packaging ratio and hope that I am able to find them all or at least extra's to trade for what I need.

Anytime,

And those were my favorites too, i love that Eowyn, and Elrond looks totally awesome, i cant get enough of looking at those figures.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 19, 2004, 10:49 AM
Some of those Arwen's look vaguely familiar, really nice work Beth!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 19, 2004, 11:13 AM
Some of those Arwen's look vaguely familiar, really nice work Beth!

 :)  Thanks again, Scott.  I wouldn't have been able to display these gowns if it wasn't for your help in getting me the dolls!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 20, 2004, 01:31 PM
Last week i ordered from The Outer Reaches the Galadriel - Trilogy case which says it is going to feature the following the Galadriel, Twilight Ringwraith, Boromir, Strider, Frodo, Prologue Elven Warrior, "and may contain a Twilight Frodo "chase" figure.

Well it is true, my case just came in by the UPS guy, and i got a Twilight Frodo in that case.!!!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 20, 2004, 04:54 PM
Very cool score!!!

I have one coming from up north so I am pretty excited to get it, along with  a Legolas and Arwen.  Now, all I need is for TB to re-release the Easterling!!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 20, 2004, 08:25 PM
yea, i dont have an Easterling, so it would be pretty cool to get on of those too!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 20, 2004, 11:36 PM
GOT THIS LIST FROM A FORUM MEMBER OVER AT : LORD OF THE RINGS.GUIDE.COM!  iT IS THE LIST OF THE CASE BREAKDOWNS FOR THE NEW TRILOGY ASSORTMENTS!

FOTR figs Asst 3
Elrond in Robes x 3
Gil-Galad x 2
Elendil x 3
Moria Archer x 1
Lurtz x 1
Party Bilbo x 2

FOTR Asst 4
Gandalf the Grey x TBD
Super Poseable Strider x TBD
Super Articulated Boromir x TBD
Isildur x TBD
Bilbo Transfixed x TBD
Legolas x TBD
Peter Jackson x TBD

Two Towers Asst. 3
Aragorn x 3
Isengard Orc x 2
Super Poseable Frodo x 3
Boromir x 2
Gamling x 2

Two Towers Asst. 4
Legolas x 2
Theodred x 2
Orc Captain x 1
Uruk-Hai Warrior x 2
Gates of Mordor Sam x 2
Gandalf the White x 1
King Theoden in Armor x 1
Hama x 1

ROTK Asst 3
Shelob x 3
Queen Arwen x 1
Gollum w/ Ring x 3
Gimli x 2
Ringwraith x 2
Uruk-Hai x1

ROTK Asst. 4
Mount Doom Frodo x 3
Denethor x 3
Prologue Smeagol x 2
Gorbag x 1
Gondorian Guard x 1
Aragorn w/ Anduril x 1
Sam in Orc Armor x 1
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 21, 2004, 12:04 AM
About what I expected.  Army builders at one per case.   ::)  Good news is it seems the Hama rumor is panning out.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 21, 2004, 12:54 AM
i know this has nothing to do with Trilogy Figures, but it is LOTR but i was wondering if any of you guys know what scene this is from where Arwen is wearing this outfit?

Nevermind, my image was removed for some mysterious reason?????"???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on February 21, 2004, 01:25 AM
Very cool score!!!

I have one coming from up north so I am pretty excited to get it, along with  a Legolas and Arwen.  Now, all I need is for TB to re-release the Easterling!!!

Well, we canuckleheads aim to please.  :D

Have a Uruk Hai Crossbow available for trade should anyone find themselves in need.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2004, 02:07 AM
Jeez. Army builders at one per. What is it with TB anyway? They released an entire wave of builders in TTT series 5, and they sold like mad. No logic, I swear.

Oh well. It's never really been too difficult to find one-per-case figures, although with the way this Trilogy line is moving lately, that might change.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: JediMAC on February 21, 2004, 04:49 AM
Anyone catch crippler's post (http://www.galactichunter.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=TOR&Number=57618&Forum=All_Forums&Words=&Match=Entire%20Phrase&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Old=1day&Main=57618&Search=true#Post57618) over at GH?  James seems to have dug up a pretty exciting scoop on a rather large, deluxe beast figure coming up in this line...   8)

*cough*Balrog*cough*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 21, 2004, 04:53 AM
The NECA Balrog.   ;D

Have we talked about this?  I forget.  It's not the TB one, which seems doomed and now irrelevant.  Looking SO forward to this.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2004, 06:14 AM
I nabbed a Haradirrim Archer tonight.  Man, gotta love $5 figures.

The guy is great, if not a tad difficult to pose.  Still great though.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 21, 2004, 08:34 PM
has anyone ever ordered from KBtoys.com?

I just ordered from them, and am curious if their items come in condition or what?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 21, 2004, 08:42 PM
The stuff I ordered from them always arrived fine, but came with a shipping sticker applied to the bubble of the figure.  Comes right off, if you peel carefully.

What did you order?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 21, 2004, 10:34 PM
i ordered the Eowyn (Armored) 6" Figure

Cause i never found it at retail, so now i should get it through - Feb 26 - Mar 5th .
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 22, 2004, 03:22 PM
(http://www.thegd.com/images/Toys/Toybiz/Trilogy/Ex_TRU_MountDoom_Front.jpg)

Looks like a new Frodo and a new head on Gollum there. I think I'll pick this up.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: JediMAC on February 22, 2004, 03:31 PM
I just saw a whole bunch of those sets on Friday at my local TRU, Ben.  They also had another 3-pack for TTT, called "Heroes", or something like that - with just Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 22, 2004, 05:15 PM
Shouldn't a Mt. Doom 3-pack have Sam and Frodo in their shirts only instead of the jackets and things?

:(

The multi-packs seem like really good ways to move lots of figures though.  They tend not to sit at my local stores either (Only TRU ever has them, and only a couple at a time).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 22, 2004, 06:47 PM
Well, the Mount Doom set is repack.  I have Gollum in front me from the TTT talking-rock version and it's the exact same face mold.  As for Sam and Frodo...it's the figures from FOTR, where they are in the boat.  Same arctiulation, same sting, the only difference is the capes.  

Blast, I was hoping for a new Frodo....oh well, more money in my pocket, I guess.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 22, 2004, 07:28 PM
Oh yeah, that is the same Frodo, isn't it? Oh well. Guess I'll just stick with buying the Ringbearers 3-pack, provided it actually makes it to the shelves. ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 22, 2004, 10:00 PM
Yeah, the ringbearers set is the only I'm getting.  I'm saving lots of money this year!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 22, 2004, 10:37 PM
Oh yeah, that is the same Frodo, isn't it? Oh well. Guess I'll just stick with buying the Ringbearers 3-pack, provided it actually makes it to the shelves. ::)

Hey dude, what happened to your Eowyn avatar?  It was so sweet!  

I am not to much of a fan of the three packs actually, i like to stick to the regular 6" line!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 22, 2004, 10:49 PM
I thought it was played out. To quote Willow, "Bored Now."

Of course, I've had a difficult time finding a suitable replacement, so I'm back to the ol' Barriss.

Now, I await TRU's stocking of the Ringbearer set. Oooof.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2004, 10:44 AM
Is the ring bearer three pack just Frodo, Sam and Gollum in the green FOTR packaging?  We've had that sitting on the shelves here for quite a while if so.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mikey D on February 23, 2004, 10:48 AM
Is the ring bearer three pack just Frodo, Sam and Gollum in the green FOTR packaging?  We've had that sitting on the shelves here for quite a while if so.

I think its Twilight versions of Prologue Bilbo, Gollum and Frodo.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2004, 11:39 AM
Ah, I see.  Thanks.  I've seen the twilight version on ebay.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 23, 2004, 02:20 PM
do you like the Twilight versions of these?  I would think this would be extremely rare, since Twilight Frodo was, so thinking that maybe Bilbo and Gollum would be some rare ones also?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 23, 2004, 04:10 PM
The set isn't rare, it's a TRU exclusive, which means it's not even difficult to find.  Except around here, but there isn't anything here at all.  Nada.  Zilch.  Zero.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 23, 2004, 07:16 PM
oh okay, i see!!
I just thought it would be rare cause of all the Twilight's in there, you know. :D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 23, 2004, 09:30 PM
Saw the 3 3 packs at TRU, I might pick up the Ring Bearer one, the other don't turn my crank
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on February 23, 2004, 09:51 PM
i cant see how anyone would spend money on these, not to offend anyone, but most of them are re-packs and dont even look to good anyway! :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 23, 2004, 11:28 PM
Well Ring Bilbo and Ring Gollum are technically new ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2004, 01:15 AM
I'm not wasting money on them, except for the Ringbearer pack. I'm buying that one, and I expect the other two to sit until The Hobbit is in theaters. ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 24, 2004, 02:28 AM
The threpacks (get it?  Get it?   ;))  make sense when you think about it in terms of characters, but TB should have made some effort to offer something new ala the ringbearers set.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 25, 2004, 04:13 PM
I decided I'm not getting the Ringbearers even, I also decided seeing the pile of Shelf Warming There and Back Again Set to wait for a clearance on those bad boys :-*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 26, 2004, 12:21 AM
Found all threpacks at my local TRU. $18 a crack.

I wanted to buy the Ringbearers set, but it couldn't show at a worse time. (Damn school loans.)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on February 26, 2004, 12:47 PM
I have now seen the Mordor, Ringbearrers, and Heroes set at TRU.
TONS and TONS of Mordr and Heroes. Only three Ringbearrers so I picked up a set. :)

Now to find the next of of Return of the King: Farimir, King of the Dead, Merry, and Witch King.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 26, 2004, 09:44 PM
Went to TRU today to check the Ringbearer set and found the elusive Gandalf the Grey new head sculpt!  And Traveling Bilbo, too!   ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 29, 2004, 07:10 PM
The GD is reporting that KBs are receiving more TTT red-boxed swag, including Faramir and the Easterling. Fat lot of good it does for us without KBs in out area anymore. ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: thegd87 on March 1, 2004, 02:30 PM
yes, they are indeed!! :o

I have been seeing reports also, of Faramir, Easterling, Elven Cloaked Frodos, yea alot!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on March 1, 2004, 03:57 PM
Good stuff...not too hip on the repacks but I don't see them sitting too long either.  Went to TRU in Fargo and they were full of Gollum/Smeagol in Blue Packaging...those they need to clearance!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on March 1, 2004, 04:14 PM
I've just been trying to keep up with what is coming out in the future, and what was shown at Toy Fair (via TheGD and LOTRGuide).  There is still a part of me who would like to get a few more of the main characters, not a huge collection, but just a handful.  With what you collectors know that is upcoming, or what you have seen, who would be the best ones to pick up and/or wait to come out?  I kind of like when they do super-poseable versions (as long as they have great likenesses), and was leaning towards those.  Here are the characters I'd like to pick up:

Strider/Aragorn - Just about got the Pellenor Aragorn, but wasn't sure if I liked the "screaming" face.  Any better ones available in your opinion?

Gandalf - I have been leaning towards the Gandalf the White version.

Legolas - I have the Rohan Armor version, any ones that are better?

Gimli - From the pics, the ceremony version looks kind of good I thought (and is super-poseable?)

Frodo - not sure, I thought I saw that a super-poseable one was coming up?

Sam - no idea, I hear the boat one is good.

Merry and Pippen - I was thinking the "armor" versions from ROTK, any thoughts?

If any of you have any advice for me, I really appreciate it.  I'm not nearly as up on this line as Star Wars, so I always look to the experts with any questions.  My wife isn't crazy about my collecting budget the way it is (spent over $100 on SW stuff this year already, which is high for us), but if I can pick one up here or there...I'd like to have in mind who I'm looking for.  Thanks for any info everyone.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on March 1, 2004, 09:24 PM
Ok, mosnab, here's my thoughts.   :)

Boromir/Aragorn/Gandalf the Grey: I'd wait and see about the SP ones.  The Boromir is fantastic.

Frodo/Sam: Wait for the SP ones.  The Orc disguise versions are also some of the best.

Merry/Pippin: The armored versions are the way to go.

Gimli: The coronation version is sweet, but the Gimli shipping now in the Trilogy line is the most basic version, and very good.

Legolas: The Rohan Armor is the best; a close second is the ROTK one shipping now sans armor.

Gandalf the White: The Trilogy version is good, as is the ROTK one if you can find it; for this and perhaps also Pellenor Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, there's the Gates of Mordor set shipping later this year w/ the Mouth of Sauron that may be up your alley.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on March 2, 2004, 03:44 PM
Spuffy, thanks so much for the advice.  I've always liked the line, and wanted to have a few of the characters, but I have held off because of budget reasons.  But, every time I watch one of the movies again, for some reason it just makes me want to have some of the figures again.  I really like your choices as well, although I haven't looked around the stores lately to see what is actually out and about.  I know there are some SP versions of many of the characters coming in the future (Strider/Aragorn, Boromir, Frodo)...but I wasn't sure when everything is being released.  I'll keep an eye out for things though.  One of the characters I really wasn't sure on was Aragorn, because it seems like many of the figures haven't had the best likeness in the world.  Anyways, thanks again for giving me some advice, I greatly appreciate it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 2, 2004, 09:54 PM
Today, The Green Dragon had some pretty Interesting pictures, of a custom Coronation Arwen, that a fellow member of The Green Dragon did. It was very interesting, after actually looking at it, it looked just like the real Coronation Arwen which is going to be released this Fall.  It had the Galadriel body with the big hands, and the Trilogy Arwen head.  You can take a look at it here : http://www.thegd.com/Toys/Custom/custom_eb.asp it is very interesting.  This guy did a great job of customizing this amazing Lord of the Rings figure. I give him 2 thumbs up!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on March 4, 2004, 07:34 PM
Found TW Frodo at K-Mart!   ;D  $7,99!   :(

Not as exciting seeing how there's a dozen of him in the Ringbearers set at TRU, but still kind of cool nonetheless.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: SiteC on March 4, 2004, 09:04 PM
Went to TRU today and bought:

-Treebeard (Big one)
-There & Back Again set

Saw an elf archer with uruk, but passed on it, and now kicking myself that I did. THEN I went to KB where I hit the motherload,

The girl just put out a boatload of Trilogy figures and I racked up:

-Arwen
-Gladrial
-Eowyn
-Gandalf the grey
-Saruman
-Elrond
-FOTR Legolas
-Prologue Elf Warrior
-Twilight Witchking
and
-ROTK Crawling Gollum
-ROTK Eomer

What a great day!!  I only saw the mordor set at TRU, I was hoping to find the twilight one, but no such luck...If I feel good after work sat. I am gonna take another ride up to KB and see if they put anything more out...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 5, 2004, 11:15 AM
Went to TRU today and bought:

-Treebeard (Big one)
-There & Back Again set

Saw an elf archer with uruk, but passed on it, and now kicking myself that I did. THEN I went to KB where I hit the motherload,

The girl just put out a boatload of Trilogy figures and I racked up:

-Arwen
-Gladrial
-Eowyn
-Gandalf the grey
-Saruman
-Elrond
-FOTR Legolas
-Prologue Elf Warrior
-Twilight Witchking
and
-ROTK Crawling Gollum
-ROTK Eomer

What a great day!!  I only saw the mordor set at TRU, I was hoping to find the twilight one, but no such luck...If I feel good after work sat. I am gonna take another ride up to KB and see if they put anything more out...

Did you happen to get 2 Galadriels and Elrond?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: SiteC on March 5, 2004, 12:54 PM
Nope, one of each was all they had.  The girl must have had 2 cases of the FOTR set on the pegs and in those two there was only one Gladrial and one Elrond...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 5, 2004, 01:51 PM
OH! Okay that is cool.  If you do come across a Galadriel and Elrond, would you mind picking them up for me?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on March 5, 2004, 05:00 PM
I really like that new Gandalf the Gray...its cool they are rereleasing these and fixing some mistakes from the past
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 5, 2004, 06:15 PM
Yeah, Gandalf is pretty good looking.  You are talking about the Trilogy - Gandalf right?

My favorite Trilogy would have to be - Galadriel she is so beautiful and still very hard to find!

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on March 6, 2004, 02:45 AM
Normally, I'd just ask the folks at LOTRG.com for these pics, but they'll lynch me for it now.

Does anyone have pics of the Mouth of Sauron figure that was on The GD earlier?

If so, could ya shoot 'em here, please?:

benjamin_kral@mchsi.com

Thanks.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 6, 2004, 11:01 AM
Damn, it.  I did have them but deleted them.

HMI I will see what I can do to get them sent to me and I will forward them to you.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on March 6, 2004, 04:58 PM
mosnab
if you want a Gimli I can send you one.  I've had it forever and from when I started and got out quite quickly.  It's loose and I've had no luck trading it at all.  You can have it for the cost of shipping if you like.  Just drop me a PM.  I'd guess that will run around $5, so not a huge savings over retail, but a little cheaper anyway.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: SiteC on March 8, 2004, 01:29 AM
OH! Okay that is cool.  If you do come across a Galadriel and Elrond, would you mind picking them up for me?

No prob. Next time I'm on the hunt, I will pick them up. However, I will tell you this:  Wait for a while and you are going to see them.  I was out on Saturday and I must have found 6 Arwens, 5 Gladrials, and around 6 Elronds at TRU, as well as all of the rest of the figures, en masse with the exception of Gandalf the White and the Berserker Uruk...the only two I need...

These are shipping in massive quantities.  If I found them, then YOU will too.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 10:17 AM
I've got a Crossbow Uruk Hai and a Witch king Ringwraith with sword lunging action if anyone needs them.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 8, 2004, 02:21 PM
The Crossbow Uruk-Hai is it ROTK or Trilogy?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 02:25 PM
Trilogy on bilingual card.  Methinks that would be an opener for you American types.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 8, 2004, 07:05 PM
Yeah, I see!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on March 9, 2004, 02:14 PM
The Twilight ring bearers set showed up at TRU here :o  As did the set with Legolas, Aragorn and Gimli and the Ringwraith three pack.  Also saw carded Boromir last night.  First time I've seen him singly carded.  They are making it very hard to avoid this line.  

Too many Smeagol and Gollum :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on March 9, 2004, 02:27 PM
I know, I'm being slowly sucked into this line too...I kind of want to pick up a few more figures (just RA Legolas and bendy Smeagol right now).  I have been thinking those three packs might not be so bad for someone like me, since I don't have many figures.  Does anyone know how much they run?  I guess I still need to talk my wife into buying stuff beyond Star Wars :P, but I was just curious.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 9, 2004, 08:32 PM
Has anyone, been lucky enough to find a Twilight Frodo yet?

I am still searching for this bad boy, and cannot find him. :-[

Also, I was wondering if any of you have a certain list or ideas in your head of figures you would like to see made.  

I know a figure I would love to see would be this :

(http://www.seatofkings.net/g35as.jpg)

Galadriel - Twilight!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: SiteC on March 10, 2004, 12:42 AM
I've never seen a Trilogy TW Frodo yet, but I DO have the one from the original release...*GASP* ripped from its womb, err.  Packaging.

As for a figure that I'd like to see made, a Lothlorian Haldir...in a relaxed pose...we got the one from Helms Deep, but I want a non screaming face one...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on March 10, 2004, 12:44 AM
You should hit your local TRU, Mainland. They've got  an exclusive with TWF and some clear versions of Prologue Bilbo and the superposable Gollum. It's worth the $18.

The only figure I can think of that Toy Biz isn't finally making this year is Deagol. I can't remember is TB is making a regular Gondor Soldier, so if they aren't, add that to my list. A Helm's Deep armored Uruk would rock too, but TB will just release more Berserker and Crossbow Uruks instead.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on March 10, 2004, 12:54 AM
Man...I just rearranged my shelves and it seems like I have 5 Legolas and 3 of them are almost identical...can anyone detail his costume changes through the Saga so I can group them accordingly.  I believe 3 of them are forms of a Helm's Deep version One is from FOTR and one is the ROTK figure that just came out.  

I'm really happy with the new Trilogy Gandalfs and Arwen, the Boromir has some drawbacks (namely the hair color) that the FOTR 2-pack version didn't have.  I still have about 7 figs I need to open that I still haven't yet due to space, I put all of my Simpsons playsets away a few days ago which freed up a crapload of room. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on March 10, 2004, 02:17 PM
I managed to find a Twilight Frodo in Trilogy packaging, but Beth jumped all over that in a second.  It's somewhere between cold and snowing right now.  

Like the line, but having difficulty justifying it.  FOTR boxed set should have been what I bought, but now at less than SW figures, these are appealing.  And man are they selling fast.  Cool stuff.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2004, 02:52 PM
I've been thinking quite similar to you Morgbug, I really like this line (and want to collect it), but haven't been sure if/how I can justify it (especially to the Mrs.)  She thinks I collect plenty with Star Wars alone.  I should have just bought the FOTR box set earlier too, but now there are current figures I like as well.  And, like you said, at the prices now they are so much more tempting.  I know one thing, if these had been 3 3/4" I think I would have been all over them from the get-go....although they do a great job with these 6" figures too....but space is a premium in our office right now :P.

Oh...by the way, thanks for the offer of the Gimli, Morgbug.  I'll have to wait and see what I'm going to do about this line right now, but I really do appreciate the offer.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on March 10, 2004, 05:04 PM
Man...I just rearranged my shelves and it seems like I have 5 Legolas and 3 of them are almost identical...can anyone detail his costume changes through the Saga so I can group them accordingly.  I believe 3 of them are forms of a Helm's Deep version One is from FOTR and one is the ROTK figure that just came out.  


FOTR:   This one is easy to tell as he has no cape.  When starring at him the hair on your right is in two sections and sticking straight out at you and the piece on the left is in front, laying on the shoulder.  The tunic is not as long as the TTT ones and his shirt underneath is silver.

***If you have a Legolas from the deluxe gift pack of nine, you might also have a cloth cape (and is one of the rarer ones around).

TTT (Legolas in Rohan armor):  Has a cape that flows behind his back and isn't as "flared out" as his other TTT likeness.  Hair is still in front, on both sides but the piece facing you on the right is only one swirl instead of two.
He has a lot more buckles on this one, with two belts and two loops over his left shoulder and one over his right.  He also comes with five arrows instead of four (like FOTR did).  
***If you have a Legolas that came in the Helms Deep battle set of five, his tunic is the brighter green mentioned below in the ROTK review.

TTT (Legolas in Rohan armor with skateboard shield):  This one has the same equipment and body of the first Rohan one but with a "swirling" cape (think Lando-bespin) and a new head sculpt where his hair has the wind blown effect.    His shirt underneath is also darker now, almost silver/black.

TTT (Legolas from horse two-pack):  Uses the FOTR body and head sculpt of skateboarding Legolas.  Also comes with a cloth cape.

ROTK:  (in Rohan armor):  Really similiar to the Legolas from the horse set described above but has sharper coloring on vest.  More of a bright green with a nice blue coloring on the shirt underneath and a darker green on the pants.  Has the regular plastic cape also.  


What I'd like to see is Legolas-coronation and Legolas-lament to Gandalf.
At least he has a different outfit in one and loses his green tunic in the other.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on March 11, 2004, 11:03 PM
Thanks Beth!  Now to pare out the ones I no longer need, Brian, you seem to dig Legolas, want a couple :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 15, 2004, 11:09 AM
Went to K-Mart today, and they had lots of Trilogy figures, tons!!! And not for 9.99 but 7.99 all of them, were 7.99, they Harad Archer, Crossbow Uruk-Hai, Legolas (ROTK), Treeebeard, Arwen, Bilbo, Eowyn, Gandalf the Grey, and pegwarmers. Frodo with Sting, Aragorn, Pippin, Eomer, and Witchking, and Boromir.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on March 15, 2004, 11:14 AM
Does anyone need a Trilogy Arwen, I bought her thinking I needed to upgrade the Horse set one, she's nothing really special though so she's up for grabs...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on March 15, 2004, 04:06 PM
I bought one.  I think the light-up Evenstar is cool, and she's got her sword.  On a similar subject, has anyone noticed just how tall this figure is?  I had her next to my King Aragorn figure, and she towers over him!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 15, 2004, 06:04 PM
If anyone finds any Elrond, Galadriel, or Prologue Elven Warrior figures would you pick them up for me?  I would really appreciate it, and you will be rembursed. ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 20, 2004, 09:08 PM
Made a stop at KBToys this afternoon, and they had so many Trilogy figures!

I found :
8 x Frodo
8 x Eomer
8x Aragorn
8x Strider
1x Eowyn
1x King Theoden
8 x King Aragorn
4x Pippin
1x Twilight Ringwraith
2x Witchking Ringwraith
1x Crossbow Uruk-Hai
2x Arwen
1x Bilbo
 
And Retro-Packed Figures:
5x Ugluk
2x Ringwraith
7x Grishnack
1x Berserker Uruk-Hai
and the normal - Gollums, Smeagols!

I was shocked at all the Trilogy figures they had, and they also were more organized, their were 3 Sections of LOTR figures!!! They just got done remodeling this month!

Also, went to Suncoast, and they had nothing new since Janurary, this is what they have:
1x Aragorn (Helm's Deep)
2x Smeagols.

That is all!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on March 20, 2004, 11:14 PM
If anyone finds the following figures at their KB's:

TTT retro Faramir
TTT retro Gondorian Ranger
TTT retro Elven Cloaked Frodo
TTT retro Easterling

Would you consider picking them up for me?  Need them, and all the KB's in Iowa are history.

Also, check out Target.  They're clearancing out some old stock, including retro figs for $3.48 and horse sets for $12.  I got the Legolas/Arod set today and Eowyn in Armor.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on March 21, 2004, 01:13 AM
Damn. Never thought I'd miss KB till it was gone.

Guess I'll have to console myself with my $12 Horse and Rider sets I finally picked up. :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 21, 2004, 01:24 AM
Sure, I would be gladly to pick those up for you the next time I see them.  No problem!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on March 21, 2004, 04:23 PM
Thank you!   ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on March 23, 2004, 01:48 PM
I WANT NEW FIGURES!!!!  WHen are they due again?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 23, 2004, 01:56 PM
Which ones?  The Trilogy figures that were alredy out or the new series? ???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on March 23, 2004, 02:07 PM
Anyone know where the Mouth of Sauron pics are???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 23, 2004, 02:09 PM
www.lordoftheringsguide.com

has some threads in there, where you may be able to find them, I have them stored on my computer, without the url!  So that would not work.  But I will find them for you.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on March 23, 2004, 02:13 PM
YEah they're not there anymore
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 23, 2004, 02:14 PM
Do you know of any way, that I can copy and paste the image I have on my computer to here?  With out the URL?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on March 23, 2004, 02:37 PM
See the attach below when you are replying...Browse to the file and the forum will upload it to our server
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 23, 2004, 08:01 PM
Hey, I do have the link here is the pic:

Mouth of Sauron:

(http://www.marzdistribution.com/images/TOYBIZ-81423.jpg)

Not sure how long it is going to be here, but here it is, you may want the link to so I will post that here also!

http://www.marzdistribution.com/images/TOYBIZ-81423.jpg
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on March 23, 2004, 09:02 PM
Ahh...the elusive picture.  Thanks for posting.  I was wondering what it looked like.   It has a horse...so I will buy it  ;).  Oh, who am I kidding, I'd buy it anyways...blasted line is so addicting!!

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 23, 2004, 10:40 PM
Anytime!! I am not to much of a fan of this set, but yes, I will get too, for the Mouth of Sauron figure, and that TTT Gandalf the White with the ROTK Gandalf head!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on March 24, 2004, 01:00 AM
Gee Wally, this will be the third time I get the same damn Gimli figure. Same for Legolas. :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on March 24, 2004, 07:42 AM
I'll attach it here in case it disappears :-*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 24, 2004, 10:48 AM
Thanks, buddy.  Good looking out!  ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: SiteC on March 30, 2004, 12:15 AM
That MOS figure and horse should have just been packaged by itself.

I want it, but then I've got an extra gimli, gandalf, aragorn, and legolas I already have....

blah.

Sometimes I wish these sets they have would at least have new paint schemes or parts instead of the same stuff in a new box...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2004, 12:38 AM
This is clearly a line where being a selective carded collector (and receipt holder) would pay a tremendous dividend.  I keep toying with this line, but some of this stuff makes it seem frustrating.  Not owning either a Legolas or an Aragorn makes that set moderately appealing.  My white Gandalf (to go with my original grey) is still packaged, so worst case scenario it could be returned.  

Then again, a FOTR 9 pack would be better.  Ya gotta know MOS and horse are coming, just when.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on March 30, 2004, 08:19 AM
Nice image. I was wondering what it would look like. Yep I will be picking this set up. Looks great.

The other figs in the pack will go into my trade list.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 30, 2004, 01:23 PM
Has anyone heard anything about TRU having a promotion for LOTR DVD release?

I have been hearing rumors about a "FREE" 6" Frodo with the Pre-Order of ROTK?

Not to sure, about it.  But that is what I have been hearing?  

Anyone know anything about this?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: SiteC on March 30, 2004, 08:30 PM
Its prolly just a LU Sting Frodo shrinkwrapped to the DVD or something...


..On an unrelated note, does anyone know where I can get either the FOTR and Armored Trolls for a decent amount that doesnt involve $40 + $12 Shipping each on Escalp?


The newline store had them lastweek but I missed out on them...


Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 31, 2004, 11:22 AM
I really hope it is not the LU Frodo!!!

It better not be!

Everyone it is the Twilight Frodo! ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on March 31, 2004, 01:44 PM
Just heard from a TRU worker that it is the same as the AOME Weathertop figure, and that it is just going to be in a little white box, kinda like the Burger King - Uruk Hai giveaway!  And he also said, it was not a figure, it was a figurine?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Rob L on April 7, 2004, 10:33 AM
Finally found Faramir. I know this may not be any big deal to those in the US, but this wave isn't even officially released in the UK until the end of May (if at all).

(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/faramir.jpg)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on April 7, 2004, 10:42 AM
I didn't know these were even out in the US ???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on April 7, 2004, 11:26 AM
I just wanted to announce to everyone that is interested that I am selling most of my Lord of the Rings - Collection, trades will also be available!

I havw my list in the :

Trading
Classifieds threads.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on April 7, 2004, 11:28 AM
I just wanted to announce to everyone that is interested that I am selling most of my Lord of the Rings - Collection, trades will also be available!

I havw my list in the :

Trading
Classifieds threads.
Wha' 'Appened?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: DSJ on April 7, 2004, 11:29 AM
 ???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on April 7, 2004, 11:35 AM
It's there now.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on April 10, 2004, 03:37 PM
Found the Armored WK wave yesterday at my local TRU (Iowa) to my surprise.  The WK rang up 8.99 as opposed to the others, but I think this is because he's still in the computer from being part of the original first ROTK assortment last year.  Just be sure to double check when purchasing.

On to my thoughts:

Merry in Armor: One of the best figs of the wave.  Great likeness, great sculpt, great articulation, great everything.  Probably my favorite of the group, really.

KOTD: Lots of fun, actually.  Pics do not do him justice.  Lots of articulation, a great sculpt all around, and the GITD thing works gangbusters.

Faramir in Armor: Fantastic likeness, great sculpt and articulation.  Two problems: he has a huge button on his back for an action feature that does not exist, and his arms are oversized.  The arms I can get over, and you can hang his silly helmet on the button.

Armored WK: So big he barely fits on the card.  Great sculpt, one of the best.  His robes restrict a lot of movement offered by his articulation, but all he has to do is stand there and look bad ass, which he does.  He holds the sword and giant mace well and towers over Eowyn.

All in all, probably the best wave of figs in a long time, maybe ever.  Can't wait for more!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on April 10, 2004, 04:08 PM
Nice score.  I was hoping that these would be available on line at Amazon.com since Trilogy figures are hard to find around here.  I thought Faramir was suppose to have moving arms when you pushed the button?


Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Rob L on April 10, 2004, 04:57 PM
I thought Faramir was suppose to have moving arms when you pushed the button?

His right arm moves a bit, but not by much. I would say you get  about 15% of a sword slash when you push the button  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on April 11, 2004, 12:33 AM
I picked up Faramir today. I figured TB would have dropped the action features, since the only one that really worked was Gollum/Smeagol's talking rock. ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Boba Binks on April 13, 2004, 09:58 PM
I picked up all four of the new figs at Toys-R-Us. It was funny Merry, Faramir, King of Dead tang up $5.99 and the Witch King rang up $8.99. Lucky I caught the wrong price. The girl fixed the price to $5.99.
Anyways, this wave of figures is neat. Really like the Glow in the Dark feature for the King.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on April 15, 2004, 12:36 AM
Found the 4 new guys at TRU tonight...love Merry and Faramir.  And the two Kings...great stuff.  I was thinking about cashing in my chips but these figures are so awesome...I just can't

I may thin the ranks a little though
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on April 15, 2004, 03:40 AM
Have not seen any of the Return of the King - Wave 2 figures lately?

Wonder where their all at? ???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on April 17, 2004, 07:19 PM
Found Faramir, Merry and the Morgul Lord Witch King today.  NICE!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on April 23, 2004, 08:44 AM
I finally found them!!!

Fantastic figures.  TB has just gotten better and better at the sculpting and variety.  I think my favorite is KOTD.  I just love the glow-in-the-dark feature.  Merry and Faramir are perfect likenesses of the actors and though the button is rather large for Faramir, the detailed costume makes up for it.  

Now bring on the coronation pack!!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jokabofe on April 23, 2004, 10:34 PM
i don't collect these, i can't do anymore... no i can't, really... but i was so tempted today to pick up the king of the dead figure, i don't know how i was able to walk out of tru without it. and i also had to fight myself not to buy that ringwraith 3 pack. that was awesome.

but i can't, i won't start these. it's too late now anyway, right? movies are all over. too late, too late.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on April 24, 2004, 01:49 AM
i don't collect these, i can't do anymore... no i can't, really... but i was so tempted today to pick up the king of the dead figure, i don't know how i was able to walk out of tru without it. and i also had to fight myself not to buy that ringwraith 3 pack. that was awesome.

but i can't, i won't start these. it's too late now anyway, right? movies are all over. too late, too late.

Same battle I fight everyday when I go shopping.  Six inch figures for the same price as Star Wars 3 3/4 figures up here.  If I find the right store, they're actually a buck cheaper.  Oy.  

I still own Gandalf the Grey, unloaded my others after starting early on.  Have a Gandalf the white in package that tempts me often.  Snagged Eowyn, Arwen and Galadriel for my daughter - really.  Ring Wraiths are insanely temping.  Three pack, singles, etc.  If I found a fellowship pack on sale somewhere, but no.

No room though.  Really.  

Maybe if that fellowship pack of AOME goes on sale.....
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on April 24, 2004, 10:56 PM
I stopped collecting Lord of the Rings also.

Decided I need to let it relax, and build more hype for Star Wars, the rise of Episode III is around the corner, so I really need to start saving some cash for those you know.  Yup!  Plus, Celebration 3, damn, lot of money saving gots to go down! ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Rob L on April 26, 2004, 07:42 AM
I have mostly stopped too, simply because I have all the ones (bar King of the Dead & Rohan Merry) that I want  :)

It was great not to be a MOMC completist for once  :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 11, 2004, 09:11 AM
I pre-ordered the coronation pack at amazon.com and am trying to figure out if I want to start collecting the Kubricks.  I still need an Easterling so if anyone has one they want to part with, give me a holler  :D.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2004, 11:10 AM
I'll hunt around for an easterling for you.  I think I can probably find one as they aren't moving that quick right now.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 11, 2004, 11:28 AM
I'm going to be very choosy with the rest, the two shelves I have are plum full, I'm all over the MiniMates though :-*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on May 11, 2004, 11:45 AM
Well after giving up collecting modern for about six months I came across some LOTR Trilogy Figures that I "had to"
purchase.  I nabbed the Morgul and KOTD as they looked great!

Check out my thread in the trade section if you have any Trilogy for sale or trade, thanks.

I think I am going to purchase those minimates as well.                


-Fish-

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on May 11, 2004, 11:59 AM
Just what I was looking for, thank Scott.  I figure I will bump this up for any other late bloomers like me.


-Fish-

Whoopeeee!!!

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 1 Available January 2004
X Twilight Ringwraith with Sword Jabbing Action
X Galadriel, Lady of Light
X Strider with Sword Slashing Action
X Boromir with Battle Attack Action
X Frodo with Sword Attack Action
X Twilight World Frodo with Sword Attack Action
X Prologue Elven Warrior with Elven Armor & Weapons
X Twilight Ringwraith

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 2 Available January 2004
X Legolas with Dagger Slashing & Arrow Launching Actions
X Gimli with Axe Throwing Action
X Gandalf the Grey with Light Up Staff
X Witchking Ringwraith with Sword Lunging Action
X Arwen with Light Up Evanstar
X Elrond with Elven Sword Attack Action
X Bilbo with Traveling Gear

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Elrond in Robes
X Gil-Gilad with Spear Attack Action
X Elendil with Sword Attack Action
X Moria Archer with Evil Goblin Armor
X Lurtz with Real Arrow Launching Action
X Birthday Bilbo

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Gandalf The Grey
X Superposeable Strider
X Superposeable Boromir
X Isildur
X Bilbo Transfixed

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 1 Available January 2004
X Helm's Deep Aragorn with Sword Slashing Action
X King Theoden In Armor with Sword Slashing Action
X Smeagol with Electronic sound base & authentic movie phrases
X Eowyn with Sword Slashing Action
X Eomer with Sword Attack Action
X Crossbow Uruk-Hai with Real Crossbow Firing Action
X Saruman the White with Staff Raising Action & Eye of Sauron Palantir

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 2 Available January 2004
X Helm's Deep Legolas with Shield Skateboard
X Gollum with Electronic sound base & authentic movie phrases
X Gandalf The White with Staff Extending Action
X Frodo with Light Up Sting Sword
X Berserker Uruk-Hai with Sword Swinging Attack Action
X Treebeard with Branch Lifting Action

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Superposeable Helms Deep Aragorn
X Isengard Orc with Axe
X Superposeable Frodo
X Boromir in Armor with Cloven Horn of Gondor
X Gamling in Rohan Armor with Weapons
X Superposeable Gollum with Squishy Fish

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Legolas with Knife Throwing Action
X Theodred, Son of Theoden
X Gates of Mordor Sam
X Superposeable Uruk Hai Warrior Shagrat


THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 1 Available January 2004
X Aragorn King of Gondor with Sword slashing action & Anduril Sword
X Pippin in Armor with Removable Helmet & Sword; sword slashing action
X Haradrim Archer, Fully Armored Evil Warrior
X Legolas with Weapon Wielding Action

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 2 Available March 2004
X Faramir in Gondorian Armor with Sword Slashing Action
X Merry in Rohan Armor with Sword Slashing Action
X King Of The Dead (Glow in the Dark Figure)
X Morgul Lord Witch-King with Mace Wielding Action

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Superposeable Shelob
X Coronation Arwen
X Superposeable Gollum with The One Ring & Interchangeable Heads
X Superposeable Coronation Gimli
X Ringwraith with Sword Lunging Action
X Uruk-Hai Warrior with Bow Shooting Action

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Mount Doom Frodo
X Denethor
X Prologue Smeagol
X Gorbag with Webbed Frodo Accessory
X Gondorian Guard

Deluxe Fell Beast Available July 2004, SRP $19.99
This rotocast figure captures the most dreadful beast of Middle-earth in wondrous detail. Riding upon the backs of these huge Mordor-bred, winged creatures, the evil wraiths or Nazgul are their master's eyes in battle and his scouts in the hunt for the Ring. The Deluxe Fell Beast measures 28 from head-to-tail and wing-to-wing and comes complete with a Dark Rider. There is no corner of Middle-earth the wraiths cannot reach upon the backs of the Fell Beasts!

Gift Packs
Brilliant packaging sets the stage for recreating pivotal scenes from the historical The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Characters are authentically decorated in scene-specific clothing and accessories, and each set features at least one exclusive figure:

X CORONATION GIFT PACK
Available July 2004, SRP $24.99

Includes Aragorn, King of Gondor, Arwen, Eomer, King of the Riddemark, Lady Eowen and an exclusive Faramir, Prince of Ithilien.

X GATES OF MORDOR GIFT PACK Available
August 2004, SRP $34.99

Includes Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Gimli, Legolas and an exclusive Mouth of Sauron figure on Horse.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 11, 2004, 12:09 PM
Looks like the next big push is scheduled for July, more like August/September more likely though.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 11, 2004, 03:33 PM
THE RETURN OF THE KING  ASST 2 Available March 2004
X Faramir in Gondorian Armor with Sword Slashing Action
X Merry in Rohan Armor with Sword Slashing Action
X King Of The Dead (Glow in the Dark Figure)
X Morgul Lord Witch-King with Mace Wielding Action

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING   ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Elrond in Robes
X Gil-Gilad with Spear Attack Action
X Elendil with Sword Attack Action
X Moria Archer with Evil Goblin Armor
X Lurtz with Real Arrow Launching Action
X Birthday Bilbo

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Superposeable Helms Deep Aragorn
X Isengard Orc with Axe
X Superposeable Frodo
X Boromir in Armor with Cloven Horn of Gondor
X Gamling in Rohan Armor with Weapons
X Superposeable Gollum with Squishy Fish

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 3 Available July 2004
X Superposeable Shelob
X Coronation Arwen
X Superposeable Gollum with The One Ring & Interchangeable Heads
X Superposeable Coronation Gimli
X Ringwraith with Sword Lunging Action
X Uruk-Hai Warrior with Bow Shooting Action

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING    ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Gandalf The Grey
X Superposeable Strider
X Superposeable Boromir
X Isildur
X Bilbo Transfixed

THE TWO TOWERS  ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Legolas with Knife Throwing Action
X Theodred, Son of Theoden
X Gates of Mordor Sam
X Superposeable Uruk Hai Warrior Shagrat

THE RETURN OF THE KING  ASST 4 Available October 2004
X Mount Doom Frodo
X Denethor
X Prologue Smeagol
X Gorbag with Webbed Frodo Accessory
X Gondorian Guard

Deluxe Fell Beast Available July 2004, SRP $19.99
This rotocast figure captures the most dreadful beast of Middle-earth in wondrous detail. Riding upon the backs of these huge Mordor-bred, winged creatures, the evil wraiths or Nazgul are their master's eyes in battle and his scouts in the hunt for the Ring. The Deluxe Fell Beast measures 28 from head-to-tail and wing-to-wing and comes complete with a Dark Rider. There is no corner of Middle-earth the wraiths cannot reach upon the backs of the Fell Beasts!

Gift Packs
Brilliant packaging sets the stage for recreating pivotal scenes from the historical The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Characters are authentically decorated in scene-specific clothing and accessories, and each set features at least one exclusive figure:

X CORONATION GIFT PACK
Available July 2004, SRP $24.99

Includes Aragorn, King of Gondor, Arwen, Eomer, King of the Riddemark, Lady Eowen and an exclusive Faramir, Prince of Ithilien.

X GATES OF MORDOR GIFT PACK Available
August 2004, SRP $34.99

Includes Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Gimli, Legolas and an exclusive Mouth of Sauron figure on Horse.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 11, 2004, 03:38 PM
Switched this list up a little to go by Release Date
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 11, 2004, 03:56 PM
I'm all over the MiniMates though :-*

Yah, that's what they are called...I'm not sure if Kubricks are the similiar or not but that was what I was talking about.

The best one of the bunch is Sauron which is a Tower Records exclusive.  I live in the frickin' U.P., the home of no malls, so if anyone has access to this guy please let me know!!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 11, 2004, 04:01 PM
I'm all over the MiniMates though :-*

Yah, that's what they are called...I'm not sure if Kubricks are the similiar or not but that was what I was talking about.

The best one of the bunch is Sauron which is a Tower Records exclusive.  I live in the frickin' U.P., the home of no malls, so if anyone has access to this guy please let me know!!!

Kubricks are similar but also different.  Kubricks are Japanese toys while Minimates are their American cousin with more articulation.  

Towerrecords.com (http://www.towerrecords.com/Toys/Default.aspx?urlid=cfddf6d6290a613bb000) has been good with keeping their exclusives on line for their Minimates...I would guess he would be easy to obtain there as well
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 11, 2004, 04:04 PM
Didn't even know that they had a website, D'oh.

Thanks Scott....I even have a LOTR contest to enter, you're the best  :-*!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on May 11, 2004, 04:42 PM
Thanks for posting that Tower Records link Scott, I guess I never thought to look that site up for toys.  A nice way to get a hold of some Marvel Minimates as well, thanks again.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 11, 2004, 04:45 PM
Thanks for posting that Tower Records link Scott, I guess I never thought to look that site up for toys.  A nice way to get a hold of some Marvel Minimates as well, thanks again.
You are both welcome ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 12, 2004, 12:33 PM
So if you were going to buy just one of each of the following, which version would it be?  (   :-[  )

Gandalf
Legolas
Gimli
Aragorn
Frodo
Sam
Merry
Pippin
Bilbo
Boromir
Elrond

My thoughts would be to wait for the Gates of Mordor gift pack to take care of Gimli, Legolas, Aragorn and Gandalf, getting a Sauron on horse.  

Travelling Bilbo strikes me as the most obvious choice and the basic Boromir seems fine.  I'm leaning towards the armored versions of the Hobbits.  

Input?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on May 12, 2004, 01:49 PM
I'd wait for the upcoming releases for Boromir and Elrond. They look much better.

For the Hobbits, I'd buy the There and Back Again set. They only appeared that way for one scene, but the sad fact is that they're currently the best incarnation of the Hobbits.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 12, 2004, 02:57 PM
I'd wait for the upcoming releases for Boromir and Elrond. They look much better.

For the Hobbits, I'd buy the There and Back Again set. They only appeared that way for one scene, but the sad fact is that they're currently the best incarnation of the Hobbits.

Hmm, I'd forgotten about the There and Back Again set.  Much cheaper option and likely to go on clearance soon.  5 hobbits for probably $30.  

Haven't seen the pics of the new Elrond or Boromir.  I didn't dislike the old Boromir though.  

Is there actually a good looking Aragorn/Strider out there?  I'm not a fan of the King version, nor do I particularly like the Helm's Deep version.  Both head sculpts suck.  As bad as it currently is, I'm leaning towards the Strider version.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 12, 2004, 08:40 PM
The best one (if you don't like the King one) would probably be the FOTR Strider.  Face sculpt is good and I always liked the flaming torch.  
The Strider/Aragorn on the horse isn't too bad either.  I actually have a fairly decent painted one and is my second favorite.

I'd wait for SP Boromir and the new Elrond (as mentioned already) but I do have an extra Prologue Elrond that has your name written all over it  :-*

If you need to add Faramir and Eomer to your list, just get the coronatin pack (unless you really can't stand Aragorn).

PS:  The coolest bad guy (IMO) is the crossbow Urak-hai with the Witchking a close 2nd.  

PSPS:  Don't forget the glow-in-the-dark King of the Dead....awesome figure.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 12, 2004, 09:02 PM
I'd love to help you out Beth, but I have an Elrond already.  Haven't decided whether I'll keep it or not.  Need to hunt a pic of the newer version in robes.  

The Coronation pack doesn't really appeal.  I have an Arwen already (part of the motivation is if my daughter does start to like these things, I have the three female characters for her already, now she'll have the boys).  

Undecided on Faramir/Eomer and the rest of the characters.  Really looking at the Fellowship, bad guys, the girls and then a few miscellaneous characters as they tickle my fancy.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on May 13, 2004, 02:55 AM
Lookie, new Boromir.

(http://img-nex.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/13005.jpg)

I stole it for TOR.net.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 18, 2004, 03:25 PM
Jesse Falcon shows yet again what Hasbro should be doing...Interview (http://www.figures.com/databases/action.cgi?setup_file=lotrnews2.setup&category=lotr&topic=5&show_article=137)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on May 18, 2004, 04:00 PM
Holy schnikey's does he ever...

There's an interview you'll never see with someone who ACTUALLY talks at Hasbro.  No, no, no, not just the schmucks at cons and toy shows blowing smoke up your ass, but the REAL people who'll tell you the actual in's and out's of their business.  The actual dealings they have.  The actual REASONS they make decisions they do.

I'm still waiting on Hasbro to give us the actual reason for cheap plastic...  Come on Hasbro Just say it...  "Cooosssstttssss Lessssss".  Come on, it's not that hard.  

Nah, you won't hear that kind of discussion from them.  Too busy keeping the smokescreen going that has a lot of fans blinded thinking Hasbro does all they can for you.   ::)

Out of that interview with Jesse Falcon, the one issue I'd have taken up with him is the way the LOTR line is NOT full of generic army builders.  Often they're marred with specific face sculpts...  It's not so bad on Orcs since they all tend to look alike by their race/species anyway, but when it's a Gondorian Ranger or the Rohan Soldier, it looks like shite.  I hope they're addressing that in the near future.  I'd love a neutral Ranger (head variants would rock), neutral Rohan soldier (again with head variants) and neutral Gondorian Soldier...  

Wonder if we'll get all 3, and the variants?  That would rejuvinate my collecting the line dramatically.  I already have picked up a couple recent releases, and I have to say the Witch King's taken the cake as my favorite of the new figures.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 18, 2004, 04:07 PM
Witch King's Mace is a thing of beauty.  I really like the new Merry and Pippen's though too.  Looking at some of the stuff they did back in 2001 compared to the last 5-6 Waves it is AMAZING

I remember bagging on the figs hard because the likenesses sucked and the quality of paint and accessories was horrible.  I can clearly remember seeing two or three Frodo's with 2 left feet, stuff like that is all gone and replaced with one of the greatest toy lines going right now.  

The scale is a small issue...due to their size they are a tad bit hard to display but the detail gained is a thing of beauty
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 18, 2004, 04:37 PM
That is quite an impressive issue.  And clearly ToyBiz is doing well with this line, both in terms of sales and in terms of communicating with and to the buyers.  That interview shows pretty well that they are paying attention and doing well with the line.  

While I have not immersed myself with this line yet, I would suggest that I think at least some of the human army builders are not so bad.  Elven warriors looked pretty damn identical to me at Helm's deep, so not having different head sculpts (with helmet off) isn't that big an issue.  I think Jesse is the exceptional consumer of the bunch, rather than the norm.  I know I certainly do not have the same attention to detail that he does.  

I am now considering this line simply because they have brought the price down.  Up here, they vary in price from $7.92 to $9.99 for Trilogy figures.  Walmart finally started carrying Star Wars again, in a minimalistic sense and rewarded our patience by raising the price from $7.92 to $8.92, the latter equating to just over $10 with tax.  As Scott rightly indicates, size is an issue with displaying these figures and is the reason I haven't gone whole hog on this line.  But at least when I drop $9-12 for a figure I'm getting a sizable, well sculpted hunk of plastic with plenty of accessories.  Geez, the Wampa up here sells for almost $20 after taxes.  It's an impressive piece that even comes with accessories but no more impressive than a Ring Wraith at half the price >:(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on May 19, 2004, 06:44 PM
I don't feel I am the exception actually...  I hear the same complaint uttered over and over.  My brother collects this line die-hard (I pick up one here and there), and he's got the same gripe about how they execute a great figure but stick a crappy head on it.

The Gondorian Ranger and Rohan soldier are the 2 most noteable I can think of off-hand though, but I've heard a new Rohan Sooldier's in the works?  I'd be happy to see that...  Hell, just seeing the old one with hopes of customizing it would make lots of people happy.

Beyond that, the only gripe about Army Buliders has been a lack of them shipping.  They're not always easy to come by I've noticed, though some are reshipping like the Uruk Hai Crossbowman, which is a great figure.

I do look at things closely, but my gripe's one that I'm hearing a lot...  And at the same time it may be something that the company's trying to alleviate too if that 2nd Rohan rider's to come about.  

Beyond that I think this line's great, even with action features sometimes.  I mean, my Uruk Hai Crossbowman's feature sorta works even.  Can't complain there.

The one MAJOR gripe I have with the line is the scale, only because i too agree that I dislike 6" as far as displaying.  The price drop's helped with even buying the random figure though.  I'd like to have seen this line done in 3.75" though...  To me you'd have been better off with the grand scale of the films.  Play environments and large beasts just aren't feasible all the time in the scale it's currently in, whereas a 3.75"/1:18 line would've yielded a Balrog long ago, and the possibility of many other creatures and sets like a Helm's Deep even.

The little AoME line doesn't make up the differenence either.  It's really sad in comparison.  

Beyond that, I don't see many gripes about the line...  No substantial ones really anyway.  The odd "This sculpt sucks" leaks out though, and some of their repacking seems questionable.  That's all toy lines anymore though.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 25, 2004, 02:18 PM
Part 2 of Jesse's Interview (http://www.figures.com/databases/action.cgi?setup_file=lotrnews2.setup&category=lotr&topic=5&show_article=139)

Not much new, they explain about the Balrog and say that most of 2005 is planned (as well as hopes for '06!)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on May 25, 2004, 03:09 PM
Pretty cool.  Nice to know next year sounds as well rounded as this one.  Wonder what the box sets will be next year... let the speculation begin!    ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 25, 2004, 03:15 PM
I always thought the council of Elrond would make a great boxed set but since we are getting Elrond this year in his robes, I think that's all I'll ever get.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 25, 2004, 03:18 PM
Beth...did you the order Sauron MiniMate

http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=3012468
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 25, 2004, 06:06 PM
Beth...did you the order Sauron MiniMate


Thanks so much for the link Scott!!!  I haven't checked the site at all the last few days and usually think about it when I'm in the store or the car :-\.

Speaking of the store....where on earth do you find MiniMates??  I've looked all over Walmart's toy section and found none of any kind.  Is this something I need to go to TRU to find??  Hopefully I will just be able to order the LOTR ones on-line but if not, I have to find out which stores stock them.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: SiteC on May 25, 2004, 07:10 PM
When I went out to get the ROTK DVD today I stopped in TRU and found myself the Morgul Lord, Merry in Armor, Faramir in Armor, and King of the Dead, as well as teh Uruk Beserker vs. Elf Archer pack.

Didn't expect to find those, the Morgul Lord is the best one...his Mace is the best accessory ever...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 25, 2004, 10:09 PM
Sadly none of our stores thought it necessary to increase stock in the toys.  I was hoping to find the Ringwraith with horse again, but no joy.  Quite tragic.

Beth, it may not be much help because I'm up north (eh) but our minimates are right smack in the action figure aisle here.  I've not seen these at our TRU's, only at Walmarts.   I know Suncoast and some other mall type stores down there carry them.  If you end up missing out on Sauron, I've got you covered.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on May 25, 2004, 10:27 PM
The bit in Jesse Falcon's article about the Balrog is pretty cool.  I might have to explore what NECA's got coming.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 27, 2004, 02:52 PM
Wow, nice score Mainland05.  How about a review!!!

New Figures Found (http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11369)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 27, 2004, 03:14 PM
Wow, that is fast, Arwen, Shelob and Gimli!  Can't wait to get those...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on May 27, 2004, 04:21 PM
Got my King of the Dead figgys in the mail from a buddy, great looking group.  Loving that KoD

And damn Mainland, looks like you stirred up a hornets nest over there something fierce
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 28, 2004, 01:10 PM
Anyone ever check out 8Ball Studio's website...Steve Kiwis sculpts a lot of the LOTR figures (along with other Toy Biz stuff) pretty cool stuff

http://www.eightball-studios.com/movies/index.html
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 29, 2004, 02:20 PM
Got my Sauron...awesome figure.  Looks great with my Kubricks actually but rediculous when you compare him to the Marvel 'Mates.

Oh well, its still awesome
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 2, 2004, 08:42 AM
Damn...I knew it would happen, but we finally got around to watching our ROTK DVD last night (working on our house and moving this past weekend), and after seeing it again, it really makes me want to pick up some more figures.  My wife is standing strong that Star Wars (and a few Marvel figs) are enough, but I still kind of want to pick up versions of Aragorn, Gandalf, the four hobbits, Gimli, and maybe a couple of others.  So darn tempting, because the movies are just so darn good :).  Now to try to figure out which version of each character would be the best to pick up (or wait for).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 2, 2004, 09:15 AM
Perhaps the MiniMates...cheaper, smaller and still pretty cool little guys
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 2, 2004, 09:41 AM
That's been a decision I've been wrestling with too Scott, Minimates or the ToyBiz figures.  I like minimates, and they wouldn't take up nearly as much space, but the Toy Biz figures are pretty spiffy too.  Plus, I will only be getting a handful of them if any.  It is hard to decide, what would you LOTR collectors do, if you didn't have a collection to start with and had to choose one line to collect in a somewhat limited fashion.  I only have a Legolas and Gollum right now...and none of the minimates.  I guess I'm leaning towards TB right now, just because I don't think I'll get more than 10 figures total.  Then again, even if I get those, I'll probably decide I want the minimates too later :P.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 2, 2004, 10:01 AM
Well...if you go Toy Biz

Gandalf Trilogy Gandalf the Grey (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/TB_TRF6_gandalf.asp) or the Upcoming SA Gandalf the Grey
Gandalf II Trilogy Gandalf the White (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/TB_TRT6_gtw.asp)
Aragorn ROTK Aragorn (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/TB_R6_aragorn.asp) (There are tons of others from Strider to Helm's Deep etc, just my personal favorite)
Frodo Not sure which is my favorite...but I think I like Elven Cloaked Frodo (http://www.thegd.com/photo.asp?image=/images/Toys/Toybiz/TTT/6_Frodo_Front.jpg)
Pippin Tough One but I'd pick Armored Pippin (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/TB_TRR6_pippin.asp)
Merry Again Armored Merry (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/TB_TRR6_merry.asp)
Samwise TTT Sam (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/TB_T6_samwise.asp)
Gimli Trilogy Gimli (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/TB_TRF6_gimli.asp)

I guess you could pick up the Merry and Pippin 2 Pack that out there somewhere

I'd also get a Boromir so you could have a complete Fellowship, the Tilogy one should suffice.  Oh and Morgul Lord Witchking (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/TB_TRR6_morgullord.asp)

And if you have the $$$ get Sauron and maybe the Big Treebeard, two of the best figures ever
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 2, 2004, 12:10 PM
Thanks a lot for the suggestions Scott, I really do appreciate it.  It looks like we have much the same taste in figures too, because most of those were ones I was considering as well.  Now I need to talk the wife into it, and see what I can find at retail around here.  I am pretty sure I have seen both of the armored Pip and Merry around here, and I might end up waiting for the Coronation Gimli to see what it is like.  There is supposedly "super poseable" versions of Frodo and Aragorn coming up in July, I might see what those are like.  The toughest find might be a Gandalf, but I'll take a look.  Also...the Legolas I have is the Rohan Armor version...does anyone think another version is better?  I'm going to try not to have too many "multiple" versions of characters on display, since I'm trying to keep it small for now...so I'm looking for the best version of each character for the most part.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on June 2, 2004, 01:13 PM
I'd go with I Love Kobe's choices with the exception of the Aragorn, I'd wait to see what the new one looks like.  Arwen and Elrond would make some nice choices too
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on June 2, 2004, 01:14 PM
I'm also guessing Mainland was fibbing a little
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2004, 04:16 PM
I'm bummin' right now.

I got a KotD figure at TRU a short while ago for my brother Cole and his freakin' hand broke off.  I got back to the store today and low and behold they are fresh out of KotD and so is every store in the area it appears. :(

I now am hesitant to return the figure for him since I don't know how tough to get he's gonna be.  He was in abundance just last time I was there too!  I wanted one for myself even, but I always get for him first because this is his "thing" he likes to collect.

Anyone know if he's gonna be one of the tougher ones to find over time?  I'd hate for my bro to miss out on this one just because TB made a figure whose hand broke at the slightest touch.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 2, 2004, 04:22 PM
Weird my KotD hand broke off too, its happened two or three times (Sam's arm and Faramir's Sword) that I'm used to gluing them back together.

It broke when I tried to twist the wrist...I will say as nice as these figures look, their play value sort of sucks.  Same goes for the Marvel Legends figs, they get soooo loose after a few moves its hard to stand them upright
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 3, 2004, 08:53 AM
I don't have a lot of LOTR figures yet....but I have noticed that with many of my Marvel figures though too.  Although the articulation is great, and the figures look pretty spiffy...many of mine have gotten loose joints awfully fast...and all they do is pretty much sit on a shelf aside from a possible (rare) re-posing now and then.  I can't imagine how they hold up with kiddos playing with them regularly...seems like they might get kind of floppy in some areas.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 3, 2004, 09:32 AM
I gave Max my first Movie Spidey after I got the 42 point articulated version.  That thing is so loose it can barely stand up and he hardly plays with it :o
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2004, 10:43 AM
Yep, the few ML figs my daughter has snagged are pretty floppy too -- red Elektra and movie DD.  

I still have that Gimli for you if you want it Brian.  

I'm going for the fast and easy collection with as little thought as possible with respect to LOTR Trilogy stuff.

Hobbits: There and Back Again set.  Not the best necessarily of each figure, but once they clearance this it will be cheap.  

Mouth of Sauron set: white Gandalf (already have the original grey version), decent Legolas and Aragorn figures, has a Gimli and you get the Mouth of Sauron figure with a horse.  Cool.  

Boromir to complete the Fellowship - for me the basic is fine - readily available and cheapish.  

Elrond I'll wait for the robed version as per advice here.  I picked up the original in Trilogy packaging and it sucked.  

I have Arwen, Eowyn and Galadriel.  Primarily for my daughter, when she's old enough to watch these movies.  From watching ROTK the other night, that will be quite a while.  Awfully scary stuff in there.  

I have the king of the dead figure already and while it's nice, I thought the glow in the dark aspect sucked.  It just didn't work that great, IMO.  Cool figure though.  

Ring Wraiths:  Need 7 or so.  Want to get one on horseback (Scott, can you send mine back :-*), will pick up the three pack, get the witch king version with the mace and then fill it out probably with a basic wraith or two.  

Looking at around 20 figures.  I think the only real reason for going through this is because the lack of SW product that I'll be actively hunting through the second half of the year.  Barring an influx of Kubrick stuff, Marvel Legends, McFarlane stuff it could be a relatively cheap second half.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 3, 2004, 10:49 AM
Brent I actually still might have the Ringwraith and Horse boxed...I'll check tonight :-*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2004, 11:03 AM
Only if you don't want it.  It's pretty close in cost to booze, so throw in one OTC fig and we'd be done.  I would of course throw you a batmobile ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 3, 2004, 11:14 AM
I kind of like your box set idea Brent, I might have to look into that route too.  I'm going to check out the retails spots around here this weekend if we go out and about, see what's there to pick up (and what I can talk the wife into).  I'll let you know about the Gimli, thanks for the offer :).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on June 3, 2004, 06:59 PM

Anyone know if he's gonna be one of the tougher ones to find over time?  I'd hate for my bro to miss out on this one just because TB made a figure whose hand broke at the slightest touch.

I know that I haven't seen him since he made his first appearance locally a month or so back.  Unless it will be sent out in the next wave of figures, he might  be hard to find again. I think it varies from area to area on whether or not some of these figures become incredibly hard to find.  I've read that some people have yet to find an Morgul WitchKing and I've seen that figure all over the stores I frequent.
Anyways, if you get in a jam and need one, I have an extra I'd be more than happy to send your way, then you can return the broken one and get your money back.

I really thought the glow-in-the-dark feature worked well.  I had to 'charge' him up for a minute or two and it held for quite some time.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2004, 09:25 PM

I really thought the glow-in-the-dark feature worked well.  I had to 'charge' him up for a minute or two and it held for quite some time.  

Yeah, I whine too much :D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 3, 2004, 09:57 PM
You are just looking for top of the line for the lousy exchange rate you have to endure after spending months upon months driving through blizzards
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2004, 02:35 AM
You rock Beth...

Thanks.  You'd make my brother happy.  He's got things rough because he's in grad school to be a Dr. of psychology, and he's married and all...  He doesn't get to the stores much so my mom and me keep up with the line as good as we can for him...  

I get a figure here and there but always turn things to him first.  I got the Witchking which rocked...  Loved that figure, and nw I wish I'd gotten a KotD at the same time but I passed cuz I was short on $ and this is a line I just browse through.

Then Cole's figure broke upon opening...  Blah.

I'll let you know via PM if I can't find one in the next two weeks.  I appreciate the help!

PS: I knwo what you guys mean about the articulation loosening.  It's an area Hasbro does pretty great on and other companies flub sometimes.  Then again Hasbro doesn't do much articulation to begin with. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 8, 2004, 10:00 AM
Just read over at LOTRGuide.com that it appears the Black Gate of Mordor Gift Pack (Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, Aragorn, Mouth of Sauron w/Horse) has started showing up on ebay (presale I believe).  Here's a few of the auctions:

Ebay Auctions (http://search.ebay.com/Black-Gate_Action-Figures_W0QQcatrefZC12QQfromZR10QQsacategoryZ246QQsosortorderZ1QQsosortpropertyZ1)

Hopefully that link works.  This could be an interesting set, any of you interested in it?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2004, 10:52 AM
Link works and I intend to pick this up.  Why anyone would order it off ebay when Amazon.com has it up for presale as well, for less money, is beyond me.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 8, 2004, 11:14 AM
I don't understand that either Brent, and the pre-sale price is plenty high on this auction too.  This line is still so tempting, I came across several KOTDs, Pip and Merry in armor this weekend, and really wanted to pick them up.  If I hadn't just gotten a few new Star Wars figures, I might have had better luck talking the Mrs. into it :).  I thought I read that you picked up KOTD and the Morgul Lord recently Brent, what do you think of them?  I was thinking about sticking to just a few main characters if I got into this line, but a few others like these are tempting too.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2004, 12:47 PM
I like them, quite a bit actually.  I can see this spiralling out of control pretty easily if I'm not careful.  The KotD is neat, but this is just the second one I picked up, either as trade bait, to help someone out or to sell down the road on ebay.  It was there, so I grabbed it.  

The Morgul Lord is part of a larger plan that should end up with me having 7 wraiths of some sort.  I would like one on horse, though the Mouth of Sauron pack should accomplish that rather nicely.  I have a $25 GC for Amazon, so I may order it there and use that up.  It is a very nice figure and necessary to have in the collection, IMO.  Not too concered about the other wraiths in terms of makeup, whatever I can find relatively cheap.  

The mouth of Sauron set will also fill my gaps for Aragorn, Legolas and give me the white Gandalf.  I had a trilogy white Gandalf, but once I decided to get these figures, I passed that off to my collecting buddy here in the office.  He's more of a LOTR fan than SW, as much because of the better distribution of the toys as anything else.  We get most, if not all of the figures here, they cost the same (or less, depending on retailer) as SW figures and are bluntly, better value for the money.  The only drawback to the set is another Gimli, so my offer of a free one still stands, I'll have two at some point.  

There and Back Again will get me my Hobbitses.  Not necessarily my favorite versions, but easily the most inexpensive route.  I'll either pick it up cheap on ebay or wait until the local retailer marks them down sufficiently.  Shouldn't they cost half as much as regular figures?  

I'll then need a Sauron, Saruman, Gollum, Boromir and Elrond to fill out what I think I want in this line.  Any Gollum/Smeagol will do for me, so waiting until the massive backload of these figures gets clearanced, there's so many around.  Sauron I'll watch and see if I can get cheap.  Likely not, so off to TRU is the most probable solution.  Saruman and Boromir can come from the trilogy line.  Elrond I can wait for the new robed version.  It does look better and makes more sense, in my mind, anyway.  Sword slashing Elrond?  

I have Galadriel, Arwen and Eowyn on the trilogy cards already.  My original intent (and now perhaps my justification) is that I think my daughter will enjoy these movies tremendously when she is older.  I picked up those figures for her, but thought perhaps she needed some boys to play with as well (take that in the manner intended please).  I suspect (hope) the wraiths will remain mine with the old wizard.  But she will undoubtedly take over the Aragorn and Legolas figures to be sure.  

Orc's etc. do not interest me.  Key characters to be sure, but minor in most aspects.  Too many to chase, too little interest on my part.  The same goes for relatively minor characters such as Faramir, Grima, etc.  I say minor with a grain of salt of course, but I do want to limit the line in some way.  

I may trundle over to RS to see if I can hawk some of my Star Wars stuff to get some LOTR stuff in return.  It may work.  I'd do it here, but don't foresee much interest.  

In other news, I received my Sauron mini-mates today.  Nice pieces, but I have little intent with this line.  If someone here needs one, LMK, I have extras.  The lack of intent has everything to do with the poor distribution of mini-mates up north.  I'm sure they'll be cool, but I've managed to stay away from everything except Mr. Spock for me and McCoy for the Mrs.  

Speaking of the Mrs. and totally off on another tangent, she pilfered a Chewbacca today for her office.  The path to the dark side is slow, but inexorable. ;D

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 8, 2004, 01:30 PM
I've been trying to piece together what I'd like to pick up from this line as well....and one you mentioned, the There and Back Again set....what is everyone's opinions on the figures within this set (if you have it)?  I'd like to get the hobbits, and if these versions are fairly decent, this might be an easy (and cheaper) way to get them all at once.  I had been leaning towards the armored Pip and Merry otherwise, and waiting to see the upcoming "superposable Frodo" and a Sam coming in the Trilogy line.  I don't have the cash or space to get into this line too deep (if at all...hopefully though), and I am just hoping to get a few of the main characters.  Anyways...just wondering what everyone thought of the There and Back Again set, I see it is $19.99 on Amazon right now.

I'm hoping to get many along the same lines as you Brent.  I have Legolas and Smeagol, and others I would like to pick up would be Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli, and the hobbitses.  But then, part of me also wants to get a Sauron (everyone highly recommends it), possibly a Treebeard, a couple of wraiths, and my wife is a big fan of Eowyn, so I have thought about picking one of those up for her.  Anyways, it is always interesting reading everyone's comments/opinions on the line, I really enjoy it...and use it as advice too :).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2004, 02:16 PM
I think most would agree that the There and Back Again set is not representative of the best figures in the line.  

I know that I am much more inclined to the armored versions of ye hobbitses.  The Sam and Frodo in Orc Armor tickle my fancy the most.  Similarly Merry and Pippin in armor look better to me.  In part because of the armor and in part because I think later sculpts are better than the early ones.  That said, I'm not overly inclined to get the Hobbits at all, but the set would look pretty foolish without them, given they are marginally integral to the whole storyline ;)  Therefore I decided cost is the best determinant.  

The only place carrying the figures currently and consistently is TRU and they charge $9.99 a figure for these.  I can pick up the TABA set for $34.99 at another retailer and I expect they'll clear it out this summer, likely for half that.  5 figures for $20 after taxes works for me.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2004, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the advice Brent.  I guess a lot of the reason I was looking at the TABA set was the value aspect too.  From w hat I have read around the web, it seems like most people prefer the armored versions of the hobbits (particularly Merry/Pip) to the ones included in that set too.  I'd kind of just like to get a nice, maybe even best, representative version of each of the hobbitses, as well as some other characters.  Is everyone here pretty much in agreement that the armored Pippin and Merry are the best ones of those characters?  I know both are available around town here, and they might be my next purchases in this line if possible.  I wanted to make sure to get the most representative versions of each, should I go back and try to pick up the TT two pack of them instead?  Just curious what everyone's opinions were.  I'm thinking about holding out for the upcoming versions of Frodo and Sam, hopefully they are good ones.  It seems like Toy Biz (and most companies) usually have a history of getting better as they go along, so hopefully they will be the best versions when they come out.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on June 10, 2004, 06:18 PM
The early versions of Merry and Pippin aren't that great.

Besides, their shining moments in the films were when they were in their armor, so I'd tend to think those would be best.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2004, 11:18 PM
All this talk had me looking at them today again.  The armored versions sure do look better, but twice the cost good enough?  IT would also result in me having a hard time finding a Bilbo, if I decide I need one.  I think I could live without him, but not sure.  

The goblin armor Frodo and Sam are my favorite versions.  

Hmmm :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 11, 2004, 08:38 AM
I know what you mean Brent, I was looking them over yesterday again too.  We made a Wal-Mart run (and also stopped at TRU, since it is right next door)...no new Star Wars, so I took a close look at the Lord of the Rings sections.  I was very close to picking up KOTD, Armored Merry, and the Morgul Lord WK, but my wife is holding strong that we don't need anymore of these invading the house.   I'm still working on it.  :)  I did see the TABA set (several) at TRU for $30 too, they had a lot of other multi-packs there (Heroes, Ring-bearers, Ringwraiths, Mount Doom).  On that note, what do people think of the Frodo/Sam included in the Mordor set?  Would those be good versions to pick up, or wait for the upcoming ones?

On another LOTR note, I see that Action-Figure.com has several pictures up of the Mouth of Sauron set, you can check them out here:

MOS/Black Gate Gift Pack (http://www.action-figure.com/Article11858.html)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 11, 2004, 08:41 AM
Also, The Fell Beast (http://www.action-figure.com/Article11856.html) is showing up too (in Hong Kong).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on June 14, 2004, 02:07 AM
Hey Beth,

Thanks again for offering your extra KotD figure to me for my brother, but a stroke of good luck tonight on a chance run to a Target yielded me a new KotD for him and one for myself as well.

Good stuff.

We're gonna take his broken one back to TRU whence it came now...  And he doesn't know it yet, but I opened his KotD for him already and loosened his hand up already.  He'll survive!

Thanks Beth for that offer, it was really appreciated!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 14, 2004, 08:45 AM
Well, I picked up LOTR figure #3 for myself this past weekend, a Trilogy Gandalf the White.  I'm slowly working on the Mrs. and sneaking one in a shopping trip here and there.  Target had quite a few Trilogy figures hanging on the pegs, and I figured Gandalf is one that doesn't show up quite as often (at least around here), so I'd go that route for now.  Really like these figures, hope to get a few more ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on June 14, 2004, 05:20 PM
Hey Beth,

Thanks again for offering your extra KotD figure to me for my brother, but a stroke of good luck tonight on a chance run to a Target yielded me a new KotD for him and one for myself as well.


Cool!!  Glad you were able to score one!!  I just read that the minimates are out at TRU in California.  Can't wait to get these.  

Oh and mosnab, good choice on figure-pick-up #3 :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on June 21, 2004, 08:44 AM
Well, I was able to sneak another LOTR figure in this weekend, while we were out shopping for some house stuff.  I don't think my wife minds too much as long as it is just one here or there.  Taken from many of your suggestions, I picked up Pippin in Armor.  I haven't had a chance to open it up yet, but I already want to get the Merry in Armor as well now.  Just doesn't seem right to have one and not the other  ;).  That figure should be next on my list if I see him.  Then its on to Gimli, Aragorn, Frodo, and Sam, but I might be waiting to see on some of those to see if a better figure is coming up.  Thanks again for the suggestions everyone, it is helping a lot.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 21, 2004, 11:15 AM
I scored a couple of figures on the weekend as well.  Both in trilogy packaging and at Walmart, so $2 cheaper -each- than at TRU so I couldn't pass it up: Boromir and a standard Ring Wraith.  

Having now looked closely at the There and Back Again set, I've decided it sucks.  I'll be going with the armored versions as well, so just waiting to see them in the trilogy packaging at Wallyworld as well.  I can easily find the original packaging versions of the goblin armor Sam and Frodo, but at nearly $15 after taxes, no thanks.  

Sadly TRU is out of the ring wraith three pack for now, so biding my time to pick them up individually.  Wondering if they will bring in the Mouth of Sauron set??? Maybe I should ask ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on June 26, 2004, 06:12 PM
WOO!

I got LOTR Minimates!!!
Sweet!!

I found them at TRU, if you're looking.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on June 28, 2004, 10:58 AM
Anyone have a ETA on the next wave? Really looking forward to the new Arwen.  How about the Coronation box set?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on July 1, 2004, 11:04 AM
No idea when the next figs are supposed to hit sorry Lenny

Check it out
(http://www.figures.com/databases/news/lotr/3/255.jpg)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 10, 2004, 05:02 PM
Check it out, yo.

Pics of groovy new stuff.

http://www.angelfire.com/dc2/edwin/index.htm (http://www.angelfire.com/dc2/edwin/index.htm)

(http://www.angelfire.com/dc2/edwin/bigarwen.JPG)

Kind of a dopey-looking Arwen, but that could be the light.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 10, 2004, 05:31 PM
Is anyone finding the Fell Beast out there?  My buddy at work got one and the box sure is big.  Might have to pick this one up too.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on July 10, 2004, 07:32 PM
Eowyn looks... severe.  Hmm.  I think it's the lighting on all of them.

No new LOTR stuff around here.  Been a while.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 10, 2004, 08:56 PM
Is anyone finding the Fell Beast out there?  My buddy at work got one and the box sure is big.  Might have to pick this one up too.

No sign of it yet, but then I have to compete with a collectible store that isn't content to just deal with the manufacturers directly.  The web site they sell on is http://www.toywiz.com (http://www.toywiz.com) if you're wondering.  They go to a lot of the stores in my area, walk the aisles with shopping carts that they fill up consistently, and then resell everything on that website.  But I digress.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2004, 04:35 PM
Looks like Toy Biz finally got a case assortment or two right.

FOTR Wave 3
3 x Elrond in Robes
3 x Elendil
2 x Gil-Galad
2 x Birthday Bilbo
1 x Moria Archer
1 x Lurtz

ROTK Wave 3 Cases
3 x Shelob
3 x Ringwraith
2 x Gimli
2 x Uruk-hai
1 x Gollum
1 x Queen Arwen


Do bear in mind Queen Arwen will be in the Coronation gift pack. And who needs another Gollum anyway? Good on TB to pack him 1 per case, IMO. I suppose the Moria Archer will be a pain in the ass to find, though. Curses.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2004, 05:05 PM
Anything new about this ring wraith or is TB just packing sensibly with respect to an 'army' builder?

Judging by our stores, they need never ship another Gollum.  Ever.  TRU never clears them out, nor does Zeller and both will have over 20 Gollum/Smeagol at each location, completely clogging the pegs with no new stock coming in :(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2004, 08:36 PM
I think it's the Ringwraith that came with the Horse. I'm not sure, as I can't really recall the Toy Fair coverage.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2004, 09:41 PM
Thanks for the answer Ben.  I'm hoping with cloth robes rather than plastic, but we'll see.  Need my nine.  One to come from Mouth of Sauron set (kinda), one Morgul, one regular, one with horse ( I think, maybe, if Scott's sending it, no idea there) then fill out the rest.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on July 16, 2004, 09:47 PM
Yeah its coming back to you :-*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on July 16, 2004, 11:41 PM
www.cmdstore.com has these in stock, and most importantly, they have carded pics.   :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2004, 01:34 AM
Yeah its coming back to you :-*

Thank you.  I think. ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on July 17, 2004, 03:01 PM
I suppose the Moria Archer will be a pain in the ass to find, though. Curses.

That's my thoughts too.  The whole case scares me.  Unless you are a die hard fan, it's not  likely these will fly off the shelves and with only one Archer in the bunch, it could be the hardest figure to come by this year, IMO.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on July 17, 2004, 03:58 PM
I think it will be too.  I don't worry too much, since I've found everything at retail eventually, but I thought this kind of nonsense was behind us.  (what was I thinking?)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2004, 01:28 PM
A few new LOTR figures (http://www.action-figure.com/Article12333.html), pictures courtesy Action-Figure.com.  Figures included are Bilbo (transfixed), "ring possessed" Galadriel, and a 2-up of the Pellenor Fields Orc (i don't remember his name, sorry).  They look nice, but I guess nothing that I'm overly interested in.  Then again, I'm not as big collecting this line as many others either ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2004, 01:32 PM
Wow I'm digging that Galadriel, she looks awesome!  They captured that scene perfectly

The two Bilbo's also look nice
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 23, 2004, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the link Brian.  

Is it just me or is TB already heading into Hasbro territory?  Bilbo transfixed?  That had less screen time than B'Omarr Monk.  Interesting and important point in the movie, but yikes.  

Still being extremely patient with this series of figures, haven't picked up any for a while.  Waiting for Mouth of Sauron set to show up at TRU and maybe some new figures in tow.  

I sense July being a relatively inexpensive month. Well, except for that Frankenberry bobblehead. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2004, 01:45 PM
Quote
Is it just me or is TB already heading into Hasbro territory?  Bilbo transfixed?  That had less screen time than B'Omarr Monk.  Interesting and important point in the movie, but yikes.

I kind of felt the same way when I saw that Brent, seems like they are running out of ideas.  Then again, I know there are some people that really like each and every version of each and every character, and that's cool too.  They do all look very well done, I'll say that.  I haven't bought much in this line for a little while either, and probably won't get a whole lot more.  Waiting out for the SP Aragorn and Frodo, then I'll probably try to pick up a Sam and the Merry in Armor and be done with it....I think. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 23, 2004, 01:55 PM
Quite the same for me.  I know I'm nitpicky at times, but try to treat everyone/everything with the same nitpickiness.  

Is the distribution of this line slow everywhere?  Our stores are quite loathesome these days, which I suppose is mostly the summer slow down, but it is frustrating.  These figures sell very well, with the only exceptions being Gollum who is overpacked and Aragorn as King(brown trilogy package)/Strider (green trilogy) simply because they were grossly overpacked too.  Everything else is pretty much gone.  One TRU has a plethora of Frodo in goblin armor as well, but not much else.  And we're still seeing shipments of the half circle boxes coming in as well.  Naturally they don't move as well as the trilogy packs, simply because of the $3 price difference.  But we just aren't seeing much come in.  TRU brought in a pile of cases, sold pretty much all of their stuff and then stopped bringing in more ::)  I just don't get it, this stuff sells.  Bah, when I rule the toy world....
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2004, 01:58 PM
Here is my list from last January, as you can see there is very little left they can do and I thought I went a little far in my ideas

FotR:

Council Elrond
Gandalf the Grey (Resculpt)
Isildur
Elendil
Gil-Galad (Elf Captain)

TTT:
Eowyn in White Dress
Armored Boromir (Extended Edition)

RotK:
Godorian Soldier in Armor
Gondorian Royal Guard
Denethor
Queen Arwen
Ceremony Eowyn
Ceremony Faramir
Ceremony Gimli
Ceremony Legolas
Frodo(Mount Doom)
Sam(Mount Doom)
Gothmog (Orc Commander - Goonies guy)
Oliphaunt Driver w/ Oliphaunt!!!
Mouth of Sauron (Extended Edition)
Elrond in Black Robes with Anduril and sheath
Smeagol
Deagol
Rosie Cotton w/ Wee Hobbits
Old Bilbo
Cirdan (Is this the other Elf at the Ship??? Or is that Celeborn???)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2004, 02:00 PM
Yeah, it has been quite slow around here for awhile too Brent.  I saw the KOTD/Merry/Morgul Lord come and go a few times, but the pegs have been somewhat bare other than that.  The two Wal-Marts in town have had zero figs for about a month now (one doesn't even have a space for LOTR, for some strange reason).  Target usually have some figures, mostly consisting of King Aragorn, Eomer, 8" Treebeard, and the occasional Ringwraith.  TRU is stocked FULL of Gollums, in the old packaging, and the occasional trilogy Frodo repack.  Not much going on in that area of the action figure aisle lately though, which is strange, because I agree with you Brent...those things sell, and sell quickly around here.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on July 23, 2004, 07:20 PM
It's very slow here as well.  Only TRU carries the full range of the Trilogy figs, and they haven't gotten any in in quite a while, apart from a few cases of the WK.

I really like Gothmog and Dark Galadriel.  She wasn't on my list for sure, but she gives me hope for a White Lady of Rohan Eowyn next year.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 23, 2004, 08:37 PM
I think this line gets better with time. Really digging the Bilbos and Gamling. I'm just fearing the retailers will drop it after the extended version of ROTK comes out. The local Target hasn't received jack since they raised their prices. They've received about two cases since January. Eomer and HD Aragorn still sit.

Wal-Mart sells through what they get, eventually.
TRU is due for a restock. Hopefully it'll be the Shelob wave. ;D  Though they still have a few red-boxed Gollums, Smeagols, and Theodens hanging tough at full price.
Anyway, TRU is where I've done most of my LOTR purchases, and hopefully will be for some time to come.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 23, 2004, 11:56 PM
I got the Fell Beast earlier in the week.  I've yet to open it, but the wingspan is supposed to be 32", so it's definitely going to take up a little bit of room.

The new pics look nice.  Galadriel look incredible!  The scene where Frodo offers her the One Ring is totally underrated, and amazingly Toy Biz did something really cool with it.

I like the Gil Galad figure a lot.  Thing is, how long do we even see him in the Prologue?  The shots are pretty quick!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on July 24, 2004, 12:04 AM
I think he's in one shot, exactly.  It's been a while, so I'm not sure.  I worry too about the viability of the line next year, but I think it's reached SW status now, without all the gross overstock baggage SW comes with.  So it may still be appealing to retailers.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 24, 2004, 10:31 PM
ROTK EE giftset:

(http://img-nex.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/13508.jpg)

(http://img-nex.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/13511.jpg)

So, am I to assume this Minas Tirith thingy is a stashbox? ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jokabofe on July 24, 2004, 10:39 PM
oooohhhhh, that looks awesome. i passed on the other 2 gift sets and just bought the extended editions, 'cause i don't need more crap in my house... i really wanted the lotr:fotr set though, 'cause those bookends were bad ass... the gollum statue i thought sucked. but this is awesome. i might have to break down and spend the extra dough and get that instead of just the regular extended edition.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on July 29, 2004, 01:14 AM
Finally got some decent shots of my LOTR stuff...enjoy!

Lord of the Rings

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/lotr172804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/lotr172804.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/lotr272804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/lotr272804.jpg)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 2, 2004, 12:49 PM
Gates of Mordor (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00020LXZY/ref=pd_sim_toys_1/104-2219409-1107120?v=glance&s=toys)
Coronation Set (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/toys/B0001Z41W2/qid=1091465155/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-2219409-1107120)

Are both in stock at Amazon

Might pick up the There and Back Again Set (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008YSIC/qid=1091465155/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_5/104-2219409-1107120?v=glance&s=toys), down to $20 now too
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2004, 02:26 PM
Wanted to say your collection looks nice Scott, I've been enjoying checking out all your pics over in the Collections forums.  Quite envious :).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: FX-7 on August 2, 2004, 04:48 PM
Thanks OCB for the tip on the Box Sets, Mouth of Sauron will soon be mine!

And nice stuff you have there!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 2, 2004, 05:06 PM
Found the Gates of Mordor Pack at Wal-Mart today. It was priced at $30, and the had a whole endcap full of them.

Does anyone have this set yet?
The ones I saw had the very first version of Legolas (from FOTR) in the package. That can't be right.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 2, 2004, 09:08 PM
This probably explains why I haven't found jack **** at TRU lately.

From The GD:

Our TRU store insider, Dragonspy Jesse, send in this VERY DISTURBING report from his mid-west TRU store. This has the potential to be devastating news for LOTR collectors everywhere:


It frustrates me to no end to say this, but unless you live in a large metro area, you may not find the new Toybiz LOTR stuff at Toys R Us. All of the new releases, (fell beast, coronation, black gates, and FOTR, TTT, ROTK 3), have been assigned as items that will not be carried in the smaller TRUs. Our store team is working feverishly to get the company to reverse this trend (it's happening to many other action figures as well), but we can only do so much. I'm not sure if this is a national directive, or just something happening in the midwest. If this upsets you at all, PLEASE call 1-800-TOYSRUS. This is the company's customer service line. Tell them you are dissappointed with the selection of action figures in the smaller stores, especially Lord of the Rings stuff. A grasroots effort like this one may help get these figures where they need to be!
NOTE: Please get out your cell phones and use your home phones and call TRU and complain or voice your opinion. Also, visit TRU.com and leave them an e-mail or note voicing your opinion!
-------------------

It could also be some alarmist BS, which I've noticed the GD is quite capable of posting. (They're partners with RS, what can I say....)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 3, 2004, 12:12 AM
Actually, they may very well be correct.  I have some sources at TRU myself, and there are pretty good TRU stores that aren't carrying some well regarded lines.  Among them are lines like Marvel Legends, Simpsons, MOTU, some McFarlane Sports Picks items...I know it seems weird, but things like this are happening.  It's got to do with what some of the buyers are doing.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 3, 2004, 08:31 AM
I saw that report as well, and was wondering if it was true.  I would be kind of surprised, because the LOTR figures seem to sell pretty well (at Target, Wal-Mart) around here.  However, our TRU has been a wasteland in that area as well, just a solid section of the old packaged Gollum/Smeagols...and a few of the box sets.  Nothing new for quite a long time now, maybe this is why.

On another note, I saw this picture over at Action-Figure.com, of the Balrog prototype alongside a Gandalf the White figure, to show the scale.  This thing is going to be larger than I thought.  I'm not able to be into this line big time, but man that Balrog is tempting.  (Image courtesy Action-Figure.com):
(http://www.action-figure.com/images/04/08/sdbalrog2/DSC03462.jpg)

Also, a few more PICS (http://www.action-figure.com/Article12426.html) and some info can be found at the link.  Looks pretty cool!  Sounds like the pricepoint will be around $70.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 3, 2004, 11:14 AM
I have noticed TRU hasn't received anything locally since April. My local store isn't even carrying the Minimates. (Had to go to Cedar Rapids for those.)

There may be truth to it after all. Now I have to find a reasonably priced Shelob wave online.  >:(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 3, 2004, 11:18 AM
Dang that's weird news...my neighborhood TRU is middle sized I'd say, there is 2-3 big ones here in the Metro area and 2 small ones and 2 middle sized ones.  I love it that individual buyers at Chains are able to affect hundreds of peoples collections on a whim
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 3, 2004, 11:30 AM
Frightening, isn't it? At this rate, I won't need to bother with TRU anymore. I've bought more stuff at Wal-Mart and Target recently. They're getting left behind more and more each day in regards to the competition.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 3, 2004, 11:34 AM
Wasn't that the death knell of MOTU?  Some guy at Wal Mart said he didn't want to buy them anymore?

I wonder how much influence they also have with character selection and the like...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 3, 2004, 01:37 PM
On another note, I saw this picture over at Action-Figure.com, of the Balrog prototype alongside a Gandalf the White figure, to show the scale.  This thing is going to be larger than I thought.  I'm not able to be into this line big time, but man that Balrog is tempting.  

NECA actually makes that Balrog.  A completed version was featured on the most recent issue of Tomart's.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 3, 2004, 01:59 PM
I have the NECA Aragorn and Legolas and they are very impressive.  I can't wait to get my hands on the Balrog.  I might have to preorder this one as I don't know if it will sell out quick at Spencer Gifts or not.

As for TRU, I have never found those elusive minmates and the website has yet to offer them.  Luckily (from what I read) Walmart will have the two packs soon so I should be ok.  I just don't understand TRU though...it's a TOY store..so carry the toys already!!! ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 3, 2004, 02:33 PM
Regarding TRU, they're having a hard time competing.  With who?  WalMart and Target.  Those big box stores order a lot, and they've managed to get their stock turnover down pat.  WalMart just happens to be the highest volume toy retailer in the US.  TRU may be in for a fight to hang onto their market share.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2004, 10:26 AM
Just stopped in at TRU yesterday to check for anything new, and it appears the LOTR section at our TRU here has been narrowed down as well.  The pegs that were used for Trilogy figures are now gone (and replaced with some other stuff), and there are just pegs packed full of old packaging Gollums now (for $8 still).  Maybe this news is true, but it is surprising.  It seems like this line still sells well, and has some life in it (at least until the DVD EE release)...and it seems like Toy Biz has plans for this further into the future with what was shown.

Like many of you said, it is strange (and sad) that Toys R Us, can't even dominate the market in....toys.  Their prices are more often than not higher (sometimes much) than anywhere else on all the toy lines I check out (Star Wars, Spidey/Marvel, and LOTR), they never seem to clearance figures out (still $8 Gollums? come on), and now it appears that some areas are becoming more limited in selection.  Its a shame really that they can't do better.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2004, 11:36 AM
Also, I wanted to ask some of your opinions on a figure as well.  Of the four or so figures I hope to pick up, one of them is Samwise Gamgee.  Although I have read rumors of another one coming up in the future, it must be aways off, because I haven't seen anything online or at the recent fairs.  Of the ones that have come out, which would you recommend picking up?  The other figures I hope to get (Aragorn, Frodo, Merry), I'm waiting for the upcoming "super poseable" versions (with the exception of Merry, I hope to get the armored version), so I'm waiting on those right now.  If you had to pick one Sam, which would be the best one to get?  I know many people like the orc armor version, but I'm looking for a little less "scene specific" one.  Thanks for any advice you might have.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 4, 2004, 11:38 AM
It's worse up here.  TRU was about the only store that actually made an effort to get product to coincide with the DVD release.  IT sold very, very quickly and well, with the exception of multitudinous Gollum and Aragorn/Strider figures.  There are a few other figures sitting, but they seem reluctant as well to get in new stock and our TRUs have never met a clearance sale they could tolerate.  They only recently cleared out the Simpsons Series 1 Bart figures ::)

A few pieces I need, but I'm really enjoying not being a completeist here.  Hoping the retailers will pick stuff up for the extended version release and then onto the Christmas season.  
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 4, 2004, 01:20 PM
Also, I wanted to ask some of your opinions on a figure as well.  Of the four or so figures I hope to pick up, one of them is Samwise Gamgee.  Although I have read rumors of another one coming up in the future, it must be aways off, because I haven't seen anything online or at the recent fairs.  Of the ones that have come out, which would you recommend picking up?  The other figures I hope to get (Aragorn, Frodo, Merry), I'm waiting for the upcoming "super poseable" versions (with the exception of Merry, I hope to get the armored version), so I'm waiting on those right now.  If you had to pick one Sam, which would be the best one to get?  I know many people like the orc armor version, but I'm looking for a little less "scene specific" one.  Thanks for any advice you might have.


I have all of them and if you don't want the Orc version, then it really narrows it down to the Sam w/rock.  It's the same Sam face and body as the 2-pack of Frodo/Sam in the boat but a green cloak and sword along with the rock.  I have it attached to my shelf with Sam hanging from it with one hand(and he does stay there quite well) and his sword is in his other hand.  There is the Sam in the "There and Back" again set but I like this Sam better.

Of course, there is FOTR Sam with the Orc door and he does come with his pan but the cape is blue and it's "waving" .  The head sculpt is totally different from the 'rock' Sam and has lighter hair (which is closer to Sam's) and he has a slightly longer face.  It's a good choice if you can't find the other one.

As for any new Sam's coming out, there is the often rumored "twilight Sam" (which of course was never in the movie, only the book) and then the final farewell Sam.   Haven't heard of any solid information on these so I'd say no new Sam's for 2004.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 4, 2004, 01:50 PM
I thought there was a Mount Doom Sam rumored too
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 4, 2004, 03:56 PM
Yes, there is that one rumored also and in all honesty, I think that is the one that will make it to production if the line stays strong.  It has a lot more potential than the other two and could easily be part of a two or three pack.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 4, 2004, 04:13 PM
Was anything revealed at Comic Con besides those two or three figs they showed, anyone talk to Toy Biz etc???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 6, 2004, 09:20 AM
For those who are interested...TheGreenDragon is reporting that the Coronation boxset is on "presale" at KBToys.com for the special low price of $21.99.  The GD.com (http://www.thegd.com/)

KB Toys Linky (http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/2720379/ctid/17/INstock/N/D/656?_e=41138&_v=41138587L1oca07BA3375BD0)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 7, 2004, 03:03 PM
Saw the Fell Beast at TRU today, nice set, too big though :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: JediMAC on August 7, 2004, 05:40 PM
Not that I collect this line, but I usually give it a looksee when I'm at retail, and I meant to mention that I've been seeing that same Fell beast, along with the Black Gate of Mordor and the Coronation 5-packs at a couple of my local TRUs this past week.  Hadn't seen them before...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 7, 2004, 07:04 PM
I saw Shelob today at a Comic Shop.  They wanted $20 for her, so I passed.  It looks great, though!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2004, 09:29 AM
Saw several of the Black Gate set this weekend at Wal-Mart.  They were actually on the very top shelf of the aisle, in an odd, "outside/pool" toys area.  Probably wouldn't have even seen them if we wouldn't have walked through that area to go buy bath products.  The MOS figure looked pretty cool, but I don't think I could plunk down the money just for that figure.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2004, 09:31 AM
I hear you Brian, I'm passing on that set, thinking about the Coronation set and still need to pick up There and Back Again

Anyone spotted the Shelob Wave at Mass Market retail yet?  I haven't really seen any reports
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2004, 05:44 PM
Just picked up the Coronation set at TRU, nice set for $25!  Also read a report that this same TRU had the 111th Birthday Bilbo Wave there yesterday...who else is in that case????
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 9, 2004, 07:07 PM
Moria Archer
Gil Galad
Elrond of Rivendell
King Elendil

Still waiting for ANYTHING to show here. I picked up the Gates of Mordor set, but it really isn't blowing up my skirt since there's only one new figure in there. Two, if you count the horse.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 16, 2004, 09:44 AM
Taking a look at the LOTR figures while out and about this weekend, and still trying to talk my wife into me finishing out what I want from this line (I only want 4 more figures, I don't think that is too bad :P).  Anyways, although there were finally some figures on the pegs at Wal-Mart again (they have been bare for awhile), Target honestly seems to be the best at stocking LOTR stuff around here.  However, the prices at both Targets are $6.99 a figure.  I guess I don't really buy these regularly, so I forget, but weren't these at around $5-ish a figure earlier this year or later last year?  I think Wal-Mart has them priced at $5.88.

Also...on a side note, any word on when the next TTT wave from the Trilogy series is coming out?  If I remember correctly there is supposed to be a "new" superposeable Helm's Deep Aragorn and a superposeable Frodo as well.  Those are two characters I don't have yet, and was kind of waiting to see what the new representations looked like.  Anyways, just wondering if/when they were coming out.  Seems like new LOTR figure news has been a little slower lately.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 16, 2004, 10:26 AM
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 3 Available July 2004

-Elrond in Robes (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1587&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=4%20newwindow)
-Gil-Gilad (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1518&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=7%20newwindow) with Spear Attack Action
-Elendil (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1514&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=7%20newwindow) with Sword Attack Action
-Moria Archer (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1590&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=4%20newwindow) with Evil Goblin Armor
-111th Birthday Bilbo (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1589&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=4%20newwindow)
-Lurtz (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1500&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=8) with Real Arrow Launching Action (re-pack from FOTR 2-pack)

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ASST 4 Available October 2004

-Superposeable Boromir (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1596&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=4%20newwindow)
-Peter Jackson as a Hobbit (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1592&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=4%20newwindow) (Chase)
-Bilbo Transfixed (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=2462&sort=1&cat=688&page=1)
-Superposeable Strider (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=2454&sort=1&cat=688&page=1)
-Gandalf The Grey - No photo available yet
-Isildur - No photo available yet
-Galadriel Possessed (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=2456&sort=1&cat=688&page=1) (Part of this assortment or 2005?)


THE TWO TOWERS ASST 3 Available July 2004

-Superposeable Helms Deep Aragorn (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1637&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=2%20newwindow) (appears at this point this is another Helms Deep Aragorn Repack)
-Superposeable Frodo (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1636&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=2%20newwindow) (appears at this point this is a Frodo from the boat set repack)
-Isengard Orc (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1635&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=2%20newwindow) with Axe (looks similar to the missing Mordor Orc Proto shown last year)
-Boromir in Armor (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1638&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=2%20newwindow) with Cloven Horn of Gondor
-Gamling in Rohan Armor (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1634&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=2%20newwindow) with Weapons
-Superposeable Gollum (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1639&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=2%20newwindow) with Squishy Fish (appears to be the ROTK SP Gollum with a new Head Sculpt)

THE TWO TOWERS ASST 4 Available October 2004

-Legolas (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1629&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=3%20newwindow) with Knife Throwing Action (appears to be repack of ROTK Trilogy Series 1 Legolas)
-Gates of Mordor Sam (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1628&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=3%20newwindow) (repack from TTT Series 4)
-Theodred, Son of Theoden (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1633&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=2%20newwindow)
-Superposeable Uruk Hai Warrior Shagrat (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1627&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=3%20newwindow)
-Dungeons of Isengaard Orc Captain (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1631&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=3%20newwindow)

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 3 Available July 2004

-Superposeable Shelob (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1477&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow)
-Coronation Arwen (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1469&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow)
-Superposeable Coronation Gimli (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1471&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow)
-Superposeable Gollum with The One Ring (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1471&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow) (Another SP Gollum body with a new head and the one ring in the palm of his hand...originally listed with "Interchangeable Heads" but only one shown at Toy Fair)
-Ringwraith (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1468&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow) with Sword Lunging Action (Repack of Horse/Rider Wraith)
-Uruk-Hai Warrior (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1476&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow) (Repack of Uruk from FOTR Gimli 2-pack or possibly that Uruk head with Lurtz body)

THE RETURN OF THE KING ASST 4 Available October 2004

-Mount Doom Frodo (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1484&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow) (appears at this point this is a Light-Up Sting Frodo Repack)
-Denethor (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1460&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=10%20newwindow)
-Prologue Smeagol (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1483&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow)
-Gorbag (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1485&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow) (with Webbed Frodo Accessory, not shown)
-Gondorian Guard (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1464&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=9%20newwindow)
-Gothmog Pellenor Fields Captain (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=2352&sort=1&cat=688&page=2) (2005?)

Deluxe and Gift Packs
-Deluxe Fell Beast (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1560&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=5%20newwindow)
-CORONATION GIFT PACK (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=1648&password=&sort=1&cat=620&page=2%20newwindow) Available July 2004, SRP $24.99
-GATES OF MORDOR GIFT PACK (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=2351&sort=1&cat=688&page=2) Available August 2004, SRP $34.99
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 16, 2004, 10:38 AM
Thanks for that list Scott, quite helpful.  I remember awhile back they had promotional images available (at theGD.com) of the "new" SP Helm's Deep Aragorn and SP Frodo, and they looked to be different...but since then those have been taken down, and from the list you posted (and pics), it looks like they might be repacks.  Looks like I'd be better off picking up the figure listed under Strider on your list, that looks pretty good.  Plus, if the Sam is being repacked/remade here in the future too, then that covers another character I wanted to pick up.  Thanks again so much for the list, that is a helpful resource to have posted in here.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 16, 2004, 10:40 AM
The one thing...this was from Toy Fair so things may have changed since then and the figures they showed may have just been place holders ???

Looks like TTT figs should be out now too and I haven't seen any reported sightings of them
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 16, 2004, 10:43 AM
Yeah, I had heard at one point that they might be placeholders as well.  Funny we haven't seen any pics of them at Comic-Con, etc. though (although I do think they might have had pics of TTT Wave 3 carded somewhere...have to look).  Hopefully those figures aren't repacks though, and nice, new versions.  I was never a big fan of the original Helm's Deep Aragorn, just because the face didn't quite look right to me, so that's why I have been holding out.  Thanks again for the list though, its still nice to have an idea of what is coming up.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 16, 2004, 10:46 AM
Ah, yes, here are those pics I was talking about:

Action-Figure.com's LOTR Fig Coverage - ComicCon (http://www.action-figure.com/Article12333.html)

It looks like the carded pics I was talking about are in the last few thumbnails on that page.  The HD Aragorn looks different to me, but I am far from an expert on these figures.  Hopefully it is.  You can barely see the Frodo from that wave in one of those pics, hard to tell if it is new or not, can't see much of him.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 16, 2004, 10:53 AM
Oh, I see that AFXpress has the "promo" images I was talking about too:

TTT Wave 3 (http://store1.yimg.com/I/actionfigurexpress_1806_3374695)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 16, 2004, 10:54 AM
Brian, that definitely is a different version, the facial hair and everything is different. That is some good news! I don't plan on picking some of them up but I would like a Mount Doom Frodo

I assumed this was Strider but its most definitely HD Aragorn, which means we haven't seen Strider yet

http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showphoto.php?photo=2454&sort=1&cat=688&page=1
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2004, 10:56 AM
Seem to be in the past now, but I picked up Elendil, Gil Galad and Shelob.  Losing control?  Maybe.  Certainly seems like ToyBiz is happy to make the more obscure stuff as well. 

Hoping the Gates of Mordor will show up north of the border. 

And why can't I bring myself to buy Hobbit figures? :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: DSJ on August 16, 2004, 12:04 PM
Hoping the Gates of Mordor will show up north of the border.

There here Brent, just saw 2 of them at TRU. $55.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 16, 2004, 03:04 PM
Seem to be in the past now, but I picked up Elendil, Gil Galad and Shelob. Losing control?

Well..for once you got figures in before the most of the states.  ;)
 At least no one has posted any major news on scoring these at the den....What do you think of Elendil and Gil Galad??
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 16, 2004, 03:12 PM
I just saw 111th Bilbo yesterday, would like to buy them all at once :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 16, 2004, 04:30 PM
I just saw 111th Bilbo yesterday, would like to buy them all at once :P

I guess I did notice that the other day.  I agree with you on that one.  I ordered Ceremonial Elrond (or whatever he's called) when I placed an amazon order last week but it sure would be nice if they would just come out with all of the series at once, instead of a trickle here and there.  SP coronation Gimli is one I also want to find along with Gamling.  The hardest one to find in the 4th quarter will be Peter Jackson.  That will be an interesting Ebay item, I suspect (and expensive if rumors are true about it being shortpacked in cases).

BTW, what did Bilbo cost?  I know they are still five bucks at Walmart but $7.00 online and at Target.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2004, 05:01 PM
Seem to be in the past now, but I picked up Elendil, Gil Galad and Shelob. Losing control?

Well..for once you got figures in before the most of the states. ;)
 At least no one has posted any major news on scoring these at the den....What do you think of Elendil and Gil Galad??

Gil Galad is interesting, though as with all of these figures, the paint seems slightly askew.  Still, very nice figures.  I'm more concerned about my drifting to less than major characters than anything else ::)  I'll leave these in the package for now though. 

Thanks for the tip Dale.  Now to calculate whether it's cheaper to get here or have it sent from the US ::)  $29.99 US I believe? 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2004, 10:21 AM
No big deal...but picked up a Merry in Armor figure yesterday (finally).  I have seen it for awhile, but finally talked the wife into letting me pick it up while at Target yesteday (nothing new Star Wars wise).  I know this is old news, but I really like this figure...very well done I think.  Now I'm waiting on the upcoming releases of Aragorn, Frodo, and Sam.  And that's it....really....I'm serious....I hope ;).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 20, 2004, 11:07 AM
Gil Galad wave hit several retailers up here.  I picked up a Moria Orc Archer, but left the rest.  Never did see a Lurtz.  Nice to see an influx of figures again, maybe post summer restock? 

Still resisting paying for Hobbitses.  Cannot bring myself to do so. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 20, 2004, 11:36 AM
You have a problem with the wee characters it seems...although the Gungans are rather large
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 20, 2004, 12:25 PM
Yeah, inverse short man syndrome, I guess?   :D

I consider Gungans to be offspring, in a metaphorical sense of the Ewoks, so that's easily explained away :P

Part of it is these little half size figures for full price.  Silly, isn't it.  Also most 'good' Hobbitses are in the half moon packaging, so end up around $15 CAD total after taxes.  Too much. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 22, 2004, 05:55 PM
Found King Elendil and Moria Orc Archer today. Strangely, no Gil Galad or Elrond, but the 1x per case Orc was still there.

I'll never figure this hobby out. ::) :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 23, 2004, 09:48 AM
According to TheGD.com (http://www.thegd.com/) TTT Series 3 has now started to show up...in Japan.  Not quite here yet, but should at least be on the way.  Some might not be too excited about these, but I've been waiting to get an Aragorn and Frodo for my collection, and there are "super poseable" versions of each of these included in this wave.  Looking forward to them.  Wave includes:  Super Poseable Helm's Deep Aragorn, Super Poseable Frodo, Gamling, Boromir: Captain of Gondor, and the Isengard Orc.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 23, 2004, 03:06 PM
Wow, Amazon has Gil Galad, KIng Elendil and 11th Birthday Bilbo!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 23, 2004, 07:31 PM
I just ordered Gil Gilad and Earendil from amazon.  Total cost was just over twenty bucks but since Walmart is still stuffed to the rafters with Moria Frodo and Sam and the GITD king, I figure I might as well just cough up the extra cash and get these two guys online.  I'm hoping when the next wave hits, at least Target might restock with new stuff. :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 23, 2004, 07:36 PM
Since I saw at least 2 new Trilogy figures, and had a couple of other things to order (Marvel Legends Urban Legends & a DVD), I figured I might as well order.  Gil Galad and Elendil look like two of the coolest figures to come around in some time.  Now I can really start building a Fellowship Prologue diorama!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 23, 2004, 09:49 PM
Grrr...stupid moving expenses.... >:(

Eh. I'll have to chance 'em at retail if they aren't at Amazon in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 23, 2004, 10:54 PM
I can help you out if need be Ben.  Lots showing up around here.  They are bi-logo though, so if you're a carded guy it might not work.  They work out to about $7.50 US after taxes.  Everything has been easy to find except Lurtz and Orc Archer, though I have one that would be eventually destined for ebay if you don't want it.  It's a really neat figure too, the eyes are really cool.  I'm tempted to keep it, but for that blowing my restricted focus all to ****.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 24, 2004, 04:54 PM
They have yet to really hit here, and it will be 2-3 weeks before I'm able to get back into the game, so I'll wait until then.

I might hit you up for a Lurtz, since I don't think those are shipping in the US, but I'm totally confused about that.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 24, 2004, 05:12 PM
No worries.  I have yet to see a Lurtz up here, but they have shown up on bilogo cards.  My buddy here that collects LOTR got his already.  Also has his Cirith Ungol Uruk-Hai and the rest of that wave, though I haven't seen it on pegs yet.  I got my Shelob from him, not sure if I'm keeping it.  Need the Arwen for my daughter though. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on August 26, 2004, 09:25 PM
In the past 24 hours, I scored Elrond of Rivendell, Gil Galad, Elendil & 11th Birthday Bilbo.  Toy Biz has really come through with some good stuff in this line.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 27, 2004, 02:08 PM
Just picked up the 5 Fellowship figs from TRU, Elrond is almost spooky he looks so real.  Amazing work by Toy Biz, truly top shelf

No Lurtz that I saw
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Rob L on August 28, 2004, 05:41 PM
Does anyone know where I can see close up pics of this new wave of figures?  I am trying to decide whether or not to get Gil Galad and Elendil.  I dont visit any LOTR collecting sites, so I havent seen any decent pictures yet.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 29, 2004, 02:04 PM
Oh look, news from GD:

Hey folks, just got word from the folks at Toybiz that they will be announcing their 2005 line very soon (this means probably within the next month). Stay tuned right here for the latest. Additionally, we also have confirmation from Toybiz that there are no further plans to continue the Rotocast figure past Assortment 4. This is bad news for what appeared to be a very promising line. Hopefully yhey will change their minds at some point, but that is unlikely.

---------

It's not like anybody gave a flying **** about the rotocast line anyway.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on August 29, 2004, 03:09 PM
I was able to pick up Coronation Gimli at TRU but passed on Shelob.  She was pretty well stuffed in that little package (not the reason I didn't get her, I just don't like spiders  :) ). 
Gimli's robe is not blue as shown in the preliminary pictures.  I like the purple they used but was looking forward to the blue more.  (I'm not sure which one is more screen accurate).  All in all, the line is looking fantastic and I await the next wave, especially SP Boromir!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 31, 2004, 03:03 PM
I was just over browsing the LOTRGuide.com forums, and it looks as if a 10-pack has shown up in England, with the Fellowship figures (same as always) and the Peter Jackson figure.  You can see discussion and more pics over there.  Here's a sample:

(http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=7738)

(http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=7737)

There is also a sample up on EBAY (UK) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20913&item=5918208771&rd=1)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on August 31, 2004, 03:15 PM
That's pretty cool, we'll probably see this too around Christmas
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 1, 2004, 04:43 PM
So I didn't buy the Mouth of Sauron set when it showed up here, because I wanted to get it in the US, much cheaper, even with exchange.  You think I could find it?  Noooooooooo. 

Found the Trilogy ROTK ring wraith today.  Only that and a gollum left from the box :-\  Missed Arwen, pity.  Maybe later this week. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 2, 2004, 11:12 AM
Apparently, TTT Series 3 is starting to show up in Canada....hopefully it won't be too long until they get here.  Some people might not be looking forward to this wave much, but I'm still waiting to get an Aragorn and Frodo for my collection, and I like the looks of these upcoming two.  The entire wave is up for bid on ebay now the way it looks, clicky here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=60157&item=5918312875)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 2, 2004, 11:17 AM
Also...just read at the LOTRGuide.com forums that the Fellowship pack with Peter Jackson figure is a Woolworth's exclusive for the UK.  I don't know what that means for us here in the states, but just thought I'd pass that along.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 2, 2004, 02:42 PM
Apparently, TTT Series 3 is starting to show up in Canada....hopefully it won't be too long until they get here. Some people might not be looking forward to this wave much, but I'm still waiting to get an Aragorn and Frodo for my collection, and I like the looks of these upcoming two. The entire wave is up for bid on ebay now the way it looks, clicky here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=60157&item=5918312875)

Haven't seen those yet Brian.  I continue to see, and miss, LOTR-ROTK trilogy figures.  I did pick up another two ring wraiths today, leaving behind a Gimli this time, but still no Arwen for me. 

The appearance of these and other figures is really frustrating.  A couple of retailers are carrying them, but so much space is being eaten by Teen Titans crap all over the place.  One peg of LOTR, one peg of SW OTC, two pegs of Marvel Legends, but only due to size and 24 pegs for Teen Titans.  Who is buying this stuff, some loser DC fan? >:(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 2, 2004, 02:44 PM
I wonder that same thing, two whole sides of a TRU X-Display (out of 8) at the local TRU is taken up by Spider-Man toys that as far as I can tell aren't selling worth a damn.  Its amazing...utterly amazing that they have no clue
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 2, 2004, 02:44 PM
That is something I noticed as well, tons of space for the Teen Titans stuff.  I will admit, I have seen the kiddos looking at them a fair amount though.  It is frustrating though, the LOTR presence in the stores seems to be getting smaller and smaller anymore, at least around here.  Star Wars is getting more attention right now, but I wonder how it will be once 2006ish rolls around.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 2, 2004, 02:49 PM
Agreed, kids are looking at them. 

But to my shame, I'm in certain stores often enough to notice that sales are miserable.  Oh sure, some things sell, but realistically, not at the rate that either SW or LOTR is selling right now, presumably due to shortness of supply. 

I know full well, that in spite of my biases, SW/LOTR will peg warm at a certain point, but largely due to crappy case assortments or poor ordering on the part of the retailer.  I guarantee Teen Titans will be on clearance fairly soon.  It is not moving, but continues to expand its range. 

Yu-Gi-Oh, Power Rangers, and others are the bane of my existence.  Entire walls at TRU. 

On the bright side, Wally has started to clear Spiderman stuff now.  Could have picked up a giant 67 point spidey for $15 CAD today :o  But where would I put that ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 2, 2004, 03:01 PM
Yeah, the Spidey stuff is starting to thin out a little around here now too, much of it on clearance.  I know that Target had the 18 incher on sale for around 10 bucks a week after my wife gave it to me for my birthday (she paid $20).  Great deal for $10 I'd have to say.  It is big, but well worth it I think, pretty cool for Spidey fans anyways.  He's posed right next to our computer on top of our file cabinet right now:

(http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/40f4021c_17421/bc/c464/__sr_/5692.jpg?phOF3NBBiB70uu4w)

Anyways, this is the LOTR thread....so back on topic now ;).  Hmmm...here's a topic, isn't Toy Biz supposedly announcing their 2005 plans sometime soon?  I thought I read that somewhere.  Ok, now we're back on topic :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on September 2, 2004, 11:27 PM
Look kids, another reason Toy Biz sucks!

TTT wave 3:
3 x SP Frodo
3 x SP Aragorn
3 x Boromir
2 x Isengard Orc
1 x Gamling

Why? Why a one per case figure in a case of twelve? Why? WHY?
They could have used one of those damn Frodos or Aragorns, but that would have required taking their heads out of their asses.

It's a damn shame this company has lines like ML and LOTR, and ***** on the fans at every turn.
Aren't there enough Frodos and Aragorns on the pegs from the first Trilogy waves? I swear, F&A are becoming the Wolverine and Spider-Man of the LOTR line, and that's not a good thing. [/whiny rant]
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 2, 2004, 11:33 PM
Quite so, I am afraid.

I did find a Cirthxlxlxlxhxkfhfoeicl Uruk-Hai today, if anyone wants one.  Also grabbed another two Ring Wraiths, but still no accursed Arwen.  Aggravating, to say the least. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 3, 2004, 11:05 PM
The search for Arwen is over :)  Also picked up a second Moria Orc Archer and a Lurtz.  Left everything else behind. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on September 3, 2004, 11:49 PM
Big, big LOTR 2005 news:

http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13428

Talking figures?  Lothlorien gift set?  Eye of Sauron figure?!?   ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 7, 2004, 10:11 AM
Yeah, I just noticed that news over at theGD.com this morning too, pretty cool.  I was curious how much longer this line would continue after the movies, but its good to see it has some legs.  My collection is pretty limited, but some of these other figures are making it more and more tempting to delve further into the world of LOTR.  Thanks for posting the link!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Keldor on September 7, 2004, 10:29 PM
It's like what I said on the way home form Toys R Us on the way home: "What must make these Figures so darn cool?" I wanted to get all the giftsets there, but I could get a Shelob and a Rings bearers giftset, because I could ton of vintage MOTU; OTC Figures (plus VOTC Vader); Marvel Legends Urvab Legends Giftset; and Black Gates of Mordor Giftset a few days ago.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 10, 2004, 06:00 PM
Just picked up Aragorn, Frodo, the Isengard Orc and Boromir at Suncoast!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on September 10, 2004, 11:04 PM
We're just seeing the multi-packs and Fell around these parts, haha.  Gotta alert my bro I guess.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on September 10, 2004, 11:04 PM
Which Frodo and Aragorn would those be?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 10, 2004, 11:13 PM
Super Articulated Versions from TTT  Boromir with Armor

I believe I missed on Gamling, glad I got the Orc though, he's freaky looking

They had the pegwarmers from ROTK 3 there too, I still have yet to spy Shelob and Gimli who I need
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 11, 2004, 12:07 AM
Happy to trade you Shelob and Gimli if you like Scott. 

Gamling wave arrived here at Walmart and promptly disappeared.  I fear I made an error leaving the Orc, Boromir and Gamling on the pegs.  Alas, such is life, I have no need for these fellows.  Agreed on the Isengard Orc though, quite a different piece from the other Orc.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on September 11, 2004, 10:54 AM
Damn, you guys are scoring big time.   If it wasn't for paying twice the price at amazon, I'd still be two waves back!!

Anyways, care to share your thoughts on yet another Frodo and Aragorn Scott?  Since I collect loose, is it worth it to hunt these down or are the sculpts pretty close to the others?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 11, 2004, 10:56 AM
The Aragorn looks very nice, haven't ripped them open yet.  Frodo looked nice too but I didn't really give him a full once over.   Looking forward to some major LOTR opening though.  I was thinking about thinning the LOTR collection a little but decided against it after these last two waves...amazing figures!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 13, 2004, 09:19 AM
Nice to hear this wave is starting to show up.  I'm really looking forward to the Aragorn and Frodo personally.  I got into this late, and don't have versions of either of these characters yet, and was holding out to see what these were like.  If you have the time, when you open them Scott, I'd like to hear your opinions on both of these...if they are the "best" versions of these characters, or at least in these particular forms.  Even though the movies are through and done with, this is a line that continues to tempt me to expand it more and more.  The latest figures have all looked pretty spiffy.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on September 13, 2004, 09:14 PM
Has anyone seen the minimate two-packs of Legolas/Gimli or Gandalf/Theoden yet? If so, where?


Gamling wave arrived here at Walmart and promptly disappeared. I fear I made an error leaving the Orc, Boromir and Gamling on the pegs.

Who knew Canada would be the hot spot!!?? If you see Gamling again, I'll be more than happy to provide a place for him in the good ole USA. ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on September 13, 2004, 09:19 PM
Yeah, I've seen those mini-mates near me.  Also finally found the Sauron mini-mates at Tower Records.  I was begining to think those were just a figment of my imagination.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 13, 2004, 09:22 PM
Next Gamling I see is yours m'am.  I knew I shouldn't have left them behind ::)  I could always return it.  I buried a Boromir and Isengard Orc this am, but no Gamling left behind.  D'oh :-[
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 16, 2004, 07:53 PM
Does anyone need an Isengard Orc (or Arwen, Cirith Ungol Uruk-Hai, Lurtz) before I take them back to ye olde hobby shoppe?  These are all extras, I just picked them up in case anyone needed them.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 20, 2004, 12:11 PM
Amazon has some of the latest ROTK figures in stock
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2004, 09:47 AM
Didn't see this mentioned yet, but TheGD.com had a report on their front page (http://www.thegd.com/) about series 4 and 5 from the various trilogy lines.  You can read more at the linky above, looks like the list came from e-tailers.  They include:

FOTR Series 4
- Gandalf The Grey
- Super Poseable Strider
- Super Poseable Boromir
- Isildur
- Bilbo Transfixed
- Legolas
- Peter Jackson Hobbit (not listed at The Outer Reaches)

FOTR Series 5
- Weather Top Strider
- Talking Flaming Ringwraith
- Talking Rivendell Arwen
- Council Legolas
- Dark Galadriel

TTT Series 4
- Legolas with Sound
- Theodred
- Dungeons of Isengard Orc Captain (former Orc Brute)
- Super Poseable Shagrat
- Gates of Mordor Sam
- Gandalf the White (listed at CMDStore)
- King Theoden in Armor (listed at CMDStore)
- Gollum with Sound (listed at The Outer Reaches)
- Smeagol with Sound (listed at The Outer Reaches)
- Hamma

TTT Series 5
- Aged King Theoden
- Battle Cry Uruk-Hai
- Sword Attack Aragorn
- Talking Balrog Battle Gandalf

ROTK Series4
- Shelob Attack Frodo
- Denethor
- Prologue Smeagol
- Gorbag
- Gondorian Guard
- Aragorn W/ Anduril
- Sam In Orc Armor

ROTK Series 5
- Legolas
- Light Up Eye Of Sauron
- Gothmog
- Mount Doom Frodo
- Mount Doom Sam
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 21, 2004, 09:54 AM
Thanks for the news Brian!

Not many choices left on my wishlist...two or three I thought were good figure ideas I had not thought of include Dark Galadriel, Rivendell Arwen, A new Strider and Aged King Theoden

FotR:

Council Elrond
Gandalf the Grey (Resculpt)
Isildur
Elendil
Gil-Galad (Elf Captain)

TTT:
Eowyn in White Dress
Armored Boromir (Extended Edition)

RotK:
Gondorian Royal Guard
Denethor
Queen Arwen
Ceremony Eowyn
Ceremony Faramir
Ceremony Gimli
Ceremony Legolas
Frodo(Mount Doom)
Sam(Mount Doom)
Gothmog (Orc Commander - Goonies guy)
Oliphaunt Driver w/ Oliphaunt!!!
Mouth of Sauron (Extended Edition)
Elrond in Black Robes with Anduril and sheath
Smeagol
Deagol
Rosie Cotton w/ Wee Hobbits
Old Bilbo
Cirdan (Is this the other Elf at the Ship??? Or is that Celeborn???)

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 21, 2004, 01:31 PM
I had heard rumblings too that ToyBiz was going to announce fairly soon the next few waves of LOTR and Marvel Legends after they had confirmed Retail Orders

I also picked up Gimli, Shelob and a Gamling at Suncoast last night so I am officially caught up and waiting for the next waves!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on September 22, 2004, 09:31 PM
I had heard rumblings too that ToyBiz was going to announce fairly soon the next few waves of LOTR and Marvel Legends after they had confirmed Retail Orders

Yah, It's been posted and then removed over at Geb's site.  Didn't see it when it was up but there are a lot of rumblings in many threads about the figures that are being released.



BTW:  Nice score on the Gamling figure, you seem to live in toy heaven. ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 22, 2004, 10:35 PM
Still looking for Gamling for you Beth.  One wave and gone, the story of Canadian retail.  No restocks, mostly because they sell well ???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 30, 2004, 02:55 PM
I was just curious, is anyone seeing (or has seen) the newer TT wave at actual retail stores (other than Suncoast, etc.).  I am hoping to pick up the Aragorn and Frodo if I see them, but haven't seen much new around here at Wal-Mart, Target, or especially TRU (pile of older Gollums there).  Just wondering if these had officially "hit retail" or are still down the pike a little ways yet.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 30, 2004, 03:36 PM
The only place these have shown up in Canada is at Walmart.  I expect TRU will get them eventually as well, but one flush and done here.   >:(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 30, 2004, 03:42 PM
I have only seen them at Suncoast
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on September 30, 2004, 11:49 PM
I gotta tell my bro about Suncoast finds...  We've not seen much of anything new at WM or anywhere else lately and I really do keep my eyes open for this stuff.  Last wave I've seen is the one with the prologue elf, Elrond, Bezerker Uruk Hai...  That's about it.  Never saw the Shelob figure or any of those...  Some repacks is about all, though repacks my brother needed nonetheless.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on September 30, 2004, 11:54 PM
I've seen the Shelob wave at TRU...not the TTT figs though

I would guess there is a large boat on its way to the US now with lots of toys from Toy Biz on it
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 1, 2004, 12:51 AM
The Shelob wave and Gil Galad wave have been turning up at TRU around here.  I only managed to find Boromir at Suncoast thus far.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on October 7, 2004, 04:05 PM
S'funny y'know.  About a month after I first saw the Gamling figure and foolishly left it on the pegs, I went back to that rural Walmart.  Whaddya know, they still had one of three that I originally saw :o  Oh, Beth...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on October 7, 2004, 11:41 PM
Brian...I saw a bunch of the new TTT at TRU today...almost all Frodo's and Aragorns so they should be there a while.  If you want me to pick them up for you I can, but you may also want to keep an eye on the local store ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on October 8, 2004, 08:53 AM
Thanks Scott, I'll check it out today actually and see.  Not a real good time for them to hit though, since I've been spending so much on Star Wars lately :).  Thanks for the heads up though, I appreciate it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on October 9, 2004, 06:55 PM
Ordered Birthday Bilbo and Coronation Gimli from Amazon today. Gil-Galad and Elrond aren't in stock right now, but I don't want to spend $100 right now to catch up.

Still need Shelob, the Coronation set, and TTT wave 3.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on October 10, 2004, 12:52 AM
Those are hanging around up here, lmk if you need any help.  Well, not Gamling, but I do have the rest of that wave, coronation set is at TRU and Gil-Galad and Elrond are peg warming for the time being.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 10, 2004, 12:56 AM
Still trying to find Gamiling and the Orc from the new TTT assortment.  Haven't seen hide nor hair of those yet, just the new Aragorn, reissue Frodo & Boromir.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2004, 10:44 AM
TRU should have them (the TTT Wave) soon I would guess, I'm happy to be caught up for a while here. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2004, 10:50 AM
Oh, and is Wave 4 due this month still or have they been pushed backa few months (as most Toy Biz product has been)

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING  
ASST 4 Available October 2004
- Gandalf The Grey
- Super Poseable Strider
- Super Poseable Boromir
- Isildur
- Bilbo Transfixed
- Legolas
- Peter Jackson Hobbit (not listed at The Outer Reaches)


THE TWO TOWERS
ASST 4 Available October 2004
- Legolas with Sound
- Theodred
- Dungeons of Isengard Orc Captain (former Orc Brute)
- Super Poseable Shagrat
- Gates of Mordor Sam
- Gandalf the White (listed at CMDStore)
- King Theoden in Armor (listed at CMDStore)
- Gollum with Sound (listed at The Outer Reaches)
- Smeagol with Sound (listed at The Outer Reaches)
- Hamma


THE RETURN OF THE KING
ASST 4 Available October 2004
- Shelob Attack Frodo
- Denethor
- Prologue Smeagol
- Gorbag
- Gondorian Guard
- Aragorn W/ Anduril
- Sam In Orc Armor

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING  
ASST 5 Available 2005
- Weather Top Strider
- Talking Flaming Ringwraith
- Talking Rivendell Arwen
- Council Legolas
- Dark Galadriel


THE TWO TOWERS
ASST 5 Available 2005
- Aged King Theoden
- Battle Cry Uruk-Hai
- Sword Attack Aragorn
- Talking Balrog Battle Gandalf

THE RETURN OF THE KING
ASST 5 Available 2005
- Legolas
- Light Up Eye Of Sauron
- Gothmog
- Mount Doom Frodo
- Mount Doom Sam

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on October 11, 2004, 12:44 PM
Ah, dumb question, but what's the difference between a super poseable Strider and sp Aragorn? ???

And what are the hot figures from these lineups?  I'm happy to pick them up for anyone that needs them.  I've had good luck, so long as I grab them when I first see them.  And you don't mind bilogo cards that is. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2004, 12:47 PM
Well, he changed outfits once they got to Rivendell so I'd say Strider will be representative of the first 1/4 of FOTR

Not sure on the case packs yet so its unclear as to the "hot" figure

BTW Brent, you see Vision and Hawkeye from ML please pick them up for me!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on October 11, 2004, 02:06 PM
Yeah, Vision and Hawkeye will be the same as Phoenix, I'll buy every one I see.  No worries.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on October 13, 2004, 08:49 PM
Saw the Coronation set at Wal-Mart today, but I passed on it since I bought Bossk and Aayla Unleashed. D'oh!

My Amazon order should all be here by Friday, and I'll be happy to get some new LOTR figures. It's been awhile.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on October 14, 2004, 08:38 AM
I actually noticed our Wal-Mart has the Coronation set as well.  They were sitting kind of on a backshelf by the bikes (along with one OTC Millennium Falcon).  Didn't even know they had them.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on October 26, 2004, 10:56 AM
Wave 3 TTT in stock (except Gamling)

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/tb_menu.asp
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on October 26, 2004, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the heads up Scott, I might have to pick them up there.  I've kind of been wanting to get a nice version of both Aragorn and Frodo, and there hasn't been anything new LOTR-wise around here in a looooong time.  Plus, $5.99 each for those anyways is pretty close to retail, depending on how much shipping is.  We'll have to see.  Thanks for the link though!

**Ah, I see shipping is a flat rate of $4.99.  I'll have to decide if I should just wait for them to show up in the stores or not.  Hmmm...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on October 28, 2004, 06:16 PM
(http://img86.exs.cx/img86/6923/Isildur.jpg)


(http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/3779750/1093165162484_lotr_rotk_b.jpg)

How the Eye figure will have 38 POA is a mystery for the ages. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on November 8, 2004, 11:48 AM
Thanks for those pics Ben.  I noticed today that theGD.com has some Pics (http://www.thegd.com/) up of FOTR Series 4.  Apparently they have been released in Singapore.  This wave doesn't look too bad...apparently the SP Strider is missing thus far though, don't know if it is delayed or what.  Click the linky for some pics.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on November 8, 2004, 05:04 PM
I really wish I would have waited for Gandalf the Gray as that one looks fantastic, but one of each of this line is enough.  All I need out of this group is Isildur (and PJ, of course  ;)).

Very cool pic's though and I await their arrival to Canada (since they never seem to stop in Michigan ::) ).

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on November 8, 2004, 05:08 PM
I think I'll just be buying Bilbo, Isildur, Strider and PJ (who has Scalper Target written all over it), Boromir is a maybe

Gandalf and Legolas don't seem that improved over previous versions
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on November 8, 2004, 06:05 PM
I'm beginning to think there's a shred of truth to that story a few pages back about certain TRUs dropping the LOTR and ML lines. My local one hasn't received ANYTHING from these lines for months.

And I've been to two other Iowa TRUs recently, and they've had the latest figures on the pegs from those lines.

It just isn't fair. :'(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2004, 09:12 PM
Hey, I'm happy to trade with anyone that needs them, we seem of late to be leading the pack.  Most we see are on the bilogo packaging, but if you open, I'll happily assist in any way I can.  Beth, of course, already has her order in. 

Quote
and PJ (who has Scalper Target written all over it),

 :-X
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 8, 2004, 11:11 PM
Just outta curiosity, is there SOMEWHERE I can go and find a complete list of LOTR figures released so far?

My brother's in school for his Dr., and he's busy busy of course, and I try keeping him updated on LOTR but I know now he's VERY behind.  I've never seen a Shelob for example (I'd like one for myself even) and he's behind all the nifty army builders once rumored, and the other Elf, etc., etc...

I just saw SA Arargorn and Frodo the other day he and I were out, and my brother got them, and I got him a Faramir in armor too, but those are the ONLY new figures he has gotten in what feels like a year.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on November 9, 2004, 08:35 AM
Quote
I'm beginning to think there's a shred of truth to that story a few pages back about certain TRUs dropping the LOTR and ML lines. My local one hasn't received ANYTHING from these lines for months.

I was wondering about this as well.  At our TRU here in town, there hasn't been a new LOTR of ML figure on the pegs since we've moved here (in May).  All of their LOTR stuff is on an endcap there, and it is all old packaging Smeagol/Gollums.  They also have a few of the box sets (clear Gollum/Sam/Frodo being the most prevalent), but that's about it.  They have very few ML figs on the pegs, and the ones they do have are Gambit, Beast, and the first Punisher.  I wonder if that rumor is true, it would make some sense then I guess.  I keep holding out to find the new Frodo and Aragorn there, but I don't think its going to happen.  Now if Amazon (or Target/Wal-Mart locally) would just get in gear and stock the latest waves.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on November 9, 2004, 04:38 PM
Beth, of course, already has her order in.


 ;D


PS;  Jesse, I am working on that list.  I actually have my own but I know I've seen it somewhere on line so I'll search tonight and see if I can find it...otherwise I can post mine.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 9, 2004, 11:13 PM
Either or would be great Beth.  I just wanna know what I'm looking for at this point because I'm lost, what with tons of repacks and confusion over what's new and what isn't...

Saw the SA Frodo/Aragorn, like I said, and would've just skipped them thinking they were just the other Frodo/Aragorns that clog the pegs.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on November 12, 2004, 10:06 PM
Sorry I am so late on the list. I was trying to fix mine because I couldn't find the one I wanted and I stumbled across this one at the Green Dragon:

6" ToyBiz Figures (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/list_toy.asp?Comp=TB&Cat=6-Inch)

if you scroll down some, you can actually get some variation pictures per movie (but it isn't complete yet).
I can add mine also if you would like but it's long (due to the Excel spreadsheet format) though it is in movie order also. LMK.

Beth


Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on November 13, 2004, 09:09 PM
Just as an update of what is happening up here right now, we're still getting the Gamling wave, enough of it in fact to the point where I am leaving this guy on the pegs after finding him in the middle of a Saturday :o  Question is will he be hot in a year or not?   :-\

No sign yet of the new waves, hoping they show in time for Christmas.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 14, 2004, 04:03 AM
Thanks Beth,

Now I just gotta sort through and figure out what's out there he doesn't have.  I know Gamling's among them, but there's a LOT more.  Moria Orc and some olders like that that were tough to get, but it's mostly new stuff...  At least the Shelob wave onward.  And I wanted one of her too.   ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 16, 2004, 06:38 PM
Wow, my brother finally got off his ass and sent me what he needs.  Here's his list...  Any good leads where to find it, for relatively cheap?  Or is any of it NOT shipping anymore?

-the twilight frodo, plus whoever comes in the twilight 3 pack other
than the ringwraith...gollum maybe?
-the mouth of sauron from the mordor pack
-the coronation pack, specifically the arwen and eowyn figs
-gondorian soldier
-coronation gimli
-gondorian citadel guard
-gamling the rohirrim
-theodred
-isildur (prologue)
-elendil (prologue)
-gil galad (prologue)
-celeborn (not sure they ever followed through on him)
-dunlending wild man (again, not sure they followed through)
-bilbo transfixed
-birthday bilbo
-prologue bilbo
-prologue smeagol
-peter jackson as hobbit
-superposable Boromir, the original fellowship sculpt (not sure they
followed through here)
-shelob
-shagrat
-gorbag
-isengard orc
-nazgul
-denethor
-superposable fishing gollum
-gothmog (again, not sure they followed through here on captain gimpy)

Half this stuff I didn't even know about...  Gothmog for one.   ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on November 16, 2004, 06:51 PM
Over half that stuff hasn't hit the shelves yet.  As for Gamling, Gimli-coronation, Bilbo,Shelob and a few bad guys - they have been found at TRU mainly and if your brother is an opener - Morgbug might be able to help you out.

The two female figures from the coronation set have not been released individually yet but the coronation set itself is at Walmart and TRU ( I can get you that if you need it).  The Mouth of Sauron is also not available individually yet.  The Ringbearers giftpack is still at TRU stores and was at Amazon.com for awhile.  Isuldur and Gil Gilad have been seen warming the pegs also and were also available on line (another 'check with Brent' on these guys).

The rest of them are pending release around the holiday season (sooner in some areas) and you should be able to score them online or in stores.

So, he's not in bad shape after all  ;).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2004, 10:59 PM
Did someone mention the LOTR pimps name?

I have the following, some are on bilogo cards though, as Beth indicated, those tend to pass for openers in the US:

-the coronation pack, specifically the arwen -Arwen I have solo, cannot help with the other, one of those nasty gotta buy the pack to get the one figure deals.
-gamling the rohirrim
-elendil (prologue)
-gil galad (prologue)
-birthday bilbo - not in hand, but in stores here still, should be there
-shelob
-isengard orc

Twilight three packs were Gollum, Sam and Frodo.  Still at our TRUs but a horrendous price point, especially after adding in our taxes. 

I can do all of the above (save the twilight three pack) for $8.50 a figure.  I know it's high, but the US dollar has been sucking and we get raped up here on toy prices (at least $8.95 each plus 14% tax).  Shipping, of course, is extra. 

I'll trade as well, if that helps, but not much I need, aside from the post-OTC wave.  Can always use more VOTC stormies too, but then we need to balance the $$ fairly. 

No worries if not, with Christmas coming, these may flood the pegs.  I just plan on taking mine back fairly soon is all.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 17, 2004, 03:07 AM
Beth, thanks for the heads up that he's NOT as bad off as he and I had predicted.

Morg, I'm gonna try finding them here...  If desperation sets in though, my bro's an opener and we may be sending a distress call your way.

I wanted a few of the army builder-esque guys myself too, and Shelob...  I'm cutting most of the LOTR stuff out though, due to $$$ just not being there for it.  Having a significant other can cost too much, and so do Star Wars things, so something had to give...  LOTR was right there.

For you LOTR fans though, you may find it interesing/sad/humorous that I have a "J.R.R. Tolkein Studies I" course next semester.  I don't know how to view that, but it sounded great...  And yes, it's just a BS filler course for my Gen Electives, but I want to take stuff I think I'm gonna like for many of those, short of a few to give my major(s) some focus.

Anyway, thought you'd enjoy that.

I'll keep hopping in here with little updates on what my bro has/doesn't have.

I know he and I are both wanting the Super Poseable Boromir, and I wanna nab the Aragorn (any resculpt that's SP really).  Should be fun tracking all this down.   /end sarcasm
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on November 17, 2004, 10:03 AM
No worries Jesse. 

The offer for a trade stands though, one for one.  Our prices suck as a rule, so a Star Wars basic figure is the same price as a LOTR figure, actually more in the case of TRU ::)  So if you or your bro feel like trading and come across the post OTC  basic figs at some point, I'm more than happy to do a one for one trade. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 17, 2004, 04:37 PM
I'll try finding them Morg, but so far only one sighting in my neck of the woods unfortunately, and sold out.  I'll try though!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on November 19, 2004, 10:15 PM
Scored Elrond, Shelob, Boromir, and SP Aragorn from BBTS whilst I was picking up some Star Wars figures. So now I need Gil-Galad, Gamling, Isengard Orc, TTT 4, and ROTK 4 (yeah, they're out now.)

Not bad, I guess. I wish local retailers would carry these a little better, so those of us who don't own Gamling or the rotocast Troll won't get so hosed on ebay.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on November 19, 2004, 11:00 PM
Same offer for you Ben, I'm leaving Gamlings behind on pegs every day.  My price ain't great, but it beats ebay and it's what I have to pay.  Will also trade straight up if you need the help.  Gil-Galad, Gamling, Isengard Orc are all pretty easy for me.  Of course Gamling will disappear fairly quickly but there is that one in my trunk ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Famine on November 19, 2004, 11:02 PM
Same offer for you Ben, I'm leaving Gamlings behind on pegs every day. My price ain't great, but it beats ebay and it's what I have to pay. Will also trade straight up if you need the help. Gil-Galad, Gamling, Isengard Orc are all pretty easy for me. Of course Gamling will disappear fairly quickly but there is that one in my trunk ;)


What does the Isengard Orc look like, because I am intruged. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on November 20, 2004, 01:40 AM
What are you looking for, Morgbug?  Maybe we can work out a trade.   :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on November 20, 2004, 01:42 AM
My wants are listed in the trade section.  Drop me a pm on what you need/want, I'm headed off to bed, so sorry for being a lazy ass in response to your question :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on November 20, 2004, 08:23 PM
I don't have anything on your list, unfortunately.  Oh, well.  The Green Dragon has carded pics of TTT and ROTK 4 up.  Hama!  Just more figs I'll never see around here.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on November 22, 2004, 10:37 AM
I was just looking over those pics over at TheGD as well, some of them don't look too bad.  Looks like I'll be able to pick up a Sam if I ever see it, and after I finally talk the Mrs. into the SP Frodo and Aragorn that are currently out, that will be the last one I really want to pick up.  Some other neat stuff coming up the way it looks too.  I wonder how much longer this line can/will go on.  Maybe its just me, but it doesn't seem like people are "buzzing" about it quite as much anymore, probably due to the fact that the movies are all through the theatres and done with (until someone does The Hobbit thing).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on November 22, 2004, 10:45 AM
Sweet pics, some of those are head scratchers but they are also at the point where they are stretching it as is.  I've never understood why they would make a Theodred

As such, I think I'll be buying:

Hama
Theodred
Isengard Orc Captain
Shagrat

Citadel Guard
Gorbag with webbed Frodo
Denethor
Smeagol

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on November 30, 2004, 12:15 AM
Sweet pic of the Pelennor Fields set coming out sometime next year.
Three all-new figures in the set makes it a must-buy for me, though local retail has zero faith in this line. Which sucks.

(http://www.thegd.com/images/Toys/Toybiz/Trilogy_ROTK/Giftset_Pelennor_Front.jpg)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on November 30, 2004, 09:41 AM
If anyone is interested, BigBadToyStore has the following figures in stock (as of 8:30 Central this morning):

ROTK Series 4 - Set of 5 (Gorbag, Denethor, Shelob Attack Frodo, Smeagol, Minis Tirath Guard)
ROTK Series 4 Shelob Attack Frodo (Individual Figure)
Two Towers Series 4 - Set of 8 (Orc Captain, Shagrat, Hama, Theodred, Legolas, Gate of Mordor Sam, Gollum, Smeagol)
Two Towers Series 4 - (Available as Individual Figures) - Theodred, Shagrat, Legolas, Sam

They also have TT and ROTK Series 3 available.  You can check them all out HERE (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/tb_menu.asp) if interested
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on November 30, 2004, 10:29 AM
I ordered the ROTK figs but passed on the TTT stuff, half of those a resculpts and I've had great luck finding them when they come out...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 1, 2004, 02:07 AM
Super posability sucks.

I got my stuff from BBTS today, and when I opened my SP Aragorn, I discovered a torso joint that's loose, and a right arm that feels like it's about to fall off.

I used to dig SP figures, but now that Toy Biz has brought it to LOTR and ruined some otherwise good figures (my SP Frodo is the same way), I'm having second thoughts about it. I've quite a few ML figures that have loose or stuck joints right out of the package. Sure, '1,000,000 Points of Articulation' looks great on the package, but these toys are over-engineered to the point of being useless.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 1, 2004, 05:35 AM
I got SP Aragorn the other night...

My stance on articulation stands that figures should be sporting super articulation, however I think the toe-tip and finger articulation is pushing it.  It's too fragile and unsturdy.

I'd say he'd be cool if he could hold his sword and stand...  Nix those 4 points, and I'm pretty happy.  I can deal with the torso since it holds...  it's loose, but it holds.

The headsculpt...  That and the fact my Aragorn's sword wasn't painted either.  Those things bummed me out more. :(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 1, 2004, 08:55 AM
I kind of agree on the articulation issue.  It is nice, and neat, to have a lot of posability in the figure, but many times....specifically with Toy Biz figures....the joints are (or become) loose with little to no time spent even messing with/posing the figures.  I'm not someone that changes the poses of my figures consistently, but many of my Toy Biz figures are quite loose right off the bat.  I haven't had as much trouble with the few LOTR figures I have, but more so in the Marvel area.  The joint that seems to consistently give me troubles is in the ankle/foot area.  My SP Spidey 2 Spider-Man constnatly falls over, just because his left ankle gives out.  It is one of my favorite figures otherwise, but I've considered buying another just because I'm tired of it being so loose at certain joints.  I suppose the same problem would happen with another one too though, or maybe just a different joint.

That is disheartening to hear about the Aragorn/Frodo problems.  I believe my wife ordered me those figures for Christmas (I don't have any version of either character, and held out for better ones...hoped that these would be it).  Hopefully they aren't ruined by loose joints or anything.  I guess that is the problem with the "super poseable"....although it is really cool, sometimes it just goes too far...especially when it leads to loose joints without even being played with or used.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 6, 2004, 10:34 PM
Received my LOTR ROTK figures last Friday and they are spectacular, not so much Shelob Frodo but the other four are great

As much as I love this line I don't see much hope for it past Toy Fair 2005...although figures don't seem to be sitting AND they seem to be pretty easy to obtain, sort of like the Simpsons were, which is good
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 7, 2004, 01:25 AM
They aren't easy to obtain here, but the local Wal-Marts have stocked and sold FOTR Trilogy Wave 1 several times, so that's good.

I just wish they'd stock newer stuff, since my local TRU is one of the few that stopped stocking ML and LOTR.

About the line in general-- I don't think there are many characters left to do anymore. The only one I can think of is Deagol. We have Denethor, Shelob, and even a living Theodred, so I don't see much else left for TB to do, besides more Frodos, Aragorns, and Legolases.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 7, 2004, 08:58 AM
Our local TRU is the same way, haven't seen new LOTR (or ML) stock since we moved here 6 months ago.  They have an endcap filled with Gollums, and a few of the other boxsets (TABA, Ringbearers clear pack), but that is it.  Also, the Gollums are the old boxed style.  Target and Wal-Mart are restocking with older waves of the Trilogy line as well, haven't seen anything past the Morgul Lord/KOTD wave here this year.  At least the newer figures seem to be offered online fairly regularly and somewhat cheaply now, I see even Amazon has (or has had) some of the newer waves from time to time.

I've been wondering too how much longer this line would last.  Although I don't know nearly as much about it as many of you do, and have a pretty small collection, I'll be sad to see it go.  But, at the same time, I don't know that there is much left to make aside from getting into numerous resculpts of the main characters...which probably aren't needed.  Plus, at least around here, it sure looks like it is losing retail support without any new movies on the way.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 7, 2004, 09:30 AM
I keep losing this list but here it is again

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING   
ASST 4 Available October 2004
- Gandalf The Grey
- Super Poseable Boromir
- Isildur
- Bilbo Transfixed
- Legolas
- Peter Jackson Hobbit
- Strider Super Poseable (perhaps postponed)


THE TWO TOWERS
ASST 4 Available October 2004
- Legolas with Sound (REPACK)
- Theodred
- Dungeons of Isengard Orc Captain (former Orc Brute)
- Super Poseable Shagrat
- Gates of Mordor Sam (New Super Posable)
- Gollum with Sound
- Hamma


THE RETURN OF THE KING
ASST 4 Available October 2004
- Shelob Attack Frodo
- Denethor
- Prologue Smeagol
- Gorbag
- Gondorian Guard
- Super Posable Aragorn W/ Anduril (REPACK)
- Sam in Orc Armor (REPACK)


THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING   
ASST 5 Available 2005
- Weather Top Strider
- Talking Flaming Ringwraith
- Talking Rivendell Arwen
- Council Legolas
- Dark Galadriel


THE TWO TOWERS
ASST 5 Available 2005
- Aged King Theoden
- Battle Cry Uruk-Hai
- Sword Attack Aragorn
- Talking Balrog Battle Gandalf

THE RETURN OF THE KING
ASST 5 Available 2005
- Legolas
- Light Up Eye Of Sauron
- Gothmog
- Mount Doom Frodo
- Mount Doom Sam
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 7, 2004, 03:40 PM
Thanks for the list Scott.  The Green Dragon (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/list_toy.asp?Comp=TB&Cat=6-Inch) has put up some loose images of TTT Wave 4 if anyone is interested.  Sounds like this, along with ROTK Wave 4 are both starting to show up at TRU stores.  Of course, we've seen nothing but Gollums here since May, so I'm not holding my breath :).  Good luck to everyone searching!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 9, 2004, 12:25 AM
The GD (http://www.thegd.com/) also has preorders from Amazon listed too.

I went ahead and preordered all of them except the Legolas figures, and the Peter Jackson hobbit wasn't listed.

I know it's an Amazon preorder, but I'll bet there's better luck in getting these than Marvel Legends.

Anyway, when I finished the checkout, it said the items wouldn't ship till Febuary 7th.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 9, 2004, 12:58 AM
Still just not finding much here.  However I did get Isildur for my brother, and Gil Galad as well.  And the Mouth of Sauron set, which is mostly figures he has so he may give me those, but I figured he'd want the MOS figure.

Not a ton of stuff out there in my area though, and I still have yet to see a Shelob for my brother and me.   :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on December 9, 2004, 08:42 PM
Nothing doing here at all.  Series 3 and 4 et all never got here.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 10, 2004, 12:10 AM
I might be headed to either CR or DM this weekend, Darby, so I'll keep my eyes open for new stuff when I'm out.

I've recently been to both cities, and their SW and LOTR selection kicks the local scene's ass.

Just LMK what you're looking for. I know I'm still in the market for Gamling and Gil-Galad.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 10, 2004, 01:18 AM
I've seen Frodo from Shelob's cave recently, but not much else.  I'd really like to get Denethor, Gorbag & the Citadel Guard.  No luck yet, though.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on December 10, 2004, 01:37 AM
My problem is, I'm kinda looking for everything.  But to limit it to most important:

SW: just Jawas now.  And just missed them the other day at WM.  Sigh.

For LOTR, I'd say the Citidel Guard, Gamling and or Hamma, SP Boromir, Moria Orc... basically any orcs or rare guys you might find.  Thanks a bunch Ben.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 10, 2004, 04:05 AM
So, basically, all the stuff I'm still looking for. Gotcha. ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on December 10, 2004, 04:10 PM
Yup.   ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 11, 2004, 06:56 PM
I actually managed to find Denethor, prologue Smeagol, Citadel Guard, Gorbag & Frodo this evening.  Very cool figures!  I'm going to have to buy at least a couple more Citadel Guards.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on December 11, 2004, 09:10 PM
My son picked me up the Citadel Guard at TRU in Ann Arbor, MI yesterday so at least they are starting to hit downstate.  I doubt if I will ever see them come to Walmart in the U.P.  :-\.

Nicklab, how was the paint job on Denethor??  I've been reading some people have passed on him due to the poor quality.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 12, 2004, 11:25 AM
Looks okay to me.  I actually passed on the Frodo for paint issues though.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 12, 2004, 07:20 PM
Ventured southwards again today, and all I got was a Shelob Attack Frodo.

While it's better than a nut check, I just hate the thought that I'm going to have to get the rest of the wave online.

Darby, I didn't find anything else, unless you wanted SP Aragorn and Frodo, which I didn't pick up. I think BBTS has 'em on the cheap right now. $4.99.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 13, 2004, 11:12 PM
Saw the new FOTR Boromir at TRU tonight, left him though, but it also means I missed PJ and Isildur :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 13, 2004, 11:44 PM
Isildur is the FOTR figure I REALLY want.  Such a pivotal character in the Prologue, and they've waited to do him until now?!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 13, 2004, 11:46 PM
I don't know if I've seen for sure or not but is Jackson shipping in every case (1 per) or is he a chase?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 14, 2004, 12:03 AM
I thought the PJ figure was shipping in a Fellowship 10-pack.  Am I incorrect?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 14, 2004, 12:05 AM
Yeah he's in there but he's also shipping with this Wave

(http://i1.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/07/67/6a_1_b.JPG)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 14, 2004, 12:06 AM
Cool.  I guess I'll have to hunt for that one.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 14, 2004, 12:17 AM
Most sites are calling it (and selling it as) a chase, but I do believe it's a 1x per case figure.

Amazon didn't have it listed for preorder, so that doesn't make me happy.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 14, 2004, 12:05 PM
That's what I thought, Ben.  Boromir looked nice but it wasn't 1000x better than the first one so I left him.  Legolas I think is just a repack with maybe a new head and so is Gandalf.  Isildur, Transfixed Bilbo and Peter Jackson is all I'll be getting from that Wave

I'm becoming more and more choosy with this line as time goes on and part of that is that my new shelf is almost full of figures.  Even next year doesn't have a lot of stuff I'll be picking up yet
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on December 14, 2004, 03:25 PM
BBTS has the new waves up for preorder, and one of them includes figures I hadn't seen listed before, like a Gondorian Archer and Frodo w/ Book.  Also a new Eowyn and WK.  I wonder if the archer is the Ithilien one or a Minas Tirith one.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 14, 2004, 03:49 PM
I was just re-watching the Trilogy over the past few days, and here's another figure that could stand to be done:  The Numenorean Soldiers from the Prologue!  We've got Prologue figures like the Prologue Elf Warrior, Elrond, Gil Galad, Sauron, Elendil and now Isildur.  The Numenorean soldiers look pretty cool, too.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 15, 2004, 12:49 AM
I was out tonight doing some X-Mas shopping.  Not ONE new LOTR figure.  The TRU I was at had the old packaging gollums actually, and not another figure in the store.

I got some stuff for my bro, but nowhere near what all I wanted.  I was hoping for Shelob for the two of us at least, and maybe some of the army builders he's missing like the last Rohan guy, the Isengard Orc, or Shagrat or something...  But nada on the shelves really.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 15, 2004, 02:21 AM
It might be too late for Christmas shopping, but BBTS does have Shelob in stock now.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 15, 2004, 02:54 AM
I'm trying to hold off for stores, but it's seeming less and less likely to be...  may just have to try BBTS.  :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 15, 2004, 08:39 AM
Stopped in at TRU yesterday, and the LOTR endcap...which was previously filled with just old Gollums, is now totally empty.  There are a few of the "box sets", such as TABA and the clear Sam/Frodo/Gollum, scattered about....but that's it.  I'm surprised the rest of those Gollums sold, but I didn't look around much so maybe they just got tossed in a clearance bin.  They were already on clearance for about $3 I think.  There hasn't been anything new Lord of the Rings (or Marvel Legends for that matter) at this store since the early summer, and I'm starting to wonder if there will be again.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 15, 2004, 02:01 PM
You remember that little nugget I copied and pasted from The GD a few months back? About some TRUs not carrying ML and LOTR anymore?

Well, that's the case. It has struck my TRU as well, and since they aren't a player anymore, there is absolutely NO new LOTR around here.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 15, 2004, 02:06 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too Ben.  I figured our store here must have been one of the ones that has been that way, because we haven't seen anything from either LOTR or ML for ages.  Do you know, do these stores ever intend on getting back "in the game"?  The only place getting LOTR in town here anymore seems to be Wal-Mart, but it is mostly older Trilogy cases...and the Coronation sets I believe were there too.  Haven't seen anything locally past the King of the Dead wave.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 15, 2004, 03:34 PM
You remember that little nugget I copied and pasted from The GD a few months back? About some TRUs not carrying ML and LOTR anymore?

Well, that's the case. It has struck my TRU as well, and since they aren't a player anymore, there is absolutely NO new LOTR around here.

Same thing happened by me.  But in the case of my local store they stopped carrying Marvel Legends but kept on carrying LOTR.  What's even more bizarre is that this store was the second leading seller of Marvel Legends in the Toys R Us chain.  No wonder TRU is in financial trouble.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 16, 2004, 02:58 AM
I hope maybe now that toymakers are trying to help TRU battle Wal-Mart, TRU will start carrying these lines again, because it isn't easy to beat WM if you have less product in your aisles.

Of course, Toy Biz doesn't really  give a **** about anything other than money (customer satisfaction isn't high on their list), and it really doesn't matter to them where it comes from. The only thing that some TRUs are carrying that's made by Toy Biz seems to be the Spider-Man lines, so they don't seem to 'need' TRU the way Hasbro and Mattel do.
But that's just my take. Armchair businessman.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 17, 2004, 12:12 PM
Yeah he's in there but he's also shipping with this Wave

(http://i1.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/07/67/6a_1_b.JPG)

Beth is the proud owner of this as soon as I send it to her.  I can pick them up for whomever likes them as I see them.  Pretty sure it's one per case.  Have an Isildur for anyone that wants one too, I picked it up by mistake for Beth and it's not on her list.  Only the Fellowship packages have shown and it looks like they got put out today, so I didn't miss much while I was away (except NHL9 >:()
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2004, 12:30 PM
Oooh oooh ooh  I want one!
And I'll take Isildur!
And Bilbo Transfixed if you see one of those :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2004, 12:32 PM
And...if you get TTT Series 4 up there I need:

Theodred
Dungeons of Isengard Orc Captain
Uruk-Hai Warrior - Shagrat
Gates of Mordor Sam
Hama
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: DSJ on December 17, 2004, 12:34 PM
I never seen that before. 8) You know where I'm at, like I can find stuff around here! :-\

Except for NHL 9. :-*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 17, 2004, 12:54 PM
Oooh oooh ooh I want one!
And I'll take Isildur!
And Bilbo Transfixed if you see one of those :)

 :-\ I left Bilbo transfixed on the pegs.  I have to pick up my daughter later, I'll see if it's there. 

I expect TTT can't be far behind.  Just selling off the old stock of the last release.  Surprised to find it at Wally though, they dogged it for a while then started up again with the SP wave. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2004, 12:59 PM
I think the local TRU will eventually get them, ROTK 4 has been on the pegs a couple of times and is actually starting to hang.  I guess I'm more worried about the 1 per casers like Hama.  But if you find them, I'll take them :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on December 17, 2004, 01:28 PM
Yeah he's in there but he's also shipping with this Wave

(http://i1.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/07/67/6a_1_b.JPG)

Beth is the proud owner of this as soon as I send it to her.

 ;D

So how many beers do I owe you?? Damn, I'm gonna have to set aside a wad of cash just for the bar bill at C3!!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 17, 2004, 11:52 PM
Scott, I picked up a transfixed Bilbo for you today.  Working on your Jackson. 

Y'know, with just a few minor letter changes, those sentences could be quite lewd :-*
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 18, 2004, 06:09 AM
Point of curiosity:  did anyone ever wind up seeing the Berserker Troll from ROTK?  Was it just incredibly rare, or did it just not come out?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 18, 2004, 03:18 PM
I saw the Eomer is was supposedly packed with, but never the Troll itself.

Which sucks, since this Troll looked far better than the Cave one.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 18, 2004, 07:44 PM
Point of curiosity: did anyone ever wind up seeing the Berserker Troll from ROTK? Was it just incredibly rare, or did it just not come out?

It did not show up around here.  The larger items never really showed up at retail, in spite of earlier items selling very quickly.  TRU was the only one that carried the larger sets (except the 9 pack and There and Back Again sets) but they declined to carry later releases.  As with TRU, it was inexplicable, as usual. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 19, 2004, 08:36 PM
If it's just the armored troll, with the chain, TRU had those here...  I picked one up when I saw it because they'd had a bunch, then were down to one, so I wanted one...  Far superior to the first troll (much better quality materials).

The Fell's something that rarely showed here, but I did see ONE not too long ago.  that thing was just not common...

On a LOTR note for me, I picked up a prologue elf because A) I never got one for myself, but rather for my brother...  and B) I've now seen him like 3 times repacked, so I figured  I'd get one for me. 

This is also the first figure I've seen, that was sorta new (wasn't there the last time I was there anyway) at any store in a long time other than the few figures I did get my brother for X-Mas.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 19, 2004, 09:42 PM
If it's just the armored troll, with the chain, TRU had those here... I picked one up when I saw it because they'd had a bunch, then were down to one, so I wanted one... Far superior to the first troll (much better quality materials).


No, this is the one with all of the armor and the sword that storms Minas Tirith.  I'm not talking about the one from the Black Gates.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on December 19, 2004, 09:54 PM

No, this is the one with all of the armor and the sword that storms Minas Tirith. I'm not talking about the one from the Black Gates.

Never seen it (but hey, I don't see much of anything anymore) but no one over at GD has mentioned buying one in the threads I poked around in earlier so I'm going with the theory it wasn't released.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 19, 2004, 10:33 PM
This is the piece I'm talking about:

(http://www.thegd.com/images/Toys/Toybiz/ROTK/Roto_Troll_Front.jpg)

It looks like it's supposed to ship with the rotocast line.  Has it just not shipped yet?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 19, 2004, 10:35 PM
Ah, not seen it either...

Then again, I've yet to see a lot of '04 LOTR product...  To the point I lost complete track of most of it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 20, 2004, 03:44 PM
This news is a couple of days old, but the GreenDragon posted a possible listing of some upcoming figure waves for 2005.  Included are:

FOTR Wave 5 (May/June 2005):
Weather Top Strider, Talking Flaming Ringwraith, Boromir with Sound, Council Legolas, Dark Galadriel

TTT Wave 5 (May/June 2005):
Aged King Theoden, Battle Cry Uruk-Hai, Sword Attack Aragorn, Talking Balrog-Battle Gandalf

ROTK Wave 5 (May/June 2005):
Legolas, Eye of Sauron, Gothmog, Mount Doom Frodo, Mount Doom Sam
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2004, 02:20 AM
They said something about those being die-cast figures too, which was strange.

This line is starting to suffer from the 1998 POTF2 syndrome- they've done all the background characters that'd sell, so now they're doing crazy variants on ground they've already tread.

Talking figures really don't excite me all that much, so if they are indeed part of the regular 6" line, I hope they have really kick-ass sculpts.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on December 21, 2004, 05:21 AM
I'm about ready to jump ship on LOTR.  The frustration of not finding ANYTHING AT ALL gets to you after a while.  I thnk it's just our town though.  People on other boards elsewhere seem to be rolling in the new waves.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2004, 12:11 PM
I'm hoping that next month's resets will bring us a good selection of new product. Though we might be hosed on the Gil-Galad and Gamling waves.

The thing I don't understand is the pegs get filled and emptied quite often. Why no new stuff? The W'loo Wal-Mart sold all theirs and filled the space with Megaman nonsense, and the other stores that carry these just have a few FOTR Frodos hanging tough.

bull****, I say.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 21, 2004, 12:14 PM
This list is now confirmed?  Not much new on there that I'll be picking up (which is the case with FOTR,TTT and ROTK Waves 4 too I guess) which I agree means we really are on the last legs of whats to come.  And really...there isn't a whole heck of a lot to still make IMO
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2004, 01:40 PM
WOOHOO!  Scored Isildur and Transfixed Bilbo last night.  They look awesome.  But the real score?  Someone's got an extra Battle Troll that they're going to trade to me.  Un-friggin-believable!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on December 21, 2004, 02:54 PM
Someone's got an extra Battle Troll that they're going to trade to me.

Well, then I guess they were released!! Nice score on the new figures, btw.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2004, 03:12 PM
Quote
Well, then I guess they were released!!  Nice score on the new figures, btw.

Someone told me at another forum that the Battle Troll shipped with the rotocast Eomer.  I had seen the Eomer, but never the troll.  And since Toy Biz doesn't really show what's current on any of their cardbacks, and their site it terribly out of date, who would have known?

As for the figures,the Isildur looks great. This is one figure I've been hoping they would make ever since The Fellowship Of The Ring came out. I'm just a little surprised that they didn't include 2 accessories with Isildur. First, the shard or Narsil. Second, the One Ring. Those would have been such natural accessories to pack in with this figure.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2004, 03:38 PM
Where did you find them Nick, regular retail or a comic-type store? 

Apparently Jackson is commanding $30+ right now on evilbay ::)  Show some patience people. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2004, 03:45 PM
Regular retail.  There's been such an influx there due to the holidays that I'm actually finding some stuff.

I saw the rest of the new FOTR wave except for the PJ hobbit.  They all look really good.  Getting Peter Jackson would be pretty cool though.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2004, 03:52 PM
Thanks.  Are you just seeing the Fellowship stuff, or is the TTT stuff around too?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2004, 04:12 PM
I've heard reports that the new TTT figures are showing up, but I haven't seen them yet.  I also just recently got the new ROTK wave with Gorbag, Denethor, Citadel Guard & Prologue Smeagol.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 22, 2004, 09:06 AM
Well, the LOTR section has officially disappeared at our local TRU now.  Stopped in there yesterday to check things out, and the endcap that used to be full of old Gollums and some of the figure packs has now been replaced with some other toys (not even action figures, not sure exactly what it was).  I saw a few of the box sets now scattered in the action figure aisle, but not really having a specific "spot".  Hopefully the line will make a comeback at this store after the holidays at least.

Wal-Mart had quite a few LOTR figures on the pegs, but just older Trilogy packs, mostly from FOTR.  Hopefully newer stuff starts showing up pretty soon.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 22, 2004, 02:30 PM
It looks like the Pelennor (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00064APJG/thegreendrago-20/104-0984426-8591163) and Lothlorien (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00064APIW/thegreendrago-20/104-0984426-8591163) gift packs are up for preorder on Amazon.com now, if anyone is interested or wants to try their luck :).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 23, 2004, 10:09 AM
BBTS has a new preorder up:

Pre-Order - Scheduled to arrive in June/July - Scheduled to contain 1 each of: Aragorn, Frodo with Book, Gandalf in Robes, Gondorian Archer, Legolas, Mordor Orc, Witch King, Eowen

Hmmm...seems like either a new scale or they are starting to redo figures :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 24, 2004, 10:07 AM
And...if you get TTT Series 4 up there I need:

Theodred
Dungeons of Isengard Orc Captain
Uruk-Hai Warrior - Shagrat
Gates of Mordor Sam
Hama

Dang, I left a Gates of Mordor Sam on the pegs yesterday :-\  These waves showed up and I did find you a Shagrat and Hama, as well as Peter Jackson, but no Orc Captain and Beth gets the first Theodred. 

I seem to have extras of the Minas Tirith Citadel Guard and Gorbag if anyone needs them.  I was out yesterday and had everyone's list written on a piece of paper.  Naturally I left the paper in the office rather than taking it with me ::)

I did pick up my first ever little person/Hobbit yesterday - Sam in Orc armor.  I'd only ever seen it locally in the larger, half moon package and for a whopping $12.97.  It's in this assortment (ROTK) at the cheaper price in smaller packaging and as a bonus comes with a talking base.  Very nice.  Now, if they can release some other Hobbitses with new accessories I'm in. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 24, 2004, 03:22 PM
I saw the Sam, but I passed.  I want pretty much everything else in that wave except him.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on December 27, 2004, 10:43 PM
So if I read this right Brent if you happen upon:

Gates of Mordor Sam
Theodred
Orc Captain

I'd be all set.  You sir are the best! :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 27, 2004, 11:31 PM
Gates of Mordor Sam
Theodred
Orc Captain



Yes, you read it right.  Sam's around, should be able to pick one up.  Theodred too.  But that Orc Captain I have yet to happen upon >:(  I found Beth a Hama, why can't I find this guy :-\ 

Have a good hunting day coming up on Wednesday, hopefully then.  If not, I'll send out the box as is. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 27, 2004, 11:52 PM
Hamma's lame.  The guy gets eaten by a Warg before the Rohirrim even make it to Helm's Deep.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 27, 2004, 11:55 PM
Hey, I don't question completeist's motives.  I do own three different Jar Jar figures, how is he less lame than Hama? :P

A short pack is a short pack, always happy to find them.  Especially for someone else.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on December 27, 2004, 11:56 PM
I think my irony was lost in that post.  Drat.  :-X
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 28, 2004, 12:16 AM
I think my irony was lost in that post. Drat. :-X

 :-[

Sorry.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on December 29, 2004, 11:15 AM
My wife got me the SP Aragorn and Frodo as part of my Christmas present, so I've finally got versions of both of those characters now.  I'm on the look out for the Gates of Mordor Sam, if he shows locally or via Amazon, and I think I'll be set.  I'd like to go further into this line, but could be happy with those figures as my little display.  Plus, I figure if I do collect anything beyond Star Wars...its between LOTR and Marvel Legends, and Legends might have a little more of an extended future.  We'll see though.  Nice to get a couple more members of the fellowship on the shelf now.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 31, 2004, 05:17 PM

Gates of Mordor Sam
Theodred
Orc Captain


Found Sam and Theodred for you Scott, naturally after I sent the box out ::)  Still have yet to see the Orc Captain.  Quite a surprise since I've found two Peter Jackson figures at this point.  Will let you know when I find the Orc dude.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 31, 2004, 11:24 PM
Damn, you found TWO Peter Jacksons?
Wow.

I just scored a bunch of LOTR figures for pretty reasonable ($8 each) on ebay. I got Theodred, Shagrat, Prologue Smeagol, Denethor, and Gorbag.

Still need:
Gamling
Hama
Isengard Orc
Gates of Mordor Sam
Peter Jackson Hobbit
Bilbo Transfixed
Citadel Guard
Gil-Galad
Orc Captain
Attack Troll
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 1, 2005, 12:07 AM
And I just scored an Orc Captain here:
Krypton Collectibles (http://store.kryptoncollectibles.com/lordofrings.html)

It was $11 plus $5 for shipping, but at least I don't have to worry about finding it anymore.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 1, 2005, 01:53 AM
Damn, you found TWO Peter Jacksons?
Wow.



Still need:
Gamling
Hama
Isengard Orc
Gates of Mordor Sam
Peter Jackson Hobbit
Bilbo Transfixed
Citadel Guard
Gil-Galad
Orc Captain
Attack Troll


I've got Gamling out the Ying-yang.  Isengard Orc is still around; Gates of Mordor Sam is not too hard; Bilbo transfixed is pretty easy; Citadel Guard - have two in my trunk to return to TRU; DID return a Gil-Galad to TRU but forget the last two. 

As far as the Peter Jackson figure, well, he's one per case, or so it seems thus far up here.  I have missed more than one for sure, but otherwise no big.

I'm still sitting around $9-9.50 a fig though do to high TRU prices and crappy exchange rate.  New stuff is mostly only showing there.  Once it shows at Walmart I can do it for around that $8 mark. 

I believe the TRU staffers took the Orc Captain's for their own collections. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 1, 2005, 02:35 AM
From what I've seen, the Orc Captain really doesn't look like too great of an army builder.
He looks pretty distinctive, to me, anyway.

I've given up hope on finding the Attack Troll for less than $50 on ebay. Screw it, the trolls are a lame part of the LOTR saga anyway. The only notable ones turned into stone.

I found a Gate of Mordor Sam at BBTS, so I'm good on that one.

I'm off this week, so I'm going to do some hardcore hunting, weather permitting.
But, this time next week, if you'd be so gracious as to pick up what you can, I'd gladly fork over the cash. Did you get those Vaders? And did they arrive alright? I was kind of worried about the size of the box I sent them in.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 1, 2005, 01:23 PM
 :-[  I posted feedback, but neglected to tell you directly.  Sorry about that.  They arrived just fine. 

Will do on the LOTR stuff for ya.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 2, 2005, 11:45 PM

Gates of Mordor Sam
Theodred
Orc Captain


Found Sam and Theodred for you Scott, naturally after I sent the box out ::) Still have yet to see the Orc Captain. Quite a surprise since I've found two Peter Jackson figures at this point. Will let you know when I find the Orc dude.
Brent.  Found Sam at TRU so you can return him unless someone else wants him.  Great figure :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2005, 12:11 AM
Hokay, still have Theodred for ya.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on January 4, 2005, 03:01 PM
Just read over at the Green Dragon (http://www.thegd.com/), that the apparent "die cast" rumors that accompanied some of the 2005 figure lists have now officially been denied by Toy Biz.  Those assortments listed are normal figures, not die cast.  Just for reference, this is in regards to these waves:

Fellowship of the Ring Wave 5 (Apr/May 2005):
Weather Top Strider
Talking Flaming Ringwraith
Boromir with Sound
Council Legolas
Dark Galadriel

The Two Towers Wave 5 (Apr/May 2005):
Aged/Posessed King Theoden
Battle Cry Uruk-Hai
Sword Attack Aragorn
Talking Balrog-Battle Gandalf

Return of the King Wave 5 (Apr/May 2005):
Legolas
Eye of Sauron
Gothmog
Mount Doom Frodo
Mount Doom Sam

Return of the King Wave 1 (Jun/Jul 2005):
Aragorn
Frodo with Book
Gandalf in Robes
Gondorian Archer
Legolas
Mordor Orc
Witch King
Eowyn

They also mention that they are hearing rumors that this last assortment (ROTK Wave 1) is being called "Epic Trilogy" or something along those lines.  More details at theGD.com.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 4, 2005, 06:00 PM
I found a Gandalf and Boromir while out on my hardcore hunting trip.
Not bad. ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on January 5, 2005, 06:38 AM
The Orc Captain is up for pre-order at amazon.com with a shipping date of 01/15 for those that might find this option the best way to go:

Orc Captain (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002E7BI8/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/102-4722012-6902519)

They also have some other ones from this series also.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 6, 2005, 02:55 AM
Peter Jackson was in stock at Amazon for three whole minutes a few hours ago, and no, I didn't get one.

I'm curious if the other junk I preordered is on its way, or if they're just going to squander it now and screw us yet again, ala the Dark Phoenix Debacle.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on January 6, 2005, 10:26 AM
I see theGD.com (http://www.thegd.com/) has a pic up of the upcoming "Balrog Battle" Gandalf, along with a Frodo, Aragorn, and Legolas.  They also report that (part of) FOTR Series 4 is in stock at TRU, I think the SP Boromir, Mirkwood Legolas, and Gandalf the Grey are the only ones in stock right now.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 6, 2005, 02:22 PM
Well, if those are a sign of things to come, I do believe my LOTR spending will be severly limited in 2005.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2005, 05:19 PM
Found another Hama today.  Whole new set put out at TRU, but no luck with Peter Jackson this time.  Someone seems to be building an army with Orc Captain's though ???  There is an ebay seller from Winnipeg that specializes in Barbie's that seems to be branching out though, she had a boat load of Peter Jackson figures up. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2005, 05:31 PM
It could be that Orc Captain is not in the Canuckian cases
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2005, 05:40 PM
It pretty much has to be.  I've been there at the right time enough to find two Peter Jackson figs, so that must be the case.  Until I see a box being unloaded though, I'll be curious. 

BTW, thanks for rejecting that Gates Sam.  I decided to keep him and pick up the super poseable Frodo so I'm up to two hobbitses now.  Sam in armor will have to go back (talking version) unless someone wants him. 

Down to needing Legolas, Merry, Pippen and Bilbo to be done. 

BTW, I tried seeing if I can return that accursedly ugly Aragorn you sent me, but it doesn't scan in anywhere.  Damn you ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on January 10, 2005, 08:54 AM
I see that TheGD.com (http://www.thegd.com/) is reporting that Toy Biz will be releasing a whole mess o' gift packs in 2005.  Here's the breakdown they are reporting, and visit the link above for more info:

81650-5 Battle of Shelob's Lair Gift Pack
Includes: Frodo, Shelob, Gates of Mordor Sam

81651-5 The Burden of the Ring Bearers Gift Pack
Boxed Set Includes:Gollum, Prologue Smeagol, Haldir, Bilbo Tranfixed, Frodo with Sting, Twilight Frodo, Ring & Chain

81652-5 The Return of the White Wizard Gift Pack
Boxed Set Includes: Gimli, Aragorn, Legolas, Gandalf the White

81653-5 The Battle of Tomb Gift Pack
Boxed Set Includes: Frodo, Legolas, Cave Troll, Boromir

81654-5 The Battle of the Second Age Gift Pack - The Defeat of Sauron - Unity of Man and Elf
Boxed Set Includes: Gil-Galad, Elendil, 10" Sauron Deluxe

81655-5 Elves of Middle Earth Gift Pack
Boxed Set Includes: Elrond in Robes, Gil-Galad, Elf Warrior, Haldir, Queen Arwen, Legolas

81656-5 Carry Case Collectors Edition Gift Pack
Boxed Set Includes: SP Strider, Peter Jackson Hobbit, Legolas, Gandalf the White, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Gollum, Carrying Case

81657-5 Kings of Middle Earth Gift Pack
Boxed Set Includes: King Theoden in Armour, King of the Dead (Glow-In-The-Dark), Witch King in Armour, Elendil, Gil-Gilad, Aragorn with Narsil
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 10, 2005, 02:43 PM
I see that TheGD.com (http://www.thegd.com/) is reporting that Toy Biz will be releasing a whole mess o' gift packs in 2005. Here's the breakdown they are reporting, and visit the link above for more info:

81651-5 The Burden of the Ring Bearers Gift Pack
Boxed Set Includes:Gollum, Prologue Smeagol, Haldir, Bilbo Tranfixed, Frodo with Sting, Twilight Frodo, Ring & Chain


Haldir?  That has to be a misprint.  I would think that it might be Isildur, not Haldir.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 10, 2005, 02:48 PM
Damn, them's a lot of boxed sets.

I really don't think this line has the shelf space necessary for all those.
But, it might be interesting to see if it's true.

I got those figures from ebay today- Denethor, Citadel Guard, Shagrat, Theodred, Smeagol Stoor Fisherman, and Gorbag.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2005, 10:51 AM
Stopping at TRU yesterday, they officially don't even have pegs for LOTR figures anymore.  They have a few odd, older box sets laying here and there, but without shelf tags.  Looks like they are totally out of the LOTR biz at our local store.  Wal-Mart had full pegs, but filled with older Trilogy figures.  No big deal, I'm basically just waiting for Gates of Mordor Sam to be in stock at Amazon, and then I think I'll wrap up this line.  It will be interesting to see what the next year(s) bring for this line, how much longer it can stick around.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 12, 2005, 09:01 PM
I'm behind something like 20 or so figs on this one.  I never saw any FOTR TTT or ROTK from wave 3 forward.  Sigh.  I don't know whether just to throw it in or not.  And you out that with no ML... well, it's too much I think.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 14, 2005, 08:41 PM
Orc Captain and Theodred shipped from Amazon today :)  The Pre-Order worked!

I'm officially caught up as well and thanks Brent.  You can return or keep or let someone else have Theodred
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 15, 2005, 01:22 AM
 >:(

I tell ya, TRU is beginning to hate me and my returns.  Bad enough they mistake me for a hot wheels collector... :-X
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 16, 2005, 04:52 PM
(http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9748)

(http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9749)

They look pretty neat, though I'll be skipping that Aragorn and Frodo. That same Frodo is the one that's killing the retail situation here. How dare they repack it. >:(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2005, 07:35 PM
What's up with Frodo's feet?  Step in a box of old Christmas oranges or something? ???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 16, 2005, 08:36 PM
Assuming I can find any of these, I'll be getting most of them.  It's about time for that HD Uruk Hai.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 16, 2005, 11:58 PM
Aged Theoden
Balrog Gandalf
Strider
Dark Galadriel

These will be the only ones for me...maybe that Legolas
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on January 17, 2005, 12:40 AM
That HD Uruk Hai is definitely cool.  That's one I've been waiting for for some time.  I'm wondering what that second Aragorn is.  I know the first one is the Weathertop figure.  Is the second one yet ANOTHER HD Aragorn?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 17, 2005, 02:10 AM
It looks like a mere repack of the recent SA Aragorn.
That's just judging from the pic, though. ???
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 17, 2005, 10:29 AM
I was reading somewhere a few weeks ago that his undershirt changes color from like blue to red to green.  Amon Hen to Orc Hunting to Edoras to Helm's Deep to the first half of ROTK

I'm not sure if that's true or not but he seems to wear the same costume for quite a while with perhaps some subtle differences

I have the same trouble keeping track of Legolas' costume changes.  They are more pronounced but also fairly subtle
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 17, 2005, 09:21 PM
So I'm REALLY behind on my LOTR and I thought I'd take a last stab and see if any of you folks out there can help me.  I have som stuff to trade, including minty red box TTT Twilight Frodo and single packed Boromir that I would give up to finish most of this off:

Attack Troll
SP Boromir
Isildur
Denethor
Gorbag
Citadel Guard
Smeagol fisherman
Shagrat
Gamling
Coronation Gimli
Gil Galad
Theodred
Orc Captain

Loose is more than fine with these.  LMK.  Help! 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2005, 10:34 AM
I've got the following:

Theodred
Gamling

Can probably get all of the following:
SP Boromir
Isildur
Denethor
Gorbag
Citadel Guard
Smeagol fisherman
Shagrat

As always, you're faced with the price dilemma.  TRU up here is the main retailer for these, but they charge what works out to $9 US (taxes in) for them.  Walmart is better, charging around $7.50 US (again, taxes in) but I can't always find everything there.  Currently they are only stocking the green cards, for some strange reason.  But I saw a SP Boromir and Prince Isildur last night.  The Theodred came from TRU, Gamling came from Walmart. 

Orc Captain seems to not be in Canadian shipments.  Attack Troll doesn't show here, but if it does, it will be at TRU and expensive ::)  Coronation Gimli and Gil Galad seem to have run through now, not seeing them anymore at all. 

I'm happy to help with cost and shipping if you like, but I understand if not, they are quite pricey up here :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 18, 2005, 06:51 PM
I'm definitely in for Gamling.  I have some ebay auctions going my way right now, so if you could find these:

Denethor
Gorbag
Citadel Guard

That would be great.  Thanks a lot.

Darb
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2005, 08:35 PM
Will check for you starting tomorrow.  Those three move slowly here so if anyone has restocked them lately, I should find them.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 18, 2005, 11:16 PM
suh-weet.  Also, if you're looking for anything in trade, LMK. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 19, 2005, 08:09 PM
Picked up Gorbag today to go with Gamling.  Also picked up spares of SP Boromir and Isildur (Prince) if you also want them.  Picked up Beth's Prince Isildur today as well. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on January 19, 2005, 09:59 PM
Picked up Beth's Prince Isildur today as well.

(http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 19, 2005, 11:13 PM
I am officially caught up thanks to Amazon!

Preordering went slick, I hope the same holds true for the next wave and Marvel Legends
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 19, 2005, 11:20 PM
Thanks, Morgbug.  What would the damage be for Gorbag and Gamling?  If it's cheaper to ship them, you could ship them loose, I don't mind. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 19, 2005, 11:29 PM
Twill be the same loose or carded, unfortunately.  Where be your trade list?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 20, 2005, 12:31 AM
My trade list. (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=5747.msg87862#msg87862)  If there's anything in particular you're looking for, LMK.

Thanks.   :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 20, 2005, 02:19 AM
Got a Mirkwood Legolas from Amazon today, which I thought I had canceled, but I actually like it, so I'm glad I didn't.

Also got an the Orc Captain I ordered from Qwiksand/Krypton/whatever Collectibles. It cost me $16 with shipping, but at least I have one.

Which leaves me with these few figures to catch up, which are the hardest ones to get:
Hama
Gamling
Isengard Orc
Bilbo Transfixed
Peter Jackson as a Hobbit
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 20, 2005, 08:33 PM
Ben, believe it or not, the W'loo WM is back in the LOTR business.  They got a new mix case in containing the following:

Rivendell Elrond
Elendil
Coronation Gimli
Ringwraith
Gollum
SP Frodo
Armored Boromir
Isengard Orc
Lurtz

I got the only orc, but at least they're hitting now.  and also I'm offering the Lurtz up for trade for those of you needing him for carded collections.  Morgbug?  Beth?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 20, 2005, 11:55 PM
Naw, I don't collect this ****, I just find it for other people.  I have my customized Fellowship plus a couple of other figures, no more than a dozen methinks.  That'll do.  Honestly, I haven't watched the movies enough lately to even tell you where Gamling appears :P

Ben, I think there's still Isengard Orc's around me at Walmart, so I can look for you.  Off to look at the spuffmeister's list ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 21, 2005, 12:03 AM
Glad to hear about Wal-Mart finally getting on with LOTR. Maybe Target can follow suit and neither of us end up twenty figures behind again.  ;)

I'd appreciate the Orc, Morgbug. Are Gamling and Hama still hanging about? Those are the only two I really want, since I could live without another Bilbo, Orc, and a chase hobbit who didn't appear in the films anyway. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2005, 12:28 AM
I still have two Gamlings left and there's been one at TRU for the last couple of days.  Hama's been a wee bit harder to come by, mostly because Walmart seems to only be receiving Fellowship figs at the moment.  It's inventory time for them up here, so nothing new is about to appear over the next week either.  I'll keep my eyes open though. 

Darb, nothing on your list.  Any Buffy figs to spare :-X
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 21, 2005, 01:12 AM
What sort of Buffy are ya' looking for?  I got some.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2005, 10:00 AM
Faith first.  After that, I dunno.  I'd probably just get a really basic line.  Always had a thing for Willow and Cordelia as well, go figure.  I'll probably just pick up the SP Buffy, whenever she's out.  Keep seeing rumours about a SP Faith, but have yet to see anything other than rumour.  Not so keen on Tara or Anya either.  LMK what you have :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 21, 2005, 11:31 PM
Don't have any Faith.  I do have a Dark Witch Willow I can trade.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 26, 2005, 02:37 AM
Got a e-mail from Amazon today, saying my SP Strider won't be available.

I think once I get Gamling and Hama, I might be done with this line. It looks like a repack-o-rama with anything new far between. I know I'll get Dark Galadriel, but there is little left to interest me anymore, especially all this bull**** hunting.
If I actually find them at retail again, I might get back into it, but no one here carries them, and I really can't afford $10-15 each from online stores and ebay.

Then there's Amazon. Why take orders for product you don't have? I guess it's just to drive internet traffic so they can charge more for advertising space. I doubt I'll ever get the Bilbo and Hama I ordered from them that are supposed to ship in early Febuary, though Bilbo is a figure that came and went in stock.

Ah well. At least Star Wars is going to have a great year, with product I can actually find and am interested in owning. Hasbro really seems to have it right when you compare them to Toy Biz and Mattel.

Sorry, rambling again.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on January 27, 2005, 09:25 AM
Although there is still quite a bit of nice stuff in the LOTR line, I received what is likely my last LOTR figure today via Amazon - Gate of Mordor Sam.  He was the last character I really wanted to add, and although I'd like to expand the line into a lot of the other secondary characters, etc., I  really need to stick to Star Wars plus one other line, and Marvel Legends is getting my extra collecting money from now on.  Unless I decide to get an odd figure here or there, I think I'm wrapped up on LOTR for now, although I'll still follow the line to see where its headed.  On a side note, I think this particular Sam figure is pretty nice.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 30, 2005, 12:27 AM
Scored a Gamling at Wal-Mart.

Either there's anew mixed case out, or they're finally putting out waves that should have been out around October. Gil-Galad, Gamling, Shelob, Coronation Gimli, and Elrond were all there. There was only this one Gamling there, so I'm guessing it was a mix case since there was only this one TTT figure there.

And my DVD slipcase arrived. Woohoo!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 30, 2005, 04:06 AM
I still haven't seen Shelob yet, haha.  :)  I did score a Moria Orc the other day for my bro, which I'm sorta bumming that I only got one cuz I'd liked to have gotten myself one after seeing it.

I have a J.R.R. Tolkien class this semester (Lit course of course), and as someone who's never really sat and read a lot of his stuff, and to have now read The Silmarillion in 2 weeks and The Hobbit half finished already (I already read it though), I really sorta get itno the figures...

Odd story about the class.  He brings toys in to set on the table while we review and do discussion.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on January 30, 2005, 04:33 AM
Lucky bastard.   ;)

I got my slipcase today too.  And I also cleaned house at Wally World.  Got everybody except the Moria Orc.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 30, 2005, 04:38 AM
Eh, if you saw how many figs I need Spuff, you'd not think so lucky of me.

My brother comes first then I grab a figure I like here and there...   He's WAY behind, lemme tell ya.  That makes me even further behind. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 31, 2005, 09:27 AM
Saw the Shelob Trilogy Wave at Target yesterday as well!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on January 31, 2005, 10:49 AM
A few ROTK Series IV figures available at Amazon.com right now, at least as of 10 AM (central), for anyone who is looking for them:

Gorbag (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000209V1M/thegreendrago-20/002-2974262-8187260)
Prologue Smeagol (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000209V1C/thegreendrago-20/002-2974262-8187260)
Denethor (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000209V12/thegreendrago-20/002-2974262-8187260)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 5, 2005, 01:27 PM
I scored a Hama and a Citadel Guard at Sam Goody today. So I suggest checking there for LOTR figures.

They also had the figures with the sound bases, but the sound was terrible, so I didn't buy any. The long-delayed Superposable Strider is also shipping with these, but I didn't find one.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 5, 2005, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the tip on these, Ben.  For the second time in a week I cleaned house on these.  Now all I need are FOTR 4.   :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 6, 2005, 04:26 AM
The thing that blew me away is that Sam Goody's LOTR figures are cheaper than Target's. Amazing.

I also hit the CF Sam Goody trying to find that SP Strider (no dice) and they had a huge area set up for them.

I'd be stoked if Sam Goody started carrying this line regularly. That place is a better toy store than TRU now. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on February 6, 2005, 05:50 AM
No kidding.  I went to both as well, hoping for FOTR, but oh well.  It's just a matter of time now.  Plus, they had the trenchcoat Hellboy I'd been looking for since last year.  If only they'd carry Buffy...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Rob L on February 6, 2005, 06:14 AM
Greetings,

I only just got Gamling in the mail on Friday, but it was the Canadian packaging so there wasnt any character bio info on the back. Could someone post whats printed on the US cardback, or perhaps provide a link to a photo of the text?

Many thanks  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 6, 2005, 01:46 PM
Gamling in Rohan Armor with Weapons

A loyal soldier of Rohan and member of King Theoden's royal guard, Gamling is an experienced warrior. During the fateful siege of Helm's Deep the soldier barely leaves his lord's side. He is skilled with both lance and sword, and brings to the protection of the embattled fortress his years of experience defending the fields of Rohan from incursions by its enemies, the Orcs and Dunlending Wildmen of the southern Misty Mountains.

-----------
At least these card write-ups aren't nearly as lame as the OTC ones were. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Rob L on February 6, 2005, 02:57 PM
Very true! 

Cheers for posting the text :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 11, 2005, 01:17 AM
Friggin' sweet.

The Outer Reaches (http://www.theoutereaches.com/) is now taking preorders for solid cases of those rotocast Attack Trolls. They're also taking preorders for single versions.

I know they're twice retail, but it's still better than ebay's prices. I haven't decided if I'm going for a case or just one. There's three in a case, which is a little weird.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2005, 02:15 AM
I got quite a haul tonight at Suncoast for my brother and a couple for me too...

I got Cole these figures:

-SP Boromir
-SP Strider
-Shagrat
-The Orc with the tied up Frodo accessory
-Smeagol (prologue)
-Theoden's son
-Gandalf the Grey (Poseable one)

And they had more but I was short on fundage...  I got a boromir and Strider for myself too.  Fantastic figures.

They had a couple Legolas figures (FOTR and TTT) that I wasn't familiar with...  They seemed better than the earlier versions but these figures look so much alike sometimes that I just can't tell.

They had Sam in armor too with a talking rock...  He looked "new" to me for some reason.

no Shelob, and the Orcs were limited compared to other figures...  :(  I wanted a Shagrat but I skipped him (they had one left).

Suncoast was only $6 a figure too, which shocked me considering everywhere else except maybe WM is the same price.  I thought Suncoast would reem me on the price but I guess not.

Oh, and got a VOTC Stormie at KB...  I bit the $2-$3 mark-up for this lone Stormie. :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2005, 09:52 AM
They had Sam in armor too with a talking rock... He looked "new" to me for some reason.


He was released before Jesse, but only in the original, larger packaging.  And he didn't come with the rock in that package, so it's kind of a nice piece  - a good figure with a bigger accessory than originally released and for less money. 

I agree with you on the Legolas figures as well.  He's one I still haven't selected a figure for, but sometimes I wonder why as they mostly look the same.  I'm leaning towards the skateboard version, but like the one with the two daggers as well. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2005, 04:53 AM
Yeah I can't tell the differences with them to pick the most articulated one...  Sculpts are all over the place with this line so I can't say one's more accurate to the actor either.

I suppose if I picked one I'd want him to have the most articulation and accessories...  Of course there's those tiny costume variances too, like the greives and things, that changed between the films.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 13, 2005, 02:02 AM
Picked up a SP Strider at Suncoast today. It's all sorts of neat. I thought I'd be getting another loose-joint monstrosity like the SP Helm's Deep Aragorn, but this one wisely skipped the stupid torso joint and features the ratchet joints for the elbow articulation.

Plus the figure itself just looks better than that first Strider in the LOTR line. The cloak looks more like a cloak, plus the sword isn't all droopy.

Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase. The face still doesn't look like Viggo Mortensen, though. He must have one of those Mark Hamill faces that can't be replicated in plastic.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on February 24, 2005, 10:28 AM
Didn't seem to be a lot of buzz around the Lord of the Rings showings at Toy Fair this year, but you can take a look at what was shown right HERE (http://www.figures.com/databases/action.cgi?setup_file=lotrnews2.setup&category=lotr&topic=3&show_article=305) and HERE (http://www.thegd.com/Site/feature23.asp).  Not a whole lot on display, but a few nice looking new figures, and a bunch of box sets the way it looks.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on February 24, 2005, 12:14 PM
Saw some cool LOTR at Toy Fair.  The carded figures I saw were:

Gothmog
Mount Doom Frodo
Mount Doom Sam
Electronic Eye of Sauron
Dagger throwing Legolas

And the boxed sets I saw were:

Shelob with Frodo and Sam

Elves of Middle Earth mockup box with:
Prologue Elven Warrior
Coronation Arwen
Council Elrond
Gil Galad
Legolas
Haldir (looks like the Helm's Deep one)


Also, got some awesome news from NECA.  They're 20 or so inch tall Balrog is due out later this year.  AND, it'll be in scale with the Toy Biz line of figures.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 26, 2005, 09:20 PM
Nooz on the NECA Balrog. (http://www.thegd.com/Site/feature23.asp#NECA)

It's got a 42" wingspan, limited to 5000 pieces, and will cost about $90-100 American.

If I find a place to put it, I think I'll need my head examined because I dropped $100 on it. I want it, but $100 is just too goddamn much.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on March 3, 2005, 02:29 PM
Lots of hi-res images of upcoming LOTR figures over at the Green Dragon (http://www.thegd.com/).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on March 3, 2005, 10:30 PM
Lucked into finding some more for my brother tonight...  Coronation Elrond, Gimli, and Arwen.  I got the Isengard Orc for myself, and there's an Elendil figure that if my brother doesn't take I'm gladly gonna take...  Not sure if he needs him.

Just hope I can find a Shelob sometime soon...  Or I'll just wait for the multi-pack she's in I guess.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ook on March 4, 2005, 03:09 AM
I saw a Shelob today for $4.88. I could try to grab tomorrow.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on March 4, 2005, 08:18 AM
That's ok Ook, but thanks.  Just gonna hope to get the multi-pack if worse comes to worse...  It's one of the few figures I definitely want for myself and know my brother wants of course since he collects everything.

I'm pondering how I'll get him a NECA Balrog...   :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on April 8, 2005, 02:25 PM
Dang, I forgot to post that I found ROTK Sam and Frodo Mt Doom, Gothmog and Eye of Sauron on Wednesday at TRU!  Nice looking stuff, I have not opened them yet though

The next FOTR wave should also be out fairly soon here
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2005, 02:31 PM
Congrats on the find Scott.  Its been pretty quiet on the LOTR front lately, but I guess that is to be expected.  I'm pretty much happy with what I have for figures, I don't have room for much more, but the Eye of Sauron is kind of tempting to me for some reason.  How do the figures all look?  From the pics I've seen the Frodo and Sam aren't too bad either.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on April 8, 2005, 02:37 PM
They are nice.  I dig the dirty look of Sam and Frodo.  Gothmog is the winner of the group.  I'm not exactly sure why they waited for the last ROTK wave to finally do him but it was worth the wait.  I bought the Eye as well, not sure why because the scale is almost silly (probably the most out of scale figure of all time actually) but it looked pretty neat.  I passed on Legolas since I already have like 6 of them, most in the same outfit.  That is the one frustrating thing about LOTR collecting, the subtle costume changes that happen during the films make it difficult to tell what is new and what isn't.

I will probably buy the upcoming Council Legolas, possibly Strider and Dark Galadriel from FOTR and probably Balrog Gandalf and Aged Theoden.  What was shown at Toy Fair for LOTR?  I sort of didn't even look at anything for that  :-[
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2005, 02:40 PM
I don't remember too much from Toy Fair either, I think it was a fairly subdued showing overall.  Toy Biz (http://www.toybiz.com/showgroup.htm?group=2) has redone their various web pages, and the LOTR does have some updates on it.  The "Epic Trilogy" collection figures are listed under ROTK.  Other than that, it looks like lots of gift packs.

Edit:  Here's the photo gallery from LOTRGuide.com's coverage of Toy Fair:  LOTR Toy Biz Gallery (http://69.93.119.2/photos2/showgallery.php?cat=1015)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on April 9, 2005, 03:53 PM
I bet I'll have to wait for Sam Goody to bail me out again, since now there's so many Birthday Bilbos and Queen Arwens hanging on the pegs at Wal-Mart, and TRU and Target don't bother anymore with this line.

At least these will be the last couple of series, at least for me.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2005, 01:33 PM
Some updated pics at toybiz for the LOTR stuff.  Nothing you haven't probably seen, but some of the box sets are pretty nice.

clicky here (http://www.toybiz.com/showgroup.htm?group=2)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on April 12, 2005, 02:52 PM
The Final Battle set looks sweet, mostly because I don't have an Attack Troll yet.  :(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on April 15, 2005, 04:45 PM
The Green Dragon has HI-RES pics up of the Epic Trilogy assortment, straight from Toy Biz.  You can check them out on their front page HERE (http://www.thegd.com/), or visit their photo archives HERE (http://www.thegd.com/Toys/list_lotr.asp?Comp=TB&Cat=6-Inch).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2005, 05:56 PM
Picked up Galadriel Entranced, Gothmog, and the Eye of Sauron at Suncoast today. I considered buying the Mount Doom Frodo and Sam, Council Legolas, and Weathertop Strider, but since I lost my job, I decided to pass on them since I need to watch the spending.

They also had the Pelennor Fields gift set, which looked pretty cool.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 12, 2005, 08:59 AM
Forgot to mention that I found the Pelennor Fields and Lothlorien gift packs last night at TRU.  Whichever one has five figures was $49.99, the other was $39.99 so basically $100 after taxes.  Same as $80 US.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 12, 2005, 09:02 AM
I'm looking for a Galadriel Entranced still.  I found the FOTR Wave a couple of times but she was already gone :-\

I'll probably eventually get the Pelennor and Lothlorien sets.  Maybe from Amazon
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on May 12, 2005, 09:09 PM
I saw the Pellenor Fields set the other night.  Very nice set, definitely.  Probably one of the best box sets of the bunch.  I'll pick it up in a few weeks.  I'm not in much of a rush for LOTR lately.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 12, 2005, 11:09 PM
I saw the Pellenor Fields set the other night. Very nice set, definitely. Probably one of the best box sets of the bunch. I'll pick it up in a few weeks. I'm not in much of a rush for LOTR lately.

Me either, I'll still be buying stuff but the market is a lot easier now (except for the damn 1 per case crap...damn you Toy Biz!)  I really think we're near the end here.  I'm seeing the same stuff over and over at TRU, Target and Wally
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on May 13, 2005, 03:16 PM
I actually caved today when I saw Galadriel Entranced.  One impulse buy for the day.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 13, 2005, 03:41 PM
I actually caved today when I saw Galadriel Entranced. One impulse buy for the day.

Where did you find her? 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 13, 2005, 03:50 PM
I've seen that Wave at Suncoast
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 13, 2005, 04:30 PM
We've completely stalled on the basic figures up here :-\  After  a great run of getting things prior to the US, all the pegs are filled up with older junk - SP Boromir wave, Denethor, etc.  All stores are crammed up, it's quite tragic really. 

This line continues to give me fits though.  I just don't know what to do with it.  I have a fair number of figures, but still missing some Hobbitses and a decent Aragorn (is there such a thing?) and even a Legolas.  I've got a Pelennor Fields set in the trunk, but doubt I'll keep it. 

The line seems very, very close to death as well.  Store product locally isn't moving at all (mostly due to re-orders of previously shipped waves) but it seems pretty quiet for the most part on ebay too.  Wacky.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 13, 2005, 04:32 PM
The only reason I keep buying stuff is I liken this to the POTF era of SW.  Not a whole lot of product after a relatively sucessful product run.  Might be worth something down the line (10-15 years from now), unlike the 8 Gollums I have :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on May 13, 2005, 04:47 PM
Yeah, except that they don't understand the Lucas Brand marketing concept.  They already released the SE versions of the film :P  I guess they can come back with 3D versions, that might be cool. 

The frustration has really hit though since I'm packing all my stuff up.  I haven't room to display a line I really like (Marvel Legends) so a line that I've only marginally gotten into is getting really short shrift. 

Great stuff but I have two regrets:

I wish I'd collected a limited bit of the AOME rather than the larger 6" figures.  Considerably cheaper and less space consuming. 

I wish they'd released these as 3 3/4 figures instead of the 6" scale.  Again for size comparison, but also to ramp up the competition for Hasbro and show them what could be done at that scale for a reasonable price.  Some of the larger pieces, such as the Fell Beast, would have been much more manageable too.  I'd go so far as to say I probably would have shot for being a loose completeist on the line had the scale been different :-\

And before you ask, no, I don't need another Gollum. :P  You should have sent one to Jamie.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on May 14, 2005, 12:42 AM
I actually caved today when I saw Galadriel Entranced. One impulse buy for the day.

Where did you find her?

TRU.  Actually saw that wave at 2 stores today.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on May 14, 2005, 03:07 AM
I wish they'd released these as 3 3/4 figures instead of the 6" scale. Again for size comparison, but also to ramp up the competition for Hasbro and show them what could be done at that scale for a reasonable price. Some of the larger pieces, such as the Fell Beast, would have been much more manageable too. I'd go so far as to say I probably would have shot for being a loose completeist on the line had the scale been different :-\

This I could NOT have agreed with more.  The LOTR line's fate is tied to its scale I think.  There is a rich world to delve into with action figures, but the almost double size figures limits the possibilities with the line...

Playsets, army builders, "beasts" and the like, are all better suited to a 3.75" line (or smaller, but I think 3.75"/1:18 offers the best of both worlds with articulation AND fun toys).  I agree that the line's end is really within vision at this point...  And that's a shame because it had potential to be more than it was really.

I just nabbed a couple figs for my brother tonight at TRU...  I can't help but look at what I do have in my own collection though, and wonder how great (and diverse) an Orc army would look in 3.75" scale, or how the Fell woudl be about to-scale if the figures were smaller...  Or how a Balrog wouldn't have been such an outrageous thing to ask for...

Dreams of a Gondorian and Rohirrim army (mounted ROhirrim too!) are just that though...  dreams.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Xander on May 16, 2005, 09:38 AM
Isn't  the 3 scale becoming an endangered species anyway?  Everything seems to be going 6" or 8" or so.  I always wish new lines would be 3, but I don't know of any. (Not that there aren't any - it just seems like the stuff I am interested in is always in a bigger scale.) I wish LOTR would keep going for several more waves. Maybe its just indicative of the way toys and movie promotions go nowadays - make a quick flash, and then move on to next year's blockbuster. SW being the obvious exception to that.

I REALLY want this Galadriel and Flaming Ringwraith. I keep thinking surely I'll see them, but its really getting to be slim pickings. I did see the Legolas Council figure at Wal-mart, so maybe there's hope for more waves there.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 16, 2005, 09:41 AM
I think that is a new Assortment case because I saw the same Legolas there.  I see Target has dropped LOTR all together, something I hadn't really noticed before.  Maybe it will come back with the Epic Trilogy assortment (like The Simpsons seemed to come and go for a while there)

My only real need is the Galadriel and then the Red Cards when they come out real soon.  I may pick up SA Strider as well
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on May 16, 2005, 11:51 AM
The new Fellowship assortment includes the following figures:

Galadriel Entranced
Flaming Ring Wraith (electronic)
Weathertop Strider (electronic)
Council Legolas
Weathertop Frodo (a reissue of the first Frodo)

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 16, 2005, 11:53 AM
Yeah, but there is a new "Best Of" assortment that is hitting Wal Mart as well, I've seen it twice now and both times I get excited and there is no Galadriel.  It looks like:

Council Legolas
Boromir SA
Strider SA
Hama?
Frodo?

I'll check to see if I can find confirmation somewhere

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on May 30, 2005, 11:16 PM
Did lots of figure opening this weekend, especially the pile or LOTR I had, going back to last winter I finally cracked the FOTR Isildur wave and the latest ROTK figs.  I'm really digging Gothmog, he's friggin huge!

The last TTT should be here soon because the Epic Trilogy stuff is due late next month
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on May 30, 2005, 11:45 PM
I found a Gamling the other day.  How weird is that?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 6, 2005, 09:28 AM
Picked up the Pelennor Fields set at Suncoast on clearance for $22 this weekend, which leaves only the Lothlorien set left for me to obtain and a loose Mouth of Sauron...

Anyone seen the Lothlorien set at Retail?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 6, 2005, 10:12 AM
Yup, it was up here a couple of weeks back, I think I mentioned it in the thread.  Or not. :-\

Anyway, it was here ($39.99) as was Pelennor Fields ($49.99).  Multiply by 0.8 to get the US equivalent.  Taxes on top though (14%) ::)

I really wish we had a Suncoast.  I've always had great luck there when I've been in the US though I don't think there are any now in Grand Forks or Fargo.  Definitely not Fargo :'(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 6, 2005, 10:22 AM
Ouch :o

BBTS has them in stock at $25 right now, I suppose I should just bite the bullet and buy it...then I am all caught up and can rest for a while on these

I don't see this line continuing much longer, especially with little retail support
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on June 8, 2005, 12:00 AM
Updated Collection Pics

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/lotr3.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/lotr4.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/lotr2.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/LOTR1.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/toybiz.jpg)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nathan on June 8, 2005, 12:25 AM
Great collection Scott!


I wish they'd released these as 3 3/4 figures instead of the 6" scale. Again for size comparison, but also to ramp up the competition for Hasbro and show them what could be done at that scale for a reasonable price. Some of the larger pieces, such as the Fell Beast, would have been much more manageable too. I'd go so far as to say I probably would have shot for being a loose completeist on the line had the scale been different :-\

This I could NOT have agreed with more. The LOTR line's fate is tied to its scale I think. There is a rich world to delve into with action figures, but the almost double size figures limits the possibilities with the line...

Playsets, army builders, "beasts" and the like, are all better suited to a 3.75" line (or smaller, but I think 3.75"/1:18 offers the best of both worlds with articulation AND fun toys). I agree that the line's end is really within vision at this point... And that's a shame because it had potential to be more than it was really.

I just nabbed a couple figs for my brother tonight at TRU... I can't help but look at what I do have in my own collection though, and wonder how great (and diverse) an Orc army would look in 3.75" scale, or how the Fell woudl be about to-scale if the figures were smaller... Or how a Balrog wouldn't have been such an outrageous thing to ask for...

Dreams of a Gondorian and Rohirrim army (mounted ROhirrim too!) are just that though... dreams.[/size]

Great points, guys. I never got into this line because of the size. I'm so used to 3.75" from the SW figures, and it would be cool if they were on the same scale so they could mingle in some kind of Alternate Universe Fantasyland diorama. (Visions of orcs vs. clonetroopers dancing through my head.) ;) One of these days I'll buy something just so I'll have something from the line before it dies.

I have two AOME figures (Orc Drummer and Rohan Horseman) but they're too small on the other extreme ... "sneeze and they'll blow away" type figures. They have some articulation but are too small to really play with. And by now it's too late for me to seriously get into that line anyway, as they've vanished from most stores.

It's possible LOTR will be revisited in action figure form in the future (hey, if it can happen with SW, MOTU, Army of Darkness....) and from there it's theoretically possible that it could be in 3.75" form. Maybe.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on June 8, 2005, 01:44 AM
My brother's list of needs is pretty extensive.  He finally went through his stuff and emailed me what he wants me to look for (he's in grad school with little time to look for toys since he lives in BFE for school, plus he's just busy generally)...

My brother's list...  I shudder to think how I'll find half this:

Basic Figures:
Prince Isildur
Bilbo Transfixed
Peter Jackson
Council Legolas
Isengard Orc Captain (with big-ass hammer)
Hama of the Rohirrim
Possessed Theoden
Uruk Hai Pikemen/Engineer (has a torch.think he talks too)
Denethor
Minas Tirith Citadel Guard
Gothmog the Gimpy Orc God
Council Aragorn
Epilogue Frodo (SP, with Journal)
Gondorian Swordsman
Grey Haven Gandalf (from the Epilogue)
Mordor Orc
Flaming Sword Witchking

Giftpacks/Multi-Packs:

Pelennor Fields GiftPack
Coronation Gift Pack
Battle in Shelob's Lair
Lothlorien Giftpack
Defeat Of Sauron (unless that Gil-Galad can be found
elsewhere)
Final Battle for Middle Earth (Or Just The Battle Troll)

This is a ton of stuff...

The line's really been dropped all together in my area.  Suncoast had some stuff, but they seem to be doing more clearing out than getting in...  Wal-Mart usually over-does it on one wave then they have nothing.  Target's been a waste of time to even look for these figures.  Toys R Us fell prey to the constant repacking of Frodo's and Gollums, and the line has been all but dropped from their stores.  KB I won't even go into anymore.

This line's been a bitch to collect...  There's some on my bro's list I'd like for myself too (and some not on his list that I wanted, but of course I give over everything to him).  Since I can't even find what I want out of picking and choosing, part of me thinks of just handing over my whole collection to him except for my SP figures and Wraiths...   :-\

If anyone's got several items from the list, I may be interested in buying... 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on June 8, 2005, 04:21 AM
Some of those basics are going to be an absolute bitch to locate. I still lack a Bilbo Transfixed and a Peter Jackson.

I don't know if you've done this already, but I'd try posting this on LOTRGuide.com. It's the best board for LOTR fandom, which isn't much anymore.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2005, 11:26 AM
Ben, not sure if you can still find that 12" Royal Guard and Emperor set, but I'd happily trade Bilbo transfixed and Peter Jackson for it (and I need your Jabba BK toy if you still have it). 

I picked up Galadriel transfixed today and a flaming ringwraith. 

Lothlorien is still here Scott, but I was correct about the price - $45 and change after the taxes in Canuck bucks. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on June 23, 2005, 07:01 PM
I have a question and I HOPE that someone, namely you, can help.  I have approx. 75 characters of LOTR.  It finally occured to me while browsing e bay that I may not have all of the millions of Frodo's.  I looked on Toy Biz's page to try and figure out a correct list.  Is each Frodo listed a totally different Frodo or do they just list the same one's over?  Maybe I wasn't looking closely enough, but I didn't see a difference.  Take series 5 that came out.  I have them all except for a Frodo listed in it.  Is this a new one or the one earlier in the series?  Any help would be great.  Man...my wife is gonna kill me for buying more. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 23, 2005, 07:24 PM
I have a question and I HOPE that someone, namely you, can help. I have approx. 75 characters of LOTR. It finally occured to me while browsing e bay that I may not have all of the millions of Frodo's. I looked on Toy Biz's page to try and figure out a correct list. Is each Frodo listed a totally different Frodo or do they just list the same one's over? Maybe I wasn't looking closely enough, but I didn't see a difference. Take series 5 that came out. I have them all except for a Frodo listed in it. Is this a new one or the one earlier in the series? Any help would be great. Man...my wife is gonna kill me for buying more. :)

Well, if you're in with a wife that's going to kill you for buying toys, you're in good company here.  Welcome aboard. 

As a Hobbit avoider, I'll defer to someone else to answer the question.   ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on June 23, 2005, 08:32 PM
You might want to try The Green Dragon (http://www.thegd.com) for your answer. They have a pictorial directory of the lines. That's where I go when I need a good reference picture of something.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on June 24, 2005, 05:12 PM
Thanks for the help.  The Green Dragon helped.  Now for another question.  The "collectibles" released back with the first movie came out are packaged differently.  I still see some around like that.  Are they worth getting?  I've only been getting, as I'm guessing from the Green Dragon, the newer releases.  I still have a few here and there to get from the newer releases so is there a difference?  See, you get all my questions now because I'm all alone in this area.  One would think it is sad that I'm standing next to kids with their Mom's and I'm asking my wife...can I get it...oh can I can I?  :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on June 27, 2005, 02:43 PM
It's hard to reply to "are they worth gettiing" since I don't know if you plan on opening them and want to know if there is a articuation difference or it you keep 'em in their plastic and just are curious as to the prospective value of "older" cards.

If you open your figures, I really the like the newer releases.  Better scuplt, more articulation, better paint jobs (on most) so if all you want is the best one of each character - IMO, pass on the old stuff and stick with the new.

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on June 28, 2005, 07:28 PM
Take them out?  No no no.  If I do that then they become less than collectible and my wife will realize I have spent money buying toys. :)  I can't have that now can I?  I do have one that is opened.  My dog opened one up for me when I first started.  Now King Aragorn greets my wife all around the house.  Sometimes he rides on various stuffed animals around the house.  Sometimes he protects her from inside her purse.  Sometimes he just sits out and about just to plain annoy her.  Needless to say, it would be horrible if I had 80+ opened and ready to be randomly placed.  ::)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on June 28, 2005, 09:55 PM
 :D

I like Bill :-X
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on June 29, 2005, 04:43 AM
If anyone comes across any of those Battle Cry Uruk-Hai figures that they can bear to part with, I'll gladly take them. I want about three, and I have none.

I have the other three figures in the wave coming to me, but no Uruks.  >:( :(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 1, 2005, 11:07 AM
Where do you all buy your "collectibles" at?  I see people selling them on ebay with the lovely "rare" in the description which so happens to coincide with a large price.  Ironic.    I see posts that say certain ones are hard to get.  I should have bought the ones I come across and sold em had I known they were a pain to get.  Between Wal-mart and Media Play (Sun Coast) I've made plenty of cashiers look at me funny and get most of the lines.  Isn't there a Wal-mart everywhere?  Scientists recently discovered a Wal-mart (right next to the McDonald's) on the moon, so you have to have one, right?  ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 2, 2005, 05:03 PM
Managed to score an aged Theoden and Balrog battle Gandalf today.  This line keeps getting better!  Now I just need to find the Battle Cry Uruk Hai.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 3, 2005, 09:25 AM
I got an Aged Theo and Battle Cry last night.  Could have gotten 2 of each if I wasn't broke.  They had the whole line there but I couldn't swing it.  I wonder if I shall regret that later.  This is why you shouldn't buy birthday presents for people.  You get one person a present, the whole family thinks they get one.  By the time you are done, you don't have a lot left to splurge on yourself.  People get so selfish.  ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on July 5, 2005, 09:58 AM
It might be in part that I'm not really collecting this line anymore, but it seems like the LOTR stuff might be slowly dying out at retail around here.  Wal-Mart has a small section of about 3 pegs, right next to the "regular" Star Wars figures that always seem to be full.  I couldn't say which figures they have there now though, haven't checked recently.  I don't know that Target even has any figures anymore, and TRU is slim to none as well.  I'm wondering how (or if) this line will continue from here on out.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 5, 2005, 11:24 AM
I read on the Green Dragon that Sideshow/Weta isn't going to do the statues/busts/helms anymore for LOTR, so I doubt TB's Epic line will last. They'll be lucky to get the two series they have planned to retail. Since their license for LOTR expires in 2006, I doubt they'll put much more money into this line.

As much as I dislike Wal-Mart, that's the only store here that still makes room for LOTR on a consistent basis. It would be great if they would receive TTT 5, but they insist on those mixed cases, which are a mixed blessing.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on July 6, 2005, 10:55 AM
If anyone is interested in some hobbitses, Amazon has a heck of a deal on the "There and Back Again" box set.  I'm slightly tempted to order it, although I already have versions of Frodo, Sam, Pip, and Merry.  Those four plus Bilbo for $5.29 seems like a nice deal though.

There and Back Again (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008YSIC/ref=pd_ts_c_th_5/102-4460320-0074552?v=glance&s=toys&n=1077048)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 7, 2005, 05:02 PM
Even though the line may be coming to an end, you have to admit that they milked it for all its worth.  The movies have been over for quite some time and they are still coming out with them.  I only have 10 more to get and I have all of the newer trilogy.  I suppose I fit into that catagory of "if you make it, they will buy." 
I recently bought one off of ebay.  What I didn't think about was the fact that I bought it from Canada.  I now have a bilingual Sam.  None of my others speak both French and English.  Do you think that this will be a problem years down the road if I decide to sell them?  Would a collector, if one would actually exist then, be turned away by a French speaking Sam? Oui ou non?  :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 7, 2005, 10:53 PM
Demand has never been very high for any Sam figures, so I doubt there would be much difference in price between and English and bilingual figure.  :)

Scored some new and not-so-new figures today. I did find one of the new TTT Aragorns, and shockingly, no other figures from that wave. I also decided to pick up Mount Doom Frodo and Sam, since I know I'll regret not buying them later. Then at a couple other stores I got the SP Pelennor Fields Aragorn with the sound base, since I thought it sounded cool. And I got that Weathertop Strider that I passed on earlier, but thought he was decent enough to pick up.

I also found a preorder on Toywiz.com for a set of TTT wave 5 for $39.99, so I ordered myself a set, just in case I don't find that Uruk-Hai and Wal-Mart decides they don't want to carry the mix cases that pull my ass out of the fire anymore.

I also found the Pelennor Fields boxed set at a Wal-Mart, but I couldn't afford it after these other figures I bought. I just need these two recent boxed sets, a few more figures, and that last Epic wave then I'll be done with LOTR, since TB loses the license early next year.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 9, 2005, 11:18 AM
I also found a preorder on Toywiz.com for a set of TTT wave 5 for $39.99, so I ordered myself a set, just in case I don't find that Uruk-Hai and Wal-Mart decides they don't want to carry the mix cases that pull my ass out of the fire anymore.

Save yourself (and indirectly me) some grief and don't do business with ToyWiz.com.  They ARE in fact scalpers.  They operate in the next town over from me, and they constantly have guys running around to the local TRU's, WalMart's and Target's to buy product there for resale to you on the internet at astronomical prices.  I've seen them out too many times hoarding new products and exclusives.  They even did that at Midnight Madness.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 9, 2005, 01:11 PM
I have to agree about Toywiz.  I found their web page a year ago and about died looking at the prices.  Even after paying the shipping cost, the total for Ebay usually beats their prices.  I'm guessing there are enough people keeping them in business.  Maybe I'll do the same.  Anyone want to buy "rare" bilingual Mount Doom Sam?  Starting price is $30.   ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 9, 2005, 02:44 PM
As soon as I locate a Gandalf, Theoden, and Uruk-Hai, I'll cancel the preorder.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on July 9, 2005, 02:50 PM
Check out Suncoast and Toys R Us.  I've seen them quite a bit at those two chains over the past week.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 9, 2005, 03:25 PM
I checked out those places on Thursday, and they didn't have them.

The local TRU doesn't do LOTR, and Suncoast is 45 miles away. I'm thinking I'll hit them again on Monday, since I asked the boss at Suncoast if they were getting anymore, and he said to check back on Monday. And that TRU near there didn't have them yet.

I know Toywiz isn't a good store, but in the situation I'm in, it's really the best option.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 10, 2005, 11:24 AM
Don't let us ruin your spending fun.  I'm only 10 minutes away from Toys R Us, Suncoast, and 3 Walmarts.  Chances are I can find something easily.  45 minutes would be a long drive.  I'm not sure what gas costs where you are, but here its expensive for what we are used to.  I would probably buy a line over the net if I were in your shoes.  With shipping you pay, what, around 9 bucks a figure?  A bit high, but then again we are buying toys so its not like logic has a place here right?   ;)  I'll buy another Uruk if I come across it today.  That way I can send you a picture of me playing with 2 of them.  ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 12, 2005, 09:05 PM
Found a boxed set called "Battle at Shelob's Lair" at WM tonight. Three figures: Shelob (duh) Shelob's Lair Frodo (double duh) and a SP Sam. Since I had all these figures, I passed, but if you missed any of 'em, there you go. I didn't check to see how much it was, but if it's above $15-17, it'd be a ripoff.

Now I hope that gift set with the rotocast Troll comes to these shores. I've been sorely lacking in Troll purchases in this line.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 15, 2005, 05:58 PM
Found TTT wave 5 today, and promptly canceled my preorder with Toywiz.

I couldn't believe how many cases I found. Of course, the Uruk were pretty well picked through, but I scored two, so that's good. (One for me, one for Spuffy.)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on July 16, 2005, 01:41 PM
I found these same figures at TRU, I guess they're the same anyway.  Nabbed the last Uruk Hai for my brother...  Couldn't tell if the Aragorn was a new figure, so I got him too...  Gandalf I picked up as well, and Aged Theoden.

Nice figures but I think I'm gonna sell my collection off to my bro...  No space anymore.  And trolls just fill shelves way too much.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 16, 2005, 09:38 PM
I'm curious.  Being that the line sounds like it will die soon enough, what do you think the value would be?  I told my lovely and patient wife that some day they will be worth something.  After spending at least $600, I would love to tell her that I'm right.  What do you all think?  I don't know how to go about pricing them. 
Oh, and do you guys know how to tell which Frodo in LOTR is which?  I am trying to figure out wave 5.  If you've seen one Frodo, you've seen them all.  Its driving me nuts.  Any help would be great.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on July 17, 2005, 12:11 AM
Well...

I have pretty much all of the LOTR figures outside of the Mouth of Sauron and a few of the extra Sams and Frodos and Aragorns out there.  And to be honest, I don't think they'll be worth a whole lot of money down the road.  I'm going through the same dilemma right now with my Simpsons collection.  It is mint, loose and complete from Homer to the Mail Away Lenny.  Do I keep it (even though its stored and hasn't seen the light of day in 5 months).  Do I sell and make back probably half of what I shelled out originally.  And if I do sell...one big lot or many smaller ones. 

Dead toy lines of the late 90's and 2000's may have some interest down the line but then again, maybe not.  The numbers of figures and known collectibility changes everything from the toys of the 70's and 80's. 

No sign of any new LOTR product at SDCC means bad, bad things methinks :-X
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 17, 2005, 04:07 AM
Toy Biz only has the license till about March of next year, so beyond the two series of Epic, I don't forsee anything else to this line. I think they've had a great run, but it can be easily argued retailers killed this line. I'd be willing to buy more, but the endless repacks of Frodo, Aragorn, and Legolas have left a bad taste in my mouth.

Just another example of too many lame figures killing a line.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 17, 2005, 09:21 AM
I have 10 more to get and I have all the singles.  Unfortunately I need a Peter Jackson and that will cost me.  I don't suppose any of you have one just sitting around unopened?  :)  I have to admit.  This is kind of a frustrating way to end it all.  They had a good run, but because I've spent way too much on them, I'm thinking that maybe I need to step back in time machine and slap myself before I started this.  Just 10 more....  :-[
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on July 20, 2005, 03:47 PM
From Fwoosh.net:

For those of you concerned about the line ending, worry no longer - Damon told us that Toy Biz has renewed the license, and will continue producing figures as long as they sell. One booth operator on the floor was worried they brought too much LOTR - he sold out and had to bring more, leading to his speculation that this line has got legs beyond the movies.
We asked whether some of the concepts that have worked with the other lines would come over to LOTR. Unfortunately, the Toy Biz license won't allow LOTR figures in the Super Hero Showdown scale. Also, since the card and blister pack got smaller with the packaging change, the idea to have a build-a-figure Balrog wave was stalled. We'll keep hoping for that to change.


Just when you thought you were done with LOTR.  ;)
I guess they've realized these things sell immediately after hitting the pegs. I just hope the figures are easier to find now that they've got the license longer and won't shortchange the Epic line with impossible-to-find shortpacks and a small production run.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2005, 04:00 PM
Thanks for the info Ben, nice to hear that the LOTR line could be continuing.  I don't really actively buy it anymore, but if I somehow cleared up some more space I might consider it again.  It is too bad they couldn't do a "Showdown" scale with LOTR.  I'd be all over some 3 3/4" LOTR figures ;).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 20, 2005, 10:52 PM
I guess this means I still have a "hobby".  :) And just when I thought it was over...  My big question is how many more figures of Aragorn and Frodo can there be?  I hope that they get a little more creative.  I'm a huge fan so I'll buy it  :P  Then again, I may draw the line at Backwoods Frodo with Pine Cone Wiping Action. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: John C on July 22, 2005, 09:50 AM
I came across a lone Citadel guard last night at a Wal-Mart, so I picked it up.  They had nothing else from that wave. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on July 26, 2005, 12:55 PM
I need a lil help.  I know the power of e bay, but I'm just checking with you all.  I need Leg. wave 3, Peter Jackson, and Frodo wave 5 to complete the Fellowship.  I need Saruman wave 1, Gandalf the White wave 2, Leg. with and without sound wave 4 to complete Two Towers.  Then all I need for ROTK is the Eye of Sauron and Gothmog.  I can't seem to find any of these around or I missed them when they first came out.  Do any of you have these and would be willing to part with them?  Unopened and the packaging in pretty dang good condition?  Just thought I would ask before resorting to e bay.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2005, 04:40 PM
I found these same figures at TRU, I guess they're the same anyway. Nabbed the last Uruk Hai for my brother... Couldn't tell if the Aragorn was a new figure, so I got him too... Gandalf I picked up as well, and Aged Theoden.

These finally showed up in the North.  They did an amazing job on Theoden which makes it all the more inexplicable why they cannot nail just a single Aragorn.  I only bought the Gandalf and I really shouldn't have since I don't do much with this line. 

Bill, I'd love to help, but our stuff is primarily bilogo stuff and that tends to turn off non-openers for carded stuff we see.  Even if you were willing to take Canadian cards I probably couldn't help with most of that stuff as it's long gone and replaced by Frodo and Gollum out the ying-yang.  Sorry. 
Title: LOTR Unleashed?
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2005, 10:43 AM
Although it looks like this was reported last week, I just saw it this morning.  The Green Dragon (http://www.thegd.com/) is reporting that they have gotten word that ToyBiz is planning an upcoming "Unleashed" Lord of the Rings line, in the same vein as our Star Wars Unleashed.  At least someone is seeing the potential with a line like this.  These could be kind of cool, I'm interested to see if this ends up being true.  You can read more at the linky above, scroll down to "Thurs, July 28" for the report.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 4, 2005, 02:03 PM
Man, I don't know if I'd buy something like that. I'd rather see that money spent on these be applied to the 6" line, but TB is weird like that.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 4, 2005, 10:09 PM
Rumors from the GD, on their main page now:

Hey folks, we have it from good sources that the following is the coming line-up to be offered from Toybiz over the next 6-8 months for Lord of the Rings...BE HAPPY...BE VERY HAPPY:


EPIC TRILOGY
Collection Asst 1/2 (Sep/Oct 05)
Aragorn
Frodo with Book
Gandalf in robes
Gondorian Archer
Legolas
Mordor
Witch King
Eowen

Collection Asst 3 (Jan/Feb 06)

Aragorn w/Light up Palantir
Super-Poseable Legolas
Easterling w/Banner
Orc w/Banner
Corsair

Collection Asst 4 (Apr/May 06)

Barrow Wight ????
Birch Ent
Rosie Cotton
Berserker Uruk w/ Bomb
Aragorn w/ Red Sleeves at Rohan
Wolf the Wild Man
"To be determined" figure

LOTR Epic Battle (aka "Unleashed") (Feb/Mar 06)

Aragorn
Gimli
Legolas

NOTE: This is some AWESOME news...if only half of this is true...we will all be happy to add these to our collections. Stay tuned here for more!!!



I'm seriously interested in owning Rosie Cotton, the Corsair, and the Easterling.
I think this list could be real, since it has the obligatory Aragorns and Legolases (Legolasi?) that plague the line now.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on August 4, 2005, 11:17 PM
Wow.  The barrow wright is from the book, not the movie.  And that last assortment, if true, sure looks like a cleaning out the drawer assortment.  I'll be stunned if there's anything beyond that in the way of figures.

That said, I'd like a Corsair.   :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: TheBlackDog on August 8, 2005, 09:15 AM
Huge LOTR fan and I have one of each figure, and mutiple of some. Anyway, from the list this is what I want:

EPIC TRILOGY
Collection Asst 1/2 (Sep/Oct 05) buy all of these
Aragorn at Rivendell with shards of Narsil
Frodo with Book
Gandalf in robes
Gondorian Archer
Mordor Orc with skull
Eowen

Collection Asst 3 (Jan/Feb 06)

Aragorn w/Light up Palantir (sorry, but I'll probably pass, tired of all my Aragorn's)
Super-Poseable Legolas (pass)
Easterling w/Banner (maybe)
Orc w/Banner (maybe)
Corsair (wil buy even though rumor has it that it will not be PJ but one of the other staff members who was on the ship).

Collection Asst 4 (Apr/May 06)

Barrow Wight ? (I doubt this will be made)
Birch Ent (will buy)
Rosie Cotton (hmmm is she in her wedding dress or normal? Will probably buy)
Berserker Uruk w/ Bomb (will buy)
Aragorn w/ Red Sleeves at Rohan (Nope, enough of Aragorn at Rohan to last til doomsday)
Wolf the Wild Man (buy)
"To be determined" figure

Now, having said that, I have to say that I really wanted the line to be done after the Epic 2 figures. I guess that is reflected in my non-completist purchases reflected above. I have loved collecting this line, and have it on display, but as much as I love the books and movies, I am very close to closing out on my collecting of the ToyBiz figures. I mean, how many more Aragorn's, Legolas et all can I get? Now, I CANNOT wait for The Hobbit in 5 or 6 years and will buy one of each dwarf, and the variations they put out. I see the traveling dwarfs, the Battle of Five Armies Dwarfs, Bilbo traveling, Biblo Twilight (different pose then the one we got in the 3 pack with the ring in his palm?), Bilbo in mithril armor, Bilbo at Battle of Five Armies (or would that also be a Twilight one?), Gandalf in his various poses . . . .
In all honesty, I would buy the dwarfs on journey, the dwarfs at Battle of Five Armies (especially Thorin) Beorn, the Elvenking Thranduil, Bard, 1 Bilbo, maybe 1 Gandalf, Bolg, the trolls Burt,  Bill and the other one, an eagle, Dain II Ironfoot.  Anyway, that will be an exciting time!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 8, 2005, 12:28 PM
Does anyone want a deluxe horse and rider set - Ringwraith version?  I have one in the box and don't really want it anymore.  I can throw an extra horse your way as well.  I'll sell it or trade it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mikey D on August 8, 2005, 01:28 PM
Who or what is a "Barrow Wight"?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2005, 01:58 PM
I noticed this weekend that our TRU is finally back in the LOTR game, after not having any basic figures (aside from some older box sets) for many months.  Tucked way back on the very end of the action figure aisle were three pegs for LOTR, and they had what looked like newer figures to me.  An Aragorn I don't think I had seen before, a Frodo that I have seen before, and the Balrog Battle Gandalf.  I was half tempted to pick up the Gandalf, but left it for now because I told the Mrs. that I was all done with LOTR stuff ;).  I'm still kind of thinking about it though, I guess it gets more tempting when new Star Wars stuff isn't being found around here ;).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on August 9, 2005, 05:13 PM
Morbug, buddy, chum....  I'm interested in it if you still have it.  The only question is what condition is it in?  I'm always interested in giving my money away.  ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 9, 2005, 05:17 PM
It's in quite good condition.  I'll snap a pic and then pm it to you tonight or tomorrow. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 11, 2005, 02:21 AM
What if they made a SMOGG battle scene with bilbo-would you buy that Morbius, I mean morbug? Piss off??? :-\ I heard that said to folks in England alot years ago...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 20, 2005, 09:50 PM
The Green Dragon (http://www.thegd.com/) has an update featuring several pictures of Epic Trilogy Wave 1:  Aragorn: Council of Elrond, Gandalf Stormcrow, Frodo with Book, and Gondorian Swordsman.  Check out the details and pics at the link above.  I'm still tempted to build my LOTR collection a little further, and I'm wondering how much longer the figures will be at retail.  Our local TRU has a couple of figures, Wal-Mart has 3 pegs full of Frodo, and Target doesn't have any after their reset (or before, actually).  Anyone picking up some of these Epic Trilogy figures, or are there a few others you'd like to pick up from the line overall?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 21, 2005, 01:40 AM
I really don't like that mustache on the Gondorian swordsman. But since I'll be really lucky to find just one, I'll live with it.

I'll buy Aragorn and Gandalf, but I'm not sure about Frodo.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on August 21, 2005, 05:53 AM
I might get Aragorn, he seems to be well worth it, but that's it.  Beyond the Gondorian, I mean.  Some of the repacks are figs I don't even have yet, so those will be nice.  Mostly, I just want that Eowyn.   :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on August 23, 2005, 02:52 PM
Not really "LOTR Figures", but it fits in with LOTR stuff I guess....I hadn't seen this posted, but it looks like Code 3 will be releasing a Fellowship of the Ring 3D poster, similar to the Star Wars ones that are currently being released.  You can check out a pic of it at LOTRGuide.com (http://www.figures.com/databases/action.cgi?setup_file=lotrnews2.setup&category=lotr&topic=3&show_article=336) if you are interested.  This might be old news, but this was the first time I had seen it I guess.  Kind of spiffy.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on September 7, 2005, 02:01 AM
Stuff currently up for preorder at the Outer Reaches, and I copied this entire thing from The GD.

Lord of the Rings Epic Trilogy Wave 3:
Contains: Aragorn w/ Light-Up Palantir, Super-Poseable Legolas, Easterling w/ Banner, Orc w/ Banner and Corsair
Lord of the Rings Epic Trilogy Wave 4:
Barrow Wight, Birch Ent, Rosie Cotton, Berserker Uruk w/ Bomb, Aragorn w/ Red Sleeves at Rohan, Wulf the Wild Men, and a final TBD figure

Lord of the Rings A Fell Gathering Gift Set:
Gorbag, Orc Warrior, Dungeons of Isengard Orc Captain, Sharku, and the Isengard Orc. This set was claimed to be cancelled but it looks like they just delayed it a little, it will now see a January 2006 release.

Other Figures included in the list which will be available for Pre-Order at a later time are:
LOTR Epic Battle Assortment March 2006:
Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas (UNLEASHED!!!)

LOTR Best of Deluxe Assortment 1 January 2006:
Aragorn, Witchking, Gimli, Frodo...Guessing these are just going to be re-released roto figures.

LOTR Best of Deluxe Assortment 2 April 2006:
Legolas, Gandalf, Sam, Eomer


Sure. Reissue the rest of the roto figures EXCEPT the freakin' Troll. Jerkwad TB. And why couldn't they do characters like Rosie Cotton back when the movies were out, or around DVD releases? At least then we had a prayer of finding them.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on September 12, 2005, 03:50 PM
Well, I'm about to do the unthinkable.  We are short on money and room so I'm going to try and sell my collection.   :'(  Any suggestions?  I have around 78 figures that have never been opened plus the Coronation, Pelennor Fields, Defeat of Sauron, Shelob's Lair, Fell Beast, Black Gate, Bearers of the One Ring, Sharku Mount, and the Lothlorien sets.  They've been my babies for a couple years, but like all children, its time to sell them for some dearly needed money.  Do you guys/gals have any suggestions?  I just set up an E Bay selling account but I'm new to it so obviously I'm a little dumb.  My goal isn't to make some huge profit.  I just want possibly what I put into it.  So lemme hear it, any suggestions?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on September 13, 2005, 02:38 AM
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but like all children, its time to sell them for some dearly needed money

Uh, that's scary.   :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on September 13, 2005, 08:16 PM
If that is scary, then I suppose my theory of letting the children in the back yard to hose them off when they are dirty and hanging them on a clothes line until they are done peeing is way off too?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on September 14, 2005, 01:59 AM
Wait.

What?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on September 14, 2005, 02:14 AM
Disturbing.  You should've stuck with just selling children when you need cash.

It was scary but I think we've all thought about it when the kids have pissed us off. :) 

Wait, don't let the lil lady read that!   :-X
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Aggressive Bill on September 14, 2005, 10:00 PM
You know, you could just save me the pain of spilling all of my children raising theories and just fork over 500 bucks to me.  Heck, I'll even give you a butt load of LOTR figures.  The whole shabang.  What do you say??  Wouldn't that be worth saving children?  Think about it....    ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on September 21, 2005, 11:25 PM
New figures have hit TRU. I will pass on the Gandalf, it looks like a Gandalf the White with a big grey cloak thrown over him. No thanks. Frodo is not in the blue like the movie/picture and thus I am not interested. Aragorn is cool. Did not see or get the Gondorian Swordsman so  . . . .  hopefully sometime this week I or a friend will find.

On a side note, the new packaging is really cool.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on September 22, 2005, 09:29 AM
I saw a few of that first "Epic Trilogy" wave as well, with the Gandalf Stormcrow, Council Aragorn, and Frodo w/book.  I was tempted to pick them up, Aragorn in particular, but my wife probably would have shot me since I told her "Don't worry, I'm all done with LOTR figures now" about January of this year :P.  They did look nice though.  TRU seems to be the only place around here that carries newer stuff at all, and even theirs is tucked away on 3 lonely pegs at the far back corner of the store.  Wal-Mart has pegs full of Frodos, and Target doesn't carry them here.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on September 22, 2005, 09:56 PM
Yeah, I found 10 Gondorian Swordsmen, the Aragorn, the Frodo, the new and the same modified Legolas, the Gandalf Stormcrow etc. I bought 5 of the swordsman for myself and 2 other local collectors, an Aragorn, a Frodo, but passed on the rest. TB is becoming more and more like Hasbro, rehashing figures by modifying paint jobs to make them look different. Thus I only buy something new or something that I like (like Hasbro).
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on September 22, 2005, 11:24 PM
No new single figures up here, but multipacks are about:

Shelob's Lair ::)
Sauron's Defeat (or something like that)
Return of Gandalf.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on September 25, 2005, 04:37 PM
I have some figures for sale up in the Classifieds section.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on October 2, 2005, 01:08 PM
Picked up the Gonodrian and Aragorn yesterday, left Frodo and Gandalf and Legolas
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Nicklab on October 2, 2005, 03:40 PM
I picked up a couple of Gondorians today.  Very cool figure!  Passed on the others for the time being.

Also managed to pick up some older stuff for a pretty decent deal, including the Pellenor Fields set, Council Legolas, burning Ring Wraith and Mount Doom Sam.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on October 28, 2005, 10:01 AM
Just read this little bit over at 16bit.com (http://www.16bit.com/), concerning the future of the Toy Biz LOTR line.  Sounds like what is out now, until the end of 2005, might be all she wrote.  Here's a clip, read the rest at the linky above:

"At work today, our Toy Biz rep let loose a bomb we most certainly were surprised by-- Toy Biz isn't renewing the Lord of the Rings license for 2006. What's out now is basically it, a few SKUs are going to ship through the end of the year and that'll be that."

Sounds like the status of the other lines (Armies of Middle Earth, Minimates, etc.) is unknown at this time, although it sounds like more minimates should be on the way.  I guess I figured this line would be slowly fading away, but I'm kind of surprised if it is indeed done by the end of this year.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on October 28, 2005, 04:46 PM
Well when all you can come up with is Frodo with Book, it just might be time to pull the pin. 

I think the big difference with this line and Star Wars is that you see here what happens when you don't have a truly hardcore collecting, um, core.  It is and was a fantastic trilogy - some brilliant movies that were extremely well done.  Like Star Wars it has a core group of characters you can do.  Unlike Star Wars you have a hard time telling a Legolas from a Legolas, whereas you can tell farm boy Luke from Death Star Luke.  Does it matter?  Apparently yes. 

The kids ate up this line, as did a number of collectors.  But if you've been watching lately, there's little if anything that has held any value.  Everything, like all toys today, are tremendously mass produced and nothing is rare.  You have collectors/speculators that keep stuff MOMC meaning finding something is easy, even after it's away from retail.  You have no history with this trilogy, aside from the books.  But that all important market - the kids - moved on, as kids do.  Oops.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on October 29, 2005, 12:38 AM
While I'm not happy to lose a great line to collect, I'm glad I won't be buying any more Frodos, Legolases, and Aragorns. I do wish that Toy Biz would have thrown a few more Easterlings and rotocast Trolls out to us poor bastards who'd like to buy them, but alas, it's not to be.

But when you've done a Frodo only seen for a few minutes at the beginning of FOTR, you know your line has jumped the shark and flown into the next county.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on October 29, 2005, 01:49 AM
All I want is that Eowyn and then it's lights out.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on October 29, 2005, 04:42 AM
Agreed, and sadly Toy Biz didn't see what they COULD have been doing to keep the line going.  Let's face it, the army builders in this line were a bitch to find for most, and they still are.  Orcs of all kinds are at a premium, the Rodian's could've had multiple releases and (gasp) one with a horse would've been nice and TB saw fit not to do the logical choice.

Easterlings, of course...  And then Haradirrim...  The Corsairs...  Orcs, Uruk Hai...  Gondorian horsemen, Gondorian Rangers, Faramir's Lt., More Gondorian soldiers...  And the people buying this stuff lately weren't the movie people necessarilly but the hardcore TOlkien fans who would buy all kinds of random stuff.  You could've milked this license for a while.

No men of Bree, no Dwarves besides Gimli...  There was more potential to it I think, had the line been widdled down to a collector-oriented thing, where they could've kept it alive with characters people wanted that were obscure and army builders, and not have killed the line like they did.  I mean, who honestly saw the Moria Goblin hardly at all?  These figures were a pain in the ass for people to find much less find multiples, so it was disappointing to say the least.

This could be a frightening glimpse into SW's future if their TV ventures flop.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on October 31, 2005, 10:48 PM
There's an article up on The GD now about the line being truly over, so I guess that's all she wrote.

It looks like the Final Battle gift pack is coming out after all, which is good since I want that Troll in there.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on October 31, 2005, 10:59 PM
Gee, major franchise makes lots and lots of toys

No new movies

Retail dumps the line

Toybiz "doesn't renew the license"

I agree on LFL hoping that this TV thing goes gonzo...the **** thing about that though, to me, all of that is EU and I'd rather have unmade OT figures any single day of the week over some cheesy TV guy
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on October 31, 2005, 11:18 PM
I think Ben and I were talking about this the other day, but I don't think SW will fizzle out right away.  LOTR didn't either (it's been almost two full years since ROTK - holy **** now that I think about it...) and SW has a much more robust and dedicated core base.  Of course time will tell, but iI don't think t's any where near over.

As for LOTR itself, it's a shame, but they had an incredible run.  Really great selection of characters and it was sort of a mini SW in terms of collecting.  It was fun while it lasted.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 1, 2005, 02:22 AM
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It looks like the Final Battle gift pack is coming out after all, which is good since I want that Troll in there.

I can attest to finding these a week or two ago.  Got one for my brother and they seemed to have "enough" on the pegs.  Now they've got the one w/Sauron out...

Hope you nab that set, it's pretty cool with the troll I thought.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on November 1, 2005, 10:50 PM
I found two today, but I didn't have the scratch for it. How much was it there? If it's close to $40, I might have to pass on it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on November 2, 2005, 12:00 AM
I think they were $25?  The same price as all the similarly sized sets like the Lothlorien one I think...
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on November 5, 2005, 08:47 AM
Well, it was a fun line while it lasted but in a way I'm grateful. I have all the figures I wanted and only missed a few so I am very happy. I have to agree that TB killed the ilne by not making army builders more available and other parts of line.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on November 8, 2005, 10:13 AM
Action-Figure.com (http://www.action-figure.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=16133) has now posted an article again confirming that ToyBiz has elected not to renew the LOTR license as of the end of this year.  Interesting though, is a little blurb in the article that mentions that another company may be thinking of picking it up.  No idea who it would be, but interesting news either way.  If another company picked up this line, would you buy into it again?  I basically got what I wanted (or could afford/display), but if some company came up with a line of 3 3/4", articulated, nicely sculpted LOTR figures, I'd have to admit I'd be a little tempted.  It will be curious to see what comes of this.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on November 8, 2005, 01:17 PM
I have pretty much everything I want from LOTR. I'm just worried about finding that last wave of Epic with Eowyn in it.

If some other company were to pick it up, I doubt I'd buy in unless the figures were 3 3/4".
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on November 8, 2005, 10:22 PM
I love what I have and am glad I have it, but I am done for now. They would have do something that is a huge improvement over the ToyBiz line for me to buy in at this point. And I would want a similiar scale and more detail, with a broader band of characters. As for the license, I don't see a major retailer picking it up and IF someone does, prices will be more so I just think that this line is dead. I would say that if I was in business, I would not pick the line up.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on November 8, 2005, 10:49 PM
Man, even if someone did pick up the SW scale on these, I don't know.  I'm swamped as it is. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Xander on November 9, 2005, 10:04 AM
It seems like the 3 scale is terribly out of style anyway. Are there any others besides Star Wars?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on November 10, 2005, 01:38 PM
Well, in case there was still any doubt, it looks like TheGD.com (http://www.thegd.com/) has now gotten confirmation from a ToyBiz customer services rep that 2005 will be the last year of the line.  Still nothing from the head honchos, but its not looking good.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on November 10, 2005, 04:23 PM
A buddy of mine that is big into the line received confirmation from theouterreaches.com an etailer up here.  When he asked about the last wave and whether they'd get it, they responded regarding the "last wave" comment.  They checked with Toybiz and then confirmed with my buddy that the line was dead as far as Toybiz was concerned.  Internet innuendo the way it sounds, I know, but I'll opt to believe it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 2, 2005, 11:33 AM
are the king elendil and minis tirith guard HTF? I hid them so lemme know so I can go back and buy it if some one needs it. They were 5.99 at KB. I never saw a easterling in a store.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 2, 2005, 10:03 PM
They weren't very easy to find in some areas, like the one I live in. I eventually found them after driving halfway across the state of Iowa.

I wouldm't buy them unless someone needs them, though. Did you find some Easterlings at your local KB? I'd buy two more if I had a KB close to me.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 7, 2005, 12:32 PM
like I said..never seen them in a store :(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on December 8, 2005, 05:35 AM
I wish I could find something for my brother for X-Mas...  LOTR is dead here now.  TRU was carrying some stuff and WM, but they're both now seemingly done and the latest stuff's not around, isn't coming, or hasn't shipped to here...

I saw the 3-pack with Sauron and didn't have the $ to get it, then it was gone...  Saw the Elves of ME set too I think it was and didn't get it because of $, and now I can't find it for my bro.  Very frustrating to say the least.

He's still in need of the Orc Captain with the hammer, the Mordor Orc with the skull on his helmet...  I think he still needs the Gondorian Soldier too.  Just lots he never got from this line. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on December 8, 2005, 07:46 AM
The one figure I never saw was the transfixed Galadriel.  Even though I don't have any of the figures displayed anymore...I still would have bought that one just because it looked so damn cool.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on December 8, 2005, 05:00 PM
The one figure I never saw was the transfixed Galadriel. Even though I don't have any of the figures displayed anymore...I still would have bought that one just because it looked so damn cool.

LOL, I just left one at a store this afternoon.  LMK if you need it.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on January 2, 2006, 09:12 PM
Is it too late to let you know  :P 

I just saw the Lord of the Ring Elves seven pack (or maybe it was eight) at Walmart tonight.  I had no idea they were still kicking out this stuff.   I am sure I have all those figures in the set but still very cool to see none the less.  I swear I saw someone in the checkout line ahead of me with one labeled "Kings of Middle Earth" or something to that effect.  I didn't see this set in the toy section but he could have had the last one.  I assume that Toy Biz is multi packing everything they have left now and it sure makes it a quick way to "catch-up" if you are new to the line.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 2, 2006, 11:31 PM
Yes, Kings of Middle Earth is just another repack.  I saw that one at TRU a couple of months back, by far the best retailer we've had for the stuff. 

(http://www.thegd.com/images/SDCC_04/TB/Galadriel2S.jpg)

If this is the one you're still after, then nope, not too late at all.  I saw it about an hour ago, presumably it will be there tomorrow.  LMK if you still need it and your addy please.  It is a neat figure for sure. 

I still have yet to break down and buy a Legolas, Aragorn or any of the damnable Hobbitses.  One retailer had the There and Back Again box set forever, never clearanced it and that would have been my entire need solved, but they just plain disappeared.  I'm kind of stuck in the middle with a few too many figures to just toss them all, but I'm neither sure I want them, nor do I really want to lay out more cash for anything.   :-\
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 2, 2006, 11:42 PM
I'm just hoping I can get the final Eowyn and Orc

(http://www.thegd.com/images/Toys/LOTR/Toybiz/Epic/6_EowynM.jpg)(http://www.thegd.com/images/Toys/LOTR/Toybiz/Epic/6_SkullyM.jpg)

I still need one other Uruk and I think I'd be done

(http://fotos.ya.com/niuherotoys/ph11255857053194.jpg)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jediraven82 on January 2, 2006, 11:56 PM
I spent so much time getting the majority of LOTR figures and now I really don't care about them.  Unfortunately, they have almost zero secondary market with the exception of a few figures.  I can't believe how much the Elven Archer and Rohirrim Soldier sell for on eBay.  Loose ones go for around 30 bucks.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2006, 12:15 AM


I still need one other Uruk and I think I'd be done

(http://fotos.ya.com/niuherotoys/ph11255857053194.jpg)

Why you people don't tell me this sooner I have no idea ::)  That dude was around.  He may still be, but I haven't really looked for him of late.  Does he have an official name and what cardback is he on please?

And don't count on my for Eowyn and that Orc with the skull, none of that wave has been around here yet.  But I know enough to grab them if I see them. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on January 3, 2006, 12:18 AM
Battle Cry Uruk Hai I believe
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2006, 12:23 AM
Thanks, I'll check tomorrow.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2006, 12:46 AM
I saw him at TRU a bit but he's long gone now.  They were the only ones getting any LOTR in for a while it seemed.

I missed the Kings set and maybe the Elves one too.  I also missed the set that had Sauron, Elendil and someone else in it...  I forget.  I saw it and passed on it at the time because of money then went to get it for my bro and it was gone.  They had dozens too, literally, and they were all gone.

I did get him the battle troll set though, thankfully.  He'd wanted that.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2006, 02:47 AM
I have one of those Uruks to part with. I have a thread in the trading forum of swag I'll trade it for.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on January 3, 2006, 06:48 PM

(http://www.thegd.com/images/SDCC_04/TB/Galadriel2S.jpg)

If this is the one you're still after, then nope, not too late at all. I saw it about an hour ago, presumably it will be there tomorrow. LMK if you still need it and your addy please. It is a neat figure for sure.


You have mail, sweet stuff  :-*
Title: 12" Sideshow Aragorn
Post by: jadesfire on January 10, 2006, 08:24 PM
aw crap....here I go again this Friday...

Sideshow Aragorn (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=010306ara&source=wp_news)

I thought I was done with this line but no....Sideshow had to step up to the plate and offer this gem.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Brian on January 27, 2006, 12:19 PM
I just got a chance to take a closer look at the pics they have of that Aragorn today while reading through the "Heroes of the Rebellion" announcement.  That looks like a heck of a figure, and could be a nice line for LOTR...especially with the ToyBiz line coming to an end.  Is anyone buying into this new line?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on January 29, 2006, 07:10 PM
Is anyone buying into this new line?

Yes:-[, I can't seem to stop myself.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Clone Commander on January 31, 2006, 12:06 PM
I saw a Gondorian swordsman last sunday.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on February 1, 2006, 11:51 PM
Anyone know if the Eowyn Shieldmaiden is coming out still?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 2, 2006, 12:22 AM
I hope so. I just need that last Orc and Eowyn to complete my LOTR collection.

But if the last waves of the various Star Wars lines has taught me anything, I'll never see them, while other areas will be swimming in them.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jesse James on February 2, 2006, 02:35 AM
I need the Gondorian for my brother among a few other things.

He has turned to the SS 12" figures too already.  I'm hoping they're slightly less popular than SW so I can easily track them down for him as gifts at the holidays.  It'd make shopping tremendously easy copmared to past years.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on February 2, 2006, 11:49 AM
Shieldmadien Eowyn and the Orc Lieut. from Mordor will not be arriving in the states. Your looking at around $30 to $40 per figure from online stores. On the 12 inch line, they are really nice figures but . . . . I think I am done with LOTR for now, though I might change my mind. Space is becoming an issue; that and I am having to put $800 into my car right now that was unexpected  :'(
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 2, 2006, 01:23 PM
Shieldmadien Eowyn and the Orc Lieut. from Mordor will not be arriving in the states. Your looking at around $30 to $40 per figure from online stores.

Well, ain't that a bitch.

Eh. Guess I'm done with LOTR as it stands. I have Eowyn figures already, and plenty of Orcs, so I'm good.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Annatar on February 3, 2006, 12:03 PM
Yeah it sucks that the US will not get Epic 2.....too bad.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 4, 2006, 06:42 PM
Shieldmadien Eowyn and the Orc Lieut. from Mordor will not be arriving in the states.


Hmmm...I wonder if Canada will get them?? ;)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 4, 2006, 09:40 PM
Shieldmadien Eowyn and the Orc Lieut. from Mordor will not be arriving in the states.


Hmmm...I wonder if Canada will get them?? ;)

Yeah, I wonder....  ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Annatar on February 5, 2006, 11:52 PM
Canada did get them, but if I understand right, they came and went a few months ago.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on February 6, 2006, 12:24 PM
Canada did get them, but if I understand right, they came and went a few months ago.
Not wave 2.  We did see wave 1 but the wave with Eowyn never showed, at least not yet. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: jadesfire on February 17, 2006, 01:02 PM
Sideshow's 12" Legolas goes up for preorder today!!
Exclusve items are the cape and clasp and an extra "arrow-jabbing" hand :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Annatar on February 19, 2006, 02:58 PM
Legolas is pretty cool, but I prefer the Strider, he has more stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Clone Commander on February 25, 2006, 12:26 AM
Say, is a Gondorian swordsman figure hard to find?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on February 25, 2006, 01:31 AM
I've seen about three or four come through one TRU, and the last one sat for about a month.

It's from the last wave of LOTR figures that will see release in the US, so I'd pick it up if you want one.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Clone Commander on February 26, 2006, 07:58 PM
Hmmm, okay.
But has anybody noticed ho LOTR has died?

Anyways, I wish they would repack Haldir in armor and that awesome wood elf warrior into basic figures.
But too late I guess.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Annatar on March 2, 2006, 03:07 PM
Its dead because it was cancelled. :'(

Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Clone Commander on March 2, 2006, 10:46 PM
 :'(  -sniffle-
Oh well...rest in peace LOTR figure...and hopefully possesed Bilbo who is clogging up the toy isle as walmart...  :P
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on March 3, 2006, 01:07 PM
I saw something strange at TRU today. There was a shelf full of single-carded Trilogy figures in three-packs. All the packs had the same figures- some version of Aragorn, dagger-throwing Legolas, and Gothmog. I don't know how much they were, but if you need any of those figures, I'd head to TRU.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Annatar on March 4, 2006, 05:08 PM
I also saw those 3-packs at TRU today. They would be better if they were full of Epic 2. :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on March 4, 2006, 05:25 PM
Word.  :)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on March 4, 2006, 09:28 PM
Yeah, I had visions of Epic 2 when Ben first mentioned these things.  Sigh.  I really would have liked to have that last Eowyn.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on March 7, 2006, 08:54 PM
Seems that at TRU there are 3 packs of figures hitting. One is with the Epic 2 Legolas, Epic 2 Witch King with Flaming Sword, and the Epic 2 Mordor Orc Lieutenant. So keep your eyes open. IF anyone finds an extra please PM me. I'd be happy to pay $20 plus shipping if someone wants to help a HUGE LOTR fan!
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on March 7, 2006, 10:42 PM
So, there are reports of Epic 2 in these things. Nice.

I'll gamble they won't show at my local TRU, though.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on March 10, 2006, 09:23 AM
Yes, if you search on ebay for Mordor Orc or Mordor Orc Lieutenant they have hit New York, New Jersey, Charlotte NC. 
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Annatar on March 12, 2006, 10:12 PM
Seems that at TRU there are 3 packs of figures hitting. One is with the Epic 2 Legolas, Epic 2 Witch King with Flaming Sword, and the Epic 2 Mordor Orc Lieutenant. So keep your eyes open. IF anyone finds an extra please PM me. I'd be happy to pay $20 plus shipping if someone wants to help a HUGE LOTR fan!

Same offer goes for me.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Clone Commander on March 12, 2006, 10:34 PM
Epic? Whats that?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on March 12, 2006, 11:59 PM
It was supposed to be a relaunch of the Trilogy line, with better-looking card art. Alas, retailers didn't get on board with it, and Toy Biz elected not to renew the license for 2006 and later, so that's the last two waves of LOTR figures.

Epic 1 consisted of Rivendell Aragorn, Gondorian Swordsman, Gandalf Stormcrow, some repacks, and a Frodo w/ journal that now warms pegs at TRUs nationwide.

Epic 2 features the Witchking of Angmar w/flaming sword, a new Eowyn, and the much in-demand Mordor Orc Lieutenant. This wave is making us loyal LOTR toy fans go nuts since TB elected to hose us by not releasing them in the US, except for a few value packs.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Scott on March 20, 2006, 11:47 PM
Anyone found the Epic Orc three pack?  I thought about buying one off eBay but haven't pulled the trigger yet

Still need Eowyn as well and I'd be all done with this bad boy
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on March 20, 2006, 11:55 PM
It hasn't shown in the north yet.  I'll be checking Bloomington, IL next week though I won't be holding my breath.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Annatar on April 2, 2006, 11:40 PM
So still no Orc 3-packs for any of you?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Darby on April 3, 2006, 10:46 PM
Nope.  The only new thing I've seen is those Gothmog three packs now have a SP Strider in them instead of the HD Aragorn.  Some of them, anyways.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on April 19, 2006, 10:48 PM
I found one of those electronic Sauron figures (talks and has light up eyes) for $9.99 today.  I think they originally retailed up here for $39, so I was happy to buy it.  Wasn't expecting to own that figure, but it will be a nice addition at a good price.
Title: Sideshow 12" Figures
Post by: jadesfire on May 22, 2006, 07:30 PM
Boromir is next up for Sideshow - preorder on the 30th. The hair coloring is all wrong so I am going to wait for better pictures before I order but more than likely, I'll order it.

Boromir (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=051806boromir&source=051806news)
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 4, 2006, 11:21 PM
The Balrog's on its way. (http://www.thegd.com/news.asp?ID=825)

****. I SO do not have the scrib for this thing now.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Morgbug on August 4, 2006, 11:45 PM
Interesting time to bump this up.  I saw the Elven box set (whatever it's called) and the Mouth of Sauron set at a clearance outlet locally for $30 per box.  That's a pretty good improvement over the $39-49 regular retail we had here.  The Elf box never actually showed here in original release.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on August 5, 2006, 04:27 PM
I never did see the Lothlorien set here, or in any of my travels. It's around, so I should probably get that soon, or hopefully find the Haldir and Celeborn figures that were exclusively in that set since I don't need another damn Frodo or Aragorn.

I hope that Balrog stays in stock for another month or so, so I can get one before they disappear. At the price, I think it will, but I doubt the production run was very high, so I wonder.
Title: BALROG is here.
Post by: bluesnaggletooth1 on August 11, 2006, 09:02 PM
Okay, just got home (Burbank, CA) and saw the Balrog sitting on my front step. 

It comes in a HUGE brown box that says, "NECA 25" Balrog Electronic Action Figure" on the side. I opened the box up, and the Balrog is packaged in many different sections inside. There's no retail packaging aside from the plain brown box it comes in...so there's definitely no chance of seeing this at stores like Suncoast, etc.

I didn't realize he was going to come completely disassembled. It looks cool from what I can tell. Need to clear a space in the collecting room so I can lay all the pieces out and put him together later.

According to the box, I received #2071 of 2400.

Snags
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 29, 2006, 09:51 PM
*biz-ump*

Where's the best place to find the Toybiz LOTR figures online? I checked Ebay, and prices are reasonable for the later, less available figures, but I couldn't find them in any sort of structure. I checked out KB Toys, TRU, Walmart, Target, and none of them are selling LOTR figures anymore, so I'm afraid I must go online. The site I trust most, EE, doesn't sell them either, so to catch up on these collectibles, where would you suggest I go to find them?
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Ben on December 29, 2006, 10:46 PM
BBTS (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com) might have some, but it's slim pickins since the line's been dead for about a year now.

I'd also try checking your local TRU. Mine still has a few Mega Buy packs that have 3 figures for $10, though the selection usually includes a variation of Strider/Aragorn, the same for Legolas, and Gothmog.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 29, 2006, 11:36 PM
Yes...I've got a pretty varied list, I just slacked off the past year. I remember seeing nearly all these at Walmart or TRU, but held back until they were gone.

Gondorian Swordsman
Gothmog
Mordor Orc Lieutenant
King Elendil
Moria Archer
Boromir (SP)
Gandalf the Grey (SP)
Strider (SP)
Orc Warrior
Crossbow Uruk-hai
Aragorn: Helm's Deep (SP)
Boromir: Captain of Gondor
Gamling
Isengard Orc
Hama
Orc Captain of Isengard
Shagrat
Theodred
Isildur
Theoden: Aged
Cirith Ungol Uruk-hai
Denethor
Gorbag
Minas Tirith Citadel Guard
Aragorn: Council
Saruman the White
Gandalf Stormcrow
Eowyn: Edoras

Lothlorien Giftset
Coronation Gift Pack
Battle Armor Troll


Basically the last year and a half. Thanks for the tip on BBTS. I'll use it for whatever they have left.
Title: Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
Post by: Mainland05 on October 6, 2007, 11:40 PM
I still to this day have never gotten, a Twilight Frodo.

Kills me man, just kills me.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2012, 11:20 AM
Bumping up an oldie here, but with all the Hobbit hype I've been looking at my LOTR collection again.  The Toy Biz line was one of those where I always wanted to get into it deeper, but for one reason or another I never did.  I ended up with around a dozen figures from the various lines I believe, but always wanted to have the "Fellowship" to display.  One figure I never did get was a Boromir, and I was wondering if anyone here could recommend the best one for display.  I know there were a few, but I just wanted to check.  Actually, when I think about it, I do need to get "Fellowship" versions of a few others (like Merry/Pippin, Strider, and Gandalf the Grey since I have versions from other movies) so if you have any recommendations for those figures as well, I'd be glad to hear them.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 6, 2012, 02:44 PM
can anyone help me out that has more knowledge about the Toy Biz line?  i.e.  Are there any other figures/beasts that are in scale with this new, The Hobbit, line?

I am going to post this in The Hobbit thread too
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: warinthefloor on November 9, 2012, 12:41 PM
I got your back Smash, looking to get some of teh beasts ect from teh old line to use with the new line, I can fudge scale a lil but on big ole beasts.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2013, 05:20 PM
It may be due to the Star Wars "break", or just the fact that the release of the Hobbit has gotten the Lord of the Rings fires burning again, but I've been looking into tracking down some figures from the original Toy Biz line.  At the time of release, I couldn't really afford to get into it to far, and only have a dozen or so figures from the various lines.  Although I don't really have any more display space now, one thing I always wanted to do was have the best version of each of the members of the Fellowship.  I've been researching it a bit online to try and remember all the figures, but I thought some of you here who collected the line more might have a quicker/better answer for me.  Do you know of the best versions of each of the members from the Fellowship?

Aside from Boromir, I do have other versions of all of them, but some are from other movies (Gandalf the White, Legolas, etc.).  I have what I believe are called the super poseable versions of both Frodo and Sam, and I'm not sure if Gimli had a different version either, so I've got a few to start with.  Were there any other Fellowship versions of Merry/Pippin other than the initial two pack offerings?  I also know there was a superposeable Strider available later on in the line, is that the best version?  I know they had their difficulties with the Aragorn head sculpts throughout the line.  I really like the Legolas figure I have, but I do believe it is from Two Towers.  I know there are a number of multipacks as well, but I thought I remembered the figures being re-releases there for the most part.  Anyways, I'll be looking into it more, but I thought I'd ask for any advice anyone might have.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Nicklab on February 15, 2013, 10:07 PM
I found a fairly decent archive of Toy Biz Lord of the Rings figures (http://thehobbitcentral.com/lord-of-the-rings-toy-archives/lord-of-the-rings-action-figures/).  I think some of the better FOTR figures were the ones that were offered on the later smaller cards (http://thehobbitcentral.com/lord-of-the-rings-toy-archives/fellowship-of-the-ring-trilogy-series-2004/).

The Fellowship 9-pack (http://thehobbitcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/9_pack_green.jpg) has always been one of my favorite pieces in the line since it had all of the characters AND the likenesses were pretty good.  But I also really liked the Frodo & Sam 2-pack with the Elven boat.
Title: Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
Post by: Brian on February 18, 2013, 08:52 PM
Thanks for the linky Nicklab, that's exactly what I was looking for.  I remember (during the run of the LOTR figures) checking stuff out at the Green Dragon.com, but that site seems to have changed or left since then - this is a nice archive to be able to jog my memory as to what is out there.  Thanks so much.