I'll find what you want/ But there's gonna be a cost
See, my name is Boba Fett/ I know my [shots are] tight
Start not actin'right/ You're frozen in carbonite"
MC Chris "Fett's Vette"
YAK_Chewie wrote:Pics of what I bought so far as Toysrus...
To my surprise, all of these have ball jointed hips - maybe even Legolas, but his tunic is so tight that I can't really check. I'm assuming that he and the lady do, so they can later make soft goods tunics for them and put them on horses, or something.
Gollum is the prize here as far as I'm concerned - just amazing to have this cool character in this scale...
Bilbo is a bit weak... a little more effort on his paint job would do wonders for this guy, as would articulated feet. Anyways, I hope this line does very well and continues for several years, and we also get many LOTR figures like this too. It's just too good of a thing to not continue...
Now, are these as good as Star Wars figures? Well, better than Clone Wars I think, yes. Better than top quality vintage stuff? No. That's better, but for a company that's never made this scale of figures that I'm aware of? This is damn good stuff. Only real drawbacks are they don't have holes in their feet or articulated ankles, some of the articulation is hard to utilize, and the faces on the "humans" aren't top sculpt material...
But hey, these are still good, and I see more effort from this company in terms of diversity and sculpting than we've seen out of Hasbro in a long, long time. Hasbro has gotten lazy. This company is taking chances and being aggressive. And there's a lot more cool stuff that I passed on today, that I plan on getting in the coming weeks. They're filling the void for me for the rest of 2012, and who knows, maybe for the next few years this line will be more fun for some of us than Star Wars, because this line is geared toward collectors, while Hasbro doesn't know which way is up these days...
Here's the company's website: http://www.thebridgedirect.com/hobbit.html
Paulskywalker wrote:Clearly this company saw the success of the small company that handled the LOTOR rings figures, so went with the high detail and lots of accessories but realised 3 3/4 inch was more logical and increased the articulation. Just hope they copy the LOTOR company and make things like the huge trolls, Sauron and Fell Beasts, the environment pieces that came with some figures; oh and the horse sets as well. With the environment pieces at this size they could do playsets.
Paulskywalker wrote:Chewie if you get all the two packs and the Goblin King then you have all the figures in the 5 pack, so i don't see the point in getting the 5 pack unless you've become a mint on in box collector lol.
zedhatch wrote:Saw a display at Books a Million yesterday and FINALLY got Gandalf. been wanting a 3 & 3/4 inch gandalf to hang around with Obi-Wan since I was like 8. Not willing to pay thier inflated prices for the rest, but Gandalf I will bend for.
YAK_Chewie wrote:zedhatch wrote:Saw a display at Books a Million yesterday and FINALLY got Gandalf. been wanting a 3 & 3/4 inch gandalf to hang around with Obi-Wan since I was like 8. Not willing to pay thier inflated prices for the rest, but Gandalf I will bend for.
He's a great figure!
BTW, how much are they charging for figures there?
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