Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:06 am

So will series 3 hit in November or December?
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Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:00 pm

One of those, although I suppose late October is also a possibility. I'll keep everyone posted.
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Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:15 pm

I have to say, the SDCC set aside, Gimli and Legolas have grown on me, especially since the daggers are (eventually) coming out. Frodo looks good, and I am REALLY anxious to see the final Aragorn. Viggo has one of those faces that has been really hard to capture thus far.

The other characters are fine, but I would really love to get both Companies in this line - that would be my priority. I am hopeful we will get the full Fellowship, but Thorin and Company is something I have wanted in toy form my entire life. Yeah, Jackson's Hobbit movies need to be recut and trimmed (I still think there are really good movies in there), but I would take figures of Bilbo and all the Dwarves since the Bridge Direct completely shat the bed with that line. And seemingly no one wants to attempt the R/B versions.
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Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:35 pm

I agree, the fellowship and Thorin's crew are sorely needed. I personally loved Jackson's Hobbit films, though I understand the desire folks have to trim them down a bit.

But seriously - Azog, and all the orcs, the Stone Giants, the Ringwraiths, the Armored Trolls and elves from the final battle.... there's so much potential for awesome toys that Bridge Direct just couldn't handle. I really hope Diamond Select jumps in on that property!
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Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:45 pm

I'd love a proper Hobbit line, too. Say what you will about the films, but from a character design perspective, they were arguably just as strong as the LOTR films. Bilbo, Thorin, Thranduil, Tauriel, and Radagast could translate really well to the DST style, perhaps with Azog as a BAF? All the Dwarves too, of course, but that's a gamble being able to make all 13- something even Bridge Direct couldn't do. I quite like the first 2 Hobbit films, and parts of the 3rd, but the near-constant action just drains on me. I'd still love to see proper Hobbit figures, though. I still have my Tauriel and Radagast from the original line, and they pair well enough with the old Toy Biz figures, but I'd love to see what a company like DST could do with some of the small details.
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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:22 am

Shinigami_PL wrote:
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Man, I was prepared to buy at least 3 Ring Wraiths, but the decision to sculpt the sleeves as though the arms are straight at their side is rough. I hate when 'cloth' juts out at odd angles when you pose the arms.

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To be fair, if they sculpted it at a 90 degree angle it'd jut out at odd angles in some poses as well. Sculpted cloth looks good in only one pose.

But yes, it'd obviously be much better if the sleeve was done the "proper" way. I hope some hot/cold water bending will help here.
Oh yeah, it's definitely true that it can only look good from one angle or another without going softgoods. Now, why you'd choose to make the chosen angle the one that's incompatible with the figure's accessories? That's world class bad toy design.
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Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:22 am

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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:40 am

Oh that's nice. And Frodo does have a really good likeness.
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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:43 pm

Yeah, Frodo looks really nice.
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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:27 pm

Frodo is looking good, can't wait to get mine. That Sauron is going to be an impressive beast once assembled.
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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:21 pm

I got a delay notice from Amazon for Aragorn, which was no surprise and I was able to accept the delay. Unfortunately my two Moria Orcs got canceled! I moved my pre-order over to SureThingToys just to be safe, but when these go up on Amazon again I'll probably order at least one more. Those Orcs look awesome.

Zach, not sure if you guys would ever consider army builder packs, but I'd grab a couple packs with Orcs and Uruk Hai for sure!
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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:13 pm

Holy **** Sauron looks AMAZING! Well done, DST!
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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:03 am

Frodo and Nazgul will be in some stores 10/6.
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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:59 pm

Thanks for the update. Can’t wait for mine to ship out! Hopefully on the 6th.
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Re: Lord of The Rings (Diamond Select, BST AXN etc.)

Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:40 pm

Frodo and Nazgul are in stock at Dorkside. Just ordered them.

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