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Lord of the Rings - Trilogy Reviews
Frodo (Sword Attack Action)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Fellowship of the Ring - Series 1
Rated 3.00 stars by Deaditor
The first Frodo figure I owned as a child which was fine by those standards but from a customisers and collectorsnpiitn of view the only parts of this figure useful to me is his jacket backpack and sword as I transferred those onto an Elven boat Frodo along with the soft goods Asfaloth cape/ Elven cape depending on the time period. The figure itself isn’t terrible but the scale is. Each if the hobbits have one oversized badly done figure and they’re all from fellowship: basic Merry and Pippin which have never changed, Moria Sam and this Frodo. All are too big have poor movement but it’s frodo and Sam that aren’t passable. I do like this figures cloak how it’s moulded and removable and functional. The articulation is: a swivel head, hinged swivel arms the right one inhibited by the action...[See More]
Boromir (Battle Attack Action)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Fellowship of the Ring - Series 1
Rated 2.50 stars by Deaditor
There is literally 1 improvement about this figure and that’s the sword and sheath included which is a vast improvement to the original Boromir. However this figure is still the same Boromir often found in multipacks where you press back button and I imagine he’s supposed to raise one arm and lower the other for some sort of battle action as advertised but it doesn’t work well. Essentially he raises one arm and looks that direction then when the button is released he looks the other and raises that arm and it doesn’t always work. I think detailing wise it’s not terrible but the inclusion of a black cloak with an Elven broach stands out as an inaccuracy. Borromir comes with his shield which has a strap allowing it to hang over his shoulder, that and a handle to hold of his hand is moulded...[See More]
Arwen (Light Up Evenstar)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Fellowship of the Ring - Series 2
Rated 2.00 stars by Deaditor
The only major difference here between Arwen with Asfaloth and this figure is that this figure comes with the sword and a hand that can actually hold it rather than an open one. Again you get those rubber legs making it hard to pose or stand, an oversized body and head with not great detail and the light up orange colour Evenstar for some reason that means the articulation is sacrificed. Overall it’s not a great figure, hence why I made a custom of it in a redeeming series of lotr figures done wrong made right. It’s a shame Arwen has only 2 figures with some variants and they’re both poorly executed....[See More]
King Elendil (Sword Attack Action)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Fellowship of the Ring - Series 3
Rated 4.50 stars by Deaditor
Elendil is well articulated has a removable helmet and Narsil and in general is a perfectly good figure. My only issue I have with it is he doesn’t really look anything like the actor he’s based on but more like a Middle Aged man with some grey in his hair and beard but shouting like he’s Leonidas. Also Narsil is HUGE. Now I know it’s supposed to be a big sword but not that big. I always felt the Kings sword hasn’t been done well as with pelenor fields aragorn it’s just got the sword grooves and not detail whilst the coronation one has the Elven scripture in runes but not the grooves and seems a bit short compared to Aragorns ranger sword, so perhaps the longer aragorn swords are the wrong size and the Helms deep ones are correct? I don’t know but Anduril can’t be carried on a waist...[See More]
Gil-Galad (Spear Attack Action)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Fellowship of the Ring - Series 3
Rated 4.50 stars by Deaditor
Gil Galad was an elvish king of whom the elves do sadly sing, long story short Sauron set him on fire with his grip and it was only story boarded so the actor didn’t get to do much. This is a really decent figure with nice details, paint apps, accessories including his silver lance and shield and has an action feature of attacking when a button is pressed. I don’t have many complaints about this figure though I suppose some of the articulation could be better in some places and the paint apps on the shield seem a bit cartoonish or off but they also add a distinction to the regular shields the elves use....[See More]
Red Wolf -
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Great figure, Just got Gil-galad in a three pack with Sauron last week. Wish the Elf King got more screen time, it would have been cool to see Gil-galad showing off a little more of his fighting skills with his spear Aeglos!
King of the Dead (Glow-in-the-Dark)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Return of the King - Series 2
Rated 4.50 stars by Deaditor
The detail in this figure is sublime and it’s a good scale with decent articulation and the glow effect is pretty cool, but if you’re comparing this figure to the soldier of the dead and then the actual design in the film they probably should have made the figure look more like the on screen detailing with the red cloak and gold armour etc. It’s still a really nicely done figure with a good headsculpt and decent sword accessory though and well worth the buy....[See More]
King Theoden (Possessed)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Two Towers - Series 5
Rated 5.00 stars by Deaditor
Another nice rendition by Toybiz made simply with collectors in mind. This figure is super articulated and yet no one would expect it to be so, whilst also having a high level of detail and a vinyl over robe allowing movement. It’s just really well done despite not being needed to be done or even exist as a figure it’s just Toybiz hitting that make almost everything mark....[See More]
Prince Isildur
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Fellowship of the Ring - Series 4
Rated 5.00 stars by Deaditor
A nicely designed well articulated figure with a fairly decent likeness to the character. He comes with his sword and a removable helmet which can be warped in packaging unfortunately. His scabbard is on his right side which would imply that he is left handed, that and the first shot he’s in is him leading men with his sword in his left hand so perhaps he is. The tunic is made from that softer rubbery material or vinyl some might say so it doesn’t hinder articulation but still looks the part. Overall it’s just a decent figure of Isildur....[See More]
Arwen (Coronation Gown)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Return of the King - Series 3
Rated 3.00 stars by Deaditor
This Arwen is in a better scale compared to the rider Arwen but she’s still too tall. Liv Tyler is 5’10 and Viggo is 5’11 so obviously she just needs to be a little shorter. Eowyn however played by Miranda Otto is 5’5’’ so it’s fine here. This figure boasts super articulation on the box but that just isn’t the case. She has a swivel neck, hinges shoulders that can rotate, swivel wrists, Wonder woman or 5” 90s female figure leg movement and a knee joint. Hardly the super articulated figure and not even decent articulation. What we have here is a cleverly done repaint of Galadriel in green. The slippers on her feet are a sepperation piece and are too big because they are galardiels feet with a new moulded slipper over them. I can see why this was done and most wouldn’t notice. So the main...[See More]
Smeagol Stoor Fisherman
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Toy Biz) - Return of the King - Series 4
Rated 4.50 stars by Deaditor
It’s nicely detailed and looks the part but the legs have basic articulation only moving forwards but this isn’t a massive problem. The paint job is decent but the ring moulded into his hand needs a paintjob. Overall a nice addition from Toybiz....[See More]
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