Durin’s Bane, a Balrog of Morgoth. This is the largest figure I own. I am really glad to own one and of course recommend getting one if you are an avid Tolkien fan but there are issues with it despite it being the perfect size which when paired with your choice of Gandalf, canbe desplayed with pride! It’s scale does not disappoint but causes it’s problems. You get a menacing looking Balrog with extremely highly detailed texturing paint apps and sculpting, but due to its colossal size and weight doubles by his massive wings he is a bit too delicate. The way this figure was made its clear a lot of time went into the design but the actual joints themselves are hollow which leads to easier breaking even when not in use. The weight of the wings warps the joints where they are inserted so again...[See More]
I waited and waited for this one. I pre-paid more than a year prior to its release. When I finally got it, I had mixed feelings. It looks absolutely wonderful, and the size is staggering. The scale is perfect for the ToyBiz 6" figures, and this giant looks very good displayed with all my orcs and uruk-hai surrounding it. On the down side, is the light effects. When you push the hidden button, the fire-mane flashes on and off about six times. It would have been so much more dramatic if they could find a way to make the light 'fade' on, brighter and brighter, stay on for about ten seconds, and fade off again. The flashing looks silly, so I never use it. Also, (and this is important) is the fact that there is NO light in the eyes, nostrils and mouth. This would have looked absolutely amazing...[See More]
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