It was completely badass. It lit up and made that awesome sword clanging noise. Sting is also the toy to take with you into the premiere of The Hobbit next year
He was the only one of his kind. The King of the Dead is the only warrior from the Dwimorberg (the Haunted Mountain) to make into action figure form. Perfect in detail and complete with a glow in the dark hue, The King easily makes our list.
Is there not something completely sympathetic to the Cave Roll when he dies? Like a tortured creature who really didn’t want to fight? Toy Biz’s Cave Troll is an amazing 10-inch figure (first in the LOTR line) that is completely poseable and has a club swinging motion. The details are amazing to this barbaric but sad figure.
There was a 7-inch version of Treebeard but who in their right mind would want that? The one true Treebeard figure to have was the electronic talking Ent. This one stood at an astounding 15 inches tall, perfect for the Merry and Pippin figures.
Here is another figure of which there was more than one version. One was a smaller 7-inch figure and another was just the all-seeing eye. All great movies and action figure sets need a menacing villain. The 12-inch Electronic Sauron is that villain/ figure. It even said, "There is no life in the void", "I see you", "You cannot hide", and "Build me an army worthy of Mordor". Topping all that were red glowing eyes. Perfect!
It was a toss up between this and the Nazgul with the black horse. However, a winged creature in service of the enemy with a wing span over 12-inches has to make the list. It was roto-molded for the best possible articulation and details that were mind-boggling. Sadly, they never made the Eagles into figures for Fellbeast to rip into.
We just love Christopher Lee here at Mania. It doesn’t matter if he appears in a Hammer Film, Burton Flick or the Star Wars Prequels. We’ll always add a Christopher Lee figure to any list.
Lord Elrond didn’t do much fighting in the LOTR films. However, that prelude, with Elrond in full armor, gets the imagination stirring. Hopefully something of the second Hobbit movie will have Elrond (Hugo Weaving) kicking some ass.
Sure, we could buy all the Heroes of the LOTR Trilogy individually, but why? Here is the Two Towers Helms Deep set. It also includes a figure of Haldir’s, which is the only way you can get it. Completists, this is your starting point or one of your essential buys.
Here are all four Hobbits and the one (older version) that got the whole story going, Bilbo. Though there are several other versions of each of the Hobbits (warrior, disguised, and so fourth) it all starts here with these few who took on that dangerous business and went out their front door.