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denrep-lilium
01-26-2018, 09:20 AM
I want Gandalf's horse and cart with fireworks!

Where is that one hiding?

They said it was financially not probable, but who knows?

FlyAndFight
01-26-2018, 10:11 AM
They said it was financially not probable, but who knows?


:monkey2

superdoug
01-26-2018, 01:30 PM
:monkey2

I second that response. :monkey2

warlock664
01-26-2018, 02:08 PM
I second that response. :monkey2

Thirded. :monkey2:monkey2:monkey2

FlyAndFight
01-26-2018, 03:14 PM
:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2

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matt3223
01-27-2018, 12:59 PM
How about helms deep haldir....yes please

Bravomite
01-27-2018, 01:07 PM
How about helms deep haldir....yes please

Cool suggestions! I wouldn't mind him in his helms deep outfit or his Lothlorien outfit from FOTR. Either way he is on my list along with Faramir (TT ranger outfit), Lurtz, Eomer and Smeagol.

Stark Resilient
01-28-2018, 02:15 PM
Ranger Faramir please

kaponokeona
01-28-2018, 02:33 PM
Is there any chance we could see another release of the Nazgul and Steed? I need one.

Travis Baumann
01-29-2018, 10:40 AM
Is there any chance we could see another release of the Nazgul and Steed? I need one.

He is still in stock at BBTS...

warlock664
01-29-2018, 12:50 PM
He is still in stock at BBTS...

Nope. Long sold out. I believe they cleared remaining stock out at $219 - wish I'd bought a few at that price.

kaponokeona
01-29-2018, 03:37 PM
Nope. Long sold out. I believe they cleared remaining stock out at $219 - wish I'd bought a few at that price.

Yeah they only have the Steed without the Nazgul.

ObiGlennKenobi
01-29-2018, 03:52 PM
How about helms deep haldir....yes please


That would make me jump into this line!
I'm kicking myself i didn't grab Thranduil when i should have.
Haldir in Helms deep armour would be amazing!!
I'd take Lothlorien too.
I had all the ToyBiz LOTR figures but ONLY kept Helms Deep Haldir 😊

superdoug
01-30-2018, 07:06 AM
Is there any chance we could see another release of the Nazgul and Steed? I need one.

A Nazgul 2.0 would be nice even without the horse. One day I would love to have 9 but there is no way I could ever justify buying 9 in one release time frame.

Asmus
01-30-2018, 05:12 PM
A Nazgul 2.0 would be nice even without the horse. One day I would love to have 9 but there is no way I could ever justify buying 9 in one release time frame.

Got it!
I will report this back to the design team.

Asmus
01-30-2018, 05:14 PM
That would make me jump into this line!
I'm kicking myself i didn't grab Thranduil when i should have.
Haldir in Helms deep armour would be amazing!!
I'd take Lothlorien too.
I had all the ToyBiz LOTR figures but ONLY kept Helms Deep Haldir ��

ok, he is another elf worth doing for sure,
also Elrond, I would love to have Elrond in armour too~

xequae
01-30-2018, 09:11 PM
Sounds like a lot of great figures still on the way. Of course I'm also hoping to one day see Treebeard!!

asgardianboy
01-30-2018, 11:36 PM
Elrond is seen most of the time with its at-home attire.
You should provide both outfits, so that people can recreate Elrond's council.
m.


ok, he is another elf worth doing for sure,
also Elrond, I would love to have Elrond in armour too~

Sildedaspo
01-30-2018, 11:37 PM
I don't know though, whike he was seen most in his robes a battle armor elrond would be an EPIC display piece. In terms of shelf presence armored elrond all the way.

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denrep-lilium
01-31-2018, 12:55 AM
ok, he is another elf worth doing for sure,
also Elrond, I would love to have Elrond in armour too~

Elrond could have both a robe and an armor too, to make this a definite edition.

superdoug
01-31-2018, 07:54 PM
Got it!
I will report this back to the design team.

Awesome!

Jayrod88
02-01-2018, 06:04 PM
We really need an Orc army builder. Also, I’d like to see some of the Skeleton ghost warriors.

WolfBoy
02-02-2018, 02:18 AM
Sounds like a lot of great figures still on the way. Of course I'm also hoping to one day see Treebeard!!

hes a bit.........big.

although, I think a treebeard dioramastand from the shoulders up would be cool to pose merry and pippen on./

xequae
02-02-2018, 06:55 AM
hes a bit.........big.

although, I think a treebeard dioramastand from the shoulders up would be cool to pose merry and pippen on./

They didn't rule out Treebeard when I asked about him last time, so I'm still hoping they get to him eventually even if it is unlikely. And I want the full Treebeard, not just a bust. For now the ToyBiz Treebeard will have to do.

hoodonit00
02-03-2018, 06:53 PM
Asmus, I see that you didn't mention a slim Gandalf or a replacement headsculpt for him in upcoming releases. Is an updated Gandalf headsculpt still in the works?

TheWordWizard
02-06-2018, 08:08 PM
I'd also like to express interest in a second Ringwraith release. I'm really bummed I missed out on getting at least one the first time around.

xequae
02-06-2018, 09:15 PM
With all of the improvements Asmus has made since the first Ringwraith release, I think it would be a great time for a 2.0 release.

TheWordWizard
02-07-2018, 07:51 PM
I'm wondering if we might ever see a Twilight Ringwraith figure?

greedo737
02-07-2018, 09:13 PM
That’d be real cool!!!

ladyshanz
02-07-2018, 09:28 PM
Asmus, I see that you didn't mention a slim Gandalf or a replacement headsculpt for him in upcoming releases. Is an updated Gandalf headsculpt still in the works?

I second this question - really hoping to get a Gandalf 2.0.

Sildedaspo
02-07-2018, 09:37 PM
Really hoping for the updated head sculpt to Gandalf the white!

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jankatana
02-08-2018, 03:46 AM
Really hoping for the updated head sculpt to Gandalf the white!

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Me too definitely

denrep-lilium
02-09-2018, 11:17 AM
Really hoping for the updated head sculpt to Gandalf the white!

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There is an army of us :)

rjszar
02-09-2018, 02:02 PM
There is an army of us :)

That being said, you would think they would just produce and sell a head that has been finished for a couple of years now.

jankatana
02-09-2018, 04:05 PM
I really want to recreate this little shot from ROTK as a small dio as its so beautiful. But feel real hair woud suit better to the pose.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180209/38237fdfe97aa74d854b2a27f5a08792.jpg

ladyshanz
02-09-2018, 05:51 PM
I really want to recreate this little shot from ROTK as a small dio as its so beautiful. But feel real hair woud suit better to the pose.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180209/38237fdfe97aa74d854b2a27f5a08792.jpg

I'm surprised that this particular moment hasn't been done as a statue, art print, or something else. It's such a beautiful moment of stillness in a storyline that is constantly driving forward.

jankatana
02-09-2018, 11:30 PM
I'm surprised that this particular moment hasn't been done as a statue, art print, or something else. It's such a beautiful moment of stillness in a storyline that is constantly driving forward.

Id definitely get an art print and frame it like an old oil painting.

asgardianboy
02-10-2018, 09:41 PM
Could any of you, knowledgeable gents, pass me a link to some youtube video containing this very scene, if there were any?

Thanks in advance,
m.


I really want to recreate this little shot from ROTK as a small dio as its so beautiful. But feel real hair woud suit better to the pose.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180209/38237fdfe97aa74d854b2a27f5a08792.jpg

Antarion
02-11-2018, 11:11 AM
Got it!
I will report this back to the design team.

Came in this thread just for mentioning I want Ring Wraith 2.0

So excited to see this answer! Great

ladyshanz
02-11-2018, 09:29 PM
Could any of you, knowledgeable gents, pass me a link to some youtube video containing this very scene, if there were any?

Thanks in advance,
m.

I don’t have a YouTube clip, but I think it’s toward the end of the “The Sacrifice of Faramir” scene, right after Pippin is done singing to Denethor.

asgardianboy
02-11-2018, 11:27 PM
Got it.
Thanks!!!
m.

I don’t have a YouTube clip, but I think it’s toward the end of the “The Sacrifice of Faramir” scene, right after Pippin is done singing to Denethor.

Wor-Gar
02-19-2018, 10:08 PM
Asmus, can you share the edition size for Boromir?

Thank you!

StarWarsFam
02-28-2018, 06:43 PM
Asmus: Is there plans for a rerelease the Morgul Lord?

greedo737
02-28-2018, 07:24 PM
And will you guys be making Sauron anytime soon?

superdoug
02-28-2018, 07:59 PM
Asmus: Is there plans for a rerelease the Morgul Lord?

With all the improvements they have made as a company I probably would pick up a re-release/updated one. I love the one I have but it is a fragile thing.

StarWarsFam
02-28-2018, 08:17 PM
With all the improvements they have made as a company I probably would pick up a re-release/updated one. I love the one I have but it is a fragile thing.
Thanks! Sometimes the impatience kicks in...

ladyshanz
03-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Does anyone know if Asmus has said anything about an Éowyn re-release? I love mine, but some bits and pieces have proven to be fragile over the years, and I’d likely pick up a new one, especially with an updated portrait.

Antarion
03-03-2018, 09:23 AM
Asmus: Is there plans for a rerelease the Morgul Lord?

I would by a new Morgul Lord, too

nathan.never
03-04-2018, 06:59 AM
Asmus entire LOTR line (pending Boromir):

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/0d0f5263b8e4447a4111a78660c2e88c.jpg


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StarWarsFam
03-04-2018, 08:03 AM
Nice! Favorite pieces?

nathan.never
03-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Nice! Favorite pieces?

Probably Mouth of Sauron and Nazgul on Steed (though Nazgul is from ACI, robe is much better material and metal armour is far more superior). Gothmog is also stellar figure.
But it is difficult to choose a favorite, all Asmus figures are great!

The Ween
03-05-2018, 02:46 PM
Asmus entire LOTR line (pending Boromir):

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/0d0f5263b8e4447a4111a78660c2e88c.jpg


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It's not showing real well on my computer. What's the figure after the troll head?

hoodonit00
03-05-2018, 03:05 PM
Just to give you an answer Ween. It's the Berserker polystone stature from Sideshow Toys.

Bucky Underbelly
03-05-2018, 03:11 PM
And on the other side, that's Saruman (behind his Palantir pedestal).

nathan.never
03-05-2018, 03:56 PM
all true


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hoodonit00
03-05-2018, 04:34 PM
And on the other side, that's Saruman (behind his Palantir pedestal).

I didn't even think about the other side. Saruman is definitely more obstructed.

Asmus
03-07-2018, 01:20 AM
It's not showing real well on my computer. What's the figure after the troll head?

this is amazing

The Ween
03-07-2018, 06:07 AM
Just to give you an answer Ween. It's the Berserker polystone stature from Sideshow Toys.

Thanks. I thought it was a Asmus figure I missed! :lol

nathan.never
03-07-2018, 06:27 AM
Asmus - are you still thinking of doing Fell Beast bust for Witch King? Weta just release one, not quite in 1/6 scale, very nice. But I would gladly wait for you, if you ever plan to make one?


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Cammo
03-07-2018, 08:03 AM
So Asmus any updates on that Gandalf The Grey 2.0 headsculpt? :monkey3

ladyshanz
03-07-2018, 05:49 PM
So Asmus any updates on that Gandalf The Grey 2.0 headsculpt? :monkey3

Also curious! And curious if a second run of him with the new head sculpt will be available.

Asmus
03-07-2018, 09:41 PM
YES, YES,
and we are sorry about that.

There are som stories, forgive me not able to share at this stage,
but we had many close discussions of how to run this, and please give us sometime, it will be totally worth the wait.

superdoug
03-08-2018, 02:29 PM
YES, YES,
and we are sorry about that.

There are som stories, forgive me not able to share at this stage,
but we had many close discussions of how to run this, and please give us sometime, it will be totally worth the wait.

Are the yeses in reference to the Witch King, Gandalf or both? I am in for whichever it is.

hoodonit00
03-08-2018, 02:30 PM
YES, YES,
and we are sorry about that.

There are som stories, forgive me not able to share at this stage,
but we had many close discussions of how to run this, and please give us sometime, it will be totally worth the wait.

Any chance of getting a time table on when we may start seeing images?

alex13
03-11-2018, 11:09 AM
YES, YES,
and we are sorry about that.

There are som stories, forgive me not able to share at this stage,
but we had many close discussions of how to run this, and please give us sometime, it will be totally worth the wait.

What's minimum number of figures you're planning to release in 2018?

matt3223
04-11-2018, 06:06 AM
Rasmus...now that your 1st dwarven figure is out will you go into the hobbit ones....gim looks great so I'm pounding the table for all of them

Cammo
04-11-2018, 08:38 AM
I think they already confirmed they're making Thorin.

Sildedaspo
04-11-2018, 09:39 AM
I'm so excited to see how this new Dwarven body is in hand. Curious about the joint systems and dimensions of it when it's all stripped down. Asmus, any chance of this new body being sold in store for customs/kitbashes?

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Stephen Gentile
04-14-2018, 07:29 PM
Hi Asmus,

I just opened my Sam 2.0. Is the cape supposed to be that narrow? It looks fuller on the instruction sheet. I can't tell from the promo pictures.

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Sildedaspo
04-15-2018, 01:52 PM
Just to be quite clear, we are getting a Slim Gandalf the Grey right?

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StarWarsFam
04-17-2018, 06:30 AM
So Gandalf (slim) or LOTR, Arwen, Ringwraith (2.0 or just rerelease). Are all these confirmed? Has anything else been teased, confirmed or otherwise?

Sildedaspo
04-17-2018, 07:48 AM
Wasnt elrond teased also? Hype for elrond. And bilbo too.

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Bucky Underbelly
04-17-2018, 08:10 AM
By my admittedly unscientific recollection, these are the figures that have been teased by Asmus (please chime in with any corrections/additions/confirmations, you guys):

-Thorin (Sculpt teased.)
-Bilbo (Freeman) (Sculpt teased.)
-Arwen (Sculpt teased. Horse?)
-Eomer (Sculpt teased. Horse?)

Here are the re-releases/2.0/upgraded figures that have been teased/promised:

-Gothmog (Re-release? Shown at a con, not sure if there are any upgrades.)
-Ringwraith (2.0? Re-release? Mentioned.)
-Gandalf the White (New head promised a few years back, but we haven't heard much since.)
-Gandalf the Grey (New head or slim has been discussed. Seems to be in "possibly-but-not-confirmed" territory.)

Figures they've said they want to make and/or plan to make:

-Uruk-Hai/Lurtz
-Gollum/Smeagol
-Sauron

Any others you folks remember?

Asmus? Is this about right? Care to comment on any of these?

Travis Baumann
04-17-2018, 08:33 AM
I don't recall them actually saying Gollum was in the works. I do remember George saying the issue with him is the body/mechanics of it and of course they are thinking about him as he is integral to the story of the One Ring.

I don't remember anything about revisiting Gothmog or Ringwraith other than they noted that people were interested in the latter being reproduced if nothing more.

Faramir has come up in conversations as well but no confirmation. They asked what outfit we would rather have him in and Ranger won by a long-slide.

Bucky Underbelly
04-17-2018, 08:52 AM
I don't recall them actually saying Gollum was in the works. I do remember George saying the issue with him is the body/mechanics of it and of course they are thinking about him as he is integral to the story of the One Ring.

I don't remember anything about revisiting Gothmog or Ringwraith other than they noted that people were interested in the latter being reproduced if nothing more.

Faramir has come up in conversations as well but no confirmation. They asked what outfit we would rather have him in and Ranger won by a long-slide.

Yeah, they've said several times over the years they really want to do Gollum at some point but haven't shared any concrete plans. That's why I put him in the third category. (Only because they've mentioned him specifically.) Not necessarily a figure that's in the works currently, but definitely in the long-term plans.

In his figure thread, it does look like Gothmog might be getting a reissue. Whether that means anything will be different from the first go-round is anybody's guess. Also they have specifically commented on the possibility/probability of a Ringwraith 2.0. (Can't remember which thread, though.) But nothing firm.

Oh, that's right. I forgot about Faramir. Didn't mean to slight the poor guy. Never gets the respect he deserves. First his dad, now this!

StarWarsFam
04-17-2018, 09:06 AM
I do remember them mentioning Eomer now. And the Ringwraith was shown at what I think was toy fair. Possibly just showing old work.

Bravomite
04-17-2018, 09:11 AM
Oh, that's right. I forgot about Faramir. Didn't mean to slight the poor guy. Never gets the respect he deserves. First his dad, now this!

:rotfl haha I really hope they get round to Faramir as a ranger, give the Captain of Gondor a chance to show his quality.

greedo737
04-17-2018, 11:44 AM
:rotfl haha I really hope they get round to Faramir as a ranger, give the Captain of Gondor a chance to show his quality.

I see what you did there ... [emoji6]

Stark Resilient
04-21-2018, 11:34 AM
Ranger Faramir is my most wanted character left for this entire series. He was probably in my top 5 or so at the start.

Matner77
04-21-2018, 01:38 PM
With the hobbit bodies now now in use, I'm hoping to see Bilbo (Holm) at some point.

Wor-Gar
04-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Waiting on LURTZ...!

Really want a new villain. Been a long time since Grishnakh.

warlock664
04-21-2018, 05:35 PM
Waiting on LURTZ...!

Really want a new villain. Been a long time since Grishnakh.

^^^
This!
Lurtz is at the top of my want list, followed by Sauron, Eomer, Arwen, Gollum/Smeagol, Faramir, Galadriel, Theoden ...
Keep 'em coming Asmus!

D..C
04-21-2018, 05:43 PM
Waiting on LURTZ...!

Really want a new villain. Been a long time since Grishnakh.

Lurtz and Eomer for me!


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ladyshanz
04-22-2018, 04:25 AM
Hello Asmus! With Gimli fully announced now, when can we expect an update on Arwen? Thanks!!

Stryker2011
04-22-2018, 04:53 AM
In this order would be nice:
Arwen
Gollum
Sauron
Galadriel
Old Bilbo
Elrond
Lurtz
Theoden
Faramir
Young Bilbo
Eomer
Denethor

FlyAndFight
04-22-2018, 05:17 AM
My picks, in no particular order, would be:

Bilbo (LotR)
Théoden
Gondor Soldier in armor
Moria Goblin/Orc
Gollum/Sméagol
Lurtz
Treebeard
Eowyn in armor

And I'm still hoping for a Gandalf the Grey on horse-drawn cart with the fireworks!

warlock664
04-22-2018, 05:36 AM
Eowyn in armor


Already done.

asgardianboy
04-22-2018, 08:19 AM
I too want Elrond, Galadriel, Old Bilbo, Faramir and Sauron. Maybe Theoden too.

Problem with Elrond: I want it without armor, for the Elrond's council scene and the many scenes in Rivendel.
Other people want him fully suited for the action scenes. Here hopes Asmus will satisfy both camps.

Regards,
m.


In this order would be nice:
Arwen
Gollum
Sauron
Galadriel
Old Bilbo
Elrond
Lurtz
Theoden
Faramir
Young Bilbo
Eomer
Denethor

mikeljanin
04-22-2018, 08:32 AM
Honestly, I hope they don't do so many figures, at least in a short time. I don't have the room nor the funds for all these. After the Fellowship, my only 'needs' are the Nazgûl and Gollum. I certainly will purchase Arwen, Lurtz or Galadriel. Would love Eomer, Elrond or Theoden too, but can live without them. I'm all in for a Gandalf update. As for Sauron or Treebeard, I'm surprised that people are wanting them, cause they would be really huge. At 1/6 Sauron would be like 1ft tall, and treebeard 3ft or more, isn't it?

Sildedaspo
04-22-2018, 09:40 AM
At 1/6 sauron should stand 15+ inches to at least look right to the eye. Scale doesn't need to be exact as the nature of a cgi character like him in those scenes is that their scale varies from scene to scene but he would need to be big and awesome. I think galadriel and sauron are tops on my list. Followed by Lurtz and more Dwarves. I'll buy ever dwarf they make even if it's just random characters from the background of scenes.

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warlock664
04-22-2018, 09:51 AM
At 1/6 Sauron would be like 1ft tall,

No, that would make him the same height as Aragorn, Boromir, etc.
At 1:6 scale, he would be equal in height to the Sideshow-Weta Sauron statue, or about 2ft tall.

mikeljanin
04-22-2018, 10:04 AM
I agree it doesn't need to be totally accurate, but 15 inches seems too small to my eyes. I think he should be around 21 inches at least, just like Hot Toys Hulkbuster. Still, too big for me. I don't know where I'd put him.
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mikeljanin
04-22-2018, 10:06 AM
No, that would make him the same height as Aragorn, Boromir, etc.
At 1:6 scale, he would be equal in height to the Sideshow-Weta Sauron statue, or about 2ft tall.

Yeah, sorry, you're right. I'm used to centimeters, so all those inches and feet drive me a bit crazy, haha. I mean, he has to be really tall, almost doubling a regular human size.

Stryker2011
04-22-2018, 11:19 AM
I too want Elrond, Galadriel, Old Bilbo, Faramir and Sauron. Maybe Theoden too.

Problem with Elrond: I want it without armor, for the Elrond's council scene and the many scenes in Rivendel.
Other people want him fully suited for the action scenes. Here hopes Asmus will satisfy both camps.

Regards,
m.


I agree about Elrond’s outfit (same with Arwen and Galadriel); I would rather have them in their robes.

FlyAndFight
04-22-2018, 02:14 PM
Already done.

Good catch. Not sure how I added that one on the list.

SunrayTheWingman
04-22-2018, 06:04 PM
Love what Asmus is doing. Figures I'd like to see:

Lurtz
Berserker Uruk-Hai
Gorbag
Gollum
Sauron
Young Bilbo
Black Gate Aragorn
Treebeard

Rzeznikk
04-22-2018, 07:18 PM
Love what Asmus is doing. Figures I'd like to see:

Lurtz
Berserker Uruk-Hai
Gorbag
Gollum
Sauron
Young Bilbo
Black Gate Aragorn
TreebeardI'm also hoping for Black Gate Aragorn. I'd hate to buy the Art Figures King figure to use with my Expansion Aragorn Head only to find out Asmus is doing one.

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Wor-Gar
04-22-2018, 07:20 PM
Sauron is just too big. I'd love a Smaug too... but that's crazy.

Let's keep the focus on Lurtz.

And Grima Wormtongue.

SunrayTheWingman
04-23-2018, 08:36 AM
Sauron is just too big. I'd love a Smaug too... but that's crazy.

Let's keep the focus on Lurtz.

And Grima Wormtongue.
Sauron and Smaug aren't really comparable? I think when people say they'd like to see Sauron, they mean the armored version from the beginning of Fellowship, not the Eye of Sauron tower.

Sildedaspo
04-23-2018, 08:40 AM
Yeah, I am thinking like aHot Toys Hulk sized Sauron. Not too unbelievable at all. Big but not crazy. The thing is it would require Asmus to create another new body and I'm sure it would be an expensive piece but that would be so dang cool to have on display.

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SunrayTheWingman
04-23-2018, 09:54 AM
Yeah, I am thinking like aHot Toys Hulk sized Sauron. Not too unbelievable at all. Big but not crazy. The thing is it would require Asmus to create another new body and I'm sure it would be an expensive piece but that would be so dang cool to have on display.

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I imagine it'd be around the size of Ultron Prime from Hot Toys.

It's definitely doable. Asmus is clearly not afraid to innovate and experiment to get a character right. I'm getting excited just thinking about it.

FlyAndFight
04-23-2018, 12:28 PM
Asmus, I need six Mumakils in order to recreate this scene in 1/6th scale:

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mikeljanin
04-23-2018, 12:41 PM
Asmus, I need six Mumakils in order to recreate this scene in 1/6th scale:

405995

:rotfl

Bucky Underbelly
04-23-2018, 01:14 PM
I believe in the movies Sauron is somewhere around 10 feet tall, which would put his 1/6 figure around 20 inches. His scale has been pretty well established with all the various Sideshow statues over the years.

StarWarsFam
04-23-2018, 01:28 PM
Asmus, I need six Mumakils in order to recreate this scene in 1/6th scale:

405995
Lol, better off with the Armies of Middle Earth line

asgardianboy
04-23-2018, 08:32 PM
Doesn't Asmus already have a 1/4 body in their portfolio? Isn't that 18"? They wouldn't have to invest a cent in r+d should they go for that size. But if they wanted to go for something even bigger/truer to scale, they already have experience with bigger bodies. Asmus seems so comitted to pushing the envelope (to our delight) that everything seems possible (given enough years, that is... for them to do the magic, for us to gather the cash!).

Regarding price: to be honest, Sauron is just a base body, the ragged clothes, his weapon, and some armour. That's it. It shouldn't be that expensive. $400 maybe?

Regards,
m.



Yeah, I am thinking like aHot Toys Hulk sized Sauron. Not too unbelievable at all. Big but not crazy. The thing is it would require Asmus to create another new body and I'm sure it would be an expensive piece but that would be so dang cool to have on display.

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asgardianboy
04-23-2018, 08:36 PM
Smaug would be really unfeasible, but what about the Witchking's dragon of ROTK?
It could be some disassembled kit. You would assemble it and... wow!! With saddle and all!!!
If enough of us ask for it, they'll do it, whatever it be. It is all about money.
Regards,
m.


Sauron is just too big. I'd love a Smaug too... but that's crazy.

Let's keep the focus on Lurtz.

And Grima Wormtongue.

Malgus
04-24-2018, 04:58 AM
I believe in the movies Sauron is somewhere around 10 feet tall, which would put his 1/6 figure around 20 inches. His scale has been pretty well established with all the various Sideshow statues over the years.

That's the figure I have been waiting for.

asgardianboy
04-24-2018, 05:57 AM
I must clarify: I was thinking only of the head+neck+saddle area.
You just can't do the tail+wings in 1/6. Damn too big.
But the neck and head, conveniently articulated for more fun... wow!
The piece could come disassembled, and the whole thing could fit in the same package as that of MoS or Nazul+steed.
Right?

Asmuuuuus!! Do you hear meeee??

m.


Smaug would be really unfeasible, but what about the Witchking's dragon of ROTK?
It could be some disassembled kit. You would assemble it and... wow!! With saddle and all!!!
If enough of us ask for it, they'll do it, whatever it be. It is all about money.
Regards,
m.

hoodonit00
04-24-2018, 06:26 AM
I must clarify: I was thinking only of the head+neck+saddle area.
You just can't do the tail+wings in 1/6. Damn too big.
But the neck and head, conveniently articulated for more fun... wow!
The piece could come disassembled, and the whole thing could fit in the same package as that of MoS or Nazul+steed.
Right?

Asmuuuuus!! Do you hear meeee??

m.

They already thought about this idea and nixed it.

StarWarsFam
04-29-2018, 08:18 AM
Not a question for Asmus really but does anyone have good advice or a link to a thread for weathering info? Permanent and/or temporary (like chalk).

scumonkey
04-29-2018, 12:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=model+weathering+techniques

Bucky Underbelly
04-30-2018, 01:42 PM
Hi Asmus. :wave

Do you have any plans to sell any Lord of the Rings/Hobbit diorama pieces? Like your Hateful Eight Haberdashery door?

I noticed in the background of your Gimli photos that you seem to have made a Balin's Tomb. Was that just a one-off for the photos or is it possible you'll produce that in the future?

yodasan
05-01-2018, 08:52 PM
Why are the Frodo+Sam upgrade sets shipping behind the slim Frodo+Sam figures?

TripleCP
05-02-2018, 12:30 AM
Why are the Frodo+Sam upgrade sets shipping behind the slim Frodo+Sam figures?

Wondering about this myself. We were told to expect these a little later because they had to be shipped from Asmus's office rather than the factory, but it has been months. It's also worrying because I ordered a Merry and Pippin set at the same time and, while I received those, my order now says "Complete" on Asmus's website.

Asmus
05-02-2018, 08:58 AM
Hi Asmus. :wave

Do you have any plans to sell any Lord of the Rings/Hobbit diorama pieces? Like your Hateful Eight Haberdashery door?

I noticed in the background of your Gimli photos that you seem to have made a Balin's Tomb. Was that just a one-off for the photos or is it possible you'll produce that in the future?

Yes, but diorama isn't in our contract, so we are working on it at moment.
It is the tomb of Balin at the background, you have good eyes~

Asmus
05-02-2018, 08:59 AM
Why are the Frodo+Sam upgrade sets shipping behind the slim Frodo+Sam figures?

Yeah, we are very sorry about that,
we will make sure anything like this will not happen in the future.

hoodonit00
05-02-2018, 09:18 AM
How's it looking for the mid May release date of Gimli? Are we going to get any more information on upcoming releases anytime soon?

Bucky Underbelly
05-02-2018, 11:25 AM
Yes, but diorama isn't in our contract, so we are working on it at moment.
It is the tomb of Balin at the background, you have good eyes~

Ooooh! I really hope this happens! :pray: There are a number of diorama displays I would love to see!

superdoug
05-02-2018, 12:38 PM
Yes, but diorama isn't in our contract, so we are working on it at moment.
It is the tomb of Balin at the background, you have good eyes~

I for one would love a Balin’s tomb diorama. Hopefully dioramas get added to your contract. I wonder if that might be a way to get Gandalf’s cart if that happened. It wouldn’t have to be a function cart it could just be a solid or hollow piece of plastic.

mikeljanin
05-02-2018, 12:44 PM
I'm all in for any LOTR diorama!

asgardianboy
05-02-2018, 09:12 PM
I'm all in for any LOTR diorama!

+1+1+1+1+1+1+1.......

m.

denrep-lilium
05-03-2018, 03:20 PM
Any updates since Bilbo, Arwen and Eomer teasers?

Wor-Gar
05-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Or Lurtz...?

:D

SunrayTheWingman
05-03-2018, 06:22 PM
Or Lurtz...?

:D
Yeah, definitely waiting on a Lurtz update.

ladyshanz
05-04-2018, 09:37 AM
Any updates since Bilbo, Arwen and Eomer teasers?

Yes, I’m also eagerly awaiting an Arwen update!

countbanks
05-05-2018, 10:42 PM
Hey,
What is this expansion set I keep hearing about? I just got the slim versions of Frodo and Sam. Is this the same thing?
Thanks!
Also check out this interview with Asmus’ Andy Hsu from NYTF 2018 I did.
https://youtu.be/2UZl_07Ju6E
And please subscribe if you like.

D..C
05-06-2018, 12:12 AM
Hey,
What is this expansion set I keep hearing about? I just got the slim versions of Frodo and Sam. Is this the same thing?
Thanks!
Also check out this interview with Asmus’ Andy Hsu from NYTF 2018 I did.
https://youtu.be/2UZl_07Ju6E
And please subscribe if you like.

The expansion sets consist of a new sculpt and maybe a new accessory or two so the owners of the original release can “expand” or update what they have. The slim versions are for those that never got the first release but with less accessories and the new sculpt.


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countbanks
05-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Ok, cool and thanks!
I don’t see the expansions for sale anywhere though.

denrep-lilium
05-06-2018, 11:56 PM
Ok, cool and thanks!
I don’t see the expansions for sale anywhere though.

Because they were up to preorder for a limited time.

countbanks
05-09-2018, 08:57 AM
Ahh, thanks.
Until recently I’ve only delt with Hot Toys and Sideshow.

mikeljanin
05-09-2018, 03:36 PM
Uruk-Hai coming!
Hey peeps. Not sure if this is the best place for this or if someone already covered this, but since someone mentioned Lurtz, I think it's interesting. An article and interview to Andy Hsu, from Asmus. “Also The Lord of the Rings we will continue to, complete the series. Gimli is coming out to complete The Fellowship of the Ring, and we will have the Uruk-hai and the Orcs.” More here:
http://www.thelandofshadow.com/asmus-toys-more-lotr-figures-promised-in-2018/

Protozaius
05-11-2018, 01:04 PM
Any word on the status of Bilbo?

Keegan
05-12-2018, 02:27 PM
Awesome to see Asmus is still fully committed to this line but I can't help but wonder, where is Gollum? Lurtz and orcs are great, Eomer and Arwen would be good, but Smeagol is the one to get after now IMO. Obviously a crazy design challenge to tackle but it would be amazing to finally get him in all his 1/6 scale insanity.

mikeljanin
05-12-2018, 02:45 PM
Awesome to see Asmus is still fully committed to this line but I can't help but wonder, where is Gollum? Lurtz and orcs are great, Eomer and Arwen would be good, but Smeagol is the one to get after now IMO. Obviously a crazy design challenge to tackle but it would be amazing to finally get him in all his 1/6 scale insanity.

Totally agree, but I'm sure he's in the works. I'd rather wait until they have a perfect solution for him than having a rushed product.

superdoug
05-13-2018, 05:33 AM
Awesome to see Asmus is still fully committed to this line but I can't help but wonder, where is Gollum? Lurtz and orcs are great, Eomer and Arwen would be good, but Smeagol is the one to get after now IMO. Obviously a crazy design challenge to tackle but it would be amazing to finally get him in all his 1/6 scale insanity.

I don’t know how cost effective he would be as far as sharing parts with other figures unless but I would use NECA’s 1:8 scale Gollum as a guide. I think that is about as good as you can get unless you cover the body with some kind of rubber-ish skin.

FlyAndFight
05-14-2018, 02:30 PM
Any word on the status of Bilbo?

Once he sailed away into the Undying Lands, we don't hear of him again...


:monkey3

ladyshanz
05-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Once he sailed away into the Undying Lands, we don't hear of him again...


:monkey3


:rotfl

StarWarsFam
06-22-2018, 08:46 AM
Two questions:

Are you planning to redo the Nazgul or Morgul Lord?

Will you own the rights to produce figures from the Amazon show?

Travis Baumann
07-11-2018, 08:22 AM
Asmus, is there going to be any presence at San Diego Comic-con next week? Should I be checking out the Diamond booth again?

hoodonit00
07-11-2018, 12:39 PM
Asmus, is there going to be any presence at San Diego Comic-con next week? Should I be checking out the Diamond booth again?

Just to give you an answer. Yes according to their FB page. And they are supposably showing some new stuff. Fingers crossed.

Travis Baumann
07-12-2018, 08:20 AM
Just to give you an answer. Yes according to their FB page. And they are supposably showing some new stuff. Fingers crossed.

Thanks. I never did the Facebook thing so appreciate you posting it here. I will definitely be looking out for their stuff. I don't really have an interest in their other properties at the moment so hoping something new for this line.

ladyshanz
07-16-2018, 05:26 PM
Fingers crossed for a full Arwen reveal and online preorder opportunity...haven't made it to SDCC since 2014.

SunrayTheWingman
07-17-2018, 10:13 AM
Hoping to see Lurtz at SDCC

Travis Baumann
07-17-2018, 02:01 PM
Since Asmus do not run their own booth and rely on Diamond to display their stuff, there have not been any big reveals at SDCC of theirs. While it was the first look at in progress Gimli in it's entirety, it was not a surprise that he was going to be there so I am not setting my expectations at more than getting to see production run Gimli with the full Fellowship but I would love to be surprised.

CanadianBrandon
07-17-2018, 03:13 PM
I have a feeling we will see Bilbo as he’s the next figure in production that has been teased.

superdoug
07-17-2018, 04:11 PM
I have a feeling we will see Bilbo as he’s the next figure in production that has been teased.

Thorin, Arwen and Elmer are also in some form of development and they have mentioned orcs/uruk hai in some interviews so any of those might be fair game to see. Also I believe they might be releasing the Ringwraith again so that may or may not be confirmed by being on display.

warlock664
07-17-2018, 05:17 PM
Thorin, Arwen and Elmer are also in some form of development

FUDD !!!!!!!!!!

Bucky Underbelly
07-17-2018, 05:39 PM
I could be remembering it wrong, but I think they'd mentioned at one point they were thinking of releasing Bilbo and Thorin together. So maybe we'll see them both.

superdoug
07-18-2018, 05:59 AM
FUDD !!!!!!!!!!

Ahhhh!!! Darn you auto correct! Maybe Fudd is Eomer and Eowyn’s long lost brother. After the rabbit incident they do not talk about him in Rohan anymore.

Bucky Underbelly
07-18-2018, 10:30 PM
Anybody seen any pics of Asmus' SDCC display? All the threads seem to be HT, Marvel and Star Wars ...

Cammo
07-19-2018, 01:42 AM
We had to wait until like Saturday to see some blurry pictures last year. I hope we some decent coverage this time.

ladyshanz
07-19-2018, 09:11 AM
They’ve loaded some photos on their Facebook page. So far Thorin is popping out immediately. Going to scan more closely.

EDIT: They’ve also got Bilbo (Freeman) sans headsculpt.

Was really hoping for Arwen. *sigh*

I can’t be too upset though. Weta’s statue of Arwen and Frodo on Asfaloth is a total stunner. I just want a posable Arwen as well. I wonder what the outfit on Weta’s piece means for what Asmus will do for their incarnation of Arwen? Hoping we see something other than the chase dress now.

Asmus
07-19-2018, 09:20 AM
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sorry guys, didn't have enough time to take decent photos nor give you all a head up

But here we are, we got new prototypes of Thorin and Bilbo displaying,
both finished and waiting for approval.

Gimli is ready, most of you should be getting it in no time.

Cammo
07-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Gandalf's hat looks so good in that picture. Does he have a new hat- and headsculpt?

superdoug
07-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Great news! Hopefully you can hint on what is coming after those two as well

Stark Resilient
07-22-2018, 11:14 AM
A certain captain of gondor looking to prove his quality would be great.

mikeljanin
07-22-2018, 11:25 AM
Next are Bilbo, Thorin, Eomer and Arwen, if I'm not wrong. All of them have been shown or hinted.

superdoug
07-22-2018, 01:00 PM
Next are Bilbo, Thorin, Eomer and Arwen, if I'm not wrong. All of them have been shown or hinted.

I think the only other hints we got were an interview where they said in 2018 they would be making orcs so maybe after Eomer or Arwen we will see another orc. Also it was mentioned that a re-release of the ringwraith may be possible at some point.

warlock664
07-22-2018, 01:21 PM
I think the only other hints we got were an interview where they said in 2018 they would be making orcs so maybe after Eomer or Arwen we will see another orc. Also it was mentioned that a re-release of the ringwraith may be possible at some point.

I believe they also displayed a rerelease of Gothmog at a show earlier this year.

mikeljanin
07-22-2018, 01:36 PM
Yeah, Gandalf, Gothmog and the Ringwraith have been mentioned before. I hope there's a new Gandalf with better sculpt and rooted beard.

hoodonit00
07-22-2018, 06:31 PM
A representative of Asmus mentioned on FB that Gandalf would be released with a rooted beard. I asked for a time frame but got no response.

asgardianboy
07-22-2018, 09:59 PM
I think the only other hints we got were an interview where they said in 2018 they would be making orcs so maybe after Eomer or Arwen we will see another orc. Also it was mentioned that a re-release of the ringwraith may be possible at some point.


A representative of Asmus mentioned on FB that Gandalf would be released with a rooted beard. I asked for a time frame but got no response.


Hasn't Mr Asmus said in some thread (maybe this one??) that the new Gandalf head would be all sculpted??

Regarding the new ringwraith, from NYTF, Feb 2018 (credit Toyark):

http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/02/Toy-Fair-2018-Asmus-020.jpg

I hope they are still working hard on it. It looks a bit raw yet.....


Regards,
m.

murdomac
07-23-2018, 02:40 AM
Well after what appears to be the astounding success of the rooted hair and braids on Gimli I'd really like a rooted hair Legolas head sculpt now.

Kalkylen
07-23-2018, 03:53 AM
Well after what appears to be the astounding success of the rooted hair and braids on Gimli I'd really like a rooted hair Legolas head sculpt now.

I would have preferred to wait for Legolas until they had perfected the rooted hair as it's currently my least favourite figure out of the Fellowship due to that woeful hair sculpt :(

Stryker2011
07-23-2018, 06:07 AM
I would have preferred to wait for Legolas until they had perfected the rooted hair as it's currently my least favourite figure out of the Fellowship due to that woeful hair sculpt :(

:exactly:

StarWarsFam
07-23-2018, 08:20 AM
I would have preferred to wait for Legolas until they had perfected the rooted hair as it's currently my least favourite figure out of the Fellowship due to that woeful hair sculpt :(

I think they still are not planning that. The braids are much tighter.

Kalkylen
07-23-2018, 10:19 AM
I think they still are not planning that. The braids are much tighter.

Yeah I know. It's a great figure mind, just wish that hair was better, especially after seeing all the wonderful custom jobs :)

Travis Baumann
07-23-2018, 10:52 AM
Asmus had a really good display this year, arguably the best 1/6th display besides Hot Toys. Everyone looked amazing:

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DioramaMaker
07-23-2018, 03:16 PM
Yeah I know. It's a great figure mind, just wish that hair was better, especially after seeing all the wonderful custom jobs :)With some really solid sculpting and deft paint matching, you could EASILY do the braids sculpted amongst the rest being rooted. I know a lot of people are against this, but I totally back it as a possible way to do it.

Dresky
07-23-2018, 05:15 PM
Found this on Ebay (preorder). If a random 3rd party can do this, it could work for Legolas. Or even redo Tauriel.

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Bucky Underbelly
07-23-2018, 05:48 PM
I always thought it was a peculiar idea that Legolas' braid was "too thin" for them to do. Doesn't seem like it would be any thinner than Gimli's mustache ...

asgardianboy
07-23-2018, 11:25 PM
Well after what appears to be the astounding success of the rooted hair and braids on Gimli I'd really like a rooted hair Legolas head sculpt now.

+1


I would have preferred to wait for Legolas until they had perfected the rooted hair as it's currently my least favourite figure out of the Fellowship due to that woeful hair sculpt :(

+1
Sculpt of the rest of the head also not good at all. Here's hoping they will redo the whole thing, then root it (but they won't).


I think they still are not planning that. The braids are much tighter.

Not a tightness thing, but rather a size one. But size don't matter does it? It is much more costly to do a thick beard braid (with lots of individual hairs) than it is to do a fine head braid, with less hair involved. Isn't it????


Yeah I know. It's a great figure mind, just wish that hair was better, especially after seeing all the wonderful custom jobs :)

What customs jobs?


With some really solid sculpting and deft paint matching, you could EASILY do the braids sculpted amongst the rest being rooted. I know a lot of people are against this, but I totally back it as a possible way to do it.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Rooted all the way! Even eyebrows!

Thanks,
m.

Kalkylen
07-24-2018, 03:13 AM
What customs jobs?


A few people have added rooted hair to their Legolas sculpts and they look fantastic. Loads of photos in the Legolas thread. The side braids look labour intensive but worth the effort!

asgardianboy
07-24-2018, 05:21 PM
Well after what appears to be the astounding success of the rooted hair and braids on Gimli I'd really like a rooted hair Legolas head sculpt now.


I would have preferred to wait for Legolas until they had perfected the rooted hair as it's currently my least favourite figure out of the Fellowship due to that woeful hair sculpt :(


I think they still are not planning that. The braids are much tighter.


Yeah I know. It's a great figure mind, just wish that hair was better, especially after seeing all the wonderful custom jobs :)


A few people have added rooted hair to their Legolas sculpts and they look fantastic. Loads of photos in the Legolas thread. The side braids look labour intensive but worth the effort!

OK mate. I'm flying over there to look for them pics.
Thanks for the heads-up!
Best,
m.

ladyshanz
07-26-2018, 07:47 PM
I’m wondering what outfit Asmus is going to do with Arwen, and if Weta’s statue of her in her chase dress means we’ll get a different outfit...

I’m personally rooting for her coronation dress (the green one) with the banner she carries, as there are no higher-end pieces. The purple one from RotK is definitely also gorgeous, but Tonner already did that (and I already have it haha).

I have something in her bridge dress from FotR (Noble Collection), a white dress from a deleted scene from TTT (featured in a trailer) (Weta), her grey chase dress (Sideshow), her red and dark, dark blue dress (RotK), and have Weta’s 1/6 grey chase dress (on horseback) from FotR on preorder. So, really, I think her green dress is one of the few that hasn’t been done.

When can we expect a prototype photo of Arwen, Asmus? :) Any hints on what outfit you’re going for?

Kalkylen
07-26-2018, 11:23 PM
I’m wondering what outfit Asmus is going to do with Arwen, and if Weta’s statue of her in her chase dress means we’ll get a different outfit...

I’m personally rooting for her coronation dress (the green one) with the banner she carries, as there are no higher-end pieces. The purple one from RotK is definitely also gorgeous, but Tonner already did that (and I already have it haha).

I have something in her bridge dress from FotR (Noble Collection), a white dress from a deleted scene from TTT (featured in a trailer) (Weta), her grey chase dress (Sideshow), her red and dark, dark blue dress (RotK), and have Weta’s 1/6 grey chase dress (on horseback) from FotR on preorder. So, really, I think her green dress is one of the few that hasn’t been done.

When can we expect a prototype photo of Arwen, Asmus? :) Any hints on what outfit you’re going for?

Personally I'd love the chase outfit with horse and poisoned Frodo. It's a great scene and the old Toy Biz set from way back is still brilliant so would love a new, high end version of it.

FlyAndFight
07-27-2018, 10:29 AM
Personally I'd love the chase outfit with horse and poisoned Frodo. It's a great scene and the old Toy Biz set from way back is still brilliant so would love a new, high end version of it.

Weta has announced this exact statue in 1/6th scale. But it's quite pricey...

https://www.wetanz.com/shop/figures/arwen-on-asfaloth

Radagaster
07-27-2018, 10:49 AM
Weta has announced this exact statue in 1/6th scale. But it's quite pricey...

https://www.wetanz.com/shop/figures/arwen-on-asfaloth

yes, and it's the ultimate version to get.

Personally I agree that her coronation dress is the one that no one's done yet. If Asmus decides to throw in her banner, this Arwen would be an insta-buy for a LOT of people.

FlyAndFight
07-27-2018, 12:31 PM
Would look sharp, paired up with the Art Figures "King" figure, too.

Wor-Gar
07-30-2018, 09:01 AM
So now that The Fellowship is complete -- and no small feat of course -- and Thorin and Bilbo are on the way, I was hoping Asmus might be able to share a little info on their next villain figure from LOTR? Any news on Lurtz or maybe who might be the next bad guy coming?

I need to know. :)

Asmus
07-30-2018, 04:16 PM
So now that The Fellowship is complete -- and no small feat of course -- and Thorin and Bilbo are on the way, I was hoping Asmus might be able to share a little info on their next villain figure from LOTR? Any news on Lurtz or maybe who might be the next bad guy coming?

I need to know. :)

We need to find a fight for Thorin.

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and check out that beastly butt
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rjszar
07-30-2018, 04:17 PM
WOOHOO!!!!! Awesome.

zombieshane
07-30-2018, 04:20 PM
HOLY CRAP

mikeljanin
07-30-2018, 04:23 PM
Arrrgh! Looks fantastic!

Wor-Gar
07-30-2018, 04:28 PM
and check out that beastly butt



:lol

But -- butt -- that's awesome news! Azog is a great villain! This might finally pull me into the Hobbit. Dammit.

warlock664
07-30-2018, 06:16 PM
Love it!
Insta-buy!
But I want Lurtz first!

Bucky Underbelly
07-30-2018, 06:16 PM
Azog! He's looking great! What kind of material are you thinking about for the body? Visible joints? Or are you thinking seamless vinyl or rubber?

And what about his "prosthetic" arm? (Hoping somehow his hook-claw will be metal. :pray:)

Looking forward to seeing more!

superdoug
07-30-2018, 06:26 PM
Wow!!!!

ladyshanz
07-31-2018, 01:26 PM
yes, and it's the ultimate version to get.

Personally I agree that her coronation dress is the one that no one's done yet. If Asmus decides to throw in her banner, this Arwen would be an insta-buy for a LOT of people.

And imagine if they did an Aragorn re-release, but in his Gondorian coronation outfit instead? Ugh. Insta-buy all the way for both.

Her green dress is just sorely underepresented, and remains a favorite for many Arwen fans. It’s what she’s wearing in the happiest moment she has in the whole trilogy.

Asmus
07-31-2018, 02:22 PM
Azog! He's looking great! What kind of material are you thinking about for the body? Visible joints? Or are you thinking seamless vinyl or rubber?

And what about his "prosthetic" arm? (Hoping somehow his hook-claw will be metal. :pray:)

Looking forward to seeing more!

We will go with Hot Toys' Hulk way,
the arms and legs will be seamless, but shoulders will have a visible joint. This way we can use unbreakable material.

Bucky Underbelly
07-31-2018, 02:30 PM
We will go with Hot Toys' Hulk way,
the arms and legs will be seamless, but shoulders will have a visible joint. This way we can use unbreakable material.

Fantastic!

(Could I also put in my vote for a snarling expression?)

Really looking forward to this figure! Here's hoping he's 13 or 14 inches tall, too!

zombieshane
07-31-2018, 03:30 PM
This is easily my most anticipated figure from you guys, can’t wait!

asgardianboy
08-01-2018, 02:08 AM
Dear Mr Asmus,
Unbreakable material... Could you please elaborate a bit more for those like me not familiar with HT's Hulk figure?
Thanks,
m.


We will go with Hot Toys' Hulk way,
the arms and legs will be seamless, but shoulders will have a visible joint. This way we can use unbreakable material.

SunrayTheWingman
08-06-2018, 04:08 PM
Love it!
Insta-buy!
But I want Lurtz first!
^
This

Bucky Underbelly
08-06-2018, 04:39 PM
Started a thread for this big, beautiful bastard: http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/middle-earth-hobbit-lotr-action-figures/193003-asmus-toys-azog-defilier-1-6-a.html

Wor-Gar
08-06-2018, 09:43 PM
Curious if Asmus will share the Edition size for Thorin?

Also, Boromir and Slim Frodo too. Yes, I'm still keeping track.

Jrobertson
08-06-2018, 09:53 PM
Curious if Asmus will share the Edition size for Thorin?

Also, Boromir and Slim Frodo too. Yes, I'm still keeping track.

On there website it says Thorin is 1500

Wor-Gar
08-06-2018, 09:56 PM
On there website it says Thorin is 1500

Cool, thanks. That seems to be the sweet spot for the majority of figures.

Where do they list that BTW? I can't seem to find it.

EDIT: nevermind, found it. I bookmarked their store only.

Raymond F.
08-07-2018, 07:38 AM
Other than what's done, which is actually a lot more than I was expecting, these are the only ones I'd put in my collection. That being said I don't think my collection would be complete without them;

- Sauron
- Lurtz
- Galadriel
- Arwen
- Elrond (I could live without him but I's have a hard time passing him up)
and MOST importantly; Gollum. But Asmus has their work cut out for them, NECA's is utterly perfect despite the scale. If someone could shrink that down to 1/6 I'd be totally satisfied.

mikeljanin
08-07-2018, 08:04 AM
Other than what's done, which is actually a lot more than I was expecting, these are the only ones I'd put in my collection. That being said I don't think my collection would be complete without them;

- Sauron
- Lurtz
- Galadriel
- Arwen
- Elrond (I could live without him but I's have a hard time passing him up)
and MOST importantly; Gollum. But Asmus has their work cut out for them, NECA's is utterly perfect despite the scale. If someone could shrink that down to 1/6 I'd be totally satisfied.

No Éomer or Théoden? Also, Haldir in Helm's Deep armor would be hard to pass.
I mean, I was only collecting a few. Then I said myself I'd stop with the Fellowship complete. But this is becoming my favorite line ever, and I'm even thinking on getting Thorin, so this is going deep. :slap

Snakey Jones
08-07-2018, 09:27 AM
Is Asmus's online store down for anyone else?

mikeljanin
08-07-2018, 09:36 AM
Is Asmus's online store down for anyone else?

It's down right now, yeah. Was fine a few hours ago, tho.

FlyAndFight
08-07-2018, 09:56 AM
My must-gets would be the following:

1. Gollum/Smeagol (Without an outfit, all of the exposed joints would be an eyesore, but perhaps something can be done.)

2. Theoden in battle gear

3. Goblin from Moria (the big-eyed ones)

4. Lurtz

5. Gondorian Fountain Guard / Generic Soldier (I put these together, as either would fill my Gondorian need. Perhaps offer a armor/weapons set minus the figure for army builders?

Sassafras
08-07-2018, 10:07 AM
Is Asmus's online store down for anyone else?

As part of their e-mail yesterday to me they mentioned some web problems with the store - they are working on it....

Sassafras
08-07-2018, 10:18 AM
We need to find a fight for Thorin.

and check out that beastly butt


LOL ASMUS please include Daisy (white warg) and a Thorin ice battle version

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with separate purchase diorama stands of 1) flaming pine trees and 2) Ravenhill ice field.

Thank u so much:monkey3:cool:

nexus
08-07-2018, 10:29 AM
- Sauron
- Lurtz
- Galadriel
- Arwen
- Elrond
and MOST importantly; Gollum. .

Are Arwen and Lurtz confirmed? As well as Eomer, correct? My list for rounding out LotR would be the above, plus Faramir, Theoden and possibly Denethor. Then I'd just need to circle back around and pick up MoS and Grishnakh and Gothmog. Hopefully Asmus will produce a haired and bearded GtG and GtW. Any chance of a haired Legolas?

zombieshane
08-07-2018, 10:48 AM
LOL ASMUS please include Daisy (white warg) and a Thorin ice battle version

422227

with separate purchase diorama stands of 1) flaming pine trees and 2) Ravenhill ice field.

Thank u so much:monkey3:cool:

That version of Thorin would be amazing!

Bucky Underbelly
08-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Are Arwen and Lurtz confirmed? As well as Eomer, correct? My list for rounding out LotR would be the above, plus Faramir, Theoden and possibly Denethor. Then I'd just need to circle back around and pick up MoS and Grishnakh and Gothmog. Hopefully Asmus will produce a haired and bearded GtG and GtW. Any chance of a haired Legolas?

Arwen and Eomer are definitely confirmed. They've shown sculpts or digital renders of those. I'm not sure if Lurtz has ever been officially confirmed, but I believe they've mentioned that they want to make him on a few occasions. And if they're making Azog, it stands to reason Lurtz won't be far behind since they could re-use a fair amount of Azog's body components for the Uruks.

Radagaster
08-07-2018, 11:04 AM
Arwen and Eomer are definitely confirmed. They've shown sculpts or digital renders of those. I'm not sure if Lurtz has ever been officially confirmed, but I believe they've mentioned that they want to make him on a few occasions. And if they're making Azog, it stands to reason Lurtz won't be far behind since they could re-use a fair amount of Azog's body components for the Uruks.

Where are the pics for the Arwen render?

Bucky Underbelly
08-07-2018, 11:16 AM
Here you go ...

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186277&p=9802785&viewfull=1#post9802785

Sassafras
08-07-2018, 11:19 AM
That version of Thorin would be amazing!

Easy for them (relatively). I mean they've got a Thorin or soon. New costume & paint. Maybe an Azog w. the slight winter armor he had e.g. Azog had a bit of fur at the shoulders + the chain and block.

SunrayTheWingman
08-07-2018, 05:30 PM
Asmus, very excited to be getting Azog

but there's been talks of Lurtz and the Uruk Hai long before him. Any updates on them?

Thainitty
08-13-2018, 04:32 AM
Am I the only one who would also like some rankin bass versions of LOTR figures?

hoodonit00
08-13-2018, 05:49 AM
Speaking for myself I don't have an interest.

matt3223
08-13-2018, 06:19 AM
I imagine azog body will become the base body for lurtz and other urakhai

warlock664
08-13-2018, 06:45 AM
Am I the only one who would also like some rankin bass versions of LOTR figures?

Yes.
Yes you are.

DioramaMaker
08-13-2018, 10:52 PM
One of the things I really like that Asmus is doing is limiting the time from preorder to release. I know it's not always perfect but it's better than the 1-2 year waits we get from HT. I know this presents some problems with getting community feedback, but they also engage fairly early on with renders and I think that's admirable.

Bucky Underbelly
08-13-2018, 11:00 PM
One of the things I really like that Asmus is doing is limiting the time from preorder to release. I know it's not always perfect but it's better than the 1-2 year waits we get from HT. I know this presents some problems with getting community feedback, but they also engage fairly early on with renders and I think that's admirable.

I'm really impressed by the turn-around on some of their figures and the pace of the line overall. Even if certain figures take a while (like Gimli), they don't let the line go cold while they figure out how to clear production hurdles. There are always other figures in the pipeline. What are we getting three to five a year? That's a pretty good clip. In fact, I'm starting to think they may actually make that Q3 estimate on Thorin.

DioramaMaker
08-13-2018, 11:58 PM
I'm really impressed by the turn-around on some of their figures and the pace of the line overall. Even if certain figures take a while (like Gimli), they don't let the line go cold while they figure out how to clear production hurdles. There are always other figures in the pipeline. What are we getting three to five a year? That's a pretty good clip. In fact, I'm starting to think they may actually make that Q3 estimate on Thorin.

Absolutely, they keep the pace well. I would be surprised if they meet that deadline, but not shocked. It's heavily dependent on how far into production they are, and if the solicitation images are already factory samples, they may be way ahead. I'm thinking we'll see him prior to Chinese New Year 2019 more realistically.

jk_blue_tiger
08-14-2018, 06:17 AM
Can Asmus or anyone else inform me of how they send their figures when ordered from their official site?
I would like to preorder Thorin from them, but customs in Greece started charging taxes last days for items outside European Union.
Do they declare item as gift and with low value (less than $50), or they send it not gift and with full price?
Do they use courier or (preferred) national post office?

Asmus
08-17-2018, 04:41 PM
Can Asmus or anyone else inform me of how they send their figures when ordered from their official site?
I would like to preorder Thorin from them, but customs in Greece started charging taxes last days for items outside European Union.
Do they declare item as gift and with low value (less than $50), or they send it not gift and with full price?
Do they use courier or (preferred) national post office?

We can declare the package in a lower price if you want

StarWarsFam
08-17-2018, 05:24 PM
Isildur would be amazing.

jk_blue_tiger
08-17-2018, 06:32 PM
We can declare the package in a lower price if you want

Thnx for the answer, but it didn't cover all my questions.
Anyway I placed my preorder to kghobby as the price was almost similar,
I order quite often from them with no problems at customs so far.
By the way keep up the good work, this is my 2ond Asmus figure after Aragorn (1st edition with expansion head),
you keep improving your figures.

P.S. Please use rooted hair when it is required, Gandalf and Legolas should had 2 versions like Boromir.

Matner77
08-18-2018, 03:19 AM
Asmus are you focusing on the Hobbit now a dwarf body has been developed, more than Rings or will releases be mixed? Will we get anymore teases about Arwen & Eomer?

Asmus
08-18-2018, 09:11 AM
Asmus are you focusing on the Hobbit now a dwarf body has been developed, more than Rings or will releases be mixed? Will we get anymore teases about Arwen & Eomer?

No, currently we have no further plan of any other dwarf,
possibly Kili? Fili? But we all feel the sell may not equal to the effort that would require
(The Hobbit characters are much more complex, Weta must have more money at the time)

We will pause on Azog, and focsuing on Helm's Deep in 2019

Wor-Gar
08-18-2018, 10:21 AM
focsuing on Helm's Deep in 2019

Ah, good, Berzerker and Grima Wormtongue.

Likely a few revisits too: Legolas, Aragorn, Gimli all in battle gear.

I know Lurtz is still in there somewhere... (?)

mikeljanin
08-18-2018, 11:18 AM
Makes total sense. Bilbo, Thorin and Azog, with the previous releases are a good representation for the Hobbit. I honestly wouldn't jump into the full dwarves roster, too much shelf space, even if they'd look amazing together.
As for Helm's Deep, a regular Uruk Hai (with removable helmet), Éomer and Théoden would be great, and hard to pass.

mikeljanin
08-18-2018, 11:20 AM
And Haldir!

FlyAndFight
08-18-2018, 12:02 PM
King Theoden!!

:pray:

warlock664
08-18-2018, 06:16 PM
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superdoug
08-18-2018, 06:26 PM
focsuing on Helm's Deep in 2019

Yes!!!!! I really hope you give in and do a Helms Deep Aragorn & Legolas along with the orcs, Theoden, Eomer, Haldir, elves.... and maybe an Eowyn in the white dress. I could go on. I would also love more hobbit figures but I cannot say no to Helms Deep.

Stryker2011
08-19-2018, 05:22 AM
What! No one wants a 1/6 scale Treebeard?

murdomac
08-19-2018, 05:33 AM
Love to see a Treebeard, but first we need some more Orcs a generic soldier type with exchangeable bits for different looks would be good for a bit of army building and Elves of course to go with them. There is such a rich and diverse pool of characters/looks to chose from it's going to be fun :)

Stark Resilient
08-19-2018, 11:10 AM
Isildur would be amazing.

He would be really cool!


and focsuing on Helm's Deep in 2019

That's pretty hype. If you're going to work on TTT/Helm's Deep a little bit, might a suggest a certain Captain of Gondor looking a chance to show his quality?

superdoug
08-19-2018, 11:48 AM
That's pretty hype. If you're going to work on TTT/Helm's Deep a little bit, might a suggest a certain Captain of Gondor looking a chance to show his quality?

Yes! Sideshow’s attempt at Faramir was pretty painful even in its time. If any figure ever deserved a redo it is a Faramir.

Kalkylen
08-19-2018, 12:39 PM
Yes! Sideshow’s attempt at Faramir was pretty painful even in its time. If any figure ever deserved a redo it is a Faramir.

The outfit is still pretty decent for it's time, especially on a True Type body and weathered etc. Lots of great attention to detail on it, even under all the layers of clothing!

Stephen Gentile
08-19-2018, 01:20 PM
Here's my customized Sideshow Faramir. Head repainted and clothing re-colored. Still can't get away from the poor likeness in the sculpt. Definitely hoping for an Asmus version.

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The outfit is still pretty decent for it's time, especially on a True Type body and weathered etc. Lots of great attention to detail on it, even under all the layers of clothing!

Kalkylen
08-19-2018, 01:59 PM
Here's my customized Sideshow Faramir. Head repainted and clothing re-colored. Still can't get away from the poor likeness in the sculpt. Definitely hoping for an Asmus version.

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Much better! I keep the hood up on mine but tempted to root the hair so it looks better next to Aragorn and Boromir.

superdoug
08-19-2018, 06:50 PM
The outfit is still pretty decent for it's time, especially on a True Type body and weathered etc. Lots of great attention to detail on it, even under all the layers of clothing!

If was mainly the horrendous painting that ruined the figure. The sculpt was on par for that time.

Great custom!

Johnny Utah
08-20-2018, 05:16 AM
Asmus - will Eomer be part of the Helm's Deep collection, despite his cameo at the end?

Also - the old Toybiz Helm's Deep Legolas is still one of my all-time favourite figures - can't wait to see him from Asmus!

Sassafras
08-20-2018, 08:59 AM
Makes total sense. Bilbo, Thorin and Azog, with the previous releases are a good representation for the Hobbit. I honestly wouldn't jump into the full dwarves roster, too much shelf space, even if they'd look amazing together.
As for Helm's Deep, a regular Uruk Hai (with removable helmet), Éomer and Théoden would be great, and hard to pass.

IMO there could be a few more dwarves. Balin, Dwalin, Fili and Kili at least.

Tho I understand the complexities of their costumes - WETA did go all out there. But there could be like a mini-dio base (like a Bag End interior). Or a few ponies.
Plus Beorn/bear would be incredible to have and he wasn't wearing a lot - boots, pants, tunic, axe.

For myself I'd never go all -out for LOTR, tho I have some WETA LOTR pieces. Still hoping for a rooted hair Hobbit Legolas - that Mirkwood armor.

First I need Thorin and Bilbo tho!

FlyAndFight
08-20-2018, 09:55 AM
If was mainly the horrendous painting that ruined the figure. The sculpt was on par for that time.

Great custom!

Exactly. The figure was very good for its time. Actually, the entire Sideshow LOTR line was, except for the paint apps on Faramir and Aragorn. I had those two repainted immediately.

Bucky Underbelly
08-20-2018, 10:02 AM
No, currently we have no further plan of any other dwarf,
possibly Kili? Fili? But we all feel the sell may not equal to the effort that would require
(The Hobbit characters are much more complex, Weta must have more money at the time)

We will pause on Azog, and focsuing on Helm's Deep in 2019

While I'm thrilled with the news that Helm's Deep characters are coming, I do admit to being a little sad you're pausing Azog and not planning any more dwarves. I would instantly buy Dwalin, Balin and Dain. Love their designs. I would happily pick up Kili and Fili as well. I don't need all 13, but seeing what a tremendous job you did on Gimli, I would definitely love to see a few more dwarves. I hope this is a decision you reconsider down the road.

zombieshane
08-20-2018, 10:37 AM
Wait, you guys won’t be doing anymore Hobbit figures after Azog or you won’t be doing Azog at all?

superdoug
08-20-2018, 11:15 AM
Wait, you guys won’t be doing anymore Hobbit figures after Azog or you won’t be doing Azog at all?

The wording makes it a little confusing. I am hoping they mean pausing on Azog as in once he is done they are pausing on the hobbit and not that they are pausing on making him. Lord of the Rings is my first priority but I will not be saying no to any hobbit figures. I do hope they go back and do at least a few more of the 13 at some point. Kili and Dawlin seem to be the most likely to me since they were the ones that seemed to get the most screen time after Thorin. I would consider Kili, Fili, Dawlin and Balin as the most important ones. If those do not make financial sense for Asmus none of the others will.

Sassafras
08-20-2018, 11:52 AM
The wording makes it a little confusing. I am hoping they mean pausing on Azog as in once he is done they are pausing on the hobbit and not that they are pausing on making him. Lord of the Rings is my first priority but I will not be saying no to any hobbit figures. I do hope they go back and do at least a few more of the 13 at some point. Kili and Dawlin seem to be the most likely to me since they were the ones that seemed to get the most screen time after Thorin. I would consider Kili, Fili, Dawlin and Balin as the most important ones. If those do not make financial sense for Asmus none of the others will.

True. It's a business. HT has its own shelf warmers. But I think Dwalin, Fili, Kili esp. w. accessories - Kili is the only dwarf archer, Dwalin with his twin axes, Fili with his twin swords - w. great sculpts I can't think with ASMUS's lower editions they wouldn't sell out. Maybe with a bit of Erebor diorama stand, or Bag End. Dain too would be amazing.

Asmus
08-20-2018, 03:19 PM
Azog is under developing~
its good, don't worry

superdoug
08-20-2018, 05:57 PM
Azog is under developing~
its good, don't worry

Great!

Any way you can let us know how many Middle Earth figures you are planning on releasing in 2019? I know the number will probably change but for budgeting purposes it would be nice to have a rough idea. For me this line is my top priority so I have to make sure to limit what other liscences get into.

Thanks!

SunrayTheWingman
08-20-2018, 07:10 PM
If Asmus completed the fellowship, and is now focusing on helm's deep/ttt, does that mean they will eventually turn their attention to return of the king? So much potential. I hope this line doesn't stop any time soon.