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Asmus
02-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Hi there guys,
Our first horse set of the series will be Nazgūl stead + Ringwraith

Let me come up here and update news for you guys constantly.
Cheers!
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Snorlax02
02-21-2014, 03:11 PM
Pretty awesome news man! Thank you :)

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SurlyJ
02-21-2014, 03:19 PM
Cool. Looking forward to it. Maybe one day a fell beast nazgul? Pretty please :)

Bucky Underbelly
02-21-2014, 03:28 PM
Awesome!

Can't wait to see more!

Any chance the Nazgul will have the standard Ringwraith sword instead of the Witchking sword?

Asmus
02-21-2014, 03:30 PM
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Asmus
02-21-2014, 03:31 PM
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Asmus
02-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Do you mean this one?
There will also be a Morgul balde.

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Bucky Underbelly
02-21-2014, 03:38 PM
:clap

That's the one!

Thank you!

:clap

SurlyJ
02-21-2014, 03:46 PM
Awesome.

Will they be treated to look wet? I'm not sure how that would turn out, but to me, the classic nazgul on steed is strolling through the rain. I know many people thought the weathering on witch king was a bit overdone.

Asmus
02-21-2014, 03:46 PM
:clap

That's the one!

Thank you!

:clap

FYI: Die-cast too...

SurlyJ
02-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Awesome. Will armor for the steed and wraith be diecast as well?

Asmus
02-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Awesome. Will armor for the steed and wraith be diecast as well?

Actually,
we thought about die-cast the armor at Morgul Lord already,
it is actually cheaper to make Die-cast.

But it is just going to be way too heavy, so we only did helmet, mace and sword in die-cast.

SO, I think we are going to stick with only weapons in Die-cast this time.

Bucky Underbelly
02-21-2014, 04:10 PM
This just keeps getting better ... :panic:

SurlyJ
02-21-2014, 04:12 PM
Actually,
we thought about die-cast the armor at Morgul Lord already,
it is actually cheaper to make Die-cast.

But it is just going to be way too heavy, so we only did helmet, mace and sword in die-cast.

SO, I think we are going to stick with only weapons in Die-cast this time.

Sounds good to me. I agree, too much diecast armor would be cumbersome, and the bodies already have had joint issues (though I imagine this will be the proprietary body you plan to make?). The steed should be able to handle diecast armor I would think.

attom44
02-21-2014, 04:12 PM
These guys are rock'in the house... this is a instant get... sorry SSC missed out on the bad guys...:) Thanks for taking a stab at these figures.. so far I'm very impressed! The horse head already looks great!

superdoug
02-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Awesome news! I can't wait for this one!

Lejuan
02-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Just to clarify, this will be sold as a two figure set? Ie horse + nazgul as a single release?

SirGor
02-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Look's Great glad your keeping us updated. GO ASMUS! :ogat

Invictus Sol
02-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Slowly getting drawn into this line... Looking forward to more on the Nazgūl, Asmus! Don't know if it's been mentioned, but will we be able to buy the Nazgūl separate from the horse? I might want one on a horse, but not several. Probably I'd be happy with the Morgul Lord and two Nazgūl (one mounted).

ChibiSchmoo
02-21-2014, 08:03 PM
It would be great if you could include both of the standard Nazgul swords (non-Witchking). The one you pictured on the first page, plus the one with the 'finger-hole':
http://www.council-of-elrond.com/castdb/ringwraith/ringwraith7.jpg

usswanker
02-22-2014, 04:17 AM
Nice to see you guys keeping us updated and not afraid to take on bigger projects. Looking forward to seeing more about this release! :rock

abake
02-22-2014, 05:49 AM
This is great news! Looking forward to more info and pics.


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superdoug
02-22-2014, 06:17 AM
Yeah a Nazgul on stead is one of the iconic images of the Lord of the Rings (at least to me) and I missed out on WETA's and Sideshow's PF is just too expensive for me so I am really excited about having the chance to get one.

JonEl
02-22-2014, 04:03 PM
Very excited, I too hope we are able to pick up a wraith without the horse, so I can have the witch king with two wraiths(one with horse one without)

Just please give us a Lurtz next!!!!

nexus
02-22-2014, 04:15 PM
That's cool. Gandalf on Shadowfax should follow. I may end up selling my SS Dark Rider to free up some space.

Asmus
02-22-2014, 05:05 PM
We will sell a in 3 different deals,
- only the stead
- one the figure
- Figure and stead combo

Hopefully keeping under $200 USD for the combo,
and keep Nazgul figure for around $130 USD.

JonEl
02-22-2014, 05:22 PM
That's great news!!

Lejuan
02-22-2014, 06:43 PM
We will sell a in 3 different deals,
- only the stead
- one the figure
- Figure and stead combo

Hopefully keeping under $200 USD for the combo,
and keep Nazgul figure for around $130 USD.

Brilliant! Really looking forward to seeing this :)

wesker
02-22-2014, 08:08 PM
Looks good. Can't wait to see more.

Husker75
02-23-2014, 02:31 AM
Amazing work! Keep it up asmus! So excited!

superdoug
02-23-2014, 10:36 AM
We will sell a in 3 different deals,
- only the stead
- one the figure
- Figure and stead combo

Hopefully keeping under $200 USD for the combo,
and keep Nazgul figure for around $130 USD.

Awesome! That's great news. I love the pricing goal! I can finally have my ringwraith on steed!

Geb
02-23-2014, 11:05 AM
Pricing is right on!! Hoping that the horse is spot on with other figures too...so I can make a Gandalf in his Cart with fireworks and all!!

SithThundercracker
02-24-2014, 04:17 AM
I just wish I had the money to buy 9 combos. Great news!!!

superdoug
02-24-2014, 05:36 AM
I just wish I had the money to buy 9 combos. Great news!!!

Lol. I know. I though about it and $1,800 isn't too bad a price for 9 wraiths and horses but there will be no way I can afford that many. Maybe if they sell real well they will do a second batch in a few years so I can end up with a few when it is all said and done.

lerath666
02-24-2014, 11:40 AM
they DID say they had considered doing Uniform sets.

Invictus Sol
02-25-2014, 09:05 AM
Lol. I know. I though about it and $1,800 isn't too bad a price for 9 wraiths and horses but there will be no way I can afford that many. Maybe if they sell real well they will do a second batch in a few years so I can end up with a few when it is all said and done.
Even if I got 9 sets (including Witch King) for free, I have no idea how I'd display it. That would take up a crazy amount of space (plus maybe a nice dio, as well). Witch King and two Nazgūl will look great, IMO. Not sure about the steeds, though they are tempting.

Bucky Underbelly
02-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Yup! My plan will also be to pick up one Nazgul with a steed and one without. They'll compliment my Witch King beautifully!

superdoug
02-25-2014, 12:23 PM
Even if I got 9 sets (including Witch King) for free, I have no idea how I'd display it. That would take up a crazy amount of space (plus maybe a nice dio, as well). Witch King and two Nazgūl will look great, IMO. Not sure about the steeds, though they are tempting.

True. I guess my ideal display goal would be having 5 for Weathertop and one on a steed but I will probably go after one combo and one single do to cost and space.

NAZGUL-KING
02-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Can't wait to see how this turns out. I can definitely see myself going for the combo and solo 'wraith.

Bucky Underbelly
02-25-2014, 12:57 PM
And if they can seriously keep the price of the combo under $200, that would really be fantastic. :panic:

NAZGUL-KING
02-25-2014, 01:13 PM
And if they can seriously keep the price of the combo under $200, that would really be fantastic. :panic:

Yeah, especially if it comes out as great as their WK figure. Hopefully the horse won't be poseable, there would be way too many visible joints. I would love to see a diorama base with leaves and forest debris, to match the scene where Frodo first encounters the Ringwraith.:rock

abake
02-25-2014, 03:37 PM
All this talk about Nazgul and Ringwraiths made me wonder... where were the other 8 during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields?

Asmus
02-25-2014, 09:58 PM
All this talk about Nazgul and Ringwraiths made me wonder... where were the other 8 during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields?

There were 2~3 flying the Fellbeast in the air,
and....

Don't really know where did they go, or the others were... but they can't be killed... right?

nathan.never
02-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Question for Asmus - do you plan to include some diorama accessories with this to partialy recreate Weathertop?

Bucky Underbelly
02-27-2014, 11:14 AM
There were 2~3 flying the Fellbeast in the air,
and....

Don't really know where did they go, or the others were... but they can't be killed... right?

The other wraiths were working the night shift. Union rules. :lol

Plus, Khamul had some vacation time he had to use before the end of the year or he was going to lose it.

abake
02-27-2014, 04:11 PM
There were 2~3 flying the Fellbeast in the air,
and....

Don't really know where did they go, or the others were... but they can't be killed... right?

That's right... there were a couple flying around, but we never do see them engage in battle. Later on they're taken out by the Eagles though.

SurlyJ
02-27-2014, 06:50 PM
They were probably out looking for the ring. They had split up before to search. They didn't always stick together. Still, you would think they would have rallied for the battle, but then again, Sauron and Witch King thought the battle for minis tirith was a slam dunk.

Wor-Gar
02-27-2014, 06:58 PM
They are pussies. A little girl killed the leader. The others likely flew away to hide.

To this very day they are probably hold up in that same cave, trembling, holding each other, daring each to go out to see if the coast is clear but all too afraid to check.

Asmus
02-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Question for Asmus - do you plan to include some diorama accessories with this to partialy recreate Weathertop?

For the price we aim,
it could be hard to add a diaroma.
But we will see what we can do with the combo set.

Wor-Gar
02-27-2014, 10:25 PM
I'd rather keep the price down and have the option to pick up another wraith than have to pay for a "partial diorama" that I'll never use.

SurlyJ
02-27-2014, 10:28 PM
Same. Diorama is cool, and if for the same price pieces could be added, great, but prefer the cost be kept down. I don't use diorama pieces.

SithThundercracker
02-28-2014, 10:12 AM
Three here. Cheaper nazgul=easier army build.

SurlyJ
02-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Maybe if it was really cheap, each wraith could come with a single identical column, and the combo pack could come with a base, so that if you bought them all you could build a facsimile of weathertop.

Bucky Underbelly
02-28-2014, 12:09 PM
Or if they wanted to sell a diorama piece separately, I'd certainly be interested ...

JonEl
02-28-2014, 12:31 PM
Definitely separate, it's a waste for those that won't be displaying them

Bucky Underbelly
02-28-2014, 12:37 PM
If they made one, I would personally love to get the base of the tree where the Hobbits hide from the Black Rider in FotR. That would make a very cool display.

But I would definitely want to buy that separately.

SurlyJ
02-28-2014, 01:16 PM
Separate makes the most sense for us, but probably also isn't worth production and packaging, since I would imagine the sales for a separate package would be a slim margin of those who buy several wraiths, and a negligible amount from people who just buy one, which will likely constitute the majority of sales.

superdoug
02-28-2014, 01:40 PM
If they did it seperately it would have to be something so iconic that enough people would be willing to buy it at a higher price than if it had been put in with a figure.

I love the idea of the diorama pieces and would display the Lord of the Ring ones as long as I have the space but with something like the Nazgul where you would want to get more than one figure if you can it might make sense to leave it out or make it something that you could use multiples of.

JonEl
03-06-2014, 01:55 PM
any idea of when we can expect to see pictures of this? especially with ACI's version going for pre-order i'd love to see ASMUS' so i know for sure to wait for ASMUS' version

Travis Baumann
03-06-2014, 03:06 PM
This sounds awesome... I love the idea of the nightmare steeds, the face on it already looks the part. The combo pack price tag is perfect, especially when you see ACI's going for $260 with no horse, honestly sounds too good to be true but I hope it happens for that price point.

Any ideas on limited articulation for the horse or just static? How about the manes and tails? (sculpted or rooted?)

Bucky Underbelly
03-06-2014, 03:33 PM
They have confirmed that the horses will be fully articulated. Haven't heard anything about the manes or tails yet, though.

The early proto images of the horses didn't show any manes or tails. That could mean they're thinking of doing rooted hair ... or, I suppose, that they're going the sculpted route, but casting them separately.


EDIT: I asked them in the "Ask Asmus" thread. Hope to hear back soon ...

NAZGUL-KING
03-07-2014, 11:11 AM
They have confirmed that the horses will be fully articulated. Haven't heard anything about the manes or tails yet, though.

The early proto images of the horses didn't show any manes or tails. That could mean they're thinking of doing rooted hair ... or, I suppose, that they're going the sculpted route, but casting them separately.

EDIT: I asked them in the "Ask Asmus" thread. Hope to hear back soon ...


As I said before, I'd still prefer no articulation for the horse. However, after seeing how impressive the Asmus LOTR lineup has been (especially the Witch-King IMO), they definitely deserve the benefit of the doubt and I hope they prove me wrong.:pray: As long as they can hide the joints, I would have no issues.

Bucky Underbelly
03-07-2014, 11:52 AM
I'm with you, N-K. I'd also much prefer the horses not have any leg articulation. About all you could reasonably do is lift one front hoof off the ground. Anything else and the whole thing would tumble over. If the joints are too distracting, I may consider filling them in and painting them over.

However, a ball joint at the base of the head and one at the base of the neck would be very cool, though. That could provide a lot of posing options and be hidden well by the riding gear.

The Ween
03-14-2014, 09:51 PM
I wasn't sure where to put this. It was posted on Asmus' Facebook page:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/1920340_10151908894241968_1031392723_n.jpg

Bucky Underbelly
03-14-2014, 09:56 PM
What a cool display!

Really looking forward to picking up a couple of these guys!

(Those are the Sideshow Frodo and Sam, right?)

Asmus
03-15-2014, 10:27 AM
What a cool display!

Really looking forward to picking up a couple of these guys!

(Those are the Sideshow Frodo and Sam, right?)

Yeah, this is for a really small Tokein show we had today in Taiwan,
so we made this small diorama to entertain the girls. XD

SithThundercracker
03-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Water treatment first of all.

hoodonit00
03-15-2014, 11:05 AM
Yeah, this is for a really small Tokein show we had today in Taiwan,
so we made this small diorama to entertain the girls. XD
Full reveal soon?

superdoug
03-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Wow that looks freaking awesome!!!!

lerath666
03-17-2014, 10:50 AM
I HOPE you guys plan to make an assload of these. they're gonna be a big seller.

Neko
03-28-2014, 05:16 PM
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Hello Asmus, great sculpt but maybe you should make a larger base for the ears? As they are they quite look like donkey ears instead of horse ears.
:)

Asmus
03-30-2014, 03:16 AM
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Hello Asmus, great sculpt but maybe you should make a larger base for the ears? As they are they quite look like donkey ears instead of horse ears.
:)

ok, I will pass on the comment.

Thorondor_33
03-30-2014, 10:23 AM
Agreed on the ear comment. The base is to narrow and the opening is a bit to far up on the ear, if that makes sense? Here is a good picture showing the opening in relation to the base of the ear and where it meets the head:
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I think if the ear base was made a little larger and then bring the entire ear down a bit so it doesn't appear as long this horse will be very mean looking. :)

Asmus
04-02-2014, 10:46 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/1980496_10151941493971968_2077009924_o.jpg

1/6 Nazgul Dark Rider is ready to hunt.

Beware! the ring barrier!

hoodonit00
04-03-2014, 02:50 AM
Damn that looks impressive. Can't wait for full reveal.

JonEl
04-03-2014, 04:06 AM
That looks great so far

paramoremcr88
04-03-2014, 05:41 AM
Hell yes!!!! Can't wait :rock

dwing
04-03-2014, 06:23 AM
Man that is looking killer.

bruin1773
04-03-2014, 06:25 AM
Asmus, what is the update on the body used for Nazgul?

Equally important, what about us witchking owners and a replacement body?

abake
04-03-2014, 07:20 AM
That looks beautiful!
And beware the spelling: it's the Ring Bearer.
:D

mao86
04-03-2014, 07:47 AM
Damn...That look nice!

superdoug
04-03-2014, 08:58 AM
I want it now!!!! . . . . my wallet has left me and is in the corner crying and hoping I can resist the temptation of buying multple Nazgul on Steeds. Going to try to stay firm with one on horse and one without but that picture made me want 9 and it isn't even finished.

Wor-Gar
04-03-2014, 09:37 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/1980496_10151941493971968_2077009924_o.jpg

1/6 Nazgul Dark Rider is ready to hunt.

Beware! the ring barrier!

Damn!!!! Just blew ACI out of the water! :clap

I was totally going to pass on the Steed part.... but seeing this, I now just have to have that evil stallion.

NAZGUL-KING
04-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Looks Awesome so far!!! Can't wait to order.

Thorondor_33
04-03-2014, 10:59 AM
I was so excited to see that last night on Facebook. Took me totally by surprise LOL. It's looking really good! :)

SurlyJ
04-03-2014, 11:21 AM
Looks like this may be better then the Dark Rider premium format.

NAZGUL-KING
04-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Looks like this may be better then the Dark Rider premium format.

That's what I was thinking too.:lol If Asmus makes a Sauron, I'd possibly consider selling my Sauron, Dark Rider, and Morgul Lord PFs and gain some cash not to mention a ton of display space.:rotfl

SurlyJ
04-03-2014, 12:32 PM
That's what I waas thinking too.:lol If Asmus makes a Sauron, I'd possibly consider selling my Sauron, Dark Rider, and Morgul Lord PFs and gain some cash not to mention a ton of display space.:rotfl

Well let's not get crazy here. Dark Rider, sure, but Sauron rules all and will never leave the collection!

Though I will say I am so happy with my Asmus Witch King that I don't really think about needing the PF, despite my Witch King being right next to the Sauron PF. It looks great next to it despite the complete difference in scale.

But think about it, for the price of the Dark Rider you could almost have a complete 9 of this Asmus Ringwraith, assuming you can buy them cheaper without the steed.

Bucky Underbelly
04-03-2014, 12:42 PM
This is looking terrific!

THANK YOU, ASMUS!!

Can't wait to order!

Sankari
04-03-2014, 03:44 PM
3 or 4 of those guys together would be awesome :)

BLNadal
04-03-2014, 05:56 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/1908274_10151942724516968_15856923_n.jpg

Gipetto0812
04-03-2014, 06:25 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/1980496_10151941493971968_2077009924_o.jpg

1/6 Nazgul Dark Rider is ready to hunt.

Beware! the ring barrier!
Holy cow that is impressive! :rock

Thorondor_33
04-03-2014, 06:32 PM
The Wraith looks awesome. I'll take nine Wraith/Horse combos please. LOL

Wor-Gar
04-03-2014, 08:29 PM
One little nit: not crazy about the seam line right on top of the hood. Any chance we can we lose that before delivery?

Looking forward to the full reveal.

kaponokeona
04-03-2014, 09:47 PM
I agree, the seam line is distracting. Hopefully they can do something about it. Can't wait to see the full horse.

Bucky Underbelly
04-03-2014, 10:02 PM
Just wondering ... will it come with both the Witch King sword and standard Wraith sword? (The hilt in that picture seems to be the Witch King sword.)

JonEl
04-04-2014, 12:54 AM
So happy I passed on ACI. Two please! One with stead and one without.

Sankari
04-04-2014, 05:45 AM
Yeah, I noticed that now, but I hope they'll fix it.
Regarding the fabric itself, I bet it will look infinitely better once we give him the water treatment.

And I wish that it would come with a stand to leave the horse in a variety of poses

superdoug
04-04-2014, 06:19 AM
You know at first glance I went right past the seam but at second and thrid glances my eyes do tend to home into it.

agonistes86
04-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Completely agree with everybody else about the seam. I already noticed it on some of the older shots and just hoped that it was because of the WIP status. It is pretty distracting, and the first thing I notice when I look at him.

The rest of the figure looks great, though!

Sankari
04-04-2014, 08:05 AM
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I assume they had not yet the time to fix it. I'll give them the benefit that they have always been listening to the fans, and this is just concept at this point. Overall its looking good. Much better than ACI and the previous versions of the wraiths.

Thorondor_33
04-04-2014, 08:08 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/CamoXtreme/10157237_10151943490266968_696087111_n_zpsca59c4c6 .jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/CamoXtreme/media/10157237_10151943490266968_696087111_n_zpsca59c4c6 .jpg.html)

Edit: Sorry Sankari, looks like you beat me to it while I was uploading the photo. How can I delete this post?

nexus
04-04-2014, 08:13 AM
I'll be getting the combo on this one. Maybe a second Ringwraith as well.

Asmus
04-04-2014, 08:18 AM
Actually we did a little trick to avoid the seam on the cap,
we brushed the edge of the hood with a diluted glue, so the hood edge is actually hardened to avoid any loose seam, it also helps to form the shape of the hood in place.

Here is a sneak pic~

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hoodonit00
04-04-2014, 08:21 AM
My personal opinion is if they move the seam the material won't hang right. Guess we'll see what they do or say

JonEl
04-04-2014, 08:23 AM
That looks great, honestly the seam doesn't bother me too much, if losing the seam means a shape like ACI's I'll take the seam

SithThundercracker
04-04-2014, 09:51 AM
I'll get one with horse and ine without at least.

Wor-Gar
04-04-2014, 10:10 AM
The work on the reins looks phenomenal. Very eager to see the whole thing. Stop teasing us. :)

NAZGUL-KING
04-04-2014, 10:13 AM
The seam's not a deal breaker for me, overall the 'Wraith & horse both look great. It looks like it's pretty far along already. I'm guessing the PO isn't too far off.:yess:

superdoug
04-04-2014, 10:43 AM
Normaly at this point I say "I want one" but for this I am going to have to say I want nine!

Looks great so far. I agree that to shift the seam might effect how the material hangs and it is not a deal breaker for me.

agonistes86
04-04-2014, 11:45 AM
Actually we did a little trick to avoid the seam on the cap,
we brushed the edge of the hood with a diluted glue, so the hood edge is actually hardened to avoid any loose seam, it also helps to form the shape of the hood in place.

Here is a sneak pic~

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I think we mean two different things. You are talking about the hem line of the hood, which looks great, because of the reasons you mentioned. What some people here (including me) do not like is the seam line on top of the hood, keeping the two "halves" of the hood together.

Bucky Underbelly
04-04-2014, 12:22 PM
LOVING IT!

I'm kind of surprised that the horse seems to be a brunette! ;) I always assumed the wraith steeds all had black manes.

Asmus
04-04-2014, 08:27 PM
I think we mean two different things. You are talking about the hem line of the hood, which looks great, because of the reasons you mentioned. What some people here (including me) do not like is the seam line on top of the hood, keeping the two "halves" of the hood together.

oh....

My apology

Not sure if it is still in time to fix that.
but I will let the guys know about it.

thank you for the explaination.

Bucky Underbelly
04-04-2014, 10:21 PM
I'm curious about the kind of glue you're using to get the head shape.

Is it a white glue (something water-based)? If so, then we all better be careful with water treating the robes when we get the figure. If you re-wet that kind of glue, you can end up washing it out completely and ruining the cool effect.

agonistes86
04-05-2014, 05:01 AM
oh....

My apology

Not sure if it is still in time to fix that.
but I will let the guys know about it.

thank you for the explaination.

Well either way, I don't think it's a dealbreaker for me. :) I can't wait to order one.

Sidious-66
04-05-2014, 08:00 AM
This set look fantastic.

I'm only after a few 'select' characters from the LOTR films but this set really is looking wonderful.

Wor-Gar
04-05-2014, 10:13 AM
I know we're all going to ask the same question at some point, so... Asmus, how tall is Nazgul on Steed in inches? Hopefully it will fit in a detolf.

SurlyJ
04-05-2014, 11:48 AM
The seem on the hood doesn't bother me. I'd rather the hood sit perfect,y without a ton of futzing than lose the see, if it meant it was flimsy. I would imagine it's either a seem or a wire inside the hood that is needed to keep the shape.

Asmus
04-05-2014, 06:45 PM
I know we're all going to ask the same question at some point, so... Asmus, how tall is Nazgul on Steed in inches? Hopefully it will fit in a detolf.

Let me find out for you

shocktrooper_au
04-05-2014, 06:47 PM
Have we got a price range for the combo yet?

Reinhardt
04-05-2014, 07:11 PM
Very excited about this. So far everything is looking fantastic!

Asmus
04-05-2014, 07:26 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/10014904_10151945790226968_1972978939_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10173640_10151945790231968_1938634329_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/1509676_10151945790301968_937541145_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1.0-9/10155927_10151945790161968_1712345661_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10155324_10151945790246968_665081595_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10153133_10151945790461968_919385310_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10171155_10151945790491968_1387012322_n.jpg

Thorondor_33
04-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Thanks for the pics! I wish the figure came with a regular set of Ringwraith weapons as opposed to just the Witch King's weapons.

A Weathertop or Prancing Pony style base would be a cool secondary base.

The seam on top of the hood isn't to bad and isn't a deal breaker for me, tho I will be looking into ways to hide it haha.

Put me down for one! :)

hoodonit00
04-05-2014, 08:10 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10153133_10151945790461968_919385310_n.jpg

This pic is bad ***. Yup, this is bought too.

Lejuan
04-05-2014, 08:21 PM
The seam is not a deal-breaker for me either, but if it can go without sacrificing shape that'd be great. I much prefer this to ACI's, it captures the character so much better.

Ajkhunter
04-05-2014, 09:23 PM
Thanks for the pics! I wish the figure came with a regular set of Ringwraith weapons as opposed to just the Witch King's weapons.

A Weathertop or Prancing Pony style base would be a cool secondary base.

The seam on top of the hood isn't to bad and isn't a deal breaker for me, tho I will be looking into ways to hide it haha.

Put me down for one! :)

No need for a base when you put him on top of his horse! haha

Bucky Underbelly
04-05-2014, 09:54 PM
Yeah, I'm a little disappointed we seem to be getting the Witch King sword again, instead of the standard Wraith sword, which I think is a more interesting design. (I've got my fingers crossed that it just wasn't ready for the proto pictures.)

Even so, I'll still happily grab a couple of these (one with horse and one without). On balance, I think it looks pretty great!

Thorondor_33
04-05-2014, 11:43 PM
No need for a base when you put him on top of his horse! haha

True, but I'll probably end up getting one with the horse and one without. :)

BLNadal
04-06-2014, 12:06 AM
Awesome!

But I think the Morgul Blade is too big..

http://www.council-of-elrond.com/castdb/ringwraith/ringwraith7.jpg

Bucky Underbelly
04-06-2014, 01:47 AM
Awesome!

But I think the Morgul Blade is too big..

http://www.council-of-elrond.com/castdb/ringwraith/ringwraith7.jpg

Wow, you're right. In this pic you can tell it's supposed to be more of a big dagger, but theirs is nearly a full length sword. Dang! Frodo doesn't stand a chance!

Asmus
04-06-2014, 01:50 AM
Yeah, there will be a second sword,
as an accessory for the Nazgul Steed pack,

102637

Photos for the steed will come tomorrow~

Bucky Underbelly
04-06-2014, 01:52 AM
You guys rock.

Seriously.

:clap :yess: :hi5:

paramoremcr88
04-06-2014, 03:22 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10153133_10151945790461968_919385310_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10171155_10151945790491968_1387012322_n.jpg

I love you Asmus.

SurlyJ
04-06-2014, 03:38 AM
****-in A. This thing really does look better than the Dark Rider of Mordor PF.

dwing
04-06-2014, 08:45 AM
STOP IT! I don't want to start collecting again. I come here for a fix, that's it. But no look what a 1/6th dealer is doing to me. So far I've been good but if I start seeing anything Rohirrim I'll be hook'd again.

Thorondor_33
04-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Yeah, there will be a second sword,
as an accessory for the Nazgul Steed pack,

102637

Photos for the steed will come tomorrow~

Cool! Thank you so much. :clap

Wor-Gar
04-06-2014, 11:21 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/10014904_10151945790226968_1972978939_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10173640_10151945790231968_1938634329_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/1509676_10151945790301968_937541145_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1.0-9/10155927_10151945790161968_1712345661_n.jpg


Man, that's a thing of beauty. That makes 5 for me.... 6 with the steed.

Neko
04-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Very impressive, you rock!! :)

SirGor
04-06-2014, 11:57 AM
I Really Don't like the Seam on top of the hood.

Thorondor_33
04-06-2014, 04:05 PM
What will the combo retail for?

Gipetto0812
04-06-2014, 04:30 PM
man this is a thing of beauty! amazing work Asmus :clap

Lejuan
04-06-2014, 05:00 PM
I Really Don't like the Seam on top of the hood.

When I compare the horrible shape of ACI's seamless hood with Asmus' on-point shape it doesn't bother me. Maybe they could remove/relocate the seam and achieve the same shape with wire or some such, but I imagine it wouldn't be so easy.


What will the combo retail for?

Around $200 apparently.

VASith
04-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Looks stunning. Any preorder info yet?

The Josh
04-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Pretty impressive figure.

Invictus Sol
04-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Wow, very impressive! Dammit, trying to stay out of this line but both the figure and the horse look fantastic (loving the red eyes on the horse). Seam doesn't bother me. For whatever reason, I can only see displaying these guys at eye level or above, so it wouldn't be an issue.

BLNadal
04-06-2014, 07:28 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10152515_10151947501871968_2120417452_n.jpg

usswanker
04-06-2014, 09:22 PM
This company and their products are really coming along nicely!

genorules
04-06-2014, 09:30 PM
That's frigging amazing

SithThundercracker
04-06-2014, 10:11 PM
Epic! The morgul blade could be oversised but we must see it in hand, as the witchking sword is way undersized.

Wor-Gar
04-06-2014, 10:22 PM
How many blades are you guys posing him with anyway? If I get the steed, no one will be looking at the shadow on his back. :lol

Ayotli
04-06-2014, 10:28 PM
Is this the first figure in their line? I didn't know anything about this company until now!

Wor-Gar
04-06-2014, 10:43 PM
Is this the first figure in their line? I didn't know anything about this company until now!

5th figure.

WitchKing
Gothmog
Guritz (preorder)
Gandalf the White (preorder)

Lejuan
04-06-2014, 11:12 PM
How many blades are you guys posing him with anyway? If I get the steed, no one will be looking at the shadow on his back. :lol

I don't care if it comes with a sword-shaped stick, I'm getting it.

shdl83
04-07-2014, 12:19 AM
This is so bought.

Asmus
04-07-2014, 12:55 AM
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There are still a sword and a base not yet been made,
so we are taking it slow making announcement

However, my boss requests to post all the photos first hand in here for you guys.
so enjoy!

Lejuan
04-07-2014, 02:22 AM
Wow. It just keeps getting better. :clap

BagginsOfBagEnd
04-07-2014, 02:56 AM
Looks incredible - great work Asmus!! :clap:clap

paramoremcr88
04-07-2014, 03:28 AM
Amazing work Asmus, can't wait for this! :rock

SithThundercracker
04-07-2014, 03:39 AM
Awesome. AWESOME! Is there some light up feature for the eyes or it's just a photograpic effect?

Reinhardt
04-07-2014, 05:26 AM
Looks fantastic! And it comes with a base too?! Wow, it just keeps getting better and better. Articulation looks pretty well hidden on the steed. Can't wait for this.

Agent23
04-07-2014, 06:18 AM
You guys are on a roll ASMUS TOYS! Great figure!


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Asmus
04-07-2014, 06:27 AM
102768102769102770

paramoremcr88
04-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Forget what HT are doing. THIS is amazing, absolutely fantastic :clap :rock

SithThundercracker
04-07-2014, 06:43 AM
I think I'm in for 2. Both on steed. :panic:

jra81984
04-07-2014, 06:43 AM
Wow the Nazgul and Steed look amazing. I need to see what other horse offerings are coming down the line because I only want one, and I almost would prefer Shadowfax or another iconic one.

$300 for the set is not too crazy considering what you get!

mao86
04-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Just an FYI...
BBTS Pre- Order:
$154.99 Nazgul
$174.99 Steed
$299.99 Nazgul and Steed

binghb
04-07-2014, 07:09 AM
one question, what's the height it will be for from the steed's leg to nazgul's head?

jra81984
04-07-2014, 08:02 AM
I want it really but but there is no way I have space for it.

binghb
04-07-2014, 08:04 AM
I want it really but but there is no way I have space for it.

if there's no space, create a space! can't miss this one out dude!:clap

NAZGUL-KING
04-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Combo ordered! This is a freakin' masterpiece!:rock

JonEl
04-07-2014, 08:14 AM
Looks awesome. Already preordered one single and one combo

hoodonit00
04-07-2014, 08:16 AM
It's really great looking and I think I will bite but it's more than I expected it was going to be.

Antonio8
04-07-2014, 09:17 AM
3 ringwraiths on steed ordered

Wor-Gar
04-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Awesome. AWESOME! Is there some light up feature for the eyes or it's just a photograpic effect?

It lights up! YES!

Preordered the two-pack.

carbo-fation
04-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Looks incredible! Congrats!

Mighty_Jabba
04-07-2014, 09:39 AM
I might have to get this. Very impressive!

Wor-Gar
04-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Its hard to imagine a single piece that would better represent the world of LOTR than Nazgul on his Steed.

Lee in MI
04-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Nice pics too...really shows off the figure.

Man! How many of these do I want?!?!? MORE THAN I CAN AFFORD!!

Let me also add that in addition to Asmus interacting directly with us here, their customer service is top notch too! Very responsive and helpful.

superdoug
04-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Great to hear! I haven't had to contact their customer service but it’s good to know just in case.

Hopefully BBTS' price drops a little once some other stores start putting them up for pre-order. Remember how the WK was going up and down for a little while and Gandalf even had some price movement when he first went up for pre-order.
I pre-ordered one combo and one single. I’d like to get more but it’s a lot of money. The good news is a have some time to save up.

Sidious-66
04-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Oh the set is really tempting.

When is it due to be released roughly?

FLOSI
04-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Ouch.... I want this, but with Batman, Robin, Han, Luke, Gandalf, Tauntauns and the Probe Droid my 2014 might be maxed out already. :(

Petrolos
04-07-2014, 10:40 AM
Ok I'm officially in on collecting this line. Can't resist any longer. I love what I see and the company seems to rock, too!

Darklord Dave
04-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Support SSF advertisers! - Up for order now at BBTS -
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Thorondor_33
04-07-2014, 11:30 AM
....I......wow......what a gorgeous piece! A little more expensive than I originally thought, but considering the horse looks REAL I don't think it is an unreasonable price LOL.

I'm going to get one combo for sure, and possibly a single Wraith. :)

SirGor
04-07-2014, 11:50 AM
I Don't like the Seam on top of the hood. :(

darkeyes
04-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Beautiful set, but I am holding out for the Mouth of Sauron, my favorite LOTR character. I am already over budget for this year!

As the steed of the MOS wore armor, I am guessing that set will be in the $350 range due to the increased detailing, but it is a must buy for me.

hoodonit00
04-07-2014, 12:03 PM
I Don't like the Seam on top of the hood. :(
So don't get it? We don't know what the finished product will be but as it is now it is an absolutely fantastic piece. If something as insignificant as that seam is going to ruin the whole figure for you then the choice should be simple. I don't see how they can take a straight piece of fabric without a seam there and drape it around a head and make it look good?

nexus
04-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Ordered the two-pack. Now I'm waiting for some major hero announcements. I wonder if Shadowfax will get made down the road.

SurlyJ
04-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Well for now I ordered two two-packs from bbts. I envision having two nazgul on steeds flanking my witch king. My finances when these come out will determine if I can spend $600, probably won't, but a boy can dream.

Bucky Underbelly
04-07-2014, 12:34 PM
It looks like the horse is covered with flocking, too, giving it a fuzzy texture. That's a nice extra detail. (And it might be helping to disguise the leg joints.)

Bucky Underbelly
04-07-2014, 12:39 PM
I wonder if Shadowfax will get made down the road.

I would bet he's coming at some point.

It would be nice if they did because Blanco, the main horse that played Shadowfax, just passed away this week (http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2014/04/06/88420-in-memory-of-shadowfax/). :monkey2

sixxshooter
04-07-2014, 01:28 PM
Oh my god !!! Just preordered this . Asmus ! You guys are awesome ! Stay on track and keep going strong. Give us a good tru-type body that's easy to pose and hold and you guys will get up there with Hot toys !! I promise .

starscream0
04-07-2014, 02:46 PM
3 ringwraiths on steed ordered

:clap Same here! Thinking of getting more :wink1:

The Ween
04-07-2014, 03:47 PM
So, who's getting nine sets? :lol

Thorondor_33
04-07-2014, 04:23 PM
So, who's getting nine sets? :lol

Haha, not I! While that would be an UNREAL display I could put that $2700 towards other cool LOTR collectibles. I will applaud anyone who does purchase nine combos (I'll probably do some drooling over them all displayed together, too). :clap

Like I said earlier I'll get one combo and one single Wraith, and probably put them into a display with the Witch King figure. I'm thinking Witch King in the middle, Nazgul combo to the WK's right, and the single Wraith to his left. :)

starscream0
04-07-2014, 04:41 PM
Trying to figure out how I want to display these is making my head spin. I preordered 3 sets and 3 nazgul, but I have them in my pile of loot on BBTS so I can change that. So many display options, I don't know what to do!

Wor-Gar
04-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Just watched FOTR and there really is no scene with ALL NINE. First its three, then four at the inn, then five at Weathertop, then at the Arwen chase fly-over shot there is only eight. Is there finally nine at the river? Did that last slouch finally show up? I couldn't find a scene that showed all nine lined up. So best scenes have 3-4-5.

Anyway, three would be fine for those maniacs who want to have a multiple display. I applaud you.

For me, one Ringwraith on his steed (like on the road) is fine. Make that two when he's mounted next to his armored brethren, the Witchking.

Darklord Dave
04-07-2014, 06:02 PM
So, who's getting nine sets? :lol

Yea, I'm getting 9 to display in my wading pool with the wave machine so I can display them getting drenched by the river flood.

starscream0
04-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Wor-Gar, I don't believe all nine were together except at the river, like you said. My thoughts were to display them at weathertop and/or chasing the hobbits on horses and that would not require 9 but I'd like to do multiple scenes. I won't deny I'm a little :cuckoo:

The Ween
04-07-2014, 06:38 PM
Yea, I'm getting 9 to display in my wading pool with the wave machine so I can display them getting drenched by the river flood.

I'm picturing Dave as Arwen spouting Elvish magic at them. :lol

Invictus Sol
04-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Ouch.... I want this, but with Batman, Robin, Han, Luke, Gandalf, Tauntauns and the Probe Droid my 2014 might be maxed out already. :(
I'm in the same boat (down for all the Star Wars stuff on your list, plus a couple other things from RoboCop and Terminator). Damn, this hobby is ruthless on one's wallet. I think I'll have to figure out a way to make at least one horse with rider work, though. It'll make for a very nice display and I think once they sell out they will be very difficult to get.

valgard22
04-07-2014, 07:32 PM
I wonder if the horse can do pose like in the PF Statue like this ?

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/3000841-dark-rider-of-mordor/lg/3000841-dark-rider-of-mordor-001.jpg

Invictus Sol
04-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Hmm, I'm guessing that's a bit ambitious. I wouldn't expect that kind of extreme articulation, especially not without stressing the joints or rubbing off the faux horse hair sheen they seem to have developed for this figure. I'm thinking poses will need to be a bit more gentle than that but I'm sure Asmus will have the definitive answer. I'd be amazed if their horse could replicate that, though.

SurlyJ
04-07-2014, 09:03 PM
I think it's safe to assume now that Asmus only bought the license to do Return of the King figures. I may be wrong, but if I'm not mistaken, we never see the ringwraiths on their steeds in ROTK, so am i assuming that they had to call it Return of the king Nazgul and steed in order to stay within the bounds of their license. Then again, you know what they say about assuming.

Wor-Gar
04-07-2014, 09:10 PM
As long as Ringwraiths are flying around on Fell Beasts I guess it counts.


That said, didn't Asmus say that included in the two-pack would be the standard Nazgul sword? The one with the barbwire-like style? I hope so, I'd like my single Nazgul on steed to be the first Nazgul we see in FOTR... the one who first speaks... the second in command after Witch-King...

Khamul.

SurlyJ
04-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Well exactly, Nazgul are in ROTK, but the steeds aren't, so they had to (I assume they had to) specify they were ROTK Nazgul. If I'm right, this makes a Saruman or Lurtz unlikely. Then again they did say they wanted to do Azog and Uruk-Hai down the line, so I guess they are planning to expand their license.

Lejuan
04-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Its hard to imagine a single piece that would better represent the world of LOTR than Nazgul on his Steed.

I agree - for me the only other LOTR-in-a-single-piece figure would be Gandalf the Grey, though perhaps Gollum can stake a claim there too.

I can't afford to buy into the whole line, so this release is perfect for me.

Wor-Gar
04-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Well exactly, Nazgul are in ROTK, but the steeds aren't, so they had to (I assume they had to) specify they were ROTK Nazgul. If I'm right, this makes a Saruman or Lurtz unlikely. Then again they did say they wanted to do Azog and Uruk-Hai down the line, so I guess they are planning to expand their license.

But they said they are making Saruman and Lurtz. Saruman this year. Saruman was in ROTK anyway.

Not sure why this is under the ROTK heading... doesn't seem to matter or limit what Asmus can do.

SurlyJ
04-07-2014, 09:25 PM
But they said they are making Saruman and Lurtz. Saruman this year. Saruman was in ROTK anyway.

Not sure why this is under the ROTK heading... doesn't seem to matter or limit what Asmus can do.

Oh yeah, forgot he was in the beginning of the extended edition. Lurtz wasn't though. I could be wrong about their license, I just find it weird that it specifies Return of the King Nazgul. Seems to be no other reason for that really. I suspected their license was only for ROTK, or that they atleast preferred to focus on it, because of the decisions to do Gothmog and Guritz.

Wor-Gar
04-07-2014, 09:32 PM
Yeah, I thought they would change to the various films depending on the character. Maybe they just don't have the FOTR logo yet for graphics.

I definitely want this, Saruman and Lurtz for the first film. A Sauron would be crazy as would a Balrog... but if you can make Hulk... :)

Bucky Underbelly
04-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Hmm. I doubt they only got the license for one movie. (I'm not sure it would even be available like that.) My guess is that it's just an oversight. We've seen Asmus have some issues with English translations and copy editing before.

SurlyJ
04-07-2014, 10:48 PM
Might be, but you better believe that licenses are available for individual movies. Everything is licensed down to very fine details (for example NECA can buy the marvel 18" license, but not the 12" license, which is different than buying a 6" license, a 3.75" license). I'm sure a company can buy a ubiquitous LOTR movie license, but it would cost much more than getting the license for a single movie, which would make more sense for a small company like Asmus. Buy the license for one movie, get in the market and make their mark before ponying up for the other movie licenses.

Bucky Underbelly
04-07-2014, 11:28 PM
You're absolutely right, licenses are regularly sliced and diced into ultra specific categories. Especially when it comes to the category of collectible (1/6, busts, t-shirts, bobble-heads, etc.) I actually work in the legal department of a "major media company" and I've seen these kinds of license agreements up close and personal.

But in this case, my guess is, it's unlikely that NL/WB licensed out 1/6 figures from only one of those movies. LOTR is generally treated as a single property when it comes to licensing these days. (In the early days, they were separated more because all three movies hadn't come out yet.)

If they wanted to do a smaller, cheaper license, it's somewhat more likely that they'd just limit the number of figures they could make, rather than limit the movie they could be from.

I don't have any inside info on this specific contract, but that's my guess.

amvmm
04-08-2014, 06:05 AM
Should i be worried with the body beneath the cloak? Will it hold the weapons properly? I have 0 experience handling an Asmus Toy. A little feedback will be welcome :)

hoodonit00
04-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Should i be worried with the body beneath the cloak? Will it hold the weapons properly? I have 0 experience handling an Asmus Toy. A little feedback will be welcome :)
Asmus is supposed to be designing their own body that will resolve the issues The Witch King had. Fingers crossed.

amvmm
04-08-2014, 06:38 AM
^^ Thanks ! I will wait then for some news and reviews before placing my order.

JonEl
04-08-2014, 06:49 AM
They said Aragorn would be in his strider fellowship costume so they seem to have them all. It's probably just because all the others so far where rotk

hoodonit00
04-08-2014, 07:49 AM
^^ Thanks ! I will wait then for some news and reviews before placing my order.
I think either Gandalf or Guritz will have the new body so we should know how it is before the Nazgul hits. If you want this though I would be keeping a close watch on it. Of all the LOTR figures Asmus is releasing I think this one could be the one to sell out.

ETA After checking the specs on this figure on the Asmus website it says it will have the Kaustik Plastik body that is supposed to be better than the one on The Witch King.

binghb
04-08-2014, 07:56 AM
how's the leather like on asmus' figures ? are they easy to crack like hot toys'?

Thorondor_33
04-08-2014, 10:00 AM
They said Aragorn would be in his strider fellowship costume so they seem to have them all. It's probably just because all the others so far where rotk

That's to bad, as that is the same garb the Sideshow sixth scale figure was in. I was hoping for his Amon Hen garb, with Narsil as an extra accessory to replicate his Paths of the Dead look. My second choice would have been his Black Gates garb.

hoodonit00
04-08-2014, 10:12 AM
That's to bad, as that is the same garb the Sideshow sixth scale figure was in. I was hoping for his Amon Hen garb, with Narsil as an extra accessory to replicate his Paths of the Dead look. My second choice would have been his Black Gates garb.
Don't quote me on this but IIRC their spokesman said he would bounce the idea around to higher ups about including some extras to be able to make Battle Of Helms Deep Aragorn. Being as Aragorn is probably my favorite character and it's taking so long for any reveal I'm hoping they are doing a bang up job on him.

JonEl
04-08-2014, 11:03 AM
I actually would prefer rotk Aragorn, if prefer his king outfit but would go for the black gate outfit too

SirGor
04-08-2014, 11:27 AM
So don't get it? We don't know what the finished product will be but as it is now it is an absolutely fantastic piece. If something as insignificant as that seam is going to ruin the whole figure for you then the choice should be simple. I don't see how they can take a straight piece of fabric without a seam there and drape it around a head and make it look good?


I'm Taking your advice and not buying it because of you thanks for the help.

hoodonit00
04-08-2014, 11:37 AM
I'm Taking your advice and not buying it because of you thanks for the help.
Glad I could be of assistance. Figuring you *****ed about the same thing twice in a couple pages you may need some help making your mind up.

SirGor
04-08-2014, 02:01 PM
I Still Don't like the Seam on top of the hood. :gah:

Malgus
04-08-2014, 02:51 PM
I need to see some brighter pictures to see if the joints on the horse is visible.

Lejuan
04-08-2014, 03:21 PM
I Still Don't like the Seam on top of the hood. :gah:

You're the dude who didn't shag Scarlett Johansson in college because of that mole on her neck.


I need to see some brighter pictures to see if the joints on the horse is visible.

The joints will be visible, no doubt. In a neutral pose they will be least visible.

The Ween
04-08-2014, 04:38 PM
You're the dude who didn't shag Scarlett Johansson in college because of that mole on her neck.



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Jeremy Renner has those creepy looking fingers of his and I'd still shag him! I'd just make him wear gloves. :lol

Darklord Dave
04-08-2014, 06:14 PM
I think either Gandalf or Guritz will have the new body so we should know how it is before the Nazgul hits. If you want this though I would be keeping a close watch on it. Of all the LOTR figures Asmus is releasing I think this one could be the one to sell out.

ETA After checking the specs on this figure on the Asmus website it says it will have the Kaustik Plastik body that is supposed to be better than the one on The Witch King.

They've said that with Guritz they're experimenting with a lower price point and the I assume that means that the body will be the same as Gothmog or worse.


You're absolutely right, licenses are regularly sliced and diced into ultra specific categories. Especially when it comes to the category of collectible (1/6, busts, t-shirts, bobble-heads, etc.) I actually work in the legal department of a "major media company" and I've seen these kinds of license agreements up close and personal.

But in this case, my guess is, it's unlikely that NL/WB licensed out 1/6 figures from only one of those movies. LOTR is generally treated as a single property when it comes to licensing these days. (In the early days, they were separated more because all three movies hadn't come out yet.)

If they wanted to do a smaller, cheaper license, it's somewhat more likely that they'd just limit the number of figures they could make, rather than limit the movie they could be from.

I don't have any inside info on this specific contract, but that's my guess.

They have mentioned that characters from The Hobbit are possible, so it sounds like the license is pretty broad.

SirGor
04-08-2014, 06:26 PM
:gah::gah::gah:

SurlyJ
04-08-2014, 06:50 PM
They have mentioned that characters from The Hobbit are possible, so it sounds like the license is pretty broad.

Possible if they get the extra license...

But yeah, the license for LOTR universe may be pretty broad for all we know.

Asmus
04-09-2014, 06:52 AM
103112

Thorondor_33
04-09-2014, 08:45 AM
There should be some good pose options with articulation like that. I think the Dark Rider PF pose isn't out of the question, either.

Kuzeh
04-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Man… this looks amazing… the horse… wow…
I might end up getting one with steed and 2 single ones…
I hope! :pray:

Malgus
04-09-2014, 01:59 PM
I have the Which King and I also have Gandalf on order. I will pass on the horse because of the visible joints. Did the horse really need articulaton...wiith the cost of ugly visible joints?

starscream0
04-09-2014, 02:09 PM
I have the Which King and I also have Gandalf on order. I will pass on the horse because of the visible joints. Did the horse really need articulaton...wiith the cost of ugly visible joints?

I don't think the joints are going to be that noticeable. With the cloak of the rider and the riding gear on the horse, the hip & shoulder joints probably won't show that much at all. For those buying multiple horses, I think it's important to have some articulation so that they all don't have the same pose.

Lejuan
04-09-2014, 02:39 PM
The whole point of 1/6 action figures is that they're articulated. A horse without articulation is a statue.

Wor-Gar
04-09-2014, 02:44 PM
^^^ was just going to say that. Also, what if the static pose isn't something you like? Lots of "limitations" for non-articulated figures as well.

I'm going to make the "cut" joints work in my favor -- I'm going to bloody them up so they look like actual cuts. :)

Lejuan
04-09-2014, 03:08 PM
I don't have the kahunas to mod my figures like that, but that's a great idea to disguise the joints - it'd really work with the character.

I have a Dragon horse that I've 'set and forget' in a neutral pose since I got it - but it took a lot of experimenting with poses to get that perfect neutral pose :lol

Invictus Sol
04-09-2014, 03:16 PM
There should be some good pose options with articulation like that. I think the Dark Rider PF pose isn't out of the question, either.
I don't think so. The hind legs can only go so far back before they hit the hindquarters. Think you'd be able to get a mild leaping pose, but not a full on rearing horse, like in the PF.



I have the Which King and I also have Gandalf on order. I will pass on the horse because of the visible joints. Did the horse really need articulaton...wiith the cost of ugly visible joints?

The whole point of 1/6 action figures is that they're articulated. A horse without articulation is a statue.
I think this was a good compromise and with the that shiny fake horse hair they're putting on, I bet it will conceal the joints pretty well (my only concern would be the horse hair getting rubbed off at the joints, over time). Add to that the cloak, riding gear (as starscream mentions) and some favourable lighting, and it will probably be near invisible.

Still, I get the attraction of no articulation, too. In this case, I think it works, but I feel Sideshow got it right for both the Dewback and Tauntaun. I'm happier with both as statues than I would be if they'd tried to add articulation.

sixxshooter
04-09-2014, 05:30 PM
Holy cats !! Just fantastic

hoodonit00
04-10-2014, 08:33 AM
Is the 299.99 price that all the dealers are pricing this set at the MSRP? I wonder if there is any chance of it being cheaper?

Henry Morgan*
04-10-2014, 08:59 AM
That horse has articulation then?

Bucky Underbelly
04-10-2014, 09:02 AM
That horse has articulation then?

Yup. If you scroll back a few posts, Asmus posted a pic of an unpainted horse to show where the articulation is.

Geb
04-10-2014, 01:05 PM
Urban Samurai (urbansamuraihobbies.com - canadian outfit, but prices in US) has this for cheaper...only $229...anyone buy from them before? I would definitely cancel my BBTS order if I can get this for $70 CHEAPER!

PLUS their estimated shipping is only $8! DEAL!

hoodonit00
04-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Urban Samurai (urbansamuraihobbies.com - canadian outfit, but prices in US) has this for cheaper...only $229...anyone buy from them before? I would definitely cancel my BBTS order if I can get this for $70 CHEAPER!

PLUS their estimated shipping is only $8! DEAL!
Whoa! That's why I was asking about MSRP. There is another dealer who has it for 270.00.

Lejuan
04-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Urban Samurai (urbansamuraihobbies.com - canadian outfit, but prices in US) has this for cheaper...only $229...anyone buy from them before? I would definitely cancel my BBTS order if I can get this for $70 CHEAPER!

PLUS their estimated shipping is only $8! DEAL!

Are you sure that's shipping to the US? Sounds really cheap for Canada Post.

I found it for $250 at a XL-Shop on my corner of the world, but it's money up front and no shipping estimate.

binghb
04-10-2014, 05:11 PM
I got mine at usd243 including shipment here . :)

superdoug
04-10-2014, 06:00 PM
I got mine at usd243 including shipment here . :)

Where is here?

Dingobuzz269
04-10-2014, 06:24 PM
I'm also curious about Urban Samurai, I quoted a price, and it said $7 something for shipping, and it was USD, so... $240 shipped? Can anyone who's in the US that's used that site verify that shipping will really be that cheap???