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Wor-Gar
03-31-2016, 09:57 AM
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Stark Resilient
03-31-2016, 10:28 AM
Lurtz?

hoodonit00
03-31-2016, 10:31 AM
Lurtz?

I wish but I think it's Grishnahk.

Wor-Gar
03-31-2016, 10:43 AM
Definitely looks like Grishnakh with those teeth.

I will correct the title once we know for certain.

Sankari
03-31-2016, 10:44 AM
Can't wait to have an orc army next to gothmog ,the witch king , sauron and saruman

As much as I love Tolkien, the movie trilogy design's were marvellous, for the evil characters. The haradrim and rhunnic armies were too.

Just a coincidence, today I weathered gothmog yet again, made his clothing darker. Fantastic figure. Just snatched Guritz last week. Congrats Asmus

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Wor-Gar
03-31-2016, 10:49 AM
Looking good, Sankari.


There's a slight chance this could also be Sharku, IF Asmus flipped the picture to through us off. Would be exciting IF they also developed a Warg for him to ride.



I'm still going with Grishnakh though. Seems the most likely with the mouth shape.

Sankari
03-31-2016, 11:02 AM
Looking good, Sankari.


There's a slight chance this could also be Sharku, IF Asmus flipped the picture to through us off. Would be exciting IF they also developed a Warg for him to ride.



I'm still going with Grishnakh though. Seems the most likely with the mouth shape.

Well, Sharku and Snaga are a different breed, they're slave orcs, whereas Grishnashk is a regular morgul orc, each breed in the movie has different teeth. Sharku and Snaga's teeth are very different from say, a snaga orc( the breed) or an uruk hai. It could be. I`m just speculating on the shape.

Ninersphan
03-31-2016, 02:20 PM
Yes yes, Orcs are nice,
But darn it Asmus, we wants the Hobbitses. Lets get on Sam and Frodo, and get your shipment of Merry and Pippen to BBTS!!

TripleCP
03-31-2016, 02:34 PM
Wonder what kind of body they'd use for Grishnakh? He's about mid-way between Hobbit and human height but kind of stooped over and long armed.

Sankari
03-31-2016, 03:15 PM
Yes yes, Orcs are nice,
But darn it Asmus, we wants the Hobbitses. Lets get on Sam and Frodo, and get your shipment of Merry and Pippen to BBTS!!

Hahaha, I want orcs, not hobbits :D

superdoug
03-31-2016, 03:36 PM
I don't think it's Grishnashk or Sharku. It looks more like the leader of Saruman's raiding party. The one that "fights" with Grishnahk and is taking the hobbits to Isengaurd unspoiled. In the book he was always the leader of that group of Uruk Hai but Peter created Lurtz to be the leader probably so he could die at the end of Felloeship. I could also see this being the Mordor Uruk that takes the mithril shirt. He has a name too but I cannot remember it. Of course it could just be some army builder instead of a named one.

Wor-Gar
03-31-2016, 03:42 PM
You mean Ugluk?

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/lotr/images/6/68/Ugl%C3%BAk.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20061222135218



Unlikely. Why would Asmus make Ugluk before Lurtz..?

Lurtz is being held off due to body development. So Grishnakh is more likely being human sized.

hobbitjedi
03-31-2016, 03:42 PM
Looks like the mordor Orc lieutenant to me, the one with the skull on top of his head?

Wor-Gar
03-31-2016, 03:43 PM
Looks like the mordor Orc lieutenant to me, the one with the skull on top of his head?

That's Guritz and they already made that one.

Asmus
03-31-2016, 09:03 PM
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Yes, Wor-Gar~

It is Grishnaksh~

Wor-Gar
03-31-2016, 09:10 PM
:clap :clap :clap

Pleasant surprise! You know I love me my villains!


The outfit alone is going to be spectacular!


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TripleCP
03-31-2016, 09:26 PM
A pleasant surprise indeed. Didn't really expect to see this particular character, although he is a perfect companion piece to Merry & Pippin.

Hope Ugluk is in the works too (ideally with a helmeted alternate head so he can double as a generic Uruk Scout).

Radagaster
03-31-2016, 11:29 PM
Oh boy. Asmus is on a roll! No representation yet of this bad boy, so this is great news.

PG1973
04-01-2016, 02:40 AM
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We need this orc too... to ask why they cant have meat.

superdoug
04-01-2016, 04:31 AM
Hmmmmm probably one of bad guys I am the least excited about but for some reason I am still super excited. Yeah Asmus is practically getting my entire hobby budget at this point.

Travis Baumann
04-01-2016, 09:59 AM
Meat's back on the menu boys!

Wor-Gar
04-01-2016, 10:11 AM
"What about their legs? They don't need those. Ooh! They look tasty!"

nexus
04-01-2016, 12:24 PM
I'll get one or two orcs, as well as Lurtz. Still waiting for word on Arwen and Galadriel.

jankatana
04-01-2016, 12:52 PM
Theres a lot lot lot of work to be done on this figure. Hope Asmus pull it off

Wor-Gar
04-01-2016, 01:44 PM
Theres a lot lot lot of work to be done on this figure. Hope Asmus pull it off

He's definitely got a complex outfit, fools you at first glance. I hope they use real "feathers" or whatever that tangled mess is on his shoulders that give him the Vulture look.

rjszar
04-01-2016, 03:29 PM
It's nice to see them doing such a diverse array of characters, but for crying out loud, how's about finishing Legolas before announcing a dozen other figures. When was he first teased?

Stark Resilient
04-01-2016, 03:36 PM
"What about their legs? They don't need those. Ooh! They look tasty!"

This is the most quoted scene in the movies among my friends and I.. I may have to get this guy based on that principle alone.

Keegan
04-01-2016, 04:01 PM
Nice! I hope he comes with Treebeard's foot. Anti-base.

superdoug
04-01-2016, 05:47 PM
This is the most quoted scene in the movies among my friends and I.. I may have to get this guy based on that principle alone.

My wife for some reason likes to say this quote "We ain't had nothing but maggoty bread for three stinking days!"

cmiller99
04-01-2016, 07:03 PM
My favourite is "they're fressshshshshshs".

Asmus
04-01-2016, 08:11 PM
Looks like everyone is having fun and love this part of the movie~!

:clap

Wor-Gar
04-01-2016, 09:54 PM
Hoping for more pictures of Grishnakh soon....

The_Darkness_Predator
04-02-2016, 03:23 AM
I am happy to see another 1/6 Orc option. :hi5:


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We need this orc too... to ask why they cant have meat.

:exactly:

:orc

JonEl
04-02-2016, 03:52 AM
Excited

Stark Resilient
04-02-2016, 10:04 AM
Looks like everyone is having fun and love this part of the movie~!

:clap

Are you guys gonna do more orcs from this scene? Because I might be in some serious trouble...

Stark Resilient
04-02-2016, 10:04 AM
my favourite is "they're fressshshshshshs".

they are not for eating!

mikvnd
04-02-2016, 10:58 AM
"What about their legs? They don't need those" love this guy.

MaxGoof
04-02-2016, 09:25 PM
Great choice! Grisnakh will be great to pair with Merry & Pippin!

Any chance he'll come with a new head for Merry, Asmus?

PG1973
04-03-2016, 02:02 AM
Any chance he'll come with a new head for Merry, Asmus?
I wouldn't count on it.

Wor-Gar
04-03-2016, 09:01 AM
I don't think they can keep making new heads.

Besides, I wouldn't want to have to constantly update every figure on my shelf if they did. At a certain point, like you did with your Kenner Star Wars toys, you have to say "it is what it is" and be happy you have a representation.

hoodonit00
04-03-2016, 09:30 AM
I don't think they can keep making new heads.

Besides, I wouldn't want to have to constantly update every figure on my shelf if they did. At a certain point, like you did with your Kenner Star Wars toys, you have to say "it is what it is" and be happy you have a representation.
Really well put.

TripleCP
04-03-2016, 09:50 AM
An update pack for Merry & Pippin with more cheerful facial expressions along with their pre-Lorien cloaks & swords is the most realistic option. If anything, Merry turned out a little less angry looking than initial previews, so it's not like the the cases of Gandalf the White or Tauriel where something went wrong during production. I also still hope that we'll see a armored version of both eventually.

If Grishnakh were to include a second head, it ought to be his own Fangorn look when he had black blood around his mouth (was he wounded in the Rohirrim raid or was that Snaga's blood?)

Wor-Gar
04-03-2016, 10:03 AM
Considering the work required to make his outfit accurate, I wouldn't count on a second head for Grishnakh. Adding blood will be up to you.

I simply hope Asmus takes as much care with Grishnakh's outfit as they did with Aragorn or Gandalf the Grey. They are getting too good lately to make it as simple as they did Guritz several years back.

Wor-Gar
04-03-2016, 10:04 AM
Really well put.

Thank you.

TripleCP
04-03-2016, 10:09 AM
Considering the work required to make his outfit accurate, I wouldn't count on a second head for Grishnakh. Adding blood will be up to you.

I simply hope Asmus takes as much care with Grishnakh's outfit as they did with Aragorn or Gandalf the Grey. They are getting too good lately to make it as simple as they did Guritz several years back.

Agreed...not really expecting a switch out head at all. The outfit will be key on this guy.

MaxGoof
04-03-2016, 02:22 PM
I don't think they can keep making new heads.

Besides, I wouldn't want to have to constantly update every figure on my shelf if they did. At a certain point, like you did with your Kenner Star Wars toys, you have to say "it is what it is" and be happy you have a representation.

They don't need to keep making new heads--they just need to make ones for characters folks waited over a decade for and then got "pissed-off" heads for that don't capture the spirit of the character at all. The Merry head has been almost universally critcized, so "it is what it is" isn't going to cut it in this instance.

And who said it needed to be free? If Asmus wants to charge for it as an accessory with another figure or in an accessory pack, that's fine. In fact, it's great. I think there's enough complaints about those hobbits to sell an accessory pack with alt heads and more accessories. But if Asmus wanted to just charge an extra 10 bucks and include a head with Grisnakh, I'd be perfectly happy with that too.

Sankari
04-03-2016, 03:45 PM
Yeah, I agree with Wor-Gar. They have to step up on the quality. I bought some parts for Guritz, and just dressing a body, it tore up , most of the armor pieces were badly glued , so I agree, the way to keep Asmus interesting is to keep improving, like they have. Saruman had a fantastic outfit and acessories, plus a fantastic headsculpt and hair ( the belt and boots were a little disappointing)

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I`m making my own version of Guritz. its still all WIP, might remake the banner ( because the movie version had no relation to the eye of sauron, described in the books), plus I found the scythe and skull on top of the helmet to be too cartoony, so I might make him a visor and other accessories down the line.

Wor-Gar
04-03-2016, 03:57 PM
They don't need to keep making new heads--they just need to make ones for characters folks waited over a decade for and then got "pissed-off" heads for that don't capture the spirit of the character at all. The Merry head has been almost universally critcized, so "it is what it is" isn't going to cut it in this instance.

And who said it needed to be free? If Asmus wants to charge for it as an accessory with another figure or in an accessory pack, that's fine. In fact, it's great. I think there's enough complaints about those hobbits to sell an accessory pack with alt heads and more accessories. But if Asmus wanted to just charge an extra 10 bucks and include a head with Grisnakh, I'd be perfectly happy with that too.

I re-read this post a number of times but just can't get the 'entitled' attitude out of the read.

If every company had to redo their work based on opinion then they likely wouldn't start the effort to begin with. Even if they came up with a head you like, I'm certain there would be others who feel its wrong. I know you've been around here long enough to see that its very hard to please people. Granted the expression on the one figure you mentioned isn't the ideal, it is a good likeness of the actor who portrays the character. A lot of people don't like HT's Han Solo or Ben Kenobi but no one is asking them to redo it. I think the fact that Asmus has made efforts to fix past work is now beginning to bite them in the ass. You guys keep this up, and like all other companies before them, they will go silent, leave this site and stop awarding people with fixes.

And willing to cough up an extra $10 for a 2nd head? On a $200 figure, you think the head is only worth $10?

jankatana
04-03-2016, 11:51 PM
Anyone who spends $200 is entitled to have a say how the finished product turns out. Merry i wanted to put back in the box, asmus know my opinion so dont need to repeat it. We love asmus and lotr, so getting the basics right needs to be consistent. Some characters deserve to be revisited with an upgrade, most turn out just fine. Once this line finishes it may not be picked up again for a long time. What we have on our shelves will be asmus lotr legacy, even if that means a new head or two itll be something worth while in the end.

SithThundercracker
04-04-2016, 01:20 AM
I don't have them in hand but I like Merry's grumpy face...it reminds me when he asks Frodo why the Nazgul are chasing them or whe he says to Pippin "there will be no Shire". :dunno

alienfreak88
04-04-2016, 02:34 AM
Anyone who spends $200 is entitled to have a say how the finished product turns out. Merry i wanted to put back in the box, asmus know my opinion so dont need to repeat it. We love asmus and lotr, so getting the basics right needs to be consistent. Some characters deserve to be revisited with an upgrade, most turn out just fine. Once this line finishes it may not be picked up again for a long time. What we have on our shelves will be asmus lotr legacy, even if that means a new head or two itll be something worth while in the end.

why would you send $200 on a figure that you dont like?:clap

jankatana
04-04-2016, 02:52 AM
why would you send $200 on a figure that you dont like?:clap


Im talking about final product in hand, that makes all the difference especially if its somewhat changed from preview

PG1973
04-04-2016, 04:08 AM
Why doesn't anyone ever demand new head sculpts from any other company? There are some really bad ones out there, so I don't understand this demand that asmus do new sculpts for almost everything.. no one is forcing anyone to buy any of it. I passed on both Aragorns because I wasn't satisfied with either of them, and I wanted that character really bad. I don't see anything wrong with the merry figure that justifies a new sculpt. I would understand if it was weird like the Tauriel issue, but it seems to me like some people just aren't happy with the expression.. Waa. If your not sure about spending $200 on a figure based on the look of the proto pics, wait until in hand pictures show up.

superdoug
04-04-2016, 04:57 AM
True. Sideshow did not send a replacement sculpt for their Drake figure or body for their first Indy. Hot Toys didn't send out a replacement sculpt for their Indy and Star Ace isn't doing it for Snape.

It's always a risk to do a pre-order. Most do not match the prototypes regardless of the company or price point. I am extremely grateful for Asmus going the extra mile and doing things like replacement bodies, forearms, etc. but they are not required to do so and should not be crucified if they don't offer free re-dos.

jankatana
04-04-2016, 06:21 AM
Asmus are awesome to us lot. Its not likely any other company would bother adding hair to hobbit feet, love that detail btw. I agree no freebies for personal preference n such, unless the factory muck something up big time then something needs to be done, just because other companies dont bother to fix issues doesnt make it right. Asmus are forging a new standard, thats a company worth supporting for sure, despite inevitable bumps along the way.
IMHO a purchasable upgrade kit with swords, capes, accessories, heads would be a grand idea, but not free of course. 1/6 scale pint tankards, lembas bread, carrots and various stolen veg could be awesome.
Sorry for going a bit of topic

Travis Baumann
04-04-2016, 10:37 AM
IMHO a purchasable upgrade kit with swords, capes, accessories, heads would be a grand idea, but not free of course. 1/6 scale pint tankards, lembas bread, carrots and various stolen veg could be awesome.

This would be awesome and sort of inline with a proposed idea from the beginning of troop builder sets with armor etc. I know that got sort of derailed due to the demand of actual characters since the scope is so epic but it would be neat to get some kits of stuff like this.

I personally am ok with the expression on the Hobbits as it beats a vacant stare. It will work well with this new Orc too if you pose them all together.

I am curious what expression they go with for the Orc, he went through quite a bit of emotional changes himself.

Wor-Gar
04-04-2016, 05:06 PM
George...? Please oh please can we have another Grishnakh tease...?

:pray:

Lee in MI
04-05-2016, 04:09 PM
True. Sideshow did not send a replacement sculpt for their Drake figure or body for their first Indy. Hot Toys didn't send out a replacement sculpt for their Indy and Star Ace isn't doing it for Snape.

It's always a risk to do a pre-order. Most do not match the prototypes regardless of the company or price point. I am extremely grateful for Asmus going the extra mile and doing things like replacement bodies, forearms, etc. but they are not required to do so and should not be crucified if they don't offer free re-dos.

What's that? Someone's gotta pay for it.

Good points all around SD:lecture

Asmus
04-06-2016, 01:32 AM
True. Sideshow did not send a replacement sculpt for their Drake figure or body for their first Indy. Hot Toys didn't send out a replacement sculpt for their Indy and Star Ace isn't doing it for Snape.

It's always a risk to do a pre-order. Most do not match the prototypes regardless of the company or price point. I am extremely grateful for Asmus going the extra mile and doing things like replacement bodies, forearms, etc. but they are not required to do so and should not be crucified if they don't offer free re-dos.

Thank you.

Asmus
04-06-2016, 01:40 AM
As promised !

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denrep-lilium
04-06-2016, 01:54 AM
That's quite impressive!
It is a huge step up in comparison to previous orcs!
BRAVO, Asmus!:clap:clap:clap:

SithThundercracker
04-06-2016, 02:02 AM
Beautiful. Just beautiful.

PG1973
04-06-2016, 02:21 AM
Wow.. That looks really good. He's going to put a maggot hole in my wallet.

zombini
04-06-2016, 03:11 AM
must...resist...:drool

hoodonit00
04-06-2016, 03:18 AM
must...resist...:drool

Nah just give in, it will be ok. Looks great Asmus.

SithThundercracker
04-06-2016, 03:28 AM
must...resist...:drool

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zombini
04-06-2016, 03:47 AM
those really help :rotfl

jankatana
04-06-2016, 04:14 AM
As promised !

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Oh my giddy Orc! That is freakin AMAZING :D Well done Asmus

dwing
04-06-2016, 04:44 AM
Wow! so much life in that pic.

cmiller99
04-06-2016, 04:53 AM
God damn that looks good. :rock

Travis Baumann
04-06-2016, 08:38 AM
Hell Yeah! Good job. If production looks like that - home run.

Wor-Gar
04-06-2016, 09:29 AM
As promised !

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Holy moly!!!! That's amazing! Simply amazing....!!! :clap

Gipetto0812
04-06-2016, 10:20 AM
As promised !

257022

holy crap that's amazing!

commanderwolf
04-06-2016, 10:21 AM
that is completely sick!!!! Awsome job:clap:clap:clap

TripleCP
04-06-2016, 11:37 AM
I almost posted yesterday that we should manage our expectations for this and other second- or third-tier characters like Guritz, etc. Glad I didn't, as this looks great!

Hellion
04-06-2016, 12:00 PM
Wow, if the actual figure comes out that good this could very well be your best yet! Well done Asmus!

Sankari
04-06-2016, 12:26 PM
He looks perfect !
Such an improvement on Guritz and Gothmog ( and I have both)!
The evil side is much more interesting to me, on a design standpoint. I enjoy the characters , like Bilbo, Frodo etc. But they're just "regular people"
Orcs, Nazgul , Trolls, Uruks , Sauron - thats the real fun ( on a display standpoint) ! So I heartily applaud Asmus for going with these evil characters, even if minor ones like Guritz and Grishnįkh !
Thank you Asmus, you`re delivering :D
Just a sidenote , the name for the orc in question is Grishnįkh , I noticed a little spelling mistake :D

lurpdog101
04-06-2016, 12:41 PM
As promised !

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oh......WOW. That is beautiful!!!! I am so so glad I decided to start collecting this line!!!!

hoodonit00
04-06-2016, 12:48 PM
Looks like the figure is about complete. Are we going to see a full reveal soon Asmus?

PG1973
04-06-2016, 12:56 PM
The evil side is much more interesting to me, on a design standpoint. I enjoy the characters , like Bilbo, Frodo etc. But they're just "regular people"
Orcs, Nazgul , Trolls, Uruks , Sauron - thats the real fun ( on a display standpoint) ! So I heartily applaud Asmus for going with these evil characters, even if minor ones like Guritz and Grishnįkh !
Thank You
:exactly:

CanadianBrandon
04-06-2016, 01:01 PM
Dammit! I told myself I was going to skip this one... "DON'T TEMPT ME FRODO!"

Wor-Gar
04-06-2016, 01:50 PM
He looks perfect !
Such an improvement on Guritz and Gothmog ( and I have both)!
The evil side is much more interesting to me, on a design standpoint. I enjoy the characters , like Bilbo, Frodo etc. But they're just "regular people"
Orcs, Nazgul , Trolls, Uruks , Sauron - thats the real fun ( on a display standpoint) ! So I heartily applaud Asmus for going with these evil characters, even if minor ones like Guritz and Grishnįkh !
Thank you Asmus, you`re delivering :D
Just a sidenote , the name for the orc in question is Grishnįkh , I noticed a little spelling mistake :D

Agreed!

This figure looks like it might blow away everything before it... and a solid contest against Gandalf.

JonEl
04-06-2016, 01:56 PM
Looks outstanding!

Bucky Underbelly
04-06-2016, 02:06 PM
This looks FANTASTIC!

Bravo, Asmus! :clap

My only quibble -- and mind you this is based solely on ONE photo from ONE angle -- is the placement of the eyes. If they were angled over to one side or angled downward (with some white showing above), he might look a little more intimidating and creepy. But the straight ahead placement makes him look just a little bit like a worried old man.

That's a TINY suggestion but I think it could make him look even better.

That said, I would be more than happy if he looked like this out of the box!

hoodonit00
04-06-2016, 02:09 PM
My only quibble is he's going to look so much better than Gothmog and Guritz.:wink1:

gideon
04-06-2016, 02:13 PM
Great. I will buy this and all the baddies you make.

Love them.

Stryker2011
04-06-2016, 03:34 PM
This could very well be my first Orc. Fantastic job.

Wor-Gar
04-06-2016, 04:55 PM
My only quibble is he's going to look so much better than Gothmog and Guritz.:wink1:

Ha! Yeah, I almost wish they held off on Gothmog until now -- he'd look insane now.

But this is most promising for characters like Lurtz and Mouth of Sauron.

hoodonit00
04-06-2016, 05:28 PM
Ha! Yeah, I almost wish they held off on Gothmog until now -- he'd look insane now.

But this is most promising for characters like Lurtz and Mouth of Sauron.

Good point. Can you imagine Lurtz with this level of detail?

superdoug
04-06-2016, 06:16 PM
Can you imagine a group of individual looking orcs at this level of detail? Amazing even with only one photo to go by.

Sankari
04-06-2016, 07:13 PM
Good point. Can you imagine Lurtz with this level of detail?

I`m glad then, that Lurtz isn't done yet, so we can expect improvements on the next figures :)

Hopefully they add a little finesse on Thranduil, and maybe some elven warriors

Lee in MI
04-06-2016, 08:17 PM
Jeebus!!! That looks amazing!!!

alienfreak88
04-06-2016, 10:51 PM
amazing sculpt!! my first orc!!

gideon
04-07-2016, 04:32 AM
As promised !

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OMG!!!!! Is this the actual figure and not a photo of the actual actor in the film? It is simply amazing!!!!!

I love the figures I already have from you - Morgul Lord, Gothmog and Guritz/Skully and have ordered Mouth of Sauron and am looking forward to that. But this looks to have taken this art form and elevated it to an entirely new level.

There are advantages you get with your format that go beyond a simply poly statue and it looks like you finally achieved perfection.

This is a must have.

How about a catapult roll from FIVE ARMIES? Or the Stumpy troll who brought down the tower Legolas was on?

The_Darkness_Predator
04-07-2016, 04:39 AM
Awesome! I want an Orc army. :)

gideon
04-07-2016, 04:41 AM
He looks perfect !
Such an improvement on Guritz and Gothmog ( and I have both)!
The evil side is much more interesting to me, on a design standpoint. I enjoy the characters , like Bilbo, Frodo etc. But they're just "regular people"
Orcs, Nazgul , Trolls, Uruks , Sauron - thats the real fun ( on a display standpoint) ! So I heartily applaud Asmus for going with these evil characters, even if minor ones like Guritz and Grishnįkh !
Thank you Asmus, you`re delivering :D
Just a sidenote , the name for the orc in question is Grishnįkh , I noticed a little spelling mistake :D

Have to say you could have written my post for me as I feel the exact someway about the baddies and the regular characters.

The Ween
04-07-2016, 08:03 AM
He's really cool. :clap

jankatana
04-08-2016, 01:50 AM
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SithThundercracker
04-08-2016, 02:03 AM
There should be another piece on the leg over the knee (and I could swear the leg armor is what I received as build an orc with Saruman) and probably I'll dye/weather the clothes, but overall this is very good: gorgeous sculpt, several layers of complex materials...I like what I see.

Edit: and of course it's Grishnakh not Grishnaksh.

JonEl
04-08-2016, 02:13 AM
Preordered.

JonEl
04-08-2016, 02:13 AM
And yeah it looks like the same leg armor that came with Saruman

lurpdog101
04-08-2016, 02:24 AM
Preordered mine :) getting 2 of these haha no idea why. Might keep one boxed or turn it into a different Orc


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qualitymm
04-08-2016, 02:26 AM
yea 175$ .....

superdoug
04-08-2016, 03:14 AM
Preordered!

cmiller99
04-08-2016, 04:57 AM
Very cool. :rock

jankatana
04-08-2016, 05:34 AM
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SithThundercracker
04-08-2016, 06:12 AM
That spear...
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hoodonit00
04-08-2016, 06:38 AM
That spear...
http://i.imgur.com/lDFV6xn.jpg
:panic:

Can't see your pic because of work filters but I'm guessing what it is and I hope you're right. Grishnahk looks stellar Asmus.

SithThundercracker
04-08-2016, 06:45 AM
Can't see your pic because of work filters but I'm guessing what it is and I hope you're right. Grishnahk looks stellar Asmus.

Edited (downloaded & attached).:wink1:

hoodonit00
04-08-2016, 07:05 AM
Edited (downloaded & attached).:wink1:

Fingers freaking crossed. One of my favorite characters.

Stark Resilient
04-08-2016, 08:06 AM
That spear accessory is amazing!

Travis Baumann
04-08-2016, 08:08 AM
I pre ordered him directly. When I checked out, it still had my Gandalf pre order deposit in the shopping cart and I almost accidentally ordered a second one. Weird that it doesn't empty the cart after it transfers you to PayPal for payment.

This guy is awesome, cant wait for him.

Snakey Jones
04-08-2016, 08:22 AM
I like it.
Anyone here bought directly from Asmus before? What's their service like?

Wor-Gar
04-08-2016, 08:24 AM
Awesome!!!!

Q2 :yess:

$175 :yess:

But preorder doesn't include FREE SHIPPING this time...?

hoodonit00
04-08-2016, 08:32 AM
That spear accessory is amazing!

Bummer. I thought it was a spear from another figure coming and not a pre-order bonus.

PG1973
04-08-2016, 08:33 AM
But preorder doesn't include FREE SHIPPING this time...?
Yes it includes free shipping.

TripleCP
04-08-2016, 08:35 AM
I'm pretty sure I saw "Free Shipping" when I checked out.

Love the spear accessory, but orc blood is supposed to be black. That, and his name is misspelled on their order page, too, not just their pics.

Wor-Gar
04-08-2016, 08:59 AM
Yes it includes free shipping.

Where does it say that? I looked but didn't see it. Thought they maybe changed their policy.




Love the spear accessory, but orc blood is supposed to be black. That, and his name is misspelled on their order page, too, not just their pics.

That's right, black blood! Also, I wonder if there's a hole in the figure's abdomen to slide the spear through?

PG1973
04-08-2016, 09:08 AM
Where does it say that? I looked but didn't see it.
Yea, It's right on the Asmus store page under where is says the thing about not needing their legs. Also if you check your orders it says it there. Awesome job Asmus. This guy will look great as a stand alone piece as well, that is the sign of a great figure in my opinion. The spear might come in two pieces and have little magnets or something to stick it to either sides of the figure.

Stark Resilient
04-08-2016, 09:29 AM
Where does it say that? I looked but didn't see it. Thought they maybe changed their policy.

That's right, black blood! Also, I wonder if there's a hole in the figure's abdomen to slide the spear through?

That's what I was thinking it was.. And the blood section is attached to the spear..

Also, Black Blood!!

Wor-Gar
04-08-2016, 09:32 AM
Yea, It's right on the Asmus store page under where is says the thing about not needing their legs. Also if you check your orders it says it there.

OK thanks, I'll check again.

EDIT: you are correct! ORDERED!!!

PG1973
04-08-2016, 11:55 AM
No mention of any kind of base or stand.

TripleCP
04-08-2016, 12:20 PM
It would have to be a shorter than normal stand. Grishnakh shouldn't be standing upright, but should be hunched over with knees bent so that his arms would hang close to the ground.

CanadianBrandon
04-08-2016, 12:24 PM
Preordered.
I do hope they include a stand though. I like my LOTR figures to all have LOTR stands.

Entropy
04-08-2016, 01:06 PM
Looks amazing!

PG1973
04-08-2016, 01:29 PM
I love how Asmus keeps pumping out figures with these surprises along the way. There is still the rest of the fellowship to come too.

Wor-Gar
04-08-2016, 01:40 PM
Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Might even fit him permanently with the spear in his gut... and he's still coming for you!

WolfBoy
04-08-2016, 06:27 PM
wow impressive figure!

Wor-Gar
04-09-2016, 01:42 PM
Name corrected, new pics...



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dwing
04-09-2016, 02:03 PM
That looks great-hobbits perfect scale.

JonEl
04-09-2016, 02:16 PM
Looks fantastic

JonEl
04-09-2016, 02:32 PM
Looks fantastic

hoodonit00
04-09-2016, 02:50 PM
Looks fantastic

You can say that again. Oh wait.

JonEl
04-09-2016, 03:36 PM
You can say that again. Oh wait.

Looks fantastic

hoodonit00
04-09-2016, 06:24 PM
Looks fantastic

:goodpost:

Wor-Gar
04-09-2016, 07:45 PM
Looks fantastic.

hoodonit00
04-09-2016, 07:51 PM
Looks fantastic.

Meh..

SirGor
04-09-2016, 08:00 PM
Looks fantastic.

cmiller99
04-09-2016, 10:10 PM
Looks fantastic.

CanadianBrandon
04-09-2016, 11:51 PM
Hahahahaha :rotfl

SithThundercracker
04-10-2016, 02:32 AM
Hahahahaha :rotfl

C-c-c-combo breaker.


BTW, looks fantastic.

Neko
04-10-2016, 03:12 AM
Looks, uuh... fantastic !!! :D

jankatana
04-10-2016, 03:17 AM
Looks supercalifragilisticexpialidocious


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hoodonit00
04-10-2016, 07:59 AM
Looks supercalifragilisticexpialidocious


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Oh thanks, now I have that song stuck in my head.

superdoug
04-10-2016, 09:57 AM
Oh thanks, now I have that song stuck in my head.

Just imagine the orcs singing it. The song will still be stuck in your head but now it will make you smile.

AaronsFigures
04-10-2016, 10:59 AM
Instant buy :D good job asmus maybe darken up the paint app on the face would be perfecto :)

TripleCP
04-10-2016, 12:21 PM
The body ought to be somewhat disproportionate with shorter legs and longer arms than a regular human body. Fortunately, Grishnakh is all clothed & armored except for his head so no orc-skinned components have to be made. Also, the head & neck joint ought to be such that he would be effectively looking up if posed upright but forward if hunched over.

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jankatana
04-10-2016, 02:39 PM
In the books i suppose grishnakh is a bit ape shaped, but the movie version was just a regular guy hunched over.


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Neko
04-10-2016, 02:50 PM
Note that it has rooted hair, and nobody's complaining ! :lol

Wor-Gar
04-10-2016, 04:00 PM
The body ought to be somewhat disproportionate with shorter legs and longer arms than a regular human body. Also, the head & neck joint ought to be such that he would be effectively looking up if posed upright but forward if hunched over.


I don't expect quite that level of anatomy detail.

TripleCP
04-10-2016, 06:26 PM
Not thinking anything too difficult or extreme. I'm not sure whether Asmus buys their bodies complete (though I think I remember reading that they had started making their own), but it shouldn't be too difficult to select the legs from a shorter figure and the arms of a taller one. For the head/neck joint, the main thing is that it be capable of being posed looking ahead if hunched over (Guritz, for example, could not really be posed like this).

Wor-Gar
04-10-2016, 06:39 PM
One problem spot for Asmus has been its bodies. There's always an issue -- too tall, too short, something. I don't think they have 'swappable parts' because they don't make hundreds of figures like HT and don't have the reservoir of varying parts.

But I'll just be happy if I can bend the legs into a deep knee-bend pose (including ankles) and it can stand there without falling over. The head I can fix myself and I am certain they will not cut the neck to accommodate an extreme crouch pose.

Sankari
04-10-2016, 07:30 PM
One problem spot for Asmus has been its bodies. There's always an issue -- too tall, too short, something. I don't think they have 'swappable parts' because they don't make hundreds of figures like HT and don't have the reservoir of varying parts.

But I'll just be happy if I can bend the legs into a deep knee-bend pose (including ankles) and it can stand there without falling over. The head I can fix myself and I am certain they will not cut the neck to accommodate an extreme crouch pose.

Taking into account that Grishnahk was played by an actor, in a convincing , crouched position, I don't think its really necessary for any sort of proper orcish body for him. All we need is articulation, and some fuzzing for realistic poses.

lurpdog101
04-10-2016, 10:52 PM
yeah. I'm pretty sure they buy their bodies from Kaustic Plastic, as they are incredibly similar to their initial release bodies.

I am happy with the bodies on Aragorn and Saruman, albeit both too short, as those 2 were over 6 feet....I have 2 of the Coo Model tall bodies coming, but not sure yet if I want to risk undressing the figures, as I tend to end up wrecking them!

SithThundercracker
04-11-2016, 12:29 AM
I am happy with the bodies on Aragorn and Saruman, albeit both too short, as those 2 were over 6 feet....

Aragorn is not over 6 ft. Maybe we can discuss about book Numenor-descendant Aragorn, but Viggo is 1,80m and not really taller than the rest of the fellowship:
http://media.theiapolis.com/d4/hF3/i1ZB5/k4/l1ZXH/wZJ/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the.jpg

lurpdog101
04-11-2016, 12:56 AM
Aragorn is not over 6 ft. Maybe we can discuss about book Numenor-descendant Aragorn, but Viggo is 1,80m and not really taller than the rest of the fellowship:
http://media.theiapolis.com/d4/hF3/i1ZB5/k4/l1ZXH/wZJ/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the.jpg

"Some time after the publication of the books, Tolkien wrote that he was at least 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) tall"

That was taken from wiki and what I went by. It's pretty common to find that this was Tolkien's take on Aragorn's appearance

SithThundercracker
04-11-2016, 12:59 AM
"Some time after the publication of the books, Tolkien wrote that he was at least 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) tall"

That was taken from wiki and what I went by. It's pretty common to find that this was Tolkien's take on Aragorn's appearance

And that's my "Maybe we can discuss about book Numenor-descendant Aragorn" point, but these are figures from the movie. I mean, you can have your Aragorn as tall as you want, but you cannot blame Asmus for making him too short. :wink1:

lurpdog101
04-11-2016, 02:12 AM
Lol true - the figure is as tall as Viggo. It's only Saruman I would change but like I said I'm happy with the bodies they're using now - they seem to be the best proportionate and look natural unlike some where too bulky shoulders or thighs etc :) so I'll leave them as is.


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zombini
04-11-2016, 02:41 AM
Viggo is 1.8 m and Christopher Lee 1.96 m tall. Yes the ACI Aragorn and the ASMUS Saruman have the same height. What I am wondering about is will the robes used for Saruman be long enough with a longer peg/body? In the movies his boots can barely be seen.

SithThundercracker
04-11-2016, 03:15 AM
Viggo is 1.8 m and Christopher Lee 1.96 m tall. Yes the ACI Aragorn and the ASMUS Saruman have the same height. What I am wondering about is will the robes used for Saruman be long enough with a longer peg/body? In the movies his boots can barely be seen.

This is my modded (just padded the leg to let the peg floating inside the boot) Saruman next to regular GtW:
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w514/SithThundercracker/sarus4_zpsjipmbswf.jpg

lurpdog101
04-11-2016, 03:26 AM
This is my modded (just padded the leg to let the peg floating inside the boot) Saruman next to regular GtW:
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w514/SithThundercracker/sarus4_zpsjipmbswf.jpg

That looks nice! I think I'll definitely use the coomodel tall body for Saruman. Did you remove the waistcoat thing on Gandalf? He looks nice! I finally have one on its way. Just confirmed merry and pippin were delivered today. Yay

zombini
04-11-2016, 05:51 AM
Thanks for the pics Sith. For me, the robes needs to barely touch the ground and still create folds. I guess i just have to get used of the height for the meantime. I know Asmus was aware of CL's height because it was brought up in the development stage of the figure.:dunno

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Sankari
04-11-2016, 10:03 AM
Yeah, my reason for going with a tall Aragorn, was his Ranger nickname : Strider. Its mentioned several times in the lore how tall he is. I guess its just a matter of personal taste. With some of my figures, I try to go in a mix of the movie design, and the lore. I don't see any problem with either option.

In regards to Saruman's height, I wanted him a bit taller to have the same imposing look as he had when he was next to Gandalf.

You can even imagine a justification lorewise, Saruman imagined himself the mightiest amongst the Istari , maybe he picked his body and his appearance, the same way Sauron donned the Annatar guise, as a giver or rings when he wanted to look friendly , or the Gorthaur, lord of werewolves at Tol-in-Gaurhoth, when he wanted to terrorize, or the Necromancer in Dol Guldur.

Sankari
04-11-2016, 06:17 PM
Btw, does Grishnahk come with a stand ? That wasn't made clear yet

zombini
04-12-2016, 01:23 AM
No stand according to their specs.

Asmus Toys The Lord of the Ring - Grishnakh (http://www.asmustoys.com/grishnakh)

Arnold84
04-12-2016, 03:25 AM
As promised !

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Wow, that looks brilliant!

superdoug
04-12-2016, 05:28 AM
No stand according to their specs.

Asmus Toys The Lord of the Ring - Grishnakh (http://www.asmustoys.com/grishnakh)

Hopefully they decide to throw a standard stand in their anyway. How much of a hit cost-wise can it be.

SithThundercracker
04-12-2016, 05:48 AM
Hopefully they decide to throw a standard stand in their anyway. How much of a hit cost-wise can it be.

I agree...they often went with two (regular and diorama), it's just strange they went for nothing this time.

zombini
04-12-2016, 05:55 AM
maybe the spear is used as a 'support' :dunno

Bucky Underbelly
04-12-2016, 08:19 AM
So does "pre-order" mean any pre-order with any distributor? Or just through Asmus?

They previously included the extra Aragorn head with pre-orders through other distributors. So I'm just hoping they keep that policy going forward as I won't be able to order this beauty for at least another month and I really want that spear!

gideon
04-12-2016, 08:50 AM
maybe the spear is used as a 'support' :dunno

But if you wanted to display it without the spear - then you have a problem so I don't think that is the intent. Lets hope for a nice stand - and a battle standard as well which would be terrific.

superdoug
04-12-2016, 12:01 PM
Maybe it is because he is really the stand for a 1/6 Treebeard?

Sankari
04-12-2016, 06:08 PM
I asked Asmus, they said a stand is included

warlock664
04-12-2016, 06:45 PM
Maybe it is because he is really the stand for a 1/6 Treebeard?

Lol! :lol

Snakey Jones
04-12-2016, 07:37 PM
I asked Asmus, they said a stand is included

How do you get in contact with Asmus? I tried their facebook page without any success.

lurpdog101
04-13-2016, 01:49 AM
Yeah I need to contact them as they took 2 lots of payments from me for this and I can't reach them to get it refunded. PayPal won't help as use it as a guest as each time I one an account they block it (long story not my fault which they even admit but can't change anything)


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lurpdog101
04-13-2016, 07:34 AM
Above sorted now. They've been in touch


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superdoug
04-13-2016, 07:39 AM
Yeah I need to contact them as they took 2 lots of payments from me for this and I can't reach them to get it refunded. PayPal won't help as use it as a guest as each time I one an account they block it (long story not my fault which they even admit but can't change anything)


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I have had to do all my orders as a guest too. It used to worry me because I couldn't see the order history but Saruman, Aragorn and the hobbits all arrived okay.

FlyAndFight
04-13-2016, 10:14 AM
Amazing job, Asmus! Each figure just gets better and better.

denrep-lilium
04-14-2016, 12:49 AM
Some more pics:
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Stryker2011
04-14-2016, 12:55 AM
Some more pics:
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That's hilarious. The old movie studio trick. :lol

cmiller99
04-14-2016, 02:23 AM
That's great. :lol

Looks really convincing too.

denrep-lilium
04-14-2016, 03:00 AM
And they fixed the name :)

lurpdog101
04-14-2016, 06:55 AM
Can't wait - the spear is for pre orders only - will be amazing


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superdoug
04-14-2016, 07:42 AM
I wonder if they will do arrow damage and cloven horn as the exclusive for Boromir. They could use magnets inside his tunic to get the arrows to attach.

Wor-Gar
04-14-2016, 11:17 AM
Looks like they already broke the loop on the spear just photographing it. :lol

I was hoping for a full spear to use with the Build-an-Orc.


George: is there NOT going to be another piece to the build-an-orc offered with Grishnakh?

jankatana
04-14-2016, 11:20 AM
Looks like they already broke the loop on the spear just photographing it. :lol

Good spot, didnt notice that. Whoops

superdoug
04-14-2016, 11:40 AM
Looks like they already broke the loop on the spear just photographing it. :lol

I was hoping for a full spear to use with the Build-an-Orc.


George: is there NOT going to be another piece to the build-an-orc offered with Grishnakh?

Didn't they map it out once for us?

I believe there is another piece with MOS and then Legolas and Gimli. I think Gandalf missed out because he might have been part of the hobbit road map originally. I could be totally wrong but I believe that is what might have been discussed before at some point, maybe.

Wor-Gar
04-14-2016, 01:10 PM
Didn't they map it out once for us?

I believe there is another piece with MOS and then Legolas and Gimli. I think Gandalf missed out because he might have been part of the hobbit road map originally. I could be totally wrong but I believe that is what might have been discussed before at some point, maybe.

Check the build-an-orc thread for your answers to this.

Raiders March
04-15-2016, 03:37 AM
Had to pick this guy up! TT is my favourite LotR movie.
Used a heap of rewards so I ordered for less than 100us + shipping. Asmus has absolutely captured this character in 1/6th. Eomer would be an awesome release after this guy ships...guess we'll wait and see

The Ween
04-15-2016, 07:03 AM
Will the pre-order extra be with any pre-order no matter where you order it from?

hoodonit00
04-15-2016, 08:24 AM
Will the pre-order extra be with any pre-order no matter where you order it from?

It's included at Timewalker Toys, BBTS, and Cotswold Collectibles so far so I bet it is.

Bucky Underbelly
04-15-2016, 08:38 AM
Will the pre-order extra be with any pre-order no matter where you order it from?

Looks like it's included at Sideshow, too. :yess:

Order placed!

Travis Baumann
04-18-2016, 01:10 PM
You know what is awesome? When you go to Sideshow's main page and see "What's New", this guy stands out as the most bad ass thing on the entire page.

Raiders March
08-19-2016, 01:45 AM
Not too long now for this nasty piece of work... :yess:

optical20
08-23-2016, 08:34 AM
You know what is awesome? When you go to Sideshow's main page and see "What's New", this guy stands out as the most bad ass thing on the entire page.

I agree, so refreshing to see him in the front page.

Asmus
08-23-2016, 08:50 AM
I personally guarantee this bad boy is going to be the BEST monster(ugly creature) figure ever,

I have got a mass product in hand,
and it is freakingly good !!

Asmus
08-23-2016, 08:59 AM
The rust on the armors are really amazing.
some new technique that never quite seen before.

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Asmus
08-23-2016, 09:02 AM
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Bucky Underbelly
08-23-2016, 09:30 AM
Nice! Really looking forward to this guy!

PG1973
08-23-2016, 11:20 AM
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Wor-Gar
08-23-2016, 02:05 PM
I agree, so refreshing to see him in the front page.

I don't see him anywhere. Where are you seeing him? Link?



I personally guarantee this bad boy is going to be the BEST monster(ugly creature) figure ever,

I have got a mass product in hand,
and it is freakingly good !!

I absolutely can't wait! :clap

Travis Baumann
08-23-2016, 04:58 PM
I don't see him anywhere. Where are you seeing him? Link?




I absolutely can't wait! :clap

I posted that some time ago when he was the just put up on the Sideshow site and so he was up at the top under new additions at that time.

I have not been there recently (as I am currently not ordering from them. Free shipping and straight from the manufacturer are great incentives but even when I cant do that, BBTS with no tax and reasonable shipping beat out whatever reward points I might get).

Wor-Gar
08-23-2016, 05:44 PM
Got to love this....


https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14055045_10153650524976968_7798963280547557752_n.j pg?oh=bd91ebd9a6fb63637b7af2f6b2137590&oe=5811C42F


Asmus Facebook

cmiller99
08-23-2016, 10:00 PM
Damn that looks good. :rock

Thainitty
08-24-2016, 07:46 AM
Trying to resist ordering....after mouth of sauron I told myself the only other villain I'd get was sauron

sixxshooter
08-24-2016, 10:25 AM
Trying to resist ordering....after mouth of sauron I told myself the only other villain I'd get was sauron

Don't forget this guy is coming soon!! http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160824/add5222679f0637307d1a435267dbdb4.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160824/4678eda4af13ea8eac4431f4ddcbeb5e.jpg you can't resist !!!

Thainitty
08-24-2016, 10:27 AM
@sixxshooter hahaha! You're probably right

Raiders March
08-26-2016, 01:02 AM
Pics are looking great! TT is my favourite LotR flick. Hope to see more characters from it. Eomer, King Theoden, Wormtongue, Gamley even Treebeard!!

Travis Baumann
08-26-2016, 07:32 AM
Yes to all of those but we really need to finish the Fellowship while hopefully simultaneously giving us some good supporting characters.

I really want Uglśk, Gorbag, Lurtz, and Shagrat to round out with the upcoming Grishnak for some more bad guys and would love an Arwen and Galadriel to round out some females (and Elves at that).

Big fan of Denethor and of course the not yet mentioned by Asmus, Gollum - arguably one of the more important creatures/characters to the tale of the Ring.

Realistically though, I have no idea what I would do with all of these figures. I had to temporarily cancel my Mouth of Sauron as I have no where to put him right now. I am trying to plan a new logistical approach to displaying my collection and for the first time might involve parting with some older figures but I really don't want to do that.

PG1973
08-26-2016, 10:15 AM
Sell them. You won't miss them as much as you think.

Travis Baumann
08-26-2016, 04:57 PM
I'm a pack rat though. I hold on to stuff for ridiculous reasons. I just went through "Box Gate". I lined up all my empty figure boxes and they spanned two full walls in my apartment! They were taking up every free closet space and storage area and also sitting around in stacks in my figure room.

I finally said F-it and threw away all the inside junk and flattened the ones that cool graphics.

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YoNoSe
08-26-2016, 05:06 PM
I'm a pack rat though. I hold on to stuff for ridiculous reasons. I just went through "Box Gate". I lined up all my empty figure boxes and they spanned two full walls in my apartment! They were taking up every free closet space and storage area and also sitting around in stacks in my figure room.

I finally said F-it and threw away all the inside junk and flattened the ones that cool graphics.

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That's kind of awesome. I think you will not regret taking that pic. :rock

Wor-Gar
08-26-2016, 08:36 PM
One could make a literal wall of those boxes and it would look kind of cool.

But I sympathize -- I'm moving this coming month and I dread having to deal with the masses of boxes I've collected in the last 8 years here. I keep telling myself I will do exactly what you did -- toss the trays and flatten them out for easier storage -- but I have never done it.

Looks like I may be forced to soon enough.

Those DX boxes are going to be tough to "fold" though. :lol

Thainitty
08-26-2016, 08:50 PM
You're a brave man Travis...I've wanted to do that many times but I just can't bring myself to actually do it

Raiders March
08-27-2016, 02:01 AM
It's just packaging at the end of the day, but we are collectors, are'nt we? And have trouble letting go of things!
Even shipping boxes, which when you really think about it, is a bit nuts.

PG1973
08-27-2016, 03:03 AM
Yea, it's tough letting figures go but it has to happen or i'll end up in your situation. If I see a figure I think I'm going to want, I take stock of my existing figures and decide if I want that new figure more than any of my other figures. If not, no new figure. I do have the "I'll never sell" list, but anything else is replaceable with something I like more. I never let my collection grow larger than 25 - 30 figures.

Bucky Underbelly
08-27-2016, 03:14 PM
I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to chuck all the boxes for my collection! In fact, because our house is so tiny, we actually rent a storage space at a local self-storage place and it costs $200 a month. About a third of it is empty figure/statue boxes. Even when I'm not buying anything new, this collection is costing me money!

But I'll never part with the boxes because you never know when you might want to sell them off. I never thought I'd ever be a seller, but I ran into some financial issues last year and sold off all my HT Nolan Bats figures for reasonable prices and dug myself out of the hole. Wouldn't have been able to do that without the boxes.

And it felt kind of great, too! Very freeing.

Now I just need to do that a hundred more times to clear some space for all the new stuff!

PG1973
08-28-2016, 06:23 AM
Just paid my balance for this figure! Keep 'em coming Asmus!

Jericho
08-28-2016, 07:05 AM
Didn't realize this guy was coming out so soon, but that's not a bad thing

superdoug
08-28-2016, 08:09 AM
Paid mine too! Also asked for an update on my Gandalf.

Wor-Gar
08-28-2016, 09:42 AM
Just got my PayPal request! That was fast! Perfect for me though as you guys know I move in a month.

PAID!

Hope he ships soon!

gideon
08-28-2016, 10:05 AM
Got mine today ad paid it also... so when do we get this fine fellow?

CanadianBrandon
08-29-2016, 01:44 AM
Just paid my balance for this figure! Keep 'em coming Asmus!

Ah is that what it was for. I got an email from Asmus saying to pay $154 but it didn't say what for and I couldn't remember who was next. Cheers.

Travis Baumann
08-29-2016, 10:38 AM
Well if it is at all like Gandalf, he shipped within two days of me paying the remainder and then showed up a week after that so I bet he is coming soon.

Really excited for him but really surprised at how short of time between Gandalf and this guy. I don't have anything else on pre-order with them right now so I hope they make some more announcements.

Wor-Gar
08-29-2016, 12:13 PM
Hope George posts some pictures of the final product. I've never paid in full before seeing in-hand pics. At least I'd like to see in George's hand.

PG1973
08-29-2016, 01:32 PM
Yea, some final product pictures would be nice.

Snakey Jones
09-06-2016, 04:35 AM
Some in-hand pics have gone up on facebook:

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The rest of the album is here:

https://www.facebook.com/ajstoysclub/photos/?tab=album&album_id=279004122485661

Personally, i think he looks amazing.

sixxshooter
09-06-2016, 06:29 AM
The little bit of hair he has needs to be combed out in the back . Surprised the photographer didn't do it . This Ork is disturbing to look at in a great way .

Thainitty
09-06-2016, 07:22 AM
Looking really nice in those pics! Can't wait to see everyone here start posting pics and giving firsthand impressions

Wor-Gar
09-06-2016, 09:19 AM
WOW!!! This looks like it might be the best one yet! That fur is going to look insane once futzed and made nasty.



Some in-hand pics have gone up on facebook:

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The rest of the album is here:

https://www.facebook.com/ajstoysclub/photos/?tab=album&album_id=279004122485661

Personally, i think he looks amazing.

Bucky Underbelly
09-06-2016, 09:20 AM
Home.

Run.

(stands)

(slow, emphatic clap)

cmiller99
09-06-2016, 05:06 PM
Damn that looks great. Probably Asmus's best so far all round, rivalling Saruman easily.

Wor-Gar
09-06-2016, 06:20 PM
Well, guess who showed up at my house today.....




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I got to say a special thank you to George as he knows I'm moving in a couple weeks and was worried about this shipping out in time and I suspect he may have something to do with me getting this very fast.

So if you're reading this George... THANK YOU!

superdoug
09-06-2016, 06:28 PM
Looks great from the pictures. Can't wait for him to arrive.

cmiller99
09-06-2016, 06:44 PM
Congrats Wor, always good to get something early. :rock

And if this is indeed George's doing, then kudos to him.

Wor-Gar
09-06-2016, 07:01 PM
Quickie REVIEW:


I don't have too much time to really futz, so this is pure first impressions straight-from-the-box.

And there's good news ahead...

This figure is insane!

It's got weight to it. The feet hold firm. Joints are solid. The head sculpt is just sick as you can see. He even has real hair that's been slicked back and made to look wet and nasty -- but you can pull at it and make some extra-nasty styling. The detail on the outfit is terrific. And the fur is awesome.

He doesn't come with too much but its all he needs: a pike (the one that stabs him), sword, 4x extra hands and a pair of loose gauntlets and bicep armor that are all very well done.

The box is super slim compared to the previous arrivals -- but I like it that way. Hope more come this way, especially now I'm very aware of "box size".

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The figure has a lot of play as far as I can tell. Doesn't seem too restrictive. I was able to get him hunched and looking up just fine. I did not put the armor on the arms, but it doesn't look like it will limit him much. In fact, I believe the shin armor that spills out over the foot assists in keeping him from falling over.

The detailing on the outfit is really amazing. There's so much to look at. This one will really POP on the shelf.

Did I mention how sick the face is? Makes me wish they waited to do Gothmog now. Asmus really has come so far is a very fast two years.

Oh, and if anyone is curious: I got number 15/500.

So, is this figure the BEST yet...? I think it just might be. Some will of course have other preferences and likely choose the more major characters (like Gandalf), but if you look purely from an engineering and design standpoint (and the mixed media), I think Grishnakh would have to take top honors.

We'll see as this figure gets into more hands. One thing I can say for certain: those who purchased him won't be disappointed.

hoodonit00
09-06-2016, 08:18 PM
He looks great. He's not a must have for me but if I have a spare 175 bucks just sitting around saying, spend me, spend me, I may pick it up.

sixxshooter
09-06-2016, 08:45 PM
Thank you for the early thoughts on this guy . Looks really cool !! Stupid question . Does he come with a stand ??

Thainitty
09-06-2016, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the write up and pics wor-gar! Man, he looks fantastic! Congrats :clap

Wor-Gar
09-06-2016, 09:09 PM
Does he come with a stand ??

Yes. Forgot to mention that.

Wor-Gar
09-06-2016, 09:11 PM
Thanks for the write up and pics wor-gar! Man, he looks fantastic! Congrats :clap

My pleasure. It's rare I get things first. Would love to take some better pics but until I futz him there's really no point.

Whomever gets this figure is definitely in for a treat.

sixxshooter
09-07-2016, 07:10 AM
Cool beans bro !! I'm pumped.

warlock664
09-07-2016, 11:31 AM
Mine just arrived: damn, that was fast!
Thanks Asmus!

Wor-Gar
09-07-2016, 11:54 AM
Eager to hear what you think!

ApeManRyan
09-07-2016, 12:01 PM
Wow Asmus really hit this out of the park!

JonEl
09-07-2016, 04:01 PM
This guy is one of my favorites! I also hope Asmus reads this- THANK YOU FOR THE SLIM BOX... Honestly it makes such a difference, space to store the boxes becomes an issue after a while and the slimmer box is very considerate and appreciated!!
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160907/2e43947774630c7e8e31b8b0efcb4e37.jpg

sixxshooter
09-07-2016, 06:02 PM
This guy is one of my favorites! I also hope Asmus reads this- THANK YOU FOR THE SLIM BOX... Honestly it makes such a difference, space to store the boxes becomes an issue after a while and the slimmer box is very considerate and appreciated!!
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160907/2e43947774630c7e8e31b8b0efcb4e37.jpg

Great picture !! Wow !!

Thainitty
09-07-2016, 06:46 PM
@jonEL great pose, perfect!

Wor-Gar
09-07-2016, 07:09 PM
Oooo, I see Trapjaw behind Grishnakh!