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Asmus
06-13-2017, 12:00 PM
ok,
I have this idea, that we should get it off our way before Gimli is ready to show you.


Root beard/Hair or not ??

Rzeznikk
06-13-2017, 12:02 PM
Haired please!

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tedbatman4
06-13-2017, 12:30 PM
Rooted!!:pray::pray:

Wor-Gar
06-13-2017, 12:31 PM
Are there examples to see? Hard to know the issues without seeing a sample.

In general, I'd like to see real hair (rooted) as well...


We have Saruman, Gandalf and now Aragorn with real hair. I think Gimli's worth the go.

Pianoteam
06-13-2017, 12:36 PM
Haired only if possible. You should make both the hair and beard rooted or sculpted, not half and half. It may be difficult to achieve it with rooted so if its not possible don't sacrifice the details and stick to sculpted.

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pixletwin
06-13-2017, 12:39 PM
I think the beard may be ok if rooted. But I will always default to sculpted hair. Boromir is a great example. The exact same sculpt, but the sculpted hair bears the stronger resemblance. Same with the Big Chief Amy figure.

Dresky
06-13-2017, 12:43 PM
HMMMMMM... tough question. So many braids! Maybe 50/50? Sculpted braids and the rest rooted?

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warlock664
06-13-2017, 12:47 PM
Rooted please ! If it's possible, of course.
Sculpted beard would restrict head movement/posing too much.

Nyhargo Dirge
06-13-2017, 12:50 PM
Rooted. And re-do both Gandalf and Saruman, too, please.

Wor-Gar
06-13-2017, 12:55 PM
Thought this Legolas comment was appropriate here in regards to "braids" --


I would suggest don't try,
like we previously discussed on the thread, the braids are the problem. I can assure you there is no factory skill at moment to tie a real hair by hand that will be 1/6 scale accurate. Not for leggy's at least.

But trust me, like it happened in the last 10~20 years, one day this will be overcome, and when it does, we will be onto it.


To note, since braids are impossible, then I assume this argument also applies to Gimli... in which case, real hair bear mixed with plastic braids would not be the ideal choice for me.

I would have to say sculpted beard then.

Dresky
06-13-2017, 01:00 PM
Looking for reference pics. Is there any examples of 1/6 figures with real braids? The only one i have is Boba Fett lol.

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Jbeltram4
06-13-2017, 01:14 PM
If rooted can work, absolutely, but, as was said earlier, maybe a hybrid might be easier to pull off only because of the braids? Completely rooted would be awesome, though. But it's gotta be right.

hoodonit00
06-13-2017, 01:33 PM
Looking for reference pics. Is there any examples of 1/6 figures with real braids? The only one i have is Boba Fett lol.

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Someone did and outstanding rooted Hot Toys Thor head. And there is also Daenerys from 3zero.

Califa
06-13-2017, 01:36 PM
Rooted beard and hair, please. Since in this way the figure will have greater realism and much better mobility. I understand that it can be a difficult process but I know that you put all the love in each piece, taking into account our suggestions, something that I thank you enormously. I have in preorder Legolas and the new version of Aragorn in Thebrownbox, a store in my country, despite not being very happy with the hair sculpted, so I would appreciate that in the future you would contemplate the possibility of offering a head Legolas alternative with rooted hair, just like you did with Aragorn. Thanks for listening.


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Dresky
06-13-2017, 01:55 PM
Someone did and outstanding rooted Hot Toys Thor head. And there is also Daenerys from 3zero.

So these two, thanks! The real obstacle is applying this concept to a face without it looking weird/Barbie-ish lol. I wouldn't even try doing a mustache that way.

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Neko
06-13-2017, 02:07 PM
Rooted for sure. You have to find a way to make it work. There is always a first time.
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xequae
06-13-2017, 02:40 PM
I'm hoping for rooted hair, but my choice is always whichever looks better, which is very subjective. It would be great to see the rooted hair before the choice is final though. It is hard to judge without seeing anything.

Thainitty
06-13-2017, 03:09 PM
Rooted please, even if it cost more to make it right I'm willing. I've seen at least one custom gimli that was fully rooted and looked incredible, of course custom versus factory isn't a fair comparison but I believe you guys can pull it off. Other wise, sculpted beard and rooted hair

FlyAndFight
06-13-2017, 03:25 PM
My initial response was "rooted" but I have a feeling that it may not be possible to get all of the braids and hair looking good, especially in 1/6th scale.

So I have to agree with Wor-Gar that fully sculpted may be the best looking option, at least at the moment.

Please no half and half. rooted hair with sculpted beard or vice-versa would not be my choice.

Bravomite
06-13-2017, 03:33 PM
I would prefer to see a proto of each option but in the absence of that my preference is either all rooted (only if it looks good) or all sculpted. Half and half would be my least desirable outcome.

I would happily pay more for an all rooted option if done to a high standard as rooted will better serve the articulation and can look more realistic. Maybe offer each as you have done with boromir?

Thanks for asking for our comments Asmus

betic1
06-13-2017, 03:40 PM
I would have to request sculpted hair ,
rooted, well.. that's just looks rooted

and it will not fit in with the rest of the line as you have a mix of sculpted and rooted
my personal preference, and I am just excited to see him either way :)

Gipetto0812
06-13-2017, 03:54 PM
Rooted if possible. Elvis did a great custom with rooted hair. I know it's different when trying to do on a mass production level but would be cool


Gimli almost complete. Need to add a touch of weathering here and there.
He has now his real chainmail. The chainmail is done by a french guy who do awesome work. Handmade and really impressive.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/elvis1976/NEW%20work/IMG_0809_zps3099cf86.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/elvis1976/NEW%20work/IMG_0810_zps648a96f5.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/elvis1976/NEW%20work/IMG_0813_zps1b1951a8.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/elvis1976/NEW%20work/IMG_0814_zps256cc9dd.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/elvis1976/NEW%20work/IMG_0818_zps91d5f92c.jpg

nexus
06-13-2017, 03:58 PM
Now that looks fantastic and shows how rooted hair done right will elevate a figure to the next level -- from toy to work of art. My preference is rooted hair and beard. I know there are those who will always prefer sculpted, so maybe the best solution is to offer both. It comes down to execution. I'd be fine with paying a premium for rooted as long as it's done well.

superdoug
06-13-2017, 04:56 PM
I would prefer sculpted or at least the option like you did with Boromir. The issue I have is consistency within the line. Right now it looks like outside of Gandalf you can have each figure with sculpted hair. If you are trying for the rooted look Gandalf, Legolas and the hobbits will not fully match. Personally I would prefer the figure to come with both headsculpts even if that adds to the cost I have to pay.

Wor-Gar
06-13-2017, 07:28 PM
Clearly the world has changed and rooted hair is the new craze. :lol

That said, I again ask if it is possible to see a sample of the rooted beard that Asmus has been working on. I think its better to make a decision when its informed.

CanadianBrandon
06-13-2017, 08:06 PM
Why not offer two sculpts?
I'd love to own both head sculpts. One with sculpted beard and one with rooted hair. But I definitely am not a fan of mixed. I thought the mixed hair of Tauriel didnt look good.

Wor-Gar
06-13-2017, 08:55 PM
Based on Boromir, I'd say they are offering either/or.

But I'd like both.

Cammo
06-14-2017, 01:48 AM
Just show us what you got so far Asmus. Gandalf the Grey looks okay with mixed rooted and sculpted hair.

cmiller99
06-14-2017, 04:08 AM
Definitely no mixed media, please. :)

Stryker2011
06-14-2017, 04:23 AM
Rooted all the way around. It is possible, it just might take a little extra time. If it turns out awesome, it'll definitely be worth the wait. A plastic beard, and long hair, looks like just that: Plastic. While Gandalf and Sauraman are pretty good figures, they would have been better with real hair for the beards.

Dresky
06-14-2017, 04:34 AM
Rooted if possible. Elvis did a great custom with rooted hair. I know it's different when trying to do on a mass production level but would be cool

That's pretty epic work. So kidnap member Elvis1976 and clone him a few times until your factory is filled. Problem solved!

Timemeddler
06-14-2017, 05:16 AM
Rooted if possible. Elvis did a great custom with rooted hair. I know it's different when trying to do on a mass production level but would be cool

That is an AMAZING job on the hair and beard, but that face looks scary as *****k!

It's the same ToyBiz head I have on my custom Gimli, but a more sympathetic paint-job makes him look a lot less like a serial killer leprechaun!!!

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SwedishHeat
06-14-2017, 06:21 AM
Clearly the world has changed and rooted hair is the new craze. :lol

It doesn't seem that long ago that people were making fun of the ACI Aragorn for rooted hair. Now everyone in this section is like "ROOTED HAIR PLZ!!!"

EVILFACE
06-14-2017, 06:37 AM
Rooted hair from an actual screen used wig/beard or don't even bother.

pixletwin
06-14-2017, 06:40 AM
It doesn't seem that long ago that people were making fun of the ACI Aragorn for rooted hair. Now everyone in this section is like "ROOTED HAIR PLZ!!!"

Not everyone. :wave

Sildedaspo
06-14-2017, 07:37 AM
Rooting technology has definitely gotten batter since ACI's aragorn. With certain companies heading the use of it. Hot toys, Threezero, Asmus have all been using it to great effect. Some with better results than others. ACI was just a little too ahead of the curve and released their aragorn with hair that quickly became substandard by today's quality expectations.


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Sildedaspo
06-14-2017, 07:38 AM
But yes I would prefer gimli with some rooted and some plastic actually. Similar to what they did with Tauriel but hopefully it could be executed better for his beard. It would certainly be a feat though.


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Travis Baumann
06-14-2017, 08:01 AM
Rooted all the way! Also I like those references of braided hair. It remains to be seen what Dany from GOT will look like but I have her on pre-order. I should pick up an extra Legolas head and extra Dany head and see if I can transplant her scalp onto his somehow.

Bucky Underbelly
06-14-2017, 08:17 AM
First Choice: BOTH! I will happily pay more money for two versions of the head.

But if it must be one or the other ...

Second Choice: WHICHEVER LOOKS BETTER. I have no allegiance to rooted or sculpted, but I do want the best looking version of the character possible.


Thank you SO MUCH for asking, Asmus! Seriously! :clap

Keegan
06-14-2017, 09:55 AM
Chiming in for sculpted. Haven't seen a mass-produced rooted beard that's worked well yet, and comparing to customs which take hours of work to complete a single figure doesn't make sense. Star Ace switched from rooted to sculpted beards on both Dumbledores and they look way better. Use soft plastic, push the limits of stranding detail and shape accuracy, really match the color to the hair and it will be great, I would think. Plus maybe a covered-in-beer option :)

RIDDICK
06-14-2017, 10:07 AM
Sculpted beard with "rooted" braids is the only logical option.

Stanlore
06-14-2017, 08:30 PM
Rooted all the way.

Sculpted beard would limit the articulation too much and in general, doesn't look nice anyways.
Would accept sculpted hair, as it wouldn't be noticeable under the helmet.

Giimli86
06-15-2017, 04:16 AM
Long time stalker here and Huge Gimli fan. As long as we dont see the figure either sculpted or rooted or both, its hard to say which one would be better. Since he will have his helmet the hair itself shouldnt be that important as the beard. For the beard i would vote for rooted if all the braids and everything will look perfect.
How tall is he going to be?
The stunt guy for John-Rhys Davies was 1.47m tall, which would convert in 1/6 to at least 24(144 cm)-24.5cm (147 cm), the beard itself should be around 7 cm long whether rooted or sculpted.
If we could take a look at the head we could decide easier the question.
Oh and would love to see if possible all of his axes with him. ( Battle axe, Bearded axe, Walking axe and the 2 throwing axes) :)

evenflow
06-15-2017, 12:51 PM
Rooted hair for sure.

TripleCP
06-15-2017, 09:16 PM
I would like the beard to be sculpted for both the sake of consistency (or are rooted beard Gandalf and Saruman upgrades in the works?), long-term upkeep, and appearance (I don't think the design of Gimli's beard could be mass produced). I'm guessing the hair on his head would be rooted because you'd need two sculpted heads (one with helmet and one without) to do it right.

Gimli didn't turn his head much from what I can remember (also from checking pics online), so not being able to pose him looking over his shoulder doesn't matter much to me.

Nyhargo Dirge
06-16-2017, 06:06 AM
That is an AMAZING job on the hair and beard, but that face looks scary as *****k!

It's the same ToyBiz head I have on my custom Gimli, but a more sympathetic paint-job makes him look a lot less like a serial killer leprechaun!!!

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Totally love it, though - it reminds me of the 70's paintings by the Brothers Hildebrandt

allen_ridge
06-16-2017, 11:51 AM
I think rooted hair is a must. But as for the beard I would be fine if it was sculpted. I do think it would be awesome if you could pull off a rooted beard though!


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Lee in MI
06-16-2017, 11:53 AM
I say, contact Elvis and ask (paid consultant) him how he did it. With Asmus' sculpt and Elvis' technique, Gimli would be perfect.

warlock664
06-16-2017, 12:32 PM
I say, contact Elvis and ask (paid consultant) him how he did it. With Asmus' sculpt and Elvis' technique, Gimli would be perfect.

My guess is Elvis' "technique" would be too time-intensive to adapt for a mass produced figure.

Mighty_Jabba
06-17-2017, 01:06 PM
Rooted all the way.

The Ween
06-19-2017, 04:10 PM
I'd be willing to braid my Gimli's beard myself.

klapper
07-03-2017, 04:32 PM
Rooted, please!!!!!


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Sankari
07-05-2017, 09:12 PM
rooted hair and beard. I did it for my own custom , It feels much more realistic

ShadowOfTheRoc
07-06-2017, 01:26 PM
Definitely rooted!!

Bucky Underbelly
07-06-2017, 01:40 PM
Like I mentioned earlier, I'm in favor of whichever one looks better! (Hard to choose without seeing some side-by-side examples.)

denger4000
07-09-2017, 08:58 AM
Rooted everything

FlyAndFight
07-10-2017, 10:37 AM
Expecting Treebeard to be "rooted" as well...




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Dresky
07-12-2017, 06:37 PM
I'll just put that here.

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jra81984
07-12-2017, 06:47 PM
Aw man I cannot wait to see Gimli! Also happy to see Asmus will be showing figures at SDCC

Thainitty
07-12-2017, 10:14 PM
Looks like a rooted beard and it looks good!! :yess:

Gipetto0812
07-12-2017, 10:55 PM
nice! :rock can't wait to see more :panic:

D..C
07-12-2017, 11:12 PM
Is that a hand holding a staff behind Gimli??
Could that be the white wizard with a new HS?



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Cammo
07-12-2017, 11:14 PM
I really wonder how that braided moustache/beard will turn out. I also hope that the 2.0 sculpts will be ready for SDCC but that is asking too much I guess. I'm already stoked to see Gimli. One of the top 3 figures I'm dying to see.

Giimli86
07-12-2017, 11:38 PM
So far he looks good even with sculpted beard, I am concerned a bit because from that Photo he doesnt really look taller than Pippin (20.5cm) next to him, I hope that only my eyes deceive me as he should be around 24 cm.

Cammo
07-12-2017, 11:40 PM
Is that a hand holding a staff behind Gimli??
Could that be the white wizard with a new HS?



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You mean on the right*? I think that is Legolas with his bow.

Bucky Underbelly
07-12-2017, 11:41 PM
Gimli!

Can't wait to see more!

(Not sure if that's the white wizard. Judging by the more organic shape of the staff, he might still be grey ...)

EDIT: Ah. Yes, I think that's probably Legolas.

D..C
07-12-2017, 11:43 PM
You mean on the left? I think that is Legolas with his bow.

Yeah it does look like it has a bend so you could be right


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Cammo
07-13-2017, 02:25 AM
It also looks like he's wearing the helmet. But that is pretty much a given because most of us will display him with his full battle gear.

superdoug
07-13-2017, 03:01 AM
Can't wait to see the full reveal. Hopefully people take lots of pictures for those of us who will not be there. So close to having a complete fellowship!

Giimli86
07-13-2017, 03:26 AM
Can't wait to see the full reveal. Hopefully people take lots of pictures for those of us who will not be there. So close to having a complete fellowship!

Depends what you call close, even with a reveal next week, at earliest its gonna be Q4 this Year, around november-december, so for a huge Gimli fan like me it feels really far away :lol

cmiller99
07-13-2017, 04:05 AM
Exciting!

Thainitty
07-13-2017, 08:52 AM
So far he looks good even with sculpted beard, I am concerned a bit because from that Photo he doesnt really look taller than Pippin (20.5cm) next to him, I hope that only my eyes deceive me as he should be around 24 cm.

Looks like a rooted beard to me :dunno

Giimli86
07-13-2017, 09:55 AM
Looks like a rooted beard to me :dunno

then even better :) just let us finally see how he looks like in full and preorder it :D

rjszar
07-13-2017, 10:12 AM
Looks like a rooted beard to me :dunno

Thought I was missing something when I read that post too. That would have to be the best sculpted hair EVER!

FlyAndFight
07-13-2017, 11:09 AM
Looking forward to this release as well. Will be sad to say farewell to my custom Gimli, though...

pixletwin
07-13-2017, 11:57 AM
Looking forward to this release as well. Will be sad to say farewell to my custom Gimli, though...

I thought it was my custom Gimli when I saw that teaser! :lol

Bucky Underbelly
07-13-2017, 12:11 PM
Hard to tell much of anything from the picture (other than the fact that the outfit is looking pretty great!), but it does kind of look like the two braids in his beard are a little stiff and kind of sticking out at angles rather than laying straight down with the unbraided middle portion of the beard. I wonder if some hot water/hair product could help?

(And yes, I know I'm speculating about a thing I can barely see. But that's kind of what we're all here for, isn't it?)

Can't wait to see more!

andresmf
07-13-2017, 12:59 PM
Really looking forward to a new Gandalf the White.... A new /slim version is needed, bah, I need it!

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Wor-Gar
07-13-2017, 05:03 PM
I thought it was my custom Gimli when I saw that teaser! :lol

It does look A LOT like our custom parts, doesn't it? :lol

Very excited that he's finally so close. Hoping at SDCC...

Giimli86
07-18-2017, 03:25 AM
Question to Asmus:
If Gimli is going to be shown now at SDCC, then that means that the release date wont happen in 2017 but in 2018?
Guessing from the fact that Boromir is shown on many webshops as being available december 2017-First Quarter 2018.

SithThundercracker
07-19-2017, 12:28 AM
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koolkollectibleskhai
07-19-2017, 12:33 AM
Looks nice overall!! Gimli's head sculpt looks great, if a tad too big. Not too sure about the new Hobbit head sculpts though - they look just as weird as the original ones! Either way, I'm glad we'll finally have the whole Fellowship completed!

Giimli86
07-19-2017, 12:35 AM
from this one picture he looks incredible, instant preorder for me. :yess:

Giimli86
07-19-2017, 12:38 AM
there is the info that it will be smaller by x%, I mean the head.

Cammo
07-19-2017, 12:38 AM
Gimli looks amazing! A bit more hair on the beard but I'm nitpicking. What a figure! :horror

I really like the new Frodo and Sam sculpt as well. Nice Job Asmus. I glad I joined this line on time.

Edit: Is Gandalf standing on Balin's Tomb? (Mines of Moria diorama added with Gimli?) :O

Giimli86
07-19-2017, 12:42 AM
I'm a bit overly excited at the moment, give it to me now :wink1: I dont even mind that not all of his axes are shown as I have them from the old DID Gimli 2 times :rotfl

Timemeddler
07-19-2017, 12:43 AM
Gimli looks great! Might be on-board for this one...

Cammo
07-19-2017, 01:06 AM
Looks nice overall!! Gimli's head sculpt looks great, if a tad too big.

I just read that Gimli's productin headsculpt will be 5% smaller (due to recasting it I guess). :)

rjszar
07-19-2017, 01:19 AM
I just read that Gimli's productin headsculpt will be 5% smaller (due to recasting it I guess). :)

Exactly. They do that with all the sculpts to account for shrinkage.

SithThundercracker
07-19-2017, 03:32 AM
Edit: Is Gandalf standing on Balin's Tomb? (Mines of Moria diorama added with Gimli?) :O

Nope, it seems just a couple of stairs in front of Moria door.

koolkollectibleskhai
07-19-2017, 06:03 AM
I just read that Gimli's productin headsculpt will be 5% smaller (due to recasting it I guess). :)

Yeah, just saw that little sign next to him indicating that! Nice!

Cammo
07-19-2017, 06:12 AM
This might be my most anticipated sdcc reveal next to Yondu and a possible Arkham reveal.

xequae
07-19-2017, 06:43 AM
He looks great!! Glad to finally see the whole Fellowship together. Hopefully he'll be up for pre-order soon.

nexus
07-19-2017, 06:51 AM
Setup really looks great. It could be the photo, but Pippin looks quite a bit off. The other hobbits seems to be nice improvements. I'm going to have Legolas and the Hobbits rehaired as well as a rebeard for Gandalf. With the Fellowship done, Asmus will be able to move on to characters like Arwen, Galadriel, Faramir, Lurtz, Elrond and Gollum/Smeagol.

Wor-Gar
07-19-2017, 08:36 AM
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Pretty amazing to see one company finally complete the Fellowship....

The Ween
07-19-2017, 09:31 AM
Sam and Frodo look great there, but Merry and Pippin......ugh!

FlyAndFight
07-19-2017, 09:32 AM
Pretty amazing to see one company finally complete the Fellowship....

My thoughts, exactly!

pixletwin
07-19-2017, 11:05 AM
Dang it.. now I am feeling obligated to get the hobbits. Are they even reasonably available anymore?

Bucky Underbelly
07-19-2017, 11:10 AM
Dang it.. now I am feeling obligated to get the hobbits. Are they even reasonably available anymore?

I believe they said they were planning to re-release them with updated heads. And they'll be selling expansion packs with the new heads for those of us who already purchased the previous versions.

Entropy
07-19-2017, 12:42 PM
Pretty amazing to see one company finally complete the Fellowship....

:lecture

It's finally happened. Congrats Asmus! :clap

Darth Snoopy
07-19-2017, 03:20 PM
Damn...Gimli looks GOOD! :rock

pixletwin
07-19-2017, 03:21 PM
I believe they said they were planning to re-release them with updated heads. And they'll be selling expansion packs with the new heads for those of us who already purchased the previous versions.

Oh? Good news for sure if that's the case. Bad news for my customs. :lol

Thainitty
07-19-2017, 03:37 PM
Gimli looks fantastic!!!! :clap

FlyAndFight
07-19-2017, 08:12 PM
Oh? Good news for sure if that's the case. Bad news for my customs. :lol

I'm with you, Pix. It was a glorious era of customization. I'll still be keeping them, though.

Cammo
07-21-2017, 03:50 AM
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Bucky Underbelly
07-21-2017, 08:15 AM
Looks like the sculpt has an open, "war-cry" mouth. That's great. I love a little personality and expression in a sculpt. Too many neutral "museum faces" in my collection. And that's perfect for Gimli!

Wor-Gar
07-21-2017, 09:31 AM
Are these at the show?

Sildedaspo
07-21-2017, 09:45 AM
Looks like the sculpt has an open, "war-cry" mouth. That's great. I love a little personality and expression in a sculpt. Too many neutral "museum faces" in my collection. And that's perfect for Gimli!

I'm seeing an excellent stern expression but I think what you are seeing as open mouth is his bottom lip.


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Bucky Underbelly
07-21-2017, 09:49 AM
Is it? Looked like teeth to me.

We need better pictures! Is anybody at SDCC who can swing by and get us some close-ups?

pixletwin
07-21-2017, 10:09 AM
I'm seeing an excellent stern expression but I think what you are seeing as open mouth is his bottom lip.


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I agree. Looks like a bottom lip.

Gipetto0812
07-21-2017, 10:39 AM
man Gimli looks so good!

Giimli86
08-09-2017, 11:09 PM
Any Update about the Status of Gimli? I mean accessories, like will we get all of his Axes and what kind of luxury edition are you planning with him? Approximately when can we expect it to have it up for preorder?

Sildedaspo
08-09-2017, 11:19 PM
Seriously though we got that sneak peak and then silence. I need crumbs to temporarily satiate my ever yearning palate! This is the figure I have been waiting for since day one of learning about this line! HYPE^^^^^*^^GIMLIHYPETRAIN!!!


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HTHero
08-10-2017, 12:36 AM
Oh man, if I like the Aragorn I PO'd (SLIM) I will definitely get Legolas and Gimli! Please let Gimli's beard be rooted :pray:

Giimli86
08-10-2017, 12:45 AM
Oh man, if I like the Aragorn I PO'd (SLIM) I will definitely get Legolas and Gimli! Please let Gimli's beard be rooted :pray:

Its gonna be rooted,, you can see it in the Photos.

HTHero
08-10-2017, 01:02 AM
Its gonna be rooted,, you can see it in the Photos.


Woohoo! Thanks for answering about Gimli...Giimli XD

Giimli86
08-24-2017, 10:40 PM
Question to Asmus: Will Gimli get a lothlorien cape as well as Legolas and Aragorn did?
And back to my question a few weeks ago: Any update on Gimli?

George13
09-01-2017, 10:34 AM
I need to see more photos

WolfBoy
09-04-2017, 03:05 AM
Gimli looks badass!!!!!

That Pippen though lol.

George13
09-23-2017, 08:22 PM
Still no news?

Pianoteam
09-23-2017, 08:31 PM
Pippin looks like he's on some crazy crack.

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Giimli86
10-20-2017, 12:12 AM
Any news about Gimli? We havent heard anything for quite long now, since July. :(

Giimli86
11-15-2017, 01:29 AM
Just messaged Asmus through fb messenger and they answered regarding Gimli: "We are hoping to start the po by the end of the year~"

Docrate
11-15-2017, 03:16 AM
Yes good news

FlyAndFight
11-15-2017, 11:49 AM
Good news, indeed!

My custom Gimli has served me well for many years. Will be a little sad to finally replace him... :monkey2

Kalkylen
11-15-2017, 03:55 PM
I really hope Gimli comes with a sculpted stand. Balin's tomb would be nice... ;)

Rzeznikk
11-15-2017, 06:58 PM
I really hope Gimli comes with a sculpted stand. Balin's tomb would be nice... ;)I'm really hoping for Balins Tomb as well.

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Giimli86
11-16-2017, 01:32 AM
I hope that they will include all of his axes (the 3 melee Ones and the 2 throwing axes.) and a lothlorien cape as well, since he was wearing that all through TTT and RoTK.

matt3223
11-16-2017, 08:44 PM
This figure will be amazing...and I think becouse it should hopefully have a custom body set up (and custom hand sculpts) this opens the doors for thorinfinity who is confirmed...his company...and iron foot who I think would be an amazing figure astetecly

Wor-Gar
12-04-2017, 09:22 PM
Hoping this is the month...

FlyAndFight
12-05-2017, 02:45 PM
Can't wait for the dwarf to finally be tossed our way!

Giimli86
12-06-2017, 04:51 AM
Can't wait for the dwarf to finally be tossed our way!

I hope the same, at least thats what they said to me :D

What do you think how many will be made? I cant recalll now how many was made of Aragorn or Boromir, a few hundred or so? I mean we can expect more or less about 1000 Figures of Gimli being made?

Thainitty
12-06-2017, 10:57 AM
Nobody tosses a dwarf

devilof76
12-13-2017, 10:54 PM
Hoping this is the month...

I'm just hoping it's the year.

DCFett
12-15-2017, 12:41 AM
Not much year left....

Wor-Gar
12-17-2017, 11:01 AM
Yeah, at this point perhaps we'll be lucky for just a tease.

devilof76
12-18-2017, 09:34 PM
I mean the next 12 month window. We've waited forever already so anticipation isn't exactly jeopardized by more waiting. I just don't know how much longer I'll care about it.

Asmus
12-18-2017, 11:47 PM
we have changed tons of things since the display on Comic-con.
we even change the head sculpt entirely to look more like the actor.


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D..C
12-19-2017, 12:20 AM
Do you have a date in mind for a full reveal yet Asmus?


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Giimli86
12-19-2017, 12:44 AM
it was looking already great on the comic con, but nevertheless the question is when will we get a full reveal and a preorder option? Approximately when will it be released?

Asmus
12-19-2017, 02:02 AM
Pre-order is just around the corner ~!

Giimli86
12-19-2017, 02:04 AM
Pre-order is just around the corner ~!

Sounds awesome, cant wait for it, actually waited for it for 4 years :D

devilof76
12-19-2017, 03:05 AM
That's better than 17!

Giimli86
12-19-2017, 03:11 AM
That's better than 17!

I only meant the last 4 years waiting it from Asmus :D altogether since the first movie hit the theatres, so thats 16 years for me.

D..C
12-19-2017, 03:13 AM
Pre-order is just around the corner ~!

Great news!


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devilof76
12-19-2017, 03:16 AM
I only meant the last 4 years waiting it from Asmus :D altogether since the first movie hit the theatres, so thats 16 years for me.

Oh, right. If I wanted to split hairs, I've probably only been waiting since Sideshow got the license. I was happy with ToyBiz up until then.

murdomac
12-19-2017, 03:57 AM
Pre-order is just around the corner ~!

Gandalf Slim soon to?

xequae
12-19-2017, 06:43 AM
Awesome!! It will be great to finally finish the Fellowship.

superdoug
12-19-2017, 01:18 PM
Pre-order is just around the corner ~!

I wasn’t expecting to read this! Great news!

FlyAndFight
12-19-2017, 01:19 PM
:clap

Wor-Gar
12-19-2017, 08:00 PM
Pre-order is just around the corner ~!


:clap

Giimli86
12-29-2017, 06:24 AM
I highly doubt that preorder is going to happen in the upcoming 2 days :(

GhostBeard
12-29-2017, 02:00 PM
I'm thinking this will be a surprise gift for my son this year. Just wondering, anyone have a guess at a realistic release date and/or price range?

He loves the dwarves and would probably rather have a Thorin (his favorite) but he likes Gimli too. He's meeting Billy Boyd and Sean Astin next year for his birthday but he wasn't a fan of those Asmus figures. Gimli is looking better though.

Giimli86
12-29-2017, 03:44 PM
I'm thinking this will be a surprise gift for my son this year. Just wondering, anyone have a guess at a realistic release date and/or price range?

He loves the dwarves and would probably rather have a Thorin (his favorite) but he likes Gimli too. He's meeting Billy Boyd and Sean Astin next year for his birthday but he wasn't a fan of those Asmus figures. Gimli is looking better though.
The release date depends on when they will put it up for preorder, they said its right around the corner, which in my understanding means in a few weeks time, so lets say January then the actual release date is 3-5 months from that point. In that case April-June.
The price will be most likely between 200-300 Usd depending on if you want the standard figure or the luxury edition which will include some sort of base like in legolas case the troll head. My bet is on 220-250 for the standard with all his 5 axes and 300 for the luxury edition.

C-Brock
12-30-2017, 01:16 AM
Pre-order is just around the corner ~!

:yess: Really looking forward to rounding-out the fellowship. If anyone was wondering, the sculpted-hair Boromir is great, too!

Giimli86
01-06-2018, 04:46 AM
So how do we stand with that around the corner for preordering Gimli?

Wor-Gar
01-15-2018, 08:54 PM
Keep hope afloat.

ObiGlennKenobi
01-19-2018, 12:34 AM
Asmus have just updated their Instagram with a pic of Gimli..it's just a back shot of him wearing his Elven cloak and his axe.
Not sure how to post pics...

koolkollectibleskhai
01-19-2018, 12:53 AM
Asmus have just updated their Instagram with a pic of Gimli..it's just a back shot of him wearing his Elven cloak and his axe.
Not sure how to post pics...

Huh?! Where did you see this?! I'm looking at their official Insta and FB pages and there's no new photo of gimli......

D..C
01-19-2018, 05:50 AM
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superdoug
01-19-2018, 06:23 AM
Can’t wait for the preorder now that Frodo and Sam have shipped we need the next reveal!

Giimli86
01-19-2018, 08:00 AM
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Woah the battle axe looks cool and really satisfied seeing the lothlorien cape on him 😊

superdoug
01-19-2018, 08:52 AM
I am a little concerned about the wear and tear on that connection to the cape if the axe is heavy. I wonder if they thought about it. Not sure how heavy the axe will so maybe it’s not an issue anyway.

Husker75
01-20-2018, 05:45 AM
388486388486I doubt they will do a connection to the cape. Most likely it’s a back mounted axe holder and the cape has a slit down it to expose it for exterior wear. (Legolas has the same type of deal).

Bucky Underbelly
01-20-2018, 11:21 AM
I wonder if all his axes will be metal?

Hope so! :pray:

FlyAndFight
01-20-2018, 05:17 PM
A magnetic attachment point would have been cool.

swtimes11
01-26-2018, 06:31 PM
Gimili looks awesome. There needs to be Legolas 2.0 with rooted hair. The sculpted hair doesn't work.

Kalkylen
01-27-2018, 11:39 AM
Saw this on Instagram... :)

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Wor-Gar
01-27-2018, 11:43 AM
Liking the detail.

This figure has been a long time coming. Remember when it was listed as one of the original 5 figures in 2013 along with Gothmog and Gandalf?

Dresky
01-27-2018, 12:02 PM
It's the last figure some of us need to finally complete the Fellowship. The teases are killing me lol.

RIDDICK
01-27-2018, 12:14 PM
This figure has been a long time coming.
Remember when it was listed as one of the original 5 figures in 2013 along with Gothmog and Gandalf?
Screw that! I remember when I was excited for more Fellowship figures from Sideshow. I feel ****in' old, man.

Kalkylen
01-27-2018, 01:20 PM
The Fellowship won't be complete until we get the updated LOTR era Gandalf head ;)

superdoug
01-27-2018, 08:31 PM
Screw that! I remember when I was excited for more Fellowship figures from Sideshow. I feel ****in' old, man.

I know exactly how you feel. 1/6 Aragorn was my first step into this 1/6 hobby and it was a crushing blow when Sideshow’s line died. They sucked me in again when they did the 1/6 statues only to once again see them not complete the fellowship.

egel
01-28-2018, 02:53 PM
I know exactly how you feel. 1/6 Aragorn was my first step into this 1/6 hobby and it was a crushing blow when Sideshow’s line died. They sucked me in again when they did the 1/6 statues only to once again see them not complete the fellowship.

Ooh, still mad at them for that after pretty much promising they would. Jokes on you Sideshow, good luck getting my money now. :wink1:

The Ween
01-28-2018, 04:24 PM
I know exactly how you feel. 1/6 Aragorn was my first step into this 1/6 hobby and it was a crushing blow when Sideshow’s line died. They sucked me in again when they did the 1/6 statues only to once again see them not complete the fellowship.

And the PFs as well. And they all sold out! Never made sense to me.

superdoug
01-28-2018, 05:27 PM
And the PFs as well. And they all sold out! Never made sense to me.

Yup. A PF of Sam & Bill, one with Merry & Pippin maybe sitting on a Treebeard branch, Gimli on Balin’s tomb and Boromir blowing his horn at Amon Henn all would have sold out in my opinion.

thecapn
01-29-2018, 08:45 AM
The Fellowship won't be complete until we get the updated LOTR era Gandalf head ;)

I'll be...OKAY if this never happens. I skipped out on the first release and just repainted my old Sideshow one and picked up a few parts here and there to update it.

That said, if they DO actually release the original-head LOTR Gandalf, I'll be on it like peanut butter on jelly.


I'm SO excited to see the Gimli reveal. It's amazing that within a year (maybe a bit more, depending on Gimli), I will have gotten an entire well-done Fellowship on the shelf. Boggles my mind after waiting for 15 years!

After that, I can only cross my fingers that they'll make a Gollum. He's the only other one I'd want :)

RIDDICK
01-29-2018, 02:59 PM
I know exactly how you feel. 1/6 Aragorn was my first step into this 1/6 hobby and it was a crushing blow when Sideshow’s line died. They sucked me in again when they did the 1/6 statues only to once again see them not complete the fellowship.

Yep. When they started to make those statues instead it felt very painful...
Oh well, at least I still have that Aragorn PF. Wish I was fast enough to get the Galdalf one too...

Haldiron
02-15-2018, 08:30 PM
Any update on a reveal? I thought we we close and that was 2 months ago.

D..C
02-16-2018, 05:21 PM
Shared on Asmus Instagram.

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Manannin
02-16-2018, 05:53 PM
I really hope he is a home run. Come on Asmus, I believe in you!

Haldiron
02-16-2018, 08:54 PM
Not really a reveal though. Come on, Asmus.

FlyAndFight
02-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Let's see that Dwarf noggin!

Bucky Underbelly
02-17-2018, 04:58 PM
Is he on display at NY Toy Fair? The Nazgul/Steed 2.0 set is apparently on display there. (A picture was posted in that thread.)

Any other LOTR/Hobbit figure news out of that show?

Kalkylen
02-18-2018, 01:05 PM
Is he on display at NY Toy Fair? The Nazgul/Steed 2.0 set is apparently on display there. (A picture was posted in that thread.)

Any other LOTR/Hobbit figure news out of that show?

There are a few photos on the Asmus page of their display and there's nothing unreleased so far, just the Nazgul re-release.

asgardianboy
02-18-2018, 11:23 PM
Hi there.

Can anybody provide any more information regarding that 2.0 Nazgul and steed? I am particularly interested in the Steed. The 1.0 version was known to have issues with sculpting and articulation (legs were skinny, wrongly placed, difficult to work with). I am wondering if there is any information as to those problems have been acknowledged and fixed in 2.0. Maybe Mr. Asmus has already provided any data on this?

Thanks buddies.
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Is he on display at NY Toy Fair? The Nazgul/Steed 2.0 set is apparently on display there. (A picture was posted in that thread.)

Any other LOTR/Hobbit figure news out of that show?

koolkollectibleskhai
02-19-2018, 02:57 AM
Haven't swapped out the old Hobbit sculpts for their new ones yet. But damn I'm dying for Gimli to be announced! So close to completing the Fellowship now with this series from Asmus Toys!

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Wor-Gar
02-25-2018, 09:03 PM
That's a great display.... so lets get going with Gimli already, huh Amsus?

:D


Those reissues will sell a lot better once there's a complete Fellowship to be had.

Rzeznikk
03-06-2018, 08:17 PM
Soooooo......
Yeah.....

May was it?

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Asmus
03-07-2018, 01:16 AM
Yea, without doubt Gimli is the HARDEST character we ever have to do...

It is more than just the armor and body now, it is the root beard. It is all that is left to overcome.

Sildedaspo
03-07-2018, 01:21 AM
Yea, without doubt Gimli is the HARDEST character we ever have to do...

It is more than just the armor and body now, it is the root beard. It is all that is left to overcome.Heck, I'll take a gimli even with a sculpted beard. I just want to add him to the collection!

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Matner77
03-07-2018, 02:39 AM
Out of all the characters in the film series, I personally have always considered these to be the main & supporting characters.

Done
Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Boromir, Gandalf (Grey & White), Saruman, Eowyn, Ringwraith, Morgul Lord, Gothmog

Pending Gimli

That's 16 of the principle & supporting characters done, plus a couple of orcs.

Remaining
Sauron, Old Bilbo, Elrond, Arwen, Galadriel, Lurtz, Haldir, Celeborn? (maybe)
Theoden, Eomer, Wormtongue, Faramir, Golum/Smeagol
Denathor

Certainly passed the half way point. Of course I have no idea what Asmus long term plans are, but they have well surpassed my expectations after the poor show by Sideshow. Thanks Asmus for all the hard work

Manannin
03-07-2018, 03:53 PM
Yea, without doubt Gimli is the HARDEST character we ever have to do...

It is more than just the armor and body now, it is the root beard. It is all that is left to overcome.

Thanks for the update, it keeps the hope alive! I’m very much looking forward to a full fellowship! I know you won’t disappoint with Gimli.

Wor-Gar
03-07-2018, 04:32 PM
Yea, without doubt Gimli is the HARDEST character we ever have to do...

It is more than just the armor and body now, it is the root beard. It is all that is left to overcome.

One tough little dwarf, as in keeping with his character.

Going to be a very big day when he is ready to be unveiled. Can't wait!

Can you believe its been 5 years already?

Bucky Underbelly
03-07-2018, 06:35 PM
Five years and what ... 16 figures? 17?

There have been ups and downs along the way, but I certainly appreciate all the effort, Asmus!

Asmus
03-07-2018, 09:34 PM
Five years and what ... 16 figures? 17?

There have been ups and downs along the way, but I certainly appreciate all the effort, Asmus!

There will be many more to come !

2018 - 2019 might be the year of Helms Deep

matt3223
03-07-2018, 10:08 PM
There will be many more to come !

2018 - 2019 might be the year of Helms Deep

Does this mean we start to see army builders like urakkai....or is it Theadon, eaomer, gimili, and that's it lo l...which works to don't get me wrong lol

Wor-Gar
03-08-2018, 02:14 PM
Let's get Lurtz first!!! Please...

superdoug
03-08-2018, 02:26 PM
There will be many more to come !

2018 - 2019 might be the year of Helms Deep

!!!!!!!!!!! I just jumped for joy! And my wallet is crying in a corner.



And yes we need Lurtz!

Manannin
03-08-2018, 03:06 PM
That’s some awesome news! But I also agree, Lurtz would be a great addition before moving on from FOTR :)

Bucky Underbelly
03-08-2018, 03:17 PM
Once they engineer an Uruk base body there are LOTS of options from there! This is exciting!

(I would also 100% buy a Helm's Deep Aragorn with zero complaints about double-dipping.)

hellboyman
03-08-2018, 05:02 PM
Asmus Please Please
Give us an Option to buy Sculpted beard and hair for Gimli.
Some of us collectors Hate rooted and Barbie looking figures, Please.
Gimli would look Awsome in Sculpted Beard.

Rexus
03-08-2018, 06:07 PM
There will be many more to come !

2018 - 2019 might be the year of Helms Deep

Helms Deep Legolas with skateboard shield would be cool!

StarWarsFam
03-08-2018, 06:52 PM
Helms Deep Legolas with skateboard shield would be cool!

NO! NEVER! The ToyBiz figure with the wheels and everything was quite enough...

superdoug
03-08-2018, 07:32 PM
Asmus Please Please
Give us an Option to buy Sculpted beard and hair for Gimli.
Some of us collectors Hate rooted and Barbie looking figures, Please.
Gimli would look Awsome in Sculpted Beard.

Yes please give us both headsculpts. I see the pluses and minuses of both and so far I have both the rooted and sculpted versions from Asmus and I like the idea of having a fellowship either all sculpted or all rooted.

warlock664
03-08-2018, 09:15 PM
Some of us collectors Hate rooted and Barbie looking figures,

Lol
That's a really odd and narrow-minded view of rooted hair. Rooted doesn't make a figure "Barbie looking".

Stryker2011
03-08-2018, 11:51 PM
Lol
That's a really odd and narrow-minded view of rooted hair. Rooted doesn't make a figure "Barbie looking".

I know, right. So many people on these forums will get a figure with sculpted hair, then spend hours grinding it off and adding real hair (generally to rave reviews about how much better and realistic it looks), but others can’t take a few minutes to futz a figure that already comes with it...? Christ, I just spent the better part of an hour and a half trying to put 12 miniature belts into miniature belt buckles, I’m pretty sure I can take a few minutes to mess with the occasional unruly doll hair. I think the arguments against rooted comes more from male insecurities rather than anything else. I say, Let your balls drop and tell your friends that are making fun of you to go f$&k themselves. Embrace the fact that non-collectors are going to think your a dork, nerd, or loser for collecting dolls in the first place (rooted hair or not).

nosha4701
03-09-2018, 01:13 AM
The guys from Coomodel can pull it off. I'm sure you can do it too Asmus

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superdoug
03-09-2018, 06:13 AM
I know, right. So many people on these forums will get a figure with sculpted hair, then spend hours grinding it off and adding real hair (generally to rave reviews about how much better and realistic it looks), but others can’t take a few minutes to futz a figure that already comes with it...? Christ, I just spent the better part of an hour and a half trying to put 12 miniature belts into miniature belt buckles, I’m pretty sure I can take a few minutes to mess with the occasional unruly doll hair. I think the arguments against rooted comes more from male insecurities rather than anything else. I say, Let your balls drop and tell your friends that are making fun of you to go f$&k themselves. Embrace the fact that non-collectors are going to think your a dork, nerd, or loser for collecting dolls in the first place (rooted hair or not).

Sorry but this post kind of insulted me a little. Honestly the reason I prefer sculpted is simply because I suck at futzing with the rooted hair and to my eyes good sculpted and painted hair looks more realistic to me. A lot of time with the rooted hair you get ugly seams at the forehead and because they are trying to get it to lay somewhat realistically you can end up seeing the scalp underneath because if they covered the entire scalp the hair would be too puffy because the hair is not 1/6 the thickness of our hair.

Just because I prefer sculpted to rooted has nothing to do with my masculinity or security it has everything to do with my personal display preferences. And like I have said before I have both their rooted and sculpted version of Aragorn and Boromir and both are proudly displayed but I think sculpted Boromir turned out better. The Aragorn’s are a harder descion for me but I think if better sculpted hair was put on the sculpt it would be my preference.

All that being said I will say the Winter Soldier Black Widow is about the best mass produced rooted figure I have seen in person and sculpted hair on her would have hurt the realism. So like I said earlier I see positives and negatives with both routes.

pixletwin
03-09-2018, 06:26 AM
Lol
That's a really odd and narrow-minded view of rooted hair. Rooted doesn't make a figure "Barbie looking".

9 times out of 10 I agree. Rooted hair is awful. It’s not a narrow-minded point of view. It’s an opinion.

Boromir and Aragorn look awful with rooted hair. I wouldn’t say they are Barbie bad... maybe Tonner bad.

warlock664
03-09-2018, 07:13 AM
9 times out of 10 I agree. Rooted hair is awful. It’s not a narrow-minded point of view. It’s an opinion.


Opinion=Point of View

And referring to all rooted hair figures as "Barbie looking" is narrow-minded.
The great majority of dissenters are against rooted hair because they think it makes them "doll collectors" instead of "figure collectors". Like one is legitimate and the other is not lol.

matt3223
03-09-2018, 07:24 AM
I like rooted hair but I will be honest all the figures that I have bought with rooted hair I have had redone....not becouse I dislike it but I am picky lol....I like rooted hair becouse it is easier to pose I think....I look at the hot toys thor figures for example....you turn the head the hair looks un natural...so to me rooted hair is by far the better option with the majority of figures I get...currently re doing tauriel, legolas, and sarumon

pixletwin
03-09-2018, 07:27 AM
Opinion=Point of View

And referring to all rooted hair figures as "Barbie looking" is narrow-minded.
The great majority of dissenters are against rooted hair because they think it makes them "doll collectors" instead of "figure collectors". Like one is legitimate and the other is not lol.

Really? POV= Opinion. I had nooooo idea. (note sarcasm)

My point was your call that it was "narrow minded" was judgemental and based solely on it's direct opposition to your own opinion (perhaps equally narrow minded?). Also the last polls that I recall seeing found the opinions of collectors nearly divided 50/50 on the subject.

Soooooo.... :dunno

scumonkey
03-10-2018, 01:22 AM
Asmus-Damtoys seem to have pulled it off nicely enough...
https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/cc/77/GsNizCLI_t.jpg (http://imgbox.com/GsNizCLI)

hellboyman
03-10-2018, 04:01 PM
All these pictures you guys are posting with Rooted beard looks like Crap.
You can hardly represent a 1/6th beard hair thread with synthetic hair that is Meant for 1:1scale,
The thickness is Wrong.
Those rooted hair figures that are Good are Custome made,after spending 100 hours of time with a Master hair stylist,
Everything else I have seen here looks like a Barbie, special Boromir and Gandalf, I have the Gandalf, and I hate his Rooted hair, but no choice here.
How can you have 4 hobbits with sculpted hair and then Mix and match Rooted, Unacceptable from my point of view. This is again my personal opinion.

Dresky
03-10-2018, 04:19 PM
Asmus-Damtoys seem to have pulled it off nicely enough...
https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/cc/77/GsNizCLI_t.jpg (http://imgbox.com/GsNizCLI)

It does look good, but that's a 25 inch statue. Larger head to work with.

Wor-Gar
03-15-2018, 09:15 PM
waiting semi-patiently for this reveal...

FlyAndFight
03-16-2018, 09:01 AM
Should come with salted pork.

Dresky
03-16-2018, 12:06 PM
At this point i'd take a Gimli with no beard. I just want to finish my Fellowship lol.

matt3223
03-18-2018, 11:47 AM
This sounds silly but I hope the hands are actual dwarf hands...in the movies they are very thick.

SunrayTheWingman
03-20-2018, 05:28 AM
Asmus Please Please
Give us an Option to buy Sculpted beard and hair for Gimli.
Some of us collectors Hate rooted and Barbie looking figures, Please.
Gimli would look Awsome in Sculpted Beard.
I think that's a great idea. I don't buy figures with rooted hair (it's just not my thing), but I'd hate to skip Gimli because of that since I'm just recently getting into this line again after seeing how great Frodo turned out.

Bucky Underbelly
03-20-2018, 08:09 AM
I'd love the option to buy both. Honestly, I wish that was always an option with this line. Granted, not every figure calls for rooted hair, but for those that do, I'd love to see them offer a deluxe version with two head sculpts - one rooted, one sculpted. I'd be happy to pay more for that. It doesn't have to be either/or. It could be BOTH. That way everybody wins!

hellboyman
03-20-2018, 03:13 PM
If they were going with sculpted beard and hair, this figure would have been released and in our Shelf already.
Asmus, why are you making it dif1for yourself to make a figure with rooted beard, it's just ugly, especially the border where the rooted hair is coming, that cut is just ugly.

warlock664
03-20-2018, 03:27 PM
Lol!
:cuckoo:

Thainitty
03-20-2018, 04:12 PM
I'm happy about the rooted beard, take your time asmus and do it right

Manannin
03-21-2018, 02:09 AM
I'm happy about the rooted beard, take your time asmus and do it right

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robrod
03-23-2018, 06:09 PM
This sounds silly but I hope the hands are actual dwarf hands...in the movies they are very thick.


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I second. :lecture

Dresky
03-24-2018, 04:03 AM
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mikeljanin
03-24-2018, 04:50 AM
Awesome!!! The detail in the outfit looks sick. Now let's see how that rooted beard look! :)

superdoug
03-24-2018, 07:24 AM
Awesome! We are so close to finally having a complete fellowship.

rjszar
03-24-2018, 08:48 AM
Looks like a winner so far.

TheWordWizard
03-24-2018, 08:50 AM
He looks amazing so far! Can't wait to finally have a full Fellowship!

Wor-Gar
03-24-2018, 09:59 AM
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Interesting. Looks like we're not far away now...

Sildedaspo
03-24-2018, 10:06 AM
Interesting. Looks like we're not far away now...I hope not. I feel like this part has been ready to go for a minute now, it's just the head sculpt which has been giving them a tough time and that hasn't been teased since the original oversized prototype from a while ago.

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FlyAndFight
03-25-2018, 03:01 PM
Toss the dwarf at us already, Asmus!

Medo
03-28-2018, 12:37 AM
Root beard/Hair!!!!

it's most Really

hoodonit00
03-28-2018, 07:31 AM
Root beard/Hair!!!!

it's most Really

Is there a language barrier here?

Bucky Underbelly
03-28-2018, 08:27 AM
I hope they beef up his arms a little. It's tricky to tell, but from that picture they look a little scrawny. If they don't, I'll definitely be padding him out a bit.

Can't wait for the unveiling!

hoodonit00
03-28-2018, 09:41 AM
I hope they beef up his arms a little. It's tricky to tell, but from that picture they look a little scrawny. If they don't, I'll definitely be padding him out a bit.

Can't wait for the unveiling!

Yea I thought the same.

Stanlore
04-04-2018, 12:41 AM
100% on board, will be my first Asmus

Dresky
04-07-2018, 11:36 AM
Small glimpse...

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Wor-Gar
04-07-2018, 11:50 AM
where's that from?

And what Orc arm is that?

GavilanOrd
04-07-2018, 11:51 AM
And what's that's armored gauntlet in front of him?

Dresky
04-07-2018, 12:25 PM
Full pic (from Facebook). Is it Grishnak?

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mikeljanin
04-07-2018, 12:29 PM
Yeah, looks like Grishnakh to me. Also, can't wait to see Gimli full detail!

Bucky Underbelly
04-07-2018, 01:54 PM
And is that Balin's tomb behind him? REALLY hope so!

It's not a great picture, but the beard looks great so far ...!

FlyAndFight
04-07-2018, 02:15 PM
Agreed. The head sculpt looks pretty good there.

D..C
04-09-2018, 05:03 AM
From Facebook

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180409/b6561f4356bffbb0f117af84ba805525.jpg


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mikeljanin
04-09-2018, 05:23 AM
Looking great. Can't wait to preorder!

Bucky Underbelly
04-09-2018, 05:27 AM
Whoa! He looks fantastic there!