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Keano
09-16-2005, 09:38 AM
I recently got some money and would like to spend it for SSW stuff as ever.

I am in Europe so only from here I would buy due to taxes and shipping costs from the US.

Nevertheless : What would you do buy either the Lurtz figure or the Gollum 3/4 head ?

What decision would you take ???

Which one looks better and is a must have ???

Thanks in advance.

:banana :banana :banana :banana

GrueSam
09-16-2005, 09:40 AM
Lurtz. There are too many representations of Gollum, imo.

One of Nine
09-16-2005, 09:59 AM
Lurtz. There are too many representations of Gollum, imo.


I agree, go for the Lurtz

Keano
09-16-2005, 10:04 AM
But doesn't the Gollum head represent Gollum in the correct way ?

Lurtz also looks great but he doesn't have much motion. I mean he's only standing there ??

elwood49
09-16-2005, 10:34 AM
But doesn't the Gollum head represent Gollum in the correct way ?

Lurtz also looks great but he doesn't have much motion. I mean he's only standing there ??

I would go for Lurtz also. I never liked the Gollum head simply because it's 3/4 scale. Pretty much defeats the point of having a large head, IMO. Why not make it 1:1? I think the plaque looks tacky, also.

I probably would have bought the head at 1:1 scale, but this was just a poor decision by whoever made it. I also disagree with the statement above that there are too many Gollum products. There are no real quality products, IMO. The regular 1/4 scale bust is excellent, but I don't collect those. The DVD statues don't have black bases and look way out of place, and the 3/4 head is at a stupid scale. I was hoping that SS/W would make a Gollum that I would actually buy, but that never happened. Sigh...

JSA
09-16-2005, 10:40 AM
lurtz! :joy

gollum.... :sick

WrathofSauron
09-16-2005, 10:44 AM
Hi Keano I would go for the Gollum bust I love it I think its quite realistic and stands out from the other pieces because of its size and ratio which I think really highlights his part in the Trilogy very well! Thats just my bit on it but i think that Lurtz is a bit boring esp the pose which could have been much better given his part in the movie! Ugluk is a better buy there I think, but between Lurtz/Gollum bust definitely Gollum for me, very lifelike!!
Now we've gone and rightly confused ya!!!! :banana :mwaha

oxbeard
09-16-2005, 01:16 PM
But doesn't the Gollum head represent Gollum in the correct way ?

Lurtz also looks great but he doesn't have much motion. I mean he's only standing there ??

I actually love the 3/4 Gollum bust. But faced with a decision between him and Lurtz I would go with Lurtz. Sure this isn't an action pose, but the Gollum bust isn't either. I think the Lurtz statue really represents an important scene from the movie as basically the beginning of the Uruk-Hai army. And if you already have or ever have the chance to pick up Saruman, they look extremely well displayed together.

RichPG
09-16-2005, 01:37 PM
Gollum is big, detailed & underrated, not to mention LE1500! It's also a bit of a steal at the moment, seen a few on ebay around the 100 mark.

Lurtz is readily available & in higher numbers.

Get Gollum first & Lurtz later. :D

Doomhammer
09-16-2005, 03:57 PM
I don't own these but my pick would be Gollum. A bust that size should really stand out in your collection. But perhaps that's a bad thing in your opinion. From the pics I've seen the bust is wonderfully detailed, whilst Lurtz is a bit uninteresting imho.

transhi100
09-16-2005, 04:09 PM
That is a tough one. I have Gollum and have seen Lurtz, which is one of the pieces I really want right now. Gollum was one of my first and it is a thing of beauty. I think it captures the character perfectly. Lurtz is a perfect maquette piece, though somewhat boring. When it all comes down to it, since Gollum is readily available and will be so for awhile, get Lurtz because it's getting rarer everyday.

gtb
09-16-2005, 05:41 PM
SSW LOTR line of products are truly well done.... you should take both... no compromise...

elwood49
09-16-2005, 05:46 PM
SSW LOTR line of products are truly well done.... you should take both... no compromise...

New user ID Josh? :p

larbob
09-17-2005, 04:13 AM
I have both ... the bust detail is excellent and the best representation
of Gollum SS did but then Lurtz standing with Saruman and Wormtongue
is a must statue collection.

FrodoEyes
09-17-2005, 10:21 AM
Lurtz....what he lacks in clothes he more than makes up with in that stare!

FrodoEyes
09-17-2005, 10:53 AM
Oh and happy 21st birthday!!

gtb
09-17-2005, 06:07 PM
Not too new... not too old either... :D


New user ID Josh? :p

amonhen
09-17-2005, 08:34 PM
I have Lurtz and would vote for this one. To me he represents the Uruk-hai, and I personally prefer the statues to the busts. Haven't seen the Gollum bust personally...........

Daveyjaro
09-17-2005, 10:57 PM
I have Lurtz and Gollum Bust, go with Gollum. It is so damn realistic looking, eyes shining with malice, it is a very impressive piece. :google