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    Default Re: GIMLI Customs...

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    SS freaking Sucks for ending this line!!!!!
    I never thought we'd have to resort to cobbling together the rest of the Fellowship, but if that's what we gotta do, then so be it!

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    Second to certain Hobbits, Gimli is a must have for any LOTR collection.
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    I decided to post pics now... Gimli's more important than sleep! The pics aren't the best, but DiD did a decent job on the face sculpt, parts of the costume are quite good, and the axes are very nicely made. I think he'd be a good base for building an ultimate 1:6 Gimli.









    Edit: Now it's really late... I'll post comparison pics tomorrow, for anyone who's interested. Good night & Happy Halloween!
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    Does anyone have both Gimlis for a side by side comparison?

    I picked up the ToyBiz Gimli for really cheap on eBay. So keep checking!

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    Been wanting the did weapons for awhile and passed up the chance for a set for 14.99 well I just scored a boxed Gimli for 15.00+shipping. Will add the weapons along with some Dml chain mail. Should look good when finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwing View Post
    Been wanting the did weapons for awhile and passed up the chance for a set for 14.99 well I just scored a boxed Gimli for 15.00+shipping. Will add the weapons along with some Dml chain mail. Should look good when finished.
    You got a DiD Gimli for $15? Nice! Where - how? I need one too.

    Let me know about what we spoke about when you can.
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    I don't have the ToyBiz Gimli here for comparison right now, but here are some pics of the DiD Gimli with SSC's Frodo and Boromir. He looks to be just about the right height and proportion standing next to the other figures. Unfortunately, he probably won't be as easy to find as ToyBiz Gimli.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Wor-Gar View Post
    You got a DiD Gimli for $15? Nice! Where - how? I need one too.

    Let me know about what we spoke about when you can.
    I don't really like too much about the did one. And while the weapons are nice, that they're metal turns me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudshark View Post
    I don't have the ToyBiz Gimli here for comparison right now, but here are some pics of the DiD Gimli with SSC's Frodo and Boromir. He looks to be just about the right height and proportion standing next to the other figures. Unfortunately, he probably won't be as easy to find as ToyBiz Gimli.

    That seems to work well enough. Very nice.
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    Thanks, WG. The figure isn't without issues... for example, because of his beard his head has almost no mobility, which is unfortunate. The head sculpt isn't bad at all, though, and with a good repaint would look really good, imo.

    The costume is also pretty decent, although his pauldrons and vambraces could probably use an upgrade. His gauntlets are made of knit fabric and look more like mittens, but they don't look all that bad. The weakest part of his costume is the chain mail hauberk, but as someone suggested already, there are other options, like using the ones from Dragon's "Timeline" figures.

    I actually like his metal weapons. He comes with 5 different axes. They aren't too heavy and are nicely made with real wooden hafts, wrapped with a leather-like material.

    With all this I think it would be an excellent figure to customize/accurize, and would look a lot less toyish than the ToyBiz figure, imho. When I first got him I was only planning to swap out the axes later on when SSC got around to making Gimli, but when I saw the figure itself I realized it was a lot nicer than I'd expected. Now I'm really glad I held on to it.
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