By Zack Smith
Said announcement follows:
We are excited to share some updates with you about the new Hobbit toys coming this fall from The Bridge Direct. Here is a rundown of what you can expect for Wave 2, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug – in stores October 15:
3.75” SCALE ACTION FIGURES
- New assortment includes Radagast, Thranduil, Azog, Beorn and Gandalf
- Each figure features 12 points of articulation and replicates the authentic facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories of the character in painstaking detail.
- SRP $7.99 each
3.75” SCALE ACTION FIGURE BOX SETS - Three New Packs!
- Mirkwood Pack: Legolas, Tauriel, Thranduil, Fili and Kili
- Thorin Oakenshield Adventure Pack: Nori, Ori, Dori, Gloin and Thorin
- Bilbo Baggins Burglar Pack: Bifur, Bombur, Bofur, Oin and Exclusive 3.75" Invisible Bilbo
- SRP $29.99 each
And here's some pics of the Burglar Pack and the Oakenshield Adventure Pack!
6” SCALE COLLECTOR FIGURES
- New assortment includes Radagast, Azog and Legolas
- Each collector figure features intricate details replicating the character’s facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories.
- SRP $14.99 each
...and here's pics of Radagast and Azog!
...and we're back!
We've got our fingers crossed that this line will eventually include a super-giant Smaug toy to ravage other figures' villages.
As for the new film, we're still trying to figure out how, even with additional material from other J.R.R. Tolkien works, Peter Jackson was able to stretch the story up to three three-hour films. I mean, Rankin-Bass only needed 75 minutes for their animated made-for-TV version, and that was a classic!
Sing it wit' me now: "The greeeeaaaatest adventure/Is what liiiiieeeees ahead..."
And Leonard Nimoy only needed two and a half minutes to...okay, bad example.
Excited about these new figures? We'll have pics when they're available! In the meantime, let us know what other Tolkien characters you'd like to see as figures! We'd like a Rankin-Bass line ourselves...