Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Hobbit 3.75" Gandalf the Grey

Bridge Direct brings to us figures based on The Hobbit movie. There are two scales available. Theres a 3.75" line and a 6" line. Here's a look at the 3.75" Gandalf the Grey figure.

The packaging is attractive and it gives off a fantasy vibe.

This is a neat figure. There's good detail, especially on his robes. Its textured and well painted to look old and worn. Hes got a bit of the Popeye arms. The elbow joint is rather large.  Its noticeable from the front when his arms are straight but it looks fine when his elbows are bent. 

His accessories include his hat, scarf, staff, sword and scabbard. His hat looks out of place compared to the rest of his attire as it lacks detail. It looks like it was made from a chunk of clay. His long hanging sleeves affect the way he uses his weapons.

Here's how he looks without his accessories. The scarf and the scabbard can be removed. Without his hat we can now have a better look at the headsculpt. I think hes got a good likeness. His hair and beard are well sculpted. The expression on his face is one of annoyance.  

Articulation. He's got a ball joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, wrist swivel, waist rotation and swivel hinge knees. There looks to be hip joints but I couldn't get much movement from them. Even if there were hip joints articulation would be severely restricted by his rather stiff robe. His neck articulation is hindered by his hair and beard. 

The old and the new. I miss Toy Biz.

Comparison pics. He'll fit in well with most other 3.75" lines.

Some head swap fun. Christmas is coming. Maybe his head could be used for a Santa Claus figure.

A speciality shop has the line in stock. Don't know if local retail will carry it. I think there's a good chance given the popularity of the Lord of the Rings triology. We'll have to wait and see. Thanks for viewing!  

Movie Mash-up Fellowship


Hobgoblin238 said...

Wow...Gotta get me some. I wonder if they will make it down here to Mexico.

LEon said...

Wow you have a toothless. That's cool!

Jason said...

Yup. "How to Train your Dragon" had a nice toyline. A pity local retail didn't bring it in.