Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Hobbit 3.75" Bilbo Baggins & Thorin Oakenshield

Here are more The Hobbit 3.75" figures. In this post are Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield.

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First up is Bilbo. He looks to be a decent figure. There's not much likeness in the headsculpt. He looks a little youngish and lacks some facial lines compared to online images of the character and from the movie trailer. His vest and accessories make him seem larger, and the overall look reminds me more of Samwise Gamgee. He looks a little better once his accessories are removed. There's nice detail on his clothes such as the wrinkles and buttons. And hes got painted on hair on his feet.

Bilbo's accessories include a bag, water canteens and his sword "Sting". His vest can be removed. Underneath there are two big holes in his chest so its better to leave his vest on. His scarf can also be removed.  

Articulation. Hes got a ball joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, waist rotation, swivel hinge hips and swivel hinge knees. He's one of the better articulated figures as hes not restricted too much by clothing.

Next up is Thorin Oakenshield. I have not read the books. I'm guessing he got his name partly because of the wooden arm guard. The head looks a little big. The likeness is decent. I think he could do with a fiercer expression, he looks rather friendly. Hes got spaghetti in his hair. The white streaks are too contrasting. It may have been better to leave his hair a single colour. This figure has got great detail. The pattern on his armour is sculpted and theres a wash applied to make it look worn. Theres also sculpted detail on his gauntlets and boots. And his tunic is textured. Good stuff. 

His accessories include a wooden arm guard, a long sword with scabbard and a short sword. The arm guard doesn't stay on well and drops off whenever you move the figure. The swords have nice detail on them. The short sword fits snugly in its sheath.

Hes got the same articulation as Bilbo. Theres a ball joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, waist rotation, swivel hinge hips and swivel hinge knees. The knees can only bend at most 45 degrees due to his large calves. There are slits in his tunic so you can get some decent articulation from his legs. 

The figures of the different races have different heights.

 Here's a comparison with some other 3.75" lines.

Nice figures. Hopefully they make it to retail. Don't forget The Hobbit opens here on 13th December 2012. Thanks for viewing!


pikira said...

Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me where you managed to buy the two figures? I haven't been able to find a reliable place that ships these internationally

Jason said...

Hi, if you're in Singapore you can try Simply Toys. I got them from there.

pikira said...

Thank you! I'll give it a try

Medivh's Whiskers said...

Hi, just curious. How much did you buy these two for? Simply Toys always seemed a bit pricey, and with new Hobbit toys coming out soon I'm wondering whether I should just buy those from Amazon instead.

I recently bought a pack of 5 3.75" figures from Amazon (Mirkwood Hero pack) and just wanted to do some price comparisons (Simply Toys' website states that there are no products in their Hobbit section). Thanks!

Jason said...

@ Medivh - If I recall, I think got them for SG20 each.

Medivh's Whiskers said...

Thanks for the quick reply! I'll be sure to check Simply Toys later this year.