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For fantasy figures. Elves, dwarves, dragons, etc.
Any JRR Tolkein figures still out there?
chuckster
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 04:36 PM UTC
During the 70's I used to paint fantasy lead figures of Orcs, Dwarves, Elves, etc and of course Men. Because the quality of some of the figures was lacking and my paint skills were very new, the results were often dubious at best. After watching the Lord of the Rings movies, it has stimulated my interest again in Middle Earth type figures. I just can't get enough of the Orcs! Is there still a good selection of lead figures out there, and what internet sites do I look to find them (or what categories on e-bay?).
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 04:46 PM UTC
Hey Chuckster!

Well, Im no expert on the Orcs or anything, and Im not sure if this is what you are looking for or not. But you might want to check out Games Workshops figures, now they are 28mm figures, but are really good looking. They have a whole line devoted to the LOTR figures, also have some regular Warhammer Fantasy orcs, elfs, trolls and all that good stuff. You can find these figures at most hobby stores such as Hobby Town USA. Might also want to chek their website out. Not sure what it is but probaly something in the lines of www.gamesworkshop.com
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 09:51 PM UTC
Andrea just released an Elf in 54mm scale... here's the website:

Andrea Miniatures

and here's the pic:



Besides that I think Pegaso had some Orcs, but those are expensive...

Pegaso

Mario M.
jimbrae
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 10:46 PM UTC
Damn Maki, you beat me to it.....hehehehe.... Jim
mikeli125
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 11:34 PM UTC
Games workshop have some bigger figures as well they have the demon that Gandalf fought with in the 1st flim and the things that rode those Dragon type things I have also seen a large bust of gollum at Telford this year I'll post a link to a shop which might have stuff like that when I get home from work tonight (:-) (:-)
greatbrit
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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2003 - 12:32 AM UTC
ive just finished the games workshop kit 'nazgul on fell beast', (the dragon things)

it was a good kit, a mixed bag of white metal and injection plastic, with a little frodo figure.

ill try to post some pics of it if you want,

cheers

joe
Mahross
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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2003 - 03:52 AM UTC
I've got there Gandalf the White from the Two Towers. It is a wonderful little figure. Next on the list is one of there trolls. They are just superb!!
RayW
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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2003 - 04:43 AM UTC
Here's a link to some kits that are coming out of Germany

http://rewards.decipher.com/Catalog/productlist.aspx?CategoryID=88&CatName=Model%20Kits

Ray
kiltman
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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2003 - 08:16 AM UTC
Just saw some small figures at a gaming store in the mall. They had complete sets for the two towers and return to the king. I beleive they are made by the same folks who make the warhammer sets.
mikeli125
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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2003 - 09:01 AM UTC
try searching off the links from here or email this fella and maybe he can help you out #:-)