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Old 11-02-2001, 10:33 AM   #1
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Just had a wander around some shops today and got my first look at some movie merchandise. I saw a Ringwraith on horseback, as well as Gandalf and Saruman figures. I also spotted an Orc Overseer and the infamous Lurtz. The Ringwraith was quite impressive, but the other stuff looked cheap and nasty.<P>Has anyone seen any other stuff and if so, what did you think?
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Old 11-02-2001, 03:32 PM   #2
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(I rarely like to post out of topic, but this is one case where it is certainly necessary )<P>Taimar!! <P>The action figures may look nice, but what would surely keep me from buying even the better ones are the traits made for the youngest customers - sword-swinging action, Frodo who can look pale and sick after pressing a button, etc...
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Old 11-03-2001, 04:18 PM   #3
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Some of the action figures can be nice butI think most are messed up. I haven't seen many of them but the ones I have seen are kool but I'm waiting to see what all they actually make.
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Old 11-04-2001, 12:53 AM   #4
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How many different Elven ones do they have out? Just Arwen and Legolas?
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Old 11-04-2001, 07:55 AM   #5
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Elrian, your ghostly little icon looks 'hauntingly' familiar.
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Old 11-04-2001, 10:44 PM   #6
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Yes, Elrian, that is not very classy. <P>-rÍd
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Old 11-05-2001, 06:42 PM   #7
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In NZ the heads of Lurtz and whatnot are selling for $120. Does that seem overpriced to anybody? In a few years they will be sold like old Star Wars figurines. DoI for one won't buy anything.
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Old 11-08-2001, 04:28 PM   #8
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I agree that the LOTR toys are not a good idea. It will cheapen the image in my opinian. Thats one of the reasons I respect what the makers of the Harry Potter movies. They're not allowing any images of Harry Potter on merchandise, and no action-toys. I think thats cool. Has anyone else read Harry Potter, or is planning on seeing the Harry Potter movie coming out soon?
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Old 11-08-2001, 09:33 PM   #9
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Never, ever. Not if I was paid to. I am naturally suspicious of anything as popular as Harry Potter, especially with kids who have no experience with real books. Remember Goosebumps....? Erg!
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Old 11-09-2001, 12:13 AM   #10
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The have Lego Harry Potter stuff out. And Lego will probably make LotR sets when it is all over and done with too. But then Lego isn't as bad as Hasbro.
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Old 11-09-2001, 03:23 PM   #11
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I didn't trust Harry Potter either, but one of my friends basically shoved the first one on me. I was rather surprised how much I liked it, I mean, they're kids books, and the school setting is annoying, but its good.
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Old 11-09-2001, 05:12 PM   #12
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Harry Potter's setting is quiet interesting. I think the idea of a Magic Monestary that teachers magic is an original concept that hasn't been raped by the media like all other good ideas. Ehhh, lets see where this Harry Potter f00 goes.
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Old 11-09-2001, 07:33 PM   #13
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by Inziladun:<BR><STRONG>Elrian, your ghostly little icon looks 'hauntingly' familiar.</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It's the only one available through this site! Maybe Someone else can explain it.<P>
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Old 11-09-2001, 07:37 PM   #14
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by red:<BR><STRONG>Yes, Elrian, that is not very classy. <P>-rÍd</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I'm dead, whadya expect!! The Arnold Jackon one is cute!<P> <P>I'll try to find another if it bothers ya that much. LOL <P>I'm only a haunting spirit ya know, i haven't advanced up to a cooler spook pic yet <p>[ December 15, 2001: Message edited by: Elrian ]
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Old 11-09-2001, 07:56 PM   #15
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Now that the spook stuff is out of the way <BR>I was in the barnesandnoble.com site and there are several new books<BR>The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide by Brian Silby<P>The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring Picture Guide by JRR Tolkien & Allison Sage (pre-order)<P>The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion.<P>They also had 3 forms of the new soundtrack fro pre-order.<P>
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Old 11-10-2001, 01:56 PM   #16
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I found one, hope you like this one better. <BR>I want to be a haunter, not a hauntee!!!
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Old 11-10-2001, 05:38 PM   #17
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Old 11-14-2001, 08:23 PM   #18
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Thanks! Now if I could have gotten the other one some shades and a cigarette it really would have been cool
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Old 11-16-2001, 12:42 PM   #19
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Today at the supermarket, I simply couldn't resist buying three kids surprise eggs. And I already got my first little Legolas!
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Old 11-16-2001, 01:07 PM   #20
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You lucky dog! (or should i say green, scary cat!?) I'm going to have my wife's sister send me a bunch of those!
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Old 11-16-2001, 04:14 PM   #21
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Of course, if you're going for a complete set, it is easier and cheaper to buy it at ebay. But that is far less exciting, you would miss all the childish suspense and joy.<BR>A tip for the pros, btw: weighing the eggs in the fruits section raises the chances of getting miniatures since they are a bit heavier And I have to say that I like it that the standard of the merchandise - even here - is pretty high (see the set <A HREF="http://www.tolkiens-legacy.de/i-1.jpg" TARGET=_blank>here</A>).
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Old 11-20-2001, 09:51 PM   #22
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by Sharku:<BR><STRONG> Of course, if you're going for a complete set, it is easier and cheaper to buy it at ebay. But that is far less exciting, you would miss all the childish suspense and joy.<BR>A tip for the pros, btw: weighing the eggs in the fruits section raises the chances of getting miniatures since they are a bit heavier And I have to say that I like it that the standard of the merchandise - even here - is pretty high (see the set <A HREF="http://www.tolkiens-legacy.de/i-1.jpg" TARGET=_blank>here</A>).</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>How inventive! And never an empty egg!<P>
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Old 12-15-2001, 12:57 AM   #23
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All I have seen is the stuff Burger King has been promoting on TV. It is cheap and I am sure as were I sit that good 'ol Tolkien must be rolling around in his grave right about now.
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Old 12-15-2001, 02:00 AM   #24
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I guess you haven't seen the pictures of the Sideshow/WETA collectables or the sword then. Really cool. stuff. Expensive though.
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