The journey of the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings was filled with strange twists and meandered through unexpected paths. Not unlike our Middle-Earth heroes, Asmus Toys’ journey through the release of LOTR 1/6th scale figures has taken some unusual turns and gone in interesting directions.
The first figures released in 2013 included Gandalf the White (not seen until The Two Towers) and Eowyn. Strange choices for introductory figures from this series. These were followed by some baddies; the Nazgul and Morgul Lord among them. Not until 2015 did another Fellowship hero make the scene in the form of Aragorn. Whether this was due to likeness rights or some other reason I don’t know, but in 2016 the gates seem to have opened with the release of Gandalf the Grey, Merry, Pippin, Frodo and Samwise with more, including the long-awaited Boromir and Gimley, recently announced.
After perhaps Frodo and Sam, one of the most anticipated figures had been Legolas, the elven archer and Bud Abbot to Gimleys Dwarvish Lou Costello in the films. Asmus has released two versions of the figure; the difference being the inclusion of a Cave Troll head stand included with the Luxury Edition.