Post by Michael O'Brien on Jan 18, 2012 17:15:29 GMT
First I would like to thank those that took part in the 1st round vote. It seems most did manage to vote for 2 ideas without incident. I selected the top favourites. 2 good characters and 3 evil characters. This is not favouritism towards evil or anything, its that there were 3 evil ideas that tied in the last vote so I cannot separate them. It was a fairly even vote last round. The most popular was Halbarad.
Ok, once again PLEASE choose BOTH options before submitting your votes. If you choose ONLY one and submit it you FAIL to get the opportunity to choose another.
This is indeed an open vote so you can see the current status of the vote prior to adding yours. So think carefully if you are undecided.
Also remember that adding further supporting evidence like photos, sketches or text can be really helpful in swaying those undecided members.
I don't know if it's just nostalgia. As the MS437 from 2005 cannot be produced any more (one of the best figures in the MS-releases [thanks to Wendy and Mr Tubb]) ... why not give him a second chance, dismounted ...
There are several good choices here, but I am glad to see that the Easterling Emissary is getting such good support.
In the time of Girion, before Smaug decended upon the Lonely Mountain and drove out the Dwarves, there was a great commerce in the northeastern lands of Middle Earth. Erebor, Dale, towns of Rhovanion, Dorwinion, Gondor, and the Anduin Vales, and those of Rhun all traded directly with each other. We have some Easterling warrior/magic user type figures, but none who is basically a diplomat (spy). I picture the Emissary of Rhun in ceremonial gear. As a generally nomadic people he would be in riding gear with a sword, but over fine clothes with no head gear, as his purpose would be to arrange trade deals with (and spy on) Dorwinion, Dale and Erebor--and secretly, with the Orcs of the Grey Mountains and Misty Mountans. He would be high in the confidence of the just released Easterling Chieftan!
For those yet to cast their vote, please support this unique individual!
as much as I can understand nostalgia to get Halbarad for those who did not have the chance to get it, i don't know , about the easterling emissary. For sure Twrich description depicts a unique character in the concept, but is it "special"? I suppose so... I would have liked to see Bilbo with the arkenstone actually but anything will be fine
"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill."(Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)