as was posted in the last newsletter with the forthcoming mithril releases I admit I am quite perplex : it is - I quote - "an entry level introduction to collecting Mithril Miniatures" but all the figurines already exist in a way or another especially in the MB236 boxed set for 30€ at the moment for 9 figurines.
the new set is to includes 1. Gandalf (already in the old one) 2. Bilbo, (already in the old one) 3. Elrond, (already in the old one) 4 Thorin, (already in the old one) 5. Bard, (already in the old one) 6. The Great Goblin, (already in the old one) 7. Gollum, (already in the old one) 8. Dain (not included in the old one, although the Elven-King is) 9. Beorn, (already in the old one)
Nothing new except the art and design of the figurine I do hope there is quite a difference for those figurines and that there will be a special offer for them making them as interesting for a starting set, than the MB236... at 30€
else I don't see the point
"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)
I must admit that I have to agree with Gildor regarding the subject matter, I had imagined more of a themed set rather than already released single characters (in some instances more than one version of).
I edited it out from my original reply posting, but what I personally was looking forward to/hoping (depending on how many 'new' Hobbit' based figures are planned) was maybe the dwarves (and Bilbo - we wouldn't have needed a Gandalf) in travelling gear so a scene in the Mountains or in Mirkwood could be realised (not even expecting their ponies to be included ).
There is also the Battle of the Five Armies to consider as well as many other personal favourites that collectors will probably have hoped for.
I will look to the cost of these figures as well, are they going to be pitched at the 11.95 E price of the HD 2 figures, or a more reasonable price for what is after all more of the same?
I'm sure that the figures will be to CT's usual standard, but if this range of subjects doesn't draw in new collectors, then long standing collectors will be left holding the 'babe' once again with the (non) choice of buying another duplicate just to keep their collection complete, or buying another duplicate just to keep their collection complete ;D. (I just hope Elrond is not holding another book or scroll ;D).
...me too David... I'm agree with your ideas... I just hope that this figures will be sculpted in significantly different poses from the previous ... everything else will be too expensive ! Maybe something else can be changed....
(I just hope Elrond is not holding another book or scroll ;D).
Ddaines, I fear you may be quite disapointed about this :/
I wrote to Chris about the general disapointment and explained what was said here... For him this set is really meant for new audience, not existing one as it would be unecessary duplicates... I told him that a choice of Thorin and Co. with the dwarves altogether could have been perfect for both newcomers and collector veterans but now the figurines are made I assume there is nothing to be done... but I just HOPE the price will be fair and not more than the Hobbit set at 30€ else it'll be a failure even before its release... considering there won't be any promotion outside the internet social possibilities. (no retail)