Post by Michael O'Brien on Oct 26, 2006 15:56:26 GMT
This final round will close at 16.00 GMT on the 2nd November. The winner of the 1st round was Celebrian. Congrats. But as we know all too well, our Fellowship members can change at the last moment and the vote can easily be won by any of the finalists. Lossoth Hunter has once again entered the finalists, yet seems to have still not gathered as much support as previous months.
I literally had to toss a coin to choose between Thranduil and Lossoth; then I decided to make it best of three; then best of five... but strangely Thranduil kept coming out on top whatever I did, so in the end I had to bow to fate and vote for him. But to be completely honest, I wouldn't object to Celebrian either, so I shall be happy with whatever way the final decision goes.
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
I am sure that we will see the Thranduil figure in a Battle of the Five armies set in the near future, so I voted for Celebrian, because the idea has never been done before, and Im know it will be done beautifully.
Well I will follow the Thranduil idea as I like it a lot... Not to forget that UNLIKE the elves of his Kingdom he has come to rule... Thranduil is not a wood-elf himself. He is the son of a Sindarin prince in exile from Doriath (Oropher, which has already been made in the "Last Alliance" series) and so he is a sindarin lord, cousin to Celeborn.
"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)
Lossie again for me, the poor blighter has been submitted so many times now that I almost feel I know him (along with a certain horse-lord, who kept popping up!) and should take him for a pint in the Pony.
Sorry Lossoth-dude, but I just finished reading the Hobbit to my son the other night and Thranduil is still fresh in my mind...I wonder, do you think Legolas, his son was at the Battle of 5 Armies? Could be cool to re-cast Orlando Bloom for the part if P. Jackson ever gets the chance to direct the Hobbit Motion Picture one day... later-
well the suggestions this month were one of the best ever. I am not glad to see the Lossoth hunter again and again as a suggestion, as I wish a whole Lossoth- based range, like in former days when ICE was a partner of MITHRIL. I think a Lossoth would not be a good high priced fellowship vignette.
But to decide between a female figure (actually a one never realized as a mini!!) and a cool Thranduil version in a fighting style is a hard affair, I think it is torture!
I made my decision for the female figure CELEBRIAN, but would like to see Thranduil too.
Michael, I think it is a good idea, as you did, to give more place for single figures, as the vignettes are so expensive, that not all members could buy nine of them, even as they wish to do so .
I like the idea of Lossoth-People as a new Mithril range. With all the things that would be usefull and necessary: helpless kings, sledges, sledge-dogs, harpoons, seals, reindeers, ice-bears. A hunter in a canoe. An ice-fisher. Women and children. Nice range, that! Christmas is near . . . And if not for christmas, birthday will come! And easter . . .