Just a query ... does anybody have news about whether there will be a Christmas-figure 2007 this year? As there was one year without a Christmas-figure ... I am a bit concerned ... will there be another blank in the old tradition ? From 1988 or 89 onwards there was only 2005 being a year without a Christmas-figure, as far as I can recall. As this to me this is the most traditional Mithril-release ... it lasted longer than any of the other releases ... that could mean another lack in tradition ... I dare to hope that this tradition will not be broken twice.
the 1989 chrismas figurine was... (though I don't have a pic yet ) a set of three 32mm figurines. I don't know if these three were on the same base or were separate but from the rumors I heard it was an Isildur and two others. probably elves or elvish like people. This 1989 set was released in 250 copies only as gifts or promotional figurines for dedicated shops... I'd do anything to put my hands on one of these
Alas I fear Mithril has no more copies of it... but if they had, this would be a very valuable selling.
"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 had an advantage Gavin, I was helping a poorly dog get over an operation so I had some spare time on my hands
Now however my 'little room' is full of boxes from the loft so I shan't be getting anything done for a few weeks at least
I still think in the hands of a really skilled painter of smaller figures this Thranduil figure would look fantastic if the painter were to go to town on the fine details and paint patterns on the cloak etc.
My Tranduils arrived today and I have to say that it is a wonderful figure. I always liked that antique finish as being characteristic for (most of) those Christmas figures. Keep on with that tradition, Mithril, it really is worth it.