Excellent choice, indeed. First of all I'm relieved that the tradition of Christmas figures seems to continue. Meanwhile I came to the conclusion that a reduction in size might match my problems providing those figures in some of my glass cabinets The last Christmas figure was excellent, no doubt. So, I really do appreciate that compromise as I still like the idea of a special figure each year ... with an antique finish. Somehow I got used to it since 1994 (not mentioning year 2005). Keep on, please
The one in plate armour is lovely and all, and he will take pride of place in the Battle of the Five Armies diorama (soon as its, y'know, painted!) but I don't really like the plate armour look in a figure I'd use a lot. And the Elf King figure is gorgeous, but oddly static. The Christmas Thranduil was a perfect replacement.
I just saw the "Sharkey" figure in the newsletter and have to say that it is brilliant. So a good Mithril tradition of Christmas figures is kept up. Great! I'm looking forward to holding that piece in my hands. Thank you Chris and team Mithril.
So here Sharkey is at my place. A wonderful and very detailed figure (the ornaments of the garment of previous Sarumans are well recognizable). The pose is perfect. Alas, this was a part of my Christmas traditions for so many years : a Mithril Christmas figure. And this year once again, it arrived in time. So I simply enjoy. The only thing I can do now is: first to thank you, team Mithril and, of course, Chris Tubb for this. Second I wish all of you a nice holiday, a Merry Cristmas, and a Happy New Year.