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Mechleader
02-17-2007, 08:16 PM
FIrst!
Anyway...who else is looking forward to the LOTR mini bust?

D. Martin
02-17-2007, 09:32 PM
These look really good in person. We just got our hands on some high rez shots of the Samwise and Frodo Mordor busts...

Cool Toy Review: High Rez LOTR Images (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Gentle_Giant_Lord_Of_The_Rings_High_Rez_103696.asp )

qwa_raig
02-19-2007, 02:24 AM
I have all of the busts pre-ordered at this point. So far they all look really good. Those RS hi-res pics look really nice. I had no idea that they had a removable helmet, that's a nice touch.

Mechleader
02-19-2007, 08:40 AM
They have a lot of things the SW mini bust don't do. I guess they would like to have the SW line be like that but there might be too much of an out cry.Even the base is an extension of the mini bust.

MrPickles
02-20-2007, 03:31 AM
I hope this new line makes it.

It would be a shame if it it peters out after 8-10 busts...

qwa_raig
02-26-2007, 01:57 PM
So it looks like these will start shipping by the end of this week. I have mine pre-ordered thru CCG Armory, but I haven't heard anything from them yet.

Darth_Huntarr
02-26-2007, 05:03 PM
I have the Balrog on pre-order.

rebel_spook
02-28-2007, 10:47 AM
These are showing up at LCS's and e-tailers now! From the first pics, it looks like GG went overboard on getting these right!

I figure I should have Strider and Ringwraith in hand before the end of next week!

MrPickles
03-02-2007, 12:00 AM
These are showing up at LCS's and e-tailers now! From the first pics, it looks like GG went overboard on getting these right!


So that's where the QC agents were this whole time. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

They certainly weren't paying attention when it came to the Obi-Wan in Clone Armor statue.

wjefsoccer
06-07-2007, 08:50 AM
I think the 3 busts that have shipped so far look great. I can't wait for the Balrog to ship (hopefully on schedule this month). I am curious to see how much larger he is than Gandalf.

spookedhippie
06-16-2007, 03:21 AM
well this thread seems to be dead just as i've started! I've just got my forst lotr bust, strider, and very happy... waiting for my glorfindel to arrive from the states and then picking up any others i can find at good prices! Has anyone got any pics of their collection!?

fuallmf
09-17-2007, 10:06 AM
Well Frodo and Same in orc Armor showed up today really nice pieces, Sam is the better one IMO more detail and the sword over his shoulder is quite heavy.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/Picture_340.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/Picture_340.jpg) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/Picture_343.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/Picture_343.jpg)
Oh yer Elrond showed up last week another nice piece.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/Picture_2411.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/Picture_2411.jpg) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/Picture_2401.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/Picture_2401.jpg)

Jay_the_Lesser
09-22-2007, 12:35 PM
I really would like to collect these, but my plate is already full -which sucks. The Sam and Frodo Busts look great too.

spookedhippie
10-01-2007, 02:42 PM
finally pics! the sam and frodo look amazing... the elrond i loved the promo shots but i must say i'm not to sure on him in person...

jpc_art
10-07-2007, 11:32 PM
This line has some of GG's nicest work. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I just got Glorfindel through a trade last week and I was really impressed with him, he was one of my favorite characters from The Silmarillion.

Jay_the_Lesser
11-28-2007, 05:14 PM
I'm still on the fence about collecting these. I thought about limitimg myself to JUST the Fellowship. But I know if I started I would be able to resist Elrong, Saruman or Arwen when they make her.

ERRR!

Jay_the_Lesser
12-25-2007, 07:09 PM
For Christmas I got my little brother the Sideshow Gimli bust. He was pretty stoked as he's a huge Gimli fan.

Tusken_Raiders
12-27-2007, 03:50 PM
For Christmas I got my little brother the Sideshow Gimli bust. He was pretty stoked as he's a huge Gimli fan.



Very cool...I hope GG gets a Gimli soon...My wife likes him...

autobot1976
12-27-2007, 06:16 PM
There IS a GG Gimli planned:
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/GE10557.jpg

Along with the rest:
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/GE9788.jpghttp://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/GE9344.jpghttp://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/GE10778.jpghttp://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/GE10095.jpg

There is also a Gandalf Maquette. Saruman, Gandalf & the Ringwraith are already out. Gimli is next to come out. After Gimli is Legolas and they combine to make a battle scene. Last is the Twilight Ringwraith. I love these. Imma get 'em all! Check them all out here. (https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/catalog/search/brand/8) Under the product type drop-down select 'Animated Maquette'. Cheers!

Jay_the_Lesser
12-30-2007, 11:40 AM
I just used my Sideshow giftcard from CIV on the Weathertop Enviroment. It was going to expire so I went for it. I'm big on detail and it looks to have it.

Also for Christmas, I recieved SS's Sam & Frodo Orc helmets. Excellent pieces I might add -I still dont tire of Sideshow's fantastic LOTR items. I'm looking to hunt down a 12" Boromir.

spookedhippie
12-30-2007, 05:46 PM
loving the new premium aragorn SS have come out with

MrPickles
01-04-2008, 01:48 AM
Looks like a Fell Beast scene for the next in the Sideshow diorama line;

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1489/010308prodblogyq3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

jpc_art
01-04-2008, 05:19 PM
That's great looking so far, very dynamic. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jay_the_Lesser
01-06-2008, 11:36 AM
Oh sweet! And I hope theres a mini Witch King to ride atop.

autobot1976
01-07-2008, 05:37 PM
Just found out that the Fell Beast diorama is a Fell Beast vs. Eagle, so maybe Gwahir will be on the other side? No Witch King atop obviously... Can't wait to see this one all together!

MrPickles
01-11-2008, 04:36 AM
Preview pix of Sideshow's Ringwraith Legendary Scale Bust--2nd quarter release

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5169/ringwraithbustpq2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Almost the same pose as the Twlight Ringwraith Legendary Scale Bust, but they might look good displayed side-by-side together.

Twlight Ringwraith Legendary Scale Bust--limited to 600 pieces; 1st quarter release (no way they make that!); SOLD OUT

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7936/9223press01001lf2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

If ya add the previously released Morgul Lord LS Bust, this makes it the 3rd Witch-King representation in the series. Can you say, "over-kill"?

Also, Gentle Giant's crashing the Ringwraith party here as well with theses '08 offerings;

GG's AFX Exclusive Ringwraith on Horse Animaquette Statue--limited to 500 pieces; out now & STILL AVAILABLE

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6601/horserideryv0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

GG's Twlight Ringwraith Animaquette Statue--limited to 1000 pieces; 6/08 release

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9011/twilightanimaquette2pu4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

GG's Twlight Ringwraith Mini-Bust--8/2008 release

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/4234/twilightringwraithpy6cg6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Jay_the_Lesser
01-15-2008, 10:28 PM
Yeah its been a good year for the Witchking. Cant wait to see GG's minibust! (ohhh and I'm sure I'll order it)

autobot1976
01-31-2008, 07:33 AM
Just picked up Gimli and Legolas AniMaquettes. Oh man, they look so cool.

I like the Twilight Ringwraith, but I am not as overly excited about this one as I have been with the others. I am very curious/anxious to see who's next.

Who will be made into AniMaquettes this year? Seems like for good guys they are doing Fellowship characters mainly, so I'd expect Aragorn, Boromir and the 4 Hobbits. Bad guys...
- Lurtz (Main Uruk from FotR)
- Grima Wormtongue
- Witch King (would make a great combiner with Eowyn)
- Ugluk (TTT Uruk Captian - "What is it? What do you smell?"
- Grishnak (TTT Orc who wanted to eat Merry & Pippin)
- Skully (Mordor orc with skull atop his head in RotK)
- Moria Orc (archer perhaps?)
- Orc Berzerker (crazy mofo's on the BIG ladders in TTT)

Who do you all want to see made?

autobot1976
02-07-2008, 10:29 AM
My AFX exclusive Ringwraith AniMaq came yesterday. Totally awesome. #75 of 500. Now I don't know which one I like better.

I can't wait for Toyfair to see who comes after Twilight!

MrPickles
02-07-2008, 08:44 PM
#93 in da' house! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

This is my first animaquette of any line, including Star Wars. I gotta say I was skeptical when I first ordered it, but now that I've seen it in-person, I'm very impressed. The piece has a very nice, artistic-quality to it. Tooks a few pixs, but the flash really messes with some of the coloring. Trust me, the darker shades are a lot more subtle to the naked eye. Bring on the Twilight WitchKing!

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/672/img1428wq0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/815/img1426zf8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/4890/img1427fj9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8498/img1429lv6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

MrPickles
02-08-2008, 12:43 AM
SideShow newsletter is out. Here's what's new...

This should have the girls in a tizzy;

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7514/020708legolasom2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Fell Beast VS Eagle ‘Battle Above the Black Gates’ Diorama;

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9421/9715press01001ru4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/9958/9715press05001ba5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

autobot1976
02-09-2008, 05:43 PM
Pickles... is that YOU in the Witch King costume in the photo behind the Maq? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Seriously though, the maq does look so cool. Even the standard version looks great.

ALL OF THEM LOOK GREAT! It's now an addiction. I have 20 AniMaquettes now. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Love the Makoare auto-card. I got an 8x10 of him in an outfit looking like yours signed too.

The Fell Beast / Eagle dio looks awesome! Thanks for posting that pick.

Jay_the_Lesser
02-09-2008, 08:26 PM
Thats quite a LOTR collection in the background there Pickles!

Hows about showin some pics of them?

MrPickles
02-11-2008, 06:03 PM
Yep, that's me in the costume. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Here are few snaps I took last month of my guest bedroom, "The Lord of the Rooms" before I did some rearranging & cleaning. (Sorry about the dust! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif) It's still really a work in-progress at this point with the LOTR "toys" slowly being replaced with nicer collectibles. Most of the nicer stuff is still located on my bookshelf in the living room, but these pixs kind of give a general sense of how it's shapin' up.

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5875/img1417op2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4516/img1423oh3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7374/img1424ak8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3778/img1425pl4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

spookedhippie
02-12-2008, 03:55 AM
that is one amazing set up you have there!

MrPickles
02-15-2008, 07:30 PM
Meh. This one didn't turnout so great. Looks like Legolas has a touch of the Downs...

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1690/9434press01001vx7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

MrPickles
02-16-2008, 06:48 PM
Toy Fair pixs;

Fingerbangless Sauron Bust

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2250/gglotrsauextn0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Tom "garden gnomes scare the [censored] out-of-me" Bombadil

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2889/gglotrtomexgf2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

spookedhippie
02-16-2008, 07:17 PM
dear god bombadil looks like a cartoon character.... how the hell does that fit in with the rest of the line!?

MrPickles
02-17-2008, 09:03 AM
More Toy Fair pixs courtesy of Yodanews.com. Looks like the blasphemy that is GG's "Classic Bust" line has made it's way to the LOTR world. I dunno. They look like badly hand-crafted chess pieces to me... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8793/p1017363sf3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7023/p1017365ka8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

autobot1976
02-17-2008, 10:07 AM
Just saw those Pickles... one question... no more Animated Maquettes http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Jay_the_Lesser
02-17-2008, 12:28 PM
God! Those Classics busts SUCK! Looks like they made their way into the Harry Potter line too.

THE PLAGUE IS SPREADING!!!

spookedhippie
02-17-2008, 02:35 PM
I can't even tell if the hobbit on the right is suppose to be merry or sam!?

BlueSnaggletooth
02-17-2008, 06:54 PM
God! Those Classics busts SUCK!



Agreed. They suck.

-Snags

MrPickles
02-17-2008, 08:17 PM
God! Those Classics busts SUCK!



Agreed. They suck.

-Snags


Because we all agree, here's one more pix to scoff at... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/6849/img8375ja7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

MrPickles
02-17-2008, 08:23 PM
Also, though it's not really a statue or bust, I couldn't find a good place to put this so I'll just stick it here.

Don't collect this line either, but pre-orders are up for the new 1/6 scale Gandalf from SS....

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/4849/gandalfrv5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

autobot1976
02-17-2008, 10:27 PM
I don't collect that line either, but that Gandalf looks absolutely amazing. The mini busts are OK guys, lol. I really wanted to see more maquettes, so I am really dissapointed.

LeiaOne
02-17-2008, 11:57 PM
Have my preorder in for the Ex Gandalf. It has a est ship of 3rd Qtr 08 ( which means it will probably be closer to 1st qtr 09 ) . I was also disappointed with no LOTR maquettes. Really liked the line.

Nonpoint_Fan
02-18-2008, 06:08 PM
More Toy Fair pixs courtesy of Yodanews.com. Looks like the blasphemy that is GG's "Classic Bust" line has made it's way to the LOTR world. I dunno. They look like badly hand-crafted chess pieces to me... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8793/p1017363sf3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7023/p1017365ka8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Is the hobbit on the right Sam or Merry? And if it weren't for the breasts on the Eowyn bust, I'd mistake her for a man.

MrPickles
04-11-2008, 08:47 PM
Can't believe it's been nearly 2 months since anyone's posted in this thread!

#202 Twilight Witch-King Legendary Scale Bust arrived today!

http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/8857/img1450uf4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/5707/img1456fh1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9482/img1458ze1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Turbowars
05-08-2008, 11:51 PM
Tom "garden gnomes scare the [censored] out-of-me" Bombadil

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2889/gglotrtomexgf2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

This has to be the worst Mini bust GG has ever made. I'm even mad about it!

MrPickles
06-19-2008, 01:15 AM
Monthly bump.

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6801/darkcouncilvp0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Cool, but not for me.

Mechleader
06-20-2008, 08:19 PM
GG Orc bust out now!

Chris Wyman
09-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Dear Valued Gentle Giant Collector,

We are offering our customers the opportunity to purchase the Legolas Animaquette and get the Gimli Animaquette FREE. This is a $60 savings, so place your order today while supplies last!

These limited edition collectibles can be displayed together with intelrlocking bases or as stand alone pieces.

Gentle Giant Ltd.

MrPickles
10-07-2008, 06:28 PM
Sadly, this is the last SW or LOTR piece I had on any pre-order. Looks like the end of an era for me.

#77 didn't find the one ring, but he did find his new home;

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7779/img1920qb7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7246/img1923rs4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/3073/img1922of4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

autobot1976
10-09-2008, 04:34 PM
I have a Twilight RR on hold for me at my local shop. I am glad it finally came out, but the timing suprised me. I'll pick it up next week. It's a great looking piece.

I am SO dissapointed with the Maquette offerings this whole year... nearly NONE.

No more LotR Maquettes announced which is shocking since the Hobbit and Prequel flicks are in production. We still NEED Aragorn, Boromir & the Hobbits least of all for me to feel comfortable with the line ending (just like when the Toybiz & Art Asylum lines ended prematuerly).

And same goes for Star Wars. Old Ben will be mine, *maybe* the new Boba Fett w/Han in Carbo(but I already have the awesome first release so it's gonna be a tough sell for me) but the Darth Maul SUCKS! And he is one of my favorite characters. The sculpt looks like a steroid using Street Fighter character repainted to look like DM. I had really high hopes for that piece and am SO let down.

And to add to the misery, the new Clone Wars maquettes look like over-priced renditions of the Kotobukya statues (which you can get 4 of for less than the cost of 2 maquettes). Not to mention very accurate to the show (not stylized like the animated maquettes have been). So I'll be skipping them.

I really hope that there'll be an announcement about some new LotR Maquettes soon!

autobot1976
10-16-2008, 04:24 PM
posted an update on this line in the GG forum HERE!!! (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3451872&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=93&fpart=1#3451872)

MrPickles
10-16-2008, 06:36 PM
That's terrible news. They shoulda at least completed the fellowship.

Not too broken up about the mini-bust line getting cancelled though, as I never collected any of those.

forcesensitive
10-27-2008, 05:15 PM
great collection MrPickles http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif