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"What if it's a trap?", "It is undoubtably a trap!"
on 7 December 2013
With the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released in cinemas, not to forget to mention published now on DVD and Blu Ray (including an extended cut), much has been desired from the 3/3 4" and 6" figure line from fans and collectors.
So has the (almost) year long wait been worth it?
Comparing what we were shown early 2013 at Toy Fair for the Desolation Of Smaug figure line; to what we have ultimately been given, it's a tad bit disappointing.
A tone of re-packs, from figures we got from wave 1, leaving 3 new figures for the 3/3 4" scale:
Azog, Radagst and Thranduil (who's been sneakily put in a 5 figure pack consisting of 4 re-packs), it's a head-scratcher of a move seeing as most of the figures from the Unexpected Journey Line simply haven't sold, so what's the point in releasing them again?!
Lets just hope and pray that wave 3 gives us all dwarves that we were shown at Toy Fair...
So here we have Radagast The Brown; the figures likeness to Sylvester McCoy isn't too bad, however could have defiantly been better, some nice details have been added such as the bird excrement on the side of the face as the character does in the film, (OH it's not actual bird excrement though), the detailing on the coat is rather nice.
He comes with a removable hat, which shows the figures 'birds-nest hair style' (like in the movie) and a staff which has a bright blue crystal stuck onto it
The sculpt itself is nice, they captured the miss matched clothing well, though just a side note that if you open the coat, next to no detailing is on the inside of the figures body.
The figure is packed with 12 points of articulation, however unfortunately the plastic is rather hard on the coat that it's tough to move some of the joints below the waste. Though my biggest peeve with this figure is that the miss matched long sleeve (right arm) sticks out, opposed to having a natural flow.
Radagast is a good addition to the hobbit figure line, Just a shame he didn't come with his Sled pulled by Rhosgobel Rabbits.
Overall though it really depends on how you feel about the character, I.E if it's enough to consider a purchase.