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Discussion in 'Collectibles by Brand' started by Darknight, Apr 1, 2010.
1K for the War Troll (ES 400)!!!These prices are getting more ridiculous by the day....
C'mon!It has similar dimensions of the Cave Troll but costs more than three times the price!RIDICULOUS!
Be that as it may, if there's a company delivering on their promises, Weta certainly doesn't disappoint.
Can't argue with that.
Also,we all reckon they have to maximise their profits on a rather low ES.I don't think they could have done the war troll with an ES of 800/ 1000 at a more affordable price...the previously big fan base for 1/6 LOTR and especially 1/6 Hobbit collectibles just isn't there anymore to shift 1000 of these trolls.So there's only one option: low ES with a huge pricetag.
Still,this war troll leaves people with a rather sour aftertaste when you place it next to a 1/3 Prime 1 piece with perfect production quality at a similar pricepoint.Or even when I compare it with my recently received COTD Xiall ($600) & Cleopsis PF($500) which are incredibly detailed,have amazing mixed media and a top notch paint application.It's rather unreal looking at the face value of it.
If Prime 1 ever releases a 1/4 Cave Troll it will be priced approx. $1300...this is the same price as their 1/3 Killer Croc (90cm-ES = 300 excl + 700 reg) they are releasing now.
Weta 1/9 troll (40cm tall;50cm to the top of the shield-simple black base) or Prime 1 1/4 troll (90cm tall + elaborate base) ?
Price difference of $300!
war troll vs cave troll comparison
Not a design I'm particularly keen on.
They could have added something to the base but then, Weta customers like these traditional bases plain, so...
I think the war troll looks better without the helmet on.
On a sidenote imagine a 1/4 cave troll similar to Weta's...
Lars,what are your thoughts about the 1/3 Gollum Weta revealed during SDCC?
Phil, I have to be honest I had to look it up first, so here it is for all those that hadn't seen it either:
What do I make of it?
Well first of all, love Richard Taylor, he's a great, great guy.
So why did I ignore this Gollum then? Because I ignore ALL Gollum statues! Because I still HATE Gollum in the movies. They made him a wimp and a wuss and a pushover and I never envisioned him to be any of these things.
Now, as for the statue, I think it is pretty damn near perfection if you ask. It has an eerily real-looking Gollum, it has the rock, it has a fish and it has the ring! If they can transition the eyes from the proto to production this should be the Gollum statue to end all Gollum statues.
Thanks Lars.I agree on the eerily looking Gollum.They did a great job to transfer the feeling and the eyes are phenomenal.On the other hand I still have likeness issues with it but then the face changed so many times from one specific look to another I'm not sure what to make of it.Apparently 95% of the reactions are very positive and almost nobody is challenging the likeness...so,I guess it must be me being too anal,lol.
I know you're big on likeness buddy, so case can be made I think.
To me, proto would be good enough but might wanna wait for the production sample.
Have I ever mentioned how I would have liked my Gollum :
I've never noticed before that the LOTR Gollum has a huge dent in his head...