Saturday, December 22, 2012
TOY NEWS FOR 12/22/2012 - ASMUS TOYS TO DO 1/6 SCALE LORD OF THE RINGS FIGURES IN 2013
I've been hoping that someone would step up and take over the LOTR 1/6 scale license since Sideshow seemed to have lost it a few years back. I was hoping it would be Hot Toys, but it looks like it will be a company called Asmus Toys taking over the reigns of the trilogy.
Asmus does some pretty goods stuff. Their clothing sets are damn nice, but I worry about the likenesses and sculpts looking too much like "stunt doubles" and not enough like the actual actors. Asmus is good, but they have yet to be great. LOTR deserves "great".
But, on the good side of things, Asmus promises a ton of figures. They say it won't just be "one or two" but a huge assortment of heroes, villains and creatures from all three movies. It seems that they are going to focus almost completely on making LOTR figures for as long as they've go the license.
You can read more about this on their official site-- http://www.asmustoys.com/