Saturday, November 1, 2008

Toybiz Lord of the Rings Witch-King & Gothmog

The Nazgul once were Men, great kings in their time and proud; and it was their pride that led them to their downfall, for Sauron seduced them with promises of power and immortality. Instead, they all ended up with suffering and slavery. The Witch-King of Angmar was the chief and the greatest among the Nazgul.
The Witch-King was commander of the forces that took part in the siege of Minas Tirith. Prophecy had decreed that no man could kill him, and like all prophecies it came true in ways unlooked for, when the blades of a woman (Eowyn) and a hobbit (Merry) ended the life of the Witch-King.
The 2nd in command to the Witch-King was Gothmog. Very little is written about him in the book, The Lord of the Rings, and he appears in precisely one sentence. However in the movie adaptation, he is portrayed as an orc with a misshapen face. The upper left side of Gothmog's body is swollen and pock-marked from a disease of some sort. Gothmog's intelligence is far above that of the common orc and he would be the perfect link between the Witch-King and the orc infantry on the front lines.
Another 2 more impressive sculpts from Toybiz. The sculpt for Gothmog is dead-on and very impressive. As usual, the armor is super detailed and impressive.
The Witch-King does not come with any action feature, only Gothmog. As you all know, action feature restricts articulation, hence thats the only complaint I have.
The Witch-King comes with his super exaggerated but impressive flail (a medieval weapon made of one (or more) weights attached to a handle with a hinge or chain) and sword while Gothmor comes with his orc sword.

Overall, very impressive figures and it would be a pity if you did not pick up this toy line especially at the price when these figures were popping out in retail shops.

The Witch-King of Angmar


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desmond said...

I think you have a whole set of LOTR characters..Power Collection!!

Little Plastic Man said...

Love the movie very much so I had to get the toys as well especially with the impressive sculpt. I mainly collected figures in their military armor. Too bad Sideshow did not do any figures in armor or else it would be a must get!!

desmond said...

Ya! Sideshow only released the good guys. I wonder why they did not produce the military troopers..Sure lot of collectors want that..


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