Thursday, October 23, 2008

Toybiz Lord of the Rings Sauron

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was one of the best movie ever made (according to me at least). It consisted of 3 films, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King.
The trilogy is based on the three-volume book The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
All 3 films were great success not only financially but also critically.
The 3 films were ranked 15th, 8th, and 2nd highest-grossing films of all time, respectively and winning 17 out of 30 Academy Awards nominated.
Toybiz or now Marvel Toys created the toys for the Lord of the Rings movies.
They did a great job especially in the area of sculpting, taking into consideration that these were mass market toys.
Sauron was the creator of the one ring and the resident baddie in the trilogy. He even made it into Joshua's Top 10 movie Villains of All Time.
We were only able to see his true form in the starting sequence of the first move, The Fellowship of the Ring. For the rest of the films, he was just one big eye!
Toybiz did the Sauron figure and boy did they hit a home run for this. Sauron is in scale to the 6" figures at 10" tall, and has light up eyes and a talking feature.
The sculpting is perfect and there is a tremendous amount of detail in the sculpting and design. His cape is made of cloth and goes very well with the overall figure.
Sauron comes with his mace, and 4 rings (which can be fitted onto his hand). His fingers on his right hand can actually come apart, just like in the film! A great inclusion which Toybiz did not need to do.
Overall, this figure is the best out of the Lord of the Rings toy line. In my opinion, it is one of the best mass market figure in its scale.

I see you

Insane amount of details

For some strange reason, the mace bent over time


Anonymous said...

LOL, I was so impressed with this figure until I saw its bent mace in the last photo! He definitely deserves a more sturdy weapon for his character :P

Joshua said...

friggin' awesome figure you've got there...nice pictures too!!!

though the mace was a mega LOL!


Armand said...

Sideshow should make a 12' out of Sauron. I'd definitely get the fig

Little Plastic Man said...

Yah...quite sad about the mace. :P
Armand - Wow if Sideshow does a Sauron and its in scale with the 12 inch figures, it would be around 16 inch!! Insanely cool!!

the review kiwi said...

Hey there, i agree LOTR was one of the best film trilogies made! Awesome figure too, pity about the mace. Viagra for medievil weapons?

Sei.Mn said...

hi there! i watch all three movies. it's cool and nice, i'm asking for more of it! :) the figure is very nice and solid. so much details which impress me a lot. maybe the mace is too heavy :)

Little Plastic Man said...

Film Kiwi - Viagra for medievil weapons...LOL
m.n - I guess you will be excited about the Hobbit movie due in 2010.

Kenny said...

Wow, looks mighty awesome. Where can I get my hands on one?

Little Plastic Man said...

Hi Kenny. The only place that I can think of is on ebay.

Anonymous said...

i borke the right arm of mine the joint are so frriggin tight

Mitch said...

hey i was just wondering what sauron's back looks like with out the cape could you send me a pick of it pleas. im trying to make a costume but i cant find any images of the back plate

my email address is:



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