08 January 2012

My Tolkien Collection: Rawcliffe Pewter Lord of the Rings Figures

Over the summer, I found this beautiful pewter Théoden (and many other Tolkien characters) in a fantasy gift shop. I ended up getting several others - Merry, Pippin, Sam, and Éowyn vs. the Nazgul - for Christmas.

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Poor Théoden won't slay many foes with a bent sword!

These figures are beautifully handcrafted in the US by Rawcliffe, and are based on the books, not the films. I wanted to start posting some of my collection to help add more variety to my blog, and these guys seemed like a great starting point.

Éowyn and Merry fight the Witch-King

Pippin, Merry, Théoden, and Sam

6 comments:

  1. Haha! Poor Theoden, no wonder he looks a bit forlorn, having a bent blade and all :p

    How many such figurines do you have? I only have what came with the special edition DVDs back in the day (Gollum, the Argonath, and my favorites the Minas Tirith and Morgul models). Plus Anduril, though I guess that isn't really a figurine...

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  2. Haha! Thankfully, with a bit of gentle persuasion, I was able to straighten out Théoden's sword. You can sort of tell in the second photo, but not really... (Don't you think he is standing a bit more proudly, though? :P)

    Of the pewter figures, these are the only ones I have so far. I do have those models that came with the extended DVD sets: Gollum and Minas Tirith; I unfortunately did not get my hands on the Argonath bookends in time, though I'm hoping to someday manage to track them down on eBay or at a comic shop.

    I have a few other gems to show off; I'm thinking I'll post a few here and there, and maybe write reviews on any new ones I obtain.

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  3. Oh yes, I see it straightened a bit more there now that you mention it. Actually you did quite a good job with that. It looks very straight from that second perspective, and Theoden does indeed look a little livelier.

    Funny story about those bookends though: I accidentally decapitated one soon after getting it. Took the head clean off before I realized it! (So much for "gentle persuasion" on my part, eh?) I managed to make it seem good as new with crazy glue or something, but man, causing such damage to something LotR related, at that time, I nearly died a little inside.

    Well, I'd be interested to see what more you've got stored away.

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  4. Oh no! How did you manage to do that? They do seem to be pretty fragile, though; the tower of my Minas Tirith statue is a little wobbly. I've almost knocked it off a few times :(

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  5. Ahaa, let's just say it involved a bokken and a lack of attention paid to my surroundings. Really quite embarrassing actually >.< But I lopped that sucker right off, and after that I made sure to take greater care around all those things, especially the Minas Tirith statue. Hope yours stays intact too!

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  6. Oh no! Well at least you were able, like you said, to make it look "good as new." At least it wasn't permanently destroyed. That's why I keep all of my delicate or breakable items in a display case. I know it's just a matter of time before Minas Tirith loses a tower, though... Haha.

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