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Toy Biz: Lord of the Rings

The majority of the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers action figures from Toy Biz were unveiled prior to Toy Fair, and news about them can be found via RTM's Lord of the Rings links page. (Series 3 is Aragorn, Galadriel, Frodo, Twilight Ringwraith, and Prologue Elf Warrior. Series 4 is Helm's Deep Legolas, Sam in Mordor, Armored King Theoden, Gollum, and Twilight Frodo. Series 5 is Berserker Urk-Hai, Ugluk, Grishnakh, Ringwraith, and Moria Orc.)

The Twilight Frodo action figure will be in slightly revised packaging, with the Eye of Sauron in the background behind the figure. Since Frodo is wearing the One Ring if he is in this state, the action figure is also wearing the Ring. When you see it in person, look closely at his index finger on his left hand - there's a tiny little gold band there.

The Cave Troll will be released again, this time in enclosed packaging so that the "face peeling" incidents do not again happen. Another troll is planned for an August 2003 release, the "Slave Trolls" who opened the Black Gates of Mordor. ("Slave Troll" is a working name, and may not be the name of the final product.)

The There and Back Again 5-pack includes Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin. It comes with a copy of There and Back Again by Bilbo Baggins and each Hobbit figure features an exclusive sculpt to reflect their outfit at the end of the Lord of the Rings.

The Two Towers: Helm's Deep 5-pack will include an exclusive Haldir figure, and will be released in July 2003.

The Return of the King product line includes an 11-inch deluxe Talking Gollum. He comes with two heads, one as Gollum and one as Smeagol. The heads can be swapped out, with a space inside the display base to store the extra one. The base has two buttons for the sound clips - one for Gollum and one for Smeagol.

The rest of the Return of the King items (except for the horse and rider sets) were not allowed to be photographed. While everyone in the room committed every detail to memory, the only information we are allowed to share about the product line is this:

The last four images on this page are of 2-ups which were on display. These figures were not planned for any assortments as of the date of Toy Fair, they were just on display in the showroom as examples of the work which has gone into this product line.

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horse & rider sets

12-inch figures

Trolls vs Ents

Series 5

Series 3 & 4

Slave Trolls

Aragorn & horse

Aragorn & horse


Sharku & Warg

Legolas & horse



Twilight Frodo

Deluxe Gollum

Deluxe Gollum

Deluxe Gollum

There & Back Again

Helm's Deep Set


2-up on display

2-up on display

2-up on display

2-up on display

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