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  1. Unfortunately Hobbit minis once again fail to live up to the level of movie designs. The excellence of Weta Workshop work is lost on them. Most of the lotr range is too homogenous, its time for GW to get some sculptors other than Perry Twins, to have a crack at middle earth.

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  2. Really? I thought these looked pretty good myself.

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  3. That Thror is AWESOME. One of the best miniatures GW has produced in recent years.

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  4. I love the Men of the Dale. I don't know why, I'm usually not a fan of the 'Roosky' look. I also have to note that I absolutely despise the Rohan look while appreciating the Gondor look, so it's even stranger that the Men of the Dale are so attractive to me. I don't know why, but I do like them alot.

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  5. Seriously, does anyone play LoTR in the US?

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    1. Very small playerbase over here for that it seems.

      I bought the 1st LOTR game when it came out but was really dissapointed with how simplified they had made the rules.

      The miniatures are great for Dungeons and Dragons, but unless the system underwent a major overhaul its not for me (or most people)

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    2. There's a pretty large player base where I live (the Triangle area in North Carolina in case anyones in the area and wants to play).

      As far as the models go, all but Lindir look great with Thror being a drop dead gorgeous model (an I don't use that term that often). However, I'm holding out for Azog.

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  6. Who's that elf? Seriously, it is very BAD done... the mini is ugly and doesn't resemble the actor. But I LOVE the erebor dwarves and the grim hammers captain, but I won't buy anything as it is expensive.

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  7. I prefer the LOTR dwarf designs over the WHFB dwarves.

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  8. Apples and oranges. "Heroic" 28mm allows WTFHUEG heads which are easier to sculpt to have more (highly exaggerated) expression and more (unrealistically) noticeable features. If you start comparing those to "truescale" 25mm, then of course that 25mm will look bland and featureless, because real (or imagined) people do not usually look like walking caricatures.

    You may prefer one art style over the other, but that does not make it "better". It's like saying eg. Impressionism is better than Baroque style of painting.

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  9. That is a great addition to the LOTR range of figures! Those Dwarfs are fantastic. And are they wielding PIKES?! Two bonus rows of models attacking?

    Sheesh, my poor Uruk-Hai had a rough enough time against them already.

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