Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lord of the Rings (Knickerbocker)



The Lord of the Rings
Knickerbocker
1979

Knickerbocker's Lord of the Rings line is by no means for the casual collector. If you were lucky enough to pick these up back in 1979, and still have them, then you're sitting on a rather valuable collection.

These days buying one figure mint on card can easily set you back anywhere from $400.00 to $1,200.00. If that wasn't bad enough, they're also incredibly hard to find still in the package. The horses are even more difficult to track down.

 Frodo*Aragorn
Gandalf the Grey*Gollum*Ringwraith the Black Rider*Samwise

The figures are based on Ralph Bakshi's film from 1978. The film itself caused a huge uproar for fans when it was first released because despite Bakshi's desire for it to be designated as Part I, the studio refused to do so. The end result was numerous fans that felt cheated when they received only part of the full story.

Bakshi would of course go on to do bigger and better thing, American Pop (highly recommended if you haven't seen it), Fire and Ice and Cool World. However he has not been able to escape the fans of Lord of the Rings. To this day they still voice to him that he never finished his film, to which he simply replies, "That's right!"


Charger of the Ringwraith*Frodo's Horse

Join us next time when we take a look at Blade!

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