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A Rankin/Bass production

--  J.R.R. Tolkien's  --

"Many ages ago, when this ancient planet was not
quite so ancient, long before man recorded his
history, it was the time of Middle-Earth, and man
shared his days with Elves, Dwarves, Wizards,
Goblins, Dragons,... and Hobbits."

...And so began The Hobbit; an animated made for t.v. movie,
produced by Rankin-Bass in 1977; which was based on the
book of the same name, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Set in Middle-Earth it told the story of an adventure which would set
the standard for the realm fantasy for years to come.  I remember
first seeing this as a child and have had many
happy memories of it since.

With the upcoming movies based on the Lord Of The Rings trilogy,
an extension of the original Hobbit novel, I've found a new spark
of interest in Middle-Earth and its inhabitants.

For those of you who may not know, a company called
The Toy Vault currently has the right to make figures based
on the Tolkien novels and has done so under the name
Middle-Earth Toys.  While some of their work was quite
good I didn't feel that it lived up to the vision created by
Tolkien's words, or that created by Rankin-Bass,...

As a result I give you THE HOBBIT, done in the style of the
Rankin-Bass animated movies, and sculpted by John M. Eggena


When I'm done these figures will be about 1:8 scale which would make the men
approx. 9 inches tall, and dwarves and hobbits about 5-4 inches tall.  so far the
only articulation I can see happenning with this figure is the arms and head as I
don't quite have the resources that the major toy companies have,...

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These figures are the first non 1/6 scale figure I've done in a long time, and
I like the results.  Please, let me know what you think.

Bilbo Baggins