The Lord of the Rings is back in a new line from Diamond Select Toys, and these are inspired from 2001’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The first wave includes Legolas and Gimli, and this line comes with build-a-figure pieces to build a 13″ tall Sauron figure.
Thank you to Diamond Select Toys for providing their Lord of the Rings Select Series 1 Legolas Figure for review.
Availability: April 2021
Legolas is packaged on a window box with nicely done artwork, along with windows on the sides, and images and a description on the back.
Gimli and Legolas are just the beginning of a new Lord of the Rings line by DST, and each figure includes a piece to build a 13″ Sauron figure.
Legolas comes in his Elvish green shirt, that has both dark and light green deco, as well as sculpted details on the darker deco, and there’s also a wash on the lighter green. There is also a light blue undershirt, that you can see the collar, and elbows. He also has a black belt, with a silver belt buckle, brown pants and boots. The boots also have some sculpted details and patterns. He also has a quiver on his back, which is supposed to be removable but I could not figure out how to do this without breaking it. Back at New YorkToy Fair 2020, he was originally shown with a cape, which was removed from the final release at some point. The quiver is also nicely done and made of soft plastic, and can hold all three of the arrows. It also has sculpted details and patterns, with gold deco highlighting it, a light brown strap around it, that also goes around his torso, and has a sculpted pattern and gold belt buckles. On the back of the quiver, there are two sheaths that look like can hold small blades, which are not included, but you may remember them from the film.
His head sculpt is nicely done, and sculpted to resemble the likeness of Actor Orlando Bloom. The figure has several washes on his face to give him the flash tone, long blonde sculpted hair, with a part of the sides and back of it braided.
The bow also has sculpted details and patterns that are painted in gold, with the rest of it in a dark brown, and a black string. There is no place on the bow that can hold an arrow, but his left fingers can hold an arrow in-between them when posing the bow and arrow and pointing it at an Orc.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, swivel-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.
He also includes two parts for Sauron, an arm and a leg. The ring is sculpted and painted on his finger, which looks great. You also get to see the size of the figure with these parts, and Sauron is surely going to be massive. Gimli includes the head, and each figure will include other parts to finish off Sauron.
Overall, Legolas is a great figure and is surely an improvement over what ToyBiz had put out back in the day. The attention to detail and actor likeness has dramatically increased in quality over time, and this figure is a perfect example of what a movie figure should look like. This line seems to be popular, as it should be given the amount of detail, and even better these are compatible with other 7″ scale lines, so you’ll be able to display these LOTR figures next to other fantasy franchises, like Mythic Legions. This is surely worth adding to your collection, so make sure to grab this set, and pre-order the upcoming figures at the retailers mentioned below: