Complete List of Toy Fair 2001 Lord of the Rings Toys - About Action Figures

Here is a complete list from About Action Figures of all the Lord of the Rings merchandise presented at Toy Fair 2001.


Playmates Toys

Animatronic Banks: Three animatronic banks which will move and play sounds when you deposit a coin or press a button, based on characters in The Fellowship of the Ring.

Intelligame: Special playing cards which can be swiped through a reader on the game board. After you swipe your card on your turn, Intelligame will let you know how far to move your game piece. As the game progresses, sections of the game board unfold to reveal the next leg of the game's journey.

Intelliblox Building Block Sets: A cross between the Simpsons action figures and Lego® building blocks. There will be several sets which you can build using the blocks, and there will be 41 small figures that go with the sets. Each figure is mounted on a block so that it can be snapped into the sets. The block attached to each figure has a chip in it, so that the set knows which figure is placed where and which sound clip to play: this also allows two or more figures to "interact" with each other.


Sideshow Toys

Statues: Figurines based on a 1:6 scale, created in partnership with Weta Workshop.

Flight to the Ford, to be released in September 2001:

  • Frodo Baggins
  • Samwise Gamgee and Bill the Pony
  • Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
  • Peregrin "Pippin" Took
  • Black Rider & Steed
  • Gandalf the Grey
  • Aragorn, Son of Arathorn
A Journey in the Dark, to be released in November 2001:
  • Boromir, Son of Denethor
  • Legolas Greenleaf
  • Arwen Evenstar
  • Saruman the White
  • Orc Overseer
  • Gimli, Son of Gloin
  • Moria Orc Swordsman
  • Moria Orc Archer
  • Lurtz
The Breaking of the Fellowship, to be released in January 2002:
  • Lurtz, Uruk-hai Captain
  • The Lady Galadriel
  • Moria Orc Spearman
  • Urk-hai Swordsman
  • Elrond Half-elven
  • Orc Pit Master
  • The Witch King of Angmar in Trueform
The Shadow of the Past, to be released in February 2002:
  • Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor
  • King Elendil
  • Prince Isildur
  • Elrond, Herald of Gil-galad
  • High Elven Infantryman
  • Númenorean Infantryman
  • Orc Warrior
  • Dwarven Lord
A Knife in the Dark, to be released in March 2002:
  • Uruk-hai Scout Bowman
  • Barliman Butterbur
  • Orc Brute
  • The Watcher in the Water
Exclusive statues, release dates to be determined:
  • Bilbo Baggins
  • The Cave Troll
  • New Born Uruk-hai
  • Gwaihir
  • Arwen, Frodo, & Asfaloth
  • The Balrog

Busts: The busts will be based on a 1:4 scale.

Flight to the Ford, to be released in September 2001:

  • Bilbo Baggins
  • Frodo Baggins
  • Samwise Gamgee
  • Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
  • Peregrin "Pippin" Took
  • Gandalf the Grey
  • Aragorn, Son of Arathorn
  • Black Rider
  • Nazgul Steed
A Journey in the Dark, to be released in October 2001:
  • Boromir, Son of Denethor
  • Gimli, Son of Gloin
  • Arwen Evenstar
  • Legolas Greenleaf
  • Moria Orc Swordsman
  • Moria Orc Archer
  • Orc Overseer
  • Saruman the White
The Breaking of the Fellowship, to be released in November 2001:
  • Lurtz, Uruk-hai Captain
  • The Lady Galadriel
  • Orc
  • Urk-hai Scout
The Shadow of the Past, to be released in December 2001:
  • Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor
  • King Elendil
  • Prince Isildur
  • Elrond, Herald of Gil-galad
  • High Elven Infantryman
  • Numenorean Infantryman
  • Orc
A Knife in the Dark, to be released in January 2002:
  • The Cave Troll
  • The Witch King of Angmar in Trueform
  • Barliman Butterbur
  • Orc
Exclusive statues, release dates to be determined:
  • Dwarven Lord
  • Gwaihir
  • The Watcher in the Water
  • The Balrog
  • The Lord Celeborn

Helms

Assortment #1, to be released in September 2001:

  • Orc Hide Helm
  • Orc Crowfaced Helm
  • Orc Trapjaw Helm
Assortment #2, to be released in October 2001:
  • Moria Orc Helm
  • Gimli's Helm
  • Orc Squinter
Assortment #3, to be released in November 2001:
  • Uruk-hai Light Infantry Helm
  • Orc Helm
  • The Witch King of Angmar's High Crown
Assortment #4, to be released in December 2001:
  • High Elven War Helm
  • Numenorean Infantry Helm
  • Isildur's Helm
  • Elendil's Helm
Assortment #5, to be released in January 2002:
  • Orc Helm
  • to be announced
Exclusive helms, release dates to be determined:
  • Gandalf's Hat
  • to be announced

Weapons

Assortment #1, to be released in September 2001:

  • Frodo's Short sword
  • Sam's Short sword
  • Merry's Short sword
  • Pippin's Short sword
  • Gandalf's Walking Staff
  • Gandalf's Longsword
Assortment #2, to be released in October 2001:
  • Strider's Longsword
  • The Shards of Narsil
  • The Witch King of Angmar's Morgul Knife
  • The Witch King of Angmar's Longsword
  • Nazgul Two-Handed Sword
  • Nazgul Broadsword
Assortment #3, to be released in November 2001:
  • Boromir's Broadsword
  • Boromir's Dirk
  • Legolas's White Knives
  • Legolas's Mirkwood Bow
  • Mirkwood Bow
  • Gimli's Walking Axe
  • Gimli's Battle Axe
  • Gimli's Bearded Axe
  • Gimli's Throwing Axes
Assortment #4, to be released in December 2001:
  • Moria Orc Sword
  • Moria Orc Bow
  • Moria Orc Arrow
  • Moria Orc Spear
  • Dwarven Spear
Assortment #5, to be released in January 2002:
  • Glamdring
  • Gandalf the Grey's Staff
  • Sting
  • Merry's Elven Knife
  • Pippin's Elven Knife
  • Aragorn's Shortbow
  • Shortbow Arrow
  • Aragorn's Elven Hunting Knife
Assortment #6, to be released in February 2002:
  • Lurtz's Uruk-hai Bow
    Uruk-hai Arrow
  • Uruk-hai Sword
  • Aiglos Elrond's Sword
  • Narsil
  • Isildur's Broadsword
Assortment #7, to be released in March 2002:
  • Orc Scimitar
  • Orc Axe
  • Orc Hammer
  • Orc Halberd
  • Orc Knife
  • Orc shortsword
  • Orc Spear
Assortment #8, to be released in May 2002:
  • Numenorean Spear
  • High Elven Spear
  • High Elven Longbow
  • High Elven Arrow
Exclusive weapons, release dates to be determined:
  • Saruman the White's Staff
  • The Cave Troll's Hammer
  • Sting in Scabbard
  • The Balrog's Sword
  • The Balrog's Whip

Buildings/Environments: These buildings and environments will be sculpted to various scales.

To be released in October 2001:

  • Orthanc
  • The Prancing Pony
To be released in November 2001:
  • The Stone Trolls
  • Hobbiton Factory
To be released in December 2001:
  • Moria Cemetary
  • Weathertop
  • The Argonaths


Toy Biz

6" Action Figures: Sculpted using the Real Scan process: actors were scanned (while in full makeup and costumes) to create the most realistic sculpts possible. These figures are on a 6" scale, meaning that one foot of character height equals one inch of action figure height. Obviously, some figures will be taller than others, and to keep the value even across the line, Toy Biz is packing extras in with the smaller characters' figures. Each action figure will come with a section of a diagram: if you collect every section, you can assemble a map of Middle Earth. These figures are due out in stores on July 1, 2001, and will retail for about $5.99 USD.

Assortment One:

  • Frodo
  • Witch King Ring Wraith
  • Strider
  • Legolas
  • Newborn Lurtz Uruk-Hai
Assortment Two:
  • Gandalf
  • Gimli
  • Samwise Gamgee
    Saruman
  • Orc Overseer


Action Figure Twin Packs: Features the same scale action figures as the regular assortments, but each 2-pack features a special action feature. For example, you will be able to look into Galadriel's Well and see scenes.

The 2-packs are also due out in July 2001:

  • Boromir & Lurtz/Uruk-Hai
  • Galadriel & Frodo
  • Merry & Pippen with Moria Orc (Goblin)
  • Deluxe Horse Assortment

The Horses in this assortment are articulated and have special features:

Ringwraith with Horse - pulling on the reins results in the horse's eyes lighting up and its mouth contorting into a snarl to reveal its teeth. If you press the buttons on the hind legs, the front legs have a galloping motion.

Arwen with Asfaloth - Arwen wears the Evenstar Pendant, with will light up when pressed. This set comes with a Frodo figure which changes color to recreate the poisoning scene from the film. Asfaloth the horse features a galloping motion on its front legs when buttons on the hind legs are pressed.

The Horse Assortment is due out in July 2001, and will retail for about $14.99 each.

Electronic Cave Troll: He'll be 10" tall (in scale with the 6" action figures) and has sounds in addition to his action features. The Cave Troll will sell for about $19.99, and is due in stores in November 2001.

Collector Series Action Figures: The Collector Series figures range from 9" to 12" tall, depending on the height of the character depicted. Each figure's outfit uses the same kind of cloth found in the outfits in the movie. The figures feature 30 points of articulation, and in an exciting twist for Famous Covers collectors, the 9" figures appear to use the Famous Covers bodies.

The characters scheduled to be made in this format are:

  • Gandalf
  • Frodo
  • Arwen
  • Aragorn
  • Gimli
  • Galadriel
The first three are due out in July 2001, with the other three following in September. All will retail for around $19.99 USD.

Role Play Toys: Included in the role play toys for 2001 are a bow and arrow set that fires foam arrows (based on the Urak-Hai, due out in July, selling for $16.99), an electronic sword (imagine the Hercules sword with a LotR deco, due out in July 2001, selling for $14.99), and a toy replica of Sting that lights up and makes sounds (due out in July 2001, and selling for $12.99).

Toy Biz is also producing watches and a set of collector marbles based on the LotR movies.


If you look carefully, you will pick up a lot of clues about what may be represented in the films. Post your observations and deductions below or on our Messageboard.

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