Basic Gandalf out of box - reminded me a little of Moses, he who parted the Red Sea and received the Ten Commandments from GOD - LOL!
Under the wizard's long grey robe he actually wears a knitted long sleeve sweater and billowy, huge pants with intricate designs at the bottom, plus boots. He also has a small bag slung across his right shoulder (Sideshow listed it as a haversack).
Sir Ian McKellen portrayed Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. He was also Magneto in the X-Men films. Gandalf's old and wise demeanor seems to have been well captured by Sideshow's sculptors.
Without his wizard hat, he really looks like Moses, especially with his robe and cloak
Sideshow Gandalf's accessories include his Glamdring sword with sheath and leather belt, another dark grey cloak, one staff with pipe and tobacco pouch attached and another darker staff with a crystal on top for illumination plus extra pair of hands
Close-up of the two staffs: you can make out the pipe well placed at the top, next to the tobacco pouch and the other staff with the crystal
Gandalf the wizard wearing the darker cloak, much like the poncho we used to wear in the army (quite useless actually because you get wet anyway)
With his wizard's hat and staff, Gandalf the Grey looks complete. Notice that the sleeves of his knitted sweater is cut such that his thumb goes through it like a glove, albeit a rather long glove.
Gandalf the Grey drawing his sword Glamdring, a sword that represented the unsurpassed workmanship of Elven weaponcraft.
Close-up of his woven belt with buckle (more like a rope tied around his waist) and his leather belt with sheath for his sword
Glamdring was a long two-handed sword but was so beautifully crafted that it could be wielded with one hand by Gandalf
Gandalf the Grey with his other staff, the one he used when the Fellowship was formed and began their journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor: the only place where the Ring can be destroyed.
Gandalf utters the famous words "You shall not pass!" to the advancing Balrog at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm in the Mines of Moria, allowing the others to escape the subterranean realm, while he falls with the creature into the abyss below.
Likewise Sideshow's "The Lord of the Rings" line will fall into the abyss with Gandalf's release as it seems there won't be any more 1/6 scale Middle-Earth characters to be added.
Previously reviewed figures:
2008 Top Ten Fave Toy - No. 10