Saturday, August 16, 2014

Incoming: Asmus Toys "The Lord of the Rings" 1/6 scale Éowyn in Rohan Armour 12-inch figure

Éowyn is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, who appears in his most famous work, The Lord of the Rings. She is a noblewoman of Rohan who is described as a shieldmaiden. Éowyn is described to be very beautiful; she was tall, slim, pale, and graceful, with long golden hair and grey eyes. In temperament she was idealistic, spirited, brave and high-minded, but very lonely, having sacrificed her own happiness for years to care for her sick uncle and meet the responsibilities of a shield-maiden.

In Peter Jackson's films The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Éowyn is played by Miranda Otto. This is the character on which Amsus Toys has based their Lord of the Rings 1/6 scale Éowyn 12-inch figure on and if I were still collecting The Lord of the Rings figures, I would probably grab this in a heartbeat. But the increasing prices of everything has put a huge damper on the collecting hobby and the price of this figure is just not justifiable.

In Return of the King, Éowyn disguised herself as a man and under the alias of Dernhelm, travelled with the Riders of Rohan to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields outside the White City of Minas Tirith in Gondor, carrying with her Merry Brandybuck, who had also been ordered to remain behind, on her horse Windfola.

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The Witch-king attacked Éowyn with his steed, but she slew it with her sword. He then shattered her shield and broke her shield-arm with his mace, but was distracted by Merry, who stabbed him behind the knee with a sword enchanted with spells against him. Éowyn seized the opportunity to strike the Witch-king with a killing thrust "between crown and mantle". Then as her sword shattered, his withering form collapsed and he vanished with a final cry of anguish.

1/6 scale shattered shield will be included

After the demise of Sauron, Éowyn and Faramir married and settled in Ithilien, of which Faramir was made the ruling Prince by King Elessar (the name with which Aragorn ascended the throne of the Reunited Kingdom). Faramir and Éowyn had at least one son (Elboron), and their grandson was Barahir, who wrote The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen in the Fourth Age.

Check out the Sideshow Collectibles "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)" 1/6 scale Faramir, second son of Denethor 12-inch action figure HERE. Faramir was played by David Wenham who was also Dilios the Spartan and narrator in "300 (2007)". Sideshow Collectibles also released Faramir's elder brother, Boromir from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring". You can see my review post HERE as well.

1 comment:

humanbeingill said...

I Love this!