A brand new wave of Funko Pop figures and Mystery Minis will be released early next year. Pop! Figures of Merry, Pippin, Gollum, Aragorn and Lurtz will be released in February and March 2018. Also featured in the wave will be a 6 inch tall Treebeard figure, as well as a chase variant of Gollum that features him holding a fish. Invisible Gollum will be exclusive to book retailer Barnes and Noble, while Toys R Us will have dibs on the Aragorn as King Elessar figure.
A Mystery Minis lineup will also be released in February, 2018, featuring figures of Frodo, Samwise, Merry & Pippin, Aragorn, Gollum, Saruman, Galadriel, among others.
While Pop! figures retail at roughly $10, a Mystery Minis at $6, expect them to be marked up more at retailers like Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth.
Two new polybag sets, 30211 Uruk Hai with Ballista and 30210 Frodo with Cooking Corner will be joining the LEGO The Lord of the Rings lineup. The Uruk Hai with Ballista polybag is a army builders dream come true, unfortunately, the same is not quite true for Frodo with Cooking Corner, unless you want to build an army of Frodos. No word yet on availability.
Following in the footsteps of other LEGO themes that have had video games developed based on their likeness,The LEGO Lord of the Rings franchise will be getting its own title as well. Developed by TT games, LEGO The Lord of the Rings The Video Game will be coming out this October for the Nintendo Wii, the Nintendo 3DS, the XBOX 360, the PS Vita and the PlayStation 3.
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Undoubtedly, the best part of the upcoming LEGO The Lord of the Rings theme may be the minifigures, and there are plenty of them to be had. Checklists featuring all of The Lord of the Rings minifigures will be on the back of the instruction booklets of the sets in the lineup. This should make collecting the minifigures a little more hassle free, but unfortunately, as expensive as ever.
The Orc Forge is the latest set from the LEGO The Lord of the Rings theme to be revealed on the web. Anticipation of the themes release has been steadily building (no pun intended) among LEGO and Lord of the Rings fans as more information and details about it has leaked out. Expect to see The Orc Forge, along with the rest of the assortment of The Lord of the Ring sets on store shelves this summer.