Diamond Select have shared some new images for their Lord of the Rings Select Action Figures. Wave 1 of Gimli and Legolas was meant to be a late Summer 2020 release but have been subject to numerous delays and are now listed as a March 2021 release.
Diamond have also updated the figures since the pre-order images, and the biggest contention so far is the removal of double jointed elbows to a single joint which will certainly impede Legolas in archery posing - this is disappointing, but not unusual in terms of changes as the figure goes through to production.
The new images do now show Legolas with a bow and quiver or arrows, and Gimli with both axes.
New Image (Left), Original Pre-order Image (Right)
The packaging does not follow the Diamond Select large blister packs and moves to a window box design, it is unclear if this is a wider move away from the huge artwork blister cards Diamond have used for so long.
The Sauron build-a-figure pieces can be seen to the right hand side as we look at the box. You will need to commit to purchase Series 2 (Ringwraith and Frodo) and Series 3 (TBC, but assumed as Aragorn and Orc) to build the full figure.
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