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Lord of the Rings Wave 2 Frodo and Ringwraith from Diamond Select Toys

Lets go back to Toy Fair 2020 in February for a moment where Diamond Select confirmed they had picked up the licence to produce figures from the Lord of the Rings movie. The first three waves were confirmed - starting with Gimli and Legolas, then Aragorn and a Nazgul and finishing with Frodo and a generic Orc. Buying all three waves would allow you to build a 13 inch Sauron figure.


Wave 1 has been up for pre-order for some time for Gimli and Legolas and should be out this month pending any delays.



Diamond have no officially soclicted Wave 2 and pre-orders have opened for this next set with an April 2021 release date. This Wave 2 announcement has also seen the wave lineup altered with Wave 2 now being made up of Frodo Baggins and the Nazgul. Aragorn, we must assume, has been pushed back to Wave 3.


The Frodo figure is now shown with his Lothlorien cape, as seen at Toy Fair, and it is not mentioned in the accompanying text. This is a little disappointing as I for one liked the look they first showed us. Frodo is confirmed to include Sting and now the Light of Earendil. I also think the promo text is poorly chosen - Frodo was certainly not the Hobbit that started it all in the context of the wider story.


The Nazgul comes with a single blade. This looked like a full sword on the Toy Fair images but is now listed as a dagger. Another downgrade, and while the Ring Wraiths did wield the Morgul dagger on Weathertop - the more recognizable look is with their full swords drawn as they advance.


With so many changes, I think I would like to see Diamond confirm the contents of Wave 3 now before I commit to getting Wave 1 and 2. Making changes like this often does not end well, as we saw with the original promises for Ghostbusters II and the changes then made to remove figures announced and release others from the Real Ghostbusters line instead.



Add the Hobbit that started it all to your 7" Lord of the Rings collection with this highly anticipated release! Featuring movie likenesses, this approximately 4" figure includes character-appropriate accessories, as well as 16 points of articulation, and comes with a part of the 13" Sauron build-a-figure!


Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box with hangtag. Designed by Yuri Tming and Eamon O'Donoghue, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.


Product Features

  • 7 inch scale (17.78cm)

  • Made of plastic

  • 16 Points of articulation

  • Detailed sculpting

  • Sauron build pieces

  • Collect the whole line to build the 13-inch villain

Box Contents

  • Frodo figure

  • Sauron build piece

  • Sting

  • Light of Earendil


Featuring movie likenesses this 7" Nazgul/Ringwraith includes character-appropriate accessories, as well as 16 points of articulation, and comes with a part of the 13" Sauron build-a-figure!

Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box with hangtag. Designed by Yuri Tming and Eamon O'Donoghue, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.


Product Features

  • 7 inch scale (17.78cm)

  • Made of plastic

  • 16 Points of articulation

  • Detailed sculpting

  • Sauron build piece

  • Collect the whole line to build the 13-inch villain

Box Contents

  • Ringwraith figure

  • Sauron build piece

  • Dagger






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