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#1 Mon, Mar3 2008 4:51pm

Gildor Inglorion
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From: Montpellier, France
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Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

Well , here it is, picture is on official site. I am a bit surprised, the christmas figurine is now in 32mm? it has not been the case since... 1989!

The figurine looks great but... well, I was expecting some 54mm...


"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill." (Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)

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#2 Mon, Mar3 2008 4:59pm

Theobald
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

The figure is ok, I think, but I'm also a bit disappointed about the size.

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#3 Mon, Mar3 2008 6:20pm

Gavin
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

Ok, I'm stupid.

Where are you are seeing this figure? big_smile

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#4 Mon, Mar3 2008 6:54pm

Gildor Inglorion
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

http://www.mithril.ie/Fellowship/index2.html

it is in the newsletter sent by Michael


"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill." (Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)

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#5 Mon, Mar3 2008 7:27pm

Gavin
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

Thank you my good sir.

The email I got kept linking to last month's newsletter.

Never thought to check in the Fellowship section!

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#6 Wed, Mar5 2008 4:53pm

presto247365
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

It makes zero sense at all for this figure to be 32mm.  It guarantees I won't be buying on, and really makes you wonder if Mithril is interested in staying in business with decisions like this.  Maybe I'm just being pessimistic because we got 8" of snow last night, again.  That's 20.32cm for you metric people...wink

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#7 Wed, Mar5 2008 7:31pm

Gildor Inglorion
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

well I wish there could be more posts like yours presto, but on the official board... in order to - at least - get an answer on the rease for this change, from Michael

So far the only good point I see for this 32mm is that, if it had been 54mm, I would have lacked place in my glasscase row dedicated to Christmas figurines ... which is, at the moment, quite full...lol... and this good point is a very very small good point


"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill." (Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)

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#8 Wed, Mar5 2008 8:23pm

presto247365
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

Here's my suspicion for the 32mm.  This "Christmas in March" figure seems to have almost been an afterthought.  Perhaps Lars had Chris come up with something on the quick?  A Thranduil master that might have been around mostly complete?  Perhaps it was an early model for the MX Thranduil's standard bearer that went unused, and was converted to Thranduil himself for this release?  It just makes no sense that every other Christmas release is a 54mm, both Mithril and non-mithril characters.  A cost savings perhaps? 
I would only be more surprised if the something like all future Mithril releases were put out in 25mm instead of 32mm to keep costs down.   Wouldn't that be funny!  Not!!

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#9 Wed, Mar5 2008 8:44pm

Gildor Inglorion
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

well it rather seems that Mithril is forsaking the 54mm figurines completly sad
and well as I was saying elsewhere presto : there is a former 32mm for Chritmas, but that was back  in 1989, one of the rarest christmas mithril ever...


"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill." (Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)

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#10 Thu, Mar6 2008 4:09pm

Wendy
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

presto247365 wrote:

It makes zero sense at all for this figure to be 32mm.  It guarantees I won't be buying on, and really makes you wonder if Mithril is interested in staying in business with decisions like this.  Maybe I'm just being pessimistic because we got 8" of snow last night, again.  That's 20.32cm for you metric people...wink

Odd, here in GR we got none.  Rather backwards from the norm, eh?

(Trying to stay a little on topic...)  Well, as for the Christmas figure, smaller figure means smaller amount of resources used up in their inventory and lower cost of the item, I suppose.  I don't own any Christmas figs though, so I haven't much say about them.

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#11 Thu, Mar6 2008 7:21pm

Gavin
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

We got freezing rain, then snow, then rain, then a freeze so suck it up. big_smile

I don't buy 54mm figures. I can't really justify them. I've considered buying one as a statue for a diorama, but again, that's not a priority. I don't think its much of a stretch for Mithril to decide that 32mm figs are just less hassle all around.

I am also displeased - for enother reason entirely. My GW/Mithril combo elves had to go back in the paint stripper. GRRR. My reach exceeded my grasp. Again.

Gavin

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#12 Fri, Mar7 2008 4:19am

Wendy
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

Gavin wrote:

We got freezing rain, then snow, then rain, then a freeze so suck it up. big_smile

Yuck.  Nasty stuff.  Staying off the 401, eh?  hmm

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#13 Fri, Mar7 2008 3:29pm

Kenakko
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

...sunny, Spring-like conditions...
It's the base.  It just doesn't work to mount a 32mm figure on those bases which are much bigger and heavier.  I'd bet one could get 2 more figures from the amount of metal used here!  And with the rising prices of some metals it seems even more like a rushed decision amounting to what looks like a cut and paste job.

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#14 Fri, Mar7 2008 6:59pm

Barliman
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

It hadn't even clicked with me that the figure was 32mm until now (I've never collected the Xmas figures so I hadn't been paying a lot of attention), but it sure is a strange decision. But a great many of Mithril's decisions over the past couple of years have been out of left field.


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#15 Sun, Mar9 2008 12:43am

Gavin
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Re: Thranduil christmas 2007.... 32mm?!

Wendy wrote:

Gavin wrote:

We got freezing rain, then snow, then rain, then a freeze so suck it up. big_smile

Yuck.  Nasty stuff.  Staying off the 401, eh?  hmm

Hah.

Well, I try to stay off the 401, unless I am being hauled along on one of my wife's trips to TO. For those that don't know imagine a long highway surrounded by featureless bugger all. Then you arrive in this huge Milton Keyens like place, sick tired and possibly a little insane.

Our trip from Montreal home went something like this.

Heavy snow.
White out.
Heavier snow, ice accumulation on windscreen wipers.
Ice pellets/hail.
Freezing rain.
Rain.

45 minute trip became a two hour extravaganza.

Anyway, to get back on topic, the metal on the base isn't a huge deal for a low rate of production figure. We will be sucking up the price difference by paying 20 euro for it.

I am, however, thinking of asking can I buy one without the finishing.

Gavin

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