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Old 03-05-2012
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Default Not new, but finally accounted for!

Hello friends,

Fair warning: this goes on and on.

I have been following this site ever since I got a UC Anduril as a gift back in 2006. I can still remember that rush now. I've expanded my collection a tiny bit over the years because of a little extra money I've had. Although, it could of been just the mere fact that I wanted to add another one to my collection, badly! I've managed to pick up a UC Witchking, as well as the Uruk Hai Scimitar. I'm very impressed with the collections of some of the members have been able to assemble.

I've always used this forum as a base for good information. A lot of people know what they are talking about here. I've only been popping in and out over the years. Hence, the no membership. I've been meaning to do this for a long time actually, so it is well overdue. There's always some good discussion or debate going on. Looking forward to some of it.

The Sword.

The sword has a long and beautiful history. The way different cultures have been able to harness its ability to their advantages. Creating numerous different style's and abilities. I don't think enough can be said, so I wont.

Now I know there is a lot of other stuff on the forum here, but excuse me for going on a little Tolkien rant.

And now, how about that expanding collection?

Well, tops on the list would be the UC Ringwraith! Besides the fact that I love it anyway, as people have eluded to... its getting rarer and rarer. The short list of other favorites ( & in no order) would be the High Elven Warrior sword, Glamdring, Sting, Strider's sword, Withking Dagger, Hadhafang, Herugrim, Legolas Daggers, Elven Knife of Strider, etc... so basically you can tell I want them all!

What about those Axes?

I remember the crazy turnaround in price of Gimli's axes. Never would I have expected that to happen. But, we all know we can expect the unexpected in any situation. I'm obviously going to try to add this to the collection as well.

Pike Dreams?

I remember when they had the idea of making LOTR pikes and spears in the works. The market didn't warrant it, but I think these would have been awesome. Personally, I always loved the way Uruk Hai pike looked with the under blade and the stop point(if that's what you call it) above, but any would do. The elven charge showed this effect i'm talking about.

What about this new movie I hear coming out near Christmas?? The Hobbiwhat??

One of the main reasons I got back into this site was the fact that the Hobbit was finally getting into motion. Since the start of this final year into the movie being released, I have been getting more excited. Can't wait to travel back to Middle Earth, i mean New Zealand... wait Middle Earth. These two were made for each other. The New Zealand scenery was another good reason to love the film even more. Another big part was the TORN website and those forums as well. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

I know this means I will have an entire new collection to try to chase after at some point. I am ready for round two of being amazed with Middle Earth culture and weaponry. Elven culture near maxing. Dwarven culture maxed out! I mean all of it. New hero weapons, new villain weapons all around. I think my wallet hurts just thinking about it.

Questions on priorities.

I've been thinking about the release of this movie and what it will do to prices if anything. Will some become more popular again since they will be from characters that are in the Hobbit. Sting & Glamdring are the most known and the two that first come to mind with me. Will prices for all LOTR increase? Will they be the next to become dare I say rare? Just a topic i have thought about from time to time.

Anyway, I'm new to the forum. I can't think of too much else to rant about. At least for the moment. Props go out for any of you who actually read that whole thing.

Hawk
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My Collection: <> UC >< Anduril, Witchking, Uruk Hai Scimitar, Ringwraith, High Elven Warrior, Hadhafang, Herugrim, Strider, Sting with scabbard, Glamdring w/ white scabbard, Orcrist, Hobbit Sting w/ scabbard, Witching Dagger (old & new one), Gandalf Staff Hobbit, Legolas Daggers, Narsil, Waiting on Kili Sword, x2 Fili Swords<> Weta >< The One Ring (without runes), Silver necklace of Frodo, Radagast Staff, Balin Mace, Dwalin Axes, Fili Knife, Fleshing Knives of Nori, Thrain Map, Key of Erebor, Chronicles I & II,<> Noble>< Deed of Contract,<> TORn>< Obey Sauron shirt, Misty Mountains shirt<> Misc >< Parchment Map of Middle Eath, X4 Limited Hobbit Midnight Premier Posters

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Old 03-05-2012
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Default Re: Not new, but finally accounted for!

Welcome...finally, Hawk. Sounds like you've got allot on your mind. No where I can think of better to unload it and discuss it than here. Glad you've finally dived in. Have fun, and good luck wth the collection.
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My Collection: UC - LOTR - Sting, Sting Scab., Narsil, Anduril, Anduril Scab., Strider Sword, Strider Scab., Glamdring, Glamdring Blue Scab., Boromir, Isildur, Witchking sword & dagger, Ringwraith, Uruk Hai, Elven Knife/Strider, Knives/Legolas, Knives/Legolas Scabs., Elven Warrior Sword, Herugrim, Hadhafang, Sword/Eowyn, Gondorian Shield, Walking Axe/Gimli, Battle Axe/Gimli, Bearded Axe/Gimli, Gondorian Helmet #1400, MC Samwise #351, Shards/Narsil #3273; UC-KIT RAE – Mithrodin, Black Leg. Battle & War Axes, Anathar, Molotoch, Kilgorin Reg. & Black Ed., Elexorien, Gold Ed. Luciendar, Avaquar Sword & Dagger. Exothath Gold & Reg., Ellexdrow Spear; UC LEG. in STEEL – Pendragon Sword & Dagger, Gawain Dagger, Scorcerer Dagger, Round Table Dagger, Lancelot Dagger, Knight's Dagger, Crusader Dagger; Other UC - Argos, Kull, Dragonheart; Other - Narnia Peter’s Sword; Museum Rep. (Windlass) "300" Leonidas Helm & Spear, "Tudors" King Henry VIII sword, "Gladiator" Maximus Sword, Tigris Sword, "Robin Hood" Robin's Sword & Scabbard/Belt,King John Sword, Sir Godfrey Sword; Valiant Arm. Sig. Castile & Hedemark.


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Old 03-05-2012
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Default Re: Not new, but finally accounted for!

Welcome, Hawk.

Glad to have you aboard after all these years. Hope you enjoy your official stay among friends.
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My Collection: UC: Sting & Scabbard, Glamdring with White & Blue Scabbards, Sword of the Witch-king, Ringwraith Sword, Strider's Ranger Sword & Scabbard, LE Shards of Narsil, Narsil, LE Anduril & Scabbard, Hadhafang, Fighting Knives of Legolas & Scabbards, Elven Knife of Strider, Sword of Isildur, MC Sword of Samwise, Sword of Boromir, Sword of Eowyn, Dagger of the Witch-king, Gimli's Battle Axe, Gimli's Bearded Axe, Gimli's Walking Axe, High Elven Warrior Sword, Uruk-hai Scimitar, Herugrim, Orcrist, Elendil's Helm, Gimli's Helm, Sauron's Helm, High Elven Warrior Helm, Gondor Infantry Helm, Isildur's Helm, War Helm of the Witch-king, Sauron's Gauntlet, Staff of Saruman, Staff of Gandalf the White, Staff of Gandalf the Grey, High Elven Warrior Shield, 2nd Age Gondor Shield, MC Sting, Sword of Kili, Sword of Fili; NC: One Ring 18k, Narya, Nenya, Vilya, Ring of Barahir, Fellowship Brooch, Gandalf the White Brooch, Crown of King Elessar, Thranduil's Ring, The Evenstar, Elrond's Headdress, Deed of Contract, Bilbo's Pipe, Aragorn's Pipe, Gandalf's Pipe, Phial of Galadriel, Other: LE Lothlorien Bow of Legolas, Legolas' Archery Bracers, Boromir's Bracers of Gondor, Boromir's Horn of Gondor, Gauntlets of the Witchking, Scroll of Isildur, Thrain's Map, The Key to Erebor, Staff of Radagast, One Ring with Elvish runes and Silver Chain, Thorin's Ring, Redbook of Westmarch, Smaug's Claw, Bilbo's Inkwell, Lembas, Sam's Spice Box, Bilbo's Mithril Shirt, Mirkwood Cell Key, Thror's Ring, Boromir's Shield

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Old 03-06-2012
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Default Re: Not new, but finally accounted for!

Good to see you've dived in Hawk.

Based on what you've said, you have a challenge ahead of you in collecting some of these items. Some are already hard to get, but if you consistently keep your eyes out you'll find them. I'd suggest you grab what you can of the ones still available asap.

The Hobbit will determine what pieces get re-released, and also drive up the prices of the already hard to get ones, so be patient. I can't think of any that never get found, but I can think of many times where the price paid turned out to be high & shortly after a better deal turns up.

Every once in a while a member here will find life has changed their course and they liquidate their collection- usually posting first dibs here. That's when your chances of hard to get will be best

Good luck on your hunt, and again, welcome to the forum.
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Welcome! Do I get props for skim reading it? Lol Nice to have you though.

Honestly, the best way to go about it is to just look for bargains on items you want. Don't worry about the prices and market and interest too much, there's always going to be another one out there at some point, only a few limited edition items are really impossible to find. Good luck!
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My Collection: LOTR: High Elven Warrior Helm #1102/5000, High Elven Warrior Sword, Second Age Gondorian Shield #2104/2500, Helm of King Elendil #376/5000, Battle Axe of Gimli, Walking Axe of Gimli, Gimli's Helm #2883/5000, Sting & Sting Scabbard, Sam's Sword #11, Glamdring, Strider's Sword, Elven Knife of Strider, Narsil, Hadhafang. Sideshow/Weta: Busts- Gil-Galad, Elrond, Prince Isildur, King Theoden, Gandalf the Grey, Peregrin Took, Samwise Gamgee, Frodo Baggins, Gimli, Boromir, High Elven Infantryman, Eomer, Meriadoc, Legolas, Numenorean, Elendil, Aragorn, Hooded Rohirrim Soldier, Grima, Galadhrim Soldier, Bilbo, Galadriel, Saruman, Dwarven Lord. Enviros- Bag End Open Edition, Rivendell #45/300, Prancing Pony, Bucklebury Ferry, Golden Hall. Statues- Smeagol, Weta Gollum, Gandalf the Grey, Gandalf the White, Theoden, Gandalf on Shadowfax, Galadhrim Soldier, Eowyn, Haradrim Soldier, PJ as Corsair, Elrond, Boromir, Legolas, Grima Wormtongue. Helms: Galadhrim Warhelm. HARRY POTTER: Professor Snape's Wand, Harry's Wand, Professor Dumbledore's Wand, Sirius Black's Wand, Ron Weasley's Wand, Remus Lupin's Wand, Neville Longbottom's Wand, Mad-Eye's Wand.

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Old 04-25-2012
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Welcome Hawk!

Good luck with the collection! Looking forward to more discussion.
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My Collection: UC1264 - Sting, UC1265 - Glamdring, UC1267 - Narsil, UC1299 - Strider's Ranger Sword, UC1370 - Herugrim, UC1380ASLB - LE Anduril #0958, UC1454 - 2nd Age Gondorian Shield #2449, UC1296 - Shards of Narsil #1213

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Hello Hawk that's one hell of an intro and i loved to read it all.
I wish you a pleasant stay on board buddy and hope you post pics soon enough.

Greetings,

Dark Shadow.
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My Collection: Glamdring Museum Collection 705/1000*Shards of Narsil LE*1795/5000*Anduril LE *3978/5000*Sting MC LE *2436/3000*Gondorian Helmset LE *790/1000*Helm of king elendil LE *2074/5000*Helm of Sauron LE *2795/3000*Helm of Sauron LE scale 1/4 *3275/5000*Gauntlet of Sauron LE *271/3000*Sword of Samwise Museum Collection 227/600*Sword of Samwise Regular number 239*The one ring with COA* Barad-Dur from Danbury Mint number *5853*/Anduril regular/Ringwraith sword/Glamdring sword with blue scabbard/Boromir sword/Sting with scabbard/Elven knife of strider/High elven warrior sword/Strider ranger sword/Eowyn sword/Herugrim sword of king theoden/Sword of Isildur/Sword of Samwise Regular/Shards of narsil statue/Ringwraith bust/Nazgul steed bust/Saruman light-up mini bust.

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