Just when you thought all the fun of SDCC 2017 was over, Weta drops an early August surprise with this new figure from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
“This was the last move in a master plan. A plan long in the making.” ~ Gandalf
What a nice surprise to wake up this morning and discover the release of a new Orc figure from the Weta Shop, the monstrous Dol Guldur Orc Soldier.
This 1:6 scale figure, with a limited edition of 500, from the Middle-earth line of collectibles is now available for Pre-order at the Weta Shop and is set to begin delivery in October of this year.
Mustered in darkness and marched to the threshold of Erebor by secret ways, Azog the Defiler’s great host spills from the earth to lay siege to the mountain kingdom of the Dwarves and the city of Dale. Bolstered by Trolls, Ogres and Goblin mercenaries, the main body of the army of Dol Guldur is composed of Orc soldiers. Tall, long-limbed, and broad-shouldered, these are no ordinary, bent-backed, stunted Orcs, but a more disciplined and dangerous breed, like Azog himself.
Despite the pain a bright sky inflicts upon their pale, night eyes, the Orc soldiers of Dol Guldur fight on in daylight, driven by the promises of carnage, ruin, and feasts of man-flesh. Falling upon the defenders of the Mountain, their ordered ranks shatter into slavering mobs as the soldiers surrender to their bloodlust. They run through Dale’s streets and prowl the battlefield before the Gate of Erebor, roaring with savage delight at the destruction they bring, cruel blades gripped tightly in armoured fists and dripping with blood and gore.