Numerous sources reporting availability of a limited edition Thorin figure (500 of 700 will be sold at Comic-Con, and I guess the Comic-Con ones will have shields but the others won’t?).
That news made me think of this quotation, regarding the embarrassment factor associated with the Guy of Gisborne action figure:
That quotation in turn made me think of Armitage’s statement that he doesn’t recognize himself when he looks at Thorin: “I look in the mirror when it’s all finished and I don’t see it. I can’t see where it starts and where it ends. I just see the character. I’ve never had that before. It’s such a unique experience. It’s a face that doesn’t belong to me.“
So, two questions:
Does that placate him about this Thorin figure (and others)?
and — if they give him one –
What will he use the sword and shield to practice for?
(and, sorry, Mr. Armitage, this one looks a lot more like you than the Guy of Gisborne action figure did.)