2012 In (Cool Toy) Review: 3-3/4-Scale Line of the Year|
My presssssciousssss. The Bridge Direct's 3-3/4-inch scale figures based on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit have got us acting like Gollum?once we got them in our mitts we were memorized. We're not sure if it's some sort of Middle-earth magic that's influencing our affinity for this line, but there's just something about the figures, when you have them in hand, that makes them special. Each figure in The Hobbit line has a unified range of articulation that rivals the best we've seen from any 3-3/4-inch manufacturer; Hasbro included. The articulation points are well disguised and fit seamlessly with the aesthetic of each figure. While we were a bit disappointed by the lack of ankle articulation on the figures, the solid likenesses, complimentary toy selection?including the absolutely grotesque Goblin King?and collector friendly case assortments made it easy to forgive the oversight. Quite frankly, we believe these are the best 3-3/4-inch scaled fantasy themed figures since LJN's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons line in the mid-80s. If you haven't had the opportunity to see these in person, be sure to check out The Hobbit gallery in our photo archive.