It is never too late to give the most precious gift a loved geek could ever hope to attain . . . an amazingly detailed ¼ scale Gollum and Smeagol figure.
The completely pose-able wretch sports twenty-five points of articulation so that every literary Tolkien (or imagined) pose of the skulking villain can be marvelously recreated in your very home.
Modeled after the ingenious Andy Serkis and Peter Jackson version of the creature Gollum from The Lord of the Rings movies (we’ll just forget the travesty of The Hobbit movie ever happened), this little Smeagol can be kindly pawing at your Frodo Baggins’s figure’s knees.
Or you can buy the snarling, twisted, and utterly consumed by the Ring and millennia of madness evil Gollum version; they are each fifty bucks from the thinkers over at ThinkGeek.com.
The attention to detail supersedes even my Tolkienologist’s wildest dreams: on Gollum’s back are the scars from the torturing he received at the hands of the minions in the dungeons of Dol Guldor in Mordor; there are liver spots on his skin, wisps of hair strands, rotting fishy teeth, and even the blue of his veins can be seen just under the skin.
This roughly ten inch tall Smeagol or Gollum figure will not often stand erect, because he is cunningly made to balance in his signature crouching pose that so terrified Bilbo Baggins in the utterly dark cave of the Misty Mountains.
Let the riddles start to flow, and Happy Holidays!