Yesterday another Hobbit poster hit the internet, and it contains some great character images! These dwarves we’ve seen before – though it’s nice to see them in active pose. But who is that top left? It’s none other than goblin Bolg, as confirmed by the Bridge Direct action figure.
Not listed in Bridge Direct’s recent release list, but included in Vivid’s list for release in Europe, is also a ‘Yazneg’ goblin figure, but for now there’s no Azog. Of course we’ve also seen Grinnah and Fimbul the Hunter with his warg; but those fellas seem to be Misty Mountain goblins, connected to the Goblin King, whereas Bolg and Yazneg are connected to the earlier Goblin Wars (with Bolg being the son of Azog, and Yazneg a character created for the movies). So what does this tell us about what we can expect to see in the first film of these goblins and their battles with the dwarves? Do these toy releases mean we won’t have to wait until the second (or even third) movie to learn more about the Goblin Wars? Why don’t you join us in our message board forums to speculate?
Thanks to our friends at Tolkiendrim.com for the heads up on these European toy releases – see the full list over at their website.