Reply To: What is the story of your first figure Mithril?

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony What is the story of your first figure Mithril? Reply To: What is the story of your first figure Mithril?

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ddaines
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My first introduction to Mithril was some time in the late 80’s when Mithril first appeared – I happened to visit a small hobby shop near Portsmouth in England where I saw some grey primed figures on a rotating display rack.

Call it a 6th sense or whatever, but I just felt that these figures were something special – I am not a smal scale figure collector unless they was Tolkien based which back in those days was not exactly a plenty, but when I looked closely I saw these figures were the early Rohirrim figures plus whatever else was in the early series (alas not an M16). They just oozed quality simple as that, and from that day forth I was hooked (a bit theatrical I know).

To say I was overjoyed is an understatement (they were Tolkien based) and although I have collected many figures over the years mainly in much larger scales and usualy of a sci-fi/horror nature I have always come back to Mithril and can say with hand on heart that these figures have been the most consistent in terms of collecting from a modellers point of view.

All I would add to that is I do wonder what if they had not been undercoated in grey? Would my eye have been drawn to them? Who knows.

David

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