About the author

My name is Christophe Giacopazzi, but many people on the internet know me as Gildor Inglorion. I was born in 1978 in Marseille, France and I work in computers as IT support team manager for universities (and occasionnaly webmaster).My passion for Mithril is as old as my passion for Tolkien works themselves, which I discovered back in 1994.
For me, since the beginning, Mithril figurines have always been a perfect miniature representation of the Tolkien Middle-Earth Universe, in the same way Enya songs have always been the perfect musical background for the books (well, that’s my point of view).

At first, I just bought some Mithril figurines, but soon enough I began buying all that I could find because I saw them slowly disappearing from the shelves. I also registered to the Mithril Fellowship in France (through Prince August) but soon enough alas, I stopped collecting because of other occupations I had, so I was just buying new ones when they were released.

In 2001, my favorite roleplaying retailer told me he had a very rare figurine for sale unblistered. Actually, a collector was selling away his collection. This figurine was the M16, which was known to be the rarest figurine of the Mithril classical range (M), and it was sold for quite nothing (45€ ~ £30). From this moment on, I focused once again on this collection, trying to complete it the best way I could, thanks to many contacts on the Internet and soon enough Ebay. The hardest part (finding the M16) was already done after all. In five years I was able to buy, or trade all the figurines I was missing in the M range and now my collection is complete… well… the released M Range.

I soon focused on finding the other rare figurines, the Christmas Edition ones. I thought I had missed them only because I was unaware of their existence : as a member of the French fellowship I was not informed, because they did not communicate about them, unlike the original Fellowship from Ireland.
When I first discovered the Mithril website (the old one with black background) I saw they were for sale for members of the Fellowship like myself, from 1994 and so on. But none of ther early ones 1988-1993 were available. I found out, later on, that these had never been released or put for sale but were instead very special ones given as gifts or promotional material most of the time. Since that time I have done my best to put my hands on these rarities, along with other uniques (including the famous unreleased warbands MW346 & MW347). Over the years I have been able to collect them all including some other never-heard-of prototypes. I have been in contact with many Mithril fans and Chris Tubb, the sculpter and co-founder of Mithril with Lars Edman, and all the informations I have gathered, I want to share it with the community of Mithril and Tolkien fans and collectors.

As a passionate of Tolkien and Mithril at the same time, and as a collector for nearly 28 years now , I have decided to build an entire website dedicated to these figurines, on a very informative and artistic way.

In parallel to this project which I began creating in late 2007, I have been a member of Mithril fan community called the “Many Mithril Pages” since 2005 which had it own trading database and forums to discuss matters and trades around Mithril figurines. Alas in 2008, this community site and its owner/manager “Mithrandir” disappeared and in order to host this community and not let it die, after being approaced by MMP veteran member “Theobald” I included it in my own project by rebuilding galleries and a dedicated discussion board called which you can find in the MMP section. The former MMP site hosted a complete and up-to-date database along with an engine for trading. Maybe one day, this site will have all these tools too…

Back in 2008, I first created the first version of the Mithril Faerylands website completly handcoded to host this database, and galleries of the Mithril Universe with everybody, using an online database which is the main part of this site and which was fed those last years with the help of one of our MMP most active contributors : “Milo“. But in 2021 the original version was really obsolete and so I once again developped its new design and engine, using WordPress as a base for all its functionnalities, and with visual redesign of logos thanks to Maenas.

While the main objective of this site is to give as much informations as possible on every mithril-related figurine I also have provided a pricing reference in addition to the Many Mithril Pages (MMP) community forum, I am quite proud of the result as it remains the most detailed database tool for Mithril on the Internet.

I hope you’ll enjoy the visit and feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions, ideas, (or if something does not work well)

Christophe “Gildor Inglorion” GIACOPAZZI

(the pictures of M16 and Chr1990 Eowyn are copyright Mithril, The Gildor Inglorion illustration is copyright Alan Lee)

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