Wielding twin Dwarven swords and bristling with knives, Fili the Dwarf is a well-trained, natural fighter, a true royal heir forged in the fashion of the Longbeard kings he is destined to succeed: Durin, Thror and Fili’s uncle Thorin Oakenshield™. Yet Fili is a Dwarf Prince without a kingdom. The Dragon Smaug has taken Erebor, the last great city of the Dwarves, and it is with the ambition to help his uncle reclaim the lost heritage of his forefathers that Fili joins Thorin on the Quest.
Yet in spite of his upbringing and the love he bears Thorin, Fili is a young Dwarf raised in a time of peace. His back is not bowed by the burdens of the past wrongs and his brow is unfurrowed by grudges long borne. Fili’s spirit is bright and his humour free. To him, the Quest is an adventure and he greets every challenge upon the path with a swift smile and blades.
Fili was sculpted by Lindsey Crummett and created by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on The Hobbit movies with the same renowned attention to detail.
With this beautiful sculpture, Weta continues the legacy of finely crafted, highly detailed 1/6 scale collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth.
It takes approximately 400-500 hours to design, sculpt, model-make, mould and paint the prototype for each new character.
Sculpted and created by the same artists and craftspeople who work on our movies, the essence of each character expertly captured in every piece. Fili the Dwarf is the ninth sculpture in our range of 1/6 scale characters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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Miniature Dean O'Gorman!
Miniature Dean it most certainly is. Out of the three Dwarves I... Read more.
Miniature Dean it most certainly is. Out of the three Dwarves I own (Thorin, Kili and Fili), he most certainly looks the best sculpt wise. You can definitely see Dean in the face, the small detailing on the fur and his boots is brilliant! My favorite so far, well done, Weta!
Also like to add I ordered him on Wednesday and he arrived Friday....top stuff! Hide.
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Received my Fili today and couldn't be happier with it! The stand... Read more.
Received my Fili today and couldn't be happier with it! The stand alone is worth paying for and the sculpture and painting details on him are just amazing. Probably one of the best collectors items I've ever seen and more than worth every penny. Hide.
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What an endearing lil' statue! I love this statue of Fili, not... Read more.
What an endearing lil' statue! I love this statue of Fili, not just because it is fantastically sculpted, but because of the demeanor and attitude! I first discovered this statue of Fili on Facebook, had a look at the pictures, and was led to Weta's website via a link! Thus my interest in Weta's works began. After a few visits and looking at Fili for the third time, along with how much he cost, I decided to buy him on a whim (along with Kili), since I've never owned any collectibles like these. And I have no regrets at all!
Fili was ordered on March 13, and I received him on March 24. I got him first since he fitted into my mail box, and waited to open him the next day along with Kili.
Like Kili, Fili's box came inside a cardboard box with the official Weta logo, the description "Fili the Dwarf", and his number (91 of 1000- since he's fairly new, being released in early March), with 91 being a likeable number for me (Joe Sakic XD). The official packaging is awesomely detailed, with pictures of Fili in different angles on three sides of the box, including the same side story and description as written on the website. The back of the box shows few of many merchandise that can be purchased on Weta's website. The bottom of the box also mentions which number you get within the limited edition of 1000, as well as having the "Limited Edition" marking on the front of the box.
Like Kili, Fili was sculpted by Lindsey Crummet with the same attention and eye for detail! Appearance-wise, he looks 99% more like Fili in the films than Dean O'Gorman. As for the expression, he's definitely got that "Don't mess with me, or I'll kill you!" look, which is enhanced by his pose, especially when he's face-to face with the sword pointed at you. Then again, I can't shake the sense that despite looking fierce on the surface, he's just being cocky. My little guy has one eye narrowed and the other eye normal with the eyebrow raised with a corner of his mouth in a cocky smirk, which is what I find endearing XD
With the sculpting, I can't help but stare at the details on the hem of his coat, his hair with the braids, his mustache, the fur, the belt of awesome, the knee pads, the weapons and the double scabbard! I am planning on cosplaying Fili at some point, so this statue is definitely one of me best references!
As for weapons, I love how the two hunting knives that are inserted into his vambracers are includes with parts of them painted in gold! The hunting axes on his boots on their holders/sheaths are so detailed, it's crazy! His twin blades are just as detailed, but very fragile! They are made of soft plastic and come separated, which need to be inserted into his hands.
The paint job is also quite accurate, along with the skin tone, and makes the statue appear alive.
The base, which has quite some weight to it, has the map of Erebor, detailed with pictures, runes, and scripts. The bottom of the base also has the edition number and Lindsey Crummet's name and signature printed on it.
This is a heavy polystone statue, not some cheap plastic figurine that you get at Toys R' Us. If you are a big fan of the Hobbit/Fili, and are looking to increase your collection or getting something that is of excellent collector quality, I would highly recommend getting him. Overall, I have no regrets getting Fili, as I am very happy with this statue :) Hide.
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