Youngest nephew of Thorin Oakenshield™ and brother to Fili, Kili the Dwarf joins the quest for Erebor out of a belief in his uncle and the righteousness of their cause. A principled, honest young Dwarf of warm humour and upright bearing, Kili is unencumbered by the worries and prejudices born by his elders in the Company of Thorin. He is quick to befriend Bilbo Baggins™ and trusts Gandalf™ the Grey’s choice to bring the Hobbit along.
Sharp-eyed and swift-limbed, Kili’s skill with a bow is unmatched in the Company, and his swordsmanship is no less impressive. When tested against Goblins, Wargs or even Trolls, Kili’s mettle shines and his blade rings and flashes as he cuts down his foes. Though young and untempered at the quest’s outset, the Dwarf has been well trained and is as brave and loyal as any in the proud line of Durin.
Kili the Dwarf, with his bow in hand and ready for whatever comes his way, was sculpted by Weta Workshop sculptor Lindsey Crummett.
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. Kili the Dwarf is the eighth sculpture in our range of 1/6 scale characters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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Mini (Almost) Living Kili
I have been putting this review off because I had wanted to... Read more.
I have been putting this review off because I had wanted to do a video review first, but I can't find my camera and I've got a busy work life...I may as well write a review now that I've got some time.
I ordered Kili, along with his brother Fili, on March 13. They both arrived on March 24, but had to pick Kili up at the post office the next day, since my mail box wasn't big enough to fit both of them XD
Since I had never owned anything nice like these collectibles, I had decided to get both brothers :)
Where to start.....For $249, plus shipping and paying $36 in customs, I am quite pleased! The sculpt and paint jobs themselves are to be commended, and Lindsey Crummet did a bang-on job from the overall appearance down to the small details, which I will talk about later.
First of all, the statue was well-packaged. The box itself came inside a protective cardoard box with the official Weta logo, the name of which dwarf you're getting, as well as the piece number within the 1000 that I got. Mine is #853 of 1000, which seems to indicate that Kili's well bought! As Warofoz mentioned, if you're sitting on the fence, lean over and get him before he's gone :) The official packaging itself is amazing, showing pictures of Kili in different angles, along with "Kili the Dwarf" and the official Weta logo on the front. The back showed some other merchandise that you can purchase on the website. The packaging has a the same description and side story for Kili as on the website here. The bottom of the box has the edition number. The only only thing I found weird confusing was that there was no "Limited Edition" marking, like it has on Fili's box, but there was a line that mentioned Kili as being an open edition piece. I don't know if it was just a printing mistake or if they're deciding on making him an open edition piece. Hmm...
On to the statue itself, this isn't those cheap plastic figures that you find at any toy store, where the character figures barely resemble the actors and actresses they're being portrayed by. This is one fine-quality heavy polystone statue sculpted down to the smallest detail, from the outfit to the weapons, to the appearance. There definitely is a resemblance to Aidan Turner. But expression-wise, my little guy's got this poker face, not that it matters to me. The strands of hair, the grooves on his bow, the details on his shirt, vests, quiver strap, vambracers, and the fur trimmings on his coat are just a few examples of how gifted a sculptor Lindsey Crummet is with very keen eyes for these types of details. For weapons, Kili has his dagger, bow, and a quiver with 5 arrows (not counting the one he's holding, and his sword (where the handle and the tip are protruding from both ends). The arrows are quite fragile, as they are made of soft plastic, as with the string on his bow.
The dark and earth-tone paint job makes the statue look accurately realistic and alive, including the skin tone.
With the pose, it appears as if he's alerted to something and is preparing to strike. Looking at the statue from the side makes it look even more deadly, especially with the hair covering his eyes.
The base itself is as fantastic as the sculpture with the map of Erebor carved on it with just as much details of pictures, runes and scrips. There is also a realistic-looking slab of rock attached to it with a hole, where the rod under one of Kili's foot is inserted into. The bottom of the base also has the edition number, along with Lindsey Crummet's name and signature, printed on it.
Overall, I have no regrets spending the money that I did on a whim for Kili. I
I would babble on and on, but if you're a serious collector itching to add Kili to your collection, or if you love Kili and would like something that is of excellent quality, I highly recommend getting him before he sells out! Hide.
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Hot Dwarf Part 1
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After Bombur fans were left in limbo as to who would be the next Dwarven statue released by Weta Workshop. Just before Comic-Con 2013 we got the answer to this question. One half of Thorin’s Company version of Happy Hobbit has gone up for order and reached our shelves. The member of the company who is landing now is none other than Kili. This is the second Dwarven statue to be a limited edition piece with only 1000 pieces worldwide.
The overall graphic layout for Kili’s box stays the same as we’ve seen with previous entries in the line. Per the format we’ve come to know the front of the box gives you a great shot of Kili, graphic work for the title of the movie, and of course the Weta logo. The sides of the box for Kili also present a familiar format with different looks at the statue. While the other side of the box presents some of the various products you can get for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey line of collectibles. The back of the box contains a great story on Kili as well as information regarding details of the character and statue. The Styrofoam on the inside is typical with what we’ve come used to getting with these statues.
Lindsey Crummett was given the task of sculpting Kili in order for him to make it to our collection. This is the second statue Ms. Crummett has completed in this line with her first being the superbly well-done Balin. She is also responsible for the Bofur statue, which we will be reviewing soon as well as the uber awesome Azog the Defiler on Warg we saw during Comic-Con 2013. Much like with Balin this statue is very well done and is a fantastic representation of the character Kili.
There’s been quite a bit of debate on various message boards in regards to the likeness of Kili. After having received mine I can say without a doubt that it looks very much like Aidan Turner. I love the fierce yet focused look of Kili has, as he is about to take out an Orc or Goblin in his way. Unlike Bombur Kili gets back to the Dwarves wearing lots of leather and once again its done in a way that creates the look of real leather. For me with the outfit its all the little detail you have within the costume that really shows off the skill in this statue. Kili’s vembraces have great little detail in the tiny triangles with circles in the middle, his sleeves of his jacket has a great design sculpted, and sculpted fur at the edge of the sleeves. He also has some great detail in his main outfit with fantastic weaved design as well as great metal and leather work in in the strap for his sheath/arrow case.
Kili of course comes ready for battle with his fantastic bow with arrow ready to take out any crossing Orc, Goblin, or Warg. The detail in the bow is really superb! You have fantastic sculpting giving it amazing wooden detail. The handle also has some great detailing giving it a very intricate wooden sculpt. On his back you have Kili’s sword and arrow case with arrows in it. His sword you can only see the handle area but it’s got some super tiny detail sculpted in it. It does such a great job of matching the sword you saw used in the movie. The arrows are also well done with the one full arrow being the one he’s about the shoot. Similar to Gollum statue Kili also has a bit of environment with this statue. He has a small rock which he is resting his foot before he unleashes that arrow. It’s a nice touch and adds a bit of spice to an already awesome statue. All in all the sculpting job done on Kili just continues to keep the ball rolling on this awesome line.
Kili continues the streak of very well painted statues from Weta Workshop. The skin tones use the proper paint mixture to not only make the statue look like a shrunken Dwarf. The challenge with this statue is making the outfit and weapons not lose those amazing details. The leatherwork that has been sculpted has been enhanced by the paint job on this statue. When looking at it you very much get the sense the outfit is being worn in Middle-earth. The most impressive paint job of his weapons has to be the bow. Between the sculpt on it and the paint you can almost swear it’s a real wooden bow he’s holding. Its one of the best 1:6th weapons I’ve seen on any statue in my years of collecting.
Kili retails for $249, which is in line with most of the statues so far in the line. Kili is a character I’ve grown to like more with each viewing and I’m very happy to have this statue within my collection. He looks great and helps create a really great looking Hobbit display. I want to add that with every release in this line Weta is just continuing to show how great they with these statues.
Kili is limited to just 1000 pieces worldwide and in-stock ready to purchase. Get your order in now before he sells out.
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Kili The Dwarf- At Your Service!
It has taken quite some time for the new Dwarf statues to... Read more.
It has taken quite some time for the new Dwarf statues to be released, but Kili has well been worth the wait!
Initially I was skeptical of a beardless dwarf, and one armed with a bow no doubt! But I took the plunge and threw my money down on Kili, and to my pleasant surprise, he is a winner!
The pose is great, paint is fantastic, and the usual Weta quality shines through with this Kili statue. The detail of the clothes and weapons is exquisite and I highly recommend any fan of the Dwarfs and The Hobbit to pick up this piece. With only 1000 available worldwide, he will go quickly!
You will not be disappointed with Kili. I cannot wait to have his brother Fili by his side on my shelf. If you are on the fence, lean over and pick him up now before he is gone. Hide.
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