While Gandalf™ the Grey and Saruman™ the White busy themselves with the affairs of Elves, Men and the speaking peoples of Middle-earth, the smaller folk of fur and feathers are the concern of the Brown Wizard, Radagast™. Outwardly Radagast the Brown is a gentle hermit, soft in character and mind, often absent-minded and fumbling, with tattered robes and mismatched footwear; his raiment home to a bewildering menagerie of miniature beasts and fungi. This façade is an illusion so complete even the Wizard himself is sometimes fooled, but in truth great power resides with him, as it does in each of the five Istari, and he is ever watchful for the return of the enemy against whom he was sent from the West centuries ago.
Having made his home at Rhosgobel near the borders of what was once Greenwood the Great, Radagast tends to the needs of the animals that live in the darkening forest. A terrible sickness has infected Middle-earth’s wildest wood, an unnatural blight that the worried Wizard traces to the old fortress of Dol Guldur with the help of his animal friends. Something ancient and unearthly stirs in the shadows of the ruin. A dark power gathers its strength beneath the choking thorns, a power that will soon put the courage and cunning of Radagast and his fellows to the ultimate test.
Weta continues the legacy of producing finely crafted, highly detailed 1/6 scale collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth. The essence of each character expertly captured in every piece.
Radagast™ the Brown was sculpted by Steven Saunders. Read an interview with Steven about creating collectibles.
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, Radagast the Brown joins our range of 1/6 scale characters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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Rad is RAD! Phenomenal detail. One of my favorite characters.... Read more.
Rad is RAD! Phenomenal detail. One of my favorite characters. However, disappointing paint job on mine. Sloppy. For that much money, I expect the painter to touch up mistakes!! Hide.
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Radagast is NO fool!
For those thinking to buy the Brown Wizard I would say to... Read more.
For those thinking to buy the Brown Wizard I would say to look at the images being put up on image sites around the internet to get a glimpse of how good this really is.
This for me is THE best piece so far in the Hobbit range. The detailing on the face, body etc is beautiful, and you also get the addition of Sebastion the hedgehog, a small field mouse and one of the nesting birds.
But the clothing just takes this to a whole new level! Odd shoes, highly embroidered coat, buttoned undercoat. You will be studying this for a long, long time!
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