Lord Of The Rings: Armies Of Middle Earth

by Jay Cochran
May 11, 2003
Starting in June, Play Along Toys will be launching their new line of 3" Lord Of The Rings: Armies Of Middle-Earth figures and playsets.

Bridge at Khazad-Dum with Balrog which comes with Gandalf the Grey and Moria Orc Marksman is due out in June. This is part of the Epic Battle Assortment.

Also included in this assortment is the Suruman's Chamber/Balcony that comes with Saruman, Gandalf the Grey and Wormtongue. This set is also due out in June.

In August you can look for the Helm's Deep set which is part if the Deluxe Battle Scene Assortment. This set will include Aragorn in Helm's Deep Armor, Legolas in Helm's Deep Armor and Uruk Bomber.

There will also be and assortment of Warriors and Weapons. In June there will be the Uruk-Hai Battering Ram with 4 Uruk-Hai Soldiers and Uruk-Hai Ballista with 2 Uruk-Hai Soldiers.

Then in October you can look for a Orc Catapult with 2 Orc Soldiers.

A thrid wave will include Fell Beast w/ Dark Rider.

There will also be a Warriors and Battle Beasts Assortment. In June you can expect to see Darkrider on Horseback, Aragorn on Horseback, Sharku on Warg and Gandalf the White on Shadowfax.

In August there will be a Orc on Warg, Legolas and Grimli on Horseback, Dark Rider #2 on Horseback and Rohan Horseman.

October will bring Eomer on Horseback, Gondorian Horseman, Darkrider #3 on Horseback and Theoden on Horseback.

Finally in November we will see Aragorn/Gondorian Armor with Horse, Eowyn and Merry on Horse, Faramir on Horseback and Arew and Fordo on Horseback.

Finally to cap things off will be the Soldiers and Scenes Assortment. In June expect to see (Frodo, Sam, Ringwraith), (Ringwraith #2, Ringwraith #3, Twilight Ringwraith), (Eomer, Rohan Footsoldier, Eowyn with Sword) and (Moria Orc Bowman, Moria Orc Sneak, Moria Orc Runner).

In August look for (Ugluk, Mauhur, Uruk-Hai Warrior), (Pippin, Bormir, Merry), (Haldir, Elf Archer, Elven Warrior) and (Grishnak, Snaga, Orc with Sword).

For October expect to see (Sauron, Elendil, Isildur), (Faramir, Madril, Gondorian Ranger), (Easterling 3-Pack) and (Rohan Soldier, Rohan Standard Bearer, Rohan Archer).

Finally in November look for (Aragorn in Gondorian Armor, Royal Guard, Gondorian Bowman), (Elf Standard Bearer, Elf Soldier #2, Elf Soldier #3), (Shagrat, Gorbang, Orc with Mace) and (Orc Armor Sam, Orc Armor Frodo, Orc Whipmaster).

Of course what line wouldn't be complete without a few exclusives. To start things off Play Along will be offering an exclusive set that will include Ringwraith #4 and #5 along with Twilight Frodo at this Summer's Wizard World Chicago Convention which will be held August 8TH - 10TH, 2003 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center and San Diego Comic Convention which will be held July 17th - 20th.

A Gollum figure will be offered exclusivly through KBKids.com.

ActionFigureXpress will have an exclusive "Ambush At Wreathtop" figure set that will include an Exclusive Strider w/ Torch, Frodo, Sam, Ringwraith #1, Ringwraith #2 and Ringwraith #3. Weathertop diorama NOT INCLUDED. This is due out in July.

Other exclusives slated for this line will be a TRU.com exclusive Battle of Helm's Deep 10-pack that will include an exclusive King Theoden figure, two Rohan Foot Soldiers, two Elven Warriors and three Uruk-hai warriors. For you Canadian collectors, there will be a Wal-Mart 18-pack that will include a Uruk-Hai Battering Ram with four Uruk-Hai Soldiers, Aragorn on Horseback, Gandalf on Shadowfax, Warg Rider, Elven Archer, Frodo, Golum, Moria Orc Bowman, Moria Orc Sneak and Rohan Horseman. Look for this to be released in June.



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