||I must admit that Gollum looks a LOT
cooler in this picture then in real life :P Remember how a camera
can bring toys to life :) I was surprised to see that Toy Biz
decided to go Bend'Em instead of traditional articulation like
all the other figures. I don't think it would have detracted
that much. Having only wires inside the Latex Rubber body, he
can pose a little more realistically but the Rubber is VERY hard
and prevents extreme bending. For example...croutching pose.
The knees will only bend a little past 45' and his head is almost
too stiff to do anything. Maybe you have to turn it really hard
but I don't want to decapitate the poor guy...He's been through
enough hell as it is - LOL.
I can say the likeness is pretty darn close and he has a good
Weathering paintjob. I think if they would have used 3-4 strands
of thread for the hair it would have looked better then the paint
streaks. But that might have been complicated to do in production.
This is a pivotal character in the movies and I am happy that
he was finally made.
And NO, I will NOT tell you what is sculpted under his loincloth