28 Jan 2018

Asmus Toys Lord of the Rings Merry and Pippin expansion set

Asmus released their first Hobbits in Merry and Pippin a while back now, and the head sculpts were a little lacking. So in their quest for continual improvement, they've started releasing these expansion or upgrade sets that include updated head sculpts.

For these, I think the likeness and detailing in the hair has definitely improved. The facial paint application still isn't up to the lofty standards of Hot Toys in terms of realism, but it's still pretty good.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with these upgrades, especially since they also include the capes that each Hobbit used before they were given the elven cloaks. So that's another good option for displaying these in your collection.

Hope you can click through below to watch my full review of these over on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel! Make sure to give it a like, and to subscribe to stay tuned for all the upcoming videos :)