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Today’s product review is a figurine from one of my all-time favorite companies, Weta Workshop! It’s also quite special because this is my first official product review since creating Fandom Central!
Generally, when I write product reviews, I have received a product from a specific company in exchange for an honest review. For this review, I actually won the product in a giveaway; I wanted to have the honor of a Weta product being my first review.
So, let’s get to it.
The featured product is a Frodo Baggins figurine from Weta’s Mini Epics line.
When I first got Frodo in the mail, I was thrilled to see his wonderful packaging and full-color box. Comparing it to the Pop! Funko figures I usually purchase, the box is a bit taller and wider, but makes for a spectacular first-impression. I can clearly see the product and I know what it is instantly.
Frodo is secured tightly inside the box in a clear plastic holder, which is perfect for display purposes. For collectors who don’t want to remove Frodo, he can be seen very well through the clear packaging. That being said, it is a tad on the difficult side to get Frodo out of his plastic holder. I ended up gently pressing the plastic near Frodo’s feet down until I got his feet out, then I did the same with his head. Because I was trying to be as careful as possible, it took me almost three minutes to get Frodo out. This is a testimant to Weta’s suberb packing job…if you order a Mini Epic, rest assured, it won’t move around during shipping.
The Frodo Mini Epic is a high-quality figurine, and I didn’t see any paint chips, scratches, or discolorations (with the exception of a miniscule chip on his finger). His cartoon design makes him appear that his cape is flapping in the wind, and he holds Sting with one hand while grasping the Ring with the other. Frodo comes with a clear, plastic stand, but he can stand freely if you position him just right. While the box size plays a trick on your mind and makes you think the Mini Epic is larger, I did not find that he was getting lost amid the other Funkos and action figures of my Lord of the Rings collection. His unique cartoon appearance makes him stand out among the other figures. The level of detail on the figure is brilliant, and I would expect no less from Weta Workshop.
I am beyond happy with my product and would definitely purchase another Mini Epic from Weta in the future…especially now that they just debuted Gandalf and Galadriel at the San Diego Comic Con.
Thank you so much for reading my first product review! I hope to do more in the future.
(Weta, I would love to partner with you and review any further products you’d be interested in sending! If you are interested, please email me at email@example.com or find me on Twitter at @HogwartsGrad_7. I would also provide some publicity photos like the ones below, but without the watermark. Thank you!)