Saturday, October 15, 2016

Olog-hai


The set of War Trolls from Dark Alliance include 8 figures in 4 poses.


They are made of the same type of plastic as the Dark Alliance Mounted Modern Amazons, which I think they should use for all their figures going forward.


These figures are essentially modeled after the design of the Olog-hai battle trolls from the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings movies and associated media.


In the novels, trolls were presented as creatures of Morgoth, created in mockery of Ents. The Olog-hai were a newer breed of troll which were immune to being turned to stone by sunlight, and described as "taller and wider than men, with hide or armour of horny scales".


The movie derived Olog-hai seem to be at least twice the height of a man, and the Dark Alliance figures look to reflect the size very well.

I'm not sure how they scale out compared to the GW Olog-hai miniatures, but from this post from The One Ring, I get the impression that some of them may be very comparable in size to the Dark Alliance figures, and could possibly be used alongside each other without any issues.


3 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

You have them!? I´ve been looking all over but nowhere to be found :-(
Great Review btw, finally Pictures that Show what they look like

EY said...

I bought the new Dark Alliance sets from an eBay seller here in California. I think the only European store that I saw with the sets in stock was an Italian shop. Everyone else seems to be on pre-order, but I'm guessing they should start appearing in more stores over the next week or so.

Paul´s Bods said...

Thanks for the info :-D