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See also the guides for [http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Lord_of_the_Rings:_1980%27s_Releases_-_Boxed_Sets_-_Collectors_Guide Boxed Sets] and [http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Lord_of_the_Rings:_1980%27s_Releases_-_Alternative_Figures_-_Collectors_Guide Alternative Figures].
  
=== ME1 & ME2: Fellowship Heroes ===
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=== ME1 & ME2: Fellowship Heroes ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
file:LOTR ME-1 Strider or Aragorn.jpg|<center>ME-1 Fellowship Heroes <br>Strider or Aragorn
 
file:LOTR ME-1 Strider or Aragorn.jpg|<center>ME-1 Fellowship Heroes <br>Strider or Aragorn
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file:LOTR ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard.jpg|<center>ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard
 
file:LOTR ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard.jpg|<center>ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard
 
file:LOTR ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard Horse.jpg|<center>ME-11 Gandalf the Wizard Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-12 Strider the Ranger.jpg|<center>ME-12 Strider the Ranger
 
file:LOTR ME-12 Strider the Ranger.jpg|<center>ME-12 Strider the Ranger
 
file:LOTR ME-12 Strider the Ranger Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-12 Strider the Ranger Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-12 Strider the Ranger Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-12 Strider the Ranger Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-12 Strider the Ranger Horse.jpg|<center>ME-12 Strider the Ranger Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit.jpg|<center>ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit
 
file:LOTR ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit.jpg|<center>ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit
 
file:LOTR ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit Horse.jpg|<center>ME-13 Frodo the Hobbit Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-14 Legolas-  Elf Hero.jpg|<center>ME-14 Legolas -  Elf Hero
 
file:LOTR ME-14 Legolas-  Elf Hero.jpg|<center>ME-14 Legolas -  Elf Hero
 
file:LOTR ME-14 Legolas - Elf Hero Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-14 Legolas - Elf Hero Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-14 Legolas - Elf Hero Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-14 Legolas - Elf Hero Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-14 Legolas - Elf Hero Horse.jpg|<center>ME-14 Legolas - Elf Hero Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero.jpg|<center>ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero
 
file:LOTR ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero.jpg|<center>ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero
 
file:LOTR ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero Horse.jpg|<center>ME-15 Gimli - Dwarf Hero Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-21 Boromir of Gondor.jpg|<center>ME-21 Boromir of Gondor
 
file:LOTR ME-21 Boromir of Gondor.jpg|<center>ME-21 Boromir of Gondor
 
file:LOTR ME-21 Boromir of Gondor Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-21 Boromir of Gondor Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-21 Boromir of Gondor Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-21 Boromir of Gondor Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-21 Boromir of Gondor Horse.jpg|<center>ME-21 Boromir of Gondor Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord.jpg|<center>ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord
 
file:LOTR ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord.jpg|<center>ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord
 
file:LOTR ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord<br>Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord<br>Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord Horse.jpg|<center>ME-22 Elrond - Elf Lord<br>Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight.jpg|<center>ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight
 
file:LOTR ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight.jpg|<center>ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight
 
file:LOTR ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight Horse.jpg|<center>ME-24 Gondor Citadel Knight Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
<gallery>
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<gallery perrow=5>
 
file:LOTR ME-34 Bilbo.jpg|<center>ME-34 Hobbits of The Shire<br>Bilbo
 
file:LOTR ME-34 Bilbo.jpg|<center>ME-34 Hobbits of The Shire<br>Bilbo
 
file:LOTR ME-34 Frodo.jpg|<center>ME-34 Hobbits of The Shire<br>Frodo
 
file:LOTR ME-34 Frodo.jpg|<center>ME-34 Hobbits of The Shire<br>Frodo
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file:LOTR ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider.jpg|<center>ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider
 
file:LOTR ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider.jpg|<center>ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider
 
file:LOTR ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider Wolf.jpg|<center>ME-41 Goblin Warg Rider Wolf
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-53 Southron - Haradrim.jpg|<center>ME-53 Southron - Haradrim
 
file:LOTR ME-53 Southron - Haradrim.jpg|<center>ME-53 Southron - Haradrim
 
file:LOTR ME-53 Southron - Haradrim Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-53 Southron - Haradrim Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-53 Southron - Haradrim Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-53 Southron - Haradrim Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-53 Southron - Haradrim Horse.jpg|<center>ME-53 Southron - Haradrim Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider.jpg|<center>ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider
 
file:LOTR ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider.jpg|<center>ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider
 
file:LOTR ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider Horse.jpg|<center>ME-54 Easterling - Evil Raider Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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file:LOTR ME-55 Mouth of Sauron.jpg|<center>ME-55 Mouth of Sauron
 
file:LOTR ME-55 Mouth of Sauron.jpg|<center>ME-55 Mouth of Sauron
 
file:LOTR ME-55 Mouth of Sauron Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-55 Mouth of Sauron<br>Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-55 Mouth of Sauron Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-55 Mouth of Sauron<br>Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-55 Mouth of Sauron Horse.jpg|<center>ME-55 Mouth of Sauron<br>Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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=== ME61 - ME64: Sauron - The Dark Lord, Saruman the White, Lord of the Nazgul, Black Rider/Ringwraith ===
 
=== ME61 - ME64: Sauron - The Dark Lord, Saruman the White, Lord of the Nazgul, Black Rider/Ringwraith ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
file:LOTR ME-61 Sauron - The Dark Lord.jpg|<center>ME-61 Sauron - The Dark Lord
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file:LOTR ME-61 Sauron - The Dark Lord Throne.jpg|<center>ME-61 Sauron - The Dark Lord
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file:LOTR ME-61 Sauron - The Dark Lord Body.jpg|<center>ME-61 Sauron - The Dark Lord
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file:LOTR ME-61 Sauron - The Dark Lord Legs.jpg|<center>ME-61 Sauron - The Dark Lord
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
file:LOTR ME-62 Saruman the White.jpg|<center>ME-62 Saruman the White
 
file:LOTR ME-62 Saruman the White.jpg|<center>ME-62 Saruman the White
file:LOTR ME-62 Saruman the White.jpg|<center>ME-62 Saruman the White Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-62 Saruman the White Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-62 Saruman the White Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-62 Saruman the White Horse.jpg|<center>ME-62 Saruman the White Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
file:LOTR ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul.jpg|<center>ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul
 
file:LOTR ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul.jpg|<center>ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul
file:LOTR ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul.jpg|<center>ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul Horse.jpg|<center>ME-63 Lord of the Nazgul Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
file:LOTR ME-64 Black Rider/Ringwraith.jpg|<center>ME-64 Black Rider/Ringwraith
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file:LOTR ME-64 Black Rider Ringwraith.jpg|<center>ME-64 Black Rider/Ringwraith
 
file:LOTR ME-64 Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-64 Black Rider/Ringwraith<br>Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-64 Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-64 Black Rider/Ringwraith<br>Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-64 Horse Ver 1 Solid Base.jpg|<center>ME-64 Black Rider/Ringwraith<br>Horse Ver 1 Solid Base
 
file:LOTR ME-64 Horse Ver 1 Solid Base.jpg|<center>ME-64 Black Rider/Ringwraith<br>Horse Ver 1 Solid Base
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file:LOTR ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth.jpg|<center>ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth
 
file:LOTR ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth.jpg|<center>ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth
 
file:LOTR ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth Horse.jpg|<center>ME-75 Knight of Dol Amroth Horse
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
file:LOTR ME-81 Aragorn the King.jpg|<center>ME-81 Aragorn the King
 
file:LOTR ME-81 Aragorn the King.jpg|<center>ME-81 Aragorn the King
file:LOTR ME-81 Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-81 Aragorn the King<br>Mounted Ver 1 Solid Base
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file:LOTR ME-81 Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-81 Aragorn the King<br>Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-81 Horse Ver 1 Solid base.jpg|<center>ME-81 Aragorn the King<br>Horse Ver 1 Solid Base
 
file:LOTR ME-81 Horse Ver 1 Solid base.jpg|<center>ME-81 Aragorn the King<br>Horse Ver 1 Solid Base
 
file:LOTR ME-81 Horse Ver 2 Slotta base.jpg|<center>ME-81 Aragorn the King<br>Horse Ver 2 Slotta base
 
file:LOTR ME-81 Horse Ver 2 Slotta base.jpg|<center>ME-81 Aragorn the King<br>Horse Ver 2 Slotta base
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file:LOTR ME-83 Tom Bombadil.jpg|<center>ME-83  Tom Bombadil
 
file:LOTR ME-83 Tom Bombadil.jpg|<center>ME-83  Tom Bombadil
 
file:LOTR ME-83 Tom Bombadil Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-83 Tom Bombadil Mounted
 
file:LOTR ME-83 Tom Bombadil Mounted.jpg|<center>ME-83 Tom Bombadil Mounted
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file:LOTR ME-83 Fatty Lumpkin.jpg|<center>ME-83 Fatty Lumpkin
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
file:LOTR ME-84 Great Eagle.jpg|<center>ME-84 Great Eagle of the Misty Mountains
 
file:LOTR ME-84 Great Eagle.jpg|<center>ME-84 Great Eagle of the Misty Mountains
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file:LOTR ME-85 Treebeard - Mighty Ent.jpg|<center>ME-85 Treebeard - Mighty Ent
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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=== 075003 Heroes Oddity ===
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The blister shown below is unusual in several ways. Firstly the numbering - the product code 075003 was not in use while Citadel held the license for LOTR figures. The last comprehensive listing of LOTR figures from Citadel appears to have been the Spring 1986 Journal although occasional releases showed in flyers and White Dwarfs until the last listing, that of Uruk Hai in the March 1988 flyer. That style of product code was not used until July 1989.
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Secondly, for the contents. Given the label of "Heroes", it might have been expected the blister would contain the figures from the ME-1 or ME-2 blisters but that is not the case.  The blister contains the Strider on foot miniature from the ME-12 Strider the Ranger release, the Gimli on foot miniature from the ME-15 Gimli Dwarf Hero release and a wizard from the general ranges (No. 18 on page 1201 of the 1988 Catalogue).
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It is suspected Games Workshop USA were trying to clear out old stock and so made these blisters to use up figures already cast that they were unable to sell otherwise. It would be interesting to know if other, similarly unusual, blisters were made.
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
file:LOTR ME-85 Treebeard - Mighty Ent.jpg|<center>ME-85 Treebeard - Mighty Ent
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file:075003 Heroes.jpg|<center>075003 Heroes
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  

Latest revision as of 14:41, 3 January 2020

See also the guides for Boxed Sets and Alternative Figures.


ME1 & ME2: Fellowship Heroes

ME11 - ME15: Gandalf, Strider, Frodo, Legolas, Gimli

ME21 - ME25: Boromir, Elrond, Rohirrim Knight, Gondor Citadel Knight, Rangers of Ithilien

ME31 - ME 35: Silvan Elves, Noldor, Dwarfs, Hobbits of the Shire, Beorn

ME41 - ME45: Goblin Warg Rider, Orcs of the White Hand, Half-Orcs of Saruman, Uruk-Hai, Dunlendings

ME51 - ME56: Orcs of the Red Eye, Olog-Hai, Southron - Haradrim, Easterling, Mouth of Sauron, Sauron, Saruman, Nazgul

ME61 - ME64: Sauron - The Dark Lord, Saruman the White, Lord of the Nazgul, Black Rider/Ringwraith

ME71 - ME75: Corsairs of Umbar, Deadmen of Dunharrow, Barrow Wights, Snagga Goblins, Knight of Dol Amroth

ME81 - ME85: Aragorn the King, "The Hobbit" Personalities, Tom Bombadil, Great Eagle, Treebeard

075003 Heroes Oddity

The blister shown below is unusual in several ways. Firstly the numbering - the product code 075003 was not in use while Citadel held the license for LOTR figures. The last comprehensive listing of LOTR figures from Citadel appears to have been the Spring 1986 Journal although occasional releases showed in flyers and White Dwarfs until the last listing, that of Uruk Hai in the March 1988 flyer. That style of product code was not used until July 1989.

Secondly, for the contents. Given the label of "Heroes", it might have been expected the blister would contain the figures from the ME-1 or ME-2 blisters but that is not the case. The blister contains the Strider on foot miniature from the ME-12 Strider the Ranger release, the Gimli on foot miniature from the ME-15 Gimli Dwarf Hero release and a wizard from the general ranges (No. 18 on page 1201 of the 1988 Catalogue).

It is suspected Games Workshop USA were trying to clear out old stock and so made these blisters to use up figures already cast that they were unable to sell otherwise. It would be interesting to know if other, similarly unusual, blisters were made.