Tauriel Action Figures & Toys From The Hobbit - Evangeline Lilly
On this page we are going to look at new toys and figures for the Tauriel character from the Hobbit. Tauriel the elf is played by Evangeline Lilly and is actually a character created by Peter Jackson and his team to feature in the new Hobbit movies. So we will tell you all about this new character and then take a look at the Tauriel figures and toys that have now come out.
Back when Peter Jackson released his breathtaking Lord Of The Rings trilogy one of the big issues were the many additions and omissions in the plot. No one can deny though that those films were a masterpiece and so Jackson’s little tweaks may have upset true Tolkien fans but overall he seemed to get away with them. It looks likely though that this new trilogy of The Hobbit will have even more new additions to it. Jackson maintains this is to make the film more cinematic and help enhance the overall viewing spectacle. Time will tell if this is the case or not. One major new addition to the storyline though is the addition of the elf known as Tauriel who will be played by Evangeline Lilly who of course made her name as Kate in Lost. So let’s take a look at this new character.
Evangeline Lilly As Tauriel
The New Tauriel Character In The Hobbit
So Peter Jackson has decided that one of the new additions to the Hobbit story is going to be the elf Tauriel. Currently we are unaware when she will appear in the trilogy, it may even be that we do not see her in the first of the films. We may have to wait until December 2013 till we see Evangeline Lilly make her debut in the movies.
So we can tell you that the character Tauriel is going to be a Silvan Elf who resides with the Mirkwood elves. Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard and so is naturally a warrior. She will have dark hair and of course the pointed ears that we expect to see on all the elves. This character is very good with a bow and she also carries two very dangerous daggers with her at all times.
As well as the introduction of Tauriel we are also going to see Legolas play a little cameo role in The Hobbit. Tolkien fans will know that Legolas does not feature in the original book but Jackson has found a way to bring Orlando Bloom back into the movie. Another move that may upset some Tolkien purists.
The Action Figures
The Tauriel Figure & Toys
So, as you would expect, the toy companies have made sure they have got themselves involved with The Hobbit movies. There are loads of big name companies bringing out lines of toys, an example of this is Lego who are releasing both LOTR sets and Hobbit sets. One relatively new company who are looking to cash in on the trilogy are called The Bridge Direct. They have the licence to produce action figures and other film merchandise. At Comic Con they previewed some of their new figures and now they are available in stores. We expect them to become widely available by October and you should be able to pick these up from quite a few places by then.
One of these new figures then is the Tauriel one. We have had a close look at the figures made by The Bridge Direct and they do look to be pretty good quality. They have made 6 inch versions and 3 ¾ inch versions. It looks as though the Tauriel figure will be a 3 ¾ inch version and she will be sold along with Legolas. The figure is dressed in tight fitting woodland clothing and comes with a bow, a quiver of arrows and two little daggers. The fact that we are getting this released now suggests that maybe will we see the new Tauriel character in the first movie, An Unexpected Journey. For now we will just have to wait and see. As to whether or not this figure really looks like Evangeline Lilly, well you will just have to make your own mind up about that one.
The release of the first Hobbit movie, An Unexpected Journey, is going to be met with huge anticipation. Fans have been waiting over ten years for these new films and chances are Peter Jackson and his team will not disappoint. Over the coming years there will be a flood of merchandise hitting the stores and we will see Hobbit toys, games, puzzles and everything else imaginable. The action figures made by The Bridge Direct look like being some of the better toys that have come out and no doubt they will be very popular. It is also going to be interesting to see how the decision to include Tauriel in the new movies works out for Peter Jackson. Will fans enjoy her role or will they disapprove of Jackson tinkering with the story. One thing is for sure, the next few years are going to be very exciting for Tolkien fans.