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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Spoilers! Are These Action Figure Images The Goblin King From THE HOBBIT?

TORn has gotten their hands on what could be our first look at what the Goblin King in THE HOBBIT will look like AND a character description. While I can't hide the images from you (which also include an underling), I have made them super small - only click to enlarge the photo if you want to be spoiled! Also, you do have the option of not reading the description below too.

Barry Humphries is the actor behind the character.

Apparently the information and photos comes from a French site that also translated the German description to English. That description is as follows: 

The Goblin King is a huge, grotesquely bloated monster that in the years of his tyrannical rule over the miserable inhabitants of the Goblin town grew fat and flabby. The Goblin town is a collection of skew-whiff ramshackle huts deep in the caves of the Misty Mountains. He commands a bunch of foul, polluted, with scars and ulcers studded goblins.

Basically, they are bandits, they live by what they can pick up from passengers on the passes through the mountains. The Goblin King and his followers manage to capture Bilbo and the dwarves. The Goblin King is more wily and smarter than it seems. He takes pleasure in torturing his prisoners — he almost succeeds to finish off Thorin Oakenshield and his companions.

All of this seems to hold water as the Goblin King resembles the 'skeleton' of the practical animatronics creature that was being constructed during the first Production (last image).

Interesting or what!? I love this stuff. He looks positively evil does he not?

SPOILERS! Click to enlarge...

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