Better to keep an eye on this thread than to wait for the email notifications.
I feel for yah as I missed the first release. Then I started checking the ASMUS site once, twice a day AND I clicked on the ASMUS page to get email notification.
I prefer the hair/beard colour on the original. It's too white looking on the newer sculpt. The darker face paint on the new one dosen't help things either.This is the best I've seen the new head look, Joshua.
I know I'm in the extreme minority with this opinion, but seeing this comparison again confirms for me that I still prefer the original version. Obviously the eyes are weird, but in overall presentation I just can't get used to the new version.
I don't know what it is exactly, but it looks like an exaggerated cartoonish version to me. Perhaps it's the large eyes?
But aside form my personal preference (and I'm going to replace mine with InArt anyway), I'm happy that Asmus is offering this upgrade and that everybody here who got it likes it!
Something else I just noticed and haven't seen mentioned here, (maybe I overlooked it): Asmus is offering Crown Gandalf now with the new head on their website. So you can get the complete package with upgraded head for $350. GANDALF THE GREY
Yes, one of my pair is the Hobbit Gandalf - the one with a scarf.Does the New head fit the Hobbit Gandalf?
Guys hurry up its back in stock again, I grabbed one as soon as I got notified via email. Thank you all, you make this hobby better! Can't wait to get it!
try emailing them instead and maybe they will let you. They don’t check these threads like they used to. To cover themselves, you may have to pre-pay before it’s ready though.Asmus, just please let us get in a preorder queue for the headsculpt. Or if you’re feeling really generous give priority to those of us who have bought both the original Hobbit Gandalf and the Crown version. I’ve missed it every time it’s gone up for order because I’m looking after a two year old child and have been on vacation. I can’t sit there and monitor my email to try and catch a 30 minute long order window.
Let me message you for detailAsmus, just please let us get in a preorder queue for the headsculpt. Or if you’re feeling really generous give priority to those of us who have bought both the original Hobbit Gandalf and the Crown version. I’ve missed it every time it’s gone up for order because I’m looking after a two year old child and have been on vacation. I can’t sit there and monitor my email to try and catch a 30 minute long order window.
Guess I completely lucked out. Was watching youtube when I got preorder email. Was on it like a tramp on chips didnt think of checking if it would fit first.Yes, one of my pair is the Hobbit Gandalf - the one with a scarf.
The new head has a socket that fits over Gandalf's typical ball joint neck. Take the old head off, put on the new one. Try not to yank the entire ball peg out of the body (that happens sometimes ) Use a hair dryer to warm the head socket if the fit is tight. U can use a bit of water on the new hair to style and fluff with a bamboo skewer/forceps/small screwdriver/nail/your fingers if u like. Or not. Don't be afraid of getting the cloak/costume wet I've sprayed it with water multiple times for shaping it - no dye bleed or anything, Go ASMUS for the quality!
I like my Gandalfs fluffy feral with waves and curls, whatever the films were doing.
Congrats it's a great head, don't know what kind of wool this is but it's nice and silky. Great hat too, still surprised I like a vinyl hat this much, and it doesn't mess the hair either.