Pictured Left Top: Knickerbocker Gandalf
The Knickerbocker Gandalf action figure was sold with Staff and Hat. It seems curious that this Gandalf should be robed in blue. There were indeed two blue wizards included amongst the ranks
of the five Istari, but little is known of them. Gandalf was either Grey, or White. The wizard was known by many names including Olorin, Mithrandir, the Grey Wanderer, and Tharkun to the Dwarves.
Gandalf was charged with matching the power of Sauron with wisdom and
counsel for the free peoples of Middle-Earth.
Pictured Left Bottom (2 Photos): Knickerbocker Gollum
Gollum was originally a Stoor, a close relation to a Hobbit, that grew up on the banks of the Anduin River near the Gladden Fields. Having killed his friend Deagol for
possession of the One Ring,
Smeagol would eventually find his way under the Misty Mountains near the High Pass and slowly transform into the creature Gollum. It was his need for the Ring that finally got him captured by
Sauron and set the events in motion that led to the War of the Ring. This
Gollum action figure has articulating arms, legs, and head.
The Knickerbocker Lord of the Rings Action Figures series was produced to coincided with the release of the 1978 Ralph Bakshi animated
Lord of the Rings movie.