Blue Moon Knight wrote:Except there weren't any skellies raised from the dead by an evil Necromancer in LotR, or a troll king. Trolls were hardly mentioned in said book. And we didn't get hobbits and cool swords in the current line.
I don't recall jesters either. Personally, I haven't gotten my wish.
I understand where you are coming from, I get the impression you are looking for sets that are geared very specifically towards LotR, but I think the point that rogue27 and others have made is we got plenty of stuff to be able to make your own LotR characters plus a lot of extra stuff. Did we get hobbits? No, but we got plenty of figures where you can make your own hobbits with the short legs or use brick built legs like others have made. Did we get the dagger Sting? No, but we have seen plenty of great weapons, including the chrome swords for the knights, the skeleton and troll swords, plus the knives in the MMV. Did we get Gimli the dwarf or Saruman? No, but we got plenty of other dwarves and wizard capes, hats, and accessories to be able to make all that stuff on our own. In addition to that, we DID get tons of great stuff like skeletons, giant trolls, troll kings, jesters, queens, etc that mostly covers LotR and opens the door to lots of other uses.
I understand some people want the official stuff so they can say "this is the official Aragorn minifigure" or whatever. There is nothing wrong with that and I'm kind of guessing that's the category you fall in to. One of the reasons I love collecting Star Wars sets is because I like having the "official" X-Wing set with Luke Skywalker as much as I like creating my own. If there were LotR sets, I would probably purchase them as well for the same reason. But in the meantime, I think I am pretty content with what we have and I'd rather keep churning out new castle stuff than jump into another licensed theme that will be a repeat a lot of the same things we just got.
Anyway, that's my $0.02 for what it's worth.