I recently got back into collecting and have focused on finding the obtainable limited edition items up front. I'm very happy with what I've collected so far (FYI, the most recently run of Gondorian Infantry helmets don't have the nose rivets), but I have a couple of questions that I hope somebody can answer.
First, I recently found an unopened LE Mace of Sauron on Ebay for a very good price. I received it yesterday and everything appears to be in order except for one thing - the one ring is missing! Now, I suppose the seller could have carefully opened the box to remove it, but I can't imagine that it would be worth the effort. Just wondering if anyone had reported something similar on maces obtained through official channels (SN 0312 if that helps). At this point I'm planning to pick up some other replica ring to complete the item, though I suppose the sizing wouldn't be correct.
Second, I received the helm of Elendil recently and found that the noseguard was off-center by about 3/4 in. I think I can live with it, but figured I would just ask if this is normal for this item or, if not, the misplacement is within normal tolerances.
Finally, I wanted to ask about Gimli's armament. I've read that Gimli's Battle and Walking axes would need to be retooled to be reissued, and the last time this question was asked it seemed unlikely that this would be in the cards. With that said, things change, so I'm asking - is there any reasonable chance that we might see these items be rereleased, or do I need to start trolling eBay for a decent deal? How about the helm?
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