Lord of the Rings 'Gandalf the Grey' FotR action figure
Not only is Gandalf an expert in pyrotechnics, he also took on a Balrog of Morgoth and (sort of) lived to tell the tale. Gandalf comes here with his sword, Glamdring and a light up staff. Oh yes, and his very large pointy wizard hat, which he certainly seems to have lost by this scene:
Produced by Toybiz in the year 2000, these figures feature fantastic articulation, detailing and attractive packaging, and therefore are a must for fans of the trilogy. Amen.
J R R Tolkien studied and taught at Oxford University, and while there he started a writing group called The Inklings, which counted among its members C.S. Lewis and Owen Barfield (a little known fact is that here at OCC, we can be sometimes be spotted in 'The Eagle and Child', chosen and preferred pub of the Inklings, enjoying a pint of fine ale, sitting in the EXACT spot where Tolkien himself used to sit).
It was also at Oxford, while grading a paper, that he spontaneously wrote a short line about "a hobbit."