Lord of the Rings 'Ringwraith' FotR action figure
Ringwraith, or Nazgûl are formidable foes. Neither living nor dead, they were nine men who succumbed to Sauron's power and attained near-immortality as wraiths, servants bound to the power of the One Ring and completely under the dominion of The Dark Lord.
This is one of the few Fellowship of the Ring figures that has the red (Two Towers) colour packaging, and not the green that was standard for Fellowship of the Ring.
See here for a nice little homage to the deadly nine:
Produced by Toybiz in 2002, 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."