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Temporal Distort: Citadel's original Middle-Earth range (1980's)

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Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Today I want to give you a look at the past of Citadel (and Games Workshop!). Did you knew that they used to do Middle-Earth stuff almost 30 years ago? Citadel took the middle-earth licence over from Grenadier in 1985, and the license passed to Mithril Miniatures around 1987 again. They also produced some alternate models including Orcs, Elves, Dwarves and the "army of the dead" which, funny enough, were later rolled into various Warhammer ranges once the Middle-Earth license was lost.

(Thanks @ for the picture material)

I like Ringwraiths!
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Yep, they also did a Balrog
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Let's take a look at some of the cute models they did back then ;)

Lady Atia

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Thumb lotr me 22 elrond   elf lord
Thumb lotr me 34 bilbo
Thumb lotr me 35 beorn   bear form
Thumb lotr me 55 mouth of sauron
Thumb lotr me 56 saruman
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Thumb lotr me 82 gollum