About those nine minutes of Trek — I recommend my pal Dan Casey’s take, simply because I can’t think of a better turn of phrase than “you’ll be setting your phasers to ‘fuck yeah'”. I mean, I can try — “Beam me up to AWESOME,” anyone? — but I probably shouldn’t.
But no — this Bilbo figure is not Ian Holm, but Martin Freeman (whom they’ve sculpted before, when he was Dentarthurdent), and while the photorealistic likeness of his face is stunning, the photorealistic sculpt of his disgustingly hairy feet is a tad stomach-turning. There must be fetishists for this, and I presume they’ll buy them all, so if you want to do a giant Bilbo, Gollum diorama, snatch this up quick when it goes onsale.
NECA also mentioned on Twitter that they have at least a dozen quarter-scale figures in 2013. Four of them are Avengers, one is Bilbo, one is a revamped Alien…I would make a fair bet that most of the remaining six are Hobbit-related.