Small fry: Stephen Fry gets his own tabletop game figure

Carry British comedian Stephen Fry around in your pocket with this miniature gaming figure of his robust character Master of Lake-town from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

Play as Stephen Fry's Master of Lake-town with this miniature figure for the "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Strategy Battle Game.
Play as Stephen Fry's Master of Lake-town with this miniature figure for the "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Strategy Battle Game. Games Workshop

How much do you love the marvelous British actor, comedian, author, and self-proclaimed gadget addict Stephen Fry? If you love him enough to carry him around with you, you'll be happy to know he finally has his own miniature gaming figure.

Preorder your very own miniature Fry as Master of Lake-town from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" for $20. The resin figure is for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Strategy Battle Game (PDF) and comes unpainted and requires assembly. Games Workshop recommends Citadel Super Glue and Citadel Paint.

If this description doesn't convince you to shell out $20 for the figure, nothing will. "Though prone to long-winded speeches (and bouts of flatulence), the Master of Lake-town is a wise, charismatic and capable leader," Games Workshop site described. "He is, however, a better businessman than a warrior, and his lust for gold is greater than his courage or his will to fight."

This isn't the first time Fry has appeared in toy form. In December, the Lego version of Fry as Master of Lake-town was released along with the Lake-town Chase set.

Before Stephen Fry had a Master of Lake-town miniature, he was available in Lego.
Before Stephen Fry had a Master of Lake-town miniature, he was available in Lego. Lego

Fans have visualized Stephen Fry as himself in Lego. But he's also been portrayed as a nesting doll and a paper craft toy.

But what we really want as fans is a realistic action figure of Stephen Fry in any of his earlier acting roles, such as the all-knowing valet Jeeves from the TV show "Jeeves and Wooster." Maybe the mustached General Melchett from "Blackadder Goes Forth" or the pompous, bearded Lord Melchett from "Black-Adder II" would suffice? Or even an action figure of Fry as the suave comedian who makes a mean cocktail from his skit show "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" would be plenty.

If his longtime friend and partner in comedy, actor Hugh Laurie can have his own heavily detailed "House" action figure, why can't Fry?

For now, his miniature as the Master of Lake-town will have to do.

 

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