By Gillian Flynn
June 01, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

J.R.R. Tolkien fans are Ringing their hands in anticipation: Though the first Lord of the Rings film won’t arrive for six months, action figures like Ian McKellen’s wizard Gandalf will hit stores in September. (Retailers have high hopes for Toy Biz’s 6-inch dolls, priced at $5.99.) Elijah Wood okayed an early version of his Frodo Baggins figure — with one modification. ”I thought my feet hair was a bit thick,” he admits. ”It’s a minute detail only I would care about.”