Gollum 1:3 scale Mixed Media statue

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  • ghettodactyl
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    Originally posted by TheWhiteHand View Post

    I wish they'd add 1 more run of Strider, Glamdring, Anduril and Sting for me
    I’d love to finish my collection with Glamdring and Anduril. I still may be able to get Glamdring from my friend at some point. Anduril I don’t think I’ll ever be able to acquire unless Peter makes more. Anduril runs around $20K plus just for the sword these days if you can talk someone into selling it.

    I also wouldn’t mind owning the other version of Sting Peter made for the MSSC. But that’s low on my list since I have his Theatrical version already. His silver enlay version is nice looking though.

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  • TheWhiteHand
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    Originally posted by ghettodactyl View Post

    True, the initial edition size was supposed to be up to 50 for Orcrist but it was lowered due to lower demand I think due to the high cost. The price also went up $1500 more than it initially sold for so they might have upped the price since fewer are being made. The MSSC line has always had the ability to set the run up to 50 total pieces. They usually make fewer though due to the cost and time since Peter makes them in between working on Studio projects. The only sword they increased the run while making them is Glamdring from what I can remember. It initially only had a run of 10 but they added 5 more due to demand and still sold out in a month. It actually took them awhile to sell out of the 10 Strider swords back when it was available. I doubt they’ll ever do a run of 50 since I doubt they’d have enough demand unless the piece was on the cheaper side.
    I wish they'd add 1 more run of Strider, Glamdring, Anduril and Sting for me

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  • ghettodactyl
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    Originally posted by Idril View Post

    When first announced the ED was 50.
    True, the initial edition size was supposed to be up to 50 for Orcrist but it was lowered due to lower demand I think due to the high cost. The price also went up $1500 more than it initially sold for so they might have upped the price since fewer are being made. The MSSC line has always had the ability to set the run up to 50 total pieces. They usually make fewer though due to the cost and time since Peter makes them in between working on Studio projects. The only sword they increased the run while making them is Glamdring from what I can remember. It initially only had a run of 10 but they added 5 more due to demand and still sold out in a month. It actually took them awhile to sell out of the 10 Strider swords back when it was available. I doubt they’ll ever do a run of 50 since I doubt they’d have enough demand unless the piece was on the cheaper side.

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  • Idril
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    Originally posted by ghettodactyl View Post
    Peter has opened orders on and off depending on his schedule since it’s the most work extensive piece that he offers and takes a lot of time to finish one. Even though the edition size is 25 for it I know that less than 15 have been ordered/made. I’m sure it’s due to the very high cost compared to other swords.
    When first announced the ED was 50.

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  • MrFishyFace
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    Definitely agree that it's not something that you just plop next to Amy other statue. It's meant to be displayed with pride and at the center of attention.

    That's an awesome room Wonderful idea with the dome too

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  • pocketreef
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    I dont own it but this guy nailed it

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  • KingElessar
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    I'm sure it's absolutely breathtaking in person. I agree on the scale compared to my other statues. For those that own it, what cases do you use to display it in? Would an Ikea Besta work?

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  • ghettodactyl
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    Originally posted by Minuialwen View Post

    The thing with the MC swords is that there are so very few made and I thought they were only made when they were purchased. I can't see this being the case with MC statues.

    MC Gollum must take up a huge amount of warehouse space, I can't see him sitting around unsold and not put on sale. Just my two cents.
    The swords they won’t even start making one until you pay a 50% down payment.

    As to how the masters Gollum will end up being if they go on sale or if they just decide to maybe cut off the edition run size who knows. The MSSC Orcrist I doubt the full edition run will sell out before it eventually closes due to the price. Peter has opened orders on and off depending on his schedule since it’s the most work extensive piece that he offers and takes a lot of time to finish one. Even though the edition size is 25 for it I know that less than 15 have been ordered/made. I’m sure it’s due to the very high cost compared to other swords.

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  • Stig
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    It's an expensive one, but the scale throws me off more so than the price is the scale. I know the presence would be less impactful, but I would have seriously tempted to get this if it had been 1/6 scale as most my Middle-Earth figure collection.

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  • Valar
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    I agree, I haven't even seen him in person but it's obvious that nothing else Weta have made comes remotely near the craftsmanship of Gollum Masters.

    It might be a little overpriced but it's truly what the Masters range should be.

    It's just breathtaking

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  • TheWhiteHand
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    I think it's a combination of there being so many different versions of Gollum and the price. If there were barely any other Gollum statues and/or the price was lower he'd sell out very fast I think. Gollum isn't the most aesthetically pleasing character after all. I guess that's why elves sell well lol. I own this and it is far from overpriced in my opinion. One of THE best middle earth statues that exist.

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  • Idril
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    You are assuming they have made the whole ED. I would think they would make him in batches. So how many are in the warehouse is debatable.

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  • Valkrist
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    Originally posted by KingElessar View Post

    Yeah that would make sense. I read somewhere recently that they were thinking they actually did what you suggest with the Grond statue, as it appears it wasn't as popular as expected.
    Probably the smartest route for them to take. I can't opine on whether Gollum is overpriced because I don't own him, but I do feel the edition size was a few miles north of overly optimistic.

    As for Grond, I'm not surprised if the entire run wasn't made. No offense to Kyle, whose incredible talent I am personally familiar with, but it shouldn't be up to a private collector to complete a statue for us at an additional cost. This is a way of saying that Weta could have made that statue so much better to begin with and possibly sold a lot more.

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  • KingElessar
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    Originally posted by Ithildin View Post

    All the more reason they need to make sure that they hit the nail-on-the-head every time. They need to learn from this and move on, not go back on their promises when it's inconvenient. I also have a feeling that not all of the ES of 589 was made. Make 100 and sell through them and then order another run. That would have been the smart thing to do. But then again it's Weta, maybe they really do have 500 of these sitting in a warehouse somewhere.
    Yeah that would make sense. I read somewhere recently that they were thinking they actually did what you suggest with the Grond statue, as it appears it wasn't as popular as expected.

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  • Ithildin
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    Originally posted by KingElessar View Post

    It appears they are in a pickle then if they completely mispriced the Gollum poly then.
    All the more reason they need to make sure that they hit the nail-on-the-head every time. They need to learn from this and move on, not go back on their promises when it's inconvenient. I also have a feeling that not all of the ES of 589 was made. Make 100 and sell through them and then order another run. That would have been the smart thing to do. But then again it's Weta, maybe they really do have 500 of these sitting in a warehouse somewhere.

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  • KingElessar
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    Originally posted by Ithildin View Post
    Weta promised that the MC line would never go on sale. So if anything from the MC line ever gets put up on sale, the March of the Ents on Isengard is going to look like a Sunday promenade compared to the collectors wrath that would come down on Weta. As Treebeard would say; Weta should know better!
    It appears they are in a pickle then if they completely mispriced the Gollum poly then.

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  • Ithildin
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    Weta promised that the MC line would never go on sale. So if anything from the MC line ever gets put up on sale, the March of the Ents on Isengard is going to look like a Sunday promenade compared to the collectors wrath that would come down on Weta. As Treebeard would say; Weta should know better!

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  • Minuialwen
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    Originally posted by Idril View Post
    I believe they did say the MCs would never be discounted much the like swords.
    The thing with the MC swords is that there are so very few made and I thought they were only made when they were purchased. I can't see this being the case with MC statues.

    MC Gollum must take up a huge amount of warehouse space, I can't see him sitting around unsold and not put on sale. Just my two cents.

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  • Idril
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    I believe they did say the MCs would never be discounted much the like swords.

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  • KingElessar
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    Originally posted by joogle View Post
    This does look amazing, just to confirm Weta said they will never discount the Masters Collection line, right?

    This is one I want but price is holding me off.
    Unfortunately I don't have an answer, but would love to know as well.

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