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    Top 5 statues or environments Weta/Weta Sideshow

    Very curious to see the different ranking by LoTR Weta/Sideshow or WETA collectors. What are in their own opinion the top 5 in 1/6th weta and weta side show statues and top 5 enviroments for both SSW and Weta;

    1/6 statues
    1 Isildur-weta
    2 Boromir At Amon Hen -weta
    3 King Elessar - SSW
    4. Gandalf weta (hobbit)
    5 Ringwraith at the Ford (weta)

    Environments
    1 Argonath- weta
    2 Barad dur- weta
    3 Orthanc - weta
    4. Prancing Pony -weta
    5 Minas Morgul - weta

    #2
    What a tough task you've set Mr. Underhill. I'll only list statues as I focus more on them. I only have 2 out of these (#1 and #4). I understand you've listed Sideshow Weta, but I have to include the solo Sideshow pieces as well.

    1. Isildur - Weta
    2. Ringwraith - Sideshow (maquette)
    3. The Mouth of Sauron - Weta
    4. Elven Warrior - Weta
    5. Boromir - Sideshow (maquette)
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      #3
      We love opinions! Here how mine smells:

      1 - Treebeard
      2 - ssw Cave Troll (1:6sh)
      3 - Azog on warg
      4 - Dwarves in battle
      5 - Dain on Boar

      1 - Minas Tirith
      2 - Rivendel
      3 - Bag End collectors Edition
      4 - Argonath
      5 - Weta Orthanc

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        #4
        Out of what i own, for me personally they would be-

        1. Treebeard MC
        2. Ringwraith on steed
        3. SSW Bilbo - my first, so will always have a special place.
        4. Mouth of Sauron on steed
        5. Hmm, can't decide on the last one so i'll say Bilbo in study because it WILL be mine

        Environments-

        1. Bag End collectors edition
        2. SSW Orthanc
        3. Minas Tirith
        4. Barad-Dur
        5. Rivendell

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          #5
          I feel I have to pick among those I own:

          1 Rwos(SSW)
          2 High Elven (weta)
          3 Galadhrim Archer (SSW)
          4 king Theoden (SSW)
          5 Gandalf on Shadowfax (SSW)

          1 Orthanc (weta)
          2 Barad-dur (weta)
          3 Rivendell (weta)
          4 Bag End (Weta)
          5 Weathertop (SSW)

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            #6
            Going off what I own...

            1 RWoS (SSW)
            2 Balrog (SSW)
            3 Cave Troll (SSW)
            4 Witchking (SSW)
            5 Sauron (SSW)

            1 Barad Dur (Weta)
            2 Rivendell (Weta)
            3 Bag end collectors (weta)
            4 Mines of Moria (SSW)
            5 Wetahertop (SSW)

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              #7
              Hmm, well Weta vs. SS/Weta is comparing apples to apples as Weta made all of them and SS just marketed them. I'm going to include pieces that Sideshow made themselves after SS and Weta split.

              1/6 Statues.

              1. Isildur - Weta
              2. Aragorn at Amon Hen - Weta
              3. Galadriel, Dark Queen - Weta
              4. Boromir - Sideshow
              5. Aragorn at the Black Gates - SS/Weta


              Environments.

              1. Barad Dur - Weta
              2. Minas Morgul - Weta
              3. Rivendell - Weta
              4. Minas Tirith - Weta
              5. Grond - Weta
              Last edited by Ithildin; 27 February 2021, 14:35.

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                #8
                I also tried to choose from what it have:

                1/6 statues:
                1. RWoS
                2. Isildur
                3. GoCart
                4. Morgul Lord
                5. Gandalf on Shadowfax

                Environments:
                1. Rivendell
                2. Minas Morgul
                3. Helms Deep
                4. Edoras
                5. Minas Tirith (the dvd version)

                Looking at this, I need more environments

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                  #9
                  Those that I don't own:
                  1. The Stone Trolls
                  2. Daddy Balrog
                  3. Treebeard
                  4. Smaug
                  5. SSW Cave Troll

                  Those that I do own:
                  1. Argonath
                  2. Rivendell
                  3. Minas Morgul
                  4. Bag End
                  5. Helm's Deep

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                    #10
                    This is my list ( Although it is difficult to choose, among so many incredible figures)...

                    1/6 Statues

                    1.- Balrog ( SSW )
                    2.- Stone Trolls ( SSW)
                    3.- Smaug ( Weta )
                    4.- Ringwraith on Steed ( SSW )
                    5.- In this fifth place, many figures tied... Although I will choose these three... Mouth of Sauron ( Weta ), Boromir Maquette ( Sideshow ) and Ringwraith Maquette ( Sideshow )

                    Environments

                    1.- Rivendell (
                    SSW )
                    2.- Minas Morgul (
                    Weta )
                    3.- The House of Beorn (
                    Weta )
                    4.- Minas Moria
                    ( SSW )
                    5.- Barad Dur ( Danbury )


                    Although I need Treebeard MC and the Argonauts in my collection ... They would surely be very high on those lists ...
                    Last edited by Cliperión; 20 February 2021, 06:39.

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                      #11
                      I don't collect environments, so I can't chime in on that one. For 1:6 statues:, it's really hard to choose, but if forced to limit the list to five:

                      1. Treebeard (Weta)
                      2. Gandalf and Frodo on Cart (Weta)
                      3. Isildur (Weta)
                      4. Boromir maquette (Sideshow)
                      5. Ringwraith at the Ford (Weta)
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                        #12
                        I can't believe no one has mentioned Ssw Sauron, it's such a masterpiece that seems to be easy to forget. Take a 360 view of him and just think of the time and dificulty it must have taken to produce this piece.

                        Pieces I own:

                        1. Sauron SSW
                        2. Treebeard MC
                        3. RWOS
                        4. Isildur
                        5. Ringwtaith at the ford

                        I have to mention Aragorn at Amon Hen though. It is the absolute most lifelike statue ever done by weta. It is as if there"s a real little person on my shelf.

                        Environments:

                        1. Bag End (surrounded by hobbit holes)
                        2. Orthanc
                        3. Minas Tirith
                        4. Barad Dur
                        5. Argonath
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                          #13
                          Of course, Sauron is up there. He was among the ones i couldn't choose from which is why i went for the future Bilbo diorama

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                            #14
                            Rivendell weta
                            Barad dur weta
                            Orthanc weta
                            Minas Tirith weta
                            Minas Morgul weta
                            Last edited by watcher; 26 February 2021, 10:48.
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                              #15
                              Sam and Pony -- SSW
                              Frodo and Gandalf on Cart -- Weta
                              Isildur -- Weta
                              Faramir -- Weta
                              Gandalf the Grey -- Weta


                              Hobbiton -- includes Bag End, Green Dragon, Mill and Bridge, and all hobbit holes
                              Grond
                              Rivendell
                              Minas Tirith

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                                #16
                                1: SSW "Escape off the Road" plaque (Peter and Fran's favorite as well)
                                2: SSW RWoS
                                3: Eowyn and the Witchking (Bronze)
                                4: Weta Eowyn
                                5: SSW Strider Maquette (Hooded)


                                Environments:
                                1: Barad-dur
                                2: Minas Morgul
                                3: SSW Orthanc
                                4: Argonath
                                5: Amon Hen

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Ithildin View Post
                                  Hmm, well Weta vs. SS/Weta is comparing apples to apples as Weta made all of them and SS just marketed them. I'm going to include pieces that Sideshow made themselves after SS and Weta split.

                                  1/6 Statues.

                                  1. Isildur - Weta
                                  2. Aragorn at Helms Deep - Weta
                                  3. Galadriel, Dark Queen - Weta
                                  4. Boromir - Sideshow
                                  5. Aragorn at the Black Gates - SS/Weta


                                  Environments.

                                  1. Barad Dur - Weta
                                  2. Minas Morgul - Weta
                                  3. Rivendell - Weta
                                  4. Minas Tirith - Weta
                                  5. Grond - Weta
                                  Which one was the Aragorn at Helms Deep - Weta?
                                  Radagaster from S&F, LOTRGuide

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Radagaster View Post

                                    Which one was the Aragorn at Helms Deep - Weta?


                                    This one.




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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Ithildin View Post



                                      This one.




                                      Ok, this is Aragorn at Amon Hen. I thought I missed out on an Aragorn at Helms Deep . . .
                                      Radagaster from S&F, LOTRGuide

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                                        #20
                                        As other folks, I've also chosen from the statues I actually own, because those are my favourites anyway. I guess it makes sense that we buy all our favourites first

                                        1. SSW Legolas
                                        2. SSW Gandalf
                                        3. SS Strider Exclusive
                                        4. SSW Sam & Bill
                                        5. SSW RWOS

                                        Honourable mentions:

                                        Weta Treebeard Masters statue
                                        Weta Thranduil on Elk
                                        Weta Dark Galadriel



                                        These are the statues I keep coming back to admire more than any others, which is the criteria I used to best rank my favourites. I felt it was the best way to determine which statues to choose... the ones that have overwhelmingly/continually drawn my eye to them the most, every day, year after year



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