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Hello all! I am very interested in these two statues. And can't decide between them. The P1 LOTR Sauron Exclusive. And the new Weta LOTR Sauron 20th Anniversary. Luckily I happened to find a few places in the US where their not sold out. Being a newbie. I tried to find out as much info as i could. Whether it's mostly right or wrong. 😮Both statues are awesome! Can't go wrong with either of them. Big congrats to those who have their P1! And getting their Weta's!

The P1 being 1/4 scale is very impressive. And obviously very heavy. I do have a place in my living room to display it. Just barely. I really like all the detail on the base. And Sauron's severed finger and ring. Not painted correctly like the Weta is a minus. I have heard more than a few complaints. About parts being difficult to put on. Mainly due to poor directions. And not staying on. Because the magnets were too weak. And the chainmail in the front. Being very difficult to place correctly. I am not saying that's all justified. Just what i came across. But of concern. More expensive of course. But not a factor. In my newbie opinion. Except for the paint. Overall accuracy and detail, favors the P1. It is an awesome statue. And sure has alot of presence! And would there be any more of Sauron. In 1/4 scale in the near future?

I like the Weta's correct paint job. And the fact that it's smaller. And being a newbie especially. Probably easier to setup than the P1. As was mentioned here. I am not too keen on the small skirt. And lack of cloak material from his pauldrons. Time will tell about any QC issues, etc, etc.

They both have pros and cons. Like anything else. I don't plan on getting another Sauron in the future. Odds are this will be the one and only. I like to know. What made you decide on one over the other? Since i am a newbie. Hearing from people who are alot more knowledgeable than me. Will help me make my decision. Thanks! Sorry about the long post. I guess i got carried away.
 

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Weta, they designed and made Sauron for the film and so had his actual armour to work from.
Plus personally I prefer 1/6 scale, allows more room for more statues!
 

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I would say it mostly depends on the rest of your collection. Do you have other 1/6 or 1/4? Both pieces have pros/cons, but I would say scale is probably the easiest deciding factor.
 

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I have Weta on pre order because I prefer 1:6 scale and Weta.

Is Sauron your favorite character? The prime piece is a beast of a statue and will draw a lot of your attention. It’s more of a center piece compared to Weta’s version IMO.
 

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Hi all. Thanks for your replies! I am new to collecting. No statues yet. My favorite character is Sauron. Then the Witchking, Aragorn, and Gandalf. So i figured i start with Sauron. I don't intend to have a large collection. A few 1:6 scale and the rest 1:10.

The Prime 1 Sauron is awesome. And would really like it as the showpiece. But i thought i would just barely have enough room for it. Not sure about that now. I just may be able to squeeze it in corner of my living room! Which just may be too much. Will look closely at more videos. To try and get a better perspective of it's overall size. And how far his Mace sticks out it too.

I did go ahead and pre ordered the Weta though.
 

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P1 pieces are quite big which can be hard to display as you say, so if you don't have the room that makes your decision a bit easier. P1 does already have 3/4 of your list and will surely do a 1/4 Gandalf(and if not the Sideshow 1/4 is always an option). Their Balrog is pretty great too.
 
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