Quoted from cscmtp:
Have you played it? You might want to before buying. Its the worst pin JJP has put out by far. Resale value pretty much proves that as the others hold their value well.
Good grief, here we go again. Do you realize hundreds of owners and non owners love the game? We know your Hobbit fell on you in 2017 or whatever, it smashed your car, it broke your sprinkler system, it ate your ice cream, it fell through your floor as the game weighs so damn much, etc. Something happened as you literally won't stop your 24/7 hate posts for this game even in a thread where someone is simply asking what the differences between versions are. Also, pricing depends on condition and location. I recently had someone offer $7200 for my LE and since I love the game I declined.
To the OP, don't listen to this guy, he also sold the game well before the code was completed and now has some personal vendetta against it. TH plays great, has multiple toys, multiple detailed molds, and probably has the deepest objective based ruleset in pinball. I have a cousin that has owned a LOTR since new in 2003 with over 6k plays on it. When he comes to my house to play pinball he will only play The Hobbit lol. If you love the Tolkien theme and are a fan of objective based rulesets nothing comes close other then LOTR.