View Full Version : the red gobbo (of gorkamorka fame)

18-02-2009, 14:46
doesnt everybody miss gorkamorka? that was one fun game, anyhoo im looking to get a ton of grots so i can start a campaign with a few mates and was just wondering about the red gobb model, ive seen a few of them in the past but the prices seem to be pretty random so how much is this thing actually worth, theres 2 on ebay, one at 20 odd quid and one at 30 odd, id go for the 20 odd obviously but not if it turns out its a common as muck model that turns up every other day for a fiver

18-02-2009, 14:54
Please attempt some punctuation as that's verging on the unreadable.

The Red Gobbo was a fairly common mini. I know when Gorkamorka stopped being carried in stores the Gobbo blisters were sold off for 50p each. Since the end of an on-demand bits service from GW the fact that most of the Gorkamorka minis are unavailable has sent ebay prices through the roof on some of them. Similarly for Necromunda Gangs and some of the Mordheim minis. Ebay is a market. If you think it's worth it then pay it.

I personally wouldn't pay that kind of price for a non limited mini and would keep watching ebay. Then again I've probably got a few of them in an Orky bitzbox somewhere, so I don't have the vast desire for one.

18-02-2009, 16:53
personelly just get the new plastic grots

18-02-2009, 16:59
Then again I've probably got a few of them in an Orky bitzbox somewhere, so I don't have the vast desire for one.

You Tease :evilgrin:

18-02-2009, 18:00
You Tease :evilgrin:
Knowing I've got one and being able to find it are two different things....

18-02-2009, 18:01
I just found my Red Gobbo again, and I see why you want one. It's one of my all-time favorite minis

Laser guided fanatic
18-02-2009, 18:01
Knowing I've got one and being able to find it are two different things....

If you find it you will feel satisfied.

18-02-2009, 18:03
Personally, i liked the fluff around the red gobbo and the communist styled grot rebels in gorkamorka, however the didnt last long enough so i could convince myself to start with it.

Even as it is a nice miniature i wouldnt pay high ebay prices on it...

18-02-2009, 18:22
cool, if anybody has one and is willing to sell it to me either message me here or on my ebay name (valtain)

18-02-2009, 19:28
My club have started playing Gorkamorka using 40k orks, and we are having a blast.

I know it was available as a download from GWs wensite, it really is worth a go.

18-02-2009, 23:05
Knowing I've got one and being able to find it are two different things....

So very true. : (

19-02-2009, 01:45
It still is available on their website.

How long is an avgerage game? I'm just wondering if it can be fit into a lunch break kind of bracket

19-02-2009, 07:50
Varies depending on the mission.

The other week, we had a 'chase' mission, must have taken 2 hours or more.

19-02-2009, 08:20
Is Digganob up on the website yet?

You don't need the Red Gobbo to start the campaign, remember you don't hire him, he comes and helps you out (as long as you stay on the right side of the Kommittie) but with his random stats he will either be great or just mediocre. Most of the hired guns were not very impressive.

Gorkamorka games take aabout the same time as Necromunda. You're not faffing about with complicated 3D scenery and trying to work out lines of sight but you do have the vehicle rules that can slow things down til you know them fully. Rebel grot mobs may take slightly longer but then thats because they might have quite a few models.

19-02-2009, 11:02
Prices vary enormously (as always on eBay) - I saw one up for 15 starting price which didn't sell, as often happens when people start them too high. A week before, on the other hand. one reached 32...

I picked mine up in a job lot of Orky stuff about two years ago, 20 for the lot.

19-02-2009, 11:54
how much is this thing actually worth

Without a complicated treatise on the economics of supply, the only sensible answer to a question like that is, "how much do you want to pay?". It probably cost about a fiver when it was released, but it's long out of production, so scarcity will make the price go up.

Is there not a way of searching Ebay for recently finished auctions?

Failing that, decide how much you want to pay, and bid that amount. If you don't win, well, you didn't want to bay that much for it anyway, so no loss.

There is, by the way, this:http://cgi.ebay.com/Gorkamorka-Red-Gobbo-Head-Honcho-Banna-Wava-10-Grotz_W0QQitemZ110351978521QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item110351978521&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

(although why I'm doing your work for you, I don't know :) )

19-02-2009, 12:23
(although why I'm doing your work for you, I don't know :) )

Then don't. I was thinking of bidding on that lot.


19-02-2009, 12:28
Iv got a red gobbo mini and he will be leading my Grotz...ace mini took me a while to get one,

19-02-2009, 16:41
Which model is the red gobbo anyway?

I have all the figs in that ebay auction twice over at least - just curious :P

- McPherson

19-02-2009, 17:42
This one:


Cypher, the Emperor
19-02-2009, 21:21
Its a pretty common mini, just use good ebay-fu when finding one.

Search for lots of old OOP grots and look at the pictures carefully.

I have a bunch of rare grots I got this way, just because people sell off old metal units without bothering to price the individual figures.

Alternatively, look on barter town, I'm sure someone there has an extra.

Laser guided fanatic
19-02-2009, 21:24
Wasn't Red Gobbo from Digganob though? Sorry just found a bunch of old WDs.

19-02-2009, 21:32
Yup, he led da revolutionary komittie.
He had random stats you had to roll for each game.