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I guess they think this will make other regions more competive with UK which due to the extremely low value of sterling seems for everyone outside of UK to be very cheap. Of course what this completely fails to take into account is that for there home market things still seem as expensive as always and now are getting more expensive.
I know personally in my country of residence (switzerland) the hobby is way too expensive. The collapse off sterling certainly made it sustainable with an average saving off my home country price of 40%... although if customs intercepted the package saving may only be about 20%. Its sad as I want them to do really well as I love the hobby but I seeing the constant price rises combined with decreasing value 20 soldiers to 10 soldiers 8 cavlary to 5 etc as a very real choking effect on the hobby.
They didn’t market Epic Armageddon enough, but Epic 40k got a decent amount of White Dwarf space.
I got into 40k through Gorkamorka and Blood Bowl – I think selling self-contained games as advertisements for 40k/WHFB could work. (I no longer play 40k, just Epic and BFG.) I think it’s silly to actively keep them out of GW or independent stores, and I wish they’d let others create minis for them under license… but I certainly understand GW not wanting to make big investments on them.
There's a 'standard' price increase as *well* as the resin switch? Wow. There's whole new levels of stupid being plumbed, there. Every time I see news like this I chuckle and think about how great Mantic and eBay are for my wargaming needs.
You keep on digging, GW.
Out of curiousity, I spent half an hour comparing the new prices of a score of random models from the list a few pages back to their original price:
45-40 DARK ELDAR INCUBI £23.00
Original release: November 2010, £18.00 – 28% rise in 0.5 years
41-61 ASTORATH THE GRIM £12.50
Original release: April 2010, £10.00 – 25% rise in 1 year
53-61 NJAL STORMCALLER £14.50
Original release: October 2009, £12.00 – 21% rise in 1.5 years
48-42 SPACE MARINE STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD £25.50
Original release: October 2008, £20.00 – 28% rise in 2.5 years
50-65 ORK PAINBOY WITH GROT ORDERLY £10.50
Original release: January 2008, £6.00 – 92% rise in 3.5 years
89-45 GORBAD IRONCLAW £30.00
Original release: May 2007, £20.00 – 50% rise in 4 years
46-63 HARLEQUIN DEATH JESTER £10.50
Original release: April 2007, £6.00 – 92% rise in 4 years
48-61 SM LIBRARIAN IN TERMINATOR ARMOUR £14.50
Original release: March 2007, £8.00 – 81% rise in 4 years
08-42 GULAHVAR THE TERROR OF ARNOR £30.00
Original release: February 2007, £18.00 – 67% rise in 4 years
86-41 LUDWIG SCHWARZHELM £22.50
Original release: January 2007, £15.00 – 50% rise in 4.5 years
46-61 ELDAR AUTARCH WITH POWER WEAPON £10.50
Original release: November 2006, £8.00 – 31% rise in 4.5 years
50-63 ORK BIG MEK £14.50
Original release: June 2006, £9.00 – 38% rise in 5 years
56-40 TAU SNIPER DRONE TEAM £23.00
Original release: April 2006, £15.00 – 53% rise in 5 years
51-63 TYRANID TYRANT GUARD £15.50
Original release: June 2005, £10.00 – 55% rise in 6 years
08-43 MORDOR TROLL CHIEFTAIN £25.50
Original release: November 2004, £15.00 – 70% rise in 6.5 years
82-40 KING LOUEN LEONCOEUR £30.00
Original release: February 2004, £20.00 – 50% rise in 7 years
83-42 ARCHAON THE EVERCHOSEN £30.00
Original release: July 2002, £18.00 – 67% rise in 9 years
08-40 THE DARK LORD SAURON £25.50
Original release: July 2002, £20.00 – 28% rise in 9 years
89-44 GOBLIN SPEAR CHUKKA £18.50
Original release: October 2000, £6.00 – 210% rise in 10.5 years
89-41 ORC WARBOSS ON WYVERN £40.00
Original release: October 2000, £18.00 – 122% rise in 10.5 years
Inquisitor was, sadly, dead at birth.
Anyway, as Avian(?) said: GW is trying to push its product into the SUPER PREMIUM range. They try to be Ferrari.
But this is a Ferrari that can only be driven if there's another guy with a Ferrari next to you.
This simply won't work out.
18 punds for a Warboss on Wyvern...this makes me cry for a lost age I never got to see.
Also 210% is helluva inflation. Poor Britain. How much is a loaf of bread over there? 100 pounds?
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I know saying 'so expensive, wtf, I quit' is getting borderline cliche, but here I am. I used to grumble about price raises, but, being a lowly college student, this legitimately prices me out of the hobby, especially when I can buy reasonably good minis for a fraction of the price. Lucky for me, Privateer Press HQ is about 12 minutes away from my house, so I'll still be able to do some painting/gaming. But I'm going to miss collecting new GW armies.
Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink ~ Charles Bukowski
This recent "price increase" has finally pushed me out of the hobby. I'm now awaiting the windfall of my ebay sales when I finally sell my metal miniatures for an mad amount of money. At least I still have reasonably priced Central Asian empire miniatures to keep me busy.
Wow. Just wow. Speechless.
Some of you mentioned the intention to express their protest via mail or letter.
Er... why exactly do you want to do that? With these prices, is there still a desire for you to keep on buying? Is there some spiritual need for you?
Why don't you just stay with the army you've got, play older editions or look onto princeaugust, spartan games, mantic games, reaper miniatures, privateer press or Corvus Belli Website.
Time to start looking into other games it seems
Maybe Kings of War or some Historical...
Shame, I had a lot of fun over the years with Fantasy and 40k but the prices have finally reached the point that I'm unwilling to pay for it anymore and just when I've got a lot of disposible income
Way to go to price yourself out of my wallet GW: keep on digging
Tyranid Codex conservative revisionOriginally Posted by Starchild
Thank the lord things will still work out ridiculously cheap on Wayland for us kiwi's, or I'd be very concerned.
Currently working on - The Blood Herd of Vorgoth (Beastmen)
Rankings - 3rd in New Zealand, Best General - Warriors of Chaos (And that's enough vanity for now....)
Currently Listening to (Keeping me sane whilst painting) - Deuce - Nine Lives
The rises wont affect me much as I seem to be spending most of my money with other companies now, or buying from ebay. What is annoying is the rise on 40K metals with the switch to resin. Eldar aspect warriors are almost exclusively metal (now resin) and the jumps in price since I started buying have been pretty shocking.
I'm sure that the first aspect warriors I bought were £15 a box, not long ago, they're going up to £23 with the switch in materials. Anybody care to refresh my memory as to when the aspect warrior boxes last jumped in price?