^ £1.50 for the Strike Enforcers isn't a bad price. In fact, it is slightly cheaper than the rangers which are £1.60/model.
What *is* a bad price is £3/model for the Assault and Suppression Enforcers.
Hybrid Restic/Metal is both extremely expensive and a horrible material to work with.
All it would have taken was the restic tooling of 4 more components (rocket launcher arms, a second set of melee arms) to make the whole release restic-only and halve the cost of most of the models. With such obviously excellent sculpts I'm surprised the extra little bit of effort wasn't invested to get a few small extra components restic-tooled.
I'm not all that bothered by restic as a material as long as it sticks to the £14/£15 for 10 models price point for infantry while offering brilliant value on the larger stuff like cavalry and vehicles (10 gore riders for £20 is awesome, £12.50 for an Iron Ancestor is awesome)... but (as I think we can all agree) hybrid metal is definitely something that shouldn't be part of any new Mantic kit if possible. All will be forgiven if Mantic were saving the money to spend on making the Corp APCs though.
A lot of Mantic's stuff seems to get made with "well, we have X money right now, so that's the budget" in mind, so that's the main reason why I fully support even the craziest levels of kickstarter spam that Mantic might go for, it helps them get out of that bean-counter mindset and instead think "Well, if we get it funded in advance, we won't have to skimp on those extra heads and make all the arms metal instead of plastic".
Yes, there will be grumbling that Mantic "shouldn't be allowed" to make a bunch of KS campaigns, as well as grumbling about there being too much of a good thing... but there will be also be an exponentially larger amount of people who don't care and happily roll around in Mantic gear that they got at a 60-70% discount off RRP thanks to a KS campaign that went into overdrive... the amount of people posting on the official forums has exploded since the KoW KS.
Now that Mantic is using overseas tooling (not sure on the company, but it might be Wargames Factory, since they are China-based and hire themselves out for tooling at a low price), there is a very real possibility that a $30k stretch goal to make a 5-man hard plastic sprue is something that is achievable. (Basing my estimates off of Dreamforge Game's "$100k for WGF to tool us a hard plastic titan" figure here).
DreadBall will be a fun diversion that I might not back since sports aren't my thing, but I'm expecting glorious things from the Warpath KS now that Mantic knows that it isn't just some half-baked internet thing that is only going to make them $20k.