Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Let's get excited for more of the same!!!

o/


Yeah, yeah, I'm hating on GW this morning. Everyone else does it so worst you can do is accuse me of hopping on the bandwagon...

Normally, I don't post anything on the GW SPAM...erm, hobby announcement emails that they send me. Instead I glance thru them if they interest me, I might even read the marketin--sorry, the descriptions beneath before deleting. Sorry GW, but your 'regular' emails aren't nearly as interesting as your 'Forgeworld' email offerings. However this morning I received the 'For the Empire!' email and felt the need to comment.

 Behold, the (apparently new) Empire battalion!!! 

No, I didn't ask GW permission to use this for my rant.
Now,  From what I can see above, there's nothing new. NOTHING! Same old minis, not bad minis, just old minis. So why is it on 'advanced order'? There are boxes just like this collecting dust on store shelves all over the world right now...

No I didn't ask to use this one either.
....ahh but wait, the box itself is new! Huzzah!!! As someone who works in the packaging industry, I should appreciate a pretty new box! However I'd be more appreciative of it were it not printed in China...

The price lists this shiny new box full of old minis for $100. Now, I've never bought a battalion box before, but I was under the impression (and correct me if I'm wrong) that battalion boxes were about $90. True, even at $100 you're saving something over buying these units individually (though not as much as before apparently), but really GW? You're going to give me the option to pre-order something I can just go to the store and buy right now, and were I to do so, all that I can get over the already-in-store model is a shiny new box?

Now I ask, while it is a nice shiny new box, did that really warrant an email to all of their customers to show it off? After all, the point of repackaging old stuff is to make it jump off the shelves as it looks like something new. Whereas informing me beforehand that it's the 'same old, same old' kinda defeats the purpose...

10 comments:

Ubberdorc said...

LoL I know odd advance order - I do believe there is a difference in the contents: More state troops and no Greatswords.

madival said...

welcome to why my undead force is litereally anything I want to buy in fantasy and given other things. Blood dragons at 90$ for 5. I bought the bretoinain battalion boxes at the time. so for the low price of 5 cavalry, I have 8 cavalry that I like better, 36 zombies and some random bits to enjoy.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Ahh, I see, they omitted the gold swords...

Still old minis with old paint jobs though. So then did the price then go up with their removal?!?

Ironically, this box would probably give me a legal Empire army when combined with the small collection that i already have.

Hive Angel said...

If it makes you feel any better if the box is large enough my cats always appreciate a new box.

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol, frontline gamer often includes the box in his review of mini kits determining the box quality by whether or not they can hold up when his cats lay on them.

madival said...

holy crap... the fine cast empire characters are 38$ a piece...

Da Masta Cheef said...

At least those 2 $38 dollar ones are each on horse...

Hive Angel said...

$38 give or take a little plus shipping could get me few to a lance of Battlemechs.

LOL at fantasy character pricing.

Sanguinary priests are no better either. :(

Da Masta Cheef said...

Yeah, kinda k/o's the 'rising cost of white metal' argument that GW used to justify FAILcoast resin.

madival said...

"We have found a method for reducing the cost of our models by 20%! To celebrate this occasion, we have raise prices 38%"