How much would you pay?

Flashman14

New member
There\'s been a lot of interesting back and forth on GW\'s latest price increases.

Up until this one I\'ve been fine - I do alright money-wise and I personally have been able to absorb most of them. But now I find it hard to justify the latest increases.

Understand up front that I think GW can and should price their merchandise to whatever they want to to maintain and grow their business. This is not a question of \"if you don\'t like it shop some where else\". I\'ve already done that.

But now I want to get an idea of what most people are willing to spend on a single miniature as defined below:

1) A rank and file figure.
2) A core choice - necessary for army fulfilment but without any special powers or equipment. Maybe a seperate arm or something.
3) The figure is flash free with a minimal mold line.
4) The pose is suitable to it\'s rank and is well proportioned with no serious anatomical flaws.
5) Your personal attraction to the figure is \"High\".

How much would you pay? At what point do you say, \"This is a fair price and this isn\'t.\"

For this I\'m not interested so much in price per pack but the ultimate price of one figure as described above.

Please be honest in your voting!
 
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Jarrett Lee

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I screwed up my vote already lol. I\'d pay 7-10 USD for 1 blister of 3.

My main beef is the larger sets, like 12 plastic guys for 40 dollars Canadian.

But yeah, my vote is kinda gibbled :)

Jarrett
 
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ZeCorto

Guest
Something around 4-5 dollars would be acceptable. I put 5 beacuse I like to live in the fast lane lol
 

Grey Mouser

New member
LOL too funny ... except when I stop to think about it ...OUCH my sisters of battle sure are a pricey LOT now.. Holy COW I\'m glad I don\'t need any more of them.
 
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ZeCorto

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Originally posted by Flashman14
Really ZeCorto? So a unit of 30 of these figures would cost $150 bucks (USD)?

I fold ...lol

I\'m more into skirmishes than unit battle. A force of 20 for 80$ to 100$ is OK for me. At my painting speed, it would cost me 10-20 bucks a month and that leaves me money for paints and brushes
 

Corvus

New member
I like the Rackham prizes: 9 euros or so for a blister of 3 troops is okay.

But it seems that GW charge so much extra for a miniature with leadership abilities or some other kind of special power/weapon.

For example a metal (warhammer 40k) space marine miniature costs 4 pounds, but the emperors champion costs 7 pounds...
 

DennisMech

New member
There\'s a problem here...

Main core choices are always plastic, you you end up paying about 2 bucks a mini. That sounds like a deal to me.
 

wiccanpony

Official Freak Bar Witch
I\'m worth ever penny!!

:)I don’t game play..so I would only buy a mini because I liked it a hell of a lot. The amount of $$ I would be willing to spend on it is not too important to me.
One... I paint to relieve everyday stress and because I had to give up painting on large canvas, I needed a new creative outlet.
Two..I’m older, retired and have the extra money to spend. :rolleyes:
 

Gabekun

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I\'m willing to pay up to $8 USD, for a single figure in a blister (which is about the maximum that GW\'s USED to charge, unless it was a larger figure)...

Now? I\'m shopping ebay, alot. Thankfully, I already have a playable force of around 850 points (DA successor chapter), but in order to be a challenging force, it needs some more additions, which specifically, were ones that went up by $5 :|

Blah.
 

ZaPhOd

Super Moderator
Hmmm

Well, considering the price of their \"special\" characters is insane and out of reach for many (including what I would EVER pay), I think saying $4 USD for a figure I actually like is my limit. Reaper isn\'t bad, but then all prices are going up.

GW is milking folks... no bending them over. The new mounted Valten is at $30US???? That is crazed.

Consider also, I do not game. I only paint for my self or sale. If I gamed, I would pay even less per figure. GW is turning their games into a have vs. have not thing IMO.... Personally, I have not, so I will never get into it.
 

Corvus

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Originally posted by DennisMech
Main core choices are always plastic, you you end up paying about 2 bucks a mini. That sounds like a deal to me.

That\'s GW you\'re talking about, right? :cool:
 
Originally posted by Corvus
Originally posted by DennisMech
Main core choices are always plastic, you you end up paying about 2 bucks a mini. That sounds like a deal to me.

That\'s GW you\'re talking about, right? :cool:

The new chaos warriors are only 2.50 each. Many of the other armies core units are cheaper.
 

Avicenna

New member
Originally posted by ZaPhOd
GW is milking folks... no bending them over. The new mounted Valten is at $30US???? That is crazed.
:eek: Are you joking? That takes the P155!!

-Peter (usually not anti GW)
 
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Sturmhalo

Guest
Can\'t be arsed checking what the exchange rate is today, but if we were talking GB Pounds I\'d be happy to pay up to £2 per figure, and if it was really good I might go as high as £3. That\'s for metal R & F though. When you start getting into the realms of Characters and mounted R & F, that\'s when the prices start to get a bit silly.
 

dave3555

New member
At the current cost for materials for minis I reckon £2.50 is about right for a standard 28mm mini. As simon said in his post for characters and multipart slightly larger and more complex minis - a little more on the price is o.k. But when we get up to GW\'s price of £7 ++ for a \'character\' I feel the cost is a little too much - just remember how many minis they manage to churn out and sell!

Dave
 

Mungo Zen

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I am intruiged with what will happen for us in Canada when we stop getting or GW minis from England presses and start getting them from US presses. Our price shift saw some sets coming down in price, but US has always been more expensive then Canada for GW minis.

I just wish that more plastics were made. I have been told by GW a few times that stuff like Sisters were not made plastic because of the detail loss, and then the new Chaos Warriors come out and they look stunning.

I personally like modular kits and would be happy with \"lesser\" detailed plastics at a cheaper rate. Champions or Heros are ok as metals, since they are lesser print runs and I am fine with paying more for them. I only need 1 hero and a million rank and file no?
 
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SPACE MUNKIE

Guest
I believe that the price of tin has risen by over 100% in the last year or two, and this may be the reason for the price increases, but to be honest GW are creaming us suckers for all they can get! Here in the U.K, you pay a premium for almost EVERYTHING that GW sell in their stores.
Online communities like CMON have the ability to make at least a small stand. I\'ve started buying Rackham, Reaper and some of the other small manufacturers stuff. It\'s good for your pocket and it\'s good to escape from the creative \'straightjacket\' that is GW. We need more independent conventions and painting competitions that don\'t rely on GW produce. There is LOADS of talent registered at this site. It should be making a living out of this hobby too....

Rant over

http://www.coolminiornot.com/browse/submitter/SPACE+MUNKIE
 

Medved

New member
i think anything over 5 pounds for a fig is way too much. i think an average or just under 2 pounds for a metal mini in a blister is ok. plastics should not really be over 10 pounds. but what really gets me is when you want to convert stuff and you end up paying nearly 10 pounds to make a really cool conversion if you use mail order. i like the recent idea of the cannoness mini where you got extra options. and personally i hate the whole idea that a mini\'s price is related to its gaming worth....i mean what if you dont really go in for the gaming side? you end up paying over the odds for that mini. i must admit i just buy what i can paint nowadays, my army buliding days are over now.
 
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