Monday, 30 May 2011

Pseudo Rage

So finecast is here.

And as expected the internut is alive with people complaining.

Now excuse me for stating the obvious, but did anyone think that the first batch of minis would be the best?

Still after weeks of being told that GW gives you cancer, the figures were going to be cast from the same moulds as the metal figures, and numerous other things - it now becomes clear as to why the new models are more expensive; there is a large number of seconds.

Which was my prediction.

Of course when I made it, the internut heroes jumped up and down claiming that resin is cheaper than metal, and therefore the price should be cheaper.

What people have overlooked is that the cost of a product is not purely reliant on raw materials.

A good example I stumbled upon was someone claiming that it was outragious that in 1998 a codex cost £4, and now it cost £20. In support of this arguement they ran a calculation on the cost per page, and for an extra flourish postulated on the possible cost of the ink. Which is fine if you ignore the actual costs involved - like paying the writers and illustrators etc.

Of course this being a witch hunt anyone daring to contradict the herd - by pointing out they have been wrong thus far, and are being hysterical now - are being shouted down. heaven for fend that anyone find a hole. Despite that if you take it back to the shop they are apparently happy to exchange the model. But since the order of the day is nerd rage, the heroic defenders of the 'community' start banging on about how this is costing the retailers yadda, yadda, yadda....

To call the present climate pathetic is rather an understatement.



  1. It should be noted that GW is trying to sell the seconds onto their customers. If they cannot produce the models in quantity and quality to meet there normal demand than maybe they should have worked into production with new models first instead of trying to scale up to like 100 model initial release. When they first started their plastic kits it one 1 then 2 then 3 not the all armies.

  2. If if and ands were pots and pans there would be no need for tinkers.

    I don't agree these are seconds, they are simply the best of a first run. In a few weeks, when things are more organised, they may well be withdrawn from sale or sold off cheap as 'seconds' but that remains to be seen.