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Gathering the Informations.

If a LGS has "direct only" items sitting on their shelves, it means someone ordered it and never collected/paid for it.

Because otherwise--direct only items aren't sitting on their shelves. Even GW shops don't have those items.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
If a LGS has "direct only" items sitting on their shelves, it means someone ordered it and never collected/paid for it.

Because otherwise--direct only items aren't sitting on their shelves. Even GW shops don't have those items.


Talking about normal items sitting on stockist shelves, ...no need to be disingenuous.
Because you're not getting this mini from buying that stuff are you?
   
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Love how it says 2020 on the sprue. They've literally been holding this to find a use for it.
   
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Gathering the Informations.

 GoldenHorde wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
If a LGS has "direct only" items sitting on their shelves, it means someone ordered it and never collected/paid for it.

Because otherwise--direct only items aren't sitting on their shelves. Even GW shops don't have those items.


Talking about normal items sitting on stockist shelves, ...no need to be disingenuous.

Not once in this discussion have I been disingenuous. You've continually moved goalposts, however, and ignored or misrepresented statements.

I've made it abundantly clear that one should consider Direct Only items for this.

Because you're not getting this mini from buying that stuff are you?

You are if you have them place an order for it.

You know that places will do that, right?


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Jarms48 wrote:
Love how it says 2020 on the sprue. They've literally been holding this to find a use for it.

Yes, that happens sometimes.

The Catachan Colonel that they gave away as a promotional thing for independent shops to sell/raffle/auction was labeled as a Store Anniversary miniature while Sergeant "Ripper" Jackson was a Store Opening miniature.

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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

It's been a long time since this old gag has appeared on Dakka, but I really think the title for this pic should be:

"Space Marines! HURR!!!"

I'll leave now...

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 Kanluwen wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
If a LGS has "direct only" items sitting on their shelves, it means someone ordered it and never collected/paid for it.

Because otherwise--direct only items aren't sitting on their shelves. Even GW shops don't have those items.


Talking about normal items sitting on stockist shelves, ...no need to be disingenuous.

Not once in this discussion have I been disingenuous. You've continually moved goalposts, however, and ignored or misrepresented statements.


I stand by my comments of this being a pathetic cynical anti-consumer anti competitive FOMO driven tactic.
It's pathetic.

If you're expecting me to buy into your half baked apologetics you're in for a real shock

Calling this abortion from GW pro-consumer is an absolute joke

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
It's been a long time since this old gag has appeared on Dakka, but I really think the title for this pic should be:

"Space Marines! HURR!!!"

I'll leave now...


When I see this I only see missed oportunities. I mean, the characters are allready monopose with 0 options anyway.

So why not make more complex and interesting poses? I'm not talking about dioramas. But poses of fighting.

Spoiler:


Something like that, mid swing, or actually shooting your pistol, running, blocking with your sword, kneel on the ground and praying with your sword, things like that. I know people would complaint "All the grimaldus out there are on one kneel and praying!" but whatever. It would be much more interesting than this.

Characters like Abaddon or Guilliman I can understand, the idea of those big centerpiece models is to show all the detail of the characters and expose how grandiose they are. But this ones are boring captains and litenaunts and mid or low-tier characters.

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Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

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 GoldenHorde wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
If a LGS has "direct only" items sitting on their shelves, it means someone ordered it and never collected/paid for it.

Because otherwise--direct only items aren't sitting on their shelves. Even GW shops don't have those items.


Talking about normal items sitting on stockist shelves, ...no need to be disingenuous.

Not once in this discussion have I been disingenuous. You've continually moved goalposts, however, and ignored or misrepresented statements.


I stand by my comments of this being a pathetic cynical anti-consumer anti competitive FOMO driven tactic.
It's pathetic.

If you're expecting me to buy into your half baked apologetics you're in for a real shock

Calling this abortion from GW pro-consumer is an absolute joke


But you're wrong. It's literally not anti consumer or anti competitive - and a 4 week window without restriction on numbers can hardly be described as FOMO.

What you mean is you don't like the structure of the promotion and you're throwing out terms you don't understand because you think it adds weight to your argument.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
It's been a long time since this old gag has appeared on Dakka, but I really think the title for this pic should be:

"Space Marines! HURR!!!"

I'll leave now...


They are all just really proud of whatever they're holding, and they want to show it off.

Edit: seeing a distinct lack of rocks on some of those bases though. How can they lead an army without finding that one rock to stick their foot on?

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Well Castus has sold out, so the tactic worked I guess.
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
It's been a long time since this old gag has appeared on Dakka, but I really think the title for this pic should be:

"Space Marines! HURR!!!"

I'll leave now...


The list isn't even complete. We got the primaris lieutenant that was introduced in that box vs eldar. Soul something? I bet there are a few more primaris models that can join the ensemble
   
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What a rotten deal.


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 GaroRobe wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
It's been a long time since this old gag has appeared on Dakka, but I really think the title for this pic should be:

"Space Marines! HURR!!!"

I'll leave now...


The list isn't even complete. We got the primaris lieutenant that was introduced in that box vs eldar. Soul something? I bet there are a few more primaris models that can join the ensemble


LOL! And they all have the same pose.
What an overpriced dumpster fire.

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Chikout wrote:
Well Castus has sold out, so the tactic worked I guess.

I want to say "we don't know how many of him they actually produced" but that'd be giving the fandom too much benefit of the doubt.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
It's been a long time since this old gag has appeared on Dakka, but I really think the title for this pic should be:

"Space Marines! HURR!!!"

I'll leave now...



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 Strg Alt wrote:
Spoiler:

 GaroRobe wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
It's been a long time since this old gag has appeared on Dakka, but I really think the title for this pic should be:

"Space Marines! HURR!!!"

I'll leave now...


The list isn't even complete. We got the primaris lieutenant that was introduced in that box vs eldar. Soul something? I bet there are a few more primaris models that can join the ensemble


LOL! And they all have the same pose.
What an overpriced dumpster fire.


In a degree of fairness to GW, both the Blood Angel and Chaplain Pimpcane are mirrored from their actual pose, though I think the other four are correct. There's also this Lieutenant who seems to fit in with those four, though.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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 Arbitrator wrote:
Chikout wrote:
Well Castus has sold out, so the tactic worked I guess.

I want to say "we don't know how many of him they actually produced" but that'd be giving the fandom too much benefit of the doubt.

LE products work as well as jangling keys in front of a toddler. Basically every time.

EDIT:
Though I suppose it's entirely possible people that do shop via GW direct spend large sums there anyway, so it was easy to run out of stock.

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Chikout wrote:
Well Castus has sold out, so the tactic worked I guess.


Will the "It's not FOMO" crowd like some closing remarks?
   
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I made an order of direct items and a gang hideout in stock, and got this guy as a result. My condolences to the people who were personally offended by this bonus sculpt offer.
   
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 MajorWesJanson wrote:
I made an order of direct items and a gang hideout in stock, and got this guy as a result. My condolences to the people who were personally offended by this bonus sculpt offer.


Well as you mock people, can I ask you sincerely, did you jump through a $420 AUD or $510 NZD hoop to get it?

Btw, $510 NZD = 484 AUD

Kiwis getting screwed even more than us....

Go on...explain why GW needs a massive amount of extra cash to throw in a 10 cent sprue to kiwis and aussies

Helps if you understand what people are actually annoyed about... you know, these things called principles

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Misread this as Sgt. Cactus and cannot unread it now.
   
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 BertBert wrote:
Misread this as Sgt. Cactus and cannot unread it now.


Sgt castrate-us
   
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 GoldenHorde wrote:
 MajorWesJanson wrote:
I made an order of direct items and a gang hideout in stock, and got this guy as a result. My condolences to the people who were personally offended by this bonus sculpt offer.


Well as you mock people, can I ask you sincerely, did you jump through a $420 AUD or $510 NZD hoop to get it?

Btw, $510 NZD = 484 AUD

Kiwis getting screwed even more than us....

Go on...explain why GW needs a massive amount of extra cash to throw in a 10 cent sprue to kiwis and aussies

Helps if you understand what people are actually annoyed about... you know, these things called principles


I fully agree that the GW "exchange rates" are painfully stupid, especially for Aus and NZ. US suffers less, but still is artificially high. This particular model offer doesn't actually make that nonsense any worse, beyond drawing attention to GWs alternate pricing. And it is still a far better release method than things like the hoops to jump through to get the first plastic terminator chaplain or the geographically locked models like the only physically sold at warhammer world exclusives.
   
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 MajorWesJanson wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
 MajorWesJanson wrote:
I made an order of direct items and a gang hideout in stock, and got this guy as a result. My condolences to the people who were personally offended by this bonus sculpt offer.


Well as you mock people, can I ask you sincerely, did you jump through a $420 AUD or $510 NZD hoop to get it?

Btw, $510 NZD = 484 AUD

Kiwis getting screwed even more than us....

Go on...explain why GW needs a massive amount of extra cash to throw in a 10 cent sprue to kiwis and aussies

Helps if you understand what people are actually annoyed about... you know, these things called principles


I fully agree that the GW "exchange rates" are painfully stupid, especially for Aus and NZ. US suffers less, but still is artificially high. This particular model offer doesn't actually make that nonsense any worse, beyond drawing attention to GWs alternate pricing. And it is still a far better release method than things like the hoops to jump through to get the first plastic terminator chaplain or the geographically locked models like the only physically sold at warhammer world exclusives.


It shows you how GW treats its customers.

Like utter gak

Even over a supposed gratis (trap) item.

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 GoldenHorde wrote:
 MajorWesJanson wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
 MajorWesJanson wrote:
I made an order of direct items and a gang hideout in stock, and got this guy as a result. My condolences to the people who were personally offended by this bonus sculpt offer.


Well as you mock people, can I ask you sincerely, did you jump through a $420 AUD or $510 NZD hoop to get it?

Btw, $510 NZD = 484 AUD

Kiwis getting screwed even more than us....

Go on...explain why GW needs a massive amount of extra cash to throw in a 10 cent sprue to kiwis and aussies

Helps if you understand what people are actually annoyed about... you know, these things called principles


I fully agree that the GW "exchange rates" are painfully stupid, especially for Aus and NZ. US suffers less, but still is artificially high. This particular model offer doesn't actually make that nonsense any worse, beyond drawing attention to GWs alternate pricing. And it is still a far better release method than things like the hoops to jump through to get the first plastic terminator chaplain or the geographically locked models like the only physically sold at warhammer world exclusives.


It shows you how GW treats its customers.

Like utter gak

Even over a supposed gratis (trap) item.


Buddy, let it go, please.

You've already referred to the Sgt Castus promotion as an "abortion". It's clear that you can't be rational about it.

I mean, it's very similar to the 90's Skullz promotion, where you are able to get exclusive minis if you spend over a certain amount. Did the Skullz promotion make you just as mad (assuming that you were aware of it)?

You are aware that you don't have to participate? If you prefer to shop via third parties (and get any associated discount) you can obviously keep on doing this.
   
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 Undead_Love-Machine wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
 MajorWesJanson wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
 MajorWesJanson wrote:
I made an order of direct items and a gang hideout in stock, and got this guy as a result. My condolences to the people who were personally offended by this bonus sculpt offer.


Well as you mock people, can I ask you sincerely, did you jump through a $420 AUD or $510 NZD hoop to get it?

Btw, $510 NZD = 484 AUD

Kiwis getting screwed even more than us....

Go on...explain why GW needs a massive amount of extra cash to throw in a 10 cent sprue to kiwis and aussies

Helps if you understand what people are actually annoyed about... you know, these things called principles


I fully agree that the GW "exchange rates" are painfully stupid, especially for Aus and NZ. US suffers less, but still is artificially high. This particular model offer doesn't actually make that nonsense any worse, beyond drawing attention to GWs alternate pricing. And it is still a far better release method than things like the hoops to jump through to get the first plastic terminator chaplain or the geographically locked models like the only physically sold at warhammer world exclusives.


It shows you how GW treats its customers.

Like utter gak

Even over a supposed gratis (trap) item.


Buddy, let it go, please.

You've already referred to the Sgt Castus promotion as an "abortion". It's clear that you can't be rational about it.

I mean, it's very similar to the 90's Skullz promotion, where you are able to get exclusive minis if you spend over a certain amount. Did the Skullz promotion make you just as mad (assuming that you were aware of it)?

You are aware that you don't have to participate? If you prefer to shop via third parties (and get any associated discount) you can obviously keep on doing this.


I do remember skulz but I also remember getting free minis in White dwarf. I remember hand writing letters to GW and getting sent free minis for my enthusiasm.

I like the bit where you ignored the fact that we are third class consumers. Whether we participate or not. Be rational about that.




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 Undead_Love-Machine wrote:


I mean, it's very similar to the 90's Skullz promotion, where you are able to get exclusive minis if you spend over a certain amount. Did the Skullz promotion make you just as mad (assuming that you were aware of it)?


I like how you show how GW has gone downhill



Compare all that choice to this dumb sppeeeez mahreen

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 GoldenHorde wrote:
...how GW treats its customers.....Like utter gak....third class consumers.....dumb sppeeeez mahreen


Yeah, okay buddy. Lets hope that GW don't offer any free mini promotions in future

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One Skull per £10 spend, if memory serves.

So….£250 for one of those…

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
One Skull per £10 spend, if memory serves.

So….£250 for one of those…

Although... the skulls card had some slots pre-filled, so you didn't actually need to spend £250, and it wasn't anything like as FOMO time limited as Castus.

There were also other models available (maybe a different run of the promotion?) - I know that the Imperial Assassin, Great Harlequin, and Freebooter Kaptin were all available for 10 skulls.
   
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This sounds more like a case of a made to order deal where they got people to unload $240 for them to make x amount of this guy. Not sure I'm buying the "we ran out" spiel.
Certainly not angry as others are, he's literally a throw away take it or leave it character. Cool if you're gonna spend this much anyway, no big deal if you weren't.
I actually did get this model as I needed some attack bikes which are mostly direct now and a redemptor. Added a couple things that I expected to buy over the next month or so (Deathshroud terms, Celestine) and used my $10 voucher (which for some reason became a $16 voucher) from Warhammer+ purchase.

Honestly, don't care that much about the model, he'll probably get blinged out a little and go in my Deathwatch, but could easily do that with a regular Primaris marine.
   
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 Lord Damocles wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
One Skull per £10 spend, if memory serves.

So….£250 for one of those…

Although... the skulls card had some slots pre-filled, so you didn't actually need to spend £250, and it wasn't anything like as FOMO time limited as Castus.

There were also other models available (maybe a different run of the promotion?) - I know that the Imperial Assassin, Great Harlequin, and Freebooter Kaptin were all available for 10 skulls.


Either way, when you take inflation into account you had to spend more on the Skullz promotion than on the current promotion.
   
 
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