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It helps though that the skullz probably could be accumulated. Like you don't need to spend 250 in one sitting to get the model, you could spend it over several weeks or months even.

That's one of the issues with Castus. $240 at one time is tough, even for GW products
   
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£250 when you compare to a lot of loyalty programs from bigger stores is actually quite good
A lot of supermarkets give you 1p for every £1 which means £100 = £1.

So for GW you're paying equivalent of £2.50 for the model in comparable loyalty. And that's from big supermarkets and the like who have vastly higher profits and guaranteed sales (people gotta have food).


The issue is indeed that its a £250 in one month in one big go, that I do agree is a steep cost for a monthly reward.

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I dont have a problem of them doing this limited time promo fig you you spend X amount as a loyalty gift for those who choose to use GW Online store... But during that dropping the ball and saying sorry we cannot honour that since its sold out is not cool in my books.

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 bullyboy wrote:
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.


Running out doesn't sound out of the ordinary to me. GW calculates the promotion is profitable if they get a certain amount of sales out of it, and make an amount of promotional models that is greater than the minimum they need to make for it to be profitable on its own and smaller than the number of maximum sales they reasonably expect from the promotion. They underestimate how well the promotion is received* but can't change the terms halfway through, so they have to do another run to fulfill their obligation.


*feel free to swap that reason for your favorite tinfoil hat theory if you prefer

 bullyboy wrote:
... my $10 voucher (which for some reason became a $16 voucher) from Warhammer+ purchase.


The voucher is 10 pounds or local equivalent.

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 NAVARRO wrote:
I dont have a problem of them doing this limited time promo fig you you spend X amount as a loyalty gift for those who choose to use GW Online store... But during that dropping the ball and saying sorry we cannot honour that since its sold out is not cool in my books.


I don't think that they have said they are not going to honour the deal?

It's my understanding that they have temporarily run out, and will be supplying any more at a later date.
   
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 NAVARRO wrote:
I dont have a problem of them doing this limited time promo fig you you spend X amount as a loyalty gift for those who choose to use GW Online store... But during that dropping the ball and saying sorry we cannot honour that since its sold out is not cool in my books.


They’ll still fulfil it, folk just need to wait.

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Fair enough then, one of those things I guess.

   
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So... I just got mine today, in a box that wasn't plastic sealed for some reason, so I decided to check the inside and look at what I found there:


He is basically a Intercessor sergeant, on a 50mm (!) base, with +3 wounds and +1 save.

Since when thos kind of commemorative characters come with their own very non standard datasheets and does it means that this will be match played legal (when, or if we ever get his point cost?)
Ngl, I'm still scratching my head over that 2+ save.

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(HN) wrote:
Ngl, I'm still scratching my head over that 2+ save.

Isn't 2+ save just a standard artificer armour, something that was once available to all sergeants?

And really, in a world with orkstodes and W2 squats running around, these are about the stats veteran primaris sergeant halfway to lieutenant should have according to fluff. The whole point of 3 new organs was to make primaris more durable, something 8th edition writers did try to include giving primaris range its own playstyle niche that didn't exist before. Pity whoever butchered 9th edition SM book completely dropped ball on this one...
   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 NAVARRO wrote:
I dont have a problem of them doing this limited time promo fig you you spend X amount as a loyalty gift for those who choose to use GW Online store... But during that dropping the ball and saying sorry we cannot honour that since its sold out is not cool in my books.


They’ll still fulfil it, folk just need to wait.


Limited edition but "made to order".

Waiting is fun also. Knowing you were baited by a company that didn't bother to produce and warehouse the promotional limited time item is a good look for the company.


The FOMO is strong in this one

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If you're upset when someone holds you to your own self stated standards it might just be that they are indeed selective double standards. 
   
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Well, there're three Necron warriors around him that the opponent may accidentally hit instead of him, so the 3 extra wounds are plausible.
   
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Well where's the people saying its not FOMO paid DLC?

What have you got to say now?

If you're upset when someone holds you to your own self stated standards it might just be that they are indeed selective double standards. 
   
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*cough*

...it's not FOMO paid DLC.

I know this is the first time I've seen anything from the datasheet with the model, so the rules can hardly have been an influence on any purchase decisions.

Someone might want to ask GW a general "WTF?" about that statline, though.

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I've got mine already, pulled it out since it wasn't wrapped, but didn't notice that stat line since I was just admiring the sprue and being surprised it can with a transfer sheet. Is that stat line for Kill Team? I'm not yet familiar with KT rules, but that certainly looks pretty good.
   
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 Dysartes wrote:
*cough*

...it's not FOMO paid DLC.

I know this is the first time I've seen anything from the datasheet with the model, so the rules can hardly have been an influence on any purchase decisions.

Someone might want to ask GW a general "WTF?" about that statline, though.


Right....so the fact that GW is covertly rewarding people won't influence future behaviour of consumers
Interesting theory.

If you're upset when someone holds you to your own self stated standards it might just be that they are indeed selective double standards. 
   
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Covertly rewarding people? Let's not be quite so melodramatic.



For anyone who has Castus already, can the two grasping Necrons be left off the base and put onto their own bases without messing up Castus' base too much?

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Just want to point out that people are selling Castus for the relatively "low" scalper price of $65 on ebay.

I mean, a little less than double what the model is probably worth, but still not terrible, for this hobby and for what exclusive models tend to fetch on ebay. I've yet to pull trig, but at least there are ways to get him without having to spend exuberant amounts of money (though in that case, you do get him free...)
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Covertly rewarding people? Let's not be quite so melodramatic.


Just trying to match the melodramatic DLCesque statline


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That feeling when you got more wounds than a lieutenant but they're keeping you down as an NCO...

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:

For anyone who has Castus already, can the two grasping Necrons be left off the base and put onto their own bases without messing up Castus' base too much?

Spoiler:

You could do without the necrons fine, but there's some necron bits moulded on the base still.
The good news is that he had both his feet flat on the ground at the same level, which mean he should fit perfectly fine on a standard base without his massive ruble pile.
Edit: btw just noticed that 2020 mark on the sprue. This thing was 100% designed at the same time than Indomitus.

 Dysartes wrote:
*cough*
Someone might want to ask GW a general "WTF?" about that statline, though.

Agree, it's just... weird.

 Irbis wrote:

Isn't 2+ save just a standard artificer armour, something that was once available to all sergeants?

The thing is, he really doesn't have a special armor at all, quite the opposite actually since he is just in a standard, damaged, intercessor armour.


Btw, still looking for an answer about that datasheet.
Do you think it's going to be match play (and tourny) legal? Has GW done special wonkey statlines for comemorative minies like that before?

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Captain Centos had rules, so there's precedent. Though, I imagine it's usually just for friendly games, and not intended for tournament play. Though it's still a legit GW model, so maybe you can field it
   
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The thing is, as long as we dont have the points, keywords or frankly anything outside of the stats it's barely usable...
They could release thos via WD or the community site.... but that's going to be a hela uncomfortable blog to write.
"Here's the rules for that mini you can't have anymore, that was paywalled behind a ridiculous amount, looks like yet another standard primaris, comes with a highly unusual base size that clearly push him in the "display" category rather than something meant to be played with and have a statline that could be resumed as "lul random"."
   
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(HN) wrote:
The thing is, as long as we dont have the points, keywords or frankly anything outside of the stats it's barely usable...
Yeah you're right. I mean, the 'get you by' rules in the assembly instructions are hardly even that, given that they just give a statline and weapons, but they always exist in tandem with an actual data sheet for the unit itself.

This guy doesn't have one though - as far as we know - so... what's going on here?

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 GoldenHorde wrote:
 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

Spoiler:


Compare all that choice to this dumb sppeeeez mahreen

You have the first half of the second showing
Skullz early 1
Spoiler:

Skullz early 2
Spoiler:

Skullz late 2
Spoiler:
   
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Aww... I want that scenery pack.

I do have those Tech-Priests though. And that Marine Ancient.

It's missing the 5 cost ones, which included the RT-era Assassin mini.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Aww... I want that scenery pack.

I do have those Tech-Priests though. And that Marine Ancient.

It's missing the 5 cost ones, which included the RT-era Assassin mini.



What possible use could you have for that scenery pack?



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alphaecho wrote:
What possible use could you have for that scenery pack?
You know who you're talking to, right?

But seriously, most of my trees are that type of trees. I have a stack of those ruins. The obstacles are always useful, and the "battlefield accessory kit" is just fantastic. Hell, two weekends ago I used most of the last one I still had on the sprue in a big building I'm making.

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I never understood why the two building corners didn't match but yeah that old scenery pack was solid.


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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
What possible use could you have for that scenery pack?
You know who you're talking to, right?

But seriously, most of my trees are that type of trees. I have a stack of those ruins. The obstacles are always useful, and the "battlefield accessory kit" is just fantastic. Hell, two weekends ago I used most of the last one I still had on the sprue in a big building I'm making.



It was either that or "I never knew you had a set of Skullz Tech-Priests".

The lack of space led to me moving them on but the accessory sprue turning up in a copy of Warhammer Conquest was a blast from the past. It must be one of the oldest plastic sets still on the go.

   
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Oh man - those Skull Promos were brilliant. I got the bolter key ring, the Marine Standard Bearer and a paint set. They have never topped that - they really should bring it back.

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


Will the "It's not FOMO" crowd like some closing remarks?


Well howabout FOMO not being applicable because you literally cannot miss out if you want it?

People are stupidly blaming FOMO on everything even when FOMO doesn't apply

What I find is funny how people can get offended about free model. Lol. This can be literally free without losing any money compared to alternative if you so choose. And yet people just have to invent reasons to get angry


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 NAVARRO wrote:
I dont have a problem of them doing this limited time promo fig you you spend X amount as a loyalty gift for those who choose to use GW Online store... But during that dropping the ball and saying sorry we cannot honour that since its sold out is not cool in my books.


Uuuhh...how are they not honouring it if you get it?

You expect them to overproduce way more than they need just to ensure they don't run out and have to make more?

That's...not reasonable.

Shock horror they don't have infinite supply and don't make more by snapping finger. You DO know right that models aren't made by snapping finger and get 10000 more don't you?

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