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Alright, fair enough. If they lose nothing but have everything to gain, then I can see the validity of it.

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 Ghaz wrote:
It's no surprise that the first ones would be Space Marines the most iconic figures of 40K. If they sell well other non-marine figures are sure to follow.
Its that they are all space marines. It doesn't really matter how different they, the fact they are all space marines guarantee that if I buy one that's all I'm buying.

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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Alright, fair enough. If they lose nothing but have everything to gain, then I can see the validity of it.

Yes, that's why there's a large variety of licensed product using the Warhammer 40K / Age of Sigmar IPs. It's as close to 'free money' as a company can get.

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Yeah... GW doesn't invest anything in this. This is licensing. Funko pays them.

 Yodhrin wrote:
I think many of us just can't fathom why anyone would buy them.
Why buy anything?

Some people like the style of Pops, some people don't. I avoided buying them because they never made anything that appealed to me until they this guy and this guy.

Who is anyone to say that they shouldn't get them or that getting one is mad/crazy/stupid?

   
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These are great for when your new girlfriend isn't disappointed enough by your real 40k miniatures, show her these as well!

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Two important questions.

1. Will they be doing Abaddon?

2. And if so, will the arms be detachable?
   
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 aka_mythos wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
It's no surprise that the first ones would be Space Marines the most iconic figures of 40K. If they sell well other non-marine figures are sure to follow.
Its that they are all space marines. It doesn't really matter how different they, the fact they are all space marines guarantee that if I buy one that's all I'm buying.


Equally, if it’s one sculpt but a repaint only, Funko get to appeal to more than the fans of one Chapter, guaranteeing more “just buying one” sales, and they appeal to collectors wanting the set!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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 Ghaz wrote:
 oni wrote:
OMG... Am I the only one who thinks that this is pathetic? Pops! are the Beanie Babies of generation Z. GW missed the boat on this fad.

But did Games Workshop approach Funko or did they approach Games Workshop?


Does it matter?
   
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Given the nature of the hobby, it would be interesting if they did a blank one you were intended to paint yourself.

 
   
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 oni wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 oni wrote:
OMG... Am I the only one who thinks that this is pathetic? Pops! are the Beanie Babies of generation Z. GW missed the boat on this fad.

But did Games Workshop approach Funko or did they approach Games Workshop?


Does it matter?

Yes, because if Funko approached GW then your complaint has no merit.

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'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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 AduroT wrote:
Given the nature of the hobby, it would be interesting if they did a blank one you were intended to paint yourself.


Blank or not I may pick one up for exactly this. A Sons of Malice bobble head seems hilarious to me.
   
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So to confirm, it looks like 4 Space Marine Funkos:
-DA vet
-SW blood claw
-Primaris (likely UM)
-Assault Marine (likely BA)

Too bad Funkos are HIDEOUS, or I'd get them all.
But anything that puts 40k into the "mainstream" is good by me.

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Since I also do not like Chibies, Not my thing…

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 Yodhrin wrote:
 aka_mythos wrote:
So these aren't for everyone... I think its funny that people have such strong reactions over this. Me, I'm just disappointed that they're all just space marines... no chaos. I was hoping for the hilarity if Abaddon got a Funko release before GW ever updated him.


It's mostly disbelief tbh. It's not like these are "proper" collectibles, they're not some holiday souvenir tied to a precious memory, they're just mass-produced shelf-tat - I think many of us just can't fathom why anyone would buy them.


Mass produced shelf tat you say? The missus would label my lovingly arranged 1/35 scale model collection and Warhammer armies in the same bracket, careful now!
   
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 Yodhrin wrote:
 aka_mythos wrote:
So these aren't for everyone... I think its funny that people have such strong reactions over this. Me, I'm just disappointed that they're all just space marines... no chaos. I was hoping for the hilarity if Abaddon got a Funko release before GW ever updated him.


It's mostly disbelief tbh. It's not like these are "proper" collectibles, they're not some holiday souvenir tied to a precious memory, they're just mass-produced shelf-tat - I think many of us just can't fathom why anyone would buy them.




There are plenty of people that cannot fathom why we pay so much for plastic men, its all subjective, who are you to say whether its a proper collectable or not ?



I am not really a fan at all but i fail to see any problem, its not like them selling a few figures is going to have any effect on anything GW or FW does, apart from maybe sell a few marines.


   
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I want to see the Funkodex to know how playable they are before sinking any money into them. On the upside, it will be great to have an option for a pre-painted army!

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Rayvon wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
 aka_mythos wrote:
So these aren't for everyone... I think its funny that people have such strong reactions over this. Me, I'm just disappointed that they're all just space marines... no chaos. I was hoping for the hilarity if Abaddon got a Funko release before GW ever updated him.


It's mostly disbelief tbh. It's not like these are "proper" collectibles, they're not some holiday souvenir tied to a precious memory, they're just mass-produced shelf-tat - I think many of us just can't fathom why anyone would buy them.




There are plenty of people that cannot fathom why we pay so much for plastic men, its all subjective, who are you to say whether its a proper collectable or not ?



I am not really a fan at all but i fail to see any problem, its not like them selling a few figures is going to have any effect on anything GW or FW does, apart from maybe sell a few marines.




I'm not attacking anyone, and it's not a problem.

As for "proper collectible", what I mean is it has no scarcity. You're not buying something that has a high chance of holding or significantly improving its value, or trying to complete some defined "set", it's just a bit of plastic that sits on a shelf, like the bajillion other exact copies. And there's nothing wrong with being happy with a bit of plastic that just sits on a shelf...I just don't get it.

That's also how it differs from models, incidentally - they have a purpose beyond the simple owning of them. The reason some people struggle to grasp why we pay so much for them is that they don't grasp that, they can't see that we're not paying for "plastic men", but for the experience of assembling them, painting them, playing games with them. In short, they see them as being just like Funko Pops, but the issue there is their misperception.

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 Ghaz wrote:
 oni wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 oni wrote:
OMG... Am I the only one who thinks that this is pathetic? Pops! are the Beanie Babies of generation Z. GW missed the boat on this fad.

But did Games Workshop approach Funko or did they approach Games Workshop?


Does it matter?

Yes, because if Funko approached GW then your complaint has no merit.


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 Yodhrin wrote:
 Rayvon wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
 aka_mythos wrote:
So these aren't for everyone... I think its funny that people have such strong reactions over this. Me, I'm just disappointed that they're all just space marines... no chaos. I was hoping for the hilarity if Abaddon got a Funko release before GW ever updated him.


It's mostly disbelief tbh. It's not like these are "proper" collectibles, they're not some holiday souvenir tied to a precious memory, they're just mass-produced shelf-tat - I think many of us just can't fathom why anyone would buy them.




There are plenty of people that cannot fathom why we pay so much for plastic men, its all subjective, who are you to say whether its a proper collectable or not ?



I am not really a fan at all but i fail to see any problem, its not like them selling a few figures is going to have any effect on anything GW or FW does, apart from maybe sell a few marines.




I'm not attacking anyone, and it's not a problem.

As for "proper collectible", what I mean is it has no scarcity. You're not buying something that has a high chance of holding or significantly improving its value, or trying to complete some defined "set", it's just a bit of plastic that sits on a shelf, like the bajillion other exact copies. And there's nothing wrong with being happy with a bit of plastic that just sits on a shelf...I just don't get it.

That's also how it differs from models, incidentally - they have a purpose beyond the simple owning of them. The reason some people struggle to grasp why we pay so much for them is that they don't grasp that, they can't see that we're not paying for "plastic men", but for the experience of assembling them, painting them, playing games with them. In short, they see them as being just like Funko Pops, but the issue there is their misperception.


Not a "proper collectable?" Go ahead and look for a Stan Lee POP! Or a Conan. Or any GenCon or Comic Con exclusive. Or the alternate colors. Or any limted release.

Its a company that does exactly "proper collectables."

These releases will not be, but the line as a whole definittley fits the mold.
   
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Not understanding why people buys this figures to put them on the shelf is like not understanding why people put paintings on the walls...
Because they like how it looks, is aesthetically pleasing and the fact and feeling you own it is something you value?

 Crimson Devil wrote:

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.

ERJAK wrote:
Forcing a 40k player to keep playing 7th is basically a hate crime.

 
   
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I guess Lego 40K will be a thing next?

It never ends well 
   
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 Stormonu wrote:
I guess Lego 40K will be a thing next?


Lego, for when you want to make your 40k buying look reasonably priced
   
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 Nevelon wrote:
I’ve got an Alien xenomorph Pop! on my desk at work. Helps show the flag to fellow geeks. If the price is reasonable and they don’t look like crap, I’ll grab one of these guys.

This. My work desk is in need of a bit of flair.
   
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 privateer4hire wrote:
 Stormonu wrote:
I guess Lego 40K will be a thing next?


Lego, for when you want to make your 40k buying look reasonably priced

Or worse. Depending your point of view.

Also everyone knows Mega Bloks will get the IP rights first because they're smart enough to hop on those things. Lego doesn't do anything overtly "violent" to an extent, which is why you'll never get close to realistic guns anymore.

They could've changed that stance since I was a teenager but that's basically what they operated as for me growing up.

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BTW, I can't wait to run Double-D-thirsters! Man, just thinking about it gets me Khorney.

 vipoid wrote:
Indeed - what sort of bastard would want to use their codex?

 MarsNZ wrote:
ITT: SoB players upset that they're receiving the same condescending treatment that they've doled out in every CSM thread ever.
 
   
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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
A lot of characters are still in finecast and need plastic versions. They are investing money in funko.


Ah yes Funko paying GW for right to use means GW has less money to spend on plastic models yeah right.

Do you really think Funko would pay for GW to make plastic models? What's the cut for Funko for that? You think GW is then going to give money to Funko? Lol. That would be reverse style of business.

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Not interested in the Space Marines listed but if they make a cute little Ork or a Squig I'll probably buy one, lol.

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 Gareth40K wrote:
Not interested in the Space Marines listed but if they make a cute little Ork or a Squig I'll probably buy one, lol.


I'm currently throwing money at the screen at the squig idea.
   
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I find the whole thing utterly distasteful and cringey, but if it means you all throw money at GW related products you would not normally have done, then maybe it'll be a successful licensing, and in turn GW will make some money off it, and in turn I'll get a better game.40

I really would rather you brought a pretty 40k Model to clutter up your desk/shelves. Would you really have one of these things than a beautifully painted Primarch?

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I don't think I'm wrong if I say your average person can paint primarch well...While these comes ready without painting. Doubtful market is those who want 28mm scaled beautifully painted miniatures to buy.

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https://middleagedstrategybattlegamers.home.blog/2019/10/20/tneva82-tournament-report/ <- lotr painting blog

12 factions for Lord of The Rings
11772 pts(along with lots of unpainted unsorted stuff)
5265 pts
5150 pts
~3200 pts Knights

 
   
 
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