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Very true!

The exclusives are undeniably Marine heavy, but to claim they’re the totality is demonstrably false.

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ccs wrote:
I'm just surprised that this is to celebrate hitting 1 million on-line customers.
GWs been selling on-line for decades - I'd have thought they'd have hit that # many years ago.


Well, you see, when the wife of the CEO wipes the entire customer database for the website revamp...



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Spectral Ceramite wrote:
I think they are 'pulling the piss' (slang for: it means they are joking...)

There is no way that you have to spend $420 AU to get this model, which you could kit bash better from kits available (or even do the exact model...) (it says spend 150 pounds and in AUD is $285, but the website says spend $420...either way, I hate primaris anyway so no incentive for me (prefer first born especially with Deathwatch, are way better))


Well. Care to show your kitbashed version that is same looking?

Hopefully you aren"t claiming you can kitbash without being able to do so when put to prove your claim

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The only thing this model seems to have going for it is battle damage and a scenic base. No special gear, nothing out of the ordinary for an Intercessor Seregeant. £100 for a chance to win a Warlord is worth it. £150 for this? Nah.
   
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 Gert wrote:
The only thing this model seems to have going for it is battle damage and a scenic base. No special gear, nothing out of the ordinary for an Intercessor Seregeant. £100 for a chance to win a Warlord is worth it. £150 for this? Nah.


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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Very true!

The exclusives are undeniably Marine heavy, but to claim they’re the totality is demonstrably false.


Besides if you where making free bonus Mini's wouldn't you want to ensure it was something as many people as possiable might want? that would explain things being weighted towards Marines.

as for me I'm gonna be placing a fair sized issue for some of those SCE dragons so I'll proably get one of these guys as a result.

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 Gert wrote:
The only thing this model seems to have going for it is battle damage and a scenic base. No special gear, nothing out of the ordinary for an Intercessor Seregeant.
*shrugs* I dunno. I think it's a nice sculpt. I even like the unhelmeted version.

 Gert wrote:
£100 for a chance to win a Warlord is worth it. £150 for this?
AUD$420 is not worth it either. Doesn't mean it isn't a nice mini.

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Neat. The base looks really thematic. I love the look of the necrons crawling up. I'd even take the marine off of that base and put literally anything else on there for a cooler scene.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Gert wrote:
The only thing this model seems to have going for it is battle damage and a scenic base. No special gear, nothing out of the ordinary for an Intercessor Seregeant.
*shrugs* I dunno. I think it's a nice sculpt. I even like the unhelmeted version.

 Gert wrote:
£100 for a chance to win a Warlord is worth it. £150 for this?
AUD$420 is not worth it either. Doesn't mean it isn't a nice mini.


I would not go out and order 150 pounds worth of goods just for the mini and I would question the sanity of anyone who does (seriously if anyone is willing to buy a buncha stuff JUST for the mini, you're fething nuts) but if you where already inclined to make a big order anyway, it's a nice little bonus,

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Yeah. It's not something you pay that 150 pounds(hint. You get your order as well as the mini. You don't order 150 pounds of stuff and only get this sergeant like few seem to think).

It's not best of deals but when done right basically it costs you maybe grouping couple orders you were planning anyway to 1 order. Not end of the world.

Only issue is for those who can't later help but order more despite ordering already that planned more. But those order stuff anyway.

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tneva82 wrote:
Yeah. It's not something you pay that 150 pounds(hint. You get your order as well as the mini. You don't order 150 pounds of stuff and only get this sergeant like few seem to think).

It's not best of deals but when done right basically it costs you maybe grouping couple orders you were planning anyway to 1 order. Not end of the world.


I think a lot of people would avoid buying from GW directly unless they really have to, for such people it costs what the discount would be at your regular 3rd party retailer.
   
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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
tneva82 wrote:
Yeah. It's not something you pay that 150 pounds(hint. You get your order as well as the mini. You don't order 150 pounds of stuff and only get this sergeant like few seem to think).

It's not best of deals but when done right basically it costs you maybe grouping couple orders you were planning anyway to 1 order. Not end of the world.


I think a lot of people would avoid buying from GW directly unless they really have to, for such people it costs what the discount would be at your regular 3rd party retailer.


Maybe but not everyone, I tend to work with GW for pre-orders as I feel there's a liiitle more certianty to it.

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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
tneva82 wrote:
Yeah. It's not something you pay that 150 pounds(hint. You get your order as well as the mini. You don't order 150 pounds of stuff and only get this sergeant like few seem to think).

It's not best of deals but when done right basically it costs you maybe grouping couple orders you were planning anyway to 1 order. Not end of the world.


I think a lot of people would avoid buying from GW directly unless they really have to, for such people it costs what the discount would be at your regular 3rd party retailer.


That's why i said done right. Aka get items you don't get discount anyway. Gw doesn't give everything to flgs(limited edition stuff for example) or give the same discount for flgs for everything and thus while flgs can get them(slowly) no discount there.

So you pay then the discount of 0% not much of price.

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
I have a theory that all limited models are Marines because they're so blatantly easy to make, just get the same CAD file as 90% Marines, give them a premade Bolter or a premade Chainsword or whatever, then you just pose them and voila!


I think they've been trying to push marines as the "mascots" of 40K. We had a customer in my local store the other day who legitimately didn't know any other factions for 40K even existed. He thought it was just marines vs. marines and was genuinely shocked when he came in for the first time and was met with walls full of other factions. I think the best part though was that he came in looking to get into 40K and left instead with around 400$ in Skaven. Said Fantasy was more his thing.
   
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I think that this only flags that the prices of GW products are so expensive now that the £150 is not that difficult to reach. I mean some kits are £100 and dex/btomes at 30... cards 20, dices 20 and so on.

If you get just the bare minimum Ork, Orruk & stromcast rules update your down to 90 already.

   
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Not going to lie, I have been debating what big purchases I could do to get that fething model.

I've got to buy my brother something for his birthday in October, so that's at least $100-140 (if I get a combat patrol for him.)

The thing is, I really don't want to spend more than the minimum. So I could get blackstone fortress, and him something for 100. But I'd rather spend more on him.

Plus, part of me doesn't want to justify GW and validate them by getting the model. Choices, choices.
   
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 GaroRobe wrote:
Not going to lie, I have been debating what big purchases I could do to get that fething model.

I've got to buy my brother something for his birthday in October, so that's at least $100-140 (if I get a combat patrol for him.)

The thing is, I really don't want to spend more than the minimum. So I could get blackstone fortress, and him something for 100. But I'd rather spend more on him.

Plus, part of me doesn't want to justify GW and validate them by getting the model. Choices, choices.



More power to you if you manage to snag this nice mini for your collection. I dont think you should worry about validating GW because for all effects its a freebie they added in to celebrate an event.

Get it if you like it is all I say.

For me if I was still into rules and games it would be very very easy to spend that money just on rules, cards and dices. Add a kit or two and its done

   
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 Grimtuff wrote:
ccs wrote:
I'm just surprised that this is to celebrate hitting 1 million on-line customers.
GWs been selling on-line for decades - I'd have thought they'd have hit that # many years ago.


Well, you see, when the wife of the CEO wipes the entire customer database for the website revamp...


Another thought is that its not just 1million customers, but 1million who actually bought something or spent over a certain threshold. Not just dozens of people who signed up for an account and never used it .

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I'd have thought it's 1 million on the "new webstore", they made a fairly significant song and dance about launching it and it wasn't that long ago.

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It's getting to be a while ago now - after all, it was pre-Rountree, so we're talking at least 4 years.

That's still an impressive number of customers for a nice market, though.

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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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 Dysartes wrote:
It's getting to be a while ago now - after all, it was pre-Rountree, so we're talking at least 4 years.

That's still an impressive number of customers for a nice market, though.


Wasnt the 2 web exclusive Space Marine Captains part of the launch offer for the new website?

If so, i just checked my past orders and that was @31/05/2014!
   
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 Original Timmy wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
It's getting to be a while ago now - after all, it was pre-Rountree, so we're talking at least 4 years.

That's still an impressive number of customers for a nice market, though.


Wasnt the 2 web exclusive Space Marine Captains part of the launch offer for the new website?

If so, i just checked my past orders and that was @31/05/2014!


No idea, but the new webstore replaced the old GW website that had gaming resources for 5th ed 40k, which ended in 2012, that may have carried over into 6th ed 40k, which ended in 2014. The replacement would have happened around that time.

Not to forget that GW consolidated user accounts into the MyWarhammer account not too long ago. My guess is that the millionth customer served specifically refers to these accounts counting only those with at least one purchase from the webstore. The other option I see is that those numbers possibly include the old accounts from the current webstore which were not transferred to MyWarhammer. Which means that million customers is the sum of active customers from the last eight or so years, or just the last... two? Three?

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They’ve not actually said when they hit 1,000,000 customers

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
They’ve not actually said when they hit 1,000,000 customers


"We actually served our millionth customer in 1997 but technology at the time was not advanced enough to create a commemorative model worthy of the occasion. Now in 2021 we are finally there and you get to share in the experience. Welcome to the wonderful world of tomorrow, today!"

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 Geifer wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
They’ve not actually said when they hit 1,000,000 customers


"We actually served our millionth customer in 1997 but technology at the time was not advanced enough to create a commemorative model worthy of the occasion. Now in 2021 we are finally there and you get to share in the experience. Welcome to the wonderful world of tomorrow, today!"




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I can't stand marketing based on manufactured scarcity, but I recognize that a lot of people eat it up. It obviously works, or they wouldn't do it.

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