What’s going on with the pricing for the new plastic Character model kits that Games Workshop has been re-releasing since Kharn the Betrayer?
This fall GW made all our dreams come true with new sculpts for two old pewter Characters that were nearly 20 years old. I think we can all agree that the new Kharn and Ahriman both are fantastic models that hold true to their first versions all those years ago:
Checkout these sketches by Jes Goodwin enclosed in the new Index Chaotica:
And Kharn himself:
But is there a price for this kind of progress? Checkout how the retail for these new mini has been steadily escalating witch each successive release:
Kharn 2016 (Single Mini) MSRP: $35
Ahriman 2016 (Single Mini with Disc Option) MSRP: $40
And now were hearing rumors that the new Celestine may be a whopping $60
Saint Celestine and the Geminae Superia (Three model kit) $60?
Does a price a $60 make sense? In theory it may make perfect sense, at least to GW. Checkout the pricing on these kits that are similar in nature:
Exalted Sorcerers $60
Tyranid Broodcoven $60
With the ladder featuring one “oversized” miniature flanked by two smaller ones.
So what do you think about the pricing of the new Character re-makes now? Is the price creeping ever so upwards worth it? Are we getting our money’s worth on these minis?
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