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I noticed this a long time ago and I just want to know why dose games workshop sell Chaos Space Marine guys in diffrent numbers for diffrent costs?
(in canadian money)
7 Nurgle Space Marines cost 45dollers
8 Normal Chaos Space Marines 35dollers
12 Khorne Space Marines 40dollers
Is it like that in other countrys or am I just lucky I play Khorne?
In my GW I asked about the pricing and they said it mirrors the model's or unit's effectivness on the battlefield. Now I know just barely more than nothing about Chaos so I don't know about the units you mentioned but it is more than likely that that is what it is for them too. Today I just bought a GKT w/psycannon and a normal one they were $4.00 CAD difference.
the reason why they are sold in this way is because they are favoured
Slaanesh = 6
Nurgle = 7
Khorne = 8
Tzeentch = 9
with the exceptance of slaanesh en khorne the boxes are made so that you have the right numbers for a favoured unit.
for slaanesh it is understandable that they won't give you just 6 guys and as for khorne getting 12 is because they are plastic, don't aks me why
Also remember the nurgle marines are all metal.
So high costs.
It also probabally has something to do with how they pack the guys onto the sprues. Probabally but not necessarilly. You know GW.
I Doubt very much that units cost more on the price, as a DE player, it costs me 7 quid for 2 warriors with darklances, 15 for a raider and 18 for a ravager. this 3 quid differnce is no way in any relation to their effectiveness on the battlefield
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The cost in $ is usually from metal parts.
The material cost between metal and plastic is negligible. In reality it is cheaper to produce metal miniatures than plastic ones for the first few thousands or so. The price difference is also not because of the unit's effectiveness, but is sort of related to how the unit is used on the battlefield.
Fist a quick background, without the fine technical details, for those that don't know. Metal minis are cast in rubber molds. The molds are cheap to produce, but wear out quickly. Very good for limited runs using a casting material that pours easily. Plastic minis are made in metal molds. Very expensive to produce but they last for a very long time. Good for minis that are cast in large numbers.
So why the price difference if the casting materials are about the same cost? GW has to recoup the cost of tooling up to make the miniatures. They use a formula that says how long they have to recoup the cost, and of course make a profit. The tooling up cost is divided over the number of minis expected to be produced during that time. The metal molds (plastic minis) are very expensive, but they make many times more minis with them. Most of your rank and file troops are made in them. Since the cost is spread out more, and they have more units on which to make a small profit turn into a big one, plastic minis are often cheaper than metal.
Metal minis are cast in much smaller runs. They are usually the heroes, etc, since people only field one or two of them. The tooling up cost is much lower than plastics, but it is also spread over a much smaller number of minis. That's why metal minis are more expensive.
That's why the elite, high power minis seem more expensive. It often works out as higher cost for more effective units, but it's just a coincidence. The most effective minis are also usually the fewest in number in any given army.
I expect to see more plastics as GW's technology gets better and easier. Notice how much better the plastic casts are today than the earliest plastics? And as the game gains popularity it also increased the distribution numbers, so plastic becomes economical.
Why do the prices never go down after the tooling up cost are repaid? Its sort of like a toll bridge or road. Even though the construction is paid off, the owners know the people are used to paying the price and don't want to give up the profit. It also supplies cash to fund future development and expansion. They also don't have to dip into the red or take out a loan (as much) to fund new products, both of which put a company at risk. The money also funds other project, such as tournaments, trophies, advertisement, etc.
[suckup] Ok it makes sence and ya know Wolf this is just me but you can just give a short awnser once in while, I already know how smart ya are. [/suckup]
for the 12 berserkers it has to do with them being made quite along time ago and i think the entire GW staff were high on crack at the time, and also because of the way they put everything on the sprues.
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Very good reply Wolfie...
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