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One of my m8s is at a manager at a local GW store and we were celebrating our recent finishing of exams for the year, when he perhaps had a few too many jagermeisters and let slip something very interesting.
He didn't actually say that an ork stompa and a valkyrie kit were being made in plastic, but there were very strong hints...
He said this:
"Make sure you stay with your orks till january next year..."
"I love orks, course I will, why?" I said
"something big bad and stompy" he said
"What stompas? Forgeworld is finally getting the idea that ork players want stompas?" I asked
"Nope..." he said with a big cheesy smug grin on his face.
he continued... "I like big plastic kits as big as a baneblades filled with orky stompy goodness." He said, whilst stomping the ground
"So they're making plastic stompa kits???" I aksed, excited
"I didn't say that... I said I like big stompy orky kits filled with big orky stompy thingys which I didn't say would be being released next january as well as a plastic valkyrie kit which I also didn't say would be released at the same time" he said.
"OMFG are you serious? A plastic stompa kit and a plastic valkyrie kit?" I asked.
"I didn't say that" he said
then I asked "are you just messing with me?"
He said "No im not... look, I neither confirm nor deny the release of two very cool kits which I may or may not have seen up close. All I can say is that it is going to be a very good time to be an ork or guard player this january... I can also say that I am saving up for certain releases in january."
"So they are coming out? Common tell me man, are they coming out or not?"
"Keeping my job requires that I do not answer that question... Is that not in itself an answer to your question?"
"Okay cool, man thats so awesome..."
as you can see, he pretty much confirmed it for me, without actually confirming it...
needless to say, I too will be saving up for january
Last edited by Smurphy; December 2nd, 2008 at 17:26.
Orks: W7/D2/L3, Necrons: 6/0/1, Eldar: 4/1/2, Marines: 0/0/0
Ogres: 1/0/1, Bretonnians 0/0/0
Nice, but hopefully they don't know who you are and his job isn't threatened as a result of this message :-\. Look forward to it though, should be fun
It is pretty much common knowledge about plastic Valkyries for guard, and has done the rounds for ages. Plastic Stompas? meh, probably, but they wouldn't be as useful as the lovely new Battle Wagons...and teh new plastic Stormboyz and Nobs and other "kool stuff"!
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I have heard it from staff at 2 stores about stompas. There were no hints or "don't quote me on this but...". They just matter of factly talked about the new stompa kits.
Ive had it all but officially confirmed from several staff members that theres a plastic stompa on the way.
But they are good friends of mine, and i shall say no more.
edit: I doubt it will be out in january though, we, the joe public, would have seen something.
By the sounds of things (i.e. rumour on Warseer and the like, plus word with staffers at WHW/HW Nottingham) the rumoured release of the Valkyrie and the ork Stompa will be around March, after the Lizardmen release for Fantasy but before the War of the Ring expansion for LotR. The release schedule up to the end of Febuary popped up recently, so if these rumours are true then we could see a release schedule for them within the next month.
Sounds like loads of big, nasty, killy stuff on the horizon... Sweet!
What I love most are the sheer number of rumours that all begin "well I have a mate in GW/I know a manager". Judging from this I can deduce
a) everyone in the world knows a GW manager
b) GW need to realise their staff cannot keep secrets
(and I know I am guilty of this too but I used to flat share with one so hav e agood explanation )
c) Everyone needs to know GW staff = liars... they only want your money.
Plastic stompa is true according to multiple sites. And Valkyrie is in new IG codex. The internet is more reliable than GW staff.
IG is in March, so Stompa will be later on in a wave for Apoc I guess.