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Void Shield Generator Sold Out


That was fast. If you were not on it this afternoon, you like many others have missed this model. The Void Shield Generator model is officially already sold out and gone.




via Games Workshop
Void Shield Generator
Own a terrain piece that is truly one of a kind. The Void Shield Generator is limited to just 1000 boxes worldwide! It is the perfect addition to any gaming board so don’t miss this exciting opportunity, order yours today!

The Void Shield Generator can project an invisible bubble of power across a large area of the battlefield. They can shelter troops and strategically vital locations by absorbing or deflecting the energy of incoming munitions.

This 10 piece kit includes: 1 base section, 4 cogs, 4 towers and 1 core piece.

Made from polystone this kit requires assembly and makes a single terrain piece. The special rules for the Void Shield Generator are found in the book Warhammer 40,000: Stronghold Assault.

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  1. Greatest fuck up ever.. limited codex won't sell because there over priced.
    They finally bring something cool out and they make it limited...

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    1. something great ? It's ugly as hell as hell, and looks worse than some selfmade generators I've seen.

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    2. I agree, it's ugly as sin. Wouldn't want one in my collection; I'll scratch build them if I ever need to, and get around to it...

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    3. It's pure, old school John Blanche/Ian Miller style sexiness.

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    5. £65000 in a few minutes genius with the upcoming end of financial year frankly,fair play to them.

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    6. Its ugly as sin thats for sure, but its frakking awesome because of it, very blanche

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    7. oh, and no, they didnt just add 65000 pounds to their bottom line, the production costs for this thing (design, mold, materials, distribution) probably cute into that heavily for such a limited production run

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    8. But it's resin, so the mold probably didn't cost as much as a plastic mold would, it looks like it was a "labor of love" of one of their scenery guys (who I think are geniuses, but then if I had access to all the different scenery and terrain sets they have, without budget constraints, I could go nuts, too) so it probably didn't cost very much to develop, so they probably made more on it per-unit than they do on their regular plastic kits, or close to it. In any event, it was a successful experiment; now they know that it would sell if there were more of them available...

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    9. What if it wasn't about inflating their bottom line at the end of the financial year but capping it?
      I'm no financial expert but somewhere I've been lead to believe that a sudden bulge of profit at the wrong time (like end of the year) is a bad thing in business.
      Following that logic, could this have been a master plan to cap it now so they can continue production at a more favourable time?

      Only other explanation I can think of for the limit is these are actually forgeworld produced and they can only make so many so fast so they've built a first stockpile of 1000 and started selling. Once they've stockpiled another 1000, they'll have another run maybe?

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    10. Something like that, is my guess... I think we can expect to see more of this kind of "testing the waters" with limited run resin models for specific things like structures, buildings, etc, to see if there's demand for them in the market in the future...

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    11. I'm just flabbergasted they're resin!

      Try storing them in a box with your other plastic scenery...

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    12. They aren't resin, their polystone, even heavier lol.

      (Polystone is basically plaster but instead of adding water to catalyze it you add a liquid plastic and a catalyst for that plastic, usually polyurethane)

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  2. Wait, already! Damn is still early!

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  3. Now, to be fair: this piece of terrain is also overpriced, though it does look pretty nice. And it would've worked great as a center for my Ordo Chronos force I'm working on...

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  4. I'm very surprised about this. But in good news, the Helbrute dataslate is awesome. Weird typos in it but $5 well spent.

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    1. What's in the Helbrute dataslate? I'm actually more concerned about that then I am about the void shield.

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    2. Theres they Mayhempack whcih is 3 brutes, they all have to deepstrike and get IWND. One roll of all three. They also rolled for crazed every movement.

      THe Helcult which is one brute and two cultist mobs. Cultists are fearless and get zealot if the brute dies. Brute gets rage and a kharn like rule when he rolls a 1. Brute also gets a 3+ cover that kills a cultist ha.

      Murder pack is 5 brutes and one alpha with a 5++(probably), interestingly enough he has the "Aura of Dark Majesty" rule and it says to refer to the glossary but it doesn't exist. Assuming it was supposed to be Aura of Dark Glory. So long as hes alive you get to choose crazed results. Its a vehicle squad and the alpha is a character. If alpha dies the rest get rage. Can also LoS for the alpha and hes a character. No champion of chaos though.

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    3. Wow, that's all pretty good! Can't wait to download the Dataslate (I'm at work, and not sure I can get on the "Guest" network....) But, yeah, sounds like $5 well spent... Now for the other money I'll need to spend to get enough Helbrutes that aren't the DV default loadout (and pose), that's another story (well played, GW; you made an otherwise pointless unit entry suddenly very desireable... That's a good use of a Dataslate, IMHO...) HA!

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    4. Yeah, i honestly think these dataslates are good opporchancities
      to make unfieldible/undesirable codex models work (for the consumer) and sell (for GW). Look at what the dataslates done for the Tyranids. Now maybe chaos players will have less to moan about.

      Makes it all the more a shame if TOs ban them (dataslates - not chaos players (",)).

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    5. Still leaves the question if you allow all dataslates.

      And then its no diffrence for balance. Only for every old or necleckted dexes.
      DA still no dataslate nore supplement!

      IMO this is all just stuff that is not in the dex. All it does is advocate lists units. And makes GW more greedy.

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    6. Well the helbrutes rules are quite nice and the model is also, but it wouldn't make sense in my thousand sons army...

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    7. And, like magic, the Helbrute becomes a Cool Thing to Have. It's almost like GW was having fun and knew what they were doing.

      Just like the Tyranids 'dex and all of its invasion supplements.

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    8. Well, what would you do if you had a model that was in your starter set, and you were coming out with a plastic multi-part kit for it ~with all the weapons options~ because that's what players have been whining for since the starter box came out,, but no one was using the model in-game because the rules were somewhat lackluster, despite only costing 100 base points?

      Right! Come up with a way for people to ~want~ to take all the models they've collected from the n number of DV starter sets, ~and~ want to buy one or more of the new kit, which is a little more expensive than its Loyalist counterpart $$$-wise, but has an awesome assortment of weapon options, and a much more detailed, intricate and (IMHO) interesting sculpt than a plain old Space Marine Dreadnought!

      Yeah, it was a smart move, and the Dataslate is only $4.99, so admit it... It was a smart move...

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    9. makes more sense if you buy one and convert a bunch of SM DEQ's...

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  5. so I guess scratch-built void generators need to follow that design? O.o I always thought those things were small.. it's like it's asking to be shot at :/

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    1. I'm with you on this one, it doesn't really make any sense. It is an impassible building with battlements. Not even a medium building, just an ordinary impassible one. Which the turrets are also.

      Yet the turrets can fit like 4 times in that one?

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    2. At the very least, there is now a size comparison for the piece which lets people build their own.

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    3. eh, get a bastion, remove the 2nd level with the firing ports/heavy bolters on top, and stick this on it and you're good to go. That's what I'm going to do.

      http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=52&products_id=479&zenid=7c3f87707b75c67f6129f4541e224036

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  6. My prediction is that a less-detailed plastic version will be appearing at some point in the relatively near future. This model may very well have been an experiment to determine demand.

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    1. That's what I'm expecting honestly

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    2. 1000 x 100,- = 100000,-$ experiment.

      What is the Experiment again?
      Test customers wallets?

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    3. Their hypothesis was:
      "Overpriced kits sells better when tagged as "available in limited quantities".

      Hypothesis has been proven to be true.

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    4. Their hypothesis:
      (In the cantina, with some beers): "hey guys, do you got the guts to place a 100$ Price in that kitbash shit I made yesterday???" "yeah sure we got!!... sure there are at least 1000 fanboys in the world that will pay that price if we say that it is "limited", hehehehe

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    5. @sturmer
      Maybe it would sell even better if it was plastic and available ???

      The limited knight dex proves limited doesnt always Work.

      IMO
      All they did was let a few idiots feel very Happy about themselves for 1 week, in return for 100,- $
      And on the other hand, piss off ALL other of youre 2 Mio. Players and lose out on selling maybe 4000 of these models.

      Do you think they will FAQ or include this model with decent rules in a few months or 2 years? I dont. Its a Bad move.
      This Hobby should not be about who Klicks 1st.

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  7. I was checking every half an hour today and one minute it wasn't available and the next minute it sold out. Maximum time it took to sell out is 29 minutes.

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  8. What, did they make 10 of them or something?

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    1. 1,000 of them. Very Limited Edition. Resin. As mentioned, I think it was a "trial run", and we might see something similar in plastic in the future, now that GW has tested the waters and knows that people want it. Apparently there's a problem with the scenery kits not moving very well, so I guess they decided to do a test run for this one to see if people were interested in it. Personally, I don't like the looks of it (very John Blanche, as someone above mentioned, and I'm not a big fan of most of John's work, but, Oh, well...), but it shows that GW is ~learning~ about where to put their manufacturing efforts, and how to test the marketplace to see if something is worth putting into full production...

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    2. +1

      Also, with the mixed [online] reception of Escalation/Stronghold they maybe don't want to commit to something they believe (if they listen to the vocal minority) won't sell well.

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    3. If its a Test Run its 2x fail.

      People that bought it will be pissed they didnt wait for the "better" Version.
      And people ddidnt are pissed becaus they didnt get this One.

      Selling 1000 is not testing if you can sell 10.000 in the slightest way. I think thats not the reason it was limited.

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    4. I don't play 40k much anymore, but if I did and wanted a void shield I'd probably make my own (as many have said). The GW one didn't look very good (to me anyway).

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    5. I wouldn't call a test run selling out in 8 minutes a 2x fail. I'd called it a #$#$x success.

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    6. jdwelch62: "I think it was a "trial run", and we might see something similar in plastic in the future, now that GW has tested the waters and knows that people want it"

      1000 fanboys wouldn't mean that "people" want it

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    7. Rickyard: "1000 fanboys wouldn't mean that "people" want it"

      What's wrong with 1000 fanboys? Aren't you reading a fan site? What does that make you, the Discerning Pre-Planning Grognard or something?

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  9. Like...wow.

    That escalated really fast.

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  10. I never bad mouth GW because I always think that at the end of the day, they give us joy in our hobby. But I got to say I'm really disappointed, it was less than 10 minutes on the french website that already it was sold out, I couldn't even get one kit....

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    1. I completely agree, absolutely retarded making a fortification limited edition and making so few of them as well! There were easily significantly more sales available to them for this item and they've gone a fucked it up. One can hope that they are not stupid enough to realise this and perhaps do another run or make the fucking thing not limited!!!

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    2. Explicatives aside, don't you see the genius of this? They've got the master sculpt, and they did a test run in resin to gauge whether there was a demand for it in the marketplace before they committed the resources, time and money into making a plastic mold, and now they know that it will sell reasonably well, so I expect we can expect to see a plastic version of it (possibly not as ornate) at some point in the future...

      GW is learning to read their customer base, rather than going all-in on something with a full production capability and ~hoping~ that it will sell well...

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    3. It was a PR stunt.

      Youre fellow hobbiests give you fun and joy in this Hobby. Or any wargame or Hobby. The the manufacturer.
      A lot of people can make their own models and its not that hard to cast. Scribor started out that way. You give GW to much credit. Most of their idea are just "how can we milk this thing more" nature. Not real fluff or crunch Natur. Look at centurios.

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    4. "It's so fucking retarded that they succeeded in what they want to accomplish!"

      Uncle Nurgle, you got the wrong faction name. You're another white noise machine.

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  11. Think about it. In citadel only tournaments it was the only official model. Without an accurate proxy I doubt others would be useable.

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    1. Who runs "Citadel Only" events any more? Maybe at Warhammer World, but it's not like I'm going to make it there anytime soon...

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    2. Its not really FAIR to use models that are out of production is it?

      I might as well use my metal Termis since 25mm bases are advantages vs blasts. Is that fair?
      At least those werent limited to the 1% of nobel customers. Lol!

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    3. I play in them, both at the local GW store, and in informal games where if it's not Citadel it's not 40k. I know, right? Shocking and stuff.

      There are other ways to play the game than all of this tournament bluster. Like in the spirit of the company who makes it.

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  12. So much for thinking about it lol. Can believe they just made 100$ each of those though. Good for the company we enjoy of much. I hope to at least see one on the table somewhere in the future.

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    1. Wow it was 120$ Canadian! That's bogus! I guess I wouldn't have gotten one anyways. I would rather a knight and I can't afford that either atm.. Oh well. Rage!!!! Friday!!!

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    2. There was no way you could have bought one in North America anyways.

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    3. Really? How is that even fair...what a joke.. It's so funny how it's advertised on the website today as if it was still available. Dan failed hard on his copy and paste WD blog. Could have at least edited that of you were in North America that it was sold out before people even knew it existed.
      Slap in the face if you ask me. Oh well saving me lots of money all this limited stuff.

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  13. How has it sold out?GW doesn't even put it out till tommorow does it?confused

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    1. They changed the release time a while back.

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  14. It looks horrible and it's incredibly overpriced. I think it would look better converting a couple of vengeance weapons batteries, and 4 times cheaper.

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  15. Btw, the craters are awesome!!!
    They are so,much more elegant in design than the generatorum.
    I will get those, for sure.

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  16. My FLGS (which ordered and received 25 Imperial Knights on release day for that) was only allowed to order one of them. I wonder who's going to pick it up? Certainly not me, I don't like the look of it. I'm with Fran; I was planning on using Vengeance Weapons Battery kit and getting creative with bitz and stuff from Hobby Lobby or something, kinda like what I saw Natfka had done in that Escalation/Stronghold Assault battle report he did a while back. I don't think anyone I play against would complain if I went to the trouble of kit bashing those up and getting them painted.

    Just another project to add to the ever-expanding list... (Along with Helbrutes that I now have to get painted, and worked into a couple of lists with the different Formations available from the new Dataslate... Looks like it's going to be a busy hobby summer... LOL!)

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  17. It's made of "pollystone" I wonder if GW even had a hand in the casting of this piece. If it was resin then it should say resin and I could see GW doing that.

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    1. Maybe it's their new resin recipe? Doing away with finecast for something more durable but still cheap to manufature?

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    2. Its the 3d printer Material. Or One of them. The cheaper one.

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    3. Ah, cheers.

      I suspected as much when i read some of the comments further down. It was worth a guess i suppose. (",)

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    4. *turns out it was your comment further down i read. (",)

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    5. Google 3d printer. There is a Site called shape... Something.
      There are loads of sites like it.

      You can upload youre 3d models and print them in diffrent materials. Thats probably what Workshop did. Used a Site like that or purchased a printer.

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  18. So the limited kit that's showed off in a WD I can't get until tomorrow. Went on sale 45 minutes before it was available in North america due to a computer f*&ck up. Way to piss off your largest demographic in your largest region. Now watch as a useless white dwarf weekly doesn't sell as there is no point in buying it this week.

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    1. Actually UK is there largest.
      Its also the country with the cheapest Product and longest tradition in 40k & wfb playing.

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    2. I don't think NA is their largest demographic. I was lead to believe its a niche hobby over there. With the shear volume of population its still a large number, but not as large as americans (and i suppose canada) like to believe.

      I heard its the russians that go the most "nuts" over 40k/WFB, but i may be wrong.

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    3. No your totally right. I meant North America is the overall largest market for 40k, UK is bigger if you factor in Fantasy and LotR/ Hobbit (where they actually buy it).
      And yes Russians are probably the most fervent fans, with insane painting skills too.

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    4. Largest surface area maybe, but i don't think its largest "per head per capita" kinda thing.

      Usually, in nearly all other cases, you would be right. NA (particularly USA) are usually the largest consumers of anything and so the populace come to expect to be catered to as they are the largest market. But 40k is a niche market in NA (have any stores close recently?) and, while still being a large market, is by no means the largest no matter how you cut it or add it up (40k/WFB?LotR/etc.)

      But i can't blame you for assuming so as, in nearly all other cases, you would be correct.

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  19. Polystone
    As in 3d printer polystone!
    Yeah the printed something in 3d and it costs 10 to print.

    But they Limit it. So no One will actually play it or allow it cause its just a collectors item.
    Whats next. Better rules if you have a limited ED dex?

    Fail!

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  20. Fangs of Russ! One minute it was there, the next it was sold out. Some people really wanted that thing. No thanks give me a suit of Terminator Armour any time.

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  21. I don't have a problem with limited edition items. But it is pretty pathetic that the magazine it will be "advertised" in is not out yet. So those not plugged into the rumour mill didn't stand a chance. That's pretty pathetic that it's gone before it's even advertised. They could've waited until Monday or something.

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  22. Totally off topic, but the Helbrute Dataslate is <~AWESOME!!!~>.

    Haven't read the fluff yet, but the rules are pretty great. Cultists as a meat shield! LOL!!! Deep striking and going bonkers every turn! Hilarious! Can't wait to try out one or two of these Formations, but it's gonna have to wait, as tomorrow I'm trying out a Crimson Slaughter list for the first time...

    It really is a good time to be in this hobby...

    And let that be a lesson to all: Don't sell off (or practically give away) old models, as you never know when new rules are going to come out and they'll be awesome (or at least highly functional)...

    Ha! 8^D

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    1. ...By way of example, I've got 3 built and at least 1 unbuilt DV Helbrute from when I was acquiring as many Cultist models as I could. Most guys wouldn't sell me their Cultists from DV unless I took the Helbrutes off their hands. Now with a quick Nurgle paint job, I can field 3 with multi-melta and power fist and Deep Strike them in behind or next to enemy armor and say, "Hello, Fellas! Still feel safe in that tin can you're sitting in? Bwahahahaha!!!!" <~Kerrr-unch!!!~>

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    2. jd, I gotta say, in the land of haters, you remind me why I love the game.

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  23. What I want to know is what this actually means. It's a very limited run, in a new box and, importantly, made out of a new material that can be supposedly 3D printed. Where's GW going to go from here? Is this just GW testing the water, gauging the reaction to the new material? Or is it, as people have suggested, just a (low cost?) way to see whether a model will sell before it goes into plastic? Maybe we will be seeing limited edition terrain pieces in poly stone regularly? I for one am interested to see where this leads, and am eager to know people's reactions to the new model when they receive it. Although we may have a hard time finding these people...

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    1. Hopefully they speak English since they sold out to everyone else first lol

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    2. They (the "foreigners") would have had a smaller portion of the 1000 allocated to sell - 100 in france will sell out quicker than 300 in UK.

      And before anyone pounces on me i just made those numbers up for the sake of an example. (",)

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