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Leaked Images From This Weekend's White Dwarf


There are now additional images being leaked from the pages of White Dwarf this weekend, that confirm everything we have been talking about regarding the three Bloodthirster versions for the End Times. There is also a couple other pages in this set.


This link has one of the best sets of pics atm, although I dont understand the new trend for people to put these out in black and white.
http://descansodelescriba.blogspot.com/

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  1. Does anyone know if the End Times book is out this week or if it is 'just' the 'Thirster?

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    1. probably just the thirster, since with the other four end time releases the book was one of the last things released

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  2. So I just got info, it's seventy UK pounds worth of plastic!

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    1. Sorry, should have read the previous post. But isn't that a crazy amount?

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    2. £70 seems about right to me to be honest given the apparent scale, detail and complexity of the model and fits in with the other end times releases as far as I'm concerned.

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    3. It probaby costs less than £5 to make, but, yeah it is fairly huge.

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    4. Doesn't Naggash cost the same?

      @Josh: It's more than the production cost that needs to be considered when pricing a product, so I doubt there is a whole lot left once everything is calculated.

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    5. The main cost with plastic is the upfront cost of milling the metal moulds in the first instance.

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    6. They don't pay them that much.

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    7. It's expensive for a single model and I'm sure there is a healthy margin for GW on it, even when we consider production and overhead.

      Still for a model that fills up 20% of a standard fantasy army and can be bought for £50 to £55 online, the financial cost per point isn't that bad.

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    8. Frugality for the frugal throne!!

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    9. uk price is vat (sales tax) inclusive, so knock 20% off for the governement to take its cut, and you are down to £56, knock annother 10% off for the shops profit and you are looking at about a £49 unit cost, so the people selling it will make about £7 a sale, assuming they sell at RRP, if its sold at less than £70 then they may make only £2-3 profit. As for GW's profit well thats the way its always been, there are cheaper hobbies if you dont want to pay the price...

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    11. I've been under the impression that a lot of the changes GW has made...up to and including the move to larger, more detailed models and the rumored changes to WFB...were made with games like WarmaHordes in mind. Specifically, Colossals and Gargantuans in this case. I haven't really seen the large PP models next to any of the new, large GW models for scale, but if they're even close to the same size and quality then on paper I wouldn't think that the BT price is that far off. But the last time someone handed me a Colossal to look at, I think I was thinking something along the lines of "I could club a rhinoceros to death with this".

      I'm not super impressed with the first pics of the BT, but maybe that will change as better pics show up. For me though, I'm more concerned with whether or not you can easily magnetize a BT, or if you're stuck with a single pose/configuration. Imagine putting together one version and having people not let you proxy it as a different version (guess that depends on the type of people you play with). If magnetizing one isn't too difficult, then that might make the price far more palatable.

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    12. the colossals/gargantuans are about £115 and are nowhere near as detailed and conversion-friendly as these big £70 kits from GW. they're huge, solid lumps of resin and metal. theyre nice kits, dont get me wrong, but imo they dont measure up to the likes of Nagash or Glottkin in quality

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    13. whoops, mistaken, theyre around £90 now. there must have been a price drop at some point, i remember the conquest being £110 on release

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    14. The main difference between this and nagash is that, in-game, it's about a fifth or a quarter of the points. I don't mind buying nagash for 70+ when he's more than half of my army at once.

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  3. Does any one think there will be new 40k rules released as I can't see many people justifying the price tag with the current rules... they are very underwhelming for such a centerpeice

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    1. I'd like there to be but I'm not sure there will be. The model looks awesome & much more like a lord of war than a regular HQ. The rules as they stand much more suit the 1980's models! I think daemons should be allowed to assault from deep strike, there is a lot of standing around getting shot to pieces in my opinion!

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    2. Very unlikely, the box only says Warhammer on it, no 40K logo

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    3. Since the changes to assaulting from Flying for FMC's the Bloodthirster seems completely pointless in 40k.

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    4. Definitely not pointless. You are forgetting that this monstrosity can be summoned for free.

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    5. i'd love updated LoW 40K rules... the current rules are good but not WOW... and for a model that good i want WOW. Also, being that it's so much bigger, LoS means that it'll have nowhere to hide, hence it'll get shot off the table

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    6. There were rumours not so long ago that there would be a Khorne supplement (which is all I want out of life..;)) following Archaon End Times. Whether this is true or not is anyone's guess, if it is though, it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that they will add the variants and possibly the stock BT at that point. It would fit with it only being available to Khorne only detachments/formations, with the CD codex version for playing the four gods.

      I'll was always going to be buying this bad boy regardless of the 40k rules (I'm starting WFB anyway) but I agree, it would be nice to see them worthy of the terror they were always meant in to induce. These days my opponents barely know it's on the field...;)

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    7. It would be interesting to know if the model comes with both square and circular bases as that would maybe give an insight to there intentions.

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    8. That's a good point. Another clue might be if they mark the current model as out of stock in both WFB and WH40k online as they did for the Harlies. Just had a look and they are both still available but I guess it's early days yet.

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  4. I feel kinda bad for gw. Fans are horrible. 10+ years of people saying they want plastic, gw finally delivered and now people are aching over size n price.

    I got the old one in 99 and never needed a replacement. Actually really glad i have the human head.

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    1. To be fair this is The Internet and reality often differs. :]

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