Ive gotten quite a few emails this morning now that the new pricing over on Forgeworld for North American customers is live. Of course with their new Warehouses, being able to pay in your own currency, faster shipping, things were possibly looking up. There was a lot of excitement when this was first announced.... and a lot of people telling us we were screwed in the comments.
So with that.... lets check out the actual pricing of a few of Forgeworld's miniatures and compare them.
Shipping Costs are the only thing I have not considered here, which are now flat rates instead of a percentage of your order. Normally if you save up and buy enough, shipping costs are free, or wait for Forgeworld to have a special shipping rate.
Lets start with what Forgeworld has as their most popular minatures
1. Astraeus Super-heavy Tank
UK Site £220 Conversion to USD $283.98
US Site $340 $56 Difference
2. Mars Pattern Warlord Titan Body
UK Site £930 Conversion USD $1200.46US Site $1,440 Holy Cow...... $240 Difference
3. Leviathan Dreadnought with Cyclonic Melta Lance and Siege Claw
UK Site £72 Conversion to USD $92.94
US Site $112 Nearly $20 Difference!
4. Slate Merdena & Macula, Orlock Hired Gun
UK Site £20 Conversion to USD $25.82
US Site $31 $5 Difference
5. Space Wolves Legion Contemptor Dreadnought with Power Claw and Heavy Bolter
UK Site £54 Conversion to USD 69.70
US Site $84 $14 Difference
OK, lets look at one of them that is on my current list to purchase
5. Lorgar Primarch of the Word Bearers
UK Site £60 Conversion to USD $77.45
US Site $93 $15 Difference
So what does this mean? I know that this is nothing to complain about as our Australian Cousins have been paying out of control prices for some time over there for GW product.
What this means for me personally is that Forgeworld products just took a nose dive on my to buy list, not completely gone... but there are some other companies making models I will be looking at again.
A lot of readers are saying that we are now paying convention prices, and even thought I was hopeful that was not going to be the case for what is most likely GW's largest market, a lot of readers on this site were very much correct when these changes were first introduced.
Lets take a look at what the Warhammer Community site is saying about the recent changes.
via Forgeworld this morning on the Warhammer Community